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Basel Week Miami ’18 / Recap: NADA

One of the satellite fairs we always hit while in town for Basel Week Miami is the always intriguing emerging NADA art fair. Returning to Ice Palace Studios, the 16th edition continued to be “dedicated to showcasing new art and to celebrating the rising talents from around the globe.” As one of the only major American art fairs to be produced by a non-profit organization, the event allows some of the world’s youngest galleries showcase their exciting stable of artists. Check out photos of some of what caught […]

Basel Week Miami ’18 / First Look: Art Basel

This week, the art world congregated in Miami once again for Art Basel week. Taking center stage was of course the main fair featuring 200 of the world’s leading galleries displaying artworks by over 4,000 artists. Visitors were able to enjoy a wide range of works including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works – here are just a few of the pieces that caught our eyes including a wall of Ai Weiwei fingers. Photo credit: @kh.oi for Arrested Motion.

Previews: Scott Campbell – “Using All The Freedoms We Have” @ Over The Influence (Hong Kong)

On December 14th, Over The Influence in Hong Kong will be opening their first show with Scott Campbell entitled Using All The Freedoms We Have. For this exhibition, the verstaile Los Angeles-based artist will be putting on display one of his most well known series of works – created from American currency. Exploring the intersection of art and commerce in a direct way that question the ephemerality of wealth, Campbell’s dimensional pieces oftentimes features symbols of death such as skulls laser cut into sheets of money. Rounding out […]

Showing: Eric White – “Triage” & “Relics” @ Grimm Gallery

Currently at Grimm Gallery’s New York location, Eric White has two bodies of work on view on the upper and lower levels of the space entitled Triage & Relics respectively. Seven oil paintings and an installation are on display upstairs, three of them massive paintings of the same scene from different cinematographic angles. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – “In a way, this is a one-woman pagan uprising. It’s part- spiritual-epiphany, part-mental-breakdown. Her self-styled shamanism incorporates culture of the time but is also influenced by various tenets of historical ritualistic […]

Releases: Henrik Haven – “Perspective” Prints

Contributing photographer and curator, Henrik Haven, was recently invited to create a series of prints by Pos Prints in Oslo. The three images he chose draw from his experience of extensively documenting street artists and their craft. Perspective 1 features a detail view of a mural by Ben Slow (seen above), Perspective 2 features a progress shot of Askew One, while Perspective 3 features a progress shot of Lonac. The 50 x 70 cm editions (of 12) can be purchased here for €175 each if you so desire.  

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Santa Worm” Print

Just in time as a stocking stuffer, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing a new print on December 6th (9 AM PST) through Porterhouse Fine Art Editions. Created in a run of 999, the limited edition die cut and embossed miniature is a replica of the renowned artist’s Santa Worm painting. Priced at $250, it measures 9-3/8” x 12” and comes with a frame that features glittery highlights and extensive embossing on both sides. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested. Discuss Mark […]

Showing: Felipe Pantone – “W3-DIMENSIONAL Park” @ Siam Center

Last week in Bangkok, Felipe Pantone unveiled an immersive installation at the Siam Center entitled W3-DIMENSIONAL Park. For his first showing in Thailand, the Argentinian-Spanish artist created a sculptural representation of his special form of glitch effects and optical art that transports viewers into the digital world. The title of the piece references the three dimensional aspect of the World Wide Web (divs, tables, and iframes) and includes four original pieces that are part of some recent projects. On view through 2019, the installation is a testament to the graffiti […]

Releases: Vhils – “Prevail” Sculptural Edition & “Predominate” Print

Although in Miami for his now open show (covered), Vhils (interviewed) also has something going on for his fans at home. Tomorrow, December 5th at 4pm GMT, the Lisbon-based artist will be releasing some editions through the Underdogs Gallery webstore that celebrates one of his favorite public artworks (which has now been demolished) in the capital city. Most interesting is the sculptural edition entitled Prevail (edition of 20 + 5 AP), a laser engraved fragment of the demolished building that features the image of the mural. Because of the […]

Releases: Pejac – “Love Letter” Edition

Available for 24 hours only, between December 5th 5pm and December 6th 5pm (CET), Love Letter is the latest time-limited release from Pejac. Referencing works he has painted before on hotel windows (ie: Hong Kong & Seoul) where he plays with perspective and the transparency of the glass, the new work features a tightrope walker on the edge of an envelope embellished with many thoughtful details like custom postal stamps all the way to a specially designed magnetized display mounting board and protective packaging. The edition will […]

Hajime Sorayama x Dior – “Pre-Fall 2019 Menswear Show”

Thursday night in Tokyo, Hajime Sorayama took his signature fembots to the next level with a 39-foot-tall sculpture that took center stage for Dior’s pre-fall 2019 menswear show, towering over the laser-lit catwalk. Creative director Kim Jones’ second collection for the European luxury goods company follows in the artistic footsteps of his debut effort where he tapped KAWS to create a 32-foot-tall statue made of flowers for the Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. No less stunning, Sorayama’s contribution was a 20,000 pound representation of the “idealized female figure in robotic form, a […]