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Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City Roller Rink”

Coming right on the heels of their turn at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (covered), as well as two current & concurrent shows at The Hole & Arsham/Fieg Gallery, FriendsWithYou have just announced the opening of their Rainbow City Roller Rink in Detroit. The immersive installation opening tomorrow (November 30th) from the busy duo is the 5th iteration of Rainbow City following its initial exhibit in Toronto 2010, Miami 2010, New York 2011, Thailand 2015, and now Detroit 2018. Presented by Library Street Collective, the rink (set inside 1001 Woodward Avenue and […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “Hollow Figure” Sculptural Edition

Next Monday (December 3rd) at 12 Noon EST, Daniel Arsham will be releasing a new sculptural edition. Entitled Hollow Figure, the intriguing new collectible is based on his Architectural Anomalies, and will be a smaller scaled version of larger works that he has created from that series (and example of which can be seen below). The works show what appears to be a figure shrouded in fabric, only to be revealed to be empty when seen from behind. No other details are usually revealed until the item shows […]

Showing: JR Public Transport Installations (Paris)

While in Paris, you may want to pay more attention while riding the public transport as JR (interviewed) has installed his work in 11 metro and RER stations. On view through February 10, the project from the anonymous artist will be updated intermittently with his iconic black & white photography, coinciding with his current show at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (more on this later). Stations where the French photographer and street artist’s work can be seen include: Hôtel de Ville (L1), Châtelet (L7), Luxembourg (RER B), […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Landfall” Print

Josh Keyes (interviewed) recently released a new print through Thinkspace entitled Landfall based a painting from his show at the gallery (covered). Featuring an image of a bull running from the ocean with a burning ship in the distance, the piece is typical of the Portland-based artist’s penchant for juxtaposing the natural world against the folly of man. Sized at 18×26 inches and produced in an edition of 175, the print can be purchased here for $200. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Showing: Lisa Yuskavage – “New Paintings” @ David Zwirner (Uptown NY)

Currently at David Zwirner’s uptown location in New York (34 East 69th Street), Lisa Yuskavage has a solo show on view featuring a series of eight new works. Showing in association with a survey of small-scale paintings from the American artist in the gallery’s Chelsea location, New Paintings features portraits of mostly couples rendered in her hedonistic style and with her characteristic emotive use of color. The townhouse space was a great venue choice as it is the perfect setting for the domestic and intimate scenes that populate Yuskavage’s new pieces. […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “Do Not Touch” @ Nanzuka

Last night in Japan, NANZUKA opened Javier Calleja’s first solo show in Tokyo at their space in Shibuya. Entitled Do Not Touch, the new body of work from the Spanish artist draws from inspirations like his love for manga, the imagery of Magritte, and his time spent working with Yoshitomo Nara. Along with large and small canvases featuring his his big eyed characters and associated text, the whimsical exhibition was set up nicely with some big sculptures, a larger than life sketchbook installation, and a scribble […]

Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Little Cloud” Balloon @ Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Following in the footsteps of artists like KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, and Tim Burton, FriendsWithYou will have the honor of contributing a balloon in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. The duo’s signature Little Cloud will be making its biggest appearance yet, as a 30-foot-wide balloon in the famed NYC parade. Symbolizing light and hope, their character will also herald the opening of two shows this month from the locally-based artists – bronze sculptures at The Hole & colorful 3-D plasteline paintings at Arsham/Fieg Gallery. Photocredit: Jeff Sampson/Macy’s/NYTimes & the artists. Discuss FriendsWithYou here. […]

Previews: Tavar Zawacki – “SHAPESHIFTING” @ Wunderkammern (Milan)

On November 21st, Wunderkammern’s Milan space will be hosting new show from Tavar Zawacki entitled SHAPESHIFTING. The American artist, who previously guarded his anonymity zealously, produced work prolifically on the streets for years as ABOVE (interviewed), hidden behind his arrow motif. Creating pieces now under his real name has given Zawacki a sense of freedom to explore new directions, something that can be seen in the more dimensional aspect of this exhibition as well as in how he is moving away from his signature arrow (although it does make […]

Videos: Can Guo-Qiang – “City of Flowers in the Sky” (Florence)

Over the weekend, Cai Guo-Qiang launched one of his signature firework performances in the skies above Florence. Entitled City of Flowers in the Sky, the explosive event was inspired by Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera and heralds the opening of a massive solo exhibition presented by Uffizi Galleries and covering ten interlinked galleries. The solo exhibition from the Chinese artist is entitled Flora Commedia and features sixty of his famous gunpowder paintings in addition to sketches that document the creative process. Like the fireworks above Piazzale Michelangelo to mark the opening of the show, Cai “uses […]

Previews: Invader – “Into The White Cube” @ Over The Influence (LA)

Tomorrow night (November 17th), Over the Influence will be opening a solo show from the internationally-renowned street artist known as Invader, his first in Los Angeles after a hiatus of 13 years. Into The White Cube will be a survey exhibition, an overview of the French artist’s achievements from the past two decades working with his distinctive medium of choice. Along with historic pieces, there will also be new mosaics, some referencing the City of Angels and some which have made a recent appearance in the surrounding streets as […]