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Previews: Jean Jullien – “GIB” @ Arsham/Fieg Gallery

Tonight at the Arsham/Fieg Gallery inside KITH’s SoHo store in New York City, Jean Jullien will be presenting a solo with an interesting concept. For this showing, the celebrated French graphic designer and illustrator will be displaying miniature paintings alongside appropriately sized sculptures and 3D models of Daniel Arsham and Ronnie Fieg leading to an optical illusion, especially when seen in photos. GIB which is “BIG” spelled backwards, will be on display through November 18. Via Hypebeast.

Releases: KAWS x Uniqlo x Sesame Street (Part II)

Following up on his previous collaboration (covered) with Uniqlo x Sesame Street, KAWS will be releasing a more extensive collection featuring the iconic cast of characters from the popular children’s show on November 19th. This time around not only will there be t-shirts – sweatshirts, hoodies, and a selection of plushes join the release. Head over here for more information. Photo credit: KAWS & Uniqlo. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Oct 22 – 28

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Warhol’s newly restored 102-canvas work Shadows goes on show in New York. The artists turning famous photographs into elaborate dioramas. Artist Mickalene Thomas on how photography became the center of her practice. Alex Katz takes art lovers on a stroll through art history with his new book. Ben Eine elevates typography artworks for his London exhibition at StolenSpace. Picasso and the muse that was his modern day Mona Lisa. Mr. Brainwash is […]

JR x Time Magazine – “Guns In America” Cover

After working over the course of five months, JR (interviewed) has finally revealed to the world his latest pojrect –  a new TIME cover. Dealing with the complex and often controversial issue of Guns In America, the French artist photographed 245 people from three cities – St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Dallas – to construct a mural for the weekly news magazine. Choosing people from all sides of the polarizing debate (veterans, teachers, hunters, doctors, people afraid that guns may kill their children and people afraid they won’t have […]

Previews: Geoff McFetridge – “Coming Back Is Half The Trip” @ Eighteen Gallery

Following up their showcase with Barry Mcgee (covered), Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen has another great exhibition planned for this weekend. Opening on October 26th, Coming Back Is Half The Trip is a solo show from Geoff McFetridge featuring eight new canvases and a delightful series of sculptural animal forms in powder coated steel. This time around, quite a few new pieces from the Los Angeles-based illustrator, designer and artist seem to be based on a circular theme, as evidenced by the title of the show, and will […]

Releases: YESNIK – “Utopia” Print

This Friday (October 26), YESNIK will be releasing a rare print, his first in four years. Entitled Utopia, the 7 color screenprint will have a run of 115, measure 19 x 22 inches, come signed, numbered, stamped and feature one his collage-like structures inspired by his time spent with the textures and colors of the Central California. Head over to his webshop tomorrow morning when the purchase link goes live. For those interested in seeing his work in person, he will be unveiling new works in San Diego […]

Previews: Andrew Schoultz – “Full Circle” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (October 25th) in New York, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening their second solo show with Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle includes works on paper, paintings, and new mixed media American flags set against a backdrop of a hand painted transformed space. Using familiar motifs like colorful concentric circles, the all seeing eye, brick structures, clouds, serpents, castles, and the aforementioned flag, the Los Angeles-based artist continues to weave a troubling and timely commentary on the social-political climate and the economics of globalism & capitalism. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Releases: Lu Pingyuan – “Look! I’m Picasso!” Figure

We first noticed the works of Lu Pingyuan at this year’s Art Basel HK (covered), where he successfully introduced his Look! I’m Picasso! body of work. Half a year later, the Chinese artist has created a limited edition figure of one of the characters from the series, which will be available soon. The entire series was inspired by a single scene from the Toy Story movie in which Mr. Potatohead ends up with his features all twisted and says “Look! I’m Picasso!” This particular line triggered Pingyuan to think about the […]

Showing: Dadara – “Life Inside a Pixel” @ KochXBos

Amsterdam’s KochXBos gallery recently opened a solo exhibition by local art hero, Dadara. Life Inside a Pixel is the long-awaited exhibition from the famou illustrator, designer, cartoonist, painter, and performance artist, built around the ideas and experiences from his Solipmission Installation at Burning Man 2017. For the aforementioned installation, the Dutch artist and his team were locked inside a black box in the desert for the duration of the event. Inspired by everyday life and the perception of reality through the screens of our phone and computers, […]

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries” @ Quint Gallery

On view through November 10th at Quint Gallery in La Jolla, Kelsey Brookes’  new show sees him take his work in a more dimensional direction. Fibonacci, Waveforms, and Capsid Symmetries continues the locally-based artist’s longstanding practice of looking to nature and science for inspiration. The painted freestanding and wall sculptures deal with viruses and the Fibonacci sequence, and feature Brookes’ signature psychedelic and colorful patterns. Check out the video below for further explanation if you are interested… Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.