One of the most anticipated, both internationally and locally, art fairs in recent memory made its debut last week. Kicking off to VIPs on Valentine’s Day, not even the most intense (for Los Angles) rain and cold could dampen the jubilant mood as collectors, art world figures, and celebs converged inside the Kulapat Yantrasast-designed tent on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. While LA has been known for its rising art scene, full of promising and established artists, as well as vibrant museums and an […]
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Los Angeles has beeN the focus of attention in the international art world recently due to the successful launch of the much-anticipated Frieze LA art fair. Opening just one week prior and around 125 miles away is a curated (by Neville Wakefield, Amanda Hunt, and Matthew Schum) exhibition, now in its second edition, that is just as important, also has big name star power, and is sensitive to California itself in a much more considered way. Desert X 2019, open now until April 21 (and free […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art dealer Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax fraud. The rise and fall of renowned New York gallerist Mary Boone. Complete Frieze Los Angeles 2019 coverage. The 10 best booths at Frieze Los Angeles. Five star artworks that stole the show at the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles. Highlights from Frieze Los Angeles 2019 West Coast debut. Who went shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We buttonholed the famous names […]
Following up his sculptural edition for last year’s ComplexCon, Mike Lee recently released a now sold-out figure set he called Bump & Grind. The porcelain dancers caught in an intimate moment are his first collaboration with Case Studyo and are three-dimensional representations of his signature faceless and bulbous characters. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Mike Lee here.
Coming up next week, James Jean (interviewed) has another print scheduled for release on his website for his collectors featuring the nymph Chelone. Starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, February 12 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Wednesday, February 13, the time limited edition printed on special metallic paper will come signed and numbered. Priced at $220, the 20-1/2″ tall × 18-1/2″ wide print features dimensionally enhanced elements like the tortoise shell, octopus, and Chelone’s hair as well as the shell and water are silkscreened in diamond dust Jean further explains – […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Mexico City’s Zona Maco is buzzing with dynamic voices from the region. Zona Maco is exhilarating, inviting, and full of heavy-hitting art. Economic policies introduced by Mexico’s new president have yet to dent dealers’ sales at Zona Maco. As Zona Maco opens, the best exhibitions to see across Mexico City. How Graciela Iturbide became one of Mexico’s greatest photographers. Grace Jones graces the stage for Aids charity at Mexico City home of […]
At the end of last month, Galerie C.O.A. in Montreal opened up a group show featuring artists who took inspiration from artistic movements or individual masters of the past, albeit with their own contemporary take on things. Curated by Sasha Bogojev, the exhibition included work from Eleanor Mccaughey, Pablo Benzo, Ted Pim, Erkut Terliksiz, Emilio Villalba, Sean Norvet, Kathy Ager, Julio Anaya Cabanding (seen above), Doping-Pong, Aldo Sergio, and Mathieu Cherkit.
From 25 January until 2 March, JD Malat Gallery in London will be presenting the first UK solo show by Conrad Jon Godly. To See is Not to Speak consists of 15 new pieces, marking a comeback for the Swiss artist’s most recognized series of texture-intense, photo-realistic mountains. The show title is taken from a quote from Japanese author, Kobayashi Hideo – “To see is not to speak, because words could distract your eyes” – and is indicative of the artist’s respect for Japanese culture which taught […]
Over the weekend, Nanzuka in Tokyo presented a special show in association with adidas Originals from the legendary Keiichi Tanaami featuring his special mix of surreal imagery influenced by childhood memories such as the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II. The new body of work includes 16 new works on canvas, with many that feature the brand’s famous “Trefoil” logo and several new three-dimensional works. Following the exhibition, a “ADICOLOR X TANAAMI” 9 item collection will be released in March including versions of the 3-stripes California T-shirt, […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Doug Aitken’s mirrored mirage house installed in Swiss alps. The exhibitions to look forward to in 2019. What the art world is looking forward to in 2019 across Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. As Swiss art fair Artgenève opens its doors, your guide to the best shows in town. First Bangkok Art Biennale shows off city with art from near and far. The most Instagrammed artworks from Art Basel in Miami Beach […]