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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: Nov 5 – 11

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): A guerrilla artist puts up her own wall labels at the Met to expose male artists’ bad behavior. Do museum wall labels hide artists’ misogyny? Gauguin and Picasso protested at Met. You may think you know Warhol, but his Whitney retrospective holds many surprises. There has been no greater artist since Andy Warhol than Andy Warhol. Everything is Connected: Art and conspiracy at the Met Breuer. The 10 best booths at Art021 Shanghai […]

Previews: Tauba Auerbach – “A Broken Stream” @ Paula Cooper Gallery

Tonight at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, Tauba Auerbach will be returning to open a show entitled Broken Stream featuring video, sculpture, drawing and painting. Despite the diverse range of techniques and mark-making, the New York-based artist’s work is always rooted in the way mathematics and physics, and science intersect with art. Anchoring the new exhibition are two beautiful installations centering on her work with glass, one with rods mirroring the helices and waves seen in nature and one seen through freestanding lenses flanking either side. Rounding out the […]

Releases: James Jean – “90th Anniversary Mickey & Minnie Mouse Sculpture Set”

Tomorrow (November 10) between 11am-1pm, James Jean (interviewed) will be signing and releasing the Mickey & Minnie Mouse limited edition sculpture set at BAIT Los Angeles to celebrate the 90th birthday of the two Disney cartoons. Created with Good Smile Company, the project transforms the two iconic characters into porcelain succulents frozen in time, shedding and regrowing petals after decades of constant evolution. Produced in an edition of 500, with a $1500 price tag for each set, these figures can also be purchased online here along with a blind box figure set […]

First Look: KAWS – “GONE” @ Skarstedt Gallery

With the public opening of the heavily anticipated exhibition from KAWS set for tomorrow in NYC, here is a first look at what will be on display at Skarstedt Gallery. GONE features new abstracted paintings that at this point only subtly references the XX and iconic cartoonish characters that used to figure so prominently in the Brookyn-based artist’s work. These vibrantly colored compositions are paired nicely with four new large-scale bronze sculptures ranging from the familiar repositioned (like his head down Chum or smaller Companion sitting on a pedestal) […]

Recap: ComplexCon 2018

Last weekend in Long Beach, the third edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in sneakerheads, art enthusiasts, creatives, and tastemakers to an event billed to bring together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education.” Dominating the event was Takashi Murakami, who once again helped design the brand identity and released some of the most sought after collectibles for this year’s festival. Aside from the Japanese artist’s obvious presence, there were plenty of other art-related drops to get art fans excited – take […]

Overtime: Oct 29 – Nov 4

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Ahead of midterms, artists diversify Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ with help from Rosario Dawson. From coast to coast, here’s how artists are mobilizing before the midterm elections. Artist Michele Pred uses art and community to encourage voting, bringing a feminist art parade to NY. Women’s march 1968: Bev Grant and the art of protest. Why Hilma af Klint’s occult spirituality makes her the perfect artist for our technologically disrupted time. Hungary’s radical […]

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

Last weekend in Copenhagen, Eighteen Gallery hosted the the opening of another great show – Geoff McFetridge’s Coming Back Is Half The Trip. The Los Angeles-based illustrator, designer and artist’s instantly recognizable distillation of the human form into basic shapes and colors once again takes center stage for this exhibition, work that takes inspiration from daily routines and patterns. This time around, McFetridege has nicely paired his paintings with some sculptural works (his take on the animal form), arranged head-to-tail in the center of the space as would be indicated […]

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 […]