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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: Mar 4 – 10

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Global art market shows signs of growth for second year in a row. The global art market reached $67.4 billion in 2018, up 6%. Basquiat leads £93.2 million Sotheby’s sale of contemporary art. £38 million Hockney powers Christie’s contemporary sale. Subdued week of London auctions ends with £36.4 million contemporary art sale at Phillips. Sotheby’s will offer 100-plus Steinberg collection works, including two Rothkos, in New York in May. 7 artists who stole the […]

Interviews/Showing: eL Seed – ‘Tabula Rasa’ @ Lazinc

Recently in London, eL Seed opened his first UK show called Tabula Rasa at Lazinc. The featured works draw together ideas and influences from many of the projects that the French-Tunisian artist has been working on around the world over the last seven years. The exhibition’s title references the epistemological concept that the human mind starts as a blank slate and that our reason and knowledge come from our own experiences, rather than anything innately inside us from birth. The social constructs within which we live […]

Upcoming: James Jean – “Eternal Journey” @ LOTTE Museum of Art (Seoul)

Last weekend, James Jean (interviewed) previewed a new stained glass work he has created in collaboration with Judson Studios. The large sculptural work is a followup to the pieces that were created for his exhibition in Tokyo last year (covered), and will be on display when the American artist’s solo Eternal Journey opens at the LOTTE Museum of Art in Seoul on April 4th. Take a look at some more photos of Gaia down below… Photo credit: Khoi Nguyen. Discuss James Jean here.

Upcoming: Oli Epp – “Contactless” @ Richard Heller Gallery

March 16th will mark the US solo debut of Oli Epp with a showing with Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles entitled Contactless. The new body of work is so named because of the London-based artist’s act of painting (use of airborne paint and limited touch), but also speaks to the modern world’s detachment from social contact as we become more dependent on technology to serve our needs. Epp’s imagery looks to the darker side of everyday life, with recognizable brands of consumerism ever present, and a […]

Releases: KAWS – “ALONG THE WAY” Figures

On March 5th at 2:00pm (Noon) Eastern Standard Time, KAWS will continue his practice if releasing vinyl versions of his larger sculptures. ALONG THE WAY features one of his signature companion figures supporting another one and will be available in the usual three colorways – brown, gray, and black. If you want to own your sculptural edition of a piece that has exhibited in places like the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Brooklyn Museum, Shanghai’s Yuz Museum, Amsterdam’s ArtZuid, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, among other distinguished settings, […]

Upcoming: Josie Morway – “The Remediators” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On April 6th, Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting new works from Josie Morway including ten substantial pieces (ranging from 16″ x 20″ to 36″ x 48″). Entitled The Remediators, the Boston-based artist’s new surreal wildlife paintings were inspired the idea of bioremediation – in which plants, animals or microorganisms break down contamination in soil or water. Morway further states – “I have a deep love for wildlife and an acute terror about the increasing imbalances in our ecosystems and the cavalier destruction caused by human industry. […]

Palms Hotel Suite Designed By Damien Hirst

After unveiling an impressive 620 million “Dust to Gold” renovation last year featuring over 150 artworks placed throughout the hotel, the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently added a hotel suite designed by Damien Hirst. The 9,000-square-foot two-story sky villa which they call the “Empathy Suite” features pieces from the British artist embedded throughout the living space. Signature motifs like his butterflies, dots, and pharmaceuticals, range from references like graphics on the linens, carpet, and furniture, to original works like his formaldehyde shark tank and medicine cabinet pieces. […]

Overtime: Feb 25 – Mar 3

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): 5 standout New York exhibitions to see this March (Derrick Adams at Luxembourg & Dayan above). Must-see exhibitions during NYC’s Amory week. London’s Masterpiece fair to expand to Hong Kong with Fine Art Asia. Carmen Herrera sells for $2.9 million setting new record at Sotheby’s charity auction. Sotheby’s sales rose 16% in 2018, with private sales topping $1 billion. New records set for Signac and Caillebotte at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale. […]

Previews: Aya Takano – “UNIO MYSTICA” @ Perrotin (New York)

Tonight, Aya Takano is opening her first solo with Galerie Perrotin in New York with a show consisting of eight oil paintings, more than 50 drawings, one skateboard deck painting, and one paper clay sculpture. Entitled UNIO MYSTICA, the new body of provocative work from the Japanese artist continues to push the limits of her narrative by “exploring sexuality as an expression of the union between the soul and the divine.” Many of the new pieces feature her instantly recognizable manga-inspired young girls in the erotic embrace with different creatures, which […]

Showing: “A Pathology of Hope” – Addam Yekutieli @ Gordon Gallery

Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv is currently showing A Pathology of Hope, a major comeback solo from Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope in his hometown after 4 years. The artist whose career started on the streets  when he was 18, is now back with his most recent and arguably strongest body of work which is presented as a large scale index of drawings, sculptures, found objects, texts, assemblages, and conceptual pieces. The entire gallery space is transformed into an encompassing installation in which Know Hope’s signature […]