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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.