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Basel Week Miami ’19 / Recap: Art Basel

Earlier this week, the 18th edition of Art Basel Miami opened at the Miami Beach Convention Center with 269 galleries, offering artwork by mostly blue chip artists from around the world. Drawing visitors in for the beautiful (albeit chillier than usual this year) weather and gathering of friends and associates, an almost unending selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, film, video, and digital art greeted their eyes (and wallets) as they perused the main fair. Highlights for us included this Austin Lee sculpture (seen above) at the Peres Projects […]

Previews: Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner – “Bounty” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York, Kris Kuksi & Mark Wagner will be opening a joint show entitled Bounty. While both artists take found objects and create assemblages, the materials they use and end results are quite different yet both quite striking. Kuksi arranges elementals model kits, jewelry remnants, and kitsch statuary into architectural frieze like works, complex compositions that reference “historical narratives, biblical subjects, animal worship, architecture, symbolic views on commerce and development, as well as human psychology and behavior.” In contrast, […]

Recap: 2019 Complexcon (Long Beach)

Last weekend, the fourth edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017 & 2018) Long Beach once again bought together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education” for a unique event. Of course we were there focusing on the art, overseen by Takashi Murakami who once again helped design the brand identity as well as took the opportunity to bring along some of his Kaikai Kiki roster. Take a look at their contributions to this year’s festival as well as photos from other artist’s and their offerings. […]

Showing: Super Future Kid – “Smells Like Teenage Armpit” @ Gallery Poulsen

Copenhagen’s Gallery Poulsen is currently showing Smells Like Teenage Armpit, the debut solo exhibition from Super Future Kid featuring new canvases and sculptures. For this milestone presentation, the German-born and London-based artist converted the gallery venue into a teenager room-like setting, celebrating that period of her life. Quickly gaining popularity with her quirky imagery that mixes sketching, drawing, and painting in an eclectic mix of surreal and comic-like imagery, Super Future Kid was recently added to the well-known gallery’s roster. After successfully introducing her work at art fairs, […]

Showing: Sterling Ruby – “ACTS + TABLE” @ Gagosian (London)

Currently on view at Gagosian’s Britannia Street location in London, ACTS + TABLE features sculptural works from versatile artist Sterling Ruby. For his first showing with the gallery in the UK, the American artist has two series of works on display: ACTS or Absolute Contempt for Total Serenity – urethane blocks with trapped dyes in mid descent placed on top of laminate pedestals that show signs of vandalism (such as scratches, scuff marks, inscriptions, and traces of spray paint) and TABLE – salvaged welding tables affixed with metal pipes, faucets, and frying pans, a sort memorial […]

Showing: Banksy – ‘Gross Domestic Product’ (Greater London)

Unless required for work or family reasons, many Londoners balk at the prospect of journeying to the other side of their city. Localism or laziness are often at play. So if you ever wish to check the status of your relationship with a Londoner, there’s a simple test we believe is about 50% reliable: In case that person is based in West London, suggest meeting up for drinks in East London (or vice versa). And if they live north of the River Thames, invite them […]

Showing: KAWS – ‘Blackout’ @ Skarstedt (London)

Earlier this week, KAWS opened his first solo UK exhibition at Skarstedt Gallery in London. The show entitled Blackout presents two new bronzes and 10 new paintings that combine elements of his readily identifiable iconography with an increasing level of abstraction. Throughout his career, KAWS has embraced mass media culture as a valid and vital form of communication. Globalization has made cartoons like Spongebob and The Simpsons universally known and imbued them with the ability to transcend economic, cultural and linguistic borders in a way […]

First Look: Banksy – “Gross Domestic Product” (Greater London)

An unusual new housewares “store” called Gross Domestic Product opened overnight in the south London town of Croyd0n. Turns out Banksy has now confirmed that the elaborate art installation is his, an attempt to hold off a greeting card company from seizing legal custody of his name by creating his own range of merchandise. The showroom on view for two weeks and featuring its own security guards will never open its doors, with all eventual sales being conducted online. No word yet on exactly what, when, or how […]

Showing: Tom Sachs – “Timeline” @ Schauwerk Sindelfingen (Germany)

Over the weekend, Schauwerk Sindelfingen in Sindelfingen opened the first retrospective exhibition in over 15 years in Germany from American artist Tom Sachs. A master of the DIY aesthetic, the New York-based artist is known for using his unique bricolage technique to remake motifs influenced by everyday culture, the consumer world, and history with common materials and found objects. Along with many of his instantly recognizable pieces, Sachs has also designed a large-format sculpture specifically for the museum: the twin towers of the World Trade Center before September 11, […]

Showing: Alex Chinneck – “Alphabet Spaghetti”

Yesterday, master of impossible architectural creations, Alex Chinneck, unveiled his latest series of works across the UK. Entitled Alphabet Spaghetti, the new urban interventions takes an idea he has used before and applies it to the classic British post box. The three knotted pieces were installed in Norborough Road in Tinsley, Sheffield, outside Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy, in Margate, Kent, as part of Margate Now Festival, and outside Caxton Works in Canning Town, London. The British artist plans for the pieces to travel to different locations (although the one in London is permanent). […]