This past Saturday marked the opening of Barry McGee and Clare Rojas’ exhibition “Leave It Alone” & “Together At Last” (respectively) at the Bolinas Museum. The quaint community in northern California landed a double-stack of works featuring both iconic artists. We last saw the dynamic duo showing together last spring at New Image Art and this time the latest exhibition was indeed museum-worthy. McGee created floor to ceiling installations showcasing everything from his trademark bottles to his diverse pattern paintings to surprising goodness such as […]
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Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.
You may remember when we brought you some pics from the Oakland Museum of California, where Barry McGee was commissioned for an installation piece. Well, now comes a timelapse video of that all coming together along with some interviews with the curators who arranged everything. Discuss Barry McGee here.
The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is stretching its horizons and holding two very cool free events this Saturday, June 12th. The first is Justin Bua’s “Urban Art Studio” where he will be be showcasing his historic hip hop based art and holding an afternoon of events with some interviews and performances with artists such as Camille Rose Garcia, Mear One, Mix Master Mike, Flea and The Wiggles. On another front also sponsored by the LACMA, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be presenting his […]
The Center for Maine Contemporary Art recently opened their juried Biennial exhibition where the participating 41 artists were chosen from 654 entries. One of these distinguished artists was none other than painter and sculptor Justin Richel. We particularly enjoy his pieces that deal with the precarious balance of stacks and clusters of sweets, furniture, birds and whatever items he sees fit to throw into the mix. Along these lines, he recently release pictures of the large wall painting he installed for the CMCA entitled “Whirling […]
According to the New York Times, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has acquired four Andreas Gursky photographs from the artist’s Gagosian Gallery exhibition, which we covered here. It is unknown how much it paid, but the photographs, based on existing satellite imagery, carried the asking price of $680,000 apiece. LACMA received the funds from an anonymous source and from Steven F. Roth, executive vice president of the World Oil Corporation. The timely acquisition is of particular relevance and urgency given the current oil […]
Dennis Hopper died today in Venice, CA, at the age of 74, due to prostate cancer. Though known to much of the world as an award-winning actor and filmmaker, Hopper was also an accomplished photographer and sculptor, as well as serious art collector. In fact, he purchased one of Andy Warhol’s first Campbell Soup Can paintings in Los Angeles for $75. Hopper was a frequent visitor to Warhol’s Factory and appeared in many of his art films. Hopper’s photographic work was prolific and well-regarded. So […]
Last weekend, the Hammer Museum at UCLA opened up a show entitled “Outside the Box” focusing on limited edition prints. The exhibition displays the recently acquired Edition Jacob Samuel archive of prints put out by the publisher which includes work by notables like Ed Ruscha, Anish Kapoor, Chirstopher Wool, Marina ABramovic, John Baldessari, and Barry McGee among many others. Take a look at this video where Samuel is interviewed about his process which includes footage of a pretty sweet McGee etching (who also happens to […]
San Diego, hold on to your hats because the urban art movement is about to move into your neighborhood. This summer, the MCASD will be holding an exhibition showcasing some of the best art the streets have to offer. Curated by Pedro Alonzo (who also curated Shepard Fairey’s Retrospective), the show “Viva La Revolucion – A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape” will feature some of the most respected names in the genre: Akay (Sweden), Banksy (U.K.), Blu (Italy), Mark Bradford (U.S.), William Cordova (U.S.), Date […]
Following on from the fantastic preview evening last Friday, Corey Helford Gallery’s “Art from the New World” continued to draw in the crowds on Saturday afternoon for the public opening consisting of a guided tour of the exhibition hosted by the inimitable Gary Baseman and a meet-and-greet signing session with the artists. Baseman held court in the lobby of Bristol City Museum alongside his costumed characters, giving an enjoyable potted history of the new contemporary scene and discussing how he and many of his peers […]