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Overtime: Mar 18 – 24

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art Basel Hong Kong (29-31 March) is now a firm fixture on Asia’s art calendar. Here’s a rundown of the highlights to see during Art Basel Hong Kong. Persue launches “Wet Paint” exhibition in Tokyo’s Basement Ginza. Ahead of Gallery Weekend Beijing, a run-down of the best exhibitions in China’s capital. Asia’s most innovative and interesting institutions from Hong Kong to Japan. Amid a gloomy economic forecast and political tensions, Art Dubai […]

Showing / Videos: Phlegm – “Mausoleum of the Giants” (Sheffield)

Since last week’s opening, fans of Phlegm’s distinctive work have flocked to his hometown of Sheffield to take a look at his most ambitious project to date. Mausoleum of the Giants is an immersive exhibition by the British artist featuring large-scale sculptural installations that dominate the dim rooms and corridors of the abandoned space. Encountering three-dimensional versions of his familiar characters in such somber setting while paying your last respects to these creatures will be an experience that will linger in your mind – something you don’t want […]

Releases: “KAWS : Holiday” (Hong Kong) Merchandise

Like his previous projects from the Holiday series in Korea (covered) & Taiwan (covered), the reveal of KAWS’ large scale intervention in Hong Kong (covered) will include some associated merchandise. Featuring most prominently will be plush versions of the American artist’s signature Companion figure in the usual three colorways (brown, grey, and black). Also available will be the floating figure & inflatable from the last release as well as some site-specific t-shirts, tote bag, and cushion. Head over to DDT Store at 6pm PST today if […]

Showing: Sage Vaughn – “Bouquet” Installation @ Great Park Neighborhoods (Irvine)

Stopping by the Great Park Neighborhoods planned development in Irvine, California recently, Sage Vaughn left an installation from his “Bouquet” series for residents to enjoy on the Art Walk of Cadence Park. The three dimensional representation of the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature wildflower imagery was made possible with the help of LeBasse Projects and was created with the thought that he always wanted to make garden sculptures that don’t take away from the nature around them, pieces you can look through as much as you look at. Photo credit: […]

Upcoming: “KAWS : HOLIDAY” (Hong Kong)

Continuing a project that has toured Asia starting last year in Korea (covered) which moved on to Taiwan (covered) earlier this year, KAWS will unveiling another large scale inflatable version of his Companion figure in Hong Kong on March 22nd. Fans in Chinese metropolis have been eagerly awaiting his next public project since they were introduced to the Brooklyn-based artist’s work back in 2014 with an installation at Harbour City (covered). They will get their chance for more tomorrow at 2:15 pm looking out at Victoria Harbour […]

Overtime: Mar 11 – 17

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): The much-hyped Chinese art market’s best days may already be gone. The boom in pop-up galleries is only just getting started. 7 art-historical treasures for sale at TEFAF Maastricht. Powerful collectors open up in TEFAF Maastricht’s Chinese art market report. The bookseller who supplied Sister Wendy a copy of Mapplethorpe’s ‘X Portfolio’ is selling her library. Bid me up before you go-go: sun goes down on George Michael’s art collection at Christie’s. […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’19 / Streets: Mural Recap

A couple weeks ago, we shared a mural by Shepard Fairey (interviewed) that he recently completed for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii. This time around we have photos from most of the walls the were painted around Honolulu for the annual street art festival. Check out all the murals (including an amazing stencil piece from Logan Hicks seen above and below) and one sculptural installation… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta, Jasper Wong, and Lanny Nguyen. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen 2019

Our longtime friends from the Nuart Festival recently announced the full lineup for the latest iteration of their large international project – Nuart Aberdeen, which will take place between the 18th-21st of April. For the third consecutive year, founder and director Martyn Read and the team behind the world’s longest lasting street art event have selected another exciting mix of well known and unexpected names covering different genres of the vibrant movement. Dedicated to helping turn the Grey City into an inspiring environment filled with […]

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 […]