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