More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Street art is on the rise at fairs—but does it undermine the point? Complete Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 coverage. The artists everyone talked about during Art Basel in Miami Beach. Art Basel in Miami Beach’s opening day sales reflect a hesitant market. How are emerging art dealers dealing with the gallery crisis? Dealer Howard Read announces new art commissions, bids farewell to ‘Castelli model’ of doing business. How this year’s Art […]
The 14th edition the Pulse Art Fair returned to its oceanfront home at Indian Beach Park in Miami Beach this year, showing works selected by 70 international contemporary art galleries. Divided into two separate pavilions, the exhibitors either presented a selection of artists, had solo show booths, or were part of the Conversations program in which two artists were paired for this special concept. Among many return galleries, the event also introduced 26 new ones that never participated in this fair before. As one of the regulars, Copenhagen’s Poulsen […]
An exhibition of the work of Rammellzee entitled A Roll of Dice closes this week after a two month run at Lazinc in London. The multi-disciplinary artist originally made his name from the mid-1970s onwards as king of the A Line, painting the subway trains which ran from his native Far Rockaway to the heart of Manhattan. But while other graffiti artists appropriated military terminology such as ‘bombing’ to describe their artistic actions, Rammellzee considered writing to be a literal act of war. The Gothic Futurist sought […]
This week, the art world congregated in Miami once again for Art Basel week. Taking center stage was of course the main fair featuring 200 of the world’s leading galleries displaying artworks by over 4,000 artists. Visitors were able to enjoy a wide range of works including paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works – here are just a few of the pieces that caught our eyes including a wall of Ai Weiwei fingers. Photo credit: @kh.oi for Arrested Motion.
On December 14th, Over The Influence in Hong Kong will be opening their first show with Scott Campbell entitled Using All The Freedoms We Have. For this exhibition, the verstaile Los Angeles-based artist will be putting on display one of his most well known series of works – created from American currency. Exploring the intersection of art and commerce in a direct way that question the ephemerality of wealth, Campbell’s dimensional pieces oftentimes features symbols of death such as skulls laser cut into sheets of money. Rounding out […]
As a part of this year’s Juxtapoz Clubhouse program at Basel Week Miami, James Joyce will be signing and selling his two newest limited edition prints at the main location (200 E Flagler). The two images are new variants of his iconic clown-smiley face series that eventually became one of the most recognizable images from Banksy’s Dismaland project a few years back. Measuring 55 x 55cm, 150 examples of each colorway will be available for purchase with unsold copies going up on his webstore at a later […]
Currently at Grimm Gallery’s New York location, Eric White has two bodies of work on view on the upper and lower levels of the space entitled Triage & Relics respectively. Seven oil paintings and an installation are on display upstairs, three of them massive paintings of the same scene from different cinematographic angles. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – “In a way, this is a one-woman pagan uprising. It’s part- spiritual-epiphany, part-mental-breakdown. Her self-styled shamanism incorporates culture of the time but is also influenced by various tenets of historical ritualistic […]
Contributing photographer and curator, Henrik Haven, was recently invited to create a series of prints by Pos Prints in Oslo. The three images he chose draw from his experience of extensively documenting street artists and their craft. Perspective 1 features a detail view of a mural by Ben Slow (seen above), Perspective 2 features a progress shot of Askew One, while Perspective 3 features a progress shot of Lonac. The 50 x 70 cm editions (of 12) can be purchased here for €175 each if you so desire.
Just in time as a stocking stuffer, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing a new print on December 6th (9 AM PST) through Porterhouse Fine Art Editions. Created in a run of 999, the limited edition die cut and embossed miniature is a replica of the renowned artist’s Santa Worm painting. Priced at $250, it measures 9-3/8” x 12” and comes with a frame that features glittery highlights and extensive embossing on both sides. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested. Discuss Mark […]
José Parlá returned to London recently for his third UK solo show entitled Echo of Impressions (previewed). The Brooklyn-based artist’s practice continues to be primarily concerned with the documentation of the urban landscape but the show’s title references a particular emphasis at this time on the sights, sounds, noises, smells and tastes of the city as a marker for the lives which are experienced within that space. While these are essential components of how we experience the built environment at any given point in time, […]