Last month in Honolulu, Shepard Fairey (interviewed) created a mural for this year’s edition of POW! WOW! Hawaii. Attending the street art festival for the first time, the American artist decided to address global warming and preserving the environment for future generations with his new piece entitled Golden Future? Working through his birthday, the wall was completed with the help of his mural crew and featured his distinctive palette and imagery. Photo credit: @jonathanfurlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
On March 8th, Roq La Rue in Seattle will be presenting a new body of work from Lola Gil entitled Thirsty. For her first solo showing with the gallery, the Los Angeles-based artist will be continuing her method of “Narrative Escapism” with a focus on the themes of drought and climate change as well as the insatiable lust for life and creation as referenced by the title of the show. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Lola here.
D*Face (interviewed) recently collaborated on a special project with Joyería Suárez incorporating some of his iconic imagery into a jewellery collection. Whether featuring tools of his trade (spray can & tip), actual sculptural pieces in miniature form (Peace Gun), or his iconic wings, the necklaces and rings created with the prestigious Spanish brand are a perfect extension of the British artist’s aesthetic. Shop the entire collection here. D further explains – “The intricate pieces that make up this collection mirror a variety of my own work […]
This Saturday night (March 2nd), Kevin Peterson will once again be showing with Thinkspace in Los Angeles, reprising his practice of juxtaposing children and their animal companions in urban environments. Evoking a sense of hope and despair at the same time with his imagery, the Houston-based artist’s work presents an interesting dynamic. This particular body of work entitled Wild explores “themes of protection and marginalization, staging wild animals, ironically, in the humanizing and civilizing charge of caregivers.” Along a range of oil on panel pieces in various sizes, the Peterson […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Karl Lagerfeld, the kaiser of fashion who was also a talented photographer, dies at 85. See 2 decades of Karl Lagerfeld’s photographic art in a new show honoring the late fashion eminence. What sold at Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze Los Angeles round-up—everything published in one place. The NY edition of SPRING/BREAK Fair is moving yet again to a former Finnish Embassy. A week before opening, the NY Armory Show art fair must relocate […]
One of the most anticipated, both internationally and locally, art fairs in recent memory made its debut last week. Kicking off to VIPs on Valentine’s Day, not even the most intense (for Los Angles) rain and cold could dampen the jubilant mood as collectors, art world figures, and celebs converged inside the Kulapat Yantrasast-designed tent on the Paramount Studios lot in Hollywood. While LA has been known for its rising art scene, full of promising and established artists, as well as vibrant museums and an […]
Following up on his The Omega Project from 2017 (covered), Rone has taken that idea to the next level by creating an immersive installation in an abandoned Burnham Beeches art deco mansion in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Entitled Empire, the new undertaking from the Australian street artist near his homebase of Melbourne sees him paint his signature portraiture on the walls of the 12 room property. Created over the course of 12 months, the project combines art, vision, sound, light, botanical design and scent to take audiences […]
This Saturday night (February 23) at Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be unveiling a new body of work entitled Web Of Stars. The exhibition features a selection of small paintings featuring her familiar palette, signature cast of characters, gothic feel, and Mexican culture-inspired elements. Garcia’s psychedelic new pieces include touches of cosmic imagery and references the interconnectedness of the universe, from the largest planets to the tiniest insects. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
Los Angeles has beeN the focus of attention in the international art world recently due to the successful launch of the much-anticipated Frieze LA art fair. Opening just one week prior and around 125 miles away is a curated (by Neville Wakefield, Amanda Hunt, and Matthew Schum) exhibition, now in its second edition, that is just as important, also has big name star power, and is sensitive to California itself in a much more considered way. Desert X 2019, open now until April 21 (and free […]
More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Art dealer Mary Boone sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax fraud. The rise and fall of renowned New York gallerist Mary Boone. Complete Frieze Los Angeles 2019 coverage. The 10 best booths at Frieze Los Angeles. Five star artworks that stole the show at the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles. Highlights from Frieze Los Angeles 2019 West Coast debut. Who went shopping at Frieze Los Angeles? We buttonholed the famous names […]