More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Warhol’s newly restored 102-canvas work Shadows goes on show in New York. The artists turning famous photographs into elaborate dioramas. Artist Mickalene Thomas on how photography became the center of her practice. Alex Katz takes art lovers on a stroll through art history with his new book. Ben Eine elevates typography artworks for his London exhibition at StolenSpace. Picasso and the muse that was his modern day Mona Lisa. Mr. Brainwash is […]
Last weekend in Los Angeles, Corey Helford Gallery opened their third showing with Martin Wittfooth (interviewed) entitled Domestic Katabasis. Featuring 19 oil paintings on canvas, linen, and wood panels, some of his largest to date, the new exhibition from the New York-based artist posits that perhaps the relentless progress of the human race is actually a decline or deterioration when viewed from a different prospective. Wittfooth further explains – “Katabasis is an ancient Greek term that refers to a descent of some type in mythology, usually into the underworld, out of which […]
After working over the course of five months, JR (interviewed) has finally revealed to the world his latest pojrect – a new TIME cover. Dealing with the complex and often controversial issue of Guns In America, the French artist photographed 245 people from three cities – St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Dallas – to construct a mural for the weekly news magazine. Choosing people from all sides of the polarizing debate (veterans, teachers, hunters, doctors, people afraid that guns may kill their children and people afraid they won’t have […]
Coming up soon, Sonos will be releasing a collaboration with Barry McGee on one of their Play:5 Speakers that celebrates the release of a new memoir from the Beastie Boys. The limited run design features the Bay Area graffiti artist’s familiar pattern spelling out the name of the legendary American hip hop group on the front. McGee further explains – “The speaker has a pretty contemporary and clean design, so I used a pattern that disrupts the front of the speaker, but still complements it.” Proceeds will help support […]
Following up their showcase with Barry Mcgee (covered), Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen has another great exhibition planned for this weekend. Opening on October 26th, Coming Back Is Half The Trip is a solo show from Geoff McFetridge featuring eight new canvases and a delightful series of sculptural animal forms in powder coated steel. This time around, quite a few new pieces from the Los Angeles-based illustrator, designer and artist seem to be based on a circular theme, as evidenced by the title of the show, and will […]
This Friday (October 26), YESNIK will be releasing a rare print, his first in four years. Entitled Utopia, the 7 color screenprint will have a run of 115, measure 19 x 22 inches, come signed, numbered, stamped and feature one his collage-like structures inspired by his time spent with the textures and colors of the Central California. Head over to his webshop tomorrow morning when the purchase link goes live. For those interested in seeing his work in person, he will be unveiling new works in San Diego […]
Tonight (October 25th) in New York, Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening their second solo show with Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle includes works on paper, paintings, and new mixed media American flags set against a backdrop of a hand painted transformed space. Using familiar motifs like colorful concentric circles, the all seeing eye, brick structures, clouds, serpents, castles, and the aforementioned flag, the Los Angeles-based artist continues to weave a troubling and timely commentary on the social-political climate and the economics of globalism & capitalism. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.
We first noticed the works of Lu Pingyuan at this year’s Art Basel HK (covered), where he successfully introduced his Look! I’m Picasso! body of work. Half a year later, the Chinese artist has created a limited edition figure of one of the characters from the series, which will be available soon. The entire series was inspired by a single scene from the Toy Story movie in which Mr. Potatohead ends up with his features all twisted and says “Look! I’m Picasso!” This particular line triggered Pingyuan to think about the […]
Earlier this month, Okuda completed his largest public installation project to date in Boston’s Seaport District. Curated by Justkids, the seven large-scale sculptures from the Spanish artist features his distinctive kaleidoscope of colors and geometric shapes. Air, Sea, Land is inspired by the intersection of elements at the dynamic waterfront neighborhood and continues exploring some of the street artist’s favorite themes – “the tale of life and coexistence, and the mythological edge where the animal kingdom encounters with the human world.” Discuss Okuda here.
Amsterdam’s KochXBos gallery recently opened a solo exhibition by local art hero, Dadara. Life Inside a Pixel is the long-awaited exhibition from the famou illustrator, designer, cartoonist, painter, and performance artist, built around the ideas and experiences from his Solipmission Installation at Burning Man 2017. For the aforementioned installation, the Dutch artist and his team were locked inside a black box in the desert for the duration of the event. Inspired by everyday life and the perception of reality through the screens of our phone and computers, […]