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Streets: KAWS – “BFF” Statue (Los Angeles)

While in Asia for back to back openings in Japan (covered) and Hong Kong (covered), KAWS also had a project he was working on in Los Angeles. Rising up high in its new home in Silicone Beach, the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest sculptural BFF statue now stands tall in front of a parking structure in Playa Vista. With this piece joining a recent one at the Hamad International Airport in Qatar and a permanent sculpture in Texas, we suspect his fans around the world will begin seeing more and more […]

Showing: Michael Kagan – “We Have Felt The Ground Shake” @ Bill Brady Gallery

Last month, Bill Brady in Miami opened a solo exhibition from Michael Kagan (featured) entitled We Have Felt The Ground Shake. For his first showing with the gallery, the Brookyln-based artist presented a new selection of his signature astronaut paintings, rendered with a loose touch. This time around, Kagan focuses in on the Apollo astronauts, specifically those that touched down on the moon with some of the paintings taking the names of spacemen depicted. He further explains – “The paintings can work on their own or tell a story when […]

Previews: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Starting on April 11th, Christie’s in Hong Kong will be showing a series of new works from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! The selling exhibition from what many consider to be the godfather of the art toy figures will features paintings as well as sculptures, most of them with his familiar characters as the central focus. Take a look at more preview images below and head over here for more info.

Streets: Pejac – (New York) – Part I

Recently visiting New York City for the first time, Pejac took the opportunity to paint a couple murals that spoke to the city’s environmental impact, an issue that often plays a key role in his work. One of these was entitled Inner Strength (located at 2 Henry St), a elegant piece in Chinatown that makes effective use of the existing roll down shutter doors. By painting some of the reoccurring imagery in his work (cherry blossom and flocks of birds) bursting through in an illusory manner, the Spanish artist […]

Showing: Belin – “Fazes” @ Amanda Wei Gallery

Following up on the introduction of his Postneocubism body of work in Paris last June (covered), Miguel Ángel Belinchón aka Belin recently opened his Asian debut show with Amanda Wei Gallery in Hong Kong. Fazes features a new series of canvases done in the Spanish artist’s signature style, along with new pieces introducing more drawing-based, abstract pieces. As one of the more well-known hyper-realistic graffiti artists, Belin started composing postneocubism works after visiting Picasso’s museum in Malaga. Deconstructing his subjects into sections of meticulously rendered features, he creates vibrant compositions […]

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Hong Kong’s Most Important Gallery District Is in a Brand New 26-Story Skyscraper. How Art Basel Hong Kong Became an Essential Stop on the Global Fair Circuit. 10 of the Most Eye-Opening Artworks at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Another Look Inside KAWS’ Galerie Perrotin Exhibition in Hong Kong. A Look Inside Wolfgang Tillmans’ Exhibition in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Team Gallery’s Jose Freire Says Goodbye to Art Fairs—What He’s Going […]

Previews: Miles Johnston – “Interoception” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tonight (March 31st) in New York, Last Rites Gallery will be opening the debut solo show from the Sweden-based Miles Johnston entitled Interoception. Combining a fascination for Escher-like visual illusions and a darker grotesque sensibility, the instructor at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art will be presenting an intriguing collection of oil on linen paintings and graphite on paper drawings. Johnston’s works tell “stories of transformative moments in the lives of all of us, moments that can stand as turning points or lessons of life.” Discuss Miles […]

Releases: Nychos – “Translucent Hare” Print

It looks like Nychos just dropped a new print entitled Translucent Hare, which is appropriate at this time seeing as Easter is coming up. The 24 x 24 inch giclee print features one of the anatomic dissections the Austrian streets artist is known for. Produced in a run of 100, the limited edition comes signed and numbered and costs €280.00. Head over to his website if you are interested in adding this to your collection. Discuss Nychos here.

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 2)

As the large crowds swarm into the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, we’re bringing you the 2nd part of our report from Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Focusing on the Level 1 hall where some of the biggest galleries such as Gagosian, Blum & Poe, Pace, White Cube, Spruth Magers, David Zwirner, Lisson or Perrotin had their presentations, this floor was packed with some stellar works by some of the most important living artists. David Zwirner included a flashy collection of five recent works by Jeff Koons along […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Yoshitomo Nara – “Ceramic Works and…” @ Pace Gallery

A couple days ago, during Basel Week Hong Kong, Pace Gallery inaugurated its second gallery in Hong Kong (12/F H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central) with an exhibition by Yoshitomo Nara entitled Ceramic Works and… As the title suggests, the center of the new space was dominated by ceramic head sculptures from the Japanese artist, three dimensional representations of his instantly recognizable anime-inspired portraits. Rounding out the show were drawing and paintings from Nara on the surrounding walls. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev.