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Releases: KAWS – “Clean Slate” Companion Figures

On December 9th (10AM CST), KAWS will be releasing his latest series of collectible figures through the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the site of his shows in 2011 (covered) and 2016 (covered). The large-scale version of his iconic companion figure holding what look to be two offspring (entitled CLEAN SLATE) has already made appearances around the world starting in Hong Kong in 2014 (covered), then other places like Shanghai (covered), Ibiza (covered), and Dallas (covered). Produced in three colorways as usual (Grey, Brown, and Black), the […]

Previews: “Post It Show 14” @ Giant Robot 2

This Saturday (December 1st), Giant Robot 2 will be opening another iteration of their long running annual show featuring artists creating works on Post-It notes (or some approximation of those ubiquitous sticky notes). Curated by Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson & Eric Nakamura (interviewed), Post It Show 14 will feature over 400 artists and 3,000+ art pieces. The gallery will open from 12:00-2:45 PM for collectors to preview the works but please understand that it’s first come first serve when the show opens at 3pm and there […]

Upcoming: FriendsWithYou – “Rainbow City Roller Rink”

Coming right on the heels of their turn at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade (covered), as well as two current & concurrent shows at The Hole & Arsham/Fieg Gallery, FriendsWithYou have just announced the opening of their Rainbow City Roller Rink in Detroit. The immersive installation opening tomorrow (November 30th) from the busy duo is the 5th iteration of Rainbow City following its initial exhibit in Toronto 2010, Miami 2010, New York 2011, Thailand 2015, and now Detroit 2018. Presented by Library Street Collective, the rink (set inside 1001 Woodward Avenue and […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham – “Hollow Figure” Sculptural Edition

Next Monday (December 3rd) at 12 Noon EST, Daniel Arsham will be releasing a new sculptural edition. Entitled Hollow Figure, the intriguing new collectible is based on his Architectural Anomalies, and will be a smaller scaled version of larger works that he has created from that series (and example of which can be seen below). The works show what appears to be a figure shrouded in fabric, only to be revealed to be empty when seen from behind. No other details are usually revealed until the item shows […]

Showing: JR Public Transport Installations (Paris)

While in Paris, you may want to pay more attention while riding the public transport as JR (interviewed) has installed his work in 11 metro and RER stations. On view through February 10, the project from the anonymous artist will be updated intermittently with his iconic black & white photography, coinciding with his current show at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (more on this later). Stations where the French photographer and street artist’s work can be seen include: Hôtel de Ville (L1), Châtelet (L7), Luxembourg (RER B), […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Landfall” Print

Josh Keyes (interviewed) recently released a new print through Thinkspace entitled Landfall based a painting from his show at the gallery (covered). Featuring an image of a bull running from the ocean with a burning ship in the distance, the piece is typical of the Portland-based artist’s penchant for juxtaposing the natural world against the folly of man. Sized at 18×26 inches and produced in an edition of 175, the print can be purchased here for $200. Discuss Josh Keyes here.

Overtime: Nov 19 – 25

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Banksy market accelerates following shredding stunt. Has the art market reached a stage of end-game nihilism? Kenny Schachter on NY’s $2 billion auctions. 5 key trends from New York’s $2 billion auction week. The biggest winner of auction week and 12 other takeaways from New York’s $2 billion sales. The highs and lows of New York ‘gigaweek’. Rembrandt painting featuring artist’s ‘fingerprints’ to go on sale in London. Why the Christie’s and […]

Showing: Lisa Yuskavage – “New Paintings” @ David Zwirner (Uptown NY)

Currently at David Zwirner’s uptown location in New York (34 East 69th Street), Lisa Yuskavage has a solo show on view featuring a series of eight new works. Showing in association with a survey of small-scale paintings from the American artist in the gallery’s Chelsea location, New Paintings features portraits of mostly couples rendered in her hedonistic style and with her characteristic emotive use of color. The townhouse space was a great venue choice as it is the perfect setting for the domestic and intimate scenes that populate Yuskavage’s new pieces. […]

Showing: Javier Calleja – “Do Not Touch” @ Nanzuka

Last night in Japan, NANZUKA opened Javier Calleja’s first solo show in Tokyo at their space in Shibuya. Entitled Do Not Touch, the new body of work from the Spanish artist draws from inspirations like his love for manga, the imagery of Magritte, and his time spent working with Yoshitomo Nara. Along with large and small canvases featuring his his big eyed characters and associated text, the whimsical exhibition was set up nicely with some big sculptures, a larger than life sketchbook installation, and a scribble […]

Showing: David Shillinglaw – “Human Soup” (London)

David Shillinglaw (featured) is currently showing Human Soup in London, a solo exhibition curated by Turner Barnes Gallery and That Art Gallery. The show features a selection of large and small works created over the past eight years. The British artist covers universal themes of what it means to be alive in the ‘human hive’ – a universal set of ingredients that people produce and consume. ‘Every day, we fill ourselves up and empty ourselves out, from royalty and heads of state to the lowest lives of […]