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Upcoming: Aron Wiesenfeld – “New Paintings” @ Arcadia Gallery

Next month in New York, gifted painter Aron Wiesenfeld will be unveiling another set of new works (see 2011) at the Arcadia Gallery. If the painting below (The Garden), which will be part of the show, is any indication, then fans of Wiesenfeld’s dreamlike landscapes and emotive characters will want to show up for the opening on November 10th. This particular piece also made the cover of the current American Art Collector. Discuss this show here. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Preview: KAWS – Companion Balloon for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Come later next month, those who will be watching the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will see KAWS’ iconic Companion character float by as a 40-foot-long balloon. More than 30 people have worked on the inflatable figure over a period of roughly seven months make into reality the concept sketch we showed you back in May. Like many of his recent 3D creations, the giant figure will be covering his eyes shyly. As one of only five living artists (the others being Takashi Murakami, Tim Burton, […]

Concerts / Visual Arts: Amon Tobin – ISAM 2.0 (The Greek Theatre / LA)

Recently, celebrated Brazilian DJ/Producer Amon Tobin arrived in Los Angeles and played the last leg of his North American tour over at the famed Greek Theatre. Titled ISAM 2.0, this second reiteration of this tour, is a visual masterpiece layered with Tobin’s unique sound design and rhythmic style that’s unlike most electronic music out there today. Tobin, who entered the scene in the mid-90’s through his still current label Ninja Tune, has been evolving as an artist. Whereas his music was once more akin to drum […]

Rewind: Oct 15 – Oct 21

This latest edition of Rewind is headlined by footage from the opening of Shepard Fairey’s current show at StolenSpace. For those interested, you can also check out a photo set with a more detailed look of the work here. Other videos you might want to check out include: WeSC visits Vanessa Prager in her LA studio. Installation of Adonna Khar’s Elephants piece, which won the 2012 ArtPrize. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe discuss Stray Light Gray. Spidertag working in the Alps and Zurich. Gavin McInnes talks […]

Videos: Ai Weiwei Covers Psy’s “Gangnam Style”

It looks like Chinese contemporary artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei recently released a parody video of the viral video sensation Gangnam Style. In this cover of Psy’s smash hit, the footage alternates from actual scenes from the music video to AWW and his studio staff dancing to the song including the now-famous horse dance moves. As to the reason for the remix – perhaps the title “Grass-Mud Horse Style” gives a clue as it is a reference to a Chinese Internet meme that uses a pun that […]

Releases: James Jean / OVM for BLITZ Lane Crawford (Hong Kong)

It looks like James Jean (featured) is back in Hong Kong where he will be launching his OVM line of jewellery and accessories in store at BLITZ Lane Crawford. To mark this occasion, a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils has been designed by the gifted painter exclusively for the store. As a bonus for fans in HK, Jean is currently painting and creating an installation at the Canton Road location (see it live on USTREAM here) leading up the launch event on October 26 (630 pm). Also check […]

Previews: Yuanyuan Yang – “Refracted Beings” @ Fuse Gallery

Tomorrow night, New York’s Fuse Gallery will premiere a solo exhibition from Chinese artist Yuanyuan Yang. The show entitled Refracted Beings is a taken from the Chinese word for color which also is a homonym for lust. Yang renders her painting to display this strong relationship between color and desire in her characters through a spectrum of colors refracting from their bodies. The show runs from Oct 24th to Nov. 21st so stop by and check this exhibition if you’re in town.

Preview: KAWS – “Imaginary Friends” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Coming up next month (November 3rd), Galerie Perrotin will be presenting new works from KAWS in a solo show entitled Imaginary Friends. Back in May, the NY-based Donnelly had exhibited at the blue-chip gallery’s Hong Kong showspace (covered here & here), and now to follow it up, he will fill the Paris branch with his pop culture-infused abstractions. With the opening only a couple weeks away, the work has been shipped including this huge chum piece that we’re sure any KAWS collector would love to add […]

Releases: Snoopy Ceramic (KAWS Version)

Tomorrow at noon (Octeber 22nd Eastern time), KAWS will be releasing something for his fans out there to celebrate Halloween. Reprising his collaboration with the popular Snoopy (see 2011), the ceramic jar will be available for approximately $132 on Kawsone. Also, for all those KAWS heads out there, remember the street turned contemporary artist will be participating in another holiday next month in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a 40-foot-long balloon of his companion character. Photo credit: Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Oct 15 – Oct 21

Overtime stories of the week: AriZona partners with Richard Prince (who approached the drink company himself) to create Lemon Fizz. RIP: Michael Asher (1943-2012), who died in his sleep. Major burglary at Rotterdam Kunsthal sees theft of Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin, and Freud paintings.  Watch video released of the heist. Wlodzimierz Umaniec pleads guilty in court to defacing Rothko painting at Tate. Gagosian Gallery drops its lawsuit against Ron Perelman’s MAFG Art Fund LLC. The rise and fall of art forger Wolfgang Beltracchi. The recently sold […]