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Showing: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

A couple weekends ago, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (with support from Library Street Collective) opened a new show from art superstar KAWS. Entitled ALONE AGAIN, the exhibition features five large scale companion sculptures and three paintings displayed on a special mural painted by the Brooklyn-based artist. Utilizing his signature bold colors and abstracted pop imagery, the paintings really stand out against the 62-foot black and white snoopy-esque backdrop. This wall also contrasts nicely with the dark FINAL DAYS, SMALL LIE, ALONG THE WAY, BETTER KNOWING, and AT THIS TIME […]

Overtime: May 6 – May 19

$91m sale of Rabbit once again makes Jeff Koons world’s most expensive living artist. It’s also costly to put on a Koons show – $1m price tag for one museum. $97m sale of Monet painting sets record for Impressionist work at Sotheby’s. Over at Christie’s, a $59m Cézanne sale leads sales. What does $89m sale of a prime Robert Rauschenberg at Christie’s mean for his long dormant market? Van Gogh’s letter to thank art critic goes on view in Amsterdam. Catherine Opie and Cindy Sherman make a […]

Interviews / Releases: Jerry Hsu – “The Beautiful Flower Is The World” Book

May 21st will mark the official public release of Jerry Hsu‘s second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, photo documentation of the curiosities spotted in the world around us. The San Jose-based pro-skateboarder and artist got into the spotlight with his Table for One project featuring photos of strangers dining alone a couple of years ago, and the new publication only confirms his killer sense of humor and an eye for life’s little absurdities. As part of the first edition, an undisclosed number of […]

Upcoming: KAWS – “ALONE AGAIN” @ Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Tomorrow (May 10th) at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a new exhibition from KAWS will be opening to the public. ALONE AGAIN will occupy the museum’s main space and feature five sculptures, three paintings, and a site specific work from the Brooklyn-based artist. Fans in Detroit who have been taking selfies since last year in front of KAWS’ 17-foot statue at the main entrance to One Campus Martius in downtown, will now finally have a solo show to peruse including a 62-foot temporary wall painting that he began working […]

Showing: Jose Parla – “Anonymous Vernacular” @ Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York opened up a solo show from Jose Parla entitled Anonymous Vernacular. One of the things that stands out to us about the Cuban-American artist’s work are the rich textures and complex layers he creates in each of his pieces, a collage of oil paints, graffiti inspired scrawl, acrylic finishes, and torn advertisments. Along with fourteen gritty new paintings, the Brooklyn-based artist has also included a reworked found object sculpture that speaks to the issue of homelessness. He further states – […]

Showing: Paul McCarthy – “Mixed Bag” @ Xavier Hufkens

Currently on display at Brussel’s Xavier Hufkens are a series of sculptures, paintings and video work from Paul McCarthy in a show entitled Mixed Bag. The work selected for the exhibition, which spans the gallery’s two locations, originate from three of the American artist’s most important video performance installations of the last two decades: CP(Caribbean Pirates), WS (White Snow) and CSSC (Coach Stage Stage Coach) / DADDA (Donald And Daisy Duck Adventure). However, much of the sculptures on display are new iterations, the most attention grabbing of which are the pieces sprayed […]

Showing: “POST ANALOG STUDIO” @ The Hole

Currently in New York, The Hole has a group exhibition on view entitled POST ANALOG STUDIO, the third installment of their ongoing series of shows examining digital media’s impact on art making. The works on view for this iteration of the project expands the roster to include artists who work with digital video and sculpture with specific interest in CAD rendering and 3D modeling, on top of focusing on those those who create digitally-influenced paintings. Participants includes: Adam Parker Smith, Alan Resnick, Anne Vieux, Ara Peterson, Ben […]

Releases: Daniel Arsham x RIMOWA – “Eroded Suitcase” Edition

Premium luggage maker, RIMOWA, recently collaborated with Daniel Arsham on a new edition he calls the Eroded Suitcase. Inspired by a vintage suitcase from the archives, the Brooklyn-based artist created a version using the techniques from his “Future Relic” series. One of these pieces will be auctioned off at Sotheby’s and will be on view from May 4th – 13th at their NYC HQ (72nd & York Ave) with the bidding set to conclude on the 13th. The winner will also receive a signed drawing of the artwork, a letter from the […]

Overtime: Apr 29 – May 5

Artnet shares their 6 best new works from Frieze NY including Olivia Erlanger’s washing machine mermaid tail. Artsy’s 10 best booths from Frieze NY. Frieze New York 2019 sales report. Jaume Plensa is one of the artists in NY inaugural launch of Frieze Sculpture 2019. Venice Biennale 2019 preview. Why the Venice Biennale is still important. Shows & events worth seeing at Venice Biennale, outside the main event. A new art fair with four disruptive ideas on how to sell art. Learn how to be an […]

Releases: Yue Minjun – “SURPLUS VALUE” Figures

On May 8th (11 am HKT), Yue Minjun will be releasing a set of two sculptural editions entitled SURPLUS VALUE. Known for his smiling self portraits, the Chinese artist has teamed up with AllRightsReserved to bring you a three dimensional representation of his most famous motif. Available in Brown & Beige, the 190mm x 190mm x 145mm sized wood & copper figures come in an edition of 75 each (+10 A.P.’s), are signed & numbered, and will cost $8000 each. Head over to DING DONG Takuhabin […]