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Openings: ROA – “Hypnagogia” @ StolenSpace (Part I)

Last week, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a solo exhibition from the Belgium-based ROA at two different locations – their usual space in the Truman Brewery and at The Stone Masons, 17 Osborne Street London E1 6TD. We’ll first focus on the work from the main showspace which included his signature anatomical animal paintings on found objects, installations, and a mural. Coinciding with the art on display was the launch of ROA’s first artist book Roa: An Introduction To Animal Representation by Mammal Press. More photos after the […]

Preview: Ron Mueck @ Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery)

At most of the art fairs that we attend, inevitably one of the eye-catching sculptures will be from Ron Mueck. His hyperrealistic works are often eerie in their detail, but not only that, the pieces are taken up a notch by being produced in large scale. Tonight, those in London can witness four of these works from the Australian sculptor themselves at Hauser & Wirth (Savile Row, South Gallery) including Still Life (2009), Drift (2009), Youth (2009) and Woman with sticks (2008). Take a look at more preview […]

Teaser: Pedro Matos – “Heritage” @ Ivory & Black

You may have already seen a glimpse of what to expect when we posted a video up last weekend detailing Pedro Matos new show Heritage opening on Friday, April 27th. This solo will be his first in London and reflects the many recent changes in his life including founding and curating for a new gallery Ivory & Black, also the location of this showing. Regarding the new work, Pedro states – “Through this exhibition I am trying to question my personal and cultural heritage, and […]

Videos: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

For those whose interest was piqued by photos we posted earlier this week from Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern, you may want to check out the video above. Vernissage TV stopped by the polarizing art figure’s preview showing and captured footage of many of the highlights as they went from room to room. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Openings: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

With the general opening slated for this Wednesday (April 4th), everything is set and ready for the hordes of fans that will be pouring in when the doors open on the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern. To prepare yourself for the spectacle, here are some photos (taken by Happy Famous Artists) from the press preview that reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career. On display are some of his most iconic pieces – the […]

Streets: London’s largest mural by Agents of Change

With the sun shining and scaffolding removed, wraps have come off London’s largest graffiti mural, covering two sides of a six-storey building in King’s Cross. Members of the Agents of Change crew with London based Remi/Rough, Edinburgh’s Steve More, LX.One from Paris, LA-based Augustine Kofie created this colourful geometrical artwork using over 500 litres of spray paint. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Tonight in London, the Bonhams Urban Art Auction will be getting underway. With the pieces that are made available for bidding and the results of great interest to collectors out there, all eyes will be on the lots up for sale including many familiar names and some new ones. Of note is the renewed confidence or at least renewed hopes in the Banksy market with no less than 17 works offered up including the first time for Leopard and Barcode (est. £60,000-80,000). See all the […]

Teaser: INSA – “Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection” @ Londonewcastle Project Space

Tomorrow, March 29th, at the Londonewcastle Project Space, a special one night only showing of an installation from INSA will be opening its doors to the public. As you can see from the photos above (by Ian Cox), the experience will prove to be immersive and somewhat disconcerting for the viewer as the walls, ceiling, and floor are wrapped with some of the UK-based artist’s signature imagery. Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection reiterates issues of the female body and commodity fetishism that is often […]

Openings: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black

Last Friday, Ivory & Black in London celebrated their grand opening with a show from New York-based Cheryl Dunn of Beautiful Losers’ fame. The acclaimed filmmaker and photographer has made a career of documenting urban and youth culture spanning a wide expanse of subjects such as skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists, and their processes. A large crowd was on hand to check out various photos from her 30 years of shooting as well to a limited edition artist’s book that was released that night. […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…