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Overtime: Nov 21 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 27 (click on bolded words for more information): The importance of Kara Walker’s work in today’s times. Opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is delayed again. Len Blavatnik sues the Wildenstein family over £63mil. deal to buy New York townhouse. Alec Baldwin’s complaints and attacks against Mary Boone continue in court papers. Dealers’ group that owned Da Vinci painting threatening to sue Sotheby’s over Dmitry Rybolovlev flip. Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre after […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Previews: Spoke Art @ SCOPE

Another booth to pay attention to during Basel Week Miami is a group showing from Spoke Art at SCOPE. They plan to bring works like Scott Scheidly’s pink portraits, Joan Cornellà’s black humor infused pieces, Casey Weldon’s vibrant paintings, Abigail Goldman’s morbid sculptures, and Eelus’ dark portraits, along with other contributions. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here.

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Previews: “A Conversation Between Friends” // Jonathan LeVine Gallery @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

With Basel Week Miami fast approaching, it’s time to start turning our attention towards giving you a preview of the festivities for this year. One place you must visit while in town is the the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street), an artist retreat and exhibition space put on in conjunction with Mana Urban Arts Project in Miami’s Wynwood District. One of the group exhibitions to see inside will be Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends featuring Adam Wallacavage, Alex Gross, Andrew Hem, Andy Kehoe, Ben Tolman, Brett […]

Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple of weekends ago, Thinkspace hosted Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) new show in their project room concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo in the main space. Stella’s new pieces, collectively entitled Hollow Resonance including several acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. She explains the deeply personal new body of work – “I’ve had about a year’s worth of meandering thoughts and ideas like stream of consciousness, but they all started with my mom having been in a coma for […]

Openings: Parra – “No Work Today” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery held an opening reception for the New York showspace’s solo exhibition with Parra. The world recognized artist and designer presented a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, collectively titled No Work Today. The new body of work the Dutch artist prepared for this showing is a continuation of his minimalist, simplified visual vocabulary, which is almost entering abstraction. By reducing the form and shape of his character to a bare minimum, the new pieces still carry his signature curvaceous line […]

Releases: James Jean – “Adrift II” Print

Following up on his first Adrift print release, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing the Adrift II print starting tomorrow morning (November 21st) at 8:00 AM PST. The time-limited edition will be available for 24 hours and will never be reprinted after this release. With the image size at 25 ¾″ tall × 19 ¼″ wide and paper size at 28″ tall × 22 ½″ wide, the signed and numbered print will be priced at $200. “As a special bonus for this holiday release, a complimentary, limited edition “Eddy” pin in […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Queen Bee” Invitation & Print

Tomorrow morning (November 21st) at 8am PST, Porterhouse will be releasing two editions from Mark Ryden (interviewed) featuring the image from his Queen Bee painting. The first one (seen above) is a replica of the announcement for his upcoming Cámara de las Maravillas exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center of Málaga in Spain. Featuring a laser-cut frame adorned with gold highlights, the edition is sized at 11″ x 7-1/4″, produced in a run of 200, and will cost $100. The second choice will also feature the same image as a lithographic poster sized at 33″ x […]

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

More stories from the week that ended Nov 14 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Times reveals the artist list (which includes Henry Taylor, pictured above) for 2017 Whitney Biennial. Artnet also previews the survey. One of the tallest surviving structures from ancient world has been totally destroyed by Isil at Nimrud. Three people suspected of forging and distributing fake Lee Ufan paintings arrested. Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam dismisses a set of 65 newly revealed “Van Gogh” drawings as imitations. The experts are […]

Releases: James Jean x MAEKAN – “Masquerade” Print

For those that missed ComplexCon, it looks like you may still be able to get the special print James Jean (interviewed) released through MAEKAN. Masquerade was produced in an edition of 500 and was gifted to those who purchased a yearly subscription to the MAEKAN, a website that “aims to tell creative culture’s best stories through an uncluttered and ad-free audio-visual experience.” Email [email protected] for more info if interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Phantom” Print

Tomorrow (November 14th) at 10am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new print through Modern Eden entitled Phantom. The image is taken from a painting Keyes contributed to a current group show at the gallery in San Francisco and features a surreal scene with a shark swimming through a flooded forest, a reference to the dangers of global warming that is often seen in his work. Produced in an edition of 100 and sized at 21 x 15″ (paper size), it will be available here […]