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Streets: JR (New York)

After a series of inspiring murals with Jose Parla in Cuba as part of his ever-expanding Wrinkles Of The City project and a TED Talk on the one year anniversary of his wish to turn the world Inside Out, JR has returned to New York for a new large-scale mural. Set next to the popular pedestrian walkway, The High Line, the piece took several days to complete and will be testament to the French photograffeur’s skills in a high-traffic location. Discuss JR here.

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculpture” @ Charles Banks

Ryan McGinness is an artist with a seemingly limitless passion and a work ethic to match as evidenced by his back to back exhibition in New York City during Frieze week. First was his very technical Sketches & Solutions at  Gering Lopez (covered). Then the following night, Ryan took across town to Charles Banks Gallery for the next installment of his eye catching UV reactive painting series entitled Women: Blacklight Paintings & Sculptures (See previous stops in LA, NYC,  Miami & PdP). Utilizing his nude figurative studies and taking them […]

Teaser: Eric White – “Transmission” @ Jonathan LeVine

On Saturday night, gifted painter Eric White (interviewed) will be unleashing a new series of oil paintings at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his first solo at the Chelsea showspace. The last time we visited with the NY-based artist, he was readying for a show in Italy last year. It appears that Transmission is a continuation of that body of work with his focus still on cinematic compositions like a still from a film as well as a predilection for scenery involving cars, a nod to […]

Teaser: KAWS – Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Following in the tradition of other artists (Takashi Murakami & Tim Burton) who have had their iconic characters blown up for the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, street turned contemporary artist KAWS will have the honor the next time the event comes around. The huge balloon (40 feet long, 34 feet wide and 30 feet tall) will be in the shape of his Companion figure covering his face with its gloved hands, as if he were ashamed or crying in a pose inspired by Rodin’s […]

Teaser: Tom Sachs – “SPACE PROGRAM: MARS” @ Park Avenue Armory

Starting today in New York, the sculptural work of Tom Sachs will be on display at the Park Avenue Armory. After seeing his meticulous handcrafted pieces at Sperone Westwater last year (covered) and hearing about this upcoming show, AM has been looking forward to SPACE PROGRAM: MARS where the hugh 45,000 square foot space will be transformed into an immersive space odyssey. Utilizing his signature bricolage technique Sachs engineers all the needed equipment of the imagined mission including exploratory vehicles, mission control, launch platforms, suiting stations, […]

Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Grids” @ Team Gallery NY

After bringing you photos of Ryan McGinley’s Animals showing at the Grand Street Team Gallery location in New York, we now continue our coverage with a look at the concurrently showing Grids at the Wooster space. This new body of work consists of three huge grids of individual portraits of fans at concerts (similar subject matter with Moby), derived from the photographer’s own love affair with rock music and live performance. Each snap is a captured moment in time with each awash with colored light […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Women: Sketches & Solutions” @ Gering Lopez

A couple weekends ago, New York City got their second dose (see Pace Primatives show) of Ryan McGinness’ work in as many months when Women: Sketches & Solutions opened at Gering Lopez. This first solo exhibition with the gallery featured pieces that demonstrated the NY-based painter, illustrator, and designer’s creative process in regards to his ongoing series the past several years on the deconstructed female form. Also, the exhibition was separated in two parts – this uptown venue where everything was entirely in black & […]

Openings: Faile x Vice Party @ Wythe Hotel

Several weeks ago, we shared some photos with you from a new installation by FAILE (featured) in the heart of Brooklyn – 104 N 7th. Commissioned by VICE and 42Below, the entire building facade at 104 N. 7th was covered with ceramic tiles that brought back memories of their ambitious Faile Temple installation (covered) in Portugal back in 2010. The project was part of a new VICE documentary, Art Talk with FAILE, which we also shared with you but there was also a party at the new […]

Frieze Week NYC ’12: Pulse Art Fair – First Look

With our overview of the main fair done, we now move on to the satellite fairs of Frieze week in New York. The Pulse fair was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea and featured sixty national and international galleries, presenting exhibitions that span across all media, from works on paper, painting, and sculpture, to performance, installation, and video art. Take a look at some snaps of the wide array of artwork below…

Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Animals” @ Team Gallery NY

Last week, photographer Ryan McGinley opened shows simultaneously at Team Gallery’s two New York locations entitled Animals & Grids. We will focus first on the showing on Grand Street where McGinley continued his portraiture featuring nude models interacting with live animals. The artist visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States, erecting a mobile studio where he collaborated with animal trainers to pose subjects (animal and humans) in bizarrely seductive and symbiotic compositions. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.