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Thursday, April 29th, 2010

New York Weekend

Scott Campbell (detail), 2010 (Image via OHWOW)

Lots of events appealing to the younger art crowd in NY this weekend. Tonight, the often-imitated Mark Ryden premieres The Gay 90s Old Tyme Art Show at Paul Kasmin. From there, head over to the new (temporary?) OHWOW gallery space, where tattoo master and artist Scott Campbell unveils his first NY solo. If you can see past all the hipster hats, anticipate being impressed by Campbell’s newest batch of laser-cut money reliefs. The rest of the weekend belongs to the street-art mega-stars. FAILE and BÄST open their Deluxx Fluxx Arcade in a vacant downtown store front on Friday night. If the interactive exhibit lives up to its initial run in London, expect to be shoulder to shoulder with eager fans trading in dollars for custom tokens, awaiting a shot at one of the modified classic arcade and tabletop games. If you aren’t tired of the crowds by then, Shepard Fairy’s May Day opens Saturday night at Deitch Projects (the gallery’s last exhibit before its permanent closing and bidding Jeffrey Deitch farewell to MOCA), and will be followed by an afterparty with DJ sets by Fairey and others.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Here We Go Again :: Fairey Preps for NYC

(All Houston Street mural images © Jeff Newman/TheArtCollectors)

Out with the old, in with the new. After a bit of neglect, I suppose now is as good a time as any for me to pick up on posting again. We’ll see how it goes.

Shepard Fairey and co. have descended on New York City in preparation for the artist’s much talked about upcoming show at the soon-defunct Deitch Projects. Word is Fairey is looking for anyone who can offer up walls, and with an opening reception scheduled for May 1, we expect the Obey crew to have plenty of time to make their presence know.

A temporary Obey Pop Up Shop will be open April 30th – May 16, and promises a full line of items from the clothing label as well as “many surprises not to be missed.”

Check out our images of Fairey working earlier today on the beginnings of this new Houston Street piece (which replaces Os Gemeos’ mural), as well as studio shots (via Obey) of the crew prepping materials for both the gallery exhibit and store.

Shepard Fairey – May Day
May 1 – 29
Deitch Projects
18 Wooster St.
NY, NY 10013

Obey Pop Up
April 30 – May 16
151 Orchard Street
New York, New York 10002


Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Haiti Benefit featuring McGee, Fairey, Parla, Auerbach, Faile + more

Anonymous Gallery opens an exhibition to benefit Haiti on March 7. The show is shaping up to be quite an opportunity to pick up work by some very respected artists, while supporting a worthy cause.

Participating artists: Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Crash, Lee Quinones, Dondi White, Tauba Auerbach, Swoon, Futura, Jose Parla, Todd James, Eric Haze, David Ellis, Doze Green, Faile, Bast, Greg Lamarche, Kostas Seremetis, Rostarr, Chris Mendoza, Yuri Shimojo, Kenji Hirata, Cope2, Indie 184, Erik Foss, Henry Chalfant, Dan Witz, Ricky Powell, Shelter Serra, Eric White, Jamel Shabazz, Michael Holman, Eve Sussman, Joseph Ari Aloi, Kenzo Minami, Daze, Aaron Sharp Goodstone, Taylor McKimens, with more to come.

The gallery is also participating in SCOPE NY, and will feature works by Eric Haze, Greg Lamarche, and Kostas Seremetis, along with operating a mobile pop-up-shop out of an airstream trailer, where they will be selling artist products and editions.

N’Ap Boule – A Benefit for Haiti
Opening Reception – March 7
Anonymous Gallery at Collective Hardware
169 Bowery
NY, NY 10002

Anonymous Shop at The Standard Hotel
13th and Washington Street


Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Ed Templeton Rising

Internationally recognized for his painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, skate-icon and artist Ed Templeton has several significant projects in the works.

Most immediately, Templeton opens a new photo exhibit at Roberts + Tilton (Los Angeles) this Friday, Feb. 26. The works on display are culled from the artist’s personal archives, and were shot spontaneously from the inside of cars over a span of 15 years. Speaking of the project, Templeton says, “I never went out driving just to shoot pictures. Each one of these was shot going from point A to point B for some other reason, organically; they represent the in-between. Most of it is from my frequent visits to LA from my home in Huntington Beach, 1 hours’ drive south. But there is also a lot from taxi rides in Paris, Moscow, London, Barcelona, and St Petersburg.”

Next up , Templeton’s photography will be included in the 2010 Photography Biennial at MAMAC (Liege, Belgium), which runs Feb 28 – April 25. Lastly, his first solo museum exhibition, The Cemetery of Reason, opens at S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art) in Ghent, Belgium on April 2, and will include works across multiple disciplines.

Ed Templeton – The Duality of Femininity, 2009 (Courtesy of Roberts + Tilton and Tim Van Laere)


Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ai Yamaguchi at Mizuma Art, Tokyo

Ai Yamaguchi opens Kiyu, a solo installation of new works at Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo (Ichigaya Tamachi location), this Wednesday, Feb. 10. Here, we present images from her installation with the gallery during the 2009 Art Fair Tokyo.

(All Images © Ninyu Works)

Ai Yamaguchi – Kiyu
Feb. 10 – March 10
Mizuma Art Gallery
2F Kagura Bldg., 3-13
Ichigayatamachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0843

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Kiki Smith Comes to Brooklyn Museum

Kiki Smith - Singer (detail), 2008. (Image © Kiki Smith. Courtesy the artist and PaceWildenstein. Photography by Volker Dohne/Courtesy PaceWildenstein, New York)

Kiki Smith - Soujourn opens Feb. 12 at The Brooklyn Museum (NY). The site specific installation loosely follows the life cycle of a female artist, reaching beyond the autobiographical, drawing on a variety of universal experiences, such as birth and death, religion, mythology, spirituality, and inspiration.

The show is a bit of a departure for Smith, who is widely know for her sculptural work. In an interview with NY1, she reflected, “Primarily, this is a drawing show, which is really an exciting opportunity for me, because I rarely have that chance to just show graphic work. And it’s sort of punctuated a little bit by sculpture but the sculpture is to just ground the room or something like that and the pieces are more like in some other realm or something like that…you make works and they’re all autonomous works, but they all also have the opportunity to be dynamic and play with one another and be in relationship to one another. And so each time you install something, it’s like making theatre in a way and so each part become, has its own, maybe like agency or something like that. Each part becomes active and alive, but the story as a whole then emerges out of that.”

Kiki Smith – Sojourn
Feb. 12 – Sept. 12 2010
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Shepard Fairey Museum Survey Comes to Cincinnati

Shepard Fairey’s museum survey makes it third stop, opening at the Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati on Saturday, Feb. 20. The artist was first shown at CAC in 2004, as part of the Beautiful Losers group exhibition. A free public reception will take place the night of Feb. 19, with Fairey doubling as dj.  As with the previous installments at the Boston ICA and Andy Warhol Museum of Pittsburgh, the CAC store will be offering a limited edition print, created exclusively for the Contemporary Arts Center (pictured below)

It should come as little surprise that Jeffrey Deitch will also make good on taking over representation for Fairey shortly before accepting the position as the new director of LA MOCA. – Word is expect a solo show this April. a May 1 opening was just announced, as well as confirmation that this will be the final exhibit for Deitch Projects before permanently closing.

Shepard Fairey – Supply and Demand
Contemporary Arts Center of Cincinnati
Feb. 20 – August 22
44 E. 6th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Mr. Brainwash in New York City

This week, master of his own hype, Mr. Brainwash opens his first New York show in 15,000 of trendy downtown Meat Packing District real estate. With invites delivered and location already revealed for the private preview this Thursday, expect plenty of  hype to disseminate prior to the general opening on Sunday, Feb. 14.

We’ll let you be the judge.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Shag’s Autumn’s Come Undone @ Corey Helford Gallery


Shag, 2009. (All Images © Pirovino/TheArtCollectors)

Culver City’s gem Corey Helford Gallery adroitly puntuated the onset of the Thanksgiving holiday week with the opening of Autumn’s Come Undone, a solo exhibition by Shag, aka Josh Agle. In what is easily the artist’s largest works available to date, Agle is releasing gigantic giclee print canvases in editions of 5, including two immense tryptichs and several expansive dyptichs. The offering of the giclees is balanced by small original paintings. With prices that could be easily described as friendly, this show represents a true opportunity for collectors to acquire superb artwork by a established artist. Increasingly, Shag’s work is heading in a museum trajectory, with his prominence growing well beyond ‘cult’ status. The artist’s masterful sense of color is evidenced in every single composition. Each piece’s color palette is impeccable and astoundingly cohesive. One of Los Angeles’ most potent moments in pop art is presently upon us, open to view until December 9. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thursday, November 12th, 2009

McGee and Frost to Inaugurate Prism Gallery


Curated by RVCA/ANP founder, P.M. Tenore, Mind the Gap will present Barry McGee and Phil Frost side by side, signaling an impressive inaugural show for PRISM Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

McGee and Frost share a close history of collaboration and artistic development. The two artists are amongst the earliest with street roots to cross over into the fine art world, both with representation in highly respected galleries. This will be their first major joint installation effort since 2007′s Family Tree show (also with Creg R Stecyk) at RVCA/VASF. In 2003, they made their major L.A. gallery debut together (alongside Thomas Campbell) with Scribble and Scripture at Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles.

McGee also has a new monograph due out early next year.

More to come…..

Barry McGee & Phil Frost – Mind the Gap
Nov. 20 – Feb. 20, 2010
Preview Dates: November 12th – 19
PRISM Gallery
8746 West Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069