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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Medicom Toy has just released a new limited Bearbrick design by our close and much admired friend, Tomokazu Matsuyama. The two figure set was produced in an edition of 300 and includes both 100% (2.5″) and 400% (10″) sizes. Though the product is exclusive to Japan (available here), savvy collectors will undoubtedly find their way to this limited release.
For our review on Matsu’s current exhibit in San Francisco, read here
Thursday, February 11th, 2010
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just launched an online reading room, where they are gradually making available a full range of electronic facsimiles of museum publications spanning their history. LACMA’s initial offering comprises ten early exhibition catalogues, mostly from the 1960s, and serves as an invaluable academic resource.
Friday, November 27th, 2009
Phaidon has just released the most up to date and comprehensive monograph on Anish Kapoor, covering 30 years of the sculptor’s work over 528 pages and 446 color photos. The publisher is also running a 20% discount on all purchases in their webstore, now through December 11. Sign up to their email list to receive a discount code.
Friday, November 27th, 2009
Attention Kmart shoppers, Arkitip is discounting all issues 50%, for one day only. Don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on back issues of this essential publication, including a meticulously curated selection of artist features and limited editions by the likes of Ryan McGinness, KAWS, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jose Parla, Chris Johanson, and more. Sale runs Black Friday, Nov. 27.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2009
Unless you frequent the Market-Frankford elevated train line in West Philadelphia, chances are you’ve seen very little of Love Letter, artists Steve Powers’ most recent public arts project. While the multi-site mural was painted in 30 parts spanning 20 blocks of West Philadelphia rooftops, you can now take the entire thing home in book format. A Love Letter for You: Love in Transit is available soon via Gingko Press, and documents the entire love affair across 96 pages. $14.95 means buy two and give somebody you love an early holiday present.
Friday, October 30th, 2009
On Nov. 2 British art and design publisher, Phaidon, launches a temporary NY store in Soho. Located at 100 Wooster Street, the pop-up shop will remain open through the holiday season and close Jan. 2.
Thursday, October 29th, 2009
In conjunction with Mark Gonzales’ current New York exhibit with Franklin Parrasch, Elk Books has published a two-volume catalog zine. The set was printed as an edition of 100 copies and is priced at $20.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
After a recent relocation to Stockholm, Sweden, Brendan Monroe returns to California for his third exhibit with Richard Heller Gallery. Places Between Here and Here opens Oct. 17 and features new painting and wood sculpture installations. To celebrate the occasion, TAC is giving away a signed and hand-illustrated copy of Brendan’s recent monograph, B. Monroe, out now on Paper Museum Press. To enter our drawing, sign up to follow us on twitter, or if you already do, email us (email@example.com) with the twitter name you currently follow us with. We will take submissions through Wed., Oct. 21 and announce a winner shortly thereafter.
Check out the photo gallery below for a preview of some of Brendan’s paintings for the upcoming show.
B. Monroe book cover and inside illustrated+signed page.
Brendan Monroe – Places Between Here and Here
Oct. 17 – Nov. 14
Richard Heller Gallery
2525 Michigan Ave. B-5A
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
The New York Minute exhibition catalog is now available via O.H. W.O.W as a hardcover edition, limited to 100 numbered copies and packaged with a special t-shirt. The set is $75, so hopefully a softcover version will pop up, like the one seen in this sneak peek via the show’s curator, Kathy Grayson (who was just interviewed by Art Observed). Read on for images. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, October 12th, 2009
There’s lots going on in anticipation of this week’s theatrical release of Spike Jonze’s adaptation of the children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are. While much of the spotlight is on MoMA’s survey of Jonze’s accomplishments in film, several other events focus on Maurice Sendak, the story’s creator.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is hosting There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak, on view now through Jan. 19, 2010. The exhibit features watercolors, preliminary sketches, drawings, and dummy books from more than 40 of Sendak’s books. All works are on loan from the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, which holds the world’s largest collection of Sendak’s art, including some ten thousand items including drawings and manuscripts for over one hundred books, as well as prints, paintings, hand-made books, and a wide range of other ephemera.
The Rosenbach Museum has aslo lent twelve drawings and two manuscript pages for Where the Wild Things Are: Original Drawings by Maurice Sendak, taking place at the Morgan Library in New York.
Coinciding with these exhibits is Sendak in Soho, the largest ever sale of original art directly from the artist’s collection, including over 200 works, as well as a limited edition bronze sculpture. The show is currently on view at Animazing Gallery and runs till Nov. 8.
Lastly, The Rosenbach is currently holding two of their own Sendak exhibits. While And It’s Still Hot: Where The Wild Things Are focuses on the popular book, Too Many Thoughts to Chew: A Sendak Stew presents a refreshing curatorial approach that does not focus on Wild Things, and instead explores the reoccurring themes of food, eating, and being eaten in Sendak’s books.