The murals are coming fast and furious now that the twins are on a roll. Hot on the heels of work in New York, Naestved, and Minsk, Os Gemeos have now moved on to Lithuania for their latest project. For the third Vilnius Street Art Festival, the legendary duo from Brazil painted one of their classic yellow characters climbing out of a wall, smartly leaving some of the in situ graffiti in place on the wall. Photo credit: Julija Tamulevičiūtė & the artists. Discuss Os Gemeos here.
During our recent travels abroad to catch the opening of Banksy's Dismaland, we also made a few stops to see friends of ours across the pond. One was a visit to Pryce Lee's massive Birmingham compound that serves as both his lair and studio as he prepped for his upcoming show at Amsterdam's The Garage. The exhibition entitled Ceasefire is a step up to another level for the bi-continental artist. Utilizing more than just his signature bullets, Pryce's fresh works reaches into his arsenal for additional ammo to get his messages across while playing on the ambiguous and often murky term "ceasefire." Lee calls into question the fine line between war and peace by invoking icons often associated with both ends of the spectrum. As you can see in our studio visit, doves, bullets and shattered glass are all par for the course. Words like elegance and chaos come to mind when determining what the works from the exhibition inspire. It's rare to see concept and execution converge at a high level when talking about the art world, but after a visit to Mr. Lee's workshop, it's not hard to come to expect that from such a meticulous craftsman. This will definitely one of the more exciting exhibitions to kick off this year's art season. This show opens this Friday, so stop by if you're fortunate enough to be in Amsterdam. Until then check out an inside look at PL's studio space. Discuss Pryce Lee here.
Recently in the heart of London, Shok-1 created a new mural entitled Dog With Bones, reinterpretation of one of Keith Haring’s iconic dog paintings. Using his signature x-ray spray technique, the latest effort from the British artist is part of his X-Pop series that takes a look inside popular icons and symbols. Take a look at more photos below...
Discuss Shok-1 here.
After a summer series of works in his hometown of Paris, Invader has moved on to Italy to put up his next batch of work. The central Italian city of Ravenna is known for its superb Byzantine mosaics, so it is only natural that the French artist has chosen to increase his street activity there. This second invasion featured 15 new pieces with inspiration that ranged from the architecture, culture, and sights of the area. Discuss Invader here.
More stories from the week that ended Sep 27 (click on bolded words for more information):
- Images and information up for Derek Paul Boyle - Roleplay exhibition at Smart Objects.
- RIP: Brian Sewell, who died at the age of 84 after being diagnosed last year with cancer.
- Anish Kapoor forced by French court to remove anti-semitic vandalism from his Versailles sculpture. The artist will perform an artistic intervention on the piece. He is appeals the decision and discusses more about the vandalism. Kapoor decides to cover the vagina sculpture with gold leaf.
- BBC criticized for spending £8.16mil. on the space, which is referred to as a bizarre "digital arts" project.
- Ashley Powell causes a stir by installing "White Only" and "Black Only" signs around SUNY Buffalo.
- Zaha Hadid abandons a new bid for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium design.
- Musée d’Orsay closes for first day of Splendour and Misery show due to staff strike.
- Teachers union holds protest outside Broad museum on public opening day Sunday.
- Artists Space's landlord forces the venue’s temporary closure and the delay to construct a penthouse addition.
- Valinda Freed caught on camera writing on business card using Thomas Hart Benton mural as support.
- Jonathan Waxman recalls the time he turned down a portrait by Andy Warhol in exchange for food credit.
- Guggenheim v Guggenheim case thrown out by French court and family has to pay foundation's legal fees.
- PETA sues David Slater on behalf of monkey, claiming he had no right to sell monkey selfie from his camera.
- Performers in museums seeking adequate wages.
- Jennifer Russell plans to retire from her position at the Met at the end of December.
- 5 successful gallery dealers that had to struggle before hitting it big.
- The Chinese market is slowing down. Bloomberg looks at how the slowdown is affecting the art market.
- Penta Daily warns of a art market bubble.
- Fortune discusses fakes and art authentication issues.
- Fox News thinks that Leonardo DiCaprio painted the Mona Lisa.
- Larry Gagosian thinks Yves Bouvier's former position as head of freeports poses conflict of interest.
- Marco Rubio criticized for planned fundraiser at home of Harlan Crow, since he owns Hitler paintings.
- Banksy request visitors to Dismaland on Friday wear masks so he can attend without being photographed.
- Artsy explains why Walter Benjamin is the art world's favorite theorist.
- £7mil program aims to promote British culture in China.
- Jeff Koons to unveil Pluto and Proserpina next to statue of David to coincide with Italy antiques biennial.
- Netherlands and Rijksmuseum to buy two rare works by Rembrandt van Rijn for $90mil. each.
- National Gallery of Art preparing to add more of Corcoran’s collection to its own.
- Tate Modern's expansion set to open in June of 2016.
- Hartwig Fischer to become first foreign-born director of British Museum since 1827.
- Ng Teng Fong family gives $15mil. to The National Gallery Singapore.
- William Poundstone reviews The Art of Our Time show at MOCA Grand Ave.
- Kara Walker appointed as Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts’s Tepper Chair.
- Diana Widmaier Picasso talks about Picasso.mania at the Grand Palais
- Sotheby's to offer Kazimir Malevich's Mystic Suprematism (Black Cross on Red Oval) at $35-45mil. estimate. They also have Vincent van Gogh's Paysage sous un ciel mouvementé at $50-70mil.
- Christie's teams up with Simon de Pury to offer Lambert Collection online.
- 19th-Century "Continental School" painting sold by Nye and Company could actually be a real Rembrandt.
- Heritage Auctions launches contemporary art department and sale.
- Artnet looks at the Vienna Contemporary 2015 art fair.
- Richard Calvocoressi joins Gagosian after being director of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
- Wall Street Journal writes about Luxembourg’s Le Freeport art storage warehouse.
- Philip Guston now represented by Hauser & Wirth. Vija Celmins is now with Matthew Marks Gallery.
- Artnet writes about Maccarone's new LA location.
- Artinfo explores Daniel Joseph Martinez as a collectible mid-career artist.
- The Seen visits the private collection of Nancy and David Frej.
- David Leppan talks about collecting Spanish and Italian portraitures and Old Masters artwork.
- Emily Ratajkowski talks about art and art collecting with Sotheby's.
- Kenny Schachter writes about art and billboards.
- Greg Allen talks about his “Ex Collectio: The Bernard Madoff Provenance Project”.
- Beatrix Ruf selected as recipient of Independent Curators International’s Agnes Gund Curatorial Award.
- Postcommodity collective of artists will install two miles of scare-eye balloons at the U.S.-Mexico border in AZ.
- Donald Judd prints to be exhibited in his Soho home.
- Artspace interviews Katherine Bernhardt.
- Jim Nutt wins Artists’ Legacy Foundation’s 2015 Artist Award.
- Village Voice reviews Dana Schutz' show at Petzel.
- Richard Prince to exhibit single work exhibition at Gladstone Gallery.
- Laurie Anderson talks about her project of bringing Guantánamo to Park Avenue.
- Juha van Ingen, and Janne Särkelä create 1000-year-long animated GIF.
- Darren Bader looking for women with specific names for an artwork.
- Candida Höfer is the winner of this year’s Cologne Fine Art Prize, which includes €10,000.
- Roberta Smith reviews Ron Nagle at Matthew Marks Gallery.
- Math Bass talks to Courtney Malick.
- Studio International interviews Petra Cortright.
- Michael Slenske writes about Graham Wilson.
- Scott Indrisek talks to Keltie Ferris about her show.
- Craig Hubert talks to Adrian Tomine.
- Scott Indrisek reviews Stanya Kahn's show at Marlborough Chelsea.
- Artnet looks at the best cities for artists in the 21st century.
- David Ebony chooses his top 10 NY shows for the fall. Martin Herbert picks ten Oct shows around the world he thinks you shouldn't miss.
- Jerry Saltz briefly reviews some shows in NY.
- Zaha Hadid becomes first woman to win RIBA Royal Gold Medal for architecture.
- Artcurial will be the exclusive European retailer of Jeff Koons’s Yellow Balloon Dog plate.
Returning to Boston for the third and final piece in a series of public works on the tallest building in the city, JR (interviewed) decided place his new work on the 44th to 50th floor. Standing at 150 feet tall and 86 feet wide, the piece is the tallest work ever envisioned by the French photograffeur. Started without much fanfare, the piece at former John Hancock tower developed over several days as residents of Beantown speculated on the artist behind it all. The mysterious figure of the anonymous man can be seen at 200 Clarendon Street through mid November. Discuss JR here. [caption id="attachment_284926" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Jessica Rinaldi (The Boston Globe)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_284927" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Jessica Rinaldi (The Boston Globe)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_284928" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Chitose Suzuiki (Boston Herald)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_284932" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Barry Chin (The Boston Globe)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_284930" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Chitose Suzuiki (Boston Herald)[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_284929" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Chitose Suzuiki (Boston Herald)[/caption]
Recently, LNY (Lunar New Year) completed a stunning new mural for the city of Newark's Model Neighborhood Initiative project at 258 Jelliff Ave. Inspired by what writer Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote to his son in Between the World and Me, the wall is entitled The Reflective Black Body. Coates writes - "I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life, and the pursuit of this question, I have found, ultimately answers itself."
After a successful first event in 2014 (covered), the public arts program No Limit Borås in Sweden is back this year with a stellar list of artist. Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed) was one of the people invited to paint in the city of Borås, an opportunity he took to paint one of his expansive bird murals. Created with his signature kinetic brushstrokes, the piece was painted expertly over multiple separated walls on the same building leading to a unique effect when viewed from different angles. Other participants include Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Pichi&Avo, Joe Iurato, Dulk, INTI, Laurence Vallières, Curiot, Robert Proch, and David Zinn (more on these artists later). Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss DALeast here.
It's been seven years since the Goldman family reopened the mural spot that Keith Haring worked his magic at on the corner of Bowery & Houston St. in Manhattan's Lower East Side/Chinatown area. Since then, an explosion of great art can be seen in street by all who come to the Big Apple. RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, AIKO, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, CRASH, Faile, How & NOSM, REVOK/POSE, Swoon, Maya Hayak, and Ron English have all taken aim to arrest motion at the iconic location. The one thing missing was the cherry on top of this ice cream sundae... Who would that be? Only a legend of the global graffiti movement for the past five decades - the one and only New York City native Futura. His contribution to the legendary wall is a piece entitled Concrete Jungle. Utilizing colorless blacks, whites, and grays, the master worked tirelessly with his spray cans to create a street masterpiece that captures the cold yet relentless energy that defines NYC. Try looking at one part of the mural and telling your eyes to stay still. Enjoy a detailed look at the jungle below as well as some photos from the tribute piece Os Gemeos left across the street when they stopped by for a visit. Discuss Futura here.
Last week, Urban Nation curated an event in Reykjavic in association with the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival where participants were paired with an audio artist who provided the visual artist with a song, a title, a poem, a quote or a book that greatly influenced their work. The series of works was entitled Wall Poetry and featured the works of D*Face, Elle, Evoca1, Tankpetrol, Cara, Ernest Zacharevic, Telmomiel, and DeihXLF (seen here) near venues where the bands will be playing during the festival from November 4-8 in Iceland's capital. For his part, DEIH was inspired by his vision of a "waterfall", which was a song from VÖK. Created usual the Spanish street artist signature use of vibrant colors and comic-inspired imagery, the mural was nice subtle interpretation of his subject matter. Photo credit: Nika Kramer. Discuss DEIH here.
More stories from the week that ended Oct 4 (click on bolded words for more information):
- Mousse looks at Michael Manning's latest show.
- RIP: Antonio Ramos, 27, who was shot while working on commissioned mural intended to reduce violence.
- RIP: Leonid Nikolayev of Voina, who died at the age of 31 in a timber cutting accident.
- RIP: Alan Moore, who died at the age of 101.
- RIP: Ionel Talpazan, who died at the age of 60 due to complications of a stroke and advanced diabetes.
- RIP: Sebastiano Magnanini, art thief who died at the age of 47 under suspicious circumstances.
- RIP: Frank Bramblett, who died at the age of 67 due to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
- RIP: Uggie, who starred in the film The Artist, dies at the age of 13 due to prostate tumor.
- Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, charged in destruction of mausoleums and a mosque in Timbuktu, appears in court.
- Anish Kapoor accused by French official of declaring war on France.
- Faith47's mural in support of Atena Farghadani in Red Hook vandalized by paintballs and will be painted over.
- Princess Eugenie banned from taking anymore time off at Hauser & Wirth after only working half her time so far.
- Sandy Heller subpoenaed in the Rybolovlev and Bouvier case.
- Knoedler Gallery and Ann Freedman will have to go to trial in two cases involving fake works.
- Luc Tuymans reaches out-of-court settlement with photographer Katrijn Van Giel in a copyright dispute.
- Group of men posing as officials try to remove art in Armenian Pavilion at Beijing Biennale.
- Great Salt Lake in Utah, where Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty located, facing most critical drought in history.
- Two Goya works, a painting and a drawing, stolen from a private home in Villanueva de la Cañad in Spain.
- Toledo Museum of Art to return four works to India that could possibly have been stolen.
- Max Geller and supporters to picket Museum of Fine Arts hoping to persuade it to remove Renoir from its walls.
- Catalog in France's archive shows how top Nazi Hermann Goering amassed stolen fine art during WWII.
- Print of Robert Mapplethorpe's Man in Polyester Suit, which was at the center of culture war, heads to auction.
- Man arrested, accused of purposely destroying Dale Chihuly glass sculpture at the Tacoma Art Museum.
- Sam Larson accuses Forever 21 of stealing his work.
- Katya Kazakina writes about the cooling of the market for young artists' work.
- The end of Freddy in Baltimore.
- Dozens of artists losing studio space in three Ninth Street buildings in Gowanus due to new management.
- Royal College of Art in a state of jeopardy as staff members quit and students protest.
- Dia abandons previous plans for new building in Chelsea and to use existing real estate it has instead.
- Maxwell Anderson leaving as director of Dallas Museum of Art to work at New Cities Foundation in NYC.
- Scott Reyburn discusses the opacity of the art market.
- Basquiat estate trying to control photographs of the artist nude.
- Jeff Koons explains why his work is not about the strive for luxury.
- Sotheby's debt spike could hurt the company’s credit in a downturn and leads to downgrade in rating.
- Banksy's Dismaland to be dismantled and sent to Calais to be used to build shelter for migrants.
- Experts believe that they have found the skeletal remains of model for Mona Lisa.
- Bill protecting artistic freedom passed into law by France’s National Assembly.
- French government prepared to pay up to $90mil. to keep one of two Rembrandt paintings in the country. France and Netherlands to jointly buy the pictures.
- Art initiative expedition accidentally uncovers new glow-in-the-dark sea turtle.
- Artsy discusses the level of Britishness in the London art market.
- The Walker Art Center announces recent acquisitions to its collection.
- Rose Art Museum opens offsite gallery called Rosebud.
- Dia Art Foundation hires James Meyer to be deputy director and chief curator.
- Gabriele Finaldi vows to keep admission to National Gallery in London free.
- Getty seeks to preserve memory of Palmyra's Roman ruins through acquisition of rare photography collection.
- William Poundstone explores the Broad's storage of artwork. The connection of Urs Fischer's street light piece at the Broad to Chris Burden's Urban Light.
- Turner Prize show opens at Tramway gallery in Glasgow. Artnet reviews the show.
- The Art Newspaper visits John Hoyland’s show at Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery. Jonathan Jones reviews the show.
- Herzog and de Meuron's design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery.
- Frida Kahlo show set to break attendance record at New York Botanical Garden.
- Exhibits from the Museum of Innocence will go on show early next year at Somerset House.
- Performa announces its roster for 2015 biennial. Cait Munro has a preview.
- ArtForum has details on the upcoming edition of Manifesta.
- Zachary Kaplan promoted to executive director at Rhizome.
- Katya Kazakina writes about the upcoming auction season.
- Sarah Hanson takes an in-depth look at daytime auctions.
- Leonardo DiCaprio winning bidder ($250k) for Walton Ford’s Pacific Theater painting at charity auction.
- Phillips to auction print of William Eggleston’s Memphis (Tricycle) next week.
- Heffel to offer three Lawren Harris works on occasion of the artist's Hammer retrospective.
- Adam Sheffer appointed president of Art Dealers Association of America.
- Artinfo has a sneak peak of Frieze London 2015.
- The New Yorker writes about the market for Tansaekhwa artwork.
- NY Times writes about estate planning and art collecting.
- Larry's List interviews Moisés Cosio about the art collecting scene in Mexico City.
- Interview with Deborah Brown about Bushwick and her gallery/studio space.
- Hilary Schaffner and Ryan Wallace discuss Halsey McKay Gallery and Ellie Rines joining.
- Christie's has a list of the hottest Japanese contemporary artists.
- Observer interviews Michelle Papillion.
- Nanette Lepore opens Lepore Savage Gallery in her West Village townhouse.
- Lisa Cooley now represents Matthew Darbyshire.
- Artinfo looks at Marianne Vitale as a collectible mid-career artist.
- Ori Gersht joins Kohn Gallery artist roster.
- Chicago Reader interviews Jeff Koons.
- The story of Ellsworth Kelly helping a toddler doodle and providing him with tips.
- The story of why Andy Warhol created a Barbie painting.
- Nicole Eisenman and LaToya Ruby Frazier among the winners of MacArthur Genius grants.
- Artinfo reviews Richard Serra's Ramble Drawings show at Gagosian Gallery.
- Deana Lawson & Henry Taylor in conversation.
- The Fader interviews FriendsWithYou.
- Franz West Privatstiftung announces forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.
- Jerry Saltz writes about Dana Schutz and Katherine Bernhardt.
- Artspace writes about Sam Falls' performance-based work at The Kitchen.
- Nasher Sculpture Center awards Doris Salcedo the winner of Nasher Prize, which includes $100k.
- Karen Wong writes about her experience at Walter De Maria's Lightning Field.
- Phaidon writes about Wolfgang Tillmans.
- Andrew Goldstein interviews Theaster Gates.
- Scott Indrisek talks to Frances Stark.
- John Waters' commencement speech to be turned into a book.
- Bill Powers interviews Brian Calvin.
- Dylan Kerr interviews Neil Beloufa.
- Carolina A. Miranda looks at the Camilo Restrepo show at Steve Turner.
- Artspace's list of artists to watch in October.
- That feel when artists mix painting with projection.
- Container Artist Residency program offers artist residency on a container ship.
- Ima Moteki creates set of Nameless Paints that aim to change the way children learn and think about color.
- Other Criteria releases new book of Damien Hirst drawings.
- Joe Fig's Inside the Artist's Studio book released. Use code JOEFIG for 35% off.
- ICA releases limited edition Prem Sahib print.
- Triangle Books releases limited edition Rob Pruitt book and print.
- Kim Kardashian's similarities to Jeff Koons.
- ArtNews writes about Art Breakers and the problem with reality shows based on contemporary art.
- Bernie Sanders promises to be an arts president.
- Artspace looks at six artworks with subjects that are in pain.
Recently, we shared with you a mural that D*Face (interviewed) completed for the Unexpected public arts event in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Curated by Just Kids, artists Vhils, Roa (seen above), Maser, Ana Maria, Bicicleta Sem Freio and Askew were also invited in to paint walls in the former real western town's downtown area. Take a look below at some photos, which also includes another piece from D*Face. [caption id="attachment_285496" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Vhils[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285494" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] ROA[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285492" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] D*Face[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285493" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Maser[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285491" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Bicicleta Sem Freio[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285490" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Bicicleta Sem Freio[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285489" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Askew[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285488" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Ana Maria[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285487" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Ana Maria[/caption]
After highlighting the mural from DALeast (interviewed) for No Limit Borås in Sweden, we now have a recap of the other works created by the invited artists ranging from painted walls to sculpture to 3D sidewalk art. The city of Borås witnessed Tristan Eaton, Logan Hicks, Pichi&Avo, Joe Iurato, Dulk, INTI, Laurence Vallières, Curiot, Robert Proch (seen above), and David Zinn getting their art on and we have photos of the results below. [caption id="attachment_285693" align="aligncenter" width="800"] David Zinn. Photo by artist.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285694" align="aligncenter" width="800"] David Zinn. Photo by artist.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285695" align="aligncenter" width="800"] David Zinn. Photo by artist.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285696" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Dulk. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285697" align="aligncenter" width="928"] Inti. Photo by artist.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285698" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Joe Iurato. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285699" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Joe Iurato. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285700" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Joe Iurato. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285701" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Laurence Vallieres. Photo by Walkaboutsweden.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285702" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Logan Hicks. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285703" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Pichi&Avo. Photo by Anders Kihl.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285706" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Tristan Eaton. Photo by Anders Kihl.[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_285692" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Curiot. Photo by Henrik Haven.[/caption]
Coming up on October 18th, Dabs Myla will be unveiling an ambitious exhibition in the stand-alone 1930 built Spanish Revival workplace building, located on the Modernica factory property in Los Angeles. The husband and wife duo will takeoff the entire space, interior and exterior, with their paintings, sculptures, installations and exclusive furnishings from limited-edition fiberglass shell chairs and hand painted ceramics to custom-built lighting installations. Stay tuned for more details as there will be a public reception planned. Photo credit: @kingstonphoto. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
Recently in Poland, Alexis Diaz (seen above), DALeast, and Borondo stopped by to paint some murals in the city of Lodz. Curated by Michał Bieżyński, the new works for Lodz Murals are a continuation of a public arts program for the third largest city in the country. City dwellers and online admirers will now be able to enjoy the detailed patchwork of Diaz, iconic kinetic wave from DAL, and the painterly skills of Borondo. Photo credit: Maciej Stempij.
More stories from the week that ended Oct 11 (click on bolded words for more information):
- Parker Ito part of Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris's CO-WORKERS – Network as Artist show.
- RIP: Chantal Akerman, who died unexpectedly at the age of 65.
- RIP: Olga Hirshhorn, who died at the age of 95.
- RIP: Akram Raslan, who died of torture-related injuries at the hands of Syrian police.
- Images and information for Davida Nemeroff and JPW3 - FRYGUY up at Cooper Cole's site.
- Helen Molesworth recalls the time she spent with Noah Davis.
- Ai Weiwei discovers surveillance devices installed in his home studio and messes with those listening in.
- Union strike at National Gallery in London ends after 100 days when deal is agreed to.
- Does a museum show curated by a collector like Steve Martin create a conflict of interest?
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir protest occurs outside of Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His descendent Genevieve Renoir defends the artist on Instagram.
- Deutsches Museum evacuated after WWII bomb discovered in nearby courtyard during construction work.
- Yoko Ono's attempt at breaking the world record for a human peace sign unfortunately fails.
- Does art still have the power to shock?
- Market for fine arts in Buenos Aires may not be large enough to support its artists.
- Eileen Kinsella writes about the cooling off in the market for younger artists. Georgina Adams discusses the supposed art market slowdown in China.
- Douglas Druick announces he will leave his position as director and president of Art Institute of Chicago.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts awards Jo Applin the Mellor Prize for Research on Women Artists.
- Artists list for 4th Greater New York show at MoMA PS1 revealed. Andrew Russeth reviews the exhibition.
- Eddie Peake's The Forever Loop installation at the Barbican.
- Noguchi Museum launches a multi-artist show called Museum of Stones.
- Frank Auerbach's upcoming retrospective at Tate Britain.
- Centre Pompidou to present pop-up exhibitions in Korea and China.
- University of Maryland to partner with Phillips Collection. Masterpieces from Kunstmuseum Basel headed to Phillips Collection for a tour.
- David M. Rubenstein gives $25mil. to Duke University to fund arts programming and new arts building.
- Artnet looks at Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery museum.
- The museum boom currently occurring in Beirut.
- Hepworth Wakefield gallery launches £30k contemporary sculpture prize to be awarded every two years.
- Marco Breuer winner of inaugural Headlands Center for the Arts Larry Sultan Photography Award.
- James Jean, Shepard Fairey, more in OUTSIDE/IN :: The Ascendance of Street Art... at ArtCenter.
- Sotheby's Hong Kong sale shows strong results. Zeng Fanzhi and Jack Ma collaborative painting sells for $5.4mil. during the sale.
- Bonhams' sale of Middle Eastern modern and contemporary art in London breaks records for five artists.
- Phillips gets back Cy Twombly work that it had previously sold in 2006. Christie's has a Warhol Four Marilyns work that was previously sold at Phillips in 2013.
- The National Press Club and its affiliated journalism institute will sell its Norman Rockwell painting.
- The story of the dual-sided Picasso painting consigned to Sotheby's by William Koch.
- Carlyle’s Olivier Sarkozy launching art financing firm, Athena, that will offer loans against art as an asset.
- Kenny Schachter writes about the September auctions.
- Marion Maneker discusses the use of artwork as currency.
- The commonality between art and venture capital.
- Colin Gleadell looks at the market for Allan Kaprow paintings.
- Art+Auction looks at the 5 Fairs to See During Frieze Week 2015. Christie's insider guide to Frieze week.
- Adam Fields starts ARTA to make art shipping easier and more convenient.
- Hauser & Wirth plans new gallery space in Chelsea.
- David Zwirner now represents Sigmar Polke.
- Andrew Kreps Gallery now represents Michael E. Smith.
- Andrew Edlin Gallery now represents the estate of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein.
- Victoria Miro now represents Do Ho Suh.
- Modern Painters interviews Frank Stella.
- The Art Newspaper republishes rare interview with Alberto Burri.
- L’OFFICIEL Singapore talks to Chloe Wise.
- Christopher Knight reviews the James Hayward show at Roberts & Tilton.
- Joan Punyet Miró performs at Joan Miró show at Galerie Gmurzynska.
- Scott Indrisek interviews Jim Shaw.
- Ryan McNamara and Dev Hynes plan large scale performance during Art Basel Miami Beach.
- Rashid Johnson talks about Robert Davis.
- Jeffrey Deitch to exhibit the work of The Wolfpack brothers.
- W Magazine visits Jacob Kassay's show at Fitzpatrick-Leland House.
- It's Nice That looks at the work of Jon Rafman.
- ArtDaily covers Danh Vō's site-specific project for the Palacio de Cristal in Madrid.
- Ethan Cook discusses his new series of works.
- MoMA visits Ryan McGinness at Lower East Side Printshop.
- How artists throughout history have utilized the golden ratio.
- Jerry Saltz discusses Donald Trump's neck vagina and more with Paddle8.
- Patt Morrison interviews Steve Martin about art.
- James Franco paints portrait of Randall Park as Kim Jong-un.
- Paddle8 has a collector's guide to Amsterdam.
- Artnet compiles 12 memorable art world cameos on TV.
- On occasion of Instagram's fifth anniversary, four artists reveal who they follow on the gram. Part II of Larry's List of art collectors to follow on Instagram.
- Artists Living With Art, a book by Stacey Goergen and Amanda Benchley takes you inside artist's homes.
- Amazon opens hand-made goods marketplace with Handmade at Amazon.
- Phaidon releases JR's first monograph. Use code: AUT35 for 35% off.
- New Vic Muniz edition on Artware.
- Time-limited edition available by Sam Falls.
- Russell Etchen catalogs and ephemera available from his site.
- Alexander Calder-inspired wallets available at Whitney shop.
- Lazarides releases new prints by Ian Francis.
Earlier this week, Faith47 finished a mural in East Harlem on the corner of 103 Street and Madison Avenue entitled Estamos Todos Los Que Cabemos, a part of MonumentArt, presented by the La Marqueta Retoña initiative. The wall was painted as part of the project focused on the issue of immigration with the imagery of migratory birds chosen for the fact their their patterns ignore human borders on a map. The South African artist further states - "We forget that the dividing lines specifying countries were merely drawn by politically hungry men. In reality, the earth is open. There are no countries, no borders, it belongs to no one. We are transient visitors and should travel as we please. For fans in New York who are lucky enough to be able to see this piece in person, get ready for a solo from her on November 9th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Photos via @nookyelur (progress shot) & the artist. Discuss Faith47 here.
Earlier this month, this year's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche opened up to the public in Toronto. One of the participating artists this year is French photogapher JR (interviewed) with several projects to engage his fans in Canada. One of these is seen above, the continuation of the TED winner's Inside Out project where people are asked to have their photos taken in large scale black & white format at a mobile photo booth and then pasted as public art or for some political motive in certain instances. In this case, the shots were set in a spiral in Nathan Phillips Square forming a striking conglomeration of portraits. Another project was described by JR in the video below and seen below was where visitors were invited to look into a camera and have their eye projected onto the outside of the historic Campbell House. Discuss JR here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2U4utWL8II
Last month, as part of the Murals In the Market festival, Luke Chueh (interviewed) painted a rare public arts mural in Detroit's Eastern Market. The Los Angeles-based painter decided to go with an image inspired by his thoughts of the Motor City as being the home of house music and DJ culture as we know it. For fans of Chueh's sad bear series of works, The Soundtrack (To My Life) is certainly instantly recognizable and striking in large scale form. Featured artists also include: 2501, Askew, Beau Stanton, Brian Lacey, Denial, Ellen Rutt, Eugene Carland, Fel3000ft, Glenn Barr, Hannah Stouffer, Hebru Brantley, Hygienic Dress League, Jeff Soto, Jesse Kassel, Jonny Alexander, Kashink, Kobie Soloman, Kwest, Madsteez, Marlo Broughton, Martha Cooper, Maxx242, Zak Meers, Meggs, Michelle Tanguay, Miss Van, Monica Canilao, Naturel, NNII, NoseGo, Ouizi, Persue, Rick Williams, Rone, Ryan Doyle, Shark Toof, Sydney G. James, Taylor White, Tead, Woes, Ron Zakrin and more… Discuss Luke Chueh here.
Project 256 is a unique non-commercial campaign that launched several days ago in Paris. By combining street art and digital technology, the innovative project aims to ease some of the suffering of people that call those same streets their home. The concept of this campaign is based on creating a portrait of a homeless person in the public space. The artist then adds a unique QR code next to the work, which leads to a video of an interview with the homeless person as well as enables anyone to send a direct Bitcoin donation. These donations can be used for food, shelter or bigger purchases, all by using an old recycled mobile device that is donated to the homeless person. You can find a more detailed info about this breakthrough project on the Project 256 official website where they just revealed their first piece created by Herakut in Paris. Using their distinctive expressive style, Hera and Akut painted a portrait of Karim, who then shared his story with the world in hopes of getting some support through this project. Discuss Herakut here.
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