1. Gallery Hopping: Berlin / Hollywood

    This week, we’re heading to Berlin, the mecca of the European contemporary art scene, to visit Dittrich & Schlechtriem. Opening on Thursday is First Works, the first exhibition for the fictional artist collective, Fresh White. French artist, Xavier Stentz is the man behind this pseudo artist group. The sole focus of the show is the famous and mass appropriated HOLLYWOOD sign. This exhibition explores the significance of the HOLLYWOOD sign and all of its many cultural reverberations. Not only that, the exhibition forms only a small slice of an ongoing project surrounding the actual sign. Underlying this entire exhibition is the ultimate goal to repaint the sign altogether, which will take place at the projects end. For now, the three part show, provides a detailed survey of the sign’s history and symbolic status as an emblem of American culture. This show should not be missed!

    We would be remiss not to mention these other great shows opening this week!

    Beijing, China

    Guo Fengyi: LANDSCAPEPORTRAIT at Long March Space

    Berlin, Germany

    Hans Scheib: Kind sein
    IM KABINETT Angela Hampel: Zeichungen
    at Galerie LEO.COPPI

    New York, New York, USA

    Summer Show | Works on Paper at Praxis

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  2. In surreal news, a Japanese artist launched a Bonsai Tree and a bouquet of flowers into space. 

    Take a look at the incredible, extraterrestrial images

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  3. Strictly Critical 

    Our two critics scrap gallery world for art in the public realm at "If You Build It," an exhibition curated by the socially-engaged non-profit No Longer Empty inside a David Adjaye building dedicated to low-income housing. Located in Harlem’s Sugar Hill neighborhood—the legendary epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance—the show and the setting take Blake and Christian out of their comfort zone.

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  4. Hopper & Young: Lost Angels 

    If you happen to be in London tonight, don’t miss Mead Carney Gallery’s opening for a show of 1960’s photographs by legendary Hollywood actor and photographer Dennis Hopper alongside a series of new works by California based artist Russell Young

    Alongside Young’s works, The Dennis Hopper Art Trust is showing a selection of specially-printed negatives taken by Dennis Hopper between 1961- 1967, which are currently exhibited at London’s Royal Academy Of Arts. 

    Admission for tonight’s opening of Lost Angels is by RSVP only, therefore if you wish to attend this event kindly RSVP with name(s) of guest(s) to rsvp@meadcarney.com

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  5. A giant rubber duck designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has disappeared amid heavy storms in China’s southwestern Guiyang City

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  6. Crazy, brilliant? Three artists have used the remnants of Joseph Beuys’ renowned Fettecke (1982) to distil schnapps in Düsseldorf

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  7. For the next three days, we’re celebrating the strong, sensual aesthetic of leading Japanese Contemporary artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, all of whom offer visually seductive images of nature and Japanese urban life and culture.

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  8. Born on this day in 1882 in New York, Edward Hopper was an extremely influential artist who was best known for his Realist oil paintings and watercolors of urban and rural scenes.

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  9. Spray Can, an iconic and instantly recognizable work by Pop Art sensation Roy Lichtenstein

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  10. Art Galleries: Summer Edition

    Just in time for those long summer days, we’re delighted to introduce the newest members of our Gallery Network. Browse at your leisure. 

    1. Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art - New York, NY

    2. De Re Gallery - Los Angeles, CA

    3. Edward Kurstak, Seminole, FL

    4. Fine Art Mia - Miami, FL, New York, NY; London, UK

    5. Galerie Dennis Rackey - Bad Honnef

    6. Gary Snyder Fine Art - New York, NY

    7. Gitana Rosa Gallery - New York, NY

    8. Jamie Brooks Fine Art - Costa Mesa, CA

    9. Opiom Gallery - Opio

    10. Pop Fine Art - Los Angeles, CA

    Pictured: Cyrus Mahboubian, Alpines, courtesy of De Re Gallery 

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  11. As the hottest days of summer approach, we’re dreaming about flying off to some of the world’s most fascinating cities to see equally fascinating art. Without further ado, here are the top 10 international art shows this summer. 

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  12. If you would like to see Vermeer’s famous, beautiful Girl with a Pearl Earring, you’ll have to have to travel to the Netherlands, as it’s been banned from leaving the Mauritschuis Picture Gallery. 

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  13. From Art Southampton to events in Berlin, here’s a look at what’s happening in the arts this week.

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  14. Is this what art criticism has come to? 
    Within 24 hours of the MH17 crash site images appearing on television screens around the world, the Guardian’s chief art critic had leapt into action and penned an SEO-savvy “review” of the horrid television images, from an art critic’s perspective. 

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  15. "When people who come here and want to make an investment, I send them to the bank. That’s not my profession.”
    Legendary gallerist Yvon Lambert slammed the speculative art market and bemoaned art advisors’ ever-larger roles within the market in an interview.

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