1. Alle Posts mit dem Tag "contemporary art"

  2. Art world bad boy Damien Hirst has opened a gift shop in New York’s SoHo, where art lovers can purchase some of Hirst’s most popular and controversial artworks at varying price points.

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  3. Now one can admire Tracey Emin’s bed, complete with dirty knickers and cigarette butts, at Tate Modern for the next 10 years.

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  4. Summer reading: This (quite entertaining) book imagines an art world without Damien Hirst

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Fancy some pill-shaped jewelry by enfant terrible Damien Hirst
    Apparently, it’s available in 18K yellow, rose or white gold. 

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  8. We can’t wait to hit this year’s art fairs in The Hamptons - Each fair will bring a unique mix of exhibitors from all over the world, showing this summer’s best selections from the international and contemporary market. Click through for a sneak peak

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  9. Crime in Art

    Would you like an art experience to go with the summer binge reading of crime fiction? Then Crime in Art at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow might be the exhibition for you. Here, horrific, eerie, and criminal artworks by some of the world’s most iconic artists are on display. Alongside Andy Warhol’s prints from the Electric Chair series, the exhibition includes large-scale presentations by artists such as Christian Boltanski, Taryn Simon, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Andres Serrano, and many more.

    Crime in Art is on view until Sept 28, 2014 at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow. 

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  10. The first thing I do when I get to my studio is turn off my mobile and take off my clothes

    Tracey Emin 

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  11. In other news, Tracey Emin’s bed was auctioned for $4.4 Million at Christie’s London tonight.

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  12. A rare triptych picturing Francis Bacon’s lover George Dyer sold for £26.7 million at Sotheby’s last night, during a £93,147,500 Contemporary Art evening auction which also set new world records for Peter Doig and Adrian Ghenie.

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  13. Jeff Koons dominates the center of the art conversation as no one else does. Now, the Whitney Museum’s Jeff Koons retrospective reveals the troubling and little-discussed issues of race and class lurking in his works.

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  14. Quick! Our Skate N Surf sale is only live for a few more hours, featuring decks by Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and KAWS.

    Browse Skate N Surf.  

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  15. Jeff Koons turned the traditional notion of the work of art and its context inside out. Focusing on unexpected yet banal objects as models for his work, he eschewed typical standards of ‘good taste’ in art, instead embracing what he perceives as conventional middle-class values. 

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  16. "I believe in sensuality. I believe in sex." - Jeff Koons.

    As the Whitney Museum’s Koons retrospective opens this week, we present the man, the artist, in his own words.

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