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Red Grooms Home Run Sculpture at Marlins Field Gets Moving

Red Grooms Home Run Sculpture at Marlins Field Gets Moving

Bullet Shih April 17, 2012 0

The Miami Marlins baseball team recently built a new stadium and commissioned a kinetic sculpture by artist Red Grooms that is expected to go into motion whenever the Marlins hit a homerun.  The Sun

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Grayson Perry is not a Ceramicist

Grayson Perry is not a Ceramicist

Bullet Shih April 16, 2012 0

  Always amusing YBA Grayson Perry sits down with the Guardian to discuss whether he is a ceramicist as well as the differences between an artist and a ceramicist.  He is most certainly an

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Saatchi a Neo Pre-Raphaelite?

Saatchi a Neo Pre-Raphaelite?

Bullet Shih April 11, 2012 0

Charles Saatchi, the collector credited with launching the careers of the YBAs (Young British Artists) who “shocked” the art world in the 90s with pickled sheep and unmade beds recently penned an article in

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Damien Hirst Studio Cam

Damien Hirst Studio Cam

Bullet Shih March 29, 2012 0

While you are looking at the computer screen, Damien Hirst Damien Hirst’s assistants are hard at work producing his signature pieces.  You can watch them online with the Damien Hirst studio cam.  

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Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

Andy Warhol Paints Debbie Harry on an Amiga

Bullet Shih March 22, 2012 0

With David Hockney actively exhibiting his new works done on an iPad and the recent opening of the blockbuster exhibition at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC that pays homage three and a half decades

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New Ray Johnson Estate Website

New Ray Johnson Estate Website

Bullet Shih March 16, 2012 0

Ray Johnson was an American artist who specialized in collage and mail art.  He was considered by many to be the heir apparent to Dada’s Marcel Duchamp as many acknowledged that he was an

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Smithsonian American Art Museum Video Game Exhibition

Smithsonian American Art Museum Video Game Exhibition

Bullet Shih March 15, 2012 0

Tomorrow, the Smithsonian American Art Museum will open The Art of Video Games.  According to its website, The Art of Video Games exhibition will explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic

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Lebbeus Woods at Friedman Benda

Lebbeus Woods at Friedman Benda

Bullet Shih March 9, 2012 1

Friedman Benda’s exhibition Early Drawings brings together over a hundred drawings of cities, inhabitants, and machines from the 80s and 90s of Lebbeus Woods.  Lebbeus Woods is well known for post apocalyptical visions that

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New York Artist Life 1970s vs 2000s

New York Artist Life 1970s vs 2000s

Bullet Shih March 6, 2012 0

The Wall Street Journal has a wonderful piece on the general state of living as an artist in New York City with a discussion between two different generations of artists. Deborah Kass, 60, moved

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Commodity Prices Soar! Tate Buys $44.3 Million Worth of Ai Wei Wei Sunflower Seeds

Commodity Prices Soar! Tate Buys $44.3 Million Worth of Ai Wei Wei Sunflower Seeds

Bullet Shih March 5, 2012 0

The Guardian is reporting that the Tate just purchased 8 million individual sculptures or 10 tons of the approximately 100 tons of the sunflower seeds exhibited last year at the Tate Modern.  Although the

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A Yen for Yuan 2: White Cube to Open Chinese Gallery

A Yen for Yuan 2: White Cube to Open Chinese Gallery

Bullet Shih March 1, 2012 0

The Washington Post is reporting via Kevin Chan at AP that Jay Jopling’s White Cube is opening a new 6000 square foot space in Hong Kong to access the burgeoning Chinese market.  While the

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Whitney Biennial Punked!

Whitney Biennial Punked!

Bullet Shih February 28, 2012 0

In an interview with artinfo.com  Julia Halperin talks with Whitney Biennial curators Jay Sanders and Elizabeth Sussman, JH: Did you feel at all like you needed to respond to Occupy Wall Street in any

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Obey and Hope?  Shepard Fairey to do Time?

Obey and Hope? Shepard Fairey to do Time?

Bullet Shih February 27, 2012 0

Shepard Fairey, the street artist who first burst onto the art scene with is “OBEY” posters in the 90s that feautured “professional wrestler” Andre the Giant, is in hot water.  However, it is not

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Rocking Horse Winner: Elmgreen and Dragset at Trafalgar Square

Rocking Horse Winner: Elmgreen and Dragset at Trafalgar Square

Bullet Shih February 17, 2012 0

Scandinavian art duo Elmgreen and Dragset have won the competition for artists to create a sculpture for public display on the fourth plinth on Trafalgar Square in London.  The fourth plinth which was built

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Eva and Adele: an Artwork in Progress

Eva and Adele: an Artwork in Progress

Bullet Shih February 15, 2012 0

The Huffington Post has an interview with the Contemporary art world’s eccentric über couple, Eva and Adele.  For decades they have been a fixture at most majors art events from fairs to auctions.  They

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Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate

Picasso and Modern British Art at the Tate

Bullet Shih February 13, 2012 0

On February 15th in London, the Tate will opening the exhibition Picasso and Modern British Art. The show will focus on the great Spanish master and his influence on modern British art seen through

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Rough Week for Museum Sculptures as Villa Medici and Maldives National Museum Vandalized

Rough Week for Museum Sculptures as Villa Medici and Maldives National Museum Vandalized

Bullet Shih February 9, 2012 Comments Off on Rough Week for Museum Sculptures as Villa Medici and Maldives National Museum Vandalized

According to Agence France Presse the Villa Medici in Rome which serves as the French Academy was visited on three separate occasions by vandals and thieves who made off with sculptures and lopped of

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David Hockney Talks Photography

David Hockney Talks Photography

Bullet Shih February 2, 2012 0

In an excellent interview with British artist David Hockney, artist and critic William Corwin sits down for an informative interview at Hockney’s studio where they talk about Hockney’s views on faxes, iPads, Pixar, and

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Steve Gianakos at Fredricks & Freiser

Steve Gianakos at Fredricks & Freiser

Bullet Shih January 30, 2012 0

The years have done little to slow down septagenerian Steve Gianakos as his latest show entitled New Works at Fredericks and Freiser show that he remains as devious, cheeky, and vulgar as ever.  Using

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Reality Bites: Jazz-minh Moore at Lyons Wier

Reality Bites: Jazz-minh Moore at Lyons Wier

Bullet Shih January 25, 2012 0

Jazz-minh Moore may be recognizable to a wider audience due to her appearance in season 2 of  Bravo TVs reality art show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist where artists compete in weekly

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Twisting in the Wind: Dongwook Lee at Doosan

Twisting in the Wind: Dongwook Lee at Doosan

Bullet Shih January 23, 2012 0

Dongwook Lee’s Love Me Tender at Doosan consists of small human models which could easily be a hybrid of painter James Ensor’s grotesque pink figures and the self mutilating Austrian Actionists of the 60s.

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YYBAs* (younger young British artists)

YYBAs* (younger young British artists)

Bullet Shih January 19, 2012 0

  With Damien Hirst now set on dominating the world with 26 years worth of spot paintings and Tracy Emin pushing 50 (b. 1963) as a newly appointed professor of drawing at the Royal

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Seeing Spots: Damien Hirst Complete Spot Paintings to Open at 11 Gagosian Locations Today

Seeing Spots: Damien Hirst Complete Spot Paintings to Open at 11 Gagosian Locations Today

Bullet Shih January 12, 2012 0

Damien Hirst’s Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 opens today at 11 different Gagosian locations worldwide.   Hirst is known for his shrewd business like approach to the art world as well as his penchant for extravagance. 

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New Denver Clyfford Still Museum a Hit as Drunken Viewer Punches Painting and Urinates on Herself

New Denver Clyfford Still Museum a Hit as Drunken Viewer Punches Painting and Urinates on Herself

Bullet Shih January 5, 2012 3

The New Clyfford Still Museum in Denver made headlines in 2011 as it sold 4 Still paintings at Sotheby’s fall sale for $114 million to raise money for the new museum in Denver.  Well

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Please Call me “Sir”: Apple’s Head Designer Knighted by Queen

Please Call me “Sir”: Apple’s Head Designer Knighted by Queen

Bullet Shih January 4, 2012 0

Jonathan Paul Ive, the man behind the minimal design of Apple’s addictive computers and devices which many owners consider a fashion accessory or work of art rather than a mere device, has recently been

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Yoko Ono to Travel to India for her Latest Exhibition and Hopes to Find Inspiration “When the World is Going Haywire”

Yoko Ono to Travel to India for her Latest Exhibition and Hopes to Find Inspiration “When the World is Going Haywire”

Bullet Shih December 29, 2011 0

The intrepid Yoko Ono will travel to India to open her new exhibition Our Beautiful Daughters at the Vadehra Art Gallery in New Delhi.  This exhibition promises to be a little more filled with

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Uncursed!: Yoko Ono at Galerie Lelong

Uncursed!: Yoko Ono at Galerie Lelong

Bullet Shih December 7, 2011 1

Yoko Ono was recently honored with the 8th Hiroshima Art Prize which is a triennial award given to artists for their contributions to world peace has recently extended her blessings to New York.  The

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This is Sew Cool: Laura Ortiz Vega and Cayce Zavaglia at Lyons Wier

This is Sew Cool: Laura Ortiz Vega and Cayce Zavaglia at Lyons Wier

Bullet Shih December 3, 2011 1

I first encountered Cayce Zavaglia’s work years ago in the excellent publication New American Paintings Volume 53 in 2004.  If I remember correctly, she embarked on her distinctive style shortly after the birth of

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Bling it on!: Rashaad Newsome at Marlborough Chelsea

Bling it on!: Rashaad Newsome at Marlborough Chelsea

Bullet Shih November 26, 2011 0

Rashaad Newsome’s Herald is his first solo show at Marlborough Chelsea.   It is a multmedia event which features large scale collages in ornate “high neo-Baroque” frames to create the modern heraldry of the new

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