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Leon Keer in Long Beach, California

Our friend Leon Keer recently spent some time in North America where he was invited by the good people from POW! WOW!.

Painting on the streets of Long Beach in California, the Dutch artist created this impressive 3D optical illusion. Long Beach Pike was an amusement park from early 1900. After some decades of fun and entertainment, the Pike was officially closed and demolished in 1979.... | Read More

PEER presents Smile Please by Simon English, a significant new body of painted drawings and sculpture

PEER presents Smile Please, a significant new body of ‘painted drawings’ by Simon English, accompanied by other recent works on paper and rarely seen sculptural assemblages created by the artist between 2014 and 2018. English’s prolific practice is primarily drawing based. Using ink, pen, graphite and watercolour, he pairs, sequences and arranges these drawings in grids often... | Read More

Dubai collector’s rare Star Wars action figures may bring $360,000 at auction

A prominent collector and Dubai resident is auctioning the world's rarest Star Wars action figure prototypes next month, a 33-piece collection which is estimated to sell for as much as $360,000. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, pursued only the rarest examples of the toys released in the late 1970s at the beginning of Star Wars mania. Officially titled "The Dubai Collection," it... | Read More

Freight+Volume opens a large group exhibition curated by Nick Lawrence

Freight+Volume is presenting Summer of Love, a large group exhibition curated by Nick Lawrence which presents the engagements of a diverse body of 100 artists with themes of love and romance, the quandaries of relationships, and sympathetic resonances in the natural world. Spread between the gallery’s downtown (F+V) and uptown (Arts+Leisure) locations, the exhibition traverses generations... | Read More

Austrian artist Martin Beck presents his first major show in France at Frac Lorraine

Unfolding as a composition, this exhibition features recent works by the Austrian artist Martin Beck who, at 49 Nord 6 Est–Frac Lorraine, presents his first major show in France. Works on paper, photographs, sculptures, and videos… the artist chooses his medium depending on the subject matter addressed. Flowers, for example, consists of sets of photographs that document the... | Read More

ARTPIQ: Disruptive art portal connects collectors with upcoming masters

Online art funding platform ARTPIQ is working to disrupt the art market. Since its launch in March 2017, the start-up has already raised a six figure angel funding to connect promising talents with collectors. Traditionally, young artists with potential face high-entry barriers into the art market due to a lack of network, business expertise, and exposure while the majority of money is invested... | Read More

Turner prize winner Mark Wallinger unveils new series of works at Jerwood Gallery

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger unveiled a series of playful, thought-provoking and previously unseen works in an exhibition on view at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings this month. The show is inspired by the seaside setting of the gallery and the 19th-century photographer, Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneering work, The Human Figure in Motion. All works are being shown for the first time in... | Read More

Poetry in motion: Enter the world of the ‘scrap metal poet’

With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside. "It's an extraordinary place in my imagination," says its creator Robert Coudray, who has let his imagination run wild for nearly three... | Read More

Exhibition explores the process of economic, social and cultural transformations

The Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea presents BRIC-à-brac | The Jumble of Growth | 另一种选择, an exhibition curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Huang Du. The two curators come from two countries placed at the antipodes of the globe: Cuba and China, two geographically and culturally different contexts, that share a common attempt on reading the... | Read More

rosenfeld porcini opens themed exhibition entitled Verticality

rosenfeld porcini announces its themed exhibition entitled Verticality which features works by Roberto Almagno, Enrique Brinkmann, Lu Chao, Leonardo Drew, Herbert Golser, Riccardo Guarneri, Naoya Inose, Marijke Keyser, Robert Muntean, Antonio Riello, Nicola Samorì, José Santos III, Raina Schoretsaniti, Levi van Veluw, Veronica Vasquez and Uthman Wahaab. If one reflects on the selection process... | Read More
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