The True Symbol of a Trophy Wife


The Peter Brant-owned Maurizio Cattelan sculpture of soon-to-be-ex-wife Stephanie Seymour.

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Diesel mixes it up in London


This Thursday, 55DSL’s art studio: Studio55 kicks off Pic+Mix, a series of collabrative exhibits between two artist from different mediums working together. The first exhibit promises to be a good one, featuring art director Sanderson Bob and blacksmith Sam Sherbone. So if you’re in town check it out, and have free beer from Tiger.

Saul Chernick’s Protosapien Mist Unit


There’s something quite striking about these pieces from Saul Chernick.

Protosapien Mist Unit (Artist Proof)
12.5″ x 4.75″ x 2.75″

made of blood


Back in 2006, Marc Quinn created this portrait of himself out of his own frozen blood that he had been collecting for a period of 5 months. He plans on repeating the process ever 5 years to record his aging, so expect another aged version in 2011.  The portrait is also in an edition of 59 pigment prints on gesso coated aluminum, that are available through Paragon Press.

repetitive accumulations of everyday objects


Tara Donovan‘s artwork builds on “repetitive accumulations of everyday objects.” If you live in San Diego, you need to make it down to Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, for her first ever museum survey. It runs through January, so you have a little time.

Dates: 10 Oct 09 – 16 Jan 10
Categories: Contemporary (1970-present)
Address: 1001 Kettner at Broadway San Diego 92101
Tel: +1 619 234 1001 Website


harma heikens mother and child


Harma Heikens creates some scary as hell sculptures amazing looking. She is represented by Witzenhausen Gallery

The Marble Sculptures of Thom Puckey

Thom Puckey‘s marble sculptures featuring contemporary subject matter (i.e. chicks with guns) are hands down a success.  Carving out of marble is some serious ish.

Jeff staple makes Kia look good


The folks at Kia sent us a blurb about their Soul Collective tour, it features  Jeff Staple’s car, RAIN CAMO. The tour on the other hand is nationwide event where they are spending 4 days in select cities, with live music from bands like MGMT, The Walkmen, Santigold, The Clipse, Against Me!, Major Lazer, Silversun Pickups etc,etc. If you’re in one of the select cities you should check it out. For more info on the event go here, and if you’re in Chicago this weekend check it out.

Tour dates after the jump.

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Ida Ekblad at the Journal Gallery


Tonight in Brooklyn

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Damien Ortega


Damien Ortega (b. 1967) has a survey of his work opening at Boston’s ICA September 18th.  Sick stuff.

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Space Invaders, Neo Camouflage


Space Invaders group show opening July 17 at Aicon Gallery, featuring Vibha Galhotra, (NEO CAMOUFLAGE, work pictured above) Mayyur Gupta, Dan Holdsworth, Caroline McCarthy, Alan Michael, Muzzumil Ruheel, Sanatan Saha and Mahendar Soni.

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F@ck You and the Horse You Rode in On


I just saw this over at Dezeen. A stuffed Victorian african grey crowned crane, decorated with a saddle, gold-plated silver and pearls. It looks really cool. So, if you’re in London be sure to check out Kelly McCall ‘s “Fuck You and the Horse You Rode in On” a new exhibition at Sotheby’s this week.

big Bambú The Starns at their Beacon Studio


We just recieved a update from the Starn studio regarding a schedule change see below…..

Next weekend you need to head up to Beacon Ny. Doug and Mike Starn, will open there studio to allow access to their most recent work Big Bambú. Doug Starn writes…

Big Bambú is connotative of an autonomous, spontaneous, self-governing, disorganized network responding to itself to better navigate the environment. “It represents me- in that I am who I was, and, I am completely different than I was when I was a little boy.”

To truly have an understanding of its scale and meaning check out their site and watch the 3d rendering video linked below. It looks like there is limited access so plan wisely.

Starn‘s Beacon studio, former Tallix foundry, Beacon, NY
Big Bambú will be open to visitors  2nd and 4th Saturday of July and August between 11AM and 4PM.

Check out the 3d rendering of the installation.

Should you plan to visit, kindly E-mail us at:

Superego Editions


Debuting at Milan Design Week, SUPEREGO Design has corralled some great artists to do ceramic editions with them.  We are very partial to this Jeremy Fish bottle (above) and the super slick work of BO130 and Microbo (below).  All of these works can be purchased through DesignDesign

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How big do we want our breasts to be?

Great sculpture, good music, fun times

Chocolate Waterboarding Figurines


Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Pow, something like this comes out of the blue.

Eat Me Daily writes..

“Waterboarding” by Stephen J Shanabrook is “the peaceful song of a pair of choir boys turned into a silent scream.” In this piece, Shanabrook has figuratively chocolate-waterboarded choir boy Christmas statues”

On view at Daneyal Mahmood

recycled wood by Michael Ferris Jr.


We just recently discovered Michael Ferris Jr., a sculptor who works in recycled materials, mainly recylced wood. The work is really beautiful, and at first glance we thought the subjects were real. He recently had his first solo show at George Adams Gallery in NYC, and he has a second solo show on the books there for 2010. Well done.

New Prints by Faile


Falling For Faile
Varied-Edition Print of 20
Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink
Lenox 100 Paper
25 x 38 Inches
Signed, Stamped and Numbered. 2009

As always, these prints are super fresh and ultra-limited.  $2800 $2300 a piece and sure to keep your eyes happy.  There are originals and bronze works as well.

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Roman Signer


An interesting piece for sure, seen by Swiss Miss at Art Basel.

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