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South Beach Sounds: GALO Motions Mixtape  
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11/29/14 Posted 11/29/14

For the ideal soundtrack for the South Beach vibe, check out 20-year-old Tel Avivian GALO. With this mixtape, "Motions," released this summer with Raw Tapes, you can groove to the main exponents of Israel's hip hop sound while taking in an art fair (or twenty), or cruising Ocean Drive and South Beach. [more]

Art or Not?  
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11/26/14 Posted 11/26/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer is revealed below. This week: textiles. #1 This American postminimalist artist is known for his small, subtle, intimate works. His art makes use of scale and line. His works span a range of media, from sculpture, painting, drawing, printmaking, and artist’s books to installation and furniture. He lives and works in New York City, Abiquiú, New Mexico, and... [more]

Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz: Collector's Editions  
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Posted 11/25/14

Gloria Santoyo RuenitzPainting Lives/works in: Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, MexicoWebsite: http://gloriasantoyoruenitz.com/To purchase contact: Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz Born and raised in Mexico City in a Cuban/Mexican family, she came to the United States to study Art & Design at the Art Center of College of Design (LA) and Parsons (NY). Then spent 25 years as a designer/creative director developing images for major brands. This experience has added methodology and diversity of thought to her mixed media work today. Her work is concep... [more]

Riot Lust in Ferguson: Setting a Stage So Life Can Imitate Performance  
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11/25/14 Posted 11/25/14

Circus and warfare are the metaphors that have ceased to be metaphors in Ferguson, Missouri. On November 24, 2014, a grand jury decided not to allow a police officer to be tried for the murder of an unarmed teenager. It was expected, not only because of the malicious, embedded, conscious racism that characterizes the police department and state government—one that the world has watched reiterate itself for the previous three months—but also because they told us so. School was cancelled pree... [more]

Jee Hee Kang: Collector's Edition  
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Posted 11/24/14

Jee Hee KangMixed Media Lives/works in: New York, NYWebsite: http://jeeheekang.com/To purchase contact: Jee Hee Kang Jee Hee Kang is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She was born in 1984 in Seoul, Korea. Her B.A in Fashion Design was received in Seoul, Korea. She attended the associate program in Fashion Merchandising Management in Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She recently received her MFA from School of Visual Arts in Fine Arts. Her works expr... [more]

Sarah Elise Abramson: Collector's Edition  
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Posted 11/24/14

Sarah Elise AbramsonPhotography Lives/works in: San Pedro/Los AngelesWebsite: http://www.sarahelisephotography.tumblr.comTo purchase contact: Sarah Elise Abramson Education Brooks Institute of Photography, 2005 Sarah Elise Abramson picked up her first camera when she was eleven years old. She hasn't stopped photographing since. After high school she attended Brooks Institute of Photography but left after two years once she realized she was intrinsically tied to making fine art images. The twenty-seven year old artist is now based out of S... [more]

Barbara McGivern: Collector's Edition  
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Posted 11/24/14

Barbara McGivernPainting Lives/works in: Toronto, CanadaWebsite: www.bmcgivern.com/To purchase contact: Barbara McGivern Education 1985-88 Ontario College of Art, AOCA, SCA Exhibitions Art San Diego, San Diego, California Spectrum, Basel Miami Art Week, Miami, Florida Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada Gallerie Bohner, Manhiem, Germany Arts Club, London,England AGO, . Zurich, Switzerland Nomad Gallery. London, England Spoke Gallery, Toronto, Canada Grand Canvas’, Majli... [more]

Larry Simon: Collector's Edition  
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Posted 11/24/14

Larry SimonPhotography Lives/works in: Chicago, ILWebsite: www.larrysimon.net/To purchase contact: Larry Simon Larry Simon takes his inspiration from seemingly everyday objects, surfaces and scenes that are transformed into visual short stories when given the chance. He often works with a blend of soft and sharp focus because it creates a narrative surrounded by a sense of the unknown that resides in our subconscious, a place where we cannot fill in all the blanks. Trained as a journalist, Larry... [more]

Thanksgiving Special: If Famous Artists Had Been Allowed to Play with Their Food  
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11/24/14 Posted 11/24/14

San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein created this perfect collection of multi-meat-ia works inspired by famous artists such as Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko, and Jackson Pollock, among others. For Thanksgiving Special, Rothstein is offering prints of the 10 plates she created using traditional Thanksgiving fare, with 10 percent of the proceeds going to support SF-Marin Food Bank. Yum. Happy Thanksgiving! Piet Mondrian Jackson Pollock Mark Rothko Julian Schnabel Georges Seurat A... [more]

ArtSlant Presents Philippa's Page 3 Pin-Ups  
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11/24/14 Posted 11/19/14

Selected by London-based writer Philippa Snow, ArtSlant's Page 3 Pin-Ups is an acerbic take on the topless tabloid muse. The new weekly series is inspired by Playboy’s Playmates, Page Three, and Letters To Penthouse: for anyone who’s ever muttered the phrase “fuck contemporary art” and really meant it. Lovely Leslie, 23, hails from Minnesota: the only daughter of a lumberjack and a shampoo model, this dreamy doozy's lifelong ambition is to follow in both her daddy... [more]

Whitney Museum Will Open New Building This May  
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11/20/14 Posted 11/20/14

At its annual fall gala yesterday, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced it will open its new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district just six months from now on May 1, 2014. Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will nearly double the Whitney's exhibition space and will include an education center, a theater, and a study center - all firsts for the museum. The museum's new home at 99 Gansevoort Street will also have a conservation lab and a black box gallery for f... [more]

Claire Menegatti: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Claire MenegattiPainting Lives/works in: Los Angeles, CAWebsite: www.menegattiart.comTo purchase contact: Clair Menegatti Claire Menegatti lives and works from her home studio in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated in 2010 from California State University Long Beach with her BFA in Illustration. While pursuing her education, Claire worked to perfect her skills in the Figurative Arts with repetitive courses in Life Drawing, Life Painting, Costumed Figure, and Anatomy, which not only resu... [more]

Jekabs Silacerps: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Jekabs SilacerpsPhotography Lives/works in: MaltaWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/ishootthingsTo purchase contact: Jekabs Silacerps Born in Latvia in the beautiful city of Liepaja that lies right on the coast of the Baltic sea in the summer of 1985. Studied in Latvia as well as UK at the Kendal College, majoring in performing arts and technical production. Now a photographer and sound technician/engineer. When I got my hands on Photoshop in 2002 I started playing around, not until I got my hands on canon 400D i... [more]

Art or Not?  
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11/19/14 Posted 11/19/14

Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer is revealed below. This week's theme is: playing with rope. #1 The artist's "performances with rope" forged a body of work conducted in experimental arts spaces in New York and Chicago throughout the 90s. Ancient art forms of rope typing from the East such as Shinbari and Hojojutsu bear a strong influence on the erotic charg... [more]

20141118135433-uae-graffiti Dubai to Set New Guinness Record with World's Longest Mural Painting  
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11/18/14 Posted 11/18/14

Dubai is set to become the home of the world's longest collaborative mural painting. The event, officially announced yesterday by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, is planned to cover 2,180 meters along the Sheikh Zayed Road, close to Jumeirah Beach Park. The mural—refered to in the PR as a graffiti scroll—will be realized by 100 established artists, including 70 known names from outside the UAE who have... [more]

Oleg Lobykin: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/14

Oleg LobykinSculpture Lives/works in: Silicon ValleyWebsite: http://www.lobykin.com/To purchase contact: Oleg Lobykin Oleg Lobykin has roots in a tradition of the old world craft of stone carving yet considers himself "an international man and product of globalization." He defies labels and strives to show how old and new, timeless and contemporary, familiar and unexpected elements can combine to reveal hidden truths. His work explores connections between what is known and emerging insig... [more]


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