Ed Ruscha’s Hollywood Celebrated in Scotland

In 2015, Ruscha announced that he would donate one copy of every print he makes for the rest of his life to Tate, the umbrella organization that oversees the Tate Museums. As part of this year’s Edinburgh Art Festival, in conjunction with the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, The Tate has put together an exhibit of Ruscha’s work called Music from the Balconies: Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles.

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Robert Rauschenberg at MoMA and the Movies

The MoMA exhibit Rauschenberg: Among Friends includes over 250 works by the artist, which reflect his collaborative spirit during his sixty year career as an artist. The show will run through September 17.

The exhibit includes prints, drawings, photographs, audio and video recordings and even a work made of bubbling mud. Rauschenberg saw all materials and medium as potential works of art.

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Keith Haring’s Animals, Humans and Others

When he moved to New York in 1978, with a scholarship to the School of Visual Arts, Haring saw what he needed to do to perfect his style. “Graffiti were the most beautiful things I ever saw,” he said. “The kids who were doing it were very young and from the streets, but they had this incredible mastery of drawing which totally blew me away. I mean, just the technique of drawing with spray paint is amazing, because it’s incredibly difficult to do. And the fluidity of line, and the scale, and always the hard-edged black line that tied the drawings together. It was the line I had been obsessed with since childhood.”

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Donald Sultan: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Created from 1983 to 1990, the Disaster Paintings depict catastrophic events that Sultan saw in daily newspaper photos.

“The destruction depicted in them was mostly caused by unknowable or unseeable things.” Sultan said, “You don’t see the actual executioner; like shelling from artilleries 100 miles away. The destruction of the earth by oil rigs and refineries. And the poisoning of the waters. So you don’t see the direct result of the event but the fall out from the carrying of the wind.”

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Join Us at Market Art + Design

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Market Art + Design returns to The Bridgehampton Museum this July 2017, bringing the East End’s premier art fair to the center of bustling Bridgehampton. Market Art + Design, the successful evolution of Art Market Hamptons, will showcase presentations by top galleries enhanced by a striking and tightly curated Design component pulling from dealers and designers from around the world.

Download your complimentary passes here.

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Chuck Close: Getting a Good Deal in Miami

The extraordinary Chuck Close continues to create outstanding portraits, in a variety of media, despite his age (he turns 77 in July) and his being wheelchair bound since 1988.

Close spends much of his time in his studio in Long Beach, New York, and winters in Miami Beach. Last month he closed on a 1,316-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condo at the Setai in Miami for $3.4 million. It’s the second condo he’s bought in the building. This apartment is on the 25th floor and has views of the beach.

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Space Invader: Irking the Bishop of Malaga

Space Invader has placed over 3,000 works in 72 cities around the world, including Miami. He “invaded” Miami in 2012 and placed his first piece on a wall of the Miami Children’s Museum. The museum staff posted the work on their Facebook page and asked if they should keep it. The response was a resounding, “Yes.” And Space Invader, being Space Invader (he calls himself a UFA, meaning Unidentified Free Artist), went on to put more than two dozen of his signature pixilated mosaic pieces in random and surprising spots around Miami.

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Kaws: Causing Chaos at MoMA

Crashing the MoMA Website A few weeks ago, the Museum of Modern Art sent out an email announcing that it had a limited supply of KAWS Companion action figures for sale, at $200 each, at MoMA and online. The response was so dramatic that the MoMA Design Store website crashed and was down for hours. The toys sold out before the end of the day. KAWS figures are instantly recognizable… the XX eyes, the familiar yet transformed cartoon characters that […]

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Donald Baechler Woodcuts

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Donald Baechler often works in layers: layers of fabric, followed by layers of paint, then placing images upon images on the built up surface. His paintings are playful and whimsical, which belies their very complex and thoughtful technique. The images he uses come from the hundreds, probably  thousands, of doodles, drawings, signs, photographs and objects that he collects. His admitted obsession about certain objects and images leads him to use them over and over again, in differing compositions and media. […]

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