#selfieish: Richard Prince (Unwittingly) Introduces Sean Fader At Gagosian


Yes, it seems by accident, mostly reviled appropriation artist Richard Prince gave an emerging conceptual artist his Gagosian debut. This is SUCH a convoluted idea, see if you can follow. My friend Sean Fader is a conceptual artist and photographer. We met in 2009 at the casting call for Bravo's reality series Work of Art and have remained ... See the Rest

Ryan Trecartin New Show Opens at Regen Projects in LA


Impish art world darling Ryan Trecartin's new show opens tonight at the Regen Project in LA on six surrounding screens with one above, as well. Ryan Trecartin New Show Opens at Regen Projects in LA It will be housed in an installation and other sculptures of his will be showing too. A preliminary version of this film is currently showing at the KW ... See the Rest

Watch Future Relic, a Short Film Starring James Franco

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A short film by artist Daniel Arsham starring James Franco as a lab worker from the future, carefully cataloging, indexing, then destroying, objects from the past like cameras and telephones that have seemingly been turned to glass. Or ice. Or salt. Or something. The story documents the eventual disaster of humanity’s ill-fated attempt to save the ... See the Rest

KAWS, It Is: Pharrell’s New Scent GIRL, Is For Boys Too?

Pharell's new fragrance is unisex. The bottle design is by artist KAWS

Pharrell latest release in his low-key quest for global domination is GIRL, a fragrance created with Comme des Garçons. According to The Cut; "The top notes of GIRL are bold and unapologetic. The peppery scent is like a trip in the woods, with spicy fumes of white pepper and cedar. This strong scent hovers, like a mushroom cloud, for the better ... See the Rest

Street Artist Skid Robot Paints “Homes” for LA’s Homeless

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Straddling the line between installation art and graffiti, the anonymous street artist Skid Robot has been going around Los Angeles’ skid row spray painting imaginary homes for  homeless people while they sleep (and leaving care packages for them when they wake up). I've seen them around town, and I always gasp at their... inappropriate whimsy? I ... See the Rest

Butt, Don’t They Get It?: Paris Is Pissed About Paul McCarthy’s “Tree”


Paul McCarthy’s contribution to The FIAC art fair in Paris is an 80-foot sculpture in the Place Vendome called "Tree". But you know, as does ANYONE with sight that is over 21, that it looks like a HUGE green butt plug, not a tree. A story in the french paper Le Monde says that a REALLY angry Parisian accosted the artist in the street, punching him ... See the Rest

Save the Date: The Altered Barbie Expo in SF, Oct 23 – Nov 16

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The 12th Annual San Francisco Altered Barbie Exhibition: Mission Barbie, a showcase of creatively altered Barbie dolls, takes place at Shotwell 50 Studio in San Francisco. "Barbie can be ANYTHING," says participating artist Ruby Pearl. "She is a perfect subject for societal statements," agrees artist Deborah Collotti. "You can do anything you want ... See the Rest

Picture This: Robert Voit’s “New Trees” (They’e Really Cell Towers!)


At first glance, theses photographs from Robert Voit's series “New Trees” seem to show us everyday foliage and plants, set apart only by their oversized proportions. But on closer inspection you can see that these are in fact cell phone towers camouflaged to blend in with both urban and rural surroundings. Voit’s “New Trees” are really the perfect ... See the Rest