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Futura – Burton Snowboard Garments

futura-burton-snowboard-garmetsComing off their forest camouflage project, American snowboard giant Burton hook up with high profile artist Futura on a second set of snowboard under garments. Consisting of a top and bottom, the pieces combine Burton’s superb quality apparel with a pixelated print done up by the New York based graf legend. With Winter already upon us, look for this set to drop at select Burton retailers in the near future.

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November 5, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Fashion, News, raw art gallery, snowboarding, sports | , | Leave a comment

Paul Insect in San Fransisco

1“IDEA OF FREEDOM” is a solo exhibition from London’s Paul Insect, one of cult arts most recognizable and renowned artists. Insect’s first-ever solo show in the United States will feature a new collection of works including prints, installation and mixed media pieces covering how the societal burn-out has begun.  The exhibition aims to bring to our attention how our ‘idea of freedom’ is simply a façade for technology’s overbearing reach into our everyday lives and happiness.  How ‘hope’ is measured by new emails and updates on our favorite blogs and sex sites.  How the ‘underground’ is now an idea on our computer screens accessible by our fingertips.  And how ‘culture’ has been suffocated into transient movements offered as 72-bit post it notes.

Paul Insect has executed some of the most celebrated and provocative exhibitions in recent memory; including his “Bullion” show for Lazarides Gallery in July of 2007 which satirically placed golden ‘bullion bars’ in various parts of London as it’s run-up promotion. The show was purchased in it’s entirety by one collector.  More recently, Insect’s other Lazarides Gallery show, “Poison!” poked holes in our conceptions of sex, faith, beauty and politics though a series of paintings, doctored icons and twelve Playboy Bunnies comprised of skeletal figures.

Along with eye-popping gallery exhibitions, Insect has established himself as one of street art’s seminal figures, and has formed his image of a baby’s head with a computer chip in place of a brain into one of the immediately recognizable images in street art today.

Paul Insect’s “IDEA OF FREEDOM” will be on display at the upper and lower levels of the FIFTY24SF Gallery from November 6-27, 2008.

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , | Leave a comment

Kaikai Kiki Hi & Lo Catalog

kaikai-kiki-hi-lo-catalogFor those unable to attend the recent launch of the Hi& Lo exhibition in Tokyo featuring the efforts of Takashi Murakami and Hiroshi Fujiwara, the two have released a catalog documenting both the process and the products surrounding the exhibit. Also seen within the pages are interviews with Murakami and Fujiwara regarding art and culture.

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Art Fairs, Artists, Books and Magazines, News, photography, raw art gallery | | Leave a comment

Keith Haring’s “The Ten Commandments”

10commandments_posterDeitch Projects will play host to Keith Haring’s famous “The Ten Commandments” series of works, its first time in the US. Make sure to visit Deitch’s Long Island location from November 8-December 21.

” The Ten Commandments, one of Keith Haring’s most powerful series of paintings, will be presented at Deitch Studios, Long Island City, from November 8 – December 21, 2008. The works portray the Ten Commandments from Haring’s point of view, combining a traditional Biblical interpretation with the artist’s liberating spirit and apocalyptic vision. The Ten Commandments were painted for Haring’s first solo museum show, a 1985 exhibition at the CAPC, Bordeaux, a reconverted wool warehouse with a span of twenty-five foot high archways supporting the roof. Thinking about how to best use the space, known as “the nave,” Haring had the inspiration to order ten tablet shaped canvases to fit within the arches. While on the dance floor at the Paradise Garage the day before leaving for Bordeaux, he had a vision to paint The Ten Commandments.”

November 08, 2008 — December 21, 2008
4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, Books and Magazines, Graffiti, News, photography, raw art gallery, Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Kazimir Malevich’s ‘Suprematist Composition’ Sets $ 60 Mil Record at Sotheby’s Sale

kazimir_suprematist_compositionKazimir Malevich’s Suprematist Composition from 1916 sold for $60,002,500 at Sotheby’s, not only a record for the artist, but a record for any Russian work of art ever sold at auction. Regarded as an icon of Russian art and a paradigmatic example of the 20th century avant-garde, the masterwork was executed in 1916, the same year that Malevich published his Suprematist Manifesto. The Heirs of Kazimir Malevich issued a statement through a spokesperson as follows: “The heirs are delighted with the extraordinary sale achieved for Suprematist Composition which confirms Kazimir Malevich’s position among the greatest masters of the 20th century.”

Emmanuel Di-Donna, Vice Chairman, Impressionist and Modern Art Worldwide and Head of Sotheby’s Evening Sales, New York, said, “We are thrilled with the price of $60 million which was received for the Malevich. This is a true masterpiece and we have been privileged to offer it at auction on behalf of the family. What we saw tonight was a great work of art perform at the highest level even in challenging times.” 

The painting had been featured in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam for the past fifty years before being restituted to the artist’s family. It has been included in every major exhibition of Malevich’s work ever mounted – both inside Russia and abroad, and was selected by the artist for his first ever exhibition to a Western audience in 1927.

Edgar Degas’ “Danseuse au repos” reaffirmed its position as the preeminent work by the artist ever to be sold at auction tonight, commanding $37,042,500, and establishing a new record for the artist at auction. It last appeared on the market in the summer of 1999 when it achieved a price of $28 million, a record that stood until this evening. Completed in 1879, this exquisite pastel and gouache is remarkable for the great quality of its richly worked surface and the detail of its vision and scope.

November 5, 2008 Posted by | Artists, Auction, News, raw art gallery | , | Leave a comment