Q&A With Kenny Scharf!

Kenny Scharf opened his exhibition ‘Kolors’ last night at Paul Kasmin Gallery. It was a colorful affair complete with a particularly delicious collaboration between Scharf and The Doughnut Plant. Known for his colorful paintings, murals, and close friendships with artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat during the East Village art scene of the 1980s, Scharf… Read more »

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Basquiat at Gagosian Gallery

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s comical, vigorous, and tortured spirit reigns at the Gagosian Gallery. The artwork spans Basquiat’s brief but remarkable career, featuring over fifty works from public and private collections and producing an exhibition that simulates an emotional roller coaster. Rousing highs are found in works such as “Eyes and Eggs,” made on a large white… Read more »

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Spots and Dots: Kusama at The Whitney

World-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama is bringing her spotted world to The Whitney Museum for her retrospective. Known for her use of patterns, polka dots, nets, and large-scale, immersive installations, Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film and performance. Born in Japan in 1929, she came to the United States in… Read more »

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Ryan McGinley at Team Gallery

On Wednesday evening Ryan McGinley showcased his newest work, Animals and Grids, at both Team Gallery locations. Animals featured nude studio portraits of friends and models with their animal of choice, leading to humorous, beautiful, occasionally painful, and generally unpredictable results. Grids, a much more emotional and intimate-feeling body of work, focuses on close-up portraits… Read more »

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Andre Saraiva: Love Letters

Saturday night artist André Saraiva opened ‘Love Letters’, his first-ever solo exhibition in New York. The playful and charming show includes graffitied french mailboxes and a series watercolor love notes. Incorporating quotes by Jacques Prévert and Henry Miller and painting scenes of everyday life, André invites the viewer into his world. See more below the… Read more »

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Keith Haring at Pace Prints

Keith Haring, often called “the Michelangelo of the New York City subway,”  was formative in changing the face of New York City by legitimizing graffiti as an art form. Pace Print’s exhibition of Haring’s prints and small-scale multiples focuses on prints created between 1983 and 1990 and feature his iconic graphic figures – dogs, dancers, and figures –… Read more »

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Mad About the Boy

Come join the RxArt gang tonight at Half Gallery! DAVID ARMSTRONG Mad About the Boy November 10—November 29, 2010 Opening reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. purple-diary: David Armstrong David Armstrong installing his show, Mad About the Boy, opening the 10th November at Half Gallery, New York. Photo Bill Powers (Source: purple-diary) from purple-diary

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Pattern and Degradation

This past Saturday, the RxArt team headed over to the Gavin Brown’s Enterprise for Rob Pruitt’s opening reception, and the pieces Pruitt unveiled were nothing short of incredible. His newest body of work attracted a packed house—we especially gravitated towards his vivid self portraits and humanized stacks of cardboard (thanks to XXL googly eyes). The… Read more »

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