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August 28, 2010 by Kay

Pattern Making at Ground Floor Left

August 26, 2010 by Kay

Ground Floor Left held Sevens & Twelves Budget Art Auction a few months back with artworks from numerous emerging and established artists including Fiona Banner and Gavin Turk. Below are some photos of the evening.

For more information visit Ground Floor Left's blog.

Daydreaming... with James Lavelle

August 25, 2010 by Kay

DAYDREAMING… WITH JAMES LAVELLE is a unique and visceral new exhibition experience, bringing together some of the most high profile and acclaimed creative names working in music, art, film, fashion and design. Each artist will create a brand new artwork inspired by new music composed for the project by UNKLE.

Daydreaming with James Lavelle Friday 27th - Monday 30th August 2010

Haunch of Venison 6 Burlington Gardens London W1S 3ET www.daydreamingwith.com

Artists include: 3D, AZZI GLASSER, BEN DRURY, BOUDICCA, DAN GLASSER, DAVID NICHOLSON, FAILE , FUTURA, JAMIE SHOVLIN , JOHN HILLCOAT, IAN MONROE, JONAS BURGERT, NATHAN COLEY, OSWALDO MACIA, POLLY BORLAND, SIMON BIRCH, WARREN DU PREEZ & NICK THORNTON JONES.

For more information on the exhibition, click here.

Untitled, Polly Borland

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art

August 24, 2010 by Kay

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Tate Britain 9th June  –  5th September 2010

Gasp, cringe, or have a sly chuckle: Rude Britannia will certainly cause a reaction. See politicians brought down to size and the great and the good exposed; blush at the saucy postcards and laugh out loud at the slapstick fun - but watch out for that banana skin!

Put together with some the country's best-known cartoonists and comedy writers, this exhibition explores British comic art from the 1600s to the present day. Bringing together a wide array of paintings, sculptures, film and photography, as well as graphic art and comic books, the exhibition celebrates a rich history of cartooning and visual jokes.

Looking at comedy that is both timeless and of-its-time, Rude Britannia contrasts contemporary artists such as Angus Fairhurst with key historical pieces, and covers everything from Hogarth to the YBAs.

PHOTOS: Shift Work in Progress

August 23, 2010 by Kay

Thanks to Rachel at Grinning Cowboy for these photos of London graffiti artists SHEONE and OTWO ( know collectively as rockGroup ) at work on Day One of Shift Work.

To read more about Shift Work, view our previous blog.

Franz West: The Ego and the ID

August 21, 2010 by Kay

It is your last chance to see Franz West's public art installation The Ego and the ID this weekend at Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, which is available for viewings until Monday 23rd August 2010.

The Ego and the Id is internationally acclaimed artist Franz West's newest and largest aluminum sculpture to date. Soaring 20 feet high, the piece consists of two similar but distinct, brightly colored, looping abstract forms, one bubble gum pink and the other alternating blocks of blue, green, orange, and yellow. Each of the forms curve up at the bottom creating stools that invite passersby to stop, take a seat, and directly engage with the artwork. The sculpture is only truly complete once the viewer interacts with the work. The Ego and the Id is consistent with the artist's overarching desire to produce sociable environments for viewing art using his signature combination of whimsy and monumentality.

Created specifically for West's first comprehensive American retrospective this past fall at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Ego and the Id borrows its name from one of Sigmund Freud's best known texts, in which he explores the ego's battle with three forces: the id, the super-ego, and the outside world. Removing the gallery walls heightens the connection between West's work and Freud's work, allowing these forces to intermingle with the streets of New York City as a backdrop.

Sponsorship

The Ego and the Id is on loan from the collection of Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann.

Special thanks to Gagosian Gallery.

Public Art Fund is a non-profit art organization supported by generous contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations, and with funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; and the National Endowment for the Arts

This installation is made possible through the cooperation of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris; Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe; and Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin.

Visitor Information

Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park Subways: N, R to Fifth Avenue; 4, 5, 6 to 59th Street/Lexington Avenue New York, NY Website: Public Art Fund | Franz West

'Work of Art' runner up Peregrine Honig

August 19, 2010 by Kay

Peregrine Honig was a runner up in the US reality show Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. The creative competition series brought together fourteen aspiring artists to compete for a solo show at the prestigious Brooklyn Museum and a generous cash prize. To see Honig's final artworks in the TV show, click here.

ARTINFO spoke to the reality show's first runner-up about the dress that she commissioned for last week's screening party at the Brooklyn Museum, and also about whimsy, wax, museum worms, and why winner Abdi Farah is like a mythic Thomas Campbell hero. To read the interview, click here.

Watch this space for a very exciting project in which Other Criteria have collaborated with Peregrine Honig...

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