Urban pigs, in art and in the front yard

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Who ever said farm life is the only domain for pigs? It seems that there’s an influx of pigs into urban life, as you can see below. At left we have a street art mural seen in Bushwick featuring a chrome-finish piggy bank, courtesy of artist Joshua Santos Rivera, who is also known as “Bik,” […]

GumShoe Art turning Warhol’s Soup Cans on their side

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I saw this street art mural by “Gumshoe” in Bushwick, with a woman inside of a sideways Campbell’s Soup Can … if you look closely, there is indeed some gum stuck to the top shoe stretching down to the “sidewalk” of the image. The real artist behind the “Gumshoe” series is Angela China, a self-taught […]

Only 4 days until “Until” by Nick Cave closes at MASS MoCA

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If you want to see one of the more-interesting art shows of the year, and you’re anywhere in the vicinity of North Adams, Massachusetts, then try to get over to MASS MoCA to see the Nick Cave exhibition titled “Until,” which remains on view through September 4th. I had the opportunity to see the show […]

New Gallery Insider with Ron Mueck

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Our latest “Gallery Insider” features hyper-realist sculptor Ron Mueck and his recent self-titled exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Click on the link above (or the picture below) to see highlights from the exhibition, and for teachers (or homeschoolers) looking for materials to use in teaching contemporary art, check out the feature’s essential […]

An artistic confrontation as opposed to a dialogue

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I heard about an interesting show that took place at the Museum Berggruen in Berlin titled “Confrontation,” which took place from November 2016 through May 1st, 2017. The show featured work by George Condo set alongside work from the museum’s collection, including works by Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Klee and Giacometti, among others. I especially like […]