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Cityscape Show IX Opens at George Billis Gallery. And Here Are 28 Pieces From It.

Today is the opening reception for the ninth Cityscape Show at George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles, an annual favorite of mine (see ourpost on last year’s here). The group show features depictions of Northern and Southern California’s natural and man-made surroundings, capturing everything from the state’s urban elements and lifestyle to its vast geography ranging from mountains to deserts. (more…)

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Every Supreme Skate Deck Ever Made Could Be Yours.

Auction house Sotheby’s is presently offering the only privately owned collection of every single Supreme skate deck that has ever been made. With 2 weeks left to bid, the online-only sale, with a reserve of $500,000, is billed as “20 Years of Supreme.”  (more…)

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Sneak Peek of The Citiscape Show VIII at George Billis

I LOVE the Citiscape shows at George Billis. No surprise given that several of the participating artists are either personal friends or artists about whose work I have previously written or presently own. Danny Heller, Alex Blas, Rick Monzon and Matthew de Mosier (who kindly credits me with his inclusion in the show) are among the many artists whose work is featured. (more…)

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No Limits: Alexandre Arrechea’s Distorted Architectural Landmarks

In 2013, a series of ten large sculptures of steel and aluminum were installed on New York’s Park Avenue Malls by Cuban artist Alexandre Arrechea. The installations transformed and distorted several of the city’s architectural landmarks and monuments that when built represented the power of their patrons as well as the prowess of the architects. The project titled “No Limits” was also accompanied by the artist’s watercolors and smaller versions of the sculptures inspired by the project. (more…)

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