John Bock, Klappdiagramm, 2013.Favorite With his presentation at the Kunstverein Hamburg, “Der Pappenheimer” May 1st – June 30th 2013, John Bock is getting his first institutional show in Hamburg, a long overdue appreciation of his highly varied oeuvre. Bock transforms the first floor of the Kunstverein into a total installation uniting the various aspects of his work and functioning as a fragrance station, whose origins remain hidden to visitors. Accompanying his exhibition, Bock created a small edition exclusively for Kunstverein Hamburg. Read more
Damien Hirst has created spin painted chairs. The chairs have been specially commissioned from Jasper Morrison and are published by Other Criteria. The launch of these chairs is set for September 2013, but they are available to pre-order now. Favorite Damien Hirst, Beautiful Poker Face Spin Chair, 2013. Medium: Household gloss on beech Size: 790 x 406 x 427 mm Unique Signed underneath the seat Price: £6,000 Read more
The Harland Miller exhibition ‘A Decisive Blow Against If.’ at Other Criteria, launches today Thursday 2 May, 6-8pm and it will run untill Tuesday 11th June. Continuing from his renowned series of paintings based of the dust jackets of Penguin books, Miller combines the style and colour inherent in the Penguin plays and finds a way to marry aspects of Pop Art, abstraction and figurative painting, with his writer’s love of text. The ensuing images are humorous, sardonic and nostalgic at the same time. while the painting style hints at the dog-eared, scuffed covers of Penguin books themselves, giving the feeling of familiarity assonated with a loved book. Read more
To promote bicycle safety, the New Museum Store and Safe Streets Fund have teamed up with the renowned artist KAWS to produce a limited-edition helmet. The custom Bern Watts helmet features KAWS’s signature X’s and eyes design. Produced in a limited edition of 500, the helmets will be available for $80 as a pre-order on Saturday April 27 at 12 p.m. on the New Museum Store’s website. Proceeds benefit the New Museum and the Safe Streets Fund. Online pre-orders only, delivery in mid-June. Limit one per person. Orders for more than one helmet or multiple orders from the same recipient or address will be canceled. They reserve the right to refuse orders.
Martin Creed, Work No 1154, 2013. Favorite The Vinyl Factory reunites with Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed to collaborate on a new hand-painted limited vinyl edition, Work No 1154. Featuring a live recording of an acoustic performance by Martin Creed recorded at The House of St Barnabas in Soho, London, pressed on heavyweight black vinyl on the EMI 1400 and housed in a hand painted sleeve, signed and numbered by the artist, and limited to only 100 copies worldwide, this edition is set to become a collector’s item. This is the latest in a series of collaborations between Martin Creed and The Vinyl Factory, and like each release before now, it looks set to become a collector’s item. 20% of the profits from the sale of the records going directly to the charity, The House of St Barnabas. Read more
Eddie Peake, Daggering, 2013.Favorite To coincide with his exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, Eddie Peake has created an edition that is both artwork and accessory – a spray painted scarf that is designed to be worn. Peake is a diverse artist whose multi-faceted work incorporates dynamic performances that focus strongly on voyeurism, sexuality and gender, as well as photography, painting and sculptures which reference popular culture, the body and the language of social networking. The idea for this edition came directly from the props that Peake uses to develop his paintings where a simple, smiley face has been masked out of abstract spray painted swirls using the silhouettes of two plastic bags for the eyes and a draped scarf for the mouth. During the process of painting, the scarves take on the diaphanous clouds of colour from each sprayed layer, an effect that the artist has recreated for this edition, each of which he has uniquely painted. The scarves are an edition of 75 and each comes in a presentation box with a signed certificate of authenticity. Read more