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11.30.12 Lily Streeter

When they’re not busy making rainbows for the Standard Hotel or fashioning props for Gossip Girl, The Art Production Fund (APF) spends its time coming up with new ways to align au courant art with other outdated brands. Their latest project? A series of water bottles sponsored by the Tommy Hilfiger group, featuring works by […]

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09.21.12 Irina Dvalidze

Miami’s Art Basel Week is pretty much the only thing keeping Florida from plunging into the seventh circle of conservative hell. Celebrating its 11th edition December 6-9, Art Basil will host works by over 2000 contemporary artists in Miami’s coveted Design District. Appropriately set during the least humid month in Florida, Art Basel is an […]

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11.30.11 Bucky Turco

The art world version of ‘Magic‘ is set to begin in Miami starting any minute and street artists have been busy preparing, like this person who embellished one of Shepard Fairey’s signature OBEY pieces on Collins Avenue. Is it a statement about his wealth or a critique of his piss-poor attempt at supporting Occupy Wall […]

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12.04.09 Will Sherman

Rambo star Sylvester Stallone is generating some press at Art Basel Miami after selling two paintings for $90,000. The 63-year-old action star unveiled a handful of broad-chested pieces with Zurich-based Gmurzynska Gallery, including a rough rendering of a decrepit, aging superhero. Painted in his post-Rocky V phase, “Toxic Superman” is about the “ups and downs […]

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12.03.09 Will Sherman

Michael Jackson makes his latest posthumous appearance down at Miami’s art mess. Riding a white horse in gilded clothes and cape, the King of Pop was unveiled in a massive Kehinde Wiley painting inside Deitch Projects’ booth at the Basel art fair. […]

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11.27.09 Will Sherman

Pharrell Williams continues trying out new careers, designing another piece of furniture for Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. Following last year’s “Perspective,” a chair resting on a man and woman’s legs in a unsubtle homage to sex, comes “The Tank.” Riding on plexiglass treads, the leather seat, upholstered in blue, black, white or pink, will be unveiled […]

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Will Sherman

Though decorative wall calendars are pretty much obsolete, the Swiss Institute is releasing a “cutting edge” version at next week’s art world clusterf#$% in Miami. Fulfilling basic timekeeping needs, the 2010 calendar features portraits of “today’s most famous artists on their bikes,” including David Byrne, Ryan McGinley and Terry Richardson and others. Shot by photographer […]

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