Jennifer Farris
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Art Radar: 04.22.10




Lazarides Gallery is pleased to announce David Choe’s Exhibition, Nothing to Declare. The extremely prolific Choe has been hard at work creating new paintings, drawings, and sculptures for the 8,000 sq ft space in Beverly Hills.  Yes, 8,000 sq ft!  So don’t worry, if you don’t hit it up next week, I have plenty of time to remind you that the exhibit is still running, but you know the opening night brings the hype!

When: April 23rd – May 23rd

What: David Choe’s – Nothing to Declare

Where: Lazarides Gallery 320 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills CA 90210



DON’T TRIP! But Kidrobot x Sanrio figures hit the interweb! YES! KIDROBOT AND SANRIO!!!  First there was Frank Kozik’s packaging for a devilish Hello Kitty figure (based on this Three Apples painting) and then shortly after Amanda Visell’s Badtz Maru.  Pretty exciting, Hello Kitty is huge worldwide and these figures should certainly increase exposure for the artists involved and designer toys as a whole.

After digging around a bit on the ‘net and elsewhere, here’s a little more info.  The release is a likely a ways off yet (in 2010), the figures are apparently medium sized (not minis), and the list of artists includes Tara McPherson.   Here’s guessing that the new toys might be part of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary.


VNA Issue 11 from Make Some Tea on Vimeo.



Phil Frost brings his renowned art to LA’s Known Gallery for a special exhibition this month, titled “Pale Writer”. The show officially opens on April 24th (8-11pm) and runs through May 15th, 2010. For those in town, be sure to swing by and catch the action!

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Via: HB



A highly entertaining new exhibition at the Arts Décoratifs museum focuses on the seminal work of Paris designers in the 70s and 80s. By assembling superstars like Yohji Yamamoto and Christian Lacroix, as well as such unsung heroes as Jean Muir and Marc Audibet, curator Olivier Saillard has resurrected the recent yet often misunderstood period in fashion. Creativity was stretched to its limits, models of all ethnic origins began working together, suited-up marketing guys didn’t direct trends, and it was the last era that prêt-à-porter would be informed by haute couture.



Scion Installation 6: Video – Eric Nakamura & Saelee Oh Interview from Scion ART on Vimeo.

Eric Nakamura & Saelee Oh discuss their paper art animated video art piece that is currently featured in Scion’s Installation 6: Video national art tour. They give great insight into how they painstakingly created their short – lots of freestyle scissor work, late nights, complaining and fun! Please let me know if you can post this video on your site.  The tour will visit Minneapolis in May…stay tuned for details. Visit Scion Installation for more photos and information.

My favorite Scion project yet!



The famous mural space on Houston in New York City is once again getting a make-over. After Keith Haring and Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey is painting the mural to go a long with his exhibition at Deitch Projects, opening May Day.

Via: WC



Meditation on art’ is an exhibition devoted to the work of American pop artist roy lichtenstein on show at the triennale museum in milan. his work is part of an art historical tradition that reuses subjects employed by other artists. he was the first to evolve an aesthetic theory that could transform a copy into an original.


Graphic design credit to: Phaymiss

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