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Chris Martin Buys Banksy’s ‘The Healing Balloon’ for $650,000 USD

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 13, 2014
The rich and famous continue to snatch up some of the rarest and most sought-after contemporary art in the world – a longstanding trend reaffirmed by Chris Martin. The Coldplay frontman recently picked up a new and original version of Banksy...

Damien Hirst’s ‘Mickey’ Painting To Be Auctioned in Aid of Kids Company

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 10, 2014
Damien Hirst’s Mickey – a painting done at the behest of Disney — is set to be auctioned off to raise money for Kids Company. Hirst has long been a supporter and advocate for the charity, which provides emotional and educational sup...

Babe Show: An Art Exhibition Curated by Sophia Chang at Agenda Long Beach Recap

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2014
We can officially give you the drop on Sophia Chang’s “Babe Show” exhibition at Agenda Long Beach. The showcase consists of handpicked pieces from female artists, giving a nod to the female perspective within streetwear and the clos...

James Jarvis x Norse Projects Prints

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2014
Commissioned by the Danish brand Norse Projects, London-based graphic artist James Jarvis produced four hand-pulled silkscreen prints featuring his signature orb-like characters to retail exclusively at Norse Projects and colette. The four drawings w...

Up Close and Personal with KAWS’s Massive Wooden Companion Sculptures

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 7, 2014
After making their debut just a few short months ago, Life+Times took an exclusive look at KAWS’s massive wooden Companion sculptures during their stint at New York’s Mary Boone Gallery. Though smaller than the Pinocchio-esque figure that...

teamLab’s Illuminated Spheres Respond to Human Touch

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
Exhibiting at the Hong Kong Arts Centre in China, creative design consortium teamLab invites visitors into a multi-sensory indulging presentation that includes illuminated orbs that respond to human touch. Suspended from the ceiling and hovering abov...

Babe Show: An Art Exhibition Curated by Sophia Chang at Agenda Long Beach

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
With Agenda Long Beach just around the corner, the trade show is making way for illustrator and designer Sophia Chang to curate her upcoming “Babe Show” art exhibition. Designed as a creative bridge between the AGENDA WMNS division a...

The Last 10 Years of Wes Lang Through His Book ‘American Odyssey’

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 5, 2014
Summing up the past 10 years with regard to his body of work, American Odyssey is Wes Lang’s published monograph that has its pages filled with his signature iconography. Based in Brooklyn and catapulted to mainstream awareness through his artw...

Nathan VanHook “STROKING IT” Exhibition @ One Grand Gallery

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 4, 2014
Though known within the sneaker world as the creator of iconic silhouettes such as the Woven Footscape Chukka and the Air Yeezy II, Nathan VanHook’s talents expand far beyond the sharp lines of footwear design. The senior footwear designer of N...

A Look Inside New York’s Hudson Valley Art Barn

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2014
A couple from New York — who prefer to remain anonymous — have reconstructed a 400-acre farmland in Hudson Valley into an artistic home base, aptly dubbed the “art farm.” The ardent art collectors have amalgamated modern art i...

Jeff Koons Discusses Inspiration and Design of Balloon Dog Sculpture

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2014
Tracing the history of his iconic Balloon Dog monument to a youthful concept of celebratory milestones, Jeff Koons reveals the creation and design of Balloon Dog and his other notable inflatable art. Breaking artistic conventions from his early days...

Olaf Breuning “Smoke Grid” @ Art Basel Miami

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 3, 2014
Swiss-born New York-based artist Olaf Breuning is best known for his bizarre approach to art, most notably the Home series which stars a character confused between reality and fiction. Furthering his unconventional aesthetics, Breuning created a smok...

Seung Yul Oh’s Unique Resin Noodle Sculptures

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 2, 2014
Mixing an interest in one of the world’s most universal foods with a knack for sculpture, here we point a spotlight on New Zealand-based artist Seung Yul Oh and his food-inflected work. Gastronomy defies gravity in this collection of pieces, wh...

Kanye West Gifts Hand-Painted George Condo Hermès Birkin to Kim Kardashian

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 28, 2013
Possibly the most exclusive of the already exclusive Hermès Birkin bag, Kim Kardashian was recently gifted a hand-painted Birkin bag by George Condo from Kanye West. Fans might remember that West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy featured alb...

Lu Xinjian Depicts Shanghai’s Vibrant Cityscape

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 27, 2013
Advancing his City DNA series, Chinese artist Lu Xinjian moves from painting his unique cityscape depictions to creating a vibrant fluorescent light installation. Using Google Earth imagery as a blueprint, the artist reimagines an aerial view of Shan...