What The Architecture Of U.S. Embassies Tells Us About America

Dec 16, 2017

By Meg Miller During the election season, while everyone else’s gaze was fixed worriedly on the White House, Brooklyn artist Enoc Perez was exploring government architecture farther afield. His new painting series, Embassies, arose from a sudden interest he had in our foreign outposts, just when politics closer to home felt ominous. His guiding question for the series: Can examining U.S. embassies …

The Haas Brothers Show Us the Art that Influenced Them Most For Their New Exhibition

Sep 21, 2017

By Alex Ceballos We’ve long loved the Haas brothers, so much so that we had them design the cover for our behemoth Califuk Issue a couple years back. So when we heard that UTA Artist Space was hosting the first-ever large scale solo art exhibition from our favorite multifaceted sculptors, designers, craftsmen, and artists, we knew we’d have to swing …

The Haas Brothers Bring Their Weird World Home to LA

Sep 08, 2017

By Taylor Dafoe This weekend, fraternal twins Nikolai and Simon Haas bring their strange vision to Los Angeles in a sprawling exhibition—their first “solo” in the city. The Haas brothers’ work is known for straddling the line between the worlds of art/design and craft. The exhibition, “Haas Angeles,” is effectively a survey of their multifarious output from the last six …

The Haas Brothers Get Their First Big Gallery Survey in Los Angeles

Sep 07, 2017

By Hannah Martin When Tobey Maguire was redoing his Sony Pictures office in 2010, the actor asked a young designer in town—26-year-old Nikolai Haas—to design a few cabinets. Haas agreed to take on the project under one condition: He could collaborate with his twin brother. “I didn’t know how to draw but I could build things pretty well,” remembers Nikolai, …

UTA Artist Space Celebrates First Anniversary With ‘Haas Angeles’

By Jordan Riefe The pioneering UTA Artist Space in Boyle Heights is celebrating its anniversary with a survey of works by Nikolai and Simon Haas, otherwise known as the Haas Brothers, Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. The 33-year-old art-and-design twins have been on the scene for just six years, but that’s enough for a full-scale survey (their first L.A. show), including …

Kurt Cobain's Paintings are Going on Show in Seattle

Jul 30, 2017

By Hannah Ongley Kurt Cobain is following in the footsteps of his artist daughter Frances Bean, kind of. Earlier this year it was announced that Kurt’s widow Courtney Love had sanctioned an exhibition of the former Nirvana frontman’s unseen artworks. The New York Times has now revealed that the works — there are two of them — will be a part of …

Never-Before-Seen Paintings by Kurt Cobain Will Get Star Treatment at the Seattle Art Fair

Jul 29, 2017

By Eileen Kinsella Artwork by former Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will be front and center at next month’s Seattle Art Fair (August 3–6). The never-before-seen paintings will be presented by the fine arts division of the United Talent Agency. This marks the first time the division, which launched in 2015, has participated in an art fair. The presentation will feature two original …

Kurt Cobain’s Never-Before-Seen Art to Be Shown at Seattle Art Fair

Kurt Cobain is returning home to Seattle this August, where the late musician’s never-before-shown paintings will go on view at the third annual Seattle Art Fair. The two works will be shown alongside a series of notebooks that belonged to the singer by the visual arts division of United Talent Agency, according to a press release. “Kurt Cobain was perhaps …

Kurt Cobain's 'Incesticide' Painting to Debut at Seattle Art Fair

Jul 28, 2017

By Daniel Kreps A pair of Kurt Cobain’s paintings, including the canvas that features on the cover of Nirvana’s Incesticide compilation, will make their debut this August at the Seattle Art Fair. The visual arts division of the United Talent Agency unearthed the artwork, which had remained in storage since Cobain’s April 1994 death, and will debut the two never-before-shown …

A New Player in the Art-Fair World: Kurt Cobain

By Jori Finkel LOS ANGELES — The visual arts division of United Talent Agency opened a project space in Los Angeles last year, prompting questions about whether it was encroaching on art gallery business. Now, taking another step in that direction, United Talent Agency is participating in its first art fair — with a booth showcasing two never-before-exhibited paintings by …

Jake and Dinos Chapman Are the Anti-Heroes We Need

Jul 21, 2017

By PJ Panda Bear For the last 20 years, Jake and Dinos Chapman have created works that have pushed the boundaries of subversion. Their tongue-in-cheek pessimism, which has polarised audiences for decades, couldn’t been more perfect for the current political climate. And one thing’s for sure, there is no unseeing their work. The brothers graduated from The Royal College of …

Here Is the Exhibitor List for the 2017 Seattle Art Fair

Jul 19, 2017

By Nate Freeman The third edition of the Seattle Art Fair—founded by billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, to get the world’s galleries come to the doorstep of local tech titan collectors—is once again returning to CenturyLink Field Event Center this August. This year, 80 galleries are on board, and the mix is a bit more international than when the fair first …

Dylan Brant Speaks Out About Art, Curating, and Rock n’ Roll

Jul 17, 2017

By Cait Munro If you’ve spent any time in the worlds of art or fashion, chances are you’re aware of Dylan Brant to some degree. The millennial son of supermodel Stephanie Seymour and stepson of mega-collector Peter Brant has quickly made a name for himself as an up-and-coming curator with an eye for crafting thematic exhibitions featuring contributions from many of …

Artist Enoc Perez Paints American Embassies

Jul 11, 2017

By Artnet News For his upcoming show at the UTA Artist Space in LA, Perez—an artist known for his depictions of architecture—will exhibit paintings of US embassies in cities around the world, tracing how the newer ones are constructed like security bunkers. (Forbes) A version of this article appears in Artnet News with the headline: Artist Enoc Perez Paints American Embassies.

Sanctuaries or Security Bunkers? The Artist Enoc Perez Paints American Embassies

Jul 10, 2017

By Brienne Walsh Over the phone in New York, the artist Enoc Perez, who was hiding from his three-year-old son so that we could talk, mused about what sort of embassy our current President would build. “It would be gold for sure,” he said. “It would have to have chrome, and it would be big…” “And poorly made…” I ventured …