Thursday, February 26, 2009

Iris Van Dongen

Suspisious VI, 245x150cm, 2008

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Pet Shop Boys

Love Etc.


Beautiful/Decay: A to Z
Anniversary Party & Exhibition
at Kopeikin Gallery
Feb. 21 - April 18, 2009
Reception: Feb. 21, 6-9pm
8810 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA

Image: Barnaby Whitfield
Oh Canada, 2008, pastel on paper, 20 x 16”

Beautiful/Decay magazine and the Kopeikin Gallery celebrate the release of Beautiful/Decay’s Issue Z with a retrospective exhibition of 26 artists appearing in the current issue. Please join us for the opening or come see the show during it's now extended run.

To commemorate reaching the culmination of the alphabet, Beautiful/Decay has selected 26 exemplary artists to create a unique visual work for the show, using the publication’s name, Beautiful/Decay, as the basis of their conceptual framework. Each of the artists was selected from the magazine’s 10-year history in art and design publishing. The exhibit acknowledges each of the artists’ influential contributions to the arts, and highlights Beautiful/Decay’s prominent role in serving as a platform for creative expression. The myriad results showcase an exploration into what the publication represents to the creative community.

Participating artists include: Aaron Noble, Ai Kijima, Ala Ebtekar, Alex Trochut, Aya Kato, Barnaby Whitfield, Charlie Roberts, David Shaw, Eric Yahnker, Erik Parker, Erika Somogyi, Gary Taxali, Jacob Magraw, Julia Randall, Mark Schoening, Michael Scoggins, Pearl C. Hsiung, Pepe Mar, Robbie Conal, Scott Anderson, Scott Treleaven, Simmons and Burke, Skwak, SunTek Chung, Stella Lai, and Wendell Gladstone.

About Beautiful/Decay
Issue Z is a milestone achievement in the print life of Beautiful/Decay magazine. Beginning as a DIY, self-bound, black and white publication nearly 10 years ago, Beautiful/Decay has since grown into an internationally published, full color go-to creative sourcebook. Since its inception, Beautiful/Decay has been a leader within creative publishing, by foregrounding and supporting some of today’s leading artists and designers.

For further information, please visit the Beautiful/Decay website:

About Kopeikin Gallery
Always pushing the boundaries between a variety of art media, Kopeikin seeks to redefine the way art is seen and experienced, dissolving preconceived notions of defined genres, most notably photography and drawing. Kopeikin strives for a level of flexibility, sometimes exhibiting work that straddles these genres in interesting and challenging ways. The Kopeikin gallery stands as a friendly meeting ground for collectors and artists alike to come together and discuss not only the business of art, but the process by which art comes into being.
For further information please contact the Kopeikin Gallery at:
Or visit the Gallery website:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Anna Ternheim

You mean nothing to me anymore

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rachel Lowther

The Reddening, 2007, 34" x 27" x 37" Lacquer on fibreglass, resin

Stay In The Light - Groupshow 19 February/15 March 2009
Private View: 19 February 18:30 - 21:00

Vegas Gallery

64-66 Redchurch Street
E2 7DP

Jan Dunning

Untitled (Drawing Room), 2008
C Print mounted on Aluminum
32" x 28" (80cm x 70cm)
Edition of 8+ 2AP

February 20 - March 28, 2009
at Black and White Gallery
Opening Reception:
Friday, February 20th, 6-8pm
The Chelsea Terminal Warehouse // 636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor // New York, NY 10001

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mike Cockrill

Heartland, 2005, oil on canvas, 64 x 50"


Ticking Time Bomb

These guys are coming together in 2009 to finish the SHAREHEAD PROJECT which should be finished up by New Year's 2010.

Two albums for a really good cause

I highly recommend EVERYONE to check these out.


animal collective - safer (exclusive live version)
black keys - stay all night (exclusive chulahoma Session)
bloc party - rhododendrons
bright eyes - coat check dream song (exclusive live version)
cornelius - wataridori (exclusive piano version)
david Sylvian - late night shopping (chris vrenna remix)
death cab for cutie - world shut your mouth (julian cope cover)
(international) noise conspiracy - washington bullets
the Cure - the walk (exclusive live version)
the shins - turn on me (exclusive clint mansell remix)
spoon - rhthm & soul (exclusive Middle Version)
teargas & plateglass - one day across the valley
thievery corporation - passing the stars
travis - gimme some truth (exclusive john lennon cover)

Out May 2009

Includes songs from Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Matthew Dear, Mum, Neon Neon, RJD2, Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings and Tim & Eric.

Two of my favorite people

Tweaker "Linoleum" featuring David Sylvian

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Martina Topley-Bird


Opening February 20th!

Erik Benson
Liars (Talking Skulls), 2006
acrylic on canvas over panel
40" x 72"

February 20 - March 28, 2009
at Black and White Gallery
Opening Reception:
Friday, February 20th, 6-8pm
The Chelsea Terminal Warehouse // 636 West 28th Street, Ground Floor // New York, NY 10001


Music video featuring NYC emerging artist POPBELLI. Directed by Gregorio Smith.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 1880

Monday, February 9, 2009

Aristotle Ridden by Phyllis

Aquamanile, late 14th century
Southern Netherlands
Bronze; 13 1/4 in.
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An aquamanile is a vessel for pouring water used in the ritual of washing hands in both religious and secular contexts—by the priest before Mass and in a private household before a meal. The subject of this celebrated example is the moralizing legend of Aristotle and Phyllis, which achieved popularity in the late Middle Ages. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher and tutor of Alexander the Great, allowed himself to be humiliated by the seductive Phyllis as a lesson to the young ruler, who had succumbed to her wiles and neglected the affairs of state. Encouraging Alexander to witness his folly, Aristotle explained that if he, an old man, could be so easily deceived, the potential consequences for a young man were even more perilous. The ribald subject indicates that this aquamanile was made for a domestic setting, where it would have doubled as an object of entertainment for guests at the table.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Farewell Lux


you were much loved by this girl.


The Very Last Resort

Dr. Lakra

Untitled (Vestido Amarillo), 2004.
Ink on vintage magazine,13.19 x 9.84 in.

Escultura Social:
A New Generation of Art from Mexico City
January 15, 2009 - June 7, 2009
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Marlene Dumas

Woman of Algiers, 2001
Oil on Canvas, 78 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches.
Nasher Museum of Art
Partial and promised gift of E. Blake Byrne '57

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Danger Global Warming (Utah Saints)