Dashila(b)

The revitalization of Beijing's oldest corridors

Dashilar is is one of the oldest and most famous “hutongs”, or alleyways, of Beijing, and probably one of the closest to pictures in our imagination of the old city—narrow streets, red lanterns, rickshaws and all kinds of Chinese paraphernalia. Located outside Qianmen Gate, South of Tian’anmen Square, the area became the city’s most vibrant commercial street during the Qing Dynasty. In the last 20 …

Nightmares of Halloweens Past

Artist Gary Baseman previews his "freaky" vintage photo collection going on display

Gary Baseman‘s work merges his life journey and family history with colorful pop images from his boundless imagination. Exploring the almost overwhelming amount of past and present projects in his studio, it’s becomes clear that Baseman truly loves Halloween. This weekend at KK Gallery in Los Angeles, the newest gallery space from KesselsKramer, Baseman will be sharing some of his beloved vintage photographs of costumed …

Bedlam at the Old Vic Tunnels

Steve Lazarides and HTC host an underground exhibition of insane "outsider art"

While some believe London’s infamous Bethlem Royal Hospital to have shuttered years ago, it is, in fact, still open. Gallerist Steve Lazarides gave us a tour of his latest show deep under London’s streets, taking an artistic evocation of the famous London insane asylum, which does indeed seem unnervingly alive, in the dark, dank spaces of the Old Vic Tunnels. Lazarides’ latest show, called “Bedlam,” …