Exemplary Works from Aspen Art Museum’s Annual ArtCrush Gala

Groundbreaking paintings and sculptures from Rashid Johnson, Larry Bell, Zoe Crosher, Leo Villareal and more

For its 14th annual summer gala, the Aspen Art Museum presented—and auctioned off—works of exceptional artistic merit. The event, known as ArtCrush, featured paintings, sculptures and mixed media pieces from some of the most beloved names producing art. And from a silent auction to a riveting live auction (with ten artworks that fetched astronomical numbers), ArtCrush accumulated necessary funds to sustain the museum’s programming. Anyone …

“Form Shapes Language” Group Show at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery

Stories told via sculpture, large-scale installations and more

by Kyle Raymond Fitzpatrick Shapes have a way of speaking and “Form Shapes Language” (on now through 25 August) at LA’s Morán Morán Gallery is a great place to learn new ways to listen. The impressive group show brings together seven artists from around the world to share their take on contemporary, minimalist abstract forms. Small triangles poke onto big frames like teeth, blobbing bodies …

Two Galleries Chart the Development of Painting as Art

As figuration finds its relevancy again in painted art, two galleriesthat have been stalwarts in exhibiting the medium since 1998are demonstrating that its re-found popularity is, in part, due to younger generations’ iterations of the style. The exhibit, “Painting: Now and Forever, Part III,” is “museum-scale,” according to The New York Times’ Roberta Smith, but “this show is organized with a minimum of what could …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

NOLA's all-women motorcycle club, NASA meets fashion, hilarious teen fiction and more in our look around the web

1. Heron Preston’s NASA-Inspired Collection Goes to Space In partnering with NASA, Heron Preston had to adhere to certain guidelines about color and copy—meticulously incorporating these requirements into his modern vision for apparel. Honoring the 1990 NASA logo, Preston dubbed his spacesuit-inspired FW18 collection the “Fall/Winter 1990” series, and sent some pieces into space to demonstrate his commitment to the inspiration. The footage is as …

Artist Dominic Moschitti’s Comedically-Altered Teen Novels

Comedian/artist Dominic Moschitti’s Paperback Paradise series follows three simple joke rules: “Something relatable, something absurd, or something ridiculously crass and gross.” Editing teen novels from Goosebumps to Sweet Valley High, Hardy Boys and more, the altered versions range from PG to incredibly crass—and delightfully so. With titles like “I Love My Ugly Son” (one of our favorites), this series is sure to make you giggle, …