Core: Social Hollywood

Creative collective Core recently produced an hour-long environmental installation adorning the bar of Jeffrey Chodorow's new Los Angeles restaurant, Social Hollywood. Projected on a 50-foot glass wall, the movie depicts a journey through a mythical forest populated with wolves, owls, and other animals, psychedelic mushrooms, and nymphs in the nude. The unconventional decor is right in line with Core's impressive oeuvre that combines print, motion …

Paul McCarthy: Head Shop/Shop Head

From gross-out, almost juvenile humor to absurd pop spectacles—like his ongoing outdoor series of large-scale inflatable sculptures—Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy's work is known for poking fun at consumerism by making even the most unassuming objects intimidating and bizarre. His latest show, "Head Shop/Shop Head" at Moderna Museet in Stockholm that opened this month (through 3 September 2006) includes an extensive array of new and …

Kenichi Yokono

An invited (and award-winning) participant for the last four years to Takashi Murakami's Gesai art fairs in Japan, Kenichi Yokono's work is only just starting to get attention in the U.S. art market. A standout installation at the recent Pulse art fair in New York, the obsessive detail of the Japanese artist's woodblocks depict fantastical manga-like urban landscapes, people, and collaged images. Like manga, his …