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The powerful works of Jean-Michel Basquiat presented at the Gagosian Gallery’s Chelsea location. Veering away from once erroneous descriptions of Basquiat’s work as ‘aggressive’ and 'primal’ and on to a more neo-contemporary approach. The result - a display of delicate and passive paintings that lit up Basquiat’s final days. Make sure to go check it out!

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Look who’s just moved in to the Lehmann Maupin Gallery. “Liu Wei is one of the most original and inventive contemporary artists working in China today,” exclaimed Jennifer Joy, Communications Director for Lehmann Maupin gallery. While Liu Wei says himself of his work “My [art] work does not have any specific meaning.” Indeed, the superb quality and shock value of his work are a journey for both the eyes and mind, Bon Voyage.

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Is this the future of sustainable architecture? Farmscrapers, a concept developed by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut to introduce natural ecosystems into cities, are made from piles of giant glass pebbles. Entitled ‘Asian Cairns’, this site in Shenzhen, China has been conceptualized as a response to the rapid urbanization going on in the country.
Callebaut says of the project, “The challenge is to create a fertile urbanisation with zero carbon emissions and with positive energy. This means producing more energy that it consumes, in order to conciliate the economical development with the protection of the planet.”
They remind us of DNA strands, anyone else?

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A week in pictures from Art Basel 2013 (continued)

1. Galerie Tschudi
2. Gagosian Gallery
3. Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery
4. 303 Gallery
5. Modern Art Gallery
6. El Anatsui’s work at London’s October Gallery
7. Galerie Maria Wettergren
8. Gallery Seomi
9. Gallery Libby Sellers
10. Sebastian + Barquet

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While in Miami during Art Basel last year, we got to check out the Architecture for Dogs exhibition in the Design District. The project is the brainchild of Japanese designer Kenya Hara and features the designs of over 11 architects, who each contributed their own design for a specified breed. This may seem absurd to even the most beloved of pet owners but we still think its an amusing idea.

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Magical things happen when ACNE takes on William Wegman and his dogs for their SS 13 campaign. Deftly pulling off the printed silk shirts, headscarves and linen blazers from the collection.. dare we say, better than most people could