FROM WARHOL TO WAHLSTROM: FROM 60’S CELEBRITY TO TODAY’S SOCIAL MEDIA AT ETHAN COHEN

Thank you to Anthony Haden-Guest for this great article discussing Johan's Wahlstrom's solo exhibition at Ethan Cohen KuBe. "There are artists who like to investigate what they can do with current tech, the way Warhol made movies, as David Hockney has used video and seemingly just about any device that comes his way, as Richard Prince uses Instagram and as a slew of artists are using Photoshop but not that many artists have thought to examine just what it is that current tech is doing to us. This though is the slippery slope upon which Johan Wahlstrom has made himself very much at home." Link to article

Blouin ArtInfo Top 10 African Artists to Watch: Aboudia and Gonçalo Mabunda

ABOUDIA Born in Abidjan (the capital of Ivory Coast) in 1983, ABOUDIA produces lively and childlike paintings that seem loosely inspired by the works of Jean Dubuffet and Jean-Michel Basquiat. ABOUDIA is one of the few African Contemporary artists to have gallery representation in both Britain (the Jack Bell Gallery in London) and the US (the Ethan Cohen Gallery in New York). His giant mural-like paintings are borrowed from the graffiti that children spray all over the walls of Abidjan. It’s street art transposed on canvas, in other words. “ABOUDIA is coming from a gritty street environment in the Ivory Coast,” explains Cohen in a video on the gallery website. “It’s not pretty. It’s tough, i

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