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We asked Mariko Munro to create a little Art Basel video series for us, interviewing the likes of Tim BarberScott Campbell,Charlotte Ronson, and Aurel Schmidt. First question: “What’s your Miami playlist”?

Scott Campbell’s Egg

(Broken Egg by Scott Campbell. Photo by Bill Powers)

Here is a precious piece of art from artist Scott Campbell to hatch the spring. The hand painted broken egg (and other works) are available to view in a group show called Blankness is Not a Void. The show, covered by Purple, launched recently and is on view until June 4, 2011. Other artists on display are Steven Parrino and Raymond Pettibon.

To view more images from this show, go to Marc Jancou Gallery or email

Marc Jancou is located at 524 West 24th Street, New York. 10011. 
T. 212 473 2100

OHWOW: Scott Campbell’s Noblesse Oblige

Scott Campbell, Studio View, 2011

Los Angeles is a bit of a dichotomy to those who don’t really understand its inner makings.  For face value, it’s all about show business.  It’s celebrity and it’s fame and it’s fortune.  But there’s more to it than just that.  Over the past few years, its art scene has been slowly moving to its forefront and bringing with it the rising stars that have been begging for the spotlight.

This past weekend, our very own Al Moran launched his brand spankin’ new OHWOW! Gallery with the a solo exhibition of recent works by Scott Campbell entitled Noblesse Oblige which features the intricate and highly detailed works of this former tattoo artist.  Campbell highlights tattoo iconography in delicate reformations via the use of copper, 24K gold, currency, ostrich eggs and neon.

The 4,000 square foot, Rafael de Cardenas designed space, perfectly highlights Campbell’s work.  Blocks of currency sheets are cut to form 3-D images of skulls, demons and cobwebs.  Neon signs portray whimsical depictions of carnal debauchery.  Copper plates are etched with stories only the “naked” eye can see.  Cracked ostrich wield rock ‘n roll insignia worthy of Axl Rose’s forearm rather than the inside of an egg.  The exhibition highlights Campbell’s “nobility” in the form of his tattoo artist roots.  When you’re next in LA, try to ditch the paparazzi and pop through OHWOW!

Scott Campbell
Noblesse Oblige
March 19 - April 22, 2011 

OHWOW Gallery
937 N. La Cienega

Art Recreated at The Standard Hotel

(Vanessa Recreates her Portrait in the Standard Miami, Sat, Dec 4, 2010)

In our look back on great events during Art Basel, we thought we’d share a few images from one of our big events that just took place this last Saturday. Playboy and The Standard hotel, along with Stoli Elit and Le Metier de Beaute hosted a night called Nude is Muse.

The evening called for unique presentation by artists Vanessa Beecroft, Ryan McGinness, Richard Phillips, Lola Schnabel, Olympia Scarry, Terence Koh, Sante D’Orazio, Scott Campbell, Xaviera Simmons, and Hank Willis Thomas. Guests were invited to come and spectate the unfolding of new recreations. 

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