BID27LA | ART AUCTION

Natology is proud to be a part of Downtown Los Angeles' newest art auction house BID27LA. Inspired by 27 Rue de Fleurus, Gertrude Stein’s famous art salons of the nineteen twenties, Bid27 serves as a single destination for discovering culturally progressive art while providing informative mentorship for artists and purchasing guidance for collectors. In the spirit of creative movements and the current shift in paradigm, this marks another evolution for contemporary art and its patrons.

BID27 launched its inaugural auction on Thursday April 17th, 2014 at Think Tank Gallery, bringing with it a new platform that enhances support for our creative community. With 10% of all proceeds donated to MCLA (Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles) and a group exhibition featuring a spectrum of painting aesthetic, BID27 introduced the art auction to Downtown LA. This once marginalized arena broke boundaries of how an art auction functions, its audience, and the works. For the first time, BID27LA auctioned the experience of an ephemeral performance featuring YOZMIT's Skywalker, a teleportation into the expansion of self. Framed through Future Eyes, YOZMIT's private performance shifted the dimensions of an auction and the experience of contemporary art.  BID27 will host auctions once a month, for more information please visit bid27.com & save the date for May 15, 2014.

Cash Cans & Cocaine

Earlier this month Natology announced the Austrian art collective Perfekt World's group exhibition Cash Cans & Cocaine, where an installation of confiscated objects examined the juxtaposition of Miami's drug-ridden past and art-infused present. In a scene suggesting the aftermath of a drug raid, Perfekt World finalized their three-month Fountainhead residency with a two day group show featuring the city's most recognized bad asses. Alongside George Sanchez Calderon, Michael Vasquez, Andrew Nigon, Typoe, and Asif Farooq, Natology artist Jessy Nite presented her pill-typography piece Roll Model and white powder line works, Controlled Substances #1-6, conspicuously peeping out of black duffel bags. In a community notorious for its drug war, I propose we redefine Miami's notoriety by buying art not cocaine.

Photos by  Maria Krasa

Natology & Anthony Japour's ABMB 2013

Natology recently collaborated with good friend and art advisor, Anthony Japour on an Art Basel Miami 2013 recap for Social Miami. Featuring Jeff Koons, Seth Price, Agustina Woodgate and TM Sisters.

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LoCastro | Scarves & Scope

Natology artist Francesco LoCastro brought his signature Miami palette to its sandy beaches this year with a solo installation at Scope Art Fair, while his Geo Scarves launched exclusively at the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). LoCastro, who represents the steady progression and presence of a lifelong visionary, greeted the week of Art Basel Miami / Miami Art Week with subtle geometric undertones in two of the its most significant locations. His work, which presents the kaleidoscopic interpretations of structure through layers, shapes, and enamel has taken an evolutionary step into the world of fashion. LoCastro’s latest venture is in creating textile prints of his most iconic pieces, further expanding the way we experience contemporary art.