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Openings: Aurel Schmidt – “Fruits” @ 200 Stanton

Last weekend, Aurel Schmidt opened a new showing in New York at 200 Stanton Street that will run through the rest of the month. Entitled Fruits, the body of work on display revisits some of the provocative imagery she is known for with a series of hybrids made from plant and human body parts. With Jeffrey Deitch on hand, attendees took time to wrap their minds around Schmidt’s mutant creations. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Openings: Galerie Perrotin – “Art Carnival Park” @ Russian Tea Room

In anticipation for the second exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York outpost, we bring you an inside look at the art party of the year (thus far). After the grand opening of the exhibition with Paola Pivi, a list of the who’s who in the New York art scene arrived last month at the Russian Tea Room for a special Art Carnival Park. Emmanuel Perrotin, known for throwing some of the most creative and festive events, transformed the famed venue into an incredible state fair […]
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Screenings: Invader – “Art4Space” (New York)

Tomorrow night (October 29), the French street bomber known as Invader & Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be premiering a special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for fans in New York City. The great documentary featured at Pulse Miami follows Invader as he launched one of his signature mosaics into the Earth’s stratosphere. This screening is free to all on a first come first serve basis and will be held back to back at 8pm & 9pm. Seating is extremely limited so get there early to secure your spot – Landmark […]
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Studio Visits: Julia Chiang @ Bill Brady KC

It’s been a while since we caught up (her pop-up project at the New Museum) with New York artist Julia Chiang. So in anticipation of her exhibition opening soon at Kansas City’s Bill Brady Gallery, AM stopped by her Brooklyn studios to check out the new body of work set to be unveiled this Saturday, October 26th from 6-8pm. As you can see from our preview below, Julia has been working hard painting and composing her eye catching “burst” paintings. If you’re lucky enough to be in Kansas City, be sure to […]
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Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Standard Rendez-Vous” @ Zidoun & Bossuyt

With his exhibition Palimpsest at Harvard’s Reischauer Institute (covered) still on view, the always ambitious Tomokazu Matsuyama  (interviewed) opens The Standard Rendez-Vous at Zidoun & Bossuyt in Luxembourg. With the new show, we find Matsu pushing his unique combination of abstract, pop and traditional Japanese styles ever forward. As a centerpiece, a giant triptych fills an entire wall of the gallery, with each of the three panels filled from edge to edge with explosive color and patterning. The show also contains several shaped paintings, which take […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 18

Today, Banksy took his artist residency in New York straight to the hornet’s nest (aka Chelsea). Yes, the same Chelsea that houses some of the world’s most prestigious galleries. Keeping to the theme, Banksy put on display the canvases created in his most recent collaboration with his peers from the southern hemisphere, Os Gemeos, for the The Village Voice. Banksy changed things up to keep with the theme for today’s display and kept things orderly with the help of some security guards to regulate the number of […]
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Openings: KAWS @ PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

This past weekend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opened its doors to unveil the much anticipated exhibition by KAWS. The show featured 70 works (old & new) at the historic institution and included both paintings and sculptures that spans some major milestones of the artist’s storied career to date. As previewed, the artist adorned the main entrance of the historic landmark building with a brand new nine foot sculpture entitled Born to Bend featuring his iconic “Bendy” character wrapped around a stark silouette of […]
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Studio Visits: Masakatsu Sashie – “Coacervate” @ Jonathan LeVine

Next week, Masakatsu Sashie makes his New York debut with an exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. For now, we’ll bring you an inside look Sashie’s studio as he prepares for this show. From the looks of things it appears he will bring back his urban spheres and display the interesting perspectives on a society filled with modernism and consumerism. This show starts October 19th, so make plans to stop by what promises to be a great exhibition. Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 8 & 9

After a great first week in New York City where Banksy hit seven different locations over seven days (covered here), he starts off the week on Monday with a philosphical reference piece (Day 8). Then yesterday, we woke to find that the elusive Bristol-based artist had brought out the big guns – literally. For Day 9 of Better Out Than In, Mr. B gets a little more clever with an installation inside an empty lot in the Lower East Side near the corner of Ludlow & Stanton. Banksy sets […]
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Releases: Banksy x Os Gemeos for The Village Voice

Two of street art’s finest have come together for a special collaboration for the cover of New York’s The Village Voice. Two variations of the cover were made – one with Banksy’s signature riot police surrounding one of Os Gemeos’ yellow characters and the other cover is the riot policeman in a sea of yellow figures each dressed in a vibrant outfit – some actually wearing shirts paying homage to some of Banksy’s greatest hits. Inside there’s a rare interview with the ever elusive Mr. […]