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Openings: “Mom & Popism” @ Gawker HQ

This past Tuesday night, AM was on hand on the rooftop of Gawker Headquarters to cover the private preview party for the exciting collaboration exhibit “Mom & Popism“ (previewed), conceived and curated by Billi Kid. This unique project between Gawker Artists and authors/photographers, Jim & Karla Murray, served to enlarge some of the classic “mom and pop” storefronts seen in the Murray’s book, “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York.” These works, which culturally and ethnically defined many parts of NYC, were remixed with the help of a select group […]

Rolling Stone’s Obama Cover by Shepard Fairey

The August 20th issue of Rolling Stone will feature a cover with a new image of Barack Obama by Shepard Fairey.  Unlike the idealistic iconic image that a nation of Obama supporters fell in love with, the latest by Fairey incorporates elements that show the situation that the President is currently in. As the artist puts it: “it’s one thing to be running for president and it’s another to be President, and I think this new illustration that I did hopefully captures the complexity and […]

Openings: Gilbert & George – “Jack Freak Pictures” @ White Cube

London duo Gilbert & George has returned to White Cube to show in their home town for the first time since their 2007 retrospective at the Tate Modern. The show, “Jack Freak Pictures” focuses on the Union Jack flag of Great Britain and G&G’s signature psychedelic photo transformation process. The body of work is very large in size and takes place at both the Mason’s Yard and Hoxton gallery space. AM had a chance to stop by and check out this crazy show. Enjoy the pics […]

Preview/Setup: “Mom & Popism” @ Gawker HQ

This past weekend, we were invited to check out a very special project going on at the rooftop of  Gawker Headquarters. The project “Mom & Popism” is a unique collaboration between Gawker Artists and Jim & Karla Murray (concieved/curated by Billi Kid) to remix some of the iconic NYC cityscape as seen in the book – “Store Front – The Disappearing Face of New York.” The goal is to blow up the classic storefronts that defined many parts of NYC in quasi-life scale on the rooftop […]

Second Helpings: July 2009

July was a very busy month with numerous headlines making their way around the world of art. Here is another edition of Second Helpings to remind you of the juicy stories that we covered here on AM. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Crazy 4 Cult 3D @ Gallery 1988 LA

AM had the pleasure of attending the opening of Crazy 4 Cult 3D show at Gallery 1988 (LA) a couple weeks ago. The 3rd installment of the wildly popular group show again brought together some of our favorite artists to reinterpret some of the most addictive cult films of all time. Again, we saw the perennial favorites such as The Professional, Edward Scissorhands, Office Space and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But what we enjoyed were some new cult films such as The Jerk, Never […]

Teaser: Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Every now and then, a gallery decides to flex its muscles and call in some of its big guns. On August 15th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be on Defcon 2 as it brings up an arsenal of artists that would get the attention of the even the most casual art fan. Artists showing include: Candice Tripp (interviewed), Chloe Early, Cleon Peterson, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, James Roper, Joe Sorren, Jud Bergeron, Kenji Hirata, Pat Rocha, Robert Hardgrave, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stanley Donwood, Stella […]

Preview: “A Mirror Distorted” @ Carmichael Gallery

Carmichael Gallery is showcasing some ladies with a unique view on things in their latest show. “A Mirror Distorted” features Andrea Michaelsson (one half of Btoy), Cherri Wood, Pam Glew, and the dazzling details of our favorite South African transplant Candice Tripp (interviewed). The show runs from August 6th to August 27th. Check out the sneak peek after the jump.
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Releases: Dave Kinsey – “Sustain: No Fin, No Future”

When AM visited Dave Kinsey at his studio a while back, he gave us a heads up on some upcoming projects that he was involved in. One in particular that stood out was a painting he was working on for the upcoming Sea No Evil benefit for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (They do Whale Wars). The painting is called “Sustain.” The auction for the original painting won’t occur until August 29th, but this Thursday, July 30th, the print version of the painting entitled “Sustain: No […]
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Inside Robert Longo’s Studio

Earlier this month, we focused on contemporary artist Robert Longo and his recently painted “Heroes” series. Our friends over at TAC have now found some pictures of Longo’s studio via The Selby. We take a look at the tools of his trade and what looks to be detailed models of pieces that have been or may be in the works. Seen in these pictures are also studies for two of his notable early series of works: “Men of the City” and “Wave.” Check out the […]