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Jeff Koons Split Rocker Rockefella Center Whitney Retrospective AM 01

Setup: Jeff Koons – “Split-Rocker” @ Rockefeller Center

Later this month, Jeff Koons will be unveiling a retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and there are plenty of events to coincide with this key exhibition. One of these will feature his famous outdoor flowered sculpture entitled Split-Rocker at the center of Rockefeller Center. Playing off Koons’ fascination with dichotomy and the in-between, this sculpture melds two notable children rocking toys – the horse and the dinosaur. Its right side is a horse and its left side is a dinosaur. Currently, the enormous sculptural piece […]
WK interact PARIS la Geode D-Day AM 09

Streets: WK Interact – “D-Day 70th Anniversary” @ Vilette Paris la Geode (Paris)

It looks like WK Interact (featured) has hit Europe again. After knocking out a towering mural in Belgium last month, the New York-based French artist returns to his homeland to build a patriotic mural at the La Géode in Paris to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day (Check out a his previous visit to Paris). Measuring a jaw dropping 114 by 6.5 meters (374 x 21 feet), this piece features soldiers in intense compositions by WK. It’s Definitely worth stopping by to enjoy if you’re lucky enough to […]
How Nosm Yard Bird Sake Bottle release AM 20

Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm – “Sake Art Bottle” @ Yardbird

During the craziness that was Art Basel Hong Kong, one of the events we attended was How & Nosm’s debut & celebration of their Sake Art Bottle at HK’s Yardbird as well as the unveiling of two site specific murals. As previewed, this unique collaboration project fused the restaurant’s artist sake line with the iconic color & styling of the German born twins. The project featured a silkscreen process that imprints the artwork by the brothers on the front of the collectible bottle. Hand-signed and hand-numbered, the bottle was produced in a […]
JR Magda Danysz Shanghai AM 22

Openings: JR – “The Close Up” @ Magda Danysz (Shanghai)

During AM‘s recent trip we stopped by the streets of Shanghai to participate in the phenomenon that is the Inside / Out photobooth truck. Next to follow that up, we stopped by Magda Danysz to catch JR’s (interviewed) latest show. Entitled The Close Up, this exhibition marks the return of the French artist to the gallery’s Shanghai location after four years (see the first show here). The works range from his grand photographs taken from projects around the world to his wood impressions to his haunting eye pieces […]
Ryan McGinley Perrotin Hong Kong AM 11

Basel Week HK ’14: Ryan McGinley @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

While in town Basel Week Hong Kong, we made sure to stop by the local branch of Galerie Perrotin to take in the work of Ryan McGinley. Vertical Color of Sound is a nice introduction of the New York-based artist to fans in Asia as it features a election of his different series of work. Included are large-scale photographs of his signature summer road trip with friends, his use of fireworks, and his look at night skies. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
Art Basel HK 2014 III AM 85

Basel Week HK ’14: Art Basel Hong Kong – (Part II)

With so much art on display at the premier art far in Asia, we had to split our coverage into two parts. You can see the first set of images here if you missed it (along with a quick first look), then come back and check out round two from Art Basel Hong Kong. One of the highlights of the fair is seen above – the Anti-Gun Gun large-scale sculpture installation by Beijing artist Wang Luyan that one may want to think twice about firing. If you […]
DFACE Hong Kong Above Second AM 22

Openings: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

During Basel HK week, another major show we hit was from British artist D*Face (interviewed) at Hong Kong’s Above Second Gallery. Presented by Coates & Scarry, the solo entitled Honestly Dishonest featured 18 fresh works focusing on society’s increasing appetite for information. D put together layers of the commercial output which bombard our minds on a daily basis, creating something new and different in and of itself. The sold out show was filled with Basel week attendees and fans. Next, we’ll bring you some of the outdoor murals he created while he was in town. Discuss D*Face here.
JR Insideout photobooth truck Shanghai Xintiandi AM 27

Streets: JR – “Inside Out: Shanghai” @ Xin Tian Di

JR’s (interviewed) has been very busy the past few weeks setting up a museum exhibition, gallery show and bringing his signature Inside / Out truck to China. This trifecta of projects in Shanghai marks the French photograffeur’s return to China’s mega-metropolis after nearly four years (previous visit). AM attended this latest installment of the artist’s Inside Out global journey (the project has already traveled to Time Square, Japan, Los Angeles & London, just to name a few). Now, JR has wheeled his interactive photo booth truck into Shanghai’s Xin […]
Frieze NY Art Fair 2014 AM 57

Frieze Week NYC ’14: Frieze Art Fair (Part 2)

Last week, we brought you a first look at some of the amazing works of art at this year’s Frieze New York. But an art fair such as Frieze contains too many notable pieces—such as Danh Vo’s installation Massive Black Hole in the Dark Heart of Our Milky Way (pictured above)—to be shown in just one post. So, we’ve returned with part 2, which includes images of works by Yayoi Kusama, Ed Ruscha, George Condo, Jonas Wood and Jeff Elrod, among many others. Discuss Frieze […]
Pulse NY fair 2014 AM 37

Frieze Week NYC ’14: PULSE

Once considered a top satellite fair for emerging to mid-career artists, PULSE lost some of that reputation in recent years, as many of its exhibitors jumped ship to other competing fairs. However, at the beginning of 2014, PULSE took on a new director tasked with bringing it back to its former status. And the difference was somewhat visible last week, as PULSE New York emerged with a smaller, more highly curated show. Amongst the booths, there were a few standouts worth mentioning, such as works […]
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