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Openings: Aakash Nihalani – “Portal” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Over the weekend, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery hosted all new work from Aakash Nihalani alongside the solo from Haroshi (covered). Nihalani’s innovative geometric forms, collectively entitled Portal, featured a playful nature throughout the compositions, yet at the same time exhibited a strong sense of structure. In the NY-based artist’s words – “I try to create a new visual space within the physical confines of any piece I work on, through the illusion of three-dimensional imagery contained on a two-dimensional plane. When looking at the work—orientation shifts, shapes merge, direction inverts, foreground […]
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Openings: Robert Lazzarini – “(damage)” @ Marlborough Gallery (Chelsea)

Do not adjust your browser – nothing is wrong with the settings. It’s visual distortion at its finest and this is what Robert Lazzarini intends. Last week, AM attended the opening of (damage) at Marlborough Gallery’s Chelsea location in New York to check out a series of works that takes Lazzarini’s mind-bending technique and incorporates the concept of “damage.” From a vault and its unhinged door to a broken window, Lazzarini demonstrates a warped perspective, but also its integrity and utility (or lack thereof). Our favorite is a […]
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Openings: Haroshi – “Virtual Reality” @ Jonathan LeVine

This past weekend, Japanese artist Haroshi debuted a new body of works at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Virtual Reality, this exhibition is the second in the Big Apple by the sculptor known for utilizing used skate decks as his source material. On display this time were full-scale sculptural creations such as kicks by Airwalk, bullets, a skull, and even an incredible life size skater pulling off a handplant. Included in the showing was an installation of hand carved skate decks made of recycled skateboards […]
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Releases: Boba Fett (KAWS Version)

After creating interpretations of iconic Star Wars characters such as Darth Vader and the Storm Trooper, KAWS gives his vision on how the legendary Boba Fett will look with his signature “XX”. One of the most popular villans and definitely the most feared intergalactic bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, Boba has one of the coolest character designs and weaponry in Hollywood. The figure  looks incredible as KAWS and Medicom actually craft jaw dropping detailings such as the wear and battle damage on the armored […]
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Openings: James Jean – “Parallel Lives” @ Tilton Gallery

Last night, James Jean (interviewed) premiered his latest body of work at New York’s Tilton Gallery. Entitled Parallel Lives, this amazing collection of works demonstrated the full spectrum of talent and techniques that makes James one of the hottest artists over the past decade. Hours before the opening, hundreds of people were lined to get in to see the show and to grab a copy of the limited edition monograph (here). As previewed in our studio visit and installation shots, this recent series is a variable cornucopia […]
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Setup: James Jean – “Parallel Lives” @ Tilton Gallery

The eagle has landed… Yes, James Jean (interviewed) is back in New York and currently neck deep installing his show Parallel Lives at Tilton Gallery. AM had the pleasure to hang out with JJ as he set up his creations at this unique duplex exhibition space. From our afternoon enjoying this new body of work, we can tell you that there’s something special brewing as we’re confident that there something for every art lover. The show opens this Wednesday night at 6pm, so don’t miss out if […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Wood Lincoln” Serigraph

It seems our friends at Pressure Printing have been working on a special project with Mark Ryden. Entitled Wood Lincoln, this reoccurring character by Mr. Ryden’s work comes to life in a beautiful 14-color serigraph that comes in a hand carved walnut veneered wood frame measuring 33″ x 27.5″. This rare edition come in a run of 20. What’s more, it’s only available by contacting: brad (at) pressureprinting (dot) com. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Upcoming: Faile – “Les BALLETS de FAILE” @ Lincoln Center

It’s a brand new year and the Patrick’s (aka FAILE) are leading things off with a special project that’s been under wraps for quite a while. Earlier in the year when we visited Faile’s studio while they were working on their trip to Mongolia, we were excited to learn about an upcoming collaborative endeavor with the New York City Ballet, but we were asked to keep this project air tight. The time has come now to share with you information about the large-scale exhibition at the Lincoln Center that will feature the many […]
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Studio Visits: James Jean – “Parallel Lives” @ Tilton Gallery

After a four year long wait, the LA-based James Jean (interviewed) makes his return to New York City with a solo at the Tilton Gallery. Entitled Parallel Lives, JJ created a fresh series of works for fans in the city where he completed his training (SVA) and started his journey in the arts. The highly anticipated exhibition will kick off on January 9th and we’ll bring you all a look at the opening action, but until then enjoy this inside look into James’ studio as he prepared for the show […]
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Julia Chiang – “She’s Crafty” @ New Museum

We recently stopped by the New Museum to check out their latest artistic installation in the main lobby. Entitled She’s Crafty, this holiday pop up project gives 13 female artists a few days to bring their talents to share with museum goers. From Dec 12th to Dec 16th, Julia Chiang took stage and brought a mini temporary studio space where she created a host of works demonstrating a wide spectrum of her talents including her signature drip canvases and sculptures. One of our favorite pieces featured […]