Last week, the Brooklyn Museum unveiled a special exhibition entitled Keith Haring: 1978-1982. The amazing retrospective chronicles the specific period of time when Keith Haring left his home of Pennsylvania to attend New York’s School of Visual Arts during which he met friends and peers such as Jean Michel Basquiat and Kenny Scharf. Haring’s integration and experimentation of both studio and street works are explored through 155 works on paper, seven videos and 150 archival objects – among them sketchbooks, journals, posters and subway drawings. […]
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In preparation for his upcoming show at Eli Klein Fine Art, Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin was in town to once again hit up New York. This time, he collaborated on a unique project with his friend and fellow photographer JR (featured). AM was invited to catch this event where JR shot and created a mural of Bolin on the corner of Elizabeth & Spring St. The first part of the day JR & crew did what they do best and wheatpasted a photo of the Chinese artist front […]
The Armory Art Show (here & here) may be the flagship event of Armory Week in New York, but the most prestigious title this year goes to another. The ADAA Art Show held at the Park Avenue Armory (covered) was a smaller, but more selective fair. Like a small jewelery box, this event drew some of the top galleries from around the nation. With only 72 booths, the fair offered an intimate viewing and a distinguished list of notables such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, […]
Continuing our Armory Week coverage we move on to Volta. This fair is the little brother to the main Armory Art Show (here & here). For Volta, selected galleries don’t exhibit various artists from their roster, instead they focus on one artist to showcase at their booth. This rule kept our head spinning to a minimum, but nonetheless the visual talent had our eyes dancing around the whole time. Check it out after the jump.
Would you buy art from a guy in a Teletubby outfit? Well, many have as the man who runs Jonathan LeVine Gallery often wears many hats and costumes. Having hosted many of AM’s favorite artists such as Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, James Jean, Invader, Haroshi just to name a very few, Mr. Levine’s latest project is his book Delusional from Ginko Press which chronicles from his humble beginnings of curating his first show in 1994 to his current gallery location in NYC. To celebrate they’re holding a […]
Yesterday, AM attended the private viewing of the Armory Art Show which officially kicked off a crazy week of art in New York. Similar to Basel Miami’s first look, many of the art world’s notable collectors queued up patiently for the clock to strike noon so they could pounce on their favorites at the the fair’s many quality galleries. It took us hours to run through and scan the booths to bring you a selection of images. Check it out after the jump.
During our recent travels to Hawaii for Pow Wow 2012, we connected with artists and creatives from around the globe. Amongst those we met are the good folks from the Carbon Festival. This year they’re set to take things up another notch from their inaugural 2011 roots with the two day conference set for April 28th and 29th in Melbourne, Australia. The just announced 2012 lineup includes the likes of Faith 47, DAL, Ricky Powell, Eugene Kan, Joy Yoon and Chase Bojorquez capturing a diverse […]
Hey ninjas… if you follow the NBA, you’re probably aware of the sensation known as Jeremy Lin, the Taiwanese American basketball phenom who has inspired excitement (aka Linsanity) among legions of fans around the world. Now, artist Michael Leavitt (interviewed) – working with our friends at the Jailbreak Collective – has inducted the NY Knick into his infamous Art Army series by mashing-up Lin with G.I. Joe master ninja Storm Shadow to create a one of a kind “Linja” action figure. Similar to the quality […]
Continuing the line of art & music album cover collaborations created by artists who have graced the pages of AM in the past, here is a first look at the design of Stalley’s latest album Savage Journey To The American Dream. The cover is created by artist Patrick Martinez (here & here) and consists of his signature neon works depicting a disjointed shining flag in front of a shattered painted portrait of the rapper. The piece is symbolic of the twisted and broken roads on […]
Time flies – it’s already time for Armory Week 2012 in New York. As the Big Apple preps for the onslaught of art and events, Aakash Nihalani quietly works on his upcoming exhibition with the Carmichael Gallery at this year’s satellite Volta Art Fair. We’ve all seen his street works and recent stint at the Facebook offices, but now we take a look at some of the sculptural works he has been prepping for the fair. AM was invited over to his Brooklyn studio to see […]