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Openings: “Ghost in the Machine” @ New Museum

Last week, New York’s New Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Ghost in the Machine. The survey contains over 140 works of art by over 70 artists which explore the relationship between humans, machines and art. Taking over all three main gallery rooms, it providee a unique look at the digital age and its influence/interaction on the artistic movement. Spanning over 50 years with works from over 15 countries represented, this show is definitely a comprehensive feast for the senses. We saw traditional paintings, installations and […]
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Openings: Beau Stanton – “Archaic Ornaments” @ Bold Hype

Earlier this year, AM visited Beau Stanton (featured) studio to catch him at work on pieces for his show at Bold Hype Gallery. We also had the pleasure in visiting him at the New York showspace for the opening of his exhibition entitled Archaic Ornaments. Using his talents and numerous techniques, Beau brought forth the past and its forgotten relics into the present with a look at artifacts from a bygone era and bringing them into the light of today. Check out a detailed look at this […]
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Art HK ’12 Art Fair – BMW Art Car x Andy Warhol

This year, Art Hong Kong had a special booth that was not hosted by a gallery, but an automotive company. BMW, long a sponsor of the arts with their Art Car program in where legends like Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, Jeff Koons and Alexander Calder were recruited to design the exterior of their flagship sports car. The German car maker gave  attendees of this year’s fair a unique treat as they brought back the M1 sports car that was hand painted by Andy Warhol. Yes, […]
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Openings: Jason deCaires Taylor – “Human Nature” @ Jonathan Levine

Sculptor and photographer Jason deCaires Taylor recently made his premiere at Jonathan Levine Gallery with a solo exhibition entitled Human Nature. The British born artist who grew up with the coral reefs of Malaysia is known for taking his talents of altering environments to the ocean. Utilizing specialized PH neutral materials, Jason creates cement based sculptures and lays them in nature’s aquatic settings to create artificial reefs. Marine life grow and thrive around the artist’s “eco-sculptures,” kinda like underwater organic terracotta sculptures. Mr. Taylor then takes photographs of […]
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Previews: Friends With You – “Happy Rainbow” @ TMTP Cultural Center

Miami artist collective FriendsWithYou will have their next exhibition open overseas in Hong Kong this coming Saturday (July 22nd). Happy Rainbow will be their first solo show in Chinese territory and will premier at the TMTP Cultural Center. Much like their interactive Rainbow City shows in NYC and Miami, FWY will bring large scale inflatable bouncing installations as well as fiberglass, plush and resin sculptures to envelope visitors with their signature happy vibes. Doors open to the public on July 22nd at Noon: Main Atrium, 1/F and 3/F […]
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Streets: Aiko Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

Last week, we brought you the start of Aiko’s work on New York’s renowned Bowery & Houston mural location. Working through the course of several days the artist took her time to stencil and paint sections of the wall. As you can see from the detailed shots, Lady Aiko made more progress by implementing more colors on to the final product. Take a look at the completed mural below. Discuss Aiko here.
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Previews: Futura x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

As promised, here’s a detailed look at Futura’s collaboration with world leading French cognac makers Hennessy. AM was invited to a tasting event for the upcoming holiday line in addition to a hands on preview of the stunning VS bottle designed by the NYC graffiti legend. The latest look continues where last year’s bottle designed by KAWS left off. Utilizing his signature atoms and abstractions, Futura remakes the iconic Hennessy VS cognac bottle into a modern reflection of this classic beverage. From the label to the seal […]
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Openings: Yayoi Kusama Retrospective @ The Whitney Museum

A couple nights ago, AM was able to stop by the Whitney Museum in New York to attend the opening of the Yayoi Kusama solo exhibition. The traveling retrospective, which was recently shown at the Tate Modern in London (covered), features a diverse selection of her work from the 1940s through the present including traditional Japanese paintings, her canvases utilizing repeating motifs of dots and nets, furniture bristling with soft-sculpture phalluses, her polka-dot-painted pumpkins, whole room light installations, and more. Wandering through a wonderland of the […]
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Upcoming: Futura x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

Remember earlier this year when AM visited Paris to catch Futura 2000 launch his solo exhibition? Well, that wasn’t the end of his affiliation with the country known for some of the best wines and brandies in the world as Hennessy will continue their artist collaboration (see their KAWS bottle) with the graffiti legend. We’ll have a closer look at this amazing collaboration very soon… Photo thanks to Tabathammm. Discuss Futura here.
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Streets: Aiko Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part I)

It’s that time of the year again for New York’s iconic Bowery & Houston wall. The coveted street art mural spot has a changing of the guards yet again and this time, Aiko Nakagawa takes the helm with her seductive urban styling. After notable names such as RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring and Faile leaving their mark in the past, Lady Aiko becomes the first woman to create art at the legendary corner. AM stopped by the past two days to catch the […]