Last year, Garage Magazine made a splash with its inaugural issue featuring a butterfly labia tattoo designed by Damien Hirst. For its second issue that hits the stands on February 20th, editor Dasha Zhukova took a subtler approach with a Norman Rockwell-esque style that may remind readers of the Saturday Evening Post. Upon closer look, one will observe a more subtle re-work based on Yayoi Kusama’s staged happening entitled Homosexual Wedding. Also included in this issue are articles on artists such as Clare Rojas, Adrian […]
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Opening tonight in New York is a special group show put together by the Museum of Sex. This provocative showing features 20 street artists including Mode2, Aiko, Rostarr, Miss Van, and Lush as they occupy the building with works that further push the boundaries of their viewpoints of sexuality and relationships (some more subtle than others). Attendees will be greeted by the 14-foot FUCK BIKE by Andrew Shirley & William Thomas in the Fifth Avenue lobby entrance. See the bike and more NSFW preview shots […]
Last Thursday, New York’s Opera Gallery held an opening for their latest show entitled Making Faces. The portrait based group exhibition was a diverse mix of new and more established artists including Gerard Rancinan, Karel Appel, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Marc Chagall, Jean Dubuffet, Bengt Lindstrom, Henri Matisse, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Simon Birch, Lita Cabellut, Sas Christian, Dinorah Delfin, Lori Earley, John John Jesse, Kid Zoom, Ron English, Philippe Pasqua, Rostarr, B, Judith Supine, Xiao Gang Zhang, Tianbing Li, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Maura Corda, David Mach, Bast, […]
After Shepard Fairey hit up the streets of Manhattan last summer, he made a stop in the borough of Brooklyn as well. AM rode along to catch Mr. Obey working spots both big and small while him and his crew went to work on their community beautification campaign. We saw him push through a number of mediums, from his detailed hand-painted wheatpastes to his newer stencils without tire. Check out all the action captured for us by Joe Russo after the jump.
227 hours – That’s how long it took for AM to travel the globe and complete the Spot Challenge presented by Damien Hirst x Gagosian Gallery. As we broke the news about this unique promotion, we thought, “why don’t we take Damien up on his challenge instead of just reporting on it?” Some of us have long been fans of Mr. Hirst’s spot paintings, so pair that with the opportunity to visit eight awesome cities (Geneva, Paris, London, Rome, Athens, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong) and […]
Wrapping up the third and final part (see Part I and Part II) of our look at Ai Weiwei’s comprehensive retrospective at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), we bring you a robust collection of photographs taken by the artist in the 1980s (split into two periods – New York and Beijing East Village). In the first series of photos, we see the “old New York” from the view point of a fresh Chinese immigrant including the social unrest & riots of the time. The second series […]
Earlier this past fall Paul Kasmin gallery hosted an exhibition featuring the works of contemporary art luminary Frank Stella. The solo show entitled Geometric Variations gave us a look at the colorful works and the iconic squares that helped define part of Stella’s reputation. Unfortunately, the showing has closed already but you can check out some of our photos after the jump…
Last weekend, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery kicked off the new year with two fresh shows. First was an exhibition curated by one of our favorite street art blogs – the Wooster Collective. Entitled Hybrid Thinking, the group show featured great works from DAL, Herakut, HYURO, ROA, SIT and VINZ. The other room showcased paintings from LA-based artist Natalia Fabia (interviewed) with a solo entitled Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle. For this new body of work, Natalia focused her considerable talents on the subjects of raw punk […]
Moving to the next stop in our tour of Damien Hirst’s iconic work in his The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 retrospective occurring across the globe at all branches of the Gagosian, we turn out eyes to Athens. In contrast to the vast Beverly Hill space, the smaller Greek outpost gave us an intimate look at the YBA’s well recognized dotted paintings. More after the jump.
Last night, AM was invited for a early viewing of Futura’s show at Jerome de Noirmont in Paris. The exhibition entitled Expansions was a fresh collection of works created by the New York graffiti legend. Getting to see the paintings up close gave us a deeper appreciation of the details layered in by the Brooklyn-based artist. This strong new series of works on canvas contained a next level of abstraction & colors mixed with his minimalist spray paint techniques which reflected a evolution of over three […]