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Basel Week Miami ’13: Art Basel First Look (Part I)

Today marked the official opening of the Art Basel main fair at the Miami Beach Convention Center, but yesterday was the exclusive First Choice & Vernissage where a majority of the high profile buying action took place. AM took its annual pilgrimage to Florida to catch the offical launch of Art Basel Week Miami as the flagship fair launched with a slew of household names such as Murakami (seen above), Miro, Koons, Emin, Longo, Calder, Tomaselli, Kusama, Sherman, Nara, Basquiat and many more were featured at one of […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Studio Visits: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx”

AM recently paid a visit to Faile’s Brooklyn hideout to take a closer look at their collaborative project with Bast - a nostalgic arcade-based exhibition entitled Deluxx Fluxx. Set to open tonight in South Beach (1604 Washington Blvd.), with sponsorship by Perrier, this marks version 3.0 for this mind blowing showcase of old school arcade games, foosball, and now they’ve added specially crafted pinball machines to bring back the sensory addictions of the 70s & 80s. (Check out version 1.0 in London & version 2.0 in NYC) […]
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Openings: Daniel Arsham x Pharrell Williams @ The Standard East

Just this passed September 11th, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham and music producer Pharrell Williams unveiled their first collaborative endeavor at The Standard East Village Hotel in New York City. The result of their joint venture materialized as four re-creations of a Casino MT-500 keyboard, which is the first instrument on which Pharrell ever created music on. Like previous work that Arsham has done, the sculptures (made from different materials which included crystal, volcanic ash, and steel) are created to look like found artifacts that […]
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Openings: Julia Chiang – “That Side, This Side, No Side” @ Bill Brady KC

Hailing from New York, Julia Chiang immerses the Midwest this fall with her work via Kansas City’s Bill Brady Gallery. Upon entry to the showspace, you are welcomed by several large “burst” paintings (seen in our studio visit) drawing you directly into the voided spaces within them. Chiang also shows off some new pieces consisting of large scale “fence” paintings alongside her more familiar glazed ceramic “drops” surrounding the space like altars. Julia keeps your attention and eyes confused with “A Word, Your Word #1,2” where she […]
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Steve Powers & ICY Signs – “Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra” @ Joshua Liner

Everyone’s favorite artist & signage creator Stephen “ESPO” Powers and the rest of the ICY Sign crew converted Joshua Liner Gallery into a replica of his busy workspace. The current exhibition (last day November 16th), ICY Signs – Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra features the works of Stephen Powers, Justin Green, Matt Wright, Lew Blum, Dan Murphy, Alexis Ross, Sean Burton, and Mike Lee. As an added touch, throughout the course of the show, the ICY Sign crew created new works in real time. […]
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Openings: Aurel Schmidt – “Fruits” @ 200 Stanton

Last weekend, Aurel Schmidt opened a new showing in New York at 200 Stanton Street that will run through the rest of the month. Entitled Fruits, the body of work on display revisits some of the provocative imagery she is known for with a series of hybrids made from plant and human body parts. With Jeffrey Deitch on hand, attendees took time to wrap their minds around Schmidt’s mutant creations. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Openings: Galerie Perrotin – “Art Carnival Park” @ Russian Tea Room

In anticipation for the second exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York outpost, we bring you an inside look at the art party of the year (thus far). After the grand opening of the exhibition with Paola Pivi, a list of the who’s who in the New York art scene arrived last month at the Russian Tea Room for a special Art Carnival Park. Emmanuel Perrotin, known for throwing some of the most creative and festive events, transformed the famed venue into an incredible state fair […]
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Screenings: Invader – “Art4Space” (New York)

Tomorrow night (October 29), the French street bomber known as Invader & Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be premiering a special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for fans in New York City. The great documentary featured at Pulse Miami follows Invader as he launched one of his signature mosaics into the Earth’s stratosphere. This screening is free to all on a first come first serve basis and will be held back to back at 8pm & 9pm. Seating is extremely limited so get there early to secure your spot – Landmark […]
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Studio Visits: Julia Chiang @ Bill Brady KC

It’s been a while since we caught up (her pop-up project at the New Museum) with New York artist Julia Chiang. So in anticipation of her exhibition opening soon at Kansas City’s Bill Brady Gallery, AM stopped by her Brooklyn studios to check out the new body of work set to be unveiled this Saturday, October 26th from 6-8pm. As you can see from our preview below, Julia has been working hard painting and composing her eye catching “burst” paintings. If you’re lucky enough to be in Kansas City, be sure to […]
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Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Standard Rendez-Vous” @ Zidoun & Bossuyt

With his exhibition Palimpsest at Harvard’s Reischauer Institute (covered) still on view, the always ambitious Tomokazu Matsuyama  (interviewed) opens The Standard Rendez-Vous at Zidoun & Bossuyt in Luxembourg. With the new show, we find Matsu pushing his unique combination of abstract, pop and traditional Japanese styles ever forward. As a centerpiece, a giant triptych fills an entire wall of the gallery, with each of the three panels filled from edge to edge with explosive color and patterning. The show also contains several shaped paintings, which take […]