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Dash Snow Memorial @ East River Amphitheater

A second public memorial for Dash Snow will be held tomorrow, October 1 at the East River Amphitheater on the East River from 3:30pm – 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Come celebrate the life of one of NYC’s most beloved artists.

Donald Fisher (1928 – September 27, 2009)

Having lived a full life we all would aspire to living, Donald Fisher passed away in San Francisco at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer.  Along with his wife, Doris, Fisher founded and built The Gap from a single store into a clothing empire.  He graduated in 1950 from UC Berkeley, where he was a star swimmer and water polo player.  Philanthropy was important to him and he was involved in the Bay Area United Way and founded the KIPP (Knowledge is […]

Behind the Scenes: Futura – Odyssey Two” @ Art Forum Berlin

AM was on-hand as Futura prepared for the his latest exhibition “Odyssey Two” that opened at Art Forum Berlin.  In addition to the canvases we showed you earlier, the exhibition included moderately-priced Pointman drawings, which are rumored to be sold out at preview.  A Pointman print that was debuted is also said to be completely sold out. As the legendary graffiti artist braced for the public to see the work that spans 20 years of his career, he grabbed his spray can and blessed the […]

Openings: Futura – “Odyssey Two” @ Art Forum Berlin

Fresh off successful shows in Los Angeles and Dubai, Futura returns with Odyssey Two, an exhibition of new works, as well as key pieces from as far as 20 years back in his fabled career.  He’s found another spot in the globe to conquer and it’s Berlin.  Fans will be able to see significant works, such as the original Pointman canvas, as well as early Pointman sketches, and early abstract pieces, right next to his most recent works.  Think of it as a retrospective and […]

Preview: COMPLEX Magazine October/November Issue – Clipse x KAWS Cover

The ever productive KAWS has produced another sick magazine cover. He’s collaborated with the rap duo Clipse many times before (including designing their album art). This time, he puts them in his signature blister packaging with imagery in the background from a painting in his recent Honor Fraser show “The Long Way Home” (covered here and here). The magazine hits newsstands on Oct. 6, but COMPLEX was nice enough to show us the cover and behind-the-scenes video before then. More images after the jump.

Preview: Ryan McGinley @ Art Forum Berlin

Not Yet Titled (Chantel), 2009 Fresh off his Moonmilk solo exhibition (covered) currently showing at Alison Jacques Gallery in London, Ryan McGinley debuts 3 new photographs at Art Forum Berlin.  The fair will be open from Sept. 24 to Sept. 27 and McGinley will be shown through a shared booth with Team Gallery and Alison Jacques Gallery.  Along with McGinley, other artists featured at their booth include Slater Bradley, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Ross Knight, Jakob Kolding, Davis Rhodes, Gert & Uwe Tobias, and Banks Violette. […]

Openings: Kenny Scharf – “Barberadise” @ Honor Fraser

Newjungle (left), Madgladtree (center),  Wildjungle (right) AM was on hand as Kenny Scharf opened his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 2005.  Honor Fraser Gallery was filled with groovy, brightly colored florescent paintings and sculptures from the legendary Pop artist.  Continuing with his mission of penetrating the boundaries of fine art through the use and reference of popular culture, Scharf’s paintings features characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, mainly The Flinstones and The Jetsons. Read the rest of the entry and view more photos after […]

Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Moonmilk” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

The anticipation that has been built up over the past few months by Ryan McGinley, starting with his few teaser pieces at Art Basel, has finally culminated in the opening of his first solo show in over a year. Arguably the best photographer of his generation and one of the freshest talents today, McGinley debuted a exhibition of 24 new photographs ranging in size from the manageable 9″x14″ to the spectacularly impressive 110″x72″. More photos from opening night after the jump…

Auction: Polaroid Collection via Sotheby’s

Now that the Polaroid Corporation has gone into bankruptcy, it leaves behind a legacy not only in your fond childhood memories of snapping away your day’s activities without a care, but also in an important collection of instant photographs by some of the best artists of the 20th century.  In an effort to raise money to pay their creditors, that collection will soon head into auction courtesy of Sotheby’s, with the remaining pieces to be sold via private sales. Read more after the jump…

Shepard Fairey Vote Original Source Photo Revealed

For the Shepard Fairey completest geek in all of us, a new bit of imagery can be added to our growing knowledge collection.  The source photograph (with added blue background) has been revealed by barackobama.com. The photograph was given to Fairey by the campaign to use in the Vote poster, so fortunately, no lawsuits this time. How do you feel Shepard Fairey did with the source?  Discuss here.