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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.

Openings: VICE Photo Exhibition (2009 Photo Issue Launch) @ Printspace

As reported in our preview, Wednesday, August 12 saw the opening of VICE Magazine’s Photo Exhibition, a traveling show organized in association with G-Shock on occasion of the 2009 VICE Photo Issue, at Printspace in London.  The inaugural event was well attended by English art fans that were able to see fantastic photographs up close from some of the best contemporary photographers in America, including Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, and Richard Kern.  Londoners have two weeks until the show travels to Spain, so be sure […]
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Preview: VICE Photo Exhibition 2009 Launch @ Printspace, London

Everyone’s favorite FREE subversive culture, art, photo, and music magazine, VICE, is soon releasing their annual Photo Issue.  To celebrate, VICE, in association with G-Shock, will be hosting a photo exhibition.  The launch event will be held on Aug 12th at The Printspace in London.  The show will remain there for two weeks before touring to Spain, Italy, and France. More information and images after the jump…
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Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Moonmilk” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

AM is excited to bring you one of the best solo exhibition previews of the summer.  Ryan McGinley returns behind the lens with his young models who spurn the annoyances of clothing to explore exotic, unknown, and undiscovered locations.  Their voyeuristic adventures were documented and will be shown in September in a highly anticipated show that features 24 brand-new (28 total), never before seen photographs at Alison Jacques Gallery in London. See the complete set of photographs from the show after the jump.
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Memorial: Dash Snow Memorial @ Deitch Projects (NY)

Photo via Peres Projects A open memorial exhibition for Dash Snow will be held in his community in New York City.  It could open as early as July 21 at Deitch Projects.  Dash’s community of friends are invited to “participate in an exhibition that would include photographs or video of Dash, works of art made for Dash or in memory of him, and a small group of works by Dash in various media.” More information from Peres Projects after the jump.
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Art Focus: Dash Snow (1981-2009)

Photo by Craig McDean. Via Interview Magazine. On the night of Monday, July 13, 2009, Dashiell A. Snow tragically passed away at Lafayette House, a hotel in Manhattan. He was only 27 years old and leaves behind a 1-year old daughter named Secret and her mother, his partner Jade Berreau. Snow was one of the most promising young artists to emerge from New York City and was an inspiration and influence to many other artists in the area, many of whom were long-time close friends […]
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Art Focus: Michael Jackson – An Icon in Art

Andy Warhol – Michael Jackson (1984) As perhaps one of the most famous men alive during the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond, Michael Jackson transcended just music.  He became a part of our culture at large and became a figure in visual arts.  While there will be much more art coming soon in memorial of his life and as the countless Michael Jackson news, tributes and articles continue to inundate the media, let’s take a look back at some of those most […]
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Art Focus/Video: Cory Arcangel

Cory Arcangel recently had his first auction sale on June 4 at Wright in Chicago.  The piece, a 15-minute movie titled “Super Mario Movie“ (part 1 seen above), is a hacked and reprogrammed video game cartridge that follows the game’s hero as he travels through a corrupted game universe and questions his own existence as his world gradually falls apart.  Deitch Projects where the video was first shown) director Kathy Grayson refers to it as “the most dynamic piece of new media art in [her] […]

Upcoming: Aperture Foundation’s “Some Like It Hot Summer Party” (NYC)

The Aperture Foundation (a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography – Ansel Adams was one of the founders) is having its first annual Some LIke It Hot Summer Party on June 18.  The great news for collectors is that with a $150 ticket to the event, you will receive a Thomas Allen digital C-print (pictured above) created exclusively for the event.  The print is in an 8×10″ edition of 250 presented in an archival paper folder. Even if you can not make the party (you […]
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Preview: Mark Flood @ Peres Projects – Basel Week Switzerland (Liste)

Mark Flood is a Texan who produces work that mocks popular American culture and the contemporary art world. His signs on cardboard poke fun at the prestige that culture places on paintings, with such messages as “Another Painting” or “25 More Paintings.” His collages of mutated celebrity portraits challenge people’s perceptions of their relationship with “celebrity” – are you interested in the person themselves or their image as depicted in the poster? How is the feedback to your head affected when that picture is tweaked? […]