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Openings: KAWS – “Man’s Best Friend” @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Last night, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the highly anticipated return (covered) of Brian Donnelly (aka KAWS) to Los Angeles with a show entitled Man’s Best Friend. As implied by the title, Snoopy, along with a cast of familiar characters from Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts series were the focus of the Brooklyn-based artist’s imagery. The black and white utilized for a good portion of the work featuring the comic strip provided a stark contrast to the vivid colors seen in KAWS’ previous acrylic paintings, but it […]
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Previews: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Haiti” @ Roberts & Tilton

Later tonight, Culver City will see the return of portrait painter Kehinde Wiley when he opens The World Stage: Haiti at Roberts & Tilton. Continuing his series of paintings of disadvantaged youth from different international locales (Jamaica, Israel, France, India, Brazil, Lagos, Dakar, China, and Sri Lanka) posed as if in classical paintings, the new works will now take the viewer to the troubled Caribbean nation. For his fifth solo with the gallery, Wiley will be presenting 12 new paintings sourced from the the streets of […]
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Gary Baseman x Coach Spring 2015 Line

After opening and closing a comprehensive retrospective (covered) at the MOCA Taipei, Gary Baseman (interviewed) moved on to revealing his latest project. At the recent Fashion Week New York, Coach unveiled their new Spring 2015 RTW collection which featured the Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery. The line included his signature creatures emblazoned on bags, used on prints and repeating patterns, and even knitted into sweaters. Check out some reviews from Style.com, Vogue, NY Times, InStyle, theFashionSpot, and Harper’s BAZAAR as well as a video below… Photos via NY Mag. Discuss […]
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Recap / Streets: Forest For The Trees 2014

After bringing you photos last month of the impressive collaborative mural from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar, we now have a recap  for the rest of the Forest For The Trees (FFTT) event. Most of the artists for this year have already left their mark in Portland for the nonprofit public mural project including Mary Iverson (seen above). Take a look at the rest of the walls below as well as some videos…
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Previews: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Solstice” @ Arcadia Contemporary

Continuing his long collaboration (also see 2011, 2012) with New York’s Arcadia Contemporary, Aron Wiesenfeld will be opening a show soon at their Soho location. Entitled Solstice, the new body of work from the San Deigo-based painter will further gift his fans with paintings filled with his haunting and powerful imagery. Along with the opening on September 18th, Wiesenfeld will also be at the gallery on the 20th to sign his new 120 page monograph – The Well. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.
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Recap: Nuart Festival (Part I) – Indoor

Last week, the Nuart Festival in Norway continued its long run of excellence with the 2014 lineup of street artists in town for indoor and outdoor works. First up is a look at the installations and murals this year’s roster got up in the Stavenger TouScene venue. Participating artists included Andreco, Borondo, DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Particularly striking was the half tagged bathroom installation from the French graffiti “festishist” Tilt, […]
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Preview: The Ninth Annual “Blab Show” @ Copro Gallery

Another year, and it’s time again for another Blab Show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, the ninth in a series of exhibitions. It’s again curated by Monte Beauchamp, who is known for his anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art – Blab World. This year, participants include Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Lola Gil, Cathie Black, Joe Sorren (seen above), Peter Ferguson, Seamus Conley, Tara McPherson, Jana Brike, Erik Mark Sandberg, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Bill Mayer, Owen Smith, Marc Burckhardt, […]
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Openings: Michael De Feo – “A Pocket Full Of Posies” @ Rush Arts Gallery

Last week, Rush Arts Gallery welcomed in a set of new paintings from Michael De Feo, his first solo in New York in more than 10 years. A Pocket Full of Posies from the man famously known for his iconic flower motif, oftentimes painted illegally on the streets, is somewhat of a departure artistically for him but makes sense as he explores his chosen subject in a more painterly fashion. Take a look at more photos from the opening below and head over to the […]
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Cyrcle. For Beef & Liberty Restaurant (Hong Kong)

The dynamic duo known as Cyrcle. (featured) are not new to the Hong Kong art scene (see here and here). So, it comes to no surprise that their imagery has been chosen for the interiors at Beef & Liberty in Wanchai, which allows us to continue our look at the many restaurants that feature work from artists you have seen here on AM. The 83-seat diner, whose decor comes from the minds of the design studio Spinoff, focuses on gourmet burgers. Take a look at more photos below and head […]
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Structures: Anish Kapoor / 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron

The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]
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