To christen their new space in style, the Gagosian in Hong Kong will be hosting Damien Hirst’s Forgotten Promises as their debut show on January 18. After famously celebrating the opening of their Paris branch in October with Cy Twombly, the powerhouse gallery will followup with their first outpost in Asia by bringing the UK badboy along and word is he will be exhibiting his “mini skull” fashioned after child’s skull and adorned with pink diamonds – a scaled-down version of For the Love of […]
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Our final gift to you comes from the NYC art duo Skewville. Known for their hanging wooden shoes, it looks like they hung up something different this time above the cleverly incorporated door for this street piece. And, with this final Christmas greeting, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holidays from the AM crew. Keep warm and we hope you got what you wanted for Xmas. Via Wooster Collective.
More Christmas greetings come from street miniature photographer Slinkachu. This piece in London entitled Maz + Joe is a twist on the usual story this time of year with Mary riding something other than a Donkey, but it looks like all the places to sleep are still full. Hopefully, they’ll be able to find a manger to keep warm and deliver their bundle of joy. Another view after the jump…
Just like for Halloween, Ashley Wood took the time to create something for his fans. The giant in the comic book world is supposed to be exhibiting along with frequent collaborator and one of AM’s favorites Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) at Jonathan LeVine in 2012. But until then, take a look at the current piece on his easel after the jump from his frequently updated blog.
Check out this new Christmas themed painting Melissa Haslam’s (featured) did for the launch of the Curvy 2010 book in Sydney. The piece will be on display at The Galeries along with work from Courtney Brims, Noferin, Fafi, Amandine Urruty, Genevieve Gauckler, Rilla Alexander, Irina Dakeva and Kaitlin Beckett until January 8th. Take a look at a process video of this piece after the jump from Melissa’s sister Suzie.
Looks like Mr. Kaikai Kiki would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays with this picture posed next to “Santa DOB”. Wouldn’t Murakami look kinda like a Japanese Santa Claus if his hairs were whiter? Then we would all get the gifts we always wanted… Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
If you follow Gary Baseman (interviewed) work like we do, you’ll know that he takes his Toby figure with him wherever he goes as he travels the world. You can get a glimpse of some of the action in this album on his facebook and you can also see the dated and labeled Toby’s in our studio visit here. For the holidays, Toby posed next to the “Santa Davids” at Youngwood Court in LA. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
What a fitting photo with the snow, church, and imagery courtesy of French stencil specialist C215, who recently showed at Galerie Itinerrance (covered). This piece is a “sacred heart” variation on a piece we featured last year at this time. Another view after the jump…
Marilyn Minter, who we just saw at the opening of the Youtube Biennial at the Guggenheim where she was a judge, recently released a 58 x 48 inch vinyl diecut Christmas tree wall-sticker. The Merry Merry Tree kit features some of Minter’s own eclectic collection of shiny ornaments with the topping star using some of her more classic photo-imagery (seen in detail after the jump). The tree and star are priced at $125 or only the star for $10 all available here with some of […]
We’ll start off our series of Christmas greetings this year with this offering from Ron English (featured). Take a look at this “Camo Deer” that we first saw for the Art From The New World group show, then realized in sculptural form at the Status Factory show in NY, and more recently at his Wynwood Walls mural in Miami. The snow looks like a natural setting for it although perhaps Ron needs to add some camouflage more suited to the winter environment. Discuss Ron English […]