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Rewind: July 9 – 15

This week’s Rewind of art videos is headlined by Futura’s profile with Hennessy as his new collaboration with the world-leading cognac house has just been announced. We’ll have more from the release party and looks at the new bottle soon, but for now take a look at the footage below as Lenny talks about his beginnings, the graffiti family, an life-changing incident in 1973, and his philosophy on life. Interesni Kazki paints a mural for Living Walls (via Nuart). New print release coming from Eine […]

Openings: Neck Face – “Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face” @ New Image Art Gallery

We aren’t sure how you spent your Friday the 13th, but AM headed over to New Image Art to attend the new show and print release party from Neck Face (interviewed). The West Hollywood showspace, which was empty the night before when we stop by to check out the setup, was now packed with friends, well-wishers, collectors, and art lovers who came out to see how nasty the street and graffiti artist would get. Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face isn’t the first exhibition Neck Face […]

Preview: Meggs – “Truth In Myth” @ White Walls

Tomorrow night in San Francisco, White Walls will be lending their walls to Australia-based painter Meggs as he reveals a new body of work he has been creating on site over the last month. Truth in Myth will feature his comic-inspired imagery infused with kinetic textures and abstract touches played out on multiple surfaces. Besides the aerosol and acrylic on canvas works, his renderings of gods, heroes, and supernatural beings were also painted on plaster skulls, original 1980’s Phantom Comics, and wood knife sculptures. Check the preview below… Discuss […]

Openings: Dan McCarthy – “Dear Science” @ Gallery 1988 – Venice

Last weekend, the Venice location for Gallery 1988 presented a whole new body work from Dan McCarthy (interviewed). Dear Science is the New England-based artist’s third solo with the gallery (see 2010 and 2011) and featured a series of originals as well as limited edition offerings. Known for his vibrant renderings of different times of day including dawn and dusk where the color and lighting can be quite stunning, McCarthy’s work documenting the great outdoors brings on a feeling of quite reflection when viewing the paintings. The show runs through the 28th. Photo […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “David” Etching

Tomorrow, July 14th (noon PST), Aron Wiesenfeld will be releasing a limited edition etching on his webstore. David will be produced in a run of 45 (with 5 AP’s), sized at 18.5 x 15″, and will cost collectors who want to add it to their collection $295. The original image was created with charcoal on paper so this is pretty good reproduction. Take a look at the full image below. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.

Preview: “Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face” @ New Image Art Gallery

Haven’t found a way to celebrate your Friday the 13th yet? You may ask who celebrates that day… Well, if there is one artist who does, it would be Neck Face (interviewed). In fact, he will be at New Image Art tonight with a selection of original work with a show entitled Simply the Worst, Nasty Neck Face. Along with taking over the entire showspace with his special touch, he’ll be releasing two limited edition print editions entitled Not One [email protected] Will Be Givin and Bad […]

Preview: “Go West” (Joshua Liner Curated) @ Mark Moore Gallery

Continuing the collaboration between two galleries on opposite coasts, this Saturday night (July 14th) sees the opening of Go West at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, which will be curated by Joshua Liner Gallery, is a followup to the Go East exhibition that was hosted at their New York showspace last May which was curated by Mark Moore. This time around, Kris Kuksi with his intricate assemblages and David Ellis with his award-winning trash sound experiments will be the highlighted artists. Discuss Kris Kuksi here. Discuss […]

Preview: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

This Saturday, July 14th sees the opening of Jeremy Fish’s (featured) solo show at Fifty24SF. Entitled Where Hearts Get Left, the new body of work to be presented is a testament to the the Bay Area-based artist’s love for San Francisco. As such, the imagery presented is thematically tied into local references including Native American legends, food spots, tourist attractions, historical details, and more all rendered beautifully in his signature style including his use of sculptural motifs. Via Fecal Face. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Upcoming / Video: Yoshitomo Nara – “a bit like you and me…” @ Yokohama Museum of Art

This Saturday, July 14th, the Yokohama Museum of Art will be opening Yoshitomo Nara’s newest show a bit like you and me…, 11 years since the Japanese artist’s last solo there in 2001. The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by the Beatles, Nowhereman, expressing the relationship between the artist and his works and between his works and the viewer, as mentioned in the artist statement. The showing will consists of all new works including paintings, drawings, and large sculptures made of bronze, a material Nara worked with for the first […]

SDCC ’12: Mondo “Game Of Thrones” Prints

With the opening of this year’s Comic-Con, we’ll have some news of things to look out for if you are in San Diego at the moment for the big event. In addition to the Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition (details here), fans of  the Game Of Thrones series may want to keep their eye on the Mondo booth (#437). They will be releasing a set of prints sometime this week (keep checking their Twitter) from the popular TV show including images from Daniel Danger (seen above, 17″ x 32″ […]