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Releases: Bast – “Niel Blender (Red)” Print

Bast, who’s currently showing with Faile. at Lazarides (covered), recently released a print named after legendary skater and artist Neil Blender. The edition titled simply “Niel Blender (Red)” [sic] is pretty large at 129 cm x 97 cm is priced at £725.00 in a run of 10 (available here). For those who don’t know who Blender is, check out some awesome old school footage after the jump where he stops during a skating competition to spraypaint and therefore gets disqualified.

Teaser: Shawn Barber – “Tattooed Portraits : Chronicle” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Shawn Barber, whom we visited with during his show in SF, will be opening his newest show, “Tattooed Portraits: Chronicle” at Joshua Liner Gallery near the end of next month.  The latest in a series of shows built around tattooed portraits of his friends (like one of Thomas Woodruff above) and associated paraphernalia will open on April 24th in New York. Look for more coverage from AM as the show draws nearer, but for now, check out more teaser images after the jump…

Preview / Setup: Armsrock & Imminent Disaster – “Refuge” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Opening tonight at Thinkspace alongside Tran Nguyen will be a joint show from Armsrock (interviewed) and Imminent Disaster entitled “Refuge”. Slated as the last show before the gallery moves into their Culver City location, it looks like the two artists are taking this opportunity to put in some massive immersive installs. Inspired by “tent cities,” temporary places of living for those who have no where else to go, the show is an allegory that alludes to the fact that we all are stuck on a […]

Teaser: “Playboy Redux” @ the Warhol Museum

The 50th Anniversary of the first Playboy Club opening in in 1960 will be celebrated in style at the Warhol Museum at the end of this month.  Artists including Gary Baseman (featured), Tim Biskup, Shag (interviewed), Frank Kozik, Andrew Schoultz, SEEN, and of course Tara McPherson have been asked to reinterpret the iconic Playboy Bunny for the exhibition. The show will open on March 27th with a special pajama party and then to the general public starting March 28th. Discuss this show here.

Preview: “Lush Life 2″ Group Invitational @ Roq La Rue

Another great group show opens this Friday, March 12th in Seattle at the Roq La Rue gallery.  The show is the second “Lush Life” exhibition (first one here), and again will feature a stellar lineup including Joe Sorren, Chris Berens (seen above), Marion Peck, Kris Kuksi, Travis Louie, Brian Despain, John Brophy, Martin Wittfooth, Ryan Heshka, Michael Brown, Charlie Immer, Mandy Greer, Gail Potocki, Laurie Hogin, Boomer, Madeline Von Foerster, Ryan Heshka, Andrew Arconti and more. Take a look at some more preview images after […]

Streets: David Choe in LA

Looks like David Choe (featured) has been plastering the streets of Los Angeles in preparation for his solo show (teased) in the City of Angels at the end of April. “Nothing to Declare” will be put on by Lazarides in Beverly Hills in a special space and rumors are Choe’s show won’t be the only show hosted in that location before all is said and done. The AM crew will definitely be out in force for this one so look for more coverage to follow.  […]

Preview: “Hi Fructose 5th Anniversary Show” @ Copro Gallery

It’s hard to believe it’s already been five years since one of our favorite magazines released their first issue. Just like Jonathan LeVine Gallery last month (covered), Hi-Fructose is celebrating their five year anniversary with a group show with artists that have been featured in their publication since the very beginning. With so many great artists included, there are bound to be some great pieces like the piece above from Mia (interviewed). The show opens on Saturday, March 13th at Copro Gallery. Full list of […]

Openings: Camille Rose Garcia – “Down The Rabbit Hole” Exhibition and Book Signing

Last weekend, Camille Rose Garcia kicked off her book signing tour at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. There were long lines as fans queued up to get her illustrated “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” book signed and to check out the accompanying exhibition entitled “Down The Rabbit Hole”. As she mentions in our interview with her last week, she is a big collector of books so it seems that she was a perfect choice for this project – especially after seeing what a fantastic fit […]
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Update: Banksy vs. Robbo

Based on pictures from Robbo and his crew, it looks like they have gone and modified more Banksy pieces, warping their meanings. If you remember this all started in Camden with a stencil Banksy put up over a vintage Robbo tag, with the ensuing retaliation (here & here) from Robbo. Not sure how long the graffiti artists plans to continue defacing pieces from Banksy, but it seems a little much now… More images after the jump…

Teaser: Edwin Ushiro – “At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home” @ Sloan Fine Art

Sloan Fine Art will be welcoming a new body of work from Edwin Ushiro at the end of this month entitled “”At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home.” Ushiro’s nostalgic and hauntingly beautiful works are exactly that – paintings based on childhood memories and folklore typically involving ghost stories or the supernatural. For this exhibition in New York, he will “focus specifically on the mystery and histories held by abandoned and forgotten places” of course utilizing his special technique that creates the signature […]