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Studio Visits: Lola

Opening next Saturday, March 27th in Culver City will be Lola’s newest solo show – “Ipsum Factum” (teased) at the Corey Helford Gallery. AM lucky enough to be able to stop by her studio a while back to check on the progress on this new body of work. We are happy to report this new set of paintings are her most detailed yet, down to the pointy-toed goodness. Take a look at more pics after the jump…

Preview: Retna – “Desaturated” @ New Image Art

On Saturday night, March 20th, New Image Art will be hosting a new solo show from well-known graffiti artist Retna. Known for taking fashion advertisements and overlaying them with his special graffiti linework and symbology, this exhibition will bring that process into the gallery setting.  As you can see from these images sniped from Modern Multiples (featured), Retna spent some time in the LA printmaking studio with master printer Richard Duardo getting ready for this show. More after the jump…
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Openings: Michael Page “Return of the Nephilim” @ Copro Gallery

AM was on hand when Michael Page (interviewed) opened his show “Return of the Nephilim” at Copro Gallery a couple weekends ago. Right next door to the Hi-Fructose Five Year Anniversary show was a more focused body of work from Page continuing to explore the abstraction he began at his last show at Varnish Fine Arts. The lush and intensely hued paintings are Page’s interpretation of the mysterious Nephilim from the Old Testament. Photos after the jump…

Streets: Nick Walker – “Le Coran-can”

Nick Walker (interviewed) just threw up this sick stencil on Quai De Valmy in central Paris.  The message is particularly timely because of Sarkozy’s attempts to prohibit the wearing of the burkha and it looks as though the government may be getting ready to ratify the ban. The piece is entitled “Le Coran-can,” perhaps a wordplay on Koran and the can-can?

Streets: Saber

Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Saber recently threw up a new mural on the corner of 7th and Mateo, showing he can get his street art on as well. The piece, part of the L.A. Freewalls Project (see D*Face’s contribution), features skyline imagery as well as what looks to be one of the legendary artist’s famous tags on one of the foreground walls. More images after the jump…

Preview: Nate Frizzell – “Every New Beginning Starts with Another Beginnings End” @ bo.lee Gallery

Nate Frizzell (featured) will be opening his first solo show in the UK next week (March 26th) at the bo.lee Gallery in Bath. The new body of work entitled “Every New Beginning Starts with Another Beginnings End” will feature oil paintings from Nate for the first time. From what we have seen, it looks like they turned out nicely, full of vibrant colors and detail. Another image after the jump…

Video: Shaquille O’Neal – “Size Does Matter” @ Flag Art Foundation

If you recall, we brought you some photos from the opening of “Size Does Matter” show curated by Shaquille O’Neal at the Flag Art Foundation. Now comes the video from PBS where Shaq was interviewed and talks about his three favorite pieces (Ron Mueck’s “Big Man”, Willard Wigan’s “Micro Shaq”, and some mini-elevators) among other things.  He also coined another nickname for himself – “Shaqasso.” Via Curated.
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Benefits: The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal

The British Heart Foundation will be holding a event next month hoping to raise £50 million to fund the cutting-edge cardiac-regenerative research.  The benefit entitled The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal (curated by CCA gallery) will feature artwork from a group of artists including Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake, Jonathan Yeo, Gavin Turk, and Antony Micallef (interviewed) among many others. The artwork will be auctioned off on April 14th at a gala in the Dorchestor Hotel in association with Christie’s Auction House (private view on April […]

Overtime: Mar 6 – 13

Robert Williams talks about his amazing new print – 144 colors. Stella Im Hultberg, Scott Radke, and Joe Sorren working on a batch of sculptures. Slinkachu serves up some Tikki Chicken Masala. The Guardian puts some questions to JR. New work from Ludo and Zilda. Skewville gets up for Factory Fresh. Reverse graffiti in South Africa. BBC clip based on a fictional day-in-the-life of Banksy Yosi speaks on the NEA. Terry Richardson hangs with Shaun White. Ever wonder what it’s like to model for Spencer […]

Openings: Chris Peters & David R. Choquette @ Last Rites Gallery

Last weekend, the Last Rites Gallery hosted artists Chris Peters’ (previewed) and David R. Choquette‘s newest bodies of work. Both artists were in attendance and focused on subject matter consistent with what we have come to expect from the gallery – Peters with his signature skeletal forms and Choquette with his celebration of the grotesque. See all the pic after the jump…