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Studio Visits: Todd Schorr – “Designed for Extinction” @ Otis College of Art & Design

As we hinted in an earlier teaser post, AM was very happy to have another chance to visit with Todd Schorr (interviewed) ahead of his show at the renowned Otis College of Art and Design this weekend (June 26th). As you can see above, the centerpiece and one of the new paintings for this 10-year retrospective, will be “Atomic Holiday” partly featuring Todd’s take on the four horsemen of the apocalypse (here you can see famine, pestilence, and war). For more detailed pics from this painting, […]

Showing: Mark Brown – “Daydreams” @ Gallery 1988 SF

Our friends at Hi-Fructose have recently posted pics from “Daydreams”, a show from Mark Brown (interviewed) that we previewed last week. For his first solo in San Francisco, the artist brought paintings, drawings, and a print featuring his colorful cast of characters.

Update: Scott Radke

  It looks like Scott Radke (interviewed) has taken time from his busy schedule recently to sculpt this new piece with his signature mix of the the whimsical yet grotesque. He also recently worked on some marionettes for the Alice in Wonderland movie as well as creating a cluster of pieces for the Thinkspace “Picks of the Harvest” show (covered) during the Culver City artwalk. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Meggs – “King for a Day” @ Backwoods Gallery

A new gallery in Melbourne is opening this month (June 25th) with the inaugural show featuring one of the co-owners – Meggs. Backwoods Gallery will host a new body of work from the street artist entitled “Kind for a Day” including paintings, screenprints and installations. More images after the jump…
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Openings: Pedro Matos – “Reality Show” @ Montana Shop & Gallery

Lisbon based street artist, Pedro Matos recently opened up his solo show at the Montana Shop & Gallery.  “Reality Show” featured several paintings, installations, wall murals, and what looked to be a enthusiastic crowd. Congrats to Pedro for a sold out show – check out some pics he sent us from the opening.

Openings: Art Shack @ Laguna Art Museum

Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.

Video: Basel Week Switzerland 2010 – Vernissage

After bringing you a look at Paul McCarthy’s dwarf sculptures for this year’s Art Basel week in Switzerland, here is an overview of the fair from Vernissage TV. In the video, you will see a montage of the plethora of art available including pieces from Basquiat, Ron Mueck, and more…
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Preview: Ashley Wood – “Gathering” Group Show (Beijing)

Opening in Beijing towards the end of the month will be “Gathering”, a group show involving Ashley Wood, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed), Dorophy Tang, Kenny Wong, Phil Hale, Rufus Dayglo, and Threezero, a convergence of art, comics, toys, and sculptures. Wood recently released some images of what to expect including some of his signature gritty paintings of war, robots, and sexy women. More pics after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Nunca

Another great street artist, Nunca, has started attacking the walls of Grottaglie for this year’s Fame Festival. Set to open in September, it appears that Brazil will have another representative with this expansive mural holding judgment on those in the Italian town that have profited from the earth. More pics after the jump…

Behind the Scenes: Logan Hicks @ Galerie Itinerrance

Logan Hicks (interviewed) recently opened his solo show in Paris with the good people at Galerie Itinerrance, who were nice enough to send over some behind the scenes pics leading up to the opening. Not only is Logan known as one of the most skillful stencil artists out there, but he is also behind alot of the street events out there as an organizer, promoter, and all around glue guy in the scene – not to mention the best beard in the business. More pics […]