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Basel Week Miami ’14: Damien Hirst @ Paul Stolper Gallery

Mirroring an exhibition (covered) several months ago at the Paul Stolper Gallery in London was a display of Damien Hirst’s oversized pharmaceuticals at their Art Basel Miami booth. The Schizophrenogenesis works consist of sculptural renditions that are an extension of his pill cabinet pieces as well as his fascination with the medical field as well as screen prints. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Damien Hirst here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Openings: Art Basel (Part I)

After flying into Miami, AM headed straight to the main fair to see what the new year had to offer at Art Basel. With over 250 of the world’s most prestigious galleries participating and over 70,000 visitors each year, the sheer amount of art certainly cannot be encompassed in one article. Here is part I of our coverage with some snapshots of things that caught our eye like the impressive Urs Fischer installation at the Sadie Coles HQ booth mirroring the exhibition at the end of […]
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Basel Week Miami ‘ 14 / Previews: Library Street Collective Group Show

Held at a popup location (217 NW 25th St.) in Wynwood Walls, the Library Street Collective show features a solid lineup of artists, many of which are associated with their program in Detroit. An international cast including Revok, Shepard Fairey, Pose, Kelsey Brookes, Tristan Eaton, Smash137, Vhils, Hush, Sam Friedman, Maya Hayuk, Roids, Mad C, AJ Fosik, Cleon Peterson, Dave Kinsey, Hacer, Hense, Faith47, How & Nosm, and Swoon will be contributing works towards the group exhibition. Keep your eyes peeled as you head over […]
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Basel Week Miami ‘ 14 / Releases: Barry McGee Beats Pill

One thing the AM team will be sure to try and pick up during Basel Week Miami is this sweet collaboration between Barry McGee and Beats By Dre. The limited-edition Beats Pill, featuring one of the legendary Bay Area graffiti artist’s characters smoking a joint will be available at the NADA fair with a signing scheduled for December 5th, 1-3 pm. McGee further states – “I have always been fascinated with the ‘weed culture’ within popular culture as a whole, but for some reason, I […]
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Openings: Phil Frost – “Intuitive Mathematics” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

Last week, fans of Phil Frost in Madrid saw the opening of Intuitive Mathematics, a solo showing at Galeria Javier Lopez and his first in Spain. Seen were large scale works as well as found objects that were painted over with his recognizable aesthetic, something he calls “intuitive perceptive portraiture.” Layers upon layers of typographical and geometric shapes flow in repeating patterns that he honed to perfection over time with mark-making on the streets. More photos below… Photo credit: Guillotine. Discuss Phil Frost here.
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Openings: Nate Frizzell – “Dark Was The Night” @ CHG Circa

Several weeks ago, CHG Circa in Los Angeles hosted the opening of Nate Frizzell’s (interviewed) new show. entitled Dark Was The Night, the new paintings featured his imagery set against a stark black background, somehow making his characters and renderings seem more vivid. Seen were the children that frequently inhabit his visual language as well as the interplay between their use of animal costumes and the actual wild creatures that roam his world. Some more photos below but head over for a look yourself before it closes on December 6th. Photos via […]
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Rewind: Nov 3 – Nov 30

It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]
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Openings: Doze Green – “Out of Knowhere” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

A couple weeks ago, Doze Green presented a series new works at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Out of Knowhere, his fifth showing with the Chelsea showspace. Along with new canvas paintings featuring his fusion of abstraction and cubism, the New York-born and California-based artist included a selection of monochromatic drawings on paper that represent his friends and mentors, people from NY street culture who influenced his life’s path greatly. Take a look at more photos form the opening below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Previews: Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Thinkspace will be returning to SCOPE during Art Basel Week Miami with work from their extensive roster of artists. Along with mini-solo shows from Glenn Barr and Andy Kehoe, the Los Angeles-based gallery will be sharing new work from Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, BEZT, Brian M. Viveros, Curiot, David Cooley, Jacub Gagnon, Jeremy Fish, Joao Ruas, Margaret Keane, Nosego, Sainer, Sergio Garcia, Troy Coulterman, and Yosuke Ueno. Along with this, they are also planning a large wall of 12×12 inch works from a long list of artists they have worked with […]
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José Parlá for One World Trade Center

Continuing to make his mark in New York with high profile projects (also see Barclays Center & BAM), José Parlá recently unveiled a new mural in the One World Trade Center. The 1776 feet tall building in Manhattan took 13 years of construction and cost $3.9 billion, and stands near where the Twin Towers collapsed after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The locally based artist was the perfect choice in terms of his history in the area as well as the fact that the curatorial team was looking […]