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Upcoming: “La Familia – 10 Years of Thinkspace”

Coming up on January 10th, Thinkspace in Los Angeles will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary with La Familia, a group exhibition featuring over 100 participants. Each artist will be creating a 10″ x 10″ piece on panel (provided by Trekell) like what Scott Listfield painted above – an intriguing post-apocalyptic look at the Culver City gallery where only their EINE painted roll down door survived. Other artists include Aaron Horkey, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Yanes, Alexis Diaz, Allison Sommers, Amanda Marie, Amy Sol, Ana […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Recap: Library Street Collective Group Show

While in town for Basel Week Miami, one of the exhibitions we enjoyed the most was put on by the Library Street Collective near Wynwood Walls. With a diverse list of artists involved 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 (seen above), Hense, Faith47, How & Nosm, and Swoon, fans had a chance to see a wide range of works. It looks like many of the artists contributed some prime pieces that […]
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Upcoming: Colin Christian – “Trypophobia” @ Stephen Romano Gallery

With the new year soon upon us, it looks Colin Christian’s (interviewed) work will be taking a disturbing turn. Fans of the Florida-based artist can see the new direction themselves when Trypophobia opens on January 3rd at the Stephen Romano Gallery in New York. As the title, which means a pathological fear of holes suggests, a more grotesque series of sculptural pieces will be greeting collectors in contrast to Christian’s usual cosplay-themed and sometimes erotic work. Available at the exhibition will be a catalog with texts by Kris Kuksi, Allison Meier, and […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Leonardo” Figure

For those that didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas, perhaps you might consider picking up the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figure released by Good Smile. Created based off the imagery of James Jean (interviewed), Leonardo will be the first of the crime-fighting pizza lovers to be made available for pre-order. The other three will be released separately through 2015 with collectors who purchase all for receiving an exclusive limited edition aluminum art print from Jean. Via Toysrevil. Discuss James Jean here.
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Recap: Taku Obata – “Bust a Move” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery recently closed a show featuring the dynamic b-boy and b-girl wood sculptures created by Taku Obata. Entitled Bust a Move, the debut US solo exhibition from the Japanese artist draws from his own experiences as a breakdancer with his subjects frozen in poses and stances that everyone from that subculture recognizes. Also rounding out the body of work were a series of drawings and lithographs. Photo credit: Joe Russo & the gallery.
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Upcoming: Anish Kapoor @ Versailles

Following in the footsteps of Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, another worthy giant in the contemporary art world will be putting his works on display in the unique historic setting – Anish Kapoor. Visitors to Palace of Versailles between June to October next year will be greeted by the British sculptor’s famous shiny geometric objects among other works in the rooms and grounds of the 17th century chateau. Via New York Times. Discuss Anish Kapoor here.
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Recap: L’Atlas – “Transversal” @ Wunderkammern

Last month at Wunderkarmmern in Rome, L’Atlas unveiled a collection of new works entitled Transversal, featuring his signature maze-like aesthetic. The Paris-based street artist developed this unique style during an extended period of time in Morocco, Egypt and Syria where he studied with masters of all types of calligraphy. In the gallery setting, his work has since evolved to incorporate more geometric abstraction although his impeccable lifework is still present. While in town, he also created a mural for his fans. Photo credit: Giorgio Coen […]
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Streets: Rostarr for The Standard (NYC) – Part II

After a peek at Rostarr leaving his distinctive mark on the The Standard, High Line in New York, we now have a more comprehensive look for you. The gifted painter, filmmaker, and muralist whose real name is Roman Yang revamped the roof of the hotel’s Le Bain nightclub with a piece entitled Ceci N’est Pas Une Grosse Pomme (This Is Not a Big Apple) with his signature calligraphic flow over the course of three nights last month. Head over for a look yourself if you are in the area. Photo credit: Joe Russo for […]
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Recap: Ron English @ Secret Fresh (Manila)

Over the weekend, Secret Fresh in Manila opened a new exhibition featuring the work of Ron English (featured). Although fans of the New York-based artist enjoyed the live painting, art work, and other sculptural pieces on display, the stars of the show were the larger than life Temper Tot toys. This cross between a baby and The Hulk has been on of English’s most recognizable creations so head over to the Ronac Art Center for a look if interested. Photo credit: The artist & gallery, chittyrene, carrotbombing, jasonmontinola, and fernandoescora. Discuss […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Wunderkammern @ SCOPE

With Basel Week Miami in the rear view mirror, AM will now take time to highlight some of the individual artists and booths that caught our attention. One particular gallery’s offerings that we quite enjoyed at SCOPE (covered) was from Rome’s Wunderkarmmern, especially Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) clever sculptural work (seen above). On display were also Aakash Nihalani’s geometric musings and Dan Witz’s street based pieces. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Mark Jenkins here. Discuss Aakash Nihalani here. Discuss Dan Witz here.