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Murakami x Harper’s Bazaar Shoot

For those of you who watched Takashi Murakami’s film Jellyfish Eyes, his recent shoot with Harper’s Bazaar may look familiar to you. The Japanese art superstar and some of the characters from the movie spent a day with Angela Lindvall and photographer Jason Schmidt out in Los Angeles prepping for the December/January issue. Take a look at more photos below as well as check out an interview with the artist here. Artwork ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Discuss Murakami here.
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Previews: Herakut – “Don’t Look At Me” @ Shooting Gallery

On Saturday night, November 9th, artistic duo Herakut will be opening a new show at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco entitled Don’t Look At Me. The collaborative acrylic and spray paint works on canvas from Hera (interviewed) and Akut often exude a raw and emotionally charged feel to them and mirror the German artists’ creative output on the streets. Rounding out the show will be a 6 x 10 foot canvas suspended from the ceiling as well as a large-scale installation. Discuss this show here. Discuss Herakut […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Pizza Party!” Prints

Later today (3:00 PST), David Choe (featured) will be releasing a series of pizza inspired prints from Trapeze Editions. Sized at 22″ x 28″ and costing $149, the images are rendered with Choe’s signature watercolor technique and will come in three variants – the Loaded Edition of 187, the Pepperoni Edition of 23, and the Cheese Edition of 7. The lower run versions will be randomly mailed in place of the Loaded Edition and not only that, Choe will paint random extra pepperonis on the first couple of […]
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Openings: Risk – “Metallic Tissue” @ Fabien Castanier

Over the weekend, Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles hosted an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval (interviewed) curated by Roger Gastman. Drawing from a career spanning over 30 years, the legendary hometown graffiti artist has created a diverse body of work collectively entitled Metallic Tissue. The show highlights his versatility with various mediums and styles, attesting to how far his artform has expanded and evolved since his pioneering days of getting up on freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed the “heavens.” Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss RISK […]
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Upcoming: Gregory Euclide – “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget)” @ StolenSpace

On November 7th, Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget) will open at the StolenSpace Gallery in London featuring the work of Gregory Euclide. Utilizing his signature mixed media technique, the paintings with strong sculptural elements will examine man’s relationship with nature via his imagery depicting both pastoral scenes as well as man-made structures. Discuss Gregory Euclide here.
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Previews: Jeff Soto & Maxx242 – “Fire Within” @ Bunsen Goetz Gallery

This Saturday, November 9th, the Bunsen Goetz Gallery in Nuremberg, Germany will be hosting a two person show from Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242. The two friends and studio mates, who recently travelled together to Luxembourg (covered), will be returning to Europe with new works playing with “themes of love, sexuality, and spirituality” for Fire Within. In association with the exhibition, the two artists from Riverside, California (Nuremberg’s sister city) will be giving a talk at the German-American Institute at Nuremberg on Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm. Check out more preview […]
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Streets: ESPO (Copenhagen) – Part 1

It looks like ESPO (featured) is back in Copenhagen (see 2011) for an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You. Along with this event presented by V1 Gallery and held at (Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Nyhavn 2. Copenhagen K – Denmark) on November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Steve Powers is also in town to paint a new large-scale mural in front of the U.S. Embassy. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
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Openings: KAWS @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

Continuing his spate of strong showings recently, KAWS opened one of two shows over the weekend in New York at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. For this space, the Brooklyn-based artist created three new wooden sculptures, over eighteen feet high, in a style first seen in Switzerland for a showing for Basel week. These three monumental wooden companions were displayed along with three eight foot tondos. We’ll have photos for you soon from the other showing at Galerie Perrotin, but for now, enjoy more photos below […]
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Rewind: Oct 13 – Nov 3

The end of this week brings another Rewind feature here on AM where we bring you art-related videos that may interest you. Leading things off is a closer at the recent mural painted by José Parlá at the James B. Hunt Library at the North Carolina State University. For those intrigued by the photos we shared with you back in July, make sure you watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based artist as he explains his thoughts behind the project making use of his urban calligraphic technique. Bumblebee […]
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Upcoming: “Black Moon” @ Model Citizen Studios

Open for two days only starting tonight, Black Moon is a group exhibition featuring four California-based artists Jessicka Addams, Camille Rose Garcia (seen above), Elizabeth McGrath, and Marion Peck. Curated by Alix Sloan, the show will feature Addams’ octopi-related imagery, CRG’s recent obsession with bats, McGrath’s three-dimensional art, and Peck’s clown portraits. Check out info on the location and times of the exhibition here.