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Previews: Gary Baseman – “Mythical Homeland” @ Shulamit Gallery

Fans in the Los Angeles area who missed Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his monumental show (covered) at the Skirball Cultural Center earlier this year now have a chance to redeem themselves. Tonight (October 5th) in Venice, California, Baseman will be opening another solo show at the Shulamit Gallery entitled Mythical Homeland. The new body of work continues to explore the ideas of family heritage as well as the notion of home and will include twenty new drawings, paintings, and photographs hung in a birch forest installation. This directly references the […]
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Previews: Seth Armstrong – “Lovin’ Thy Neighbor” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Tomorrow night (October 5th), the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting new works from Seth Armstrong in their project room. The concept behind this body of work is an interesting one – each of the smaller works below is a blowup of the smaller scenes seen in the big painting above. Lovin’ Thy Neighbor highlights the cinematic and theatrical feel to Armstrong’s paintings as what is going on behind the windows of the high rise building is fleshed out and expanded upon in the accompanying works. Also seen […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 3

For his third act in his ongoing street residency in New York, the UK-based Banksy created a new stenciled piece near 24th & 6th street. The image of a dog and fire hydrant’s relationship demonstrated Mr. B’s humor to his fans in the Big Apple once again. To hear the audio commentary that goes along with the piece, call 1.800.656.4271 and choose #2. Check back tomorrow as it looks like there will be a new piece revealed every day. Discuss Banksy here.
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Previews: Baby Tattooville 2013

This year’s edition of Baby Tattooville is fast approaching with the kick off starting tomorrow and running through the weekend. As seen from our extensive coverage of previous year’s activities, the unique event is an intimate art retreat where attendees can interact with artists and learn more about their art in an interactive environment. This year’s lineup includes Steven Daily, Sylvia Ji, Travis Louie, Mitch O’Connell, Olivia De Barardinis, Alex Pardee, Ragnar (see ab0ve), Sucklord, Chet Zar, Coop, KRK Ryden, Gris Grimley, Brandi Milne, Luke Chueh, […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos x Mark Bode (San Francisco)

After Os Gemeos stopped by Los Angeles to promote their collaboration with Hennessy on a new bottle design, they headed up north to paint some public art in the Bay Area. One of the murals they got up was a joint effort with the San Fran-based Mark Bode. Featuring one of the twins signature yellow-skinned character riding Bode’s father’s Cheech Wizard, the piece can be seen on the back of the Warfield Theatre near 6th and Market Street. Check out some more progress shots below… Photo credit: Joe […]
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Structures: Alex Chinneck – “From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes”

British designer Alex Chinneck has made over the facade of an abandoned building in Margate, England which he entitled From the Knees of My Nose to the Belly of My Toes. The project brings to mind the Dalston House by Leandro Erlich which we shared with your earlier this year and has the same whimsical feel to it. Taking about a year to build, the installation features the front of the four-story residence melting and sliding off the side of the building, while preserving some of the fire and water-damaged […]
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Releases: Brendan Monroe x Mars1 – “Ascender” Print

Rarely has collaborations melded the styles of two artists resulting an image so stunning like the painting that resulted in a new print release from Brendan Monroe (interviewed) & Mars-1. Ascender is now available on Monroe’s webstore, with the paper size at 33.7 x 24.5 inches & image size 31.3 x 22.5 inches. The print will be in a edition of 100, signed and numbered, and cost $225. Grab it here after checking the full image below… Discuss Brendan Monroe here. Discuss Mars-1 here.
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Openings: Amy Sol – “Incantation” @ CHG Circa

Last month, AM stopped by the opening of Amy Sol’s (interviewed) solo show at CHG Circa entitled Incantation. As the name of the exhibition suggestions, many of the new paintings were thematically tied to the idea of magic. On display were large and small pieces as well as a painting that looked to be a self-portrait. Take a look at more photos below and/or stop by yourself. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 2

Before Banksy could even put up a second piece from his ongoing monthlong Better Out Than In project on the streets of New York, his first effort already had a portion of it stolen and then painted over. The Big Apple arose this morning to a new piece though featuring the British street legend’s signature cheeky humor (reportedly on West 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues). You can follow the progress of this street artist residency yourself on BanksyNY.com, on his Instagram, and here on AM of course. Discuss Banksy here.
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Hush For TAO Downtown (New York)

Over the weekend, TAO held a monster party to launch their new location at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, their second New York location. Over the course of four weeks leading up to the grand opening, the UK-based Hush’s (interviewed) was asked to create multiple large-scale installations for the  mega-clubrestaurant, essentially guiding the design of the interiors thematically with is his east meats west urban aesthetic and the geisha girls that have populated his works of late. Take a look at photos below from the party, attended […]