The Getty Center (where we will be visiting for Kehinde Wiley’s talk) will surely be slashing their budget soon as news has come out that the J. Paul Getty Trust has lost amost $2 billion over the last year. We are sure other institutions don’t feel too badly for them yet as their trust is still the behemoth in the museum world at $4.5 billion. The closest endowment to the Getty’s is that of the Met (NY) at $2.1 billion, which announced plans Thursday to […]
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Just wanted to update the readers of AM on the video projects we are working on with Jeremy Lynch and the guys at Analog Color.Â First on the schedule today, was wrapping up the mini-documentary featuring Jeff Soto and his Riverside Art Museum show.Â We were able to spend some time interviewing Jeff as well as catch some shots of the beautiful IE. Next up on the Sunday’s busy schedule, was to begin filming a session at Todd Schorr’s studio as we will be working […]
Travis Louie (interviewed) sent us a teaser image for his upcoming solo show “Strange Grooming Habits” on May 9th at Copro Gallery. We are excited to check out this new body of work as Travis has told us some of the pieces will be quite large and complex. See you all there. Discuss Travis Louie here.
Seattle based artist Mike Leavitt is opening up his show “Don’t Stop Object Shopping” in New York at the Fuse Gallery on March 21st. His versatility as almost a modern day renaissance man, working in many different mediums and art forms, has always impressed us but in particular his Art Army figures and more recently, his cardboard shoes have caught our eye. Luckily, many examples of both series will be on display for this exhibition. He talks about his work among other things in an […]
A unexpected pairing of artists will be opening their show this Friday the 13th at Thinkspace Gallery in the Silverlake District. Canadian artist Matthew Feyld (interview by sourharvest) will be presenting a new body of work along with David MacDowell with his debut solo show. We like Feyld’s clean lines, colors and his strange cast of charaters. MacDowell’s work is like satiric political cartoons on steroids filled with caricatures of famous celebrities in unlikely but often hilarious situations. More preview pics after the jump.
Continuing with our coverage of Murakami’s Retrospective in Spain, we now bring you images of how Murakami has been transforming the city with his signature imagery.Â From February to May, more that 100 shop windows in Bilbaoâ€™s Old Town will be decorated with his famed flowers along with some of the public transport system.Â The hope is to draw businesses located in the cityâ€™s historic quarter closer to the Bilbao cultural scene and encourage residents and tourists alike to partake of this fantastic exhibition at […]
Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, in collaboration with KRUNK, will be hosting a three-man exhibition featuring urban legends Phil Frost, Futura, and Stash later this month. The show will held in conjunction with Art Dubai, U.A.E.’s third annual contemporary art fair, part of their ever-growing ambitions to become the center of the art world (see article on construction of their cultural district). A Collector’s Lunch is scheduled for March 17th and an evening Preview Reception on March 19 will open the exhibition which will remain on […]
The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain recently released a series of videos with Takashi Murakami introducing some the artwork he’s showing there in his retrospective exhibition.Â He waxes eloquent about his sculptures, paintings, and installations.Â Unfortunately, if you don’t speak Japanese or Spanish it will only be eye candy to you.Â The entire series after the jump for those interested…
Another great group show is underway at Lazarides (Newcastle Location). This time, the exhibition that opened last weekend is entitled “Outsiders Selection” and features original paintings, prints and sculpture from Faile, Antony Micallef, Blu, Ian Francis, David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington, Damien Hirst, Paul Insect, Invader, Polly Morgan, Kelsey Brookes, Vhils, Jonathan Yeo, Herbert Baglione, Zevs, and more.Â Although the art was mainly older work, there were many standout pieces including this stunning “Flying Copper” (seen above) by Banksy suspended in glass/plexi.Â Many more pics […]
Judging from the results of the YSL auction we previously reported on, it seems that in the high-end art world, provenance is as important as the artwork itself. The Yves Saint Laurent name, just like Andy Warhol’s and Jackie Kennedy’s name did for estate sales in the past, enamored bidders and helped draw in a stunning $477 million, beating estimates with nearly 96 percent of the 689 lots sold. Hard to know what one auction with such celebrity attached to it means for the general […]