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Studio Visits: Todd Schorr

AM had the honor of visiting Todd Schorr in his studio recently to take a first look at his latest body of work for his upcoming show at Merry Karnowsky (teased). The rendered details, composition, and concepts behind each of paintings in this exhibition were perfectly planned and executed. Besides four stunningly beautiful large paintings, there will also be other smaller works, color studies, and drawings in the exhibition as well as a print release. Since his last show in Los Angeles was over five […]

Camille Rose Garcia Squid & Peppermint Man Dolls

As previously noted, Camille Rose Garcia’s work will be on display starting today at the Jonathan Levine Booth (SCOPE) now that the NY art fairs have started. Also available will be her wonderful Seymore Squidley (48″ x 8″ x 8″) and Peppermint Man (26″ x 5.5″ x 5.5″) plushes priced at $400 and $600 respectively released by her toy company PITCO. The dolls are handmade from organic materials with silk-screened faces and will be signed and numbered editions of 125. A closer look after the […]

Preview: Lola & Super School @ Copro Gallery

A couple interesting shows are opening this weekend at Copro Gallery (formerly Copro Nason Gallery) at the Bergamot Station complex in Santa Monica. The first is “Natural Beauties,” a solo show from Lola after her recent successful showing at Corey Helford Gallery. The other group show running concurrently is actually curated by Lola and entitled “Superschool.” Definitely check this out at the opening on March 7th as the long list of great artists include Scott Musgrove, Travis Louie, Gary Baseman, Sas Christian, Chet Zar, Heiko […]

Nara Arrested For Graffiti Before Boesky Opening

Yoshitomo Nara decided to big up his street cred before his Marianne Boesky opening by putting up some graffiti at the Union Square subway station in NY. Unfortunately, since the arrest of Shepard Fairey before his opening at the Boston ICA, throwing prominent artists in jail seems to have become all the rage. Or perhaps the NYPD were big fans of David Choe and this is just payback? Nara spent two days in the downtown jail but was fortunately able to make his opening. His […]

Teaser: Todd Schorr “The World We Live In” @ Merry Karnowsky

One of most anticipated shows of the year is coming up at the end of this month at Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles. One of the giants in the “low brow/pop surrealism” scene, Todd Schorr, is opening his first solo show in quite some time entitled “The World We Live In.” Look for much more coverage of this show here on AM in the weeks leading up to the March 28th opening. Discuss Todd Schorr here. Discuss this show here.

Teaser: Yoshitomo Nara @ Marianne Boesky Gallery & Screening of Nara Documentary @ Royal/T

Fresh off his LA show last December (covered), Yoshitomo Nara will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night (6-8 pm) at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. It sounds like a fantastic show as Nara will be showing new paintings and drawings as well as more large-scale sculptures with his collaborative group YNG. The structures are described as “two immense sculptures that recall stylized tannenbaums, with their roof shingling evoking exaggerated tree needles. Small cut-out windows and hanging lights punctuate the sculptures, providing them with […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish “The Ambush” @ Fecal Face Gallery

Jeremy Fish’s mini show “The Ambush” opened last night at at Fecal Face Gallery in SF. On display was a large wall mural along with some wall wood sculptural pieces (one seen above). Available for purchase was Fish’s largest print to date (22″ x 34″) also entitled “The Ambush” with a run of 30 and reasonably priced for the size at $200.  Take a look at the print as well as opening photos after the jump…

Release/Interview: Brendan Monroe – b.monroe Book

Good news for Brendan Monroe fans everywhere.  His new book entitled “b.monroe” has been released, and you can get yourself a signed copy if you are one of the first 30 people to order through his webstore. For those in SF, you can also get Brendan’s autograph by going to the signing and book release party on March 12th at Park Life.  There will also be some originals displayed there for a week in a mini show ending on the 18th. The 7.25″ x 9.5″ […]

Openings: Black Rat Press Annual Print Show

The annual Black Rat Press Print Show (previewed with interview) last week was a success again with scores of fans and collectors turning out to meet artists and learn a little more about the print-making process. Take a look at the show as well as a little video after the jump.

BMW Art Cars & LACMA Roundup

We stopped by the LACMA with some out-of-town visitors last weekend and were pleasantly surprised to see some old-school custom car collaborations between BMW and some familiar names. What’s that saying… “so old, it’s new?” The Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol painted BMW Art Cars, a series starting in the 70’s, will be on display in the BP Grand Entrance and can be seen free of admission. A little late notice on our part though, as today is the final day […]