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Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “Infinity Mirrors” @ The Broad

Currently at The Broad in Los Angeles, Yayoi Kusuma has an exhibition on view through the rest of the year that plays like her greatest hits. Entitled Infinity Mirrors, it is her most significant North American showing in nearly two decades and features installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present as well as of course her famous infinity rooms – six of them! Tickets are sold out but there are some set aside daily and available on […]

Previews: Mike Lee – “Happier Together” @ Amala Gallery

Amala Gallery in Tokyo is wrapping up this year with the first international solo show by Mike Lee. After two successful solo shows earlier this year, the NY-based artist painted a small series of new oils titled Happier Together. Over the last couple of years, Lee has been developing recognizable visual language that is strongly influenced by his professional career as the digital media professional. After working mostly with pencils and creating detailed images that portrayed peculiar spaces and characters interacting with them, he recently […]

Releases: James Jean – “Max Pipe” Print

James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing another signed and numbered time-limited print on November 14th, starting at 8 AM PST and ending after 24 hours. Entitled Max Pipe, the image is inspired by the painting Attirement of the Bride (La Toilette de la mariée) by Max Ernst. The enhancements (foil stamping, holographic foil, embossments) and dies required for this edition makes it one of Jean’s most complex offerings to date. Priced at $200, head over here to get more details if you are interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Showing: Jonas Wood – “Interiors and Landscapes” @ David Kordansky Gallery

Currently in Los Angeles, at the David Kodansky Gallery, a new show from Jonas Wood is on display entitled Interior and Landscapes. The new selection of 13 large scale paintings are spread over all three of the gallery’s exhibition spaces and features familiar places that he has seen or visited before including the studio he shares with his wife, a golf course, a garden, a bedroom, and other everyday locations. Seen throughout are the familiar verdant greens of his representations of foliage as well as some […]

Interviews: Mary Iverson

On  Saturday November 11th, Amsterdam’s Andenken gallery will be hosting a double solo show by American Artists, Scott Albrecht and Mary Iverson (featured) at their new location in an old anatomy building in Oosterpark in Amsterdam. Our friend, artist, and gallery owner, Hyland Mather, got to chat with Iverson about the upcoming show and the background of the new body of work specifically created for this showcase: Hyland Mather: Mary, the new work for ‘Correspondence’ contains some wonderful pieces where the source material is photos from the Netherlands. You’re […]

Showing: “Lugares Comunes” @ Plastic Murs

The Valencia-based Plastic Murs art gallery and print shop opened their most recent group show on November 3rd, showing works by five young Spanish artists –  Aarón Duval, Iñigo Sesma, Jose Luis Ceña, Mikel Del Río and Sebas Velasco. Lugares Comune (Common Places) is focused on portraying mundane reality using artistic tools and a photographic approach. Depicting common places with classic painting as a medium creates visual memorials filled with urban sensitivity and the desire to transcend the ephemeral. This poetic approach to celebrate and represent the […]

Recap: Takashi Murakami @ ComplexCon 2017

After a first look at this year’s ComplexCon a couple days ago, we now will show you how the imagery of Takashi Murakami branded the event. Along with adding his work to all the adverts, media, and setup of the event, the Japanese artist also had a booth of his own displaying his artwork as well as had a massive amount of merchandise for sale in the gift shop. Top on the list for his fans were exclusive new sculptural editions, two “octopus DOBS”, a Modernica rocker chair, prints, […]

Recap: ComplexCon 2017

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the second annual ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center, drawn in mainly by the infusion of Takashi Murakami’s design, art, and merchandise at the event. We’ll delve in deeper to see what Murakami (seen above) meant to the two-day celebration of art, streetwear, and hiphop in a later post but for now enjoy a first look at some of what you would have seen if had been one of the more than 50,000 that attended (a lot of […]

Overtime: Oct 30 – Nov 6

More stories from the week that ended Nov 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Hambleton, famed “shadow man” street artist, dies at 65. Cities around the world using street art to slow down drivers. Palestinian protestors crash Banksy’s street party. The Whitney planning New York’s first Warhol retrospective in last 30 years. Art Review’s list of most influential people in the contemporary art world in 2017 – Power 100. Helen Downie’s collaboration with Gucci started with an Instagram post. Barbara Kruger’s popup […]

Previews: “The New Baroque” @ Booth Gallery

The New Baroque will be a group show curated by Rob Zeller and Casey Gleghorn set to open on November 18th at Booth Gallery in New York. The exhibition was inspired by Zeller’s new book, The Figurative Artist’s Handbook, on the resurgence of the future in art and will feature works from 22 artist including Steven Assael, Bo Bartlett (seen above), Aleah Chapin, Carl Dobsky, Randall Exon, Zoey Frank, Alex Kanevsky, David Kassan, Kurt Kauper, Evan Kitson, Maria Kreyn, Brad Kunkle, Christian Johnson, Adam Miller, Matthew Miller, […]