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Publications: Ryan McLennan – “The Cost Of Comfort”

AM recently stopped by the Joshua Liner Gallery to check out a copy of Ryan McLennan’s new book “The Cost of Comfort”. Published by Triple Stamp Press, the special edition book is actually a loose-leaf art book that contains 20 specially selected 9″x12″ giclee prints and comes encased in a custom made pine/birch wood box. Of course, each book is hand signed by Ryan himself. To get yours contact the gallery. Check out the our detailed shots after the jump.

Video: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

If you remember, AM recently brought you a first look at the KAWS museum show at The Aldrich as well as a peek at the upcoming Pinnochio and Jiminy Cricket figures. Apparently, High Snobiety also made the trek out to Connecticut and put together a nice video capturing footage of the paintings, installations, drawings, sculptural work, and art products that were part of the massive retrospective. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kaws here.
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Openings: “As They See It” @ 941 Geary

Another group show recently opened at the recently opened 941 Geary Gallery in San Francisco featuring some of the young talent, as well as some more established artists. The show entitled “As They See It” featured work from Kevin Cyr (interviewed), Jessica Hess, Isabel Samaras, Shawn Barber’s (featured), Aaron Nagel, Eric White (interviewed), Robert Burden, Coro, Dave Schubert, Jonathan Darby (featured), Morgan Slade, Akira Beard, Danny Heller, Michael Forbes, Adam Caldwell, Scott Hove, Derek Weisberg, and Pedro Matos who came all the way from Lisbon for […]

Nancy Rubins – “Works for New Space, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Monochrome I & II” @ Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills

Nancy Rubins, whose monumental sculptures are prominently on outdoor display at MOCA Los Angeles and MOCA San Diego, now takes over the inside one of Southern California’s finest galleries – Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The artist has built two spectacular sculptures in the recently unveiled addition to the gallery. They were built on-site and are made of a variety of aluminum boats, including canoes, rowboats, and jon boats. Rubins makes two powerful assemblages that, taken as a whole, are much more powerful than each […]

Video: “Euro Trash” – Conor Harrington, JR, Vhils & Antony Micallef @ LAzarides 90210

Our friend Sonja has been hard at work putting together her fantastic video recapping the tremendous showing of “Eurotrash” featuring the works of  Conor Harrington (interviewed), Micallef (interviewed), JR and Vhils at the LAzarides 90210 pop up space in Beverly Hills. It also includes rad action footage of JR, Conor and Vhils building their outdoor murals. (covered here & here) Discuss this show here. Discuss Micallef, Conor Harrington, Vhils, JR.
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Openings: Transfer (Brazil)

Last weekend, the traveling museum exhibition “TRANSFER” opened it’s doors at the new Brazilian Cultural Pavilion. In 2008, the first edition of the event was held at Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre, Brazil’s largest city in its southern region. This year, the show featuring “contemporary visual art, street art, skateboarding, independent music, as well as underground comics and fanzine art from the last two decades” is set in the cradle of Brazilian street art, Sao Paulo, hoping to duplicate or exceed the 80,000 visitors that […]

Preview: Sea No Evil 2010

Another year has passed since the last Sea No Evil (covered) and the time has come to get together for another charity show to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. The benefit art auction for the organization most well known for Whale Wars is once again held in Riverside, California at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium and will feature an even more impressive lineup of artists this year with over 100 works available via silent auction. The doors open on July 31st at 6 pm ($20 […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings – San Diego Comic-Con 2010

There is no shortage of art related events at San Diego Comic-Con 2010 happening off the convention floor. After meeting your favorite artists during one of their signing events, unwind by checking out some of the excellent art shows currently on exhibit or enjoy a drink while watching some live painting. There’s no better way to relax after a long day of walking around at the Con. Get a full overview of the best art events during Comic-Con 2010 after the jump.
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Video / Streets: Viva La Revolucion Final Roundup

For those of you who have been following out coverage of the Viva La Revolucion exhibition, we have for you a final roundup of the work put up around San Diego by the participating artists. We start you off with completed pics of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) Burmese Monk mural in South Park. The large mural was even more impressive when you consider that it was all painted/stenciled as opposed to the usual wheatpaste. More images of this piece and others after the jump as well […]

Releases: Jose Parla x T.I. & REAS x B.o.B for Complex Magazine

Looks like Complex Magazine has got a nice little formula built up using great art and music again mashing up nice artistic combos of Jose Parla x T.I. (above) and REAS (Todd James) x B.o.B. (seen after the jump) for the cover of the coming August/September issue of the magazine (your choice). Complex of course aims to give you twice your bang for the buck as one can reverse the “maggie” to find another cover of Lindsay Lohan x KAWS on the flip-side. The issue will be […]