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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

Some pieces from Sam Flores’ show in Cairo. Tom Bagshaw working on a piece for the upcoming “In The Nursery” show. Creative Spaces visits Luke Chueh in his “shedio”. Eric White shows in Norway. Christie’s sold a record $5 billion of art and collectibles at auction in 2010. Despite successes in other Asian countries, the contemporary art market in Japan is struggling. Christopher Hawthorne review on architecture in 2010. Christopher Knight, on the year in art. Spanish thieves mistake sculpture worth 800,000 euros as scrap […]

Merry Christmas from Takashi Murakami

Looks like Mr. Kaikai Kiki would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays with this picture posed next to “Santa DOB”. Wouldn’t Murakami look kinda like a Japanese Santa Claus if his hairs were whiter?  Then we would all get the gifts we always wanted… Discuss Takashi Murakami here.

Merry Christmas from Marilyn Minter

Marilyn Minter, who we just saw at the opening of the Youtube Biennial at the Guggenheim where she was a judge, recently released a 58 x 48 inch vinyl diecut Christmas tree wall-sticker.  The Merry Merry Tree kit features some of Minter’s own eclectic collection of shiny ornaments with the topping star using some of her more classic photo-imagery (seen in detail after the jump). The tree and star are priced at $125 or only the star for $10 all available here with some of […]

Merry Christmas from Ron English

We’ll start off our series of Christmas greetings this year with this offering from Ron English (featured). Take a look at this “Camo Deer” that we first saw for the Art From The New World group show, then realized in sculptural form at the Status Factory show in NY, and more recently at his Wynwood Walls mural in Miami. The snow looks like a natural setting for it although perhaps Ron needs to add some camouflage more suited to the winter environment. Discuss Ron English […]

Openings: Kevin E. Taylor – “Dislocated” @ Eleanor Harwood

Earlier this month at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, Keven E. Taylor put on a show within a show in a sense as he rendered various animals, birds, and fish on display inside his paintings at what looks to be a museum. Disclocated examines concepts of isolation, exhibition and preservation with the subjects removed from their natural state and frozen in a moment of time and forces the viewer to consider if this is the future of our companions on this earth. More […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: Ian Francis @ Joshua Liner Gallery

As we mentioned in the Kris Kuski article, Joshua Liner Gallery’s booth was one of the most stunning that we saw at SCOPE Miami this year. Showcasing a trinity of heavy talent that the Chelsea gallery will represent in the upcoming year, it wasn’t a surprise to see passersby drawn to the dynamic displays. AM favorite Ian Francis (featured) created a fresh batch of works for Basel Week and his warped environments were as intriguing and hypnotic as we have come to expect from the […]

Videos: Anish Kapoor’s India Homecoming

Anish Kapoor, arguably the most famous sculptor alive, recently returned to India for his first solo exhibition split between Delhi at the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Mehboob Studios in Mumbai, the city where he was born. The thirty year retrospective, which is somewhat of a homecoming 40 years later for Kapoor who left the country when he was 17, features many of his most famous works like the pigment pieces, the distorted mirrors, and shooting into the corner. Take a look at […]

Teaser: Hajime Sorayama – “1970 – 2010″ @ Gering & Lopez Gallery

Known for his futuristic and sultry renderings of woman, as displayed during his solo in Tokyo earlier this year (covered), Hajime Sorayama will be showing his newest body of work, 1970 – 2010, stateside with Gering & Lopez Gallery in New York shortly after the ball drops. The veteran Japanese artist, perhaps best known in the US for his collaborative effort with KAWS in designing the metallic No Future Companion, has successfully exhibited his pin-up style portraits all over the globe. While specific opening and […]

Openings: “Dirty Little Secret” @ Indica on 11th (Mallick Williams)

AM recently had the pleasure of attending a special group show curated by our friend Wendy Asher, who you may remember from her appearance in Exit Through the Gift Shop. Held at Indica on 11th (now known as Mallick Williams) in Chelsea, the show featured fresh works from Tobias Keene, Laura Keeble, Paul Hazelton, K-Guy and Nicolas Bowers. The opening was packed from the moment the doors were opened and we had to go back a second time to get a proper look at this great […]

Ryan McGinness – “Black Holes” @ Phillips de Pury (NYC)

New York may be freezing this time of the year, but for the holidays it has some of the coolest displays of public visuals. From Rocafeller Center to the Empire State Building, everything lights up for the hustle and bustle in the streets. This year, Ryan McGinness has created a special treat for the people who happen by Chelsea. Starting tomorrow a special exhibition Black Holes will be open at Phillips de Pury’s 15th St. location (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). But wait there’s more. If you remember […]