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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Contests: Gagosian Gallery and Damien Hirst – The Complete Spot Challenge

We know you all love a good challenge and when it includes winning a guaranteed piece of art by one of the most popular artists in the world, that makes the game that much more exciting.  On occasion of Damien Hirst’s takeover of all the Gagosian Gallery locations around the world, the artist will give each successful participant a signed and editioned (number depends on amount of winners) spot print. How do you win?  It is pretty simple.  All you have to do is visit […]

Releases: Rachell Sumpter – “Old Friend” Print @ Tiny Showcase

Washington-based painter, Rachell Sumpter, has recently released a new print through Tiny Showcase. This vibrant image is entitled Old Friend and will be a 10″ x 10″ reproduction priced at only $25. Rachell has chosen Waking the Village as her artwork’s charity with $250 dollars from the sales will be donated to the organization. Discuss Rachell Sumpter.

Videos: Maurizio Cattelan – “All” @ the Guggenheim (NY) App

The mind-blowing retrospective of Maurizo Cattelan at the Guggenheim in New York (covered) will be drawing to a close soon. If you haven’t seen it yet and you live in NYC, do yourself a favor and experience for yourself the controversial artist’s unique presentation of his life’s work – suspended in mid air.  For an enhanced viewing (and for those who can’t make the museum show), make sure you download the Maurizio Cattelan: All App which includes 20 video interviews of his friends and associates as […]

Teaser / Video: Ai Weiwei – “Sunflower Seeds” @ Mary Boone Gallery

For those who missed the recent museum exhibition from Ai Weiwei in Taiwan (including the stunning bicycle sculptural masterpiece), don’t despair. The next chance to catch work from the Chinese artist and recent TIME Person of the Year runner-up is coming up in New York this Saturday, January 7th. Mary Boone Gallery will be hosting his iconic Sunflower Seeds installation, which first blew our minds back in 2010 when we visited the Tate Modern in London. “The sunflower, with its destiny to follow the sun, became a […]

Teaser: Terry Richardson – “TERRYWOOD” @ OHWOW

On February 24th, the always provocative Terry Richardson’s will be opening his first solo showing in Los Angeles at the OHWOW Gallery. The busy fashion and celebrity photographer had only recently exhibited in New York at the end of last year with work focused on his mom and dad (covered). This time around, the new snapshots are entitled semi-eponymously TERRYWOOD and is no doubt inspired by multiple facets of Hollywood life. Discuss Terry Richardson here.

Video: JR x Massive Attack – “Encrages” @ Galerie Perrotin

Remember when renowned photographer JR (featured) recently returned to his home country of France for a solo exhibition entitled Encrages at Galerie Perrotin. The fresh show took over the spacious two story Paris gallery as well as utilized the ample outdoor area with his signature large-scale wheatpasting. During the opening night, we also showed you the pics from the surprise visit by Massive Attack and a short video of their live performance. Now, check out the official video JR just sent to us of that event. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Whitewall Mag x Walton Ford Studio Visit

For those who were as enamored as we were with Walton Ford’s new King Kong-inspired work at a recent show in New York (covered), you may want to pick up the most recent copy of Whitewall Magazine. Not only does it feature multiple covers and a studio visit with KAWS, the winter issue also has photos of Ford in-studio as well as an interview. Another photo (taken by Jesse Shadoan) after the jump

Openings: Massimo Vitali @ agnès b. Galerie Boutique

AM recently stopped by the agnès b. gallery boutique to catch their latest exhibition with esteemed Italian photographer Massimo Vitali. The opening reception allowed guests to peruse a new series of photographs taken in Italy, Turkey and Greece from 2009-2011. Making use of his signature style, Massimo took the photos from a high vantage point (4-5 meters) using large format film cameras to achieve his unique look at beach and tourist landscapes. The launch event was also a tandem book signing event in which Massimo […]

Update: Melissa Cooke

Here is an update on the Wisconsin-based Melissa Cooke who we last mentioned in May earlier this year. She has recently completed a three month Artist-in-Residence program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska where she fully utilized her spacious studio to get started on some large graphite works possibly headed for her solos in Los Angeles and New York later next year. Take a closer look at one of the pieces from this new series entitled Surfaced after the jump…

Overtime: Dec 26 – Jan 1

The making of “Hero,” a drawing by Miguel Endara of his dad that took 210 hours and is composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots. Ryan McGinley featured in The Telegraph.  Has a new (long delayed) monograph coming out. Larissa Sansour claims she was taken off Lacoste Prize shortlist for being “too pro-Palestinian”. The nature of appropriation today. 500 year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting at Louvre may have been overcleaned, say experts. Helen Frankenthaler sadly passed away this week. E-retailers finally discovering what galleries […]