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Openings: El Mac & Damon Soule – “The Humble and Sublime” & “Tessellating Pigments” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We are a little late with this but we stopped by the Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago to check out the joint show from Mac and Damon Soule. You may remember the pictures we posted of the street piece Mac gifted New York with while he was in town, but equally impressive were the large paintings he bought for the galllery entitled “The Humble and Sublime”, all inspired by the people he encounters on his travels. Not only does his signature patterned technique […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “The Seeker” Print

One of our favorite images from Jeff Soto’s (featured) show (covered) last June at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, “The Seeker” has is being released as a print.  The painting depicts one of the art toys that Jeff released recently at SDCC, and would make a nice companion piece for any collector out there. The print is a 23.5″ x 36″ offset lithograph (edition of 450), and will be offered for $75, but apparently, there is a 15% discount applied to all pre-orders currently.  You can […]
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Teasers: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (Rome)

It seems that many great artists we know are in a constant state of work and improvement when it comes to their craft. After a exhibition at the Chateau de Versailles in France, it appears that Superflat master Takashi Murakami is already diving deep into work (shirt off of course) in preparation for his November 13th show at the Gagosian in Rome. This “red mutation” of his Dragon in Clouds is looking most psychedelic! Image via Contemporary Standard. Discuss Murakami here

Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Life Adjustment Center” @ Ratio 3

In a continuation of the two themes displayed at London’s Frieze Art Fair (covered) this month, Ryan McGinley is set to reveal his newest collection of luminous photographs with Ratio 3, his second solo endeavor with the San Francisco gallery. Opening this Friday, Life Adjustment Center (teased) will juxtapose two distinctly disparate, yet immediately recognizable bodies of work. Continue after the jump.

Previews: Will Barras – “Bad Reception” @ Stolenspace

AM has been keeping an eye on artist Will Barras for some time now and we’re excited to see he has an upcoming show entitled “Bad Reception” at London’s StolenSpace. Will’s use of fluid motion in combination with urban techniques create striking works that blur the line between the abstract and the real. This solo show has contains some large scale pieces that we are looking forward to seeing. The show formally opens Thursday, Oct 28th – go check it out if you’re in London. See […]

Tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s Los Angeles Home

MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch takes us on a tour of his Los Feliz home, once owned by Cary Grant.  Like any true art lover, he’s moved his collection in ahead of the furniture.  Check out the Warhol, Noble and Webster, and Aaron Young Jesus hanging above his bed.  The influential former gallery owner shares his thoughts on living in LA, Hollywood/celebrity culture, and how being famous itself is an art form.  Welcome to town, Mr. Deitch.  We are pleased to have you here. Video by […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings (Oct. 26th – 31st)

With the onslaught of major shows coming up in November, October goes out rather quietly as we celebrate Halloween this Sunday. Highlights include Neck Face’s Halloween show in Los Angeles at OHWOW, Nicoletta Cecolli’s big solo show in Rome at Dorothy Circus, and Audrey Kawasaki’s show in Sydney at Outre Gallery. Coming up next month big shows from the likes of Greg Simkins, Joe Sorren, Josh Keyes, ROA, Nate Frizzell, Laurie Lipton, Rosson Crow, Faile, Femke Hiemstra, Kaws, the big Street/Studio 2.0 show at Irvine […]

Preview: Dan Baldwin – “Works on Paper” @ Ink_d Gallery (Brighton)

Dan Baldwin (interviewed) has been keeping busy since AM last caught up with him at his London solo show with Signal Gallery. This Thursday, October 28th, sees the artist open his latest series of works at Ink_d Gallery in Brighton. Simply entitled “Works on Paper”, this exhibition collects together a series of 12 new works plus a series of 10 screen-prints with individually worked 3D elements. From what Dan tells us of the actual installation of the work, a bold setting is to be expected. […]

Teaser: Andy Warhol – “Camouflage” @ Honor Fraser

In a first of it’s kind for the West Coast, Honor Fraser will be bringing together one of the most comprehensive collections of Andy Warhol’s Camouflage series ever. This rare event will not only serve to exhibit the Camouflage paintings (unique canvas silkscreens) themselves, which weren’t publicly displayed until six years after the artist’s death, but will also bring together for the first time the well known silkscreen prints from the series along with never before seen test proofs. The canvas series, in a large […]

Preview: “Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time” @ Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum will be holding an exhibition to feature Edward Hopper and many of his contemporary peers from 1900-1940. Focusing on this period of time when massive changes were occurring in America, artists such as Ed captured the sweeping transformation across the nation in both rural and urban areas. In case you’re wondering who else is a fan, maybe you’ll remember Banksy taking a page out of Hopper’s famous “Night Hawks” (here). This show opens October 28th. Check out a preview after the jump.