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Art HK ’11: Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

As you knew from our teaser article, we were looking forward to the Emmanuel Perrotin booth at Art Hong Kong because of what KAWS had to offer.  But, turns out the gallery was showing many other artists from their roster including AM favorites like Takashi Murakami, Mr., Chiho Aoshima, and Aya Takano among many others. More photos courtesy of Jasper Wong (POW WOW) after the jump…

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Trophies” @ PRISM

Last night, PRISM filled its spacious gallery rooms with Trophies, the fourth in a series of shows from Ryan McGinness. As with the other Los Angeles exhibitions we have already covered (Michael Kohn & Country Club), this showing centered around a theme – gold sculptural pieces based on his Women series or works. Along with some wall murals, these 3-dimensional representations from the NY-based artist are taken from his deconstruction of the female form. More opening pics after the jump from Brandon Shigeta.

Showing: Glenn Brown @ Galerie Max Hetzler

Those currently in Berlin would be well advised to make it over to Galerie Max Hetzler as they are set to close on a fantastic new body of work from Glenn Brown.  The Turner Prize nominated English artist, known for reinterpreting others works with his bold color choices and swirling brushwork, also has some of his “painted sculptures” on display at the show (part of Gallery Weekend Berlin) While staring at each painting, one can’t help but find your attention is drawn to each individual […]

Art HK ’11 – James Jean @ Martha Otero

Using a unique four panel painting (previewed) contrasted nicely against a mural backdrop as the anchoring point in the booth, Martha Otero continued to supply fans of James Jean’s (featured) work more eye candy – this time at Art Hong Kong. Also included in the display were more paintings, drawings, special limited editions, and a first look at his Rebus book (more on this later), which was also the title of his recent exhibition at the Los Angeles showspace. Take a look at more pics […]

Art HK ’11 – Overview

Taking another step forward since our coverage of the fair last year, Hong Kong International Art Fair has expanded to include 260 blue-chip galleries as well joined the fold of Art Basel. Fueled by the voracious appetite and the newfound wealth of collectors in China and other parts of Asia, the region has become more and more important to the longtime strategy of art dealers and galleries – making Art HK the perfect stage. We’ll take a more focused look for you soon, but for […]

Openings: Tim Burton Retrospective @ LACMA

Coming up this Sunday, May 29th, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will open their doors to a major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton’s creative career, not only as a director but an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer. Organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who hosted the Hollywood visionary back in 2009 (covered), the exhibition features over “700 drawings, paintings, photographs, moving-image works, storyboards, puppets, concept artworks, maquettes, costumes, and cinematic ephemera, including art from a […]

Showing: Katrin Fridriks – “Leak of Information” @ Circleculture Gallery (Berlin)

Last month, Circleculture Gallery served as ground zero for Katrin Fridriks newest body of work. Entitled Leak of Information (previewed), the Icelandic-born, Paris-based artist unleashed her abstract mania on Berlin in striking fashion. An impressive series of monochromatic works supplemented her more conventional color rich pieces, which first made waves on the scene a London group show, The Future Tense (covered), last year. Set upon appropriately colored black and white painted walls, the unbridled energy of Fridrick’s work, a Jackson Pollock-like amalgam of motion and […]

Showing: Aron Wiesenfeld – “New Drawings & Paintings” @ Arcadia Fine Arts

AM recently stopped by Arcadia Fine Arts in New York to admire Aron Wiesenfeld’s newest exhibition. The showstopper was definitely the huge 70″ x 95″ The Wedding Party oil on canvas painting. The dark train tunnel was stunningly contrasted against the expanse of snow with its almost ghostly procession and must be seen in person to fully appreciate.  The large piece was accompanied by other oil paintings as well as charcoal works which were mostly insightful portraits that exuded a soft and intimate look at characters that […]

Teaser: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (London)

It’s been over two years since we attended the opening for a Takashi Murakami show at the Gagosian in London. At the end of June, fans in the UK will again have a chance to enjoy the Superflat master’s work in person, this time at the Britannia Street space. After a showing with the blue-chip gallery at Art Hong Kong this week, Mr. Kaikai Kiki will certainly start focusing on his next new body of work.  No word yet on what will be on display […]

Openings: Tim Barber – “2001” @ Primary Photographic Gallery

After a hugely successful US debut solo exhibition, Untitled Photographs (covered), with OHWOW in the fall, Tim Barber quietly unveiled a new body of work over the weekend. Hosted by Primary Photographic Gallery, the New York-based photographer showed a collection of work distinctly more colorful and more nature oriented, an apparent departure from the predominate portraiture focus of his last exhibition. The distinguished former photo editor of Vice Magazine, founder of tinyvices, and longtime friend – and pervasive early subject – of Ryan McGinley tended […]