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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: August 29 – Sept 4

A closer look at Kaws’ upcoming work in Hong Kong. Banksy Hastings stencil defaced by Team Robbo already. Aiko to hit up Shanghai. It’s not good to get drunk carrying a $1.3 million painting around. Surprise surprise. The French are appalled with Murakami’s work. Gagosian to open Paris gallery. Damien Hirst accused of 8 counts of plagarism. What if the world’s richest man collected art? This is how he rolls. Stella Im Hultberg gets raw – in her sketchbook. Nate Frizzell is switching to oils […]

Creative Process: Takashi Murakami – Kaikai & Kiki Concept for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

A couple days ago, we shared with you the concept sketch of Takashi Murakami’s float contributions for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With Kaikai and Kiki set to take flight down 34th street this fall, we thought it would be nice to give you a look at the creative process for getting these two characters from Superflat icons to real life floats. Lots of work went into getting the actual proposal to the Macy’s parade committee, from the initial 2-D sketch to the clay molding figures […]
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Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, and Spencer Sweeney V Magazine Covers

V Magazine’s Fall 2010 issue – its New York issue, features covers with work by the big city’s brightest art world stars. Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, and Spencer Sweeney all contribute their talents to the fashion publication’s dedication to the city that never sleeps.  The two photographs, which feature Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs in one and Marina Abramovich and Tyson Ballou in the other, were taken by Mario Testino.  Catch the magazine on newsstands and/or online to collect them all! See the […]

Installation / Preview: Matthew Feyld – “Untitled 1 & 2″ @ Krets – Malmö & Neon – Brösarp, Sweden

We have been long time admirers of Matthew Feyld’s work here of AM, and we’ve watched him hone his skills over the last few years with numerous group and solo showings. The quality and precision of the Canadian artist is second to none and the fine detail of his line work has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Lately, Feyld’s work has been moving away from the largely figurative body of work seen in the past and more towards abstraction whilst still maintaining […]
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Studio Visits / Preview: Dave Kinsey – “New Works” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. That’s exactly what Dave Kinsey did for his upcoming show at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery by moving up to Central California’s Three Rivers and focusing his energy into this fresh body of work. The head of Blk/Mrkt took his game to nature’s back yard, retreating from his urban studio in Los Angeles and from what we see, it’s given this new collection of paintings a whole new dimension. AM brings you an inside look into Mr. Kinsey’s […]

Takashi Murakami to create Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Float

Takashi Murakami is coming back to show in New York City, but this time, he’s in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. His contributions will be two specially designed floats of his studio mascots “Kaikai” and “Kiki”. With massive heads measuring 16 feet wide, it’ll be a pretty unforgettable impression these two Superflat characters will make when their larger than life helium filled bodies float down the streets of the Big Apple. We even dug up an old animation of Kaikai & Kiki in action […]

Highlights: Recommended Openings for Sept. 1st – Sept. 4th

The official launch of the fall art season is upon us and with it an amazing array of high profile shows are opening the world over this weekend. From big solo shows in Los Angeles from the likes of Sarah Joncas, Buff Monster, Dabs Myla, Nathan Ota, and Yumiko Kayukawa to big solo shows in San Francisco from Stanley Donwood and in the UK from Guy Denning. All that and I didn’t even mention Kent Williams’ big solo in NM and Brendan Monroe’s show in […]

Preview: Evah Fan – “Come What May” @ Galerie L.J.

Yesterday, we brought you a preview of Brendan Monroe’s (interviewed) body of work for a Paris in a joint exhibit with Evah Fan. Today, we can give you a glimpse of Evah’s work as well ahead of the opening this Saturday night at Galerie L.J. Looking through some of the preview images from this show, what strikes us is how unpredictable her narrative is, with unexpected surprises in each piece that lead us to think “what is going on here?” At the same time, we […]

Preview: Brendan Monroe – “Figments” @ Galerie L.J.

This weekend, Brendan Monroe (interviewed), now based in Sweden, will be showing a new body of work “Figments” at Galerie LJ. It’s been almost two years since his last show at the Parisian gallery and he will again be showing alongside artistic colleague and now wife, Evah Fan. We highly recommend you make plans to attend if you can for the opening this Saturday, Sept 4th because not only will Brendan be bringing along his wonderfully textured paintings, he will have some sculptural works as […]

Overtime: August 22 – 28

An introduction to Melinda Josie’s work. Greg Simkins and Stan Lee tagteam at Dragon Con. Tattooed baby sculpture from Jason Clay Lewis. New work from Zilda. Another pair of Basquiat Reeboks. Community service for Banksy forgers. An Ernest Pignon-Ernest retrospective (street artist from the 60s). Koons’ infamous “Made in Heaven” series back on view. A video interview with Miles Mendenhall at Half Gallery. Ansel Adams Trust sues. Gagosian’s personal art collection – in Abu Dhabi.