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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Overtime: July 4 – July 10

Inti throws off hats and shoes in Paris. A new wall from Rime, Askew, Deus, Vans, Score, Dabs & Myla, and Witnes. Shepard Fairey interview by Brooklyn Street Art (Huffington Post). My Love For You talks to ESPO on podcast. Stik will be releasing his Heritage Blue Plaques soon online. Street Cred museum show gets a write-up in ARTFORUM. A perfect match between Remi/Rough and Augustine Kofie. New walls from Hyuro, Fin DAC & Morten Andersen, Jaybo, and Escif. Escif also does the Macarena. Painter […]

Openings: Brett Amory – “Dark Light” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

AM recently attended the opening of Brett Amory’s (interviewed) latest NY solo Dark Light (previewed) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This new series of paintings is a departure from Brett’s daytime series as the subjects are based in the still of night. However, Brett transitions his subjects and urban environments effortlessly into the emptiness of nocturnal darkness. We felt the lost and lonely feelings which we usually experienced in Brett’s works, but with the sun taken away, it felt even a little eerie as desolation wrapped around his signature […]

Norman Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With” To Be Exhibited at The White House

The Obamas, who already have a fantastic art collection on display in the White House (including a Ben Eine piece), will be adding another great piece to their living quarters. The Norman Rockwell Museum will be loaning one of Norman Rockwell’s iconic paintings, The Problem We All Live With, over to the president and his family where it will be exhibited through October 31 in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Ruby Bridges’ history-changing walk integrating the William Frantz Public School in New Orleans that later […]

Showing: Takashi Murakami – “A History of Editions” @ Emmanuel Perrotin (Paris)

Takashi Murakami fans are in for a real treat as Emmanuel Perrotin is currently holding a retrospective of the limited edition prints created by the founder of the Superflat movement. The space has on display 160 prints created between 2001 to 2011. We drooled over some of Murakami’s rarest prints to date including coveted gems such as 727’s, Tan Tan Bo, Homage to Francis Bacon, Golden DOB just to name a select few. His newer tondo flower and Davy Jones’ Tear abstracts were also on view. This show […]

Preview: “Summer Group Show” @ StolenSpace

Tonight in London, the StolenSpace Gallery will be holding their annual Summer Group Show. Featuring represented artists as well as a few new names to the roster, this exhibition will include all brand new works in varied media and size as well as new print releases from D*Face (interviewed) & Word To Mother (interviewed). Other names you may recognize in the show include Sylvia Ji, Chloe Early, Hellovon, Eine, Mysterious Al, Oliver Vernon, and Josie Morway (see full list here). A couple more preview images after the jump…

Previews: Charming Baker — ‘Every Thing Must Go’ @ Mercer Street Studios, London

Charming Baker is back in London with a new pop-up exhibition that previews this evening at Mercer Street Studios (16 Mercer Street), an attractive space in Covent Garden. AM had a nose around the venue during the final preparations to check out Baker’s recent canvases, prints, as well as sculptures — a medium we haven’t associated with him before. All the canvases have already pre-sold, which may help to explain why the artist appeared so relaxed on the eve of his show. Every Thing Must […]
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Damien Hirst x Red Hot Chili Peppers – “I’m With You” Album Cover

Following the tradition of famous artists x musician album  art collaborations, British blue chip artist Damien Hirst has been tapped to create the next cover for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The album entitled I’m With You is shown above. Not exactly a butterfly, but the fly will suffice to compliment his signature pharmaceutical subject matter. Thanks to Slamxhype for the image. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Teaser: Andy Warhol – “Campbell’s Soup Cans” @ MOCA

This weekend at the MOCA, some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic work will be on display to the public. Campbell’s Soup Cans will be presented for the first time at the Los Angeles museum and is a celebration of the original exhibition at Ferus Gallery, his first solo showing all the way back in 1962. Interestingly enough, when Irving Blum granted Warhol his first show, some of the paintings were sold for a mere $100 each. At that point, Blum came to the conclusion that […]

Cy Twombly 1928 – 2011

The world lost a true pioneer and iconoclast today as Gagosian Gallery announced the news of Cy Twombly’s passing. Often cited as an artist whose aesthetic did not fit neatly into any one style during an age when his contemporaries oftentimes were defined by their movements, Twombly’s work was challenging in multiple ways. His poetic calligraphic scribbles and repetitive graffiti were unlike anything created at the time and critics were divided as to whether it even constituted artistic merit.  Validated during his lifetime and subsequently […]

Releases: James Jean – “Fungi III”

These usually don’t last long. James Jean (featured) has just released one of his sketches as a print here. The 9.5 x 12 inch limited edition is entitled Fungi III and is priced at $70 with a run of 100. This is perfect for those fans who have been lusting after one of his moleskin drawings ever since we featured them here. More details after the jump…