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Openings: Shepard Fairey – Supply & Demand @ ICA

It’s finally here, twenty years in the making… the long awaited retrospective (previewed here and here) for Shepard Fairey has opened. The Supply & Demand exhibition held it’s VIP opening last night, and boy, was it an event. With numerous activities and events throughout the night, we are still catching our collective breath from the festivities. More on that later… But for now, just let our exclusive photos of the exhibition do the talking. AM brings you a comprehensive look at the Shepard’s last 20 […]

Releases: Obey x ICA – Box Set & Print

AM got a chance to attend a special press sneak-preview of Shepard Fairey’s retrospective at the ICA this morning, and we got some exclusive details regarding some special Obey goodies. Tomorrow morning, the ICA will be releasing a very special and limited edition box set of the Supply & Demand book to celebrate the opening of Shepard Fairey’s historic retrospective. (Our coverage here.)  Much like the sold-out exclusive Wooster Collective x Obey book, this 20th anniversary edition box set contains 4 silkscreened mini-prints, each hand […]

Openings: Worlds on Fire (Grammy Show)

Art and music collided last night with the invite-only opening of the “Worlds on Fire” show (previewed) held at the Pacific Electric Lofts’ building in downtown LA.  The week-long exhibit features portraits of 2009 Grammy nominees painted and interpreted by some of the top artists in the low brow and pop surrealist scene. AM was on hand to attend the opening of the Gen Art hosted event – curated by Kris Lewis, Will.i.am and Justin Giarla (Shooting Gallery). Make sure to check out the photos […]

Preview: Mark Ryden’s “Snow Yak” show in Tokyo

Can’t wait until February 7th for Mark Ryden’s Snow Yak show to open up in Tokyo? Well, you’re in luck because AM put together a preview of some brand new images along with some that we teased you with a few weeks ago. For this body of work, it looks as though Ryden is focusing on a singular theme as opposed to having multiple focuses in each of his paintings – a more minimalistic approach with a more uniform palette. Interested in picking something up? Well prices start […]

Second Helpings: January 2009

The first month of 2009 has come to an end and we’ve got a healthy serving of Second Helpings for you. The staff at AM has selected some of the juciest stories of the month that you should not miss. Get served after the jump.

Streets of Boston: Shepard Fairey Bombs Bean Town

Shepard Fairey must be a Cylon… With temperatures in Boston as low as 8 degrees, there is no way he’s spent the last week hitting the streets of Boston. It’s amazing that Shepard and his crew are willing to brave Arctic-like temperature just to work the historic walls of Bean Town and make the city his personal urban canvas. As the city anticipates the historic retrospective at the ICA Boston next week (teased), Shepard is making his presence felt without relying on “Obama” imagery. Simply […]

Openings: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

Mark Dean Veca, who we just interviewed a couple days ago, opened up his show last night at the UAG gallery.  We had only seen the nice in-progress setup previously, but the finished installation looks even more amazing.  The show runs till March 15th, so stop by for a look if you have a chance.  As mentioned before, he will also doing an “artist talk” on February 26th if you are interested in attending.  We gathered some images for you to peruse after the jump.

Preview: Worlds on Fire “Grammy” Show

Art and music have always been intertwined.  Whether it be Jay-Z including one of Murakami’s paintings in his music video “Blue Magic,” KAWS collaborating on an album cover with Kayne West, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden collecting Luke Chueh paintings, or Dave Cooper creating a music video for Danko Jones, the examples seem endless. One of these intersects will open next week with the “World on Fire” show at the Pacific Electric Lofts in LA where many well-known artists in the Low Brow and/or Contemporary Art […]

Preview/Setup: Shepard Fairey Retrospective @ ICA Boston

First, we showed you what the streets of Boston are starting to look like as Shepard Fairey’s retrospective at the ICA draws near (here). AM now brings you a glimpse of what’s going on inside the ICA as everyone is hustling to get things set up for the exhibition opening next week.  There seems to be a buzz flying around the show as the registrars busy are sorting through the intricate stencils and as the install crew unwrap the crates of ginormous works.  Even Shepard is […]

Preview/Interviews: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

One of the exhibitions we have been looking forward to this month is Mark Dean Veca’s “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” (teased) at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego opening tomorrow, Jan 29th, 6 – 8:30 pm. His psychadelic and organic style is unique and has often been described as a mixture of pop culture imagery and 18th Century French “Toile de Jouy” style patterns. As relatively new fans of his, we were particularly interested in learning more about his work as this […]