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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Preview: Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery – Basel Week Switzerland

Kicking off our coverage of Art Basel Switzerland, we take a look at the work of Ryan McGinley, quite simply one of the best photographers of his generation and a name you should know and keep an eye out for. His credentials and accolades are impressive and numerous, including being the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at the Whitney (2003), being named Photographer of the Year in 2003 by American Photo Magazine and capturing the Young Photographer Infinity Award by the International Center […]

Preview: Charming Baker “The Meaning of Everything” London Exhibition

It’s good to see our friend Charming Baker, whom we met last year at an LA group show, back in the spotlight. He sent us this addictive video featuring his artwork with the song “Some People Might Think You Look Ridiculous” by The Beautiful South. You can check out this painting at his upcoming show “The Meaning of Everything” at 50 Redchurch Street, London E2 7. This new body of work is a solo exhibition of new paintings and prints. The show runs from June 5th […]

Shepard Fairey x Arkitip – Launch Party & Installation @ ALIFE (Hollywood)

As we previously reported, Arkitip is putting out a special collaboration issue with Shepard Fairey and the release is right around the corner. To celebrate the launch of Issue 51 and all it’s Obey goodies, ALIFE is transforming their Hollywood retail location into a mini-gallery to host the release with Mr. Fairey. A giant 14 x 48 ft. billboard specifically designed by Shepard for the event will be erected directly above the store and the inside of the location itself will be transformed with a site specific installation. In […]

Second Helpings: May 2009

As May makes way for the Summer, we bring you another serving of some of the best stories to hit AM this month. Check out this month’s edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump…

Art Focus: Li Xiaofeng

Just as sculptor Jin Young Yu (interviewed), Wang Zhi Jie and Ayako Rokkaku caught our eye at Art Basel Miami last year, the recent Art Hong Kong fair introduced us to the stunning porcelain dress of Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Xiaofeng creates clothing from porcelain fragments from the Ming, Qing and Song dynasties and even more amazing are that they are wearable. Take a closer look after the jump…

Preview: “Dark Night Of The Soul” @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Michael Kohn Gallery is putting a nice spin on the typical show, presenting patrons with a fully immersive visual and auditory experience with “Dark Night of the Soul,” a collaboration between filmmaker and multidisciplinary talent David Lynch and musical artists Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, a.k.a. Mark Linkous. The show, opening tomorrow, May 30th from 5-7pm, is a two-room installation featuring fifty photographs taken by Lynch complemented by the music from Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse’s “Dark Night of the Soul” album. The album was originally supposed […]

Teaser: Adam Neate @ Olympia International Art Fair

Adam Neate has a new work titled “The Concert Pianist” and it looks amazing. Check out the background where Adam incorporates an audience using a photograph. His evolution from street artist to fine artist is progressing nicely as this piece is a finalist for the prestigious “Country Life Object of the Year” competition at this year’s Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair being held from June 5th-14th in London. More after the jump…

Preview: Josh Keyes “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

He’s back – after a sold out showing at Ambach & Rice last year, Josh Keyes moves to tackle the Rockies at the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. As hinted in our studio visit, the new show “Sprout” deals with the ever present tension between nature and the urban landscape. Josh’s new body of work draws on themes from Alan Weisman’s book “The World Without Us,” which illustrates Mother Nature reclaiming the Earth’s man-made structures and locales. The show will feature the largest Keyes painting (seen above) […]

Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business

Creativity is best defined as the generation of new ideas and concepts and is often called an “asummptions breaking process.” This requires the discarding of preconceived notions and approaching ideas with a fresh perspective that others would not conceive of. The cover story for the current issue of Fast Company lists the top creative minds in business today and includes some names familiar within our genre, including Damien Hirst (#22), Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS (#70) and Cai Guo-Qiang (#86). Read on to see what Fast Company […]

Ai Yamaguchi x Shu Uemura Mural

On a recent trip to the Bay Area, we randomly wandered into a Shu Uemura boutique on Fillmore Street. Although we knew that Ai Yamaguchi has done work with the popular Japanese cosmetic line in the past, we didn’t realize that she had painted a huge mural for this location several years back. For those hungering more for her work since we brought you the opening of her Roberts and Tilton show last year, check out all the photos of this stunning mural after the jump…