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Weekend Chelsea gallery stroll

Its been a while, but this weekend, AM was lucky to be able to take the day to stroll around Chelsea, popping into any and every gallery that looked interesting. Over the course of the afternoon, two shows stood out: Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner and Paul Morrison at Cheim & Read. Yuskavage quickly became well known in the mid to late 1990’s for her overtly sexualized portraits of shapely women. For this show, her second for Zwirner, Yuskavage includes such portraits, some with faces […]

Second Helpings: February 2009

February is the last month of winter, but things heated up with some great stories. As always, we’ve got a healthy serving of Second Helpings for you. The staff at AM has selected some of the best stories that deserve another look. Get served after the jump.

Openings: Yoshitomo Nara in NYC

Japanese pop art superstar Yoshitomo Nara opened his new eponymously titled solo show (teased) in NYC last night. Similar to his last several exhibitions, Nara collaborated with the design firm graf to construct a gallery installation, this time consisting of two tree-like, fairytale houses: one containing a mini studio space and the other filled with stuffed animals. Of course, the show also contained plenty of new drawings and paintings of Nara’s trademark petulant girls. And special for the opening, Japanese musical groups MAGO and Oorutaichi, […]

Supreme x Damien Hirst: “Artist Series” Skate Decks

Art Connoisseur x Fashion x Skate mogul James Jebbia revealed his latest collaboration with superstar artist Damien Hirst in an intimate conversation with Interview. The top dog of the British art scene will be the featured artist designing the latest set of decks from the renowned Supreme “Artist Series”. Owner and creator of the “World Famous” Supreme skate brand; James Jebbia has long been a trailblazer in bringing skatedeck x Contemporary art collaborations to the forefront of the pop art culture. Having been a long time collector of some of […]

Teaser: Yoshitomo Nara @ Marianne Boesky Gallery & Screening of Nara Documentary @ Royal/T

Fresh off his LA show last December (covered), Yoshitomo Nara will be opening an exhibition tomorrow night (6-8 pm) at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York. It sounds like a fantastic show as Nara will be showing new paintings and drawings as well as more large-scale sculptures with his collaborative group YNG. The structures are described as “two immense sculptures that recall stylized tannenbaums, with their roof shingling evoking exaggerated tree needles. Small cut-out windows and hanging lights punctuate the sculptures, providing them with […]

Release/Interview: Brendan Monroe – b.monroe Book

Good news for Brendan Monroe fans everywhere.  His new book entitled “b.monroe” has been released, and you can get yourself a signed copy if you are one of the first 30 people to order through his webstore. For those in SF, you can also get Brendan’s autograph by going to the signing and book release party on March 12th at Park Life.  There will also be some originals displayed there for a week in a mini show ending on the 18th. The 7.25″ x 9.5″ […]

Releases: Matzu Kirin print @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In conjunction with Tomokazu “Matzu” Matsuyama’s upcoming full-gallery solo exhibition Glancing at the Twin Peak opening in NYC on Friday March 6th, Joshua Liner Gallery has just released a stunning 30-color silkscreen print of one of Matzu’s emblamatic Kirins. The print is 24″ x 30″ in a small edition of 30, and will be priced at $550. AM will soon be posting more exclusive information about what is sure to be a fantastic show. In the meantime, to purchase the print or for more information […]

Openings: Mars-1 – Nuclear Mystics + Nouar – You Look Good Enough to Eat @ Jonathan Levine

AM was on hand for a special preview night last Friday to witness the opening of two enticing shows at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Many of New York’s art scene, including Tara McPherson, David Choe, Esao Andrews, Adam Wallacavage, Sara Tecchia, Joshua Liner, and Travis Louie, came out to support the show. See all the photos from the opening after the jump.

BMW Art Cars & LACMA Roundup

We stopped by the LACMA with some out-of-town visitors last weekend and were pleasantly surprised to see some old-school custom car collaborations between BMW and some familiar names. What’s that saying… “so old, it’s new?” The Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and Andy Warhol painted BMW Art Cars, a series starting in the 70’s, will be on display in the BP Grand Entrance and can be seen free of admission. A little late notice on our part though, as today is the final day […]

Update: Josh Keyes

Josh Keyes recently revealed two new paintings he has completed entitled “Flutter” and “Scorch.” With his participation in the SCOPE NY art fair (which AM will cover) in March and his upcoming solo in May at David B. Smith Gallery, we suspect these will make their appearance at one of these venues. With his predilection for creating works in series, look for him to explore these themes a little more as he fleshes out his new body of work. Discuss Josh Keyes here.