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Art Basel Miami 08 Vernissage

AM dove into the main Art Basel 08 fair headfirst last night by attending the special invitation preview, known as the vernissage. With only an hour or so to scan the mind-blowing selection of art, there was no way that we were able to see it all, let alone take pictures. After the jump are images of a few pieces that inspired me to stop gawking and pick up my camera. Look for am Editor’s selection later today.

FriendsWithYou Fun House @ Scope Miami

AM felt like a kid again when we saw the installation that Scope commissioned Miami-natives FriendsWithYou to envision for the lounge area of this years’ fair. The young-at-heart artist/designer duo of Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III created their own theme park, entitled Fun House, including an inflatable moon bounce playground, concessions stands, picnic tables and more—all in the likeness of their strange and wonderful characters. The installation also has a small gallery space, which offers attendees the rare opportunity to see FWY’s fine art, […]

Teaser: James Jean @ Jonathan Levine

James Jean has posted up the poster image “Hare” for his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine early next year. Set to open on January 10th, the exhibition should mark Jean’s entry into the gallery scene as he will stop working on Fables, his most famous series of covers from his illustration career. As noted on his blog, this poster is available as a high res download. Discuss James Jean here.

Preview: Jonathan LeVine @ Scope Miami/Aqua Wynwood

After not participating in art fairs for a while, gallerist Jonathan LeVine decided to double-down this year by showing in not one, but two Miami fairs. At Scope Miami, LeVine will be exhibiting a solo show by GQ Artist of the Year, Shepard Fairey. And at Aqua Wynwood, LeVine has two booths: one showing works by Ray Caesar, Xiaoqing Ding and Adam Wallacavage, and another with a solo show of WK Interact. The above pics were all that AM was provided with, but we’ll be […]

Preview: New Image Art @ Aqua Hotel Miami

Like last year, LA’s New Image Art will be down in Miami to participate in the Aqua Hotel fair. The intimate and accessible setting of a hotel room is a great place to chat art with the gallery’s knowledgeable owner, Marsea Goldberg, and to peruse works by her impressive roster of artists. This year, New Image will be showing Bast, Kelsey Brookes, The Date Farmers, Judith Supine, Anthony Lister, Neckface, Swoon and Deanna Templeton, among others. See preview images of pieces that Marsea will be […]

Preview: Joshua Liner Gallery @ Scope Miami

Joshua Liner Gallery was nice enough to send us some images of works that the gallery is showing at this year’s Scope Miami art fair. Liner has a strong bill for Scope, showing Aiko, Kris Kuksi and Matzu—all artists who have already reached some level of success, and whose art will no doubt be well-received by the throngs of art collectors from around the world. From the preview pics, it looks like Aiko and Matzu have each contributed several bold, large-scale paintings; images of Kuksi’s […]

Preview: Chris Berens @ Roq La Rue

Like something out of a lucid dream, Chris Berens’ paintings are as enigmatic and imaginative as they come. Both from a technical perspective as well as an aesthetic viewpoint, there is something wonderfully amorphous and endless about his work. His art appears as sinister as it does beautiful, teetering that fantastical line between foreign yet familiar, gorgeous yet grotesque, bizarre yet natural. With certain elements appearing crystal clear and others blurred, it’s as if they were representations of a person attempting to transcribe the images […]

Releases: David Choe – “Dark Circles” and more!

David Choe has been a very busy man lately.  He’s prepped a few goodies for your holiday gift bag! First up is his Dark Circles Watercolor from Outer Edge Studio. This is his FIRST ever watercolor to be made into a print. Dark Circles by David Choe 16″x16″ with 2″ border, giclee print on Arches paper Signed/numbered edition of 150 pieces priced at $350 each Avail: Tuesday, Dec 2nd @ 1pm (PST) via Outer Edge Studio Additional book and another print release after the jump.

Contests: Jeff Soto “Storm Clouds” Special Edition Book Giveaway

Mark Murphy over at Murphy Design has generously decided to have us give away one of Jeff Soto’s  Special Edition books to one lucky collector in conjunction with Jeff’s upcoming museum show (previewed).  Please check out Murphy Design’s website as they have produced many other stunning books from artists you love such as Ray Caesar, Joe Sorren, Bob Dob, Jonathan Weiner (Viner), and many more.  They are really designed with collectors in mind and many of the editions have special versions with extra goodies.  As […]

Preview: Jeff Soto @ Riverside Art Museum

AM  was able to stop by last week to check out Jeff Soto’s installation of his show at the Riverside Art Museum. We aren’t able to show you everything as we wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise, but we do have some tasty images to keep you happy until opening night – December 13th (6-9 pm). As you can see from the photos, the museum has given Jeff ample space to work with for his first museum show – and he has taken full advantage with some of […]