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Overtime: Nov 20 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Opening of Dubai Frame pushed back to January 2018. 11 takeaways from the $2.3 billion worth of art sold in NY last week. Guantanamo prisoners don’t own their own art. Adidas settles lawsuit for launching “Art Basel” shoe without authorization. Monet’s glasses sell for $51,000 in Asia. Jake Gyllenhaal set to take role as art critic in new movie. Using AI to identify good investments in art. The next novel […]

Releases: Dabs Myla – “Paper Studies”

For those looking for a Christmas gift for their art loving friend or family member, you might consider these paper studies just released by Dabs Myla. The duo have been in the holiday spirit recently with their completed installation at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. They have also created some Xmas cards for those interested which are available along with the studies their web store now. Discuss Dabs Myla here.

Previews: Casey Weldon – “Catharsis” @ Spoke Art (New York)

On November 30th, Spoke Art in New York will be hosting the opening for Casey Weldon’s (featured) solo show. Entitled Catharsis, the title of the exhibition is a play on words in the same vein as the humor usually seen in the locally-based artist’s work. Felines play a key role in the new imagery, as it is often the case in Weldon’s past work, and are the vessels through with he creates a “satirical analysis on the internet and social media.” Weldon further explains – “With […]

Previews: Ben Tolman – “New Drawings” @ Galerie LJ

On December 7th, Ben Tolman will be unveiling some of his latest works at Galerie LJ in Paris. The solo show will highlight the American artists hyper-detailed ink drawings that depict the density of urban sprawl with surreal elements mixed, sometimes with impossible architectural constructs (à la M.C. Escher). We have including the first intriguing new piece from the exhibition for you to enjoy leading up to the opening next month. Discuss Ben Tolman here.

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Snow Yak Ornament”

Tomorrow (November 20), Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be releasing something that might come in handy when you start setting up your Christmas tree. The Snow Yak Ornament was created with 3D printing and is a sculptural reproduction of one his most recognizable characters. Priced at $175 and limited to a run of 250, this can be a decoration for your tree and a xmas present for yourself. Head over to Porterhouse to look more details and to purchase tomorrow. Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Releases: Scott Listfield – “Voltron” Prints

Painter Scott Listfield has released a series of prints based on five of his paintings that were recently shown at Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago. The body of work on display was created with the venue in mind as the space is also associated with a specialty toy store – which brings us back to these five prints. Entitled Yellow Lion, Red Lion, Green Lion, Blue Lion, and Black Lion, the reproductions feature Listfield’s familiar astronaut character gazing at the robot lions that form Voltron. They […]

Releases: James Jean – “Max Pipe” Print

James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing another signed and numbered time-limited print on November 14th, starting at 8 AM PST and ending after 24 hours. Entitled Max Pipe, the image is inspired by the painting Attirement of the Bride (La Toilette de la mariée) by Max Ernst. The enhancements (foil stamping, holographic foil, embossments) and dies required for this edition makes it one of Jean’s most complex offerings to date. Priced at $200, head over here to get more details if you are interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Upcoming: “Gilded Horizons” @ KP Projects

This Saturday, November 11th, KP Projects in Los Angeles will be opening a new group show entitled Gilded Horizons. Included in the exhibition are Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, JP Naeng, Jean-Pierre Arboleda, Melany Meza-Dierks, and Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), who contributed the stunning new geisha painting seen above among other works. If you want to attend the opening, RSVP to [email protected]      

Recap: ComplexCon 2017

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the second annual ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center, drawn in mainly by the infusion of Takashi Murakami’s design, art, and merchandise at the event. We’ll delve in deeper to see what Murakami (seen above) meant to the two-day celebration of art, streetwear, and hiphop in a later post but for now enjoy a first look at some of what you would have seen if had been one of the more than 50,000 that attended (a lot of […]

Overtime: Oct 30 – Nov 6

More stories from the week that ended Nov 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Hambleton, famed “shadow man” street artist, dies at 65. Cities around the world using street art to slow down drivers. Palestinian protestors crash Banksy’s street party. The Whitney planning New York’s first Warhol retrospective in last 30 years. Art Review’s list of most influential people in the contemporary art world in 2017 – Power 100. Helen Downie’s collaboration with Gucci started with an Instagram post. Barbara Kruger’s popup […]
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