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Pulse @ Basel week Miami

Art Basel is not the only game in town. The crush of quality art fairs are a dream and a curse for art lovers. One has only so much time in the day! The Pulse Art Fair was one of the stops for us and the amount of amazing art was unbelievable! If you were here, we would suggest that you get surgery to put your head on a swivel because you’ll constantly be spinning around like R2D2 trying to absorb the visual delights. Of course, […]

Emanuel Perrotin x Pharrell + Beautiful/Decay Basel Parties

Night time at Basel week is where the heavy wheeling and dealing occurs. Galleries and sponsors line up numerous parties for prospective clients. Thursday night was a doubleheader for AM. First stop was the Beautiful/Decay party at the Essex House. Lots of mingling occuring as we met up with the crew from Obey, Cerasoli LeBasse, and White Walls/Shooting Gallery. Ron English, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mars-1, Tessar Lo, Nate Frizzell, Dan Obrien, Edwin Ushiro and many more were on hand to guzzle beverages and catch up on […]

Art Basel Vernissage

After only being able to spend less than an hour at the Art Basel Miami 08 vernissage preview Wednesday night, AM went back to the fair yesterday, and this time, we took our time. For those not familiar with Art Basel, it’s like walking through the world’s biggest museum of modern and contemporary art, except everything is for sale. There are far too many amazing works of art to mention – everything from Picasso to Rothko to Warhol to Richard Prince, so we thought that […]

Openings: Mia @ Corey Helford Gallery

Mia was in attendance Tuesday night for “Illuminate,” (previewed/interviewed) her 3-Person show at Corey Helford. As nice as the paintings look online, Mia’s work definitely needs to be seen in person as pictures do not do the work justice. Fans of Mia’s work give proof to this as Mia has once again sold out a show. If you missed the show opening and are local, we encourage you to drop by the gallery, but please note that Illuminate only runs until December 6th. Mia will […]

Openings: Miss Van & Jeremy Fish @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

Jeremy Fish’s “Ghost of the Barbary Coast” and Miss Van’s “Still a Little Magic” opened simultaneously tonight at FIFTY24SF Gallery. Check out the sick collaboration piece they did above. Fish’s work for this show hearkens back to the gold rush days of San Francisco where gambling, prostitution, and crime were part of the seedy Barbary Coast area. His body of work fit this theme well with his mainly wood works and gold frames along with a “saloon” area. His popularity is steadily on the rise […]

Preview: Vivisect Playset V @ Gallery 1988 SF

The fifth installment of Vivisect Playset is opening up this Friday, December 5th at Gallery 1988 SF (7-10 pm). Luke Chueh (curator since 2004) has said this will be the second to last of this annual show (last one being next year).  Also dropping will be the Greg “Craola” Simkins mini-print set that we had previously talked about – good luck for all those hunting the chase original drawings (example of this as well as full list of artists and preview images we have gathered […]

Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings

If you haven’t signed up for Naoto Hattori’s mailing list yet, we suggest you do so soon especially if you enjoy paintings such as the one above. Hattori’s well known for his psychedelic, grotesque, yet wonderfully detailed work – in fact, you will not believe how insanely detailed his paintings when you finally see a piece in person. Periodically, he releases affordable mini-paintings through his email list (as well as send out scans of his gallery work). We posted his latest batch after the jump […]

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 […]

Releases: Two Sisters – Audrey Kawasaki

As previously posted, Audrey requested help from her fans to decide the next print to be released. Well the polling for the timed release print has been completed and the people have chosen: Two Sisters. This print will have two versions with back to back release dates. -Friday, Dec 5th @ 9pm (PST) will be the release of the special edition which will be a beautifully framed 26×30. This will be a very limited edition of 75 and will cost $580. But just in case you […]