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Basel Week Miami ’10 – Scope Art Fair

As we bring our previews and teasers for Art Basel Week here at AM to an end, we are sure you are just as anxious as we are to get into the fairs and onto the streets to see what we have all been waiting for. We start by bringing you an pictorial overview of the SCOPE Art Fair (with more in-depth looks later). Overall, we thought that the works offered this year were stronger than last year’s edition and hope you agree as well. […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – TrustoLand & More

During last year’s Art Basel Week, the world was first introduced to the newly formed TrustoCorp with their unique take on urban art, in which they beautified a host of South Beach sign posts (covered). It looks like the socially conscious street art collective, along with the assistance of Contra Projects, is returning to the scene of the crime and has some big plans for this year’s art festivities in Miami. The subversive collective, who typically spend their time enriching urban neighborhoods – yet simultaneously […]

Streets / Basel Week Miami ’10: Gaia

It looks like Mr. Gaia is getting things started down in Miami with this piece on 14th Street. The hybrid owl-human-rabbit looks similar to a piece he did for All City Block Party recently and has been layered on top of some Dick Chicken and Shark Toof (you can see this better after the jump…)

Videos / Basel Week Miami ’10: Kaws Interview with Nowness

Kaws waxes philosphical in this new video from Nowness in their series of artist interviews for this year’s Art Basel. As he talks about life, we get a glimpse at some new work featuring some bold new colors heading out to different shows at this year’s fair including OHWOW’s group show and Emmanuel Perrotin’s booth. He’ll also be signing as well at the OHWOW bookstore at Miami’s Standard Hotel on December 3rd for those interested. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets / Basel Week Miami ’10: Shepard Fairey

We already brought you a look at the Wynwood Walls project from Shepard Fairey, but now comes more images (North Miami St. & 28th) as he and his posse continue their assault on Miami. Expect more walls as Mr. Obey has plenty of events to keep him in town through the rest of the week including a brunch to honor him for being guest editor of PAPER’s art issue, DJing the Trespass release and signing / Miami New Times Party / Fountain Party, and hosting […]

Releases / Signings: “Trespass” @ Taschen (Los Angeles) & Basel Week Miami ’10

Our friend Jasper Wong stopped by the “Trespass” book release and signing a couple weeks ago at the Beverly Hills outpost of Taschen and snapped some pics for us. In related news, the final event of the year surrounding the publication will be a signing at Art Basel Week. Hosted by Wooster Collective, the party will feature artists in attendance as well as Shepard Fairey on the ones and twos. More info on the Miami event and photos from the LA book release after the […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – “It Ain’t Fair” @ OHWOW

In continuing the build up for OHWOW’s much anticipated seasonal group exhibition, It Ain’t Fair (teased), we have a few more preview images to share from some of the contributing artists. With a lineup that includes Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, André Ethier, Friends With You, Phil Frost, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Gustavo Godoy, Tomoo Gokita, Diana Al-Hadid, Trenton Doyle-Hancock, Julia Ziegler-Haynes, Michael St. John, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini, Nate Lowman, Brendan Lynch, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Neck Face, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, […]
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Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – “Urban Alchemists” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Following up on our initial coverage last week of the group exhibition Urban Alchemists (teased), here’s a more extensive preview of the work that Jonathan LeVine Gallery will have to share for Art Basel Week. AJ Fosik, Dan Witz, Doze Green, Invader, James Marshall (Dalek), Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Judith Supine, Mario Martinez (Mars-1) and WK Interact will fill the walls of the South Beach pop-up space, while murals from Invader and Jeff Soto for the continuation of Wynwood Walls will round out the New […]
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Studio Visits / Interviews: Greg Lamarche

Although we’ve been familiar with Greg Lamarche’s work for some time, it took seeing his installation at Scope NY 2010 (covered) for us to start to realize that there was definitely much more to his art than cutting and pasting paper. From his obsessive stockpiling of found and vintage papers to his keen ability to highlight specific or overlooked aspects of those materials, such as bar codes or patterns, Lamarche has a unique talent for collage and a clever approach to the medium that is […]

Kenny Scharf Mural on Houston & Bowery Completed

Completed just in time for the city’s art lovers to view before they embark for Miami, Kenny Scharf’s mural is up on the wall where his close friend and collaborator Keith Haring famously had his.  Once a space where Deitch Projects artists shared their art with the public, it is now curated by Kathy Grayson of The Hole (where Scharf is currently exhibiting).  The piece features the artist’s crowded colorful cast of characters all squeezed in tight.  See it before you take off for Basel, […]