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Previews: ‘Made in China’ @ Ian Ross Gallery

Made in China is a group show with a difference. Within it, you’ll see work from the likes of D Young V, Akira Beard, Jessica Hess (pictured above), Ernesto Yerena and Eddie Colla amongst others. You’ll also see counterfeit reproductions of the artworks presented alongside the original pieces. Curator Eddie Colla invited a group of artists to create a painting each and then sent photos of all the work to a Chinese factory to be reproduced by artists who make copies of Monets and Picassos […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Pizza Party!” Prints

Later today (3:00 PST), David Choe (featured) will be releasing a series of pizza inspired prints from Trapeze Editions. Sized at 22″ x 28″ and costing $149, the images are rendered with Choe’s signature watercolor technique and will come in three variants – the Loaded Edition of 187, the Pepperoni Edition of 23, and the Cheese Edition of 7. The lower run versions will be randomly mailed in place of the Loaded Edition and not only that, Choe will paint random extra pepperonis on the first couple of […]
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Openings: Risk – “Metallic Tissue” @ Fabien Castanier

Over the weekend, Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles hosted an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval (interviewed) curated by Roger Gastman. Drawing from a career spanning over 30 years, the legendary hometown graffiti artist has created a diverse body of work collectively entitled Metallic Tissue. The show highlights his versatility with various mediums and styles, attesting to how far his artform has expanded and evolved since his pioneering days of getting up on freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed the “heavens.” Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss RISK […]
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Releases: How & Nosm Mono Silkscreens from Pace Prints

Spanish-born, German-raised and New York City based identical twin brothers How & Nosm (Raoul and Davide Perre), have been spending most of the last three months doing a residency at Watanabe Press in Brooklyn, working on big project with Pace Prints. During this period, they created a new series of hand painted mono silkscreens for a show that’s scheduled for spring 2014. By using their recognizable red, black and white color palette, with a small touch of pink, the brothers created heavily hand-painted works on paper […]
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Streets: ESPO (Copenhagen) – Part 1

It looks like ESPO (featured) is back in Copenhagen (see 2011) for an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You. Along with this event presented by V1 Gallery and held at (Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Nyhavn 2. Copenhagen K – Denmark) on November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Steve Powers is also in town to paint a new large-scale mural in front of the U.S. Embassy. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
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Openings: KAWS @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

Continuing his spate of strong showings recently, KAWS opened one of two shows over the weekend in New York at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. For this space, the Brooklyn-based artist created three new wooden sculptures, over eighteen feet high, in a style first seen in Switzerland for a showing for Basel week. These three monumental wooden companions were displayed along with three eight foot tondos. We’ll have photos for you soon from the other showing at Galerie Perrotin, but for now, enjoy more photos below […]
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Rewind: Oct 13 – Nov 3

The end of this week brings another Rewind feature here on AM where we bring you art-related videos that may interest you. Leading things off is a closer at the recent mural painted by José Parlá at the James B. Hunt Library at the North Carolina State University. For those intrigued by the photos we shared with you back in July, make sure you watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based artist as he explains his thoughts behind the project making use of his urban calligraphic technique. Bumblebee […]
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Overtime: Oct 28 – Nov 3

More stories from the week that ended Nov 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Space Invader reportedly arrested in NY for putting up street work (as shown above). RIP: Arthur C. Danto dies at the age of 89. RIP: Karin Higa, who died at 47 due to cancer. Dutch museums have identified 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era. Max Stern’s heirs announced the recovery of a painting he lost 76 years ago, but they lose two others. 1,300 […]
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Openings: Hush – “Fatales” @ The Outsiders

After completing a high profile project working on the interiors of TAO a the Maritime Hotel in New York, Hush (interviewed) returned to the UK to open a solo at The Outsiders in London. Fatales features paintings and sketches from the Newcastle-based artist rendered in a style familiar to fans of the Hush melding Eastern & Western influences. Attendees were also able to enjoy one of the walls of the space, covered with a mural created in a aesthetic similar to the portraiture work in the show. Photos via the […]
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Openings: Galerie Perrotin – “Art Carnival Park” @ Russian Tea Room

In anticipation for the second exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York outpost, we bring you an inside look at the art party of the year (thus far). After the grand opening of the exhibition with Paola Pivi, a list of the who’s who in the New York art scene arrived last month at the Russian Tea Room for a special Art Carnival Park. Emmanuel Perrotin, known for throwing some of the most creative and festive events, transformed the famed venue into an incredible state fair […]