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Damien Hirst x Gagosian: Spot Challenge – “Hypothalamus Acetone Powder” Print

It’s finally here. After almost a year since AM took on Damien Hirst’s Spot Challenge and ran the gauntlet of 11 galleries around the globe, the reward has arrived for the 128 participants who completed the trip around the world. Entitled Hypothalamus Acetone Powder (can anyone explain what this substance is?), this massive silk-screened print measures 59 x 53 inches and is an amazing example of the British artist’s “Spot” artwork. Consisting of 420 uniquely colored one inch dots, this piece required a mind-boggling four hundred and twenty […]

Video: Dennis Hopper on Art

In this short from 2007, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection.   Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes featuring such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.  Enjoy!
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Donald Fisher (1928 – September 27, 2009)

Having lived a full life we all would aspire to living, Donald Fisher passed away in San Francisco at the age of 81, after a battle with cancer.  Along with his wife, Doris, Fisher founded and built The Gap from a single store into a clothing empire.  He graduated in 1950 from UC Berkeley, where he was a star swimmer and water polo player.  Philanthropy was important to him and he was involved in the Bay Area United Way and founded the KIPP (Knowledge is […]

Releases/Collector’s Focus: Audrey Kawasaki – “Saying Goodbye”

Audrey Kawasaki is releasing a limited edition print from her most recent show in Japan (covered) today. This amazing image titled: “Saying Goodbye” will be available today (8/22) at 3pm PST on Audrey’s website here. The edition size is a scarce 200 and will be available with or without the premium frame. The print measures 18″x22″ with a price of $220 (unframed) and $480 (framed). As with all of Audrey’s print releases you must first register on her site to be eligible to purchase this […]

Releases/Collector Focus: Disintegration – Luke Chueh

Gallery 1988 LA announced their latest print with Luke Chueh (teased) featuring his “Disintegration” image. Fans who missed out when the painting was first printed as a giclee on canvas last year (limited to 25 pieces) now have the chance to adorn their wall with this great image. Measuring a whopping 25″ x 33″, the giclee print on archival paper is the largest print ever produced by Luke Chueh. The print is an edition of 100, is hand signed and numbered, and will go on […]
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Collector Focus: Amy Sol’s “Peach, Yoshi & Subcon the land of dreams”

One of the features that AM will be working on is what we will call the “Collector Focus” articles where we will take a closer look at certain peoples’ collections.  As many of our readers are collectors themselves, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some notable pieces in more detail for your enjoyment. First up is one of Amy Sol’s most recognizable pieces – “Peach, Yoshi & Subcon the land of dreams.” This amazing painting was exhibited at the “8-bit” show (video game themed) in […]