When one thinks of Michael Lau, one thinks of the “godfather of vinyl” or the originator of the “art toy.”Â Without his innovation and hard work long ago, we would not have many of the art-related figures and projects we cover and collect from artists we love today.Â His epic show “Gardener 10th” opening at De La Barracuda tonight not only chronicles the 10 year history of his “Gardener” line but will also have much of the related artwork and sketches on display (and of […]
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A pretty major exhibition, “Pop Life,” is opening this week (October 1st) at the Tate Modern. The exhibition will take Andy Warhol’s famous quote “good business is the best art” as its slogan and re-examine how Warhol and legacy of “Pop Art” has influenced artists in the ways they harnass mass media to promote and create an image for themselves. Among the artists represented will be Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst (video of his search for identical twins for this exhibition after the jump), […]
Here’s a little behind the scenes look into JR’s preparation for his latest project: “Women Are Heroes” which is already in progress as he “re-does” structures in Paris in his signature bold fashion. This new project which officially opens Oct 3rd will coincide with the art festival Nuit Blanche in Paris (“All Nighter” in French) – an annual cultural event where all the museums and art spaces are open during one night and artists redecorate the city. It’s amazing to see the scale that JR […]
Barry McGee has been busy this month.Â Not only was he in France for his massive install at the Biennale de Lyon and opening a solo show in Rome at Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Mr. Pimple also found time to participate in the anniversary show at the Pasadena Armory. Â The Armory commissioned 20 artists to celebrate its 20 years of exhibition history with installations both inside the Armory and at different sites in Pasadena. Take a look at photos McGee’s contribution after the jump…
Los Angeles based fine artist Mike Stilkey will be having a solo exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, CO, this coming Friday, September 18th, from 7-10pm with Stilkey in attendance at the opening reception. This is Stilkey’s first solo show with this gallery and the artist will have 20 new pieces, including book sculptures and paintings, and he will also be creating an impressive on-site installation. Read on after the jump for a brief interview with the artist as he was in the […]
On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending the private viewing of D*Face’s debut U.S. solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Following the sneak preview we got from interviewing him and visiting his studio in London, it was hard to sit still and wait for the curtains to come up to enjoy the full body of work and installations. Opening alongside of Mark Dean Veca (more on that later), there were plenty of peers in attendance – Kaws, Stash, Eric Haze, to name a few. […]
Park Life in SF will be presenting a truly collaborative show on Friday night between artists Andrew Schoultz (seen above – right), Chris Ballantyne, and Mark Mulroney. The artists will be working on murals as well as present some collaborative paintings for the show. Check out a couple more setup pics from the other artists after the jump…
Sixeart opened his debut solo show in Sao PauloÂ at ROJO artspace POP last Tuesday, August 11th. The fantastic exhibit, entitled “SueÃ±an las gallinas con ser humanas” (inÂ English:Â “The hens dream about being human”), showcases thirteen brand new works on paper and aÂ colorfulÂ installation featuring his trademark characters, geometric shapes andÂ mysterious numerals, allÂ stabbed with wooden arrows.Â TheÂ Barcelona native, who has painted on the streets sinceÂ the 1980s,Â enjoysÂ a successful fine art careerÂ in Spain. He achieved international recognition in 2008 when he joined fellowÂ artists Blu,Â Faile, JR, Nunca and Os Gemeos in painting […]
Yesterday, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shawn Barber as he was putting on the final touches of his solo show “Tattooed Portraits: Snapshots” at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery (teased). Shawn’s still life paintings and overall representation of tattoo culture look even more impressive in person. The show opens tonight, Saturday the 15th, and we for one can’t wait to check it out in it’s entirety. Process and installation pics after the jump.
Richmond’s Virgina Museum of Fine Arts is currently undergoing an expansion, scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2010. As part of that transformation, the VMFA has asked AM favorite Ryan McGinness (who last showed at Deitch) to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork based on the museum’s collection to greet visitors upon entering the museum.Â Watch the above video to see a hard-hatted McGinness visit his work’s future home and discuss the ambitious project with VMFA curator John Ravenal.