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Preview/Interviews: Mark Dean Veca @ UAG – UCSD

One of the exhibitions we have been looking forward to this month is Mark Dean Veca’s “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” (teased) at the University Art Gallery at UC San Diego opening tomorrow, Jan 29th, 6 – 8:30 pm. His psychadelic and organic style is unique and has often been described as a mixture of pop culture imagery and 18th Century French “Toile de Jouy” style patterns. As relatively new fans of his, we were particularly interested in learning more about his work as this […]

Stephen Sprouse – Artist and Designer

The Louis Vuitton flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City recently received the Stephen Sprouse treatment. The window displays feature neon light installations of Sprouse;s trademark Rose motif to showcase the launch of the brand’s Spring 2009 collection which pays homage to the late fashion designer and artist. Sprouse’s neon Day-Glo Roses really pop against the the subtle pattern of the location’s Takashi Murakami x Vuitton Multicolore wrap treatment (previously covered). Sprouse is best known for his Day-Glo bright, graffiti-printed, street influenced fashion […]

Openings: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Know Hope’s show (previewed) at Ad Hoc Art opened last weekend in NY to a pretty good crowd.  As with most of his shows, the centerpiece was an installation, vividly bringing to life the imagery of his art.  His well-known grappling and intertwined characters were again the stars in this body of work that seemed to have a seafaring theme. See more pics after the jump.

Andrew Schoultz & AJ Fosik @ Space 1026

Andrew Schoultz and AJ Fosik opened up a pretty amazing show full of complex installations last weekend at Space 1026 in Philadelphia. We have never really envisioned their work interacting but the kinetic energy of Schoultz’s frenzied imagery blends nicely with the sculpts of Fosik’s beasts and folklore – perhaps it’s the complementary color palettes. Not to mention, the cryptic letterings of Fosik combines with Schoultz’s penchant for incorporating the symbolism of U.S. currency to form a body of work that hints of conspiracies and […]

Process: Manifest Hope DC – Mike Murphy

What a difference a day makes… Well, another 24 hours later and the Manifest Hope DC show is beginning to take shape! What caught our eye during the madness are the installation and works by on site artist Mike Murphy. He has more than a few significant pieces for this show and a crew of over 15 assistants working to get these beauties ready for the opening. Mike was gracious enough to give us a quick overview of the his major pieces. Continue reading after […]

Openings: James Jean “Kindling” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Last night, Jonathan Levine hosted an exclusive friends and family viewing of James Jean’s Kindling. The Chelsea gallery was filled from the opening minutes with many New York art notables including: Susan Sarandon, Eric White, David Choe, Jonathan Viner, Esao Andrew, Travis Louie, and Molly Crabapple. The stunning show was a visual mix of abstract, illustrative, and an “east meets west” fusion of artistic ingenuity. With most pieces gobbled up before the doors even opened, there was little doubt in the minds of many that […]

Takashi Murakami Retrospective @ MMK Frankfurt

AM has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.  Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospective for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media – painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see that some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]

Vuitton x Murakami Installation: Multicolore “Wrapped”

Winter is a time to see some of the most beautiful lights and installations designed to spread some holiday cheer and attract the eyes of would be shoppers. So, what’s so special about the new installation at Louis Vuitton’s NYC store on 5th Ave? One word: Multicolore. The world renowned Takashi Murakami has once again joined forces with Louis Vuitton to “wrap” the prominent flagship store with its signature “33 colors” for the holiday season! Following the successful collaboration between Murakami x Louis Vuitton earlier […]

Conor Harrington @ The New Art Gallery Walsall

Conor Harrington recently posted up images of the monstrous 16 x 85 feet wall he painted for the “Outsiders” show at The New Art Gallery Walsall. This work, which took Conor only nine days to finish, includes images of soldiers, a bull, a duke, a bishop and a Blood and is aptly entitled “The Masters of the Universe.”  We don’t think it’s removable so we hope this is never painted over. More detailed photos after the jump.

Setup: Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum and Poe

Continuing with our coverage of Yoshitomo Nara’s upcoming show (teased) at Blum & Poe on December 20th, AM has received two new images of the Japanese artist’s temporary studio in LA. From the looks of it, Nara is planning another large-scale installation along the lines of the Yoshitomo Nara + Graf exhibitions of the last few years. In these shows, Nara teamed up with Japanese design firm Graf to construct structures in which Nara displays his paintings and drawings of mischievous girls and exclamatory slogans […]