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FriendsWithYou – “We Are FriendsWithYou” Book Signing @ MOCA Grand Ave

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 31, FriendsWithYou celebrated the release of their We Are FriendsWithYou book, published by Rizzoli. The live signing event happened in their hometown of Los Angeles, at MOCA Grand Ave, with fans and friends of all ages. Before even arriving at the museum, music created by Money Mark could be heard as you walked to the courtyard. His recorded tunes and live accompaniment were a perfect complement to the whimsical and happy scene created by the duo. This included a […]
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Preview: “Banksy: the Unauthorised Retrospective” @ Sotheby’s (London)

Sotheby’s teamed up with Banksy’s, former agent Steve Lazarides from Lazarides gallery, in order to set up an unauthorized retrospective exhibition of works by the internationally renowned artist. Even admitting that the artist would “hate” this show, the gallerist and the curator of the show chose mostly works from the period when they worked together, which will all be available for sale, priced between £4,000 and £500,000..  Fans of elusive British artist will have a chance to see some of his most iconic works in person including sculptures, crude oil paintings, […]
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Previews: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Next Thursday (June 12th), Joshua Liner Gallery in New York will be opening a show from Thomas Campbell, his first with the gallery. Featuring painting, sculpture, original bronzes, and hand sewn works, Ampersand will let the California-based artist further explore the use of the gourd and its symbolism throughout his visual language. He states: “I feel there is a natural correlation between what I do and what I draw, [my drawings have] similar lines to the structure of gourds. I have been really drawn to them […]
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Openings: Scott Hove – “Master of Rapacity” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Last weekend, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco opened a new show from Scott Hove entitled Master of Rapacity. Featuring his signature faux cake sculptural works, the exhibition was thematically based on what one would see in the house of a corporate bigwig’s house. Hove states: “America is currently undergoing a very decisive and quiet transition to corporate oligarchy, the government becoming more and more acquiescent to corporate policy. Corporate policy is by nature rapacious, and could not give a fuck about nature or your feelings. […]
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Showing: Aurel Schmidt & Pierre Molinier @ M+B Gallery

Last week, AM stopped by M+B Gallery in Beverly Hills to check out the current show featuring work from Aurel Schmidt and the late Pierre Molinier. The unexpected pairing actually worked out quite nicely thematically combining Schmidt’s exquisite, twisted, and creative drawings of human anatomy with the French artist’s erotic photomontages. Head over before it closes on June 21st to see it yourself if you are in the Los Angeles area – it will be worth your time. Some installation shots via the gallery. Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
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Previews: Kazuki Takamatsu – “Spiral of Emotions” @ CHG Circa

On the 21st of June, CHG Circa in Culver City will be hosting the opening of a new show (see 2013) from Kazuki Takamatsu entitled Spiral of Emotions. Using a combination of digital and more traditional mediums, the ghostly portraits are created with depth map techniques and a layering process. The x-ray like paintings features adolescents and children, textured in graduated spirals, oftentimes juxtaposed against symbols death and violence – his portrayal of the youth or “lost generation” in Japan. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kazuki Takamatsu here.
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Showing: Lucien Smith – “Tigris” @ Skarstedt Gallery

Currently at the Upper East Side location (20 East 79th Street) of Skarstedt Gallery in New York, a new body of work from Lucien Smith is on display through June 27th. Collectively entitled Tigris, the 11 large-scale paintings are part of a new series of paintings inspired by on of the first work of art that he can recall, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, an image of which hung in the wall of his classroom. The title reflects both the ancient body of water, and […]
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Previews: Andy Kehoe – “Inner Mystic” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night (June 5th), Roq La Rue in Seattle will be opening a solo show from Andy Kehoe entitled Inner Mystic. The paintings as well as some of the more sculptural & dimensional pieces he has been working on of late all feature his signature autumn hues, and see his woodland creatures continue their adventures whether they be by the light of day or by moonlight. He describes his new series by saying “I love creating a world steeped in mystery and mysticism, and it’s really up […]
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Showing: “G I R L” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Currently at the Paris branch of Galerie Perrotin, a group exhibition curated by Pharrell Williams will be on display through June 25th. Entitled G I R L, the show is not the first collaborative project between the singer-songwriter and gallery (also see 2009). A lengthy and diverse list of participating artists include Marina Abramovic & Ulay, Chiho Aoshima, Daniel Arsham, Valérie Belin, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Tracey Emin, Daniel Firman, Gelitin, Guerrilla Girls, Laurent Grasso, Gregor Hildebrandt, JR, Alex Katz, KAWS, Bharti Kher, Klara Kristalova, Mr., Guy Limone, Annette […]
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Interviews: Mike Maxwell – ‘The Span Of My Attention’ @ Nowheresville Gallery

Chances are, you probably know of Mike Maxwell not just for his own art, but also the series of podcasts he releases called Live Free, where he interviews artists and broadcasts the results. The San Diego native is now finalizing the details for his solo exhibition in San Francisco at Nowheresville Gallery entitled The Span Of My Attention, which opens on Saturday June 7th. We thought it was time to even the balance a little a put some questions to Mike ourselves. Read on for our […]