“But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.” – Molly Haskell Before heading off to enjoy your Valentine’s Day festivities, take a moment to get into the spirit of love with some art centered around this day of expression, after the jump.
Category Archives: Videos
Video of Shepard discussing the possible motives behind his arrest. When AM broke the news of Shepard Fairey’s arrestÂ last week (here), we couldn’t help but ask the question: With warrants outstanding for weeks, how come Shepard was not arrested at City Hall while attending a very public unveiling with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino? We posed the question for you readers to ponder the motives*** and left the rest to Shep & his legal team. That is until Wooster Collective posted aÂ very revealing article (here)Â through the […]
We are sure you all remember this video from a while back where Paris Hilton endorses Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) work. The Australian artist, who opened a show last week, apparently had time to take that encounter and paint Hilton as a superhero. Turns out she loves it… Perhaps it will end up on her walls somehow? Discuss Anthony Lister here.
Artist and designer Kaws was featured on CBS News Sunday Morning. The segment features an in-depth interview, gives an inside look at Pharrell Williams’ amazing collection, and provides an overview of Kaws’ career, past and present. In other Kaws news, fans lucky enough to receive an invitation to Kaws’ upcoming, “The Long Way Home” show (teased) at Honor Fraser received a color variant of the Kaws head that accompanied the Bounty Hunter Kaws Kun toy. Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.
Suilma Rodriguez sent us a nice video she took and edited of Yoskay Yamamoto’s Koibito’s release (covered) last month at Munky King. Since the release party, Yoskay has been busy preparing for his upcoming solo show in May. However, he still had time to work on some new customs of his Koibito figure… Pics after the jump.
If you ever wanted to learn about how the “Low Brow” art movement started, this series of videos posted by sketchv might interest you.Â Broken into 11 parts (Part 1 seen above), these videos recorded the lecture of Robert Williams at the Oakland Museum of California a couple months ago that was part of the L.A. Paint show (currently showing still).Â Although not the best quality, Williams can be heard covering a wide variety of topics as well as talk about over 60 of his […]
AMÂ has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.Â Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at theÂ Museum fÃ¼r Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospectiveÂ 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 â€“ painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see thatÂ some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]
Last night marked the opening of Yoshitomo Nara’s solo show at Blum & Poe (previewed and teased). The show features a large scale sculptural installation, and a new series of paintings and drawings focusing on Nara’s signature pastel-hued girls. At the center of the exhibition was a prairie-style wagon installation by YNG, a collaboration between Yoshitomo Nara and Japanese design firm Graf. Functioning as a makeshift studio, the wagon features works in progress, completed drawings, and everyday items hand-picked by Nara. AM was also fortunate […]
Danko Jones – King Of Magazines from Bad Taste Records on Vimeo. Baby Tattooville alum Dave Cooper and animator Nick Cross recently teamed with Canadian rock band Danko Jones to produce a music video for their song “King of Magazines.” Oddly, this is exactly the sort of video you would expect if classic Cooper characters were animated – a bouncy lush world filled with his voluptuous and lascivious women strangely pulsating to the beat. Make sure you check out this interview by Hi-Fructose about the […]
The Brooklyn Museum recently announced the launching of a new type of museum membership program that builds on the popularity and connectivity of online social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Called 1stfans, the program gives members access to the museum’s First Saturday events, where they will be able to meet and interact with other members and museum staff. Also, 1stfans will be kept up to date with museum news and events via Facebook, Twitter and email. And for the formal 1stfans launch on […]