“I love this stuff (art)! It’s like being pornstar when you’re a porn addict!” – Ron English. A few weeks ago we brought you the opening of Ron English’s first UK solo, “Lazarus Rising.” Now AM brings you an exclusive behind the scenes look at this spectacular show from Ron’s Popaganda headquarters in Jersey City. A week before Ron was about to ship this stunning body of work to London, we were invited to his studio where we got to see the various techniques and […]
Krista Huot will be showing her newest work in “Quiet Storm,” a group show that will also feature the work of Scott Campbell, ghostpatrol and Roland Tamayo. You can catch the opening of “Quiet Storm” at Gallery 1988: Los Angeles, on Tuesday, May 26th, from 7-10 PM. The last time we saw new work from Krista was back in March when she was part of Gallery 1988: San Francisco’s group show “Sweet Surrender“. Since then, we’ve kept in touch with Krista and are happy to […]
As we previously covered, Mark Brown’s debut solo The Lost MacGuffin opened up at Gallery 1988 LA with much anticipation and it lived up to the hype. Luckily AM caught up with the busy artist after the opening for his first ever interview to discuss MacGuffin, his artistic style/influences, G.I. JOE characters fighting R2-D2 and of course The Beastmaster. Read the interview after the jump…
On a recent road trip to the Bay Area, AM took the opportunity to visit the studio of Brendan Monroe (interviewed) that he shares with Evah Fan.Â Although Brendan was only in the early stages of preparing for his next solo show at Richard Heller Gallery, there were still many items of interest to discuss and see. Brendan walked us through his woodworking area, showed us various in-progress sculptures, enlightened us a little about his mixed-media technique and even showed us their vegetable garden.Â Surrounded by the […]
As part of our continuing coverage of Jeff Soto in London, AM went to check out what Jeff was up to on the day of his opening at StolenSpace where we found him in nearby Corbet Place putting up his second piece on the streets. He’d started off blocking the piece out the day before and we were there to capture a few images of the work as it went up. Take a look at all of the pictures of this plus three more unseen […]
David B. Smith (interviewed) took time recently to visit Josh Keyes in his studio to check out the progress for his upcoming show “Sprout” (teased). David sent over some images for us to share with our readers and informed us that there will be about 10-15 paintings along with some new limited editions released. Since his many fans, including ourselves, loved his last body of work, expectations are high for this show opening May 30th at the David B. Smith Gallery. Judging from the initial […]
Continuing AM’s tour of Hong Kong, we made a stop at the Art Hong Kong International Art Fair. This vanguard Asian fair brings together top notch exhibitors from over 110 galleries. Much like our visits toÂ Basel Miami and Armory NYC, in Hong Kong we experienced and saw work from some of theÂ best talents in the art world. It was exciting to have such a collection of premium artwork centralized in one place. Check out all our exclusive coverage after the jump.
Last night, AM was lucky enough to be on hand to experience Jose Parla’s latest body of work Reading Through Seeing (previewed) which opened in Hong Kong at Oos Botos Gallery. Parla’s much anticipated return to Asia didn’t disappoint as he produced a gorgeous body of work on a variety of mediums: canvas, wood, ceramic and paper. Parla blurs the line between contemporary and urban art through a hybrid technique derived from his signature calligraphic style and gritty street influence. Many of Parla’s pieces reflect […]
AM spent some more time with Jeff Soto (interviewed) as he was preparing for his upcoming solo at StolenSpace (previewed) this week. We were on hand to take pictures of the first ofÂ his street pieces in London. Soto was a graffiti writer back in the day around the Los Angeles and Riverside area before he concentrated on his endeavors in the studio and hadn’t taken to the streets in almost 10 years. Based on the quality of this piece, we certainly think he should get […]
Unperturbed by the theft of the first spinning prayer wheel (close-up feature) they placed in Williamsburg last month, Brooklyn based collective Faile have again installed another one of their beautiful, hand-carved prayer wheels in New York.Â With these prayer wheels selling for upwards of $20k at Faileâ€™s â€œLost in Glimmering Shadowsâ€ (covered) show last year, this awesome street piece probably won’t last for long. Check out the video of the prayer wheel “spinning” as well detailed photos of the piece after the jump.
We heard a rumor that the economy is not well and the art market is hurting. Apparently, the folks attending Sothebyâ€™s Contemporary Day auction donâ€™t agree. Today’s sale yielded solid results, with 337 lots pulling in over 21.5 million USD. Among the amazing lineup of artists, such as Warhol, Basquiat, Kippenberger and Cy Twombly, AM noted the inclusion of two iconic names from the “Urban Art” genre: Shepard Fairey and Banksy. More after the jump…
Jeff Soto makes his United Kingdom debut this week with his solo show entitled “The Inland Empire” (teased) opening Thursday, May 14th, at Stolenspace. AM caught up with Soto ahead of the show to try and understand how the show came together, the symbolism and meaning behind his new work and how fatherhood has changed his career as an artist. Read the entire interview and see some sneak peeks of the work after the jump. Note: The interview contains use of strong language.