While in the UK, AM made a special visit to the Serpentine Gallery to get an exclusive viewing of â€œPopeye Series, Jeff Koons first major exhibition in London. The show is a sort of a retrospective in the sense that it contains a select range of artwork and sculptures from 2002 – 2009. The main focus are his classic Popeye canvases. Utilizing his signature art-historical references, he created a series of artwork around Popeye, a mild manner sailor that represented the ideals of the everyday […]
ABOVE (interviewed) continues his trip throughout Europe with a stop in Berlin, Germany, making his mark on the Berlin Wall a little over 20 years after Ronald Regan made his historic speech at Brandenburg Gate stating, “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Detailed photos and a video of ABOVE’s massive word/play piece and how he marked the anniversary of the bridge to this divide after the jump…
After his amazing debutÂ Los Angeles solo show, Israeli street artist Know Hope made his way over to the Big Apple and worked a pretty sick street mural at the Hotel Chelsea that was commissioned by No Longer Empty. Luckily for us, all the action was caught on the time-lapse video above. Discuss Know Hope here.
We recently came across the mind blowingly detailed charcoal work of Robert LongoÂ whichÂ led us to do a little digging to see what’s goingÂ on with this talented and renowned artist.Â His twenty year retrospective (1979-2009) show at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary ArtÂ in Nice, France just opened last month and will be showing until the end of November.Â Not sure exactly which works were included but our vote would have been for some of his newest work this year from the YingXiong (Heroes) series, an example […]
EnjoyÂ AM’s fresh new feature, where we bring you the best of this week’s openings from across the globe. Andrew Hosner of Sour Harvest has been putting together recommended openings for the Los Angeles area for almost six years now on his full-time site and has joined the AM teamÂ to expand these listings globally. Be sure to check out his site for a much more in-depth guide to Los Angeles openings. Get a full overview of shows in LA, SF, NYC, Greater Europe, Canada and more […]
People that have visited New York in the last year may remember seeing the Keith Haring day-glo mural recreated on the corner of Houston and Bowery in honor of the artist’s 50th birthday. Earlier this week, word circulated that the mural had been whited-out. But what was at first sad news has turned out to be good news. Guess which pair of street art twins (hint: They’re from Brazil) have stepped up and are already working this iconic spot? None other than Os Gemeos! Fresh […]
Andy Warhol – Michael Jackson (1984) As perhaps one of the most famous men alive during the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond, Michael Jackson transcended just music.Â He became a part of our culture at large and became a figure in visual arts.Â While there will be much more art coming soon in memorial of his life and as the countless Michael Jackson news, tributes and articles continue to inundate the media, let’s take a look back at some of those most […]
Brian Adam Douglas aka Elbow-Toe has been busy since we last caught up with him at his Los Angeles solo show. Pasting up his hand-painted woodcut paper pieces and dropping some poetry in London’s hottest spots, he’s reminding our friends across the pond that there’s more to street art than just stencils and graffiti. We’ll show you photos from the three person show he opened with Swoon (interviewed) and Matt Small (interviewed) last weekend later, but first, we bring you an interview with Elbow-Toe and […]
On the eve of Word to Mother’s US debut, AM swung by FIFTY24SF to interview the London-based artist. Â WTM was kind enough to give a walkthrough of his show, breaking down his creative process, inspirations and the histories of some various pieces. Â As an added bonus, WTM signed a few special items for AM readers, more info and a full walk-through after the jump.
The first month of Summer brought an artisticÂ heat wave. It was hard, even for us, to cover all the massive events occurringÂ across the the world. Check out this edition of Second Helpings as AM selectsÂ some of the best stories of the month for you to chew on. Get served after the jump.
AM had the pleasure of interviewing Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper as they celebrated the launch of their amazing book “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” at Black Rat PressÂ (covered). Â Despite an initial print run of just a few thousand back in 1984, “Subway Art” has become a true phenomenon with countless reprints that have inspired thousands of artists and fans around the world. Check out the interview and get a chance to win a signed copy of “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” after the jump.
Yesterday’s Contemporary Day Sale (previewed) at Sotheby’s in London only had a few lots that AM was closely watching, but the results are a good sign for the overall market. In particular, Faile received a much needed boost with their large canvas “New York City 02” (Lot # 169) selling right in the middle of the estimate for 49,250 GBP and the smaller “NYC Butterfly Girl” on wood (Lot # 168) selling for 16,250 GBP, well over the 12,000 GBP high estimate. Faile has not […]