The Smithsonian Institution hasÂ always beenÂ considered one of most prestigious museums in the world.Â It houses some amazing worksÂ including the “Portraits of America’s Presidents.” So,Â what’s a more fitting way to kick off the inauguration weekend than with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery unveiling and inducting Shepard Fairey’s symbolic “Hope” image of Barack Obama. (previously announced here.) AM was invited to come along all-accessÂ and document the historic unveiling ceremony. The elegant brunch reception in the Smithsonian courtyard preceded the unveiling as Shepard mingled with the “who’s who” that […]
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 […]
James Marshall, aka Dalek, is known for brightly colored, superflat paintings consisting of his signature Space Monkeys. But since his 2007 show at New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery, entitled Desperate, Rejected and Angry, the military brat and once graffiti artist has been pushing the boundaries of his style, becoming more and more geometric and abstract. AM chatted with Marshall recently about British science fiction, art fairs and beyond. Read the interview after the jump.
AM is on-site at Manifest Hope DC and it is getting hectic at the gallery. It’s midnight here and the crew of over 30 volunteers are now running on Red Bull and Red Stripe. We are at ground zero of this awesomeÂ show andÂ only a few days before the show goes live. With giant installations under construction from Mike Murphy and Kelly Towles, the place is abuzz with power-saws and drills. The other part of the crew is busy unpacking the never ending stream of boxes […]
One of the worst kept secrets in the “fine art world is about to be revealed at Jonathan Levine Gallery this Saturday. As previously teased (here), James Jean will be opening his uber anticipated show Kindling in New York City. The critically acclaimed and accomplished illustrator is finally making his “fine art” premier and we brought you a little peek of this upcoming monster. James was gracious enough to provide AM an interview for you readers. JJ spoke about the show: Kindling, his work on […]
Gary “Danger” Baseman has landed in Tel-Aviv in preparation for the January 8th opening of his latest solo exhibition at Israel’s Urbanix Gallery. (previously teased). The trip to the Middle East isn’t merely to attend the opening of The Sacrificing of The Cake, but also to participate in the lectures at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and also to conduct hands-on workshops for the students (1/13). Gary will also be conducting a live painting sessions at Ozen Bar (1/17). Prior to […]
It’s the end of December and you’re still hungry after your holiday feasts? Well we’re glad that you’ve saved room for Second Helpings! The staff at AM has selected some of the best stories of the month that you should not miss. Get served after the jump.
Thanks for the nice response to our Eric Fortune article earlier this month. Continuing with our Creative Process feature, the next artist we bring you is – Tin. This particular example is called “Amish Girl Gone Wild” and was painted specifically for this article.Â Hear him talk a little about how he develops a painting from concept to completion…after the jump.
David Choe posted up some images on his blog that showed some of the creative process behind his Choegal figure that he recently released. He included a painting that Choegal was apparently based on as well as progress shots of the sculpt, various faces, etc…Â Check out the photo set after the jump.
What do you get when one of the biggest collectors of this genre, Mark Parker (Nike), fully funds an artist like Scott Radke to create a commission? A masterpiece! Check out this complex set of sculptures by Radke done over a 4 month period. Stunning… and not small either, the sculptures range from 21″ to 53″. We talked to Scott a little bit about his process of working through this commission… Interview after the jump.
One of the features that AM will be working on is what we will call the “Collector Focus” articles where we will take a closer look atÂ certain peoples’ collections.Â As many of our readers are collectors themselves, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some notable pieces in more detail for your enjoyment. First up is one of Amy Sol’sÂ most recognizable pieces – “Peach, Yoshi & Subcon the land of dreams.” This amazing painting was exhibited at the “8-bit” show (video game themed) in […]
An artist you will be hearing more of in the future, Eric Fortune, has sent us some progression images of his latest piece “A Want To Believe.” Eric has a career in illustration but seems to be making a transition into the gallery scene with shows coming up at Ad Hoc Gallery, Cerasoli-LeBasse, and Roq La Rue. We love his elegant composition, delicate poses, and rendered lighting that seem to make his paintings glow. This will be the first of a series of “creative process” […]