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Preview: Inaugural Show @ David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery (interviewed) will be putting on his inaugural show this Saturday, Jan 24th in Denver with some of his artists – Emil Alzamora, Ala Ebtekar, Gregory Euclide, Amir H. Fallah, Josh Keyes, Kris Lewis, Kristen Schiele, Jason Thielke & Oliver Vernon. A pretty nice group to start out with… Stop by if you are in the area as the artists Josh, Gregory, and Jason will be in attendance at the opening, and they will also be distributing their 2009 catalogue complimentary to […]

Preview: ART LA 2009

This Friday marks the opening of ART LA 2009, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, featuring a lineup of sixty emerging and blue-chip galleries. Taking place at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, the galleries being exhibited represent a wide sampling of today’s contemporary art scene. Half of the exhibitors are based locally, highlighting what’s hot in Los Angeles, and the other half are from the rest of the United States and abroad, providing insight into the trends and influences present in […]

Seen on the Streets: C215 & Bruno Leyval

Intrepid photographer Romanywg recently captured photos of hardworking french street artists C215 and Bruno Leyval getting up near the Cargo Club in London’s East End. They worked on adjacent walls painting & stenciling some amazing Tibetan scene murals. In progress pics as well as shots of the completed walls after the jump.

Stephen Sprouse – Artist and Designer

The Louis Vuitton flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City recently received the Stephen Sprouse treatment. The window displays feature neon light installations of Sprouse;s trademark Rose motif to showcase the launch of the brand’s Spring 2009 collection which pays homage to the late fashion designer and artist. Sprouse’s neon Day-Glo Roses really pop against the the subtle pattern of the location’s Takashi Murakami x Vuitton Multicolore wrap treatment (previously covered). Sprouse is best known for his Day-Glo bright, graffiti-printed, street influenced fashion […]

Preview: Movers & Shakers @ POVevolving

Our friend, fellow Baby Tattooville attendee, and collector extraordinaire, Gino Joukar, has send us some preview pics for “Movers & Shakers,” a group show that will be his first as a curator.  The list of artists participating is impressive, no doubt all who have found themselves part of Gino’s vast personal collection at some point.  Artists include Amy Sol (seen above), Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Brandi Milne, Brian Despain, Damon Soule, Dave Cooper, David Horvath, Doktor A, Ekundayo, Eric Fortune, Eric Joyner, Eric White, Jeff […]

Preview: Nobody Walks in LA @ Master Art (Spain)

“Nobody walks in LA” is a show that will be exposing some Los Angeles based emerging artists to the Barcelona art scene put together by our friends over at Daily Dujour and Tina Ziegler from Atticus Gallery BCN. Artists include Amanda Visell, Derek Albeck, Edwin Ushiro, Jack Long, Jeremy Lynch, Joe Ledbetter, KMNDZ, Mike Shinoda, Nate Frizzell, Nathan Ota, Randy Noborikawa, Scott Belcastro, Tessar Lo (seen above), Tiffany Liu, Tom Haubrick, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Take a look at the full list of artists after the […]

Andy Warhol @ Nassau County Museum of Art

The Nassau County Museum of Art opened an exhibition yesterday of Andy Warhol screenprints. The show runs through May 26 showcasing some of Warhol’s classic pop subjects including Marilyn Monroe, Mao Tse-Tung, Superman, Campbell Soup Cans, Dollar Signs and Martha Graham/The Kick. Plenty of time left to plan a day trip from New York City if you are in the area… Via Artdaily.

Vladamir Putin – 1.1 Million

Is this the ultimate celebrity art? Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin´s painting sold for $1.1 million at a charity auction recently, making it the most expensive painting ever sold in Russia. He supposedly only spent 20 minutes on it and had an artist paint in the rest. Russian celebrities were each given a letter of the alphabet as a theme and Putin received the Russian letter “u,” for “uzor” (pattern). Ironically as reported, he painted it just days before Russia turned off Europe’s gas supply […]

Openings: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Know Hope’s show (previewed) at Ad Hoc Art opened last weekend in NY to a pretty good crowd.  As with most of his shows, the centerpiece was an installation, vividly bringing to life the imagery of his art.  His well-known grappling and intertwined characters were again the stars in this body of work that seemed to have a seafaring theme. See more pics after the jump.

Teaser: Luke Chueh @ Corey Helford

Luke Chueh will be back in March with his first solo show for 2009 at Corey Helford Gallery.  His show entitled “From Light Cometh Darkness” will feature over 20 new paintings and drawings that will no doubt include some of his bears in various dark, comical, depressing, or satirical situations.  His friend Thomas Han will be showing concurrently in Corey Helford’s loft area. Discuss Luke Chueh here.