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Valentine’s Day x Art

“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.

Banksy @ Dreweatts’ “Urban Art”

Two original works by Banksy, “No Ball Games” and “Go Flock Yourself,” will be auctioned off on February 26th at the London flagship location of Selfridges when they host “Urban Art” in conjunction with auction house Dreweatts. Banksy collectors will surely be keeping a close eye on these two lots to see how prices hold up during this global economic crisis. “No Ball Games,” measuring 91 x 91.5 cm, carries an estimate of £30,000-60,000. The similarly sized “Go Flock Yourself” is estimated to fetch between […]

Creative Process: Stella Im Hultberg

Stella Im Hultberg’s show “The Insentient World” (teased) is opening tonight at Roq La Rue showing concurrently with Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) show.  Her show will feature approximately six canvas paintings and six tea-stained paper pieces.  She took a little time out from her busy schedule to work on a creative process feature for our readers focusing on one of her canvas works (12″ x 14″) entitled “Nobody and Everyone Else.”  Take a look after the jump.

Preview: Street Crush @ AlphaBeta

Love, sex, sensuality, and the grittiness of the street are reverberating all over AlphaBeta tonight as Brooklyn Street Art prepares for their group show, “Street Crush,” opening tomorrow Friday, February 13th. The art show and party will feature new work from over 42 street artists, including Aakash Nihalani, Abe Lincoln Jr., Aiko, C. Damage, Imminent Disaster, Jef Aerosol, Jon Burgerman, Matt Siren, Poster Boy, Veng, Skewville, and Stikman. In addition to the great art, patrons will be entertained by Ellis G’s amazing chalk shadows (Seen […]

Releases/Collector Focus: Disintegration – Luke Chueh

Gallery 1988 LA announced their latest print with Luke Chueh (teased) featuring his “Disintegration” image. Fans who missed out when the painting was first printed as a giclee on canvas last year (limited to 25 pieces) now have the chance to adorn their wall with this great image. Measuring a whopping 25″ x 33″, the giclee print on archival paper is the largest print ever produced by Luke Chueh. The print is an edition of 100, is hand signed and numbered, and will go on […]

Teaser: Mars-1 @ Jonathan Levine

As you can see from the large painting in the background, Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 has some pretty amazing things planned for his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. His show “Nuclear Mystic” opening on February 21st is sure to feature his signature otherworldly landscapes, vibrant palette, and organic patterns. Image via Craola’s Blog. Discuss this show here.

Preview/Interviews: Andrew Hem @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow, Andrew Hem’s joint show (teased) with Stella Im Hultberg opens at Roq La Rue gallery in Seattle. His new body of work features imagery from his past experiences including the magnificent cathedrals seen on a trip to Europe as well as the emotions he witnessed in the children he has seen on his travels struggling to fit into a culture in which they are not familiar with. He took time to answer some questions about his new show among other things… Read about this […]

James Jean – Final cover: Fables #81

You know the saying: “All good things must…” Well, after almost 8 fantastic years as the cover artist for the ground breaking comic series Fables, James Jean has finally completed his last cover for Vertigo/DC marking the close of a chapter in his astonishing career as an illustrator. But don’t worry, judging by the tremendous success of his first gallery show “Kinding” at Jonathan Levine last month (here), we’re positive that he’s destined for even bigger things as he starts his career as a “fine […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami @ The Gagosian, London

The exhibition of Takashi Murakami’s latest work (teased) at the Gagosian’s smaller London gallery on Davies Street opened last night to an enthusiastic crowd.  Arrested Motion was on hand to check out the latest from this prolific artist and leader of the Superflat movement. It turned out to be a small show that will accompany the major exhibition at Bilbao’s Guggenheim.  The Gagosian space was dominated by just three massive works – two paintings from Murakami’s Time Bokan series and one simply huge piece featuring […]

Publicity conspiracy? Shepard Fairey’s arrest a result of Boston politics?

Video of Shepard discussing the possible motives behind his arrest. When AM broke the news of Shepard Fairey’s arrest 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 a very revealing article (here) through the […]