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Preview: The Perfect Merge – Herakut

Looks like some preview images have come out for Herakut’s upcoming “The Perfect Merge” book. It incorporates some of the images from their outstanding “Dirty Laundry” show and definitely will be something that we will be adding to our collection. Preview images after the jump.

Takashi Murakami Retrospective @ MMK Frankfurt

AM has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.  Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospective for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media – painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see that some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]

Teaser: Manifest HOPE Gallery – DC

Get ready Washington D.C., because January is going to be a busy month. Sure, the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is the big event. But if that isn’t enough, Manifest Hope will be stopping into town. After a momentous “hit and run” show in Denver during the week of the Democratic National Convention, the Manifest Hope Gallery will be making an appearance in Washington before the inauguration (Jan. 17th – 19th). The event will again highlight the artists behind the grass roots movement that helped propel […]

David Choe “Choegal” Signing

AM stopped by yesterday at GR2 for the signing and release of David Choe’s “Choegal” toy. Many fans braved the cold weather and some lined up for over an hour to get their figure as well the poster of the current Giant Robot magazine cover signed.  More photos after the jump.

Releases: Tim Biskup – Disco Tree Print

Tim Biskup recently posted on his blog about a print that Dance Right is releasing that is a variation on his “Tree of Life” print.  It’s a collaboration because MFG took the original image (seen below) and altered it (seen above).  Pretty affordable as prints go for $35.  Details after the jump.

Vuitton x Murakami Installation: Multicolore “Wrapped”

Winter is a time to see some of the most beautiful lights and installations designed to spread some holiday cheer and attract the eyes of would be shoppers. So, what’s so special about the new installation at Louis Vuitton’s NYC store on 5th Ave? One word: Multicolore. The world renowned Takashi Murakami has once again joined forces with Louis Vuitton to “wrap” the prominent flagship store with its signature “33 colors” for the holiday season! Following the successful collaboration between Murakami x Louis Vuitton earlier […]

Outsiders @ The New Art Gallery Walsall

We recently showed you the stunning mural done by Conor Harrington for the “Outsiders” show at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Well, here are some more photos of the other artwork for you to peruse. The show features Blu, David Choe, Miranda Donovan, Faile, Conor Harrington, Todd James a.k.a REAS (seen above), Paul Insect, Invader, Lucy McLauchlan, Antony Micallef, Polly Morgan, JR, Vhils, Jonathan Yeo, and Zevs and appears to have some different pieces when compared to the “Outsiders” show in New York. Photos after […]

Gen Art Vanguard Art Fair Show @ Carmichael Gallery

On display through January 1st, the Carmichael Gallery has installed the body of work they exhibited at the recent Gen Art Vanguard New Contemporary Art Fair at Basel Week (Miami) (previewed). The show features over thirty-five pieces from artists that make up some of the gallery’s 2009 lineup, including work from: Alex Hornest, Cena7, Charming Baker, Chris Stain, Dan Baldwin, Eine, Fefe, Flavio Samelo, Flip, Guy Denning, Ian Strawn, Know Hope, Labrona, Mark Jenkins, Sixeart, Thais Beltrame, and Will Barras. Judging by the mix of strong street and contemporary […]

Emmanuel Perrotin to suspend Miami operations

We’ve all heard the whispers about the troubled economy this year and how it may affect the art community. At Basel Week Miami this year, we saw first hand the rippling effects of the economic downturn on many of the galleries exhibiting. Sales were definitely a shadow of the previous year, with many galleries not making enough to cover their cost of travel to Miami. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, which recently hosted a Kaws exhibition, made the announcement last week that it will be suspending operations […]

Interviews: Scott Radke

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.