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Preview: Nathan Ota @ La Luz de Jesus

From the streets of Southern California to gallery walls across the country, Nathan Ota has proven up to the task. So adept with a brush, he has even taken to the classroom, teaching some fresh faces in the genre how to find their own style. His vividly colored and expertly detailed paintings have begun to raise eyebrows among collectors and gallery directors alike, with fast-selling pieces exhibited in La Luz de Jesus, Gallery 1988, and Billy Shire Fine Arts, among others. His upcoming show, “Way, […]

Teaser: Upcoming JR show in London

Parisian photographer & street artist JR’s distinctive work has gone up in London recently in preparation for his first solo show “28 Millimetres: WOMEN” at Lazarides (Greek Street and Charing Cross locations) on October 3rd.  He is known for putting large-scale black & white photographs of people up on buildings, pillars, walls, etc… As you can see, his wheat-pasting skills are phenomenal. To be able to maintain the integrity of his images over so many indentations and outcroppings is amazing and produces a stunning effect. […]

Teaser: KMNDZ @ Thinkspace

Johnny Rodriguez or “KMNDZ” to most of his fans will be opening his two person show with Ekundayo at Thinkspace on October 10th. Their interesting choice of a show name “Red Forest” (in his words) deals with what the Nuclear reactor explosion did to the people of the Soviet Union as well as the dabbling of the negative in all its forms and what it is doing to our hearts here in Los Angeles. Looks as though he has decided to mix rich red overtones […]

Teaser: Tim Biskup @ Addict Galerie

Tim Biskup‘s new solo exhibition “O/S (Operating System)” opens at Addict Galerie (Paris) on October 11th. The exhibition features 12 new paintings that are sold with an elaborate pedestal that can be assembled upon delivery using parts that come inside the shipping crate as well as the crate itself. There will also be a limited edition serigraph available. More info after the jump.

Update: Banksy bombs New York

The Internet is abuzz with speculation that the Banksy mural that recently appeared in New York’s Soho is in fact a notice of an upcoming NYC show, perhaps at Deitch. Vicious rumor? Fact or fiction? Only time will tell. AM will keep you informed.

Supreme x Christopher Wool skate deck

The world famous Supreme is at it again. Their latest “artist skate deck” is with contemporary artist Chistopher Wool. Each skatedeck is designed as a work of art. (Wonder if you’ll pop higher ollies on one?) New York based Supreme is known for their exclusive collaborations with world class artists such as Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, and Marilyn Minter to produce very limited edition skate decks. Supreme will release a series of “three” limited edition skateboard decks designed by Wool himself. Available at the NY, LA and Supreme online shops on October 2nd. […]

Preview: Aurel Schmidt’s Man Eater @ Deitch

This Saturday, Aurel Schmidt opens her second solo show Maneater at Soho’s Deitch Projects. For those not familiar with the work of this exciting emerging artist, Schmidt’s intricate and detailed drawings combine small elements such as bugs and cigarettes into beautiful and grotesque compositions. According to the Deitch Web site, ” In Man Eater, Ms. Schmidt adapts her technique of punk assemblage drawing to masterpieces of Modernist Art, gravitating towards the most iconic and most macho. Picasso’s Weeping Women are her first meal, eaten up […]

Banksy bombs New York!

When AM attended the Lazarides show in New York, one of the hot rumors floating around was that Banksy was in town bombing New York. Well that rumor seemed to come to fruition Saturday as our friends Jake and Ray spotted a “crew” working the side of a building located on the corner of Wooster and Grand. Our friend Jake from Streetsy.com went to ask them about the project and got them to admit “they worked for collossal media, the sign painting company, and they were given […]

Teaser: Amy Sol @ Mondo Bizzarro

Following the recent successful Audrey Kawasaki show, there appears to be another interesting show in Italy on the horizon. Here is one of the works that Amy Sol will have available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro opening early December. There seems to be a softer look to this piece but perhaps that’s because she is trying some new techniques. She says… “this exhibit will be based on illustrated works on cotton. Most of the illustrations will be graphite, dry media pencils, and gouache […]

Ron English’s “Abama” original at Opera Gallery

Contemporary artist Ron English has been very busy lately. After creating his iconic fusion portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in support of the upcoming presidential campaign, Ron has been seen in Denver for the Democratic convention and now returns home to the New York tri-state area to showcase his famous “Abama” image. By now many have seen Ron English’s “Abama”. The original black and white silkscreen from Upper Playground sold out in minutes. Ron has provided Arrested Motion with some exclusive news for those that are interested […]
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