NOTCOT has come out with the first high quality video of Banksy’s “Pop-up” store in New York (previously posted). This is essential viewing for all fans who can’t make it in person to Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill as it captures his vision perfectly, even using similar music… The level of animatronics is pretty amazing. Discuss Banksy here.
One of the shows we are looking forward to at the end of 2008 is Amy Sol’s “smoke & water” at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery.Â Some new images have surfaced besides one that we previously posted; one of which is seen on the show card above.Â The use of the tsunami theme is quite interesting as Amy rarely paints any of her characters in distress.Â Perhaps the girl and the swan-like character with the basket are there as rescuers… Also, something you should be aware of […]
Any sneakerheads out there will recognize Dave White’s oil paintings immediately.Â Perhaps generously described as the “Warhol of our generation” and well-known to the mainstream because his corporate collaborations with the likes of Nike & Coca Cola, it was actually his sneaker portraits that first attracted our attention.Â He has since moved on to other subjects such as Super Cars, Star Wars, and more recently Superhero paintings. Dave had a brief exhibition that ended last Sunday at the Kounter Kulture art fair produced by Opus […]
Shepard Fairey’s weekend in DC was very fruitful. He unveiled a new image:Â “VOTE“Â for Barack Obamaâ€™s Campaign, held aÂ dialogue at the Corcoran Museum, and showed at the Irvine Contemporary. AM got the breakdown on all the weekend events; including the exclusive after-party with DJ Diabetic himself. All the details, pictures and special surprise await after the jump.
Here is a nice interview of Tessar Lo about his upcoming show at Roq La Rue (previously teased). This video is one of the many by Modus Films in a ongoing series called Analog Color: mini-documentaries of contemporary art.Â Look for some upcoming Modus Films x Arrested Motion collaborations…
Last night, AM visted Bed-Stuy vanguard Brooklynite Gallery for the opening of Time Machine, featuring work by artists Dain (Brooklyn) and Various and Gould (Berlin). Dain’s offerings consisted of his characteristic colorful images of 1920’s glamour girls. Although similar to his posters wheatpasted throughout NYC, the gallery work is more ellaborate than previously seen, with more layering and detail. Various and Gould collaborated on silkscreen prints on canvas, wood and paper of chimeras of celebrity facial features superimposed with stereotype words. These IDENTIKITS are meant […]
Judging from an early look at Kukula’s body of work for her upcoming show at Copronason, perhaps we will be seeing more of the softer side from her (which we first noticed in her works for her last solo at Thinkspace). Gone are the carved out organs, gimp suits, and tortured stuffed animals… Sounds like her work was quite morbid in the past…maybe it was, but if you have ever seen it in person, you would agree that no matter the subject material, she has […]
Fully Visual, maker of metal figures in the vinyl dominated world of art toys, has carved out a niche for themselves. After successfully producing fine hand-cast metal figures for the likes of Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, Tim Biskup, and Gary Baseman, they will be releasingÂ “Shithead” – based on the work of Luke Chueh. On October 21st (11 AM PST), 100 pieces will beÂ made available,Â with one being the chase (gold piece). More after the jump.
Last night, Shepard Fairey premiered his newest image for Barack Obama entitled “VOTE”. How fitting that he unveiled this new image in the nation’s capital. Adding to his already iconic creations of Obama: Progress, Hope, and Change, Shepard stated that he wanted this piece to convey the energy and attitude of Obama in contrast to his opponent. No word yet on whether or not he will make this into a print, but we will keep you in the loop. After the first night of “legitimate” […]
Andy Kehoe’s work initially caught our eye because of his masterful creation of desolate yet beautiful landscapes that capture the essence of human loneliness.Â Seeing his creatures in the isolated environments prompts us think of how tiny we really are compared to the vastness of nature.Â Â What makes his work even more interesting after the first glance is that his seemingly peaceful scenes are contrasted by the undertones of unease and violence in his characters and their actions. A three-person show called “The Wonder” opens […]