If you missed Mark Dean Veca’s Phantasmagoria show at the Ben Maltz Gallery (Otis College of Art and Design), make sure you make a trip down to San Diego on Jan 30th.Â He will be exhibiting at another academic institution, this time UC San Diego at the UAG Gallery.Â The exhibition is entitled “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations,” and it appears that there will be some new work mixed in with a mini “retrospective” – documentation/studies of projects, works he has collaborated on for Ford, […]
Following up his sold out signing in LA of his latest art figure “Choegal,” David Choe has again teamed up with Giant Robot for another signing, this time in Manhattan. The signing will take place on January 3rd at Giant Robot NY. So if you are in the New York area, this may be your only chance to pick up a Choegal signed by the man himself. But as many learned from the LA line, get there early or go home empty handed. Choegal release […]
Art heists are not new… The ones that get the most attention are the ones where millions of dollars worth of art is lost. Check out this article from Artinfo that highlights the top 5 art crimes of 2008. What does seem to be new though, is this disturbing trend of art being jacked from galleries that WE frequent and of less “expensive” art. Artists we are all familiar with such as Yumiko Kayukawa, Luke Chueh, Sylvia Ji, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, and […]
Los Angeles – lock your doors, close the blinds, and call your mom for comfort because Thinkspace is being overrun with pieces from more than 40 Brooklyn-based artists for the highly anticipated “From the Streets of Brooklyn” show curated by Ad Hoc Art which opens on January 9th @ 7pm. This epic event samples the gamut of Brooklyn street and graffiti artists: Abe Lincoln Jr., Acne, AIKO, AnerA, Avoid Pi, avone, Bast, c.damage, Celso, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow-Toe, ELC, Faro, Graffiti […]
An interesting article came out last week talking about how Banksy’s work from Santa’s Ghetto in Israel had become a tourist attraction. However, some of his work was lost in translation when seen from the eyes of the people living there. For example, one of his most iconic images “Flower Thrower” is revered because it resembles, according to the locals, the angel statue at a nearby church outside the village of Beit Sahour, in Shepherd’s Field. They insist that Banksy knew about the statue when […]
It’s the end of December and you’re still hungry after your holiday feasts? Well we’re glad that you’ve saved room for Second Helpings! The staff at AM has selected some of the best stories of the month that you should not miss. Get served after the jump.
James Jean posted up another 150 photos or so into his already vast database of sketchbook images a couple days ago.Â Apparently, he noticed there were some missing from 2004-2005, and only recently was he able to upload them.Â Frankly, we don’t know anyone as organized and as thorough when it comes to recording their sketchbooks.Â Some interesting stuff as he not only shows his drawings, but also texture studies.Â His upcoming show “Kindling” at Jonathan Levine is probably the first big show of 2009 […]
What’s the use of beautiful art today if the future generations have no context or appreciation of it? Well, the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum in Ontario, Canada is bringing today’s classics to view for the next generation of art enthusiasts. The exhibit include many original iconic works of Andy Warhol, and the aim of the exhibit is to expose the renowned contemporary artist to their young visitors. This is truly a wonderful step to bridge the art gap between different generations and we hope to […]
Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.
Baby Tattooville alum Amanda Visell is organizing a bone marrow drive for one of her close friends who has had a relapse with his leukemia. None of his family members are a match and he desperately needs a bone marrow transplant to survive. Not that this should be the reason why you would get tested to see if you are a match, but she is willing to send you an original drawing if you do go through with it. Check all the details after the […]