Nate Frizzell’s “Put on a Happy Face” opens November 8th at the new Cerasoli:LeBasse gallery. He took a little time to talk with us about his first solo show. “With this show, I’m trying to convey the mixed emotions that people have from day to day. Some may be depressing, some happy, some scared, and some brave. I feel like for myself, my mood is constantly changing, and I act accordingly. I put on a different mask to let people know where I stand at […]
We have confirmed that the new Obama â€VOTEâ€œ image which Shepard Fairey and AM premiered in DC will indeed be made into an official print to be sold on Barack Obamaâ€™s website! It should drop in the weeks prior to the election, so keep your eyes on the site. The edition size will be 5000Â and should have a $70 price point.Â This will beÂ Shepard’s 2nd print inÂ the “Artists for Obama” product line. As with everything Shepard has donated to Obama’s campaign, allÂ proceeds will continueÂ toÂ support the Barack […]
This Saturday, Ad Hoc Art will be opening “In The Language of Angels“. With six young and extremely talented artists from around the world: Sarah Joncas (Canada), Camilla d’Errico (Canada), Mia (USA), Lisa Alisa (Russia), Mijn Schatje (France) and Simone Maynard (Australia), it should be exciting to see each of them display the softer “angelic” side of Pop Surrealism.Â Â We’ve gathered some special preview images of the pieces that will be on display at the show after the jump.
Wooster Collective recently unveiled their forthcoming Wooster special edition with influential French stencil artist Blek Le Rat. Apparently, a few of the special edition book and print sets (limited to 300 copies) were available last weekend at the opening of the Blek Le Rat (and Doze Green) show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. Look for the rest of the edition to drop on the Wooster Collective site sometime soon.
The 2008 Editions|Artists’ Book Fair will be held in NYC on Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2, and will include 63 exhibitors of fine art prints, multiples and artists’ books from around the world. Admission to the fair is free, which is great given the world’s current economy. And even those collectors who have tightened their pursestrings may feel the urge to loosen them up when they see the very affordable ($175), Halloween-themed limited edition print Canadian art star Marcel Dzama created specifically for […]
There’s a monster LA art weekend (well, including a Thursday) that we will be talking more about coming up in November featuring Craola, Audrey Kawasaki & Friends, Kukula (teased here), Sas Christian, and Tin. First up, an interview that Tin did with us by graciously setting aside some time from his busy painting schedule. AM was first inspired to approach him not only because of his tremendous talent but because there is just not that much information out on this emerging artist. Hopefully, you will […]
KAWS heads everywhere are on high alert after this image popped up on the Original Fake website usually signaling an imminent release (although rumors point to a xmas drop).Â Presumably the last colorway (black) after previous releases of the original and grey figures, this might be your last chance to own a 4 footer at retail.Â This will probably be very hard to obtain unless he increases the run size.Â The last figure was rumored to be limited to around 50 with less than 20 […]
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 […]