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Overtime: August 29 – Sept 4

Only full-length portrait of Vincent Van Gogh may have been discovered Wall Street Journal profiles Pace Gallery. The New York Times profiles ASCO. Artinfo interviews Anthony D’Offay. Chuck Close talks about corruption on the art market. Art dealer convicted of fraud for cheating consignors sentenced to 30 years in prison. Rembrandt drawing that was stolen and later recovered in church will not be returned until authenticity and ownership is determined. Man with no real interest in art makes it in his sleep. Brooklyn-inspired new works […]

Streets: TrustoCorp (New York) Part 2

As a preamble to TrustoCorp’s recent tongue-in-cheek riffs on reality television and tabloid magazine interventions, the New York-based street art collective had also endowed the Big Apple with a series of their signature signage, as well as a collection of humorous works staged at various subway entrances. Always playful and with a strong message at the core, the installations reaffirm why their unique street art methodology is so effective. Cleverly reclaiming public space otherwise reserved for mundane directional alerts, TrustoCorp has taken it upon themselves […]

Releases: Patrick Martinez – “Word Play” Limited Edition Neon Sign

We have featured Patrick Martinez and his neon signage before here on AM, especially the coverage of his solo show Hustlemania at Known Gallery back in March. This particular aspect of his work typically is influenced by hip hop phraseology leading a transformation of this common advertising motif into something completely different. Fans will now be able to add one of these signs affordably to their collection as Patrick is releasing a unique limited edition. WORD PLAY will come in a run of 20, sized at […]

Openings / Signings: “HEROES & VILLAINS” @ Launch LA

This past Thursday, Launch LA and ZERO+ Publishing put together a signing and release event to go along with the book titled Heroes & Villains with over thirty different artists featured in the book in attendance giving the fans a chance  to meet some of their favorite artists all in one place. This volume is a collection of incredible portraits shot and collected by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho during the last six years. The list of personalities included in this book feature a […]

Teaser: Eric Haze – “New Mathematics” @ Known Gallery

We last caught up with Eric Haze when he was in Los Angeles working on an installation for The Standard Hotel and at the New York 3D Art Book signing in May. For fans on the West Coast, you’ll be pleased to know that after just returning from Beijing, the NY graffiti legend will be hitting up Los Angeles with a more in-depth showing at the Known Gallery after giving you only a taste of his skills at MOCA’s Art in the Streets. Of course, […]

Previews: Brett Amory – “White Light” @ Anno Domini

This Saturday, Brett Amory (interviewed) will be the opening a fresh show at San Jose’s Anno Domini gallery. The exhibition entitled White Light will be the complementary body of work to our recently covered Dark Light paintings shown at  Jonathan LeVine in July. From the images Brett sent us, you can see he has put together a diurnal continuation of his Waiting series. Check out a preview of the paintings and a video after the jump.
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Releases: Tauba Auerbach x Paulson Bott Press – “Etchings”

Rising star artist Tauba Auerbach has been working hard with the master printers at Paulson Bott Press to create five amazing new editions, which are scheduled to be released today. For these prints, Auerbach re-conceptualized the etching process of print-making, which basically entails an image being drawn onto a copper plate and then etched into the metal using acid. For Plate Distortions I, II and III, instead of drawing, Auerbach folded pieces of copper foil and then used those as the basis of the prints. […]
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Studio Visits: Beau Stanton – Sanguine Machine @ Gallery Hijinks

AM recently had the pleasure of visiting Beau Stanton at his Brooklyn studios. Beau made time for us to catch up as he prepared for his upcoming solo show Sanguine Machine: Antediluvian Artifacts from Futures Past at San Francisco’s Gallery Hijinks which opens this Saturday, September 3rd. His style may seem familiar to some because he’s the assistant talented enough to currently work alongside Ron English. His gifted painterly skills, adept use of numerous mediums & techniques, and meticulous attention to details shine through to us […]

Fame Fest ‘ 11: NeSpoon

As the opening (Sept. 24th) of the Fame Festival draws nearer, the last few artists will be touching down to put their mark on the walls of Grottaglie. The most recent visitor was Polish artist NeSpoon and she stayed for 3 weeks, taking advantage of the unique history of the town and learning some new techniques from a local ceramics master. She spent her time in the streets using a variety of methods to get her message across including stencils, ceramic installs, and lace. The […]

Teaser: Martin Wittfooth – “The Passions” @ Lyons Wier Gallery

Talk about strong imagery. This huge (64″ x 50″) new piece from Martin Wittfooth entitled Sacrifice will be part of a new body of work scheduled to open in a couple months at the Lyons Wier Gallery in New York. The Passions will be the Brooklyn-based artist’s debut solo show in New York so if you are fan of his work and live in the area, make sure you show up at the October 13th opening to meet Wittfooth and show your support. Discuss Martin Wifffooth […]