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Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery

After Team Gallery’s strong efforts across the pond at the Frieze Art Fair last month (covered), the New York gallery will be continuing their participation within the international art fair circuit with a group show at Art Basel Miami Beach. Much like in the London, Ryan McGinley will play a central role at their booth, where already iconic works from his Life Adjustment Center series, like the above “Tracy (Red, White and Blue)”, will be on display. The playful, yet poignant mixture of black and […]
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Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Camille Rose Garcia @ Michael Kohn Gallery

In a clever curatorial touch, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be showing a new selection of her phosphorescent work alongside Ryan McGinness’ Blacklight series (teased), both sharing uniquely psychedelic color palettes in stylistically disparate ways, with Michael Kohn Gallery during Art Basel South Beach. Raised on a healthy dose of Disneyland, the Southern Californian artist is known for her colorful reinterpretations of the whimsical narratives inherent to childhood fairy tales, yet executed with playfully sinister overtones. In the Spring, she even had the honor of […]

Openings: ‘Marks & Stencils’ pop-up gallery, London

Last Thursday, AM was in London’s Soho district to attend the opening of Marks & Stencils: the Pictures On Walls Christmas season pop-up gallery exhibition, which in previous years has gone by the name of Santa’s Ghetto. There was a great atmosphere at the event. No doubt this was partly assisted by the deceptively strong cocktails being served, which led us to yet again repeat our mistake of equating “sweet drink” with “harmless drink”. But that’s another story. The show harbours a selection of prints […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10: Robert Williams @ Tony Shafrazi Gallery

We’ve been ratcheting up our coverage of Art Basel Week in recent weeks as the granddaddy of all art fairs opens this week, but how could the festivities in Miami Beach be complete without an appearance by the godfather of Low Brow – Robert Williams? Tony Shafrazi will be unveiling a new 11 foot tall sculpture The Brain Trap from Williams along with putting his other sculptures Diamond in a Goat’s Ass and Brute Waste on display, which were first seen at his exhibition at […]

Studio Visit: Pete Watts

Brooklyn-based artist Pete Watts was nice enough to invite AM to come by his Greenpoint studio recently to check out what he’s been working on as of late. We first had the pleasure of seeing the Rhode Island School of Design graduate’s work at Joshua Liner Gallery’s 2010 summer group show (covered), and were certainly impressed by the intricately detailed graphite-drawn environments. Watts obsessively researches interesting natural and man-made structures, and then unifies specific aspects of each into images that are at once architectural, geological […]

Streets: Claudio Ethos (France)

The street surrealist of Sao Paolo, Claudio Ethos, (Brazil certainly is one the hotbeds for street artists isn’t it?) recently threw up this sick piece in what looks to be in Paris. Known for his intricate work and signature fluid characters, this piece certainly doesn’t disappoint.  Luckily for us, Vitostreet was on hand to document all the action. More views as well as in progress shots after the jump…

Travelogue: Andrew Hem in Brazil

Remember those wonderful sketchbook pieces from Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) we previously wrote about that showed at the San Diego Contemporary Art Fair? Now, there are pics from a recent trip Andrew took to Brazil that give you a better understanding of the process behind the work. More pics after the jump, but make sure you take a look at his blog to see the rest of the trip including a visit with Mr. Fables himself – Joao Ruas.

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – ART ASIA

Operating in concert with Art Basel Miami Beach, the premier international Asian contemporary art fair ART ASIA is returning to Miami for the third straight year. Reflecting the diverse themes and mediums within the Asian art scene, the fair will feature works from artists such as Zhang Huan, Gohar Dashti, Sissi Farassat, Liu Xiaodong, KAORUKO, Ahmad Moualla, James Clar, Sohan Qadri, Kim Joon, Danny Lee, Ushio Shinohara, Sui Jianguo, Kim Young Shin, Apnavi Thacker, Yang Fudong, Zhang Xiaogang, Meeson Pae Yang and Ushio Shinohara. With […]

Overtime: Nov 21 – 28

Cai Guo-Qiang is commissioned by the Museum of Fine Art Houston (MFAH) to produce Odyssey, the largest gunpowder drawing he has made to date (10 by 162 feet) Adam Lindemann has a seven-story townhouse in Manhatten filled with blue-chip art. Richard Avedon’s “Dovima with the Elephants” set a record for the artist’s work at auction when it sold for $1,148,910 at Christie’s Paris last Saturday.  The photograph was purchased by Dior fashion house (Dovima is wearing a Dior dress designed by Yves Saint-Laurent). When young […]

Video: “Destricted” Trailer

The controversial collection of shorts entitled Destricted was recently released onto DVD. The US version which features famed artists like Richard Prince and Marilyn Minter as directors consists of an ongoing series of films that explore the line where art and pornography intersect. When the UK version was released in 2006, it won awards at a range of international film festivals including Cannes, but encountered some problems predictably getting released in the States until now. Via Hyde or Die.