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Video / Interview: Charming Baker

Charming Baker has sent us a video interview about his recent “Stupid has a new Hero” show in New York (covered). You’ll see some funny sequences of him running through the streets of Chinatown and Lower East Side with his paintings. Charming also talks about his Michelle Obama piece and his unique approach for concept creation. Discuss Charming Baker here.

Streets: LX One & Remi/Rough in Strasbourg

Two parts of the Agents of Change collective – LX One and Remi/Rough – were recently in Strasbourg to paint a large wall as part of the 10th anniversary party for French-cool store RZO. The combination of Remi’s abstract work alongside LX’s geometric patterns caught our eyes when we saw some photos of the work like the one above. AM asked Remi about the trip and he sent us a mini-travelogue. Check it out along with some more flicks from LX One after the jump.
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Showing: Anish Kapoor – “Turning the World Upside Down” @ Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens in London is currently the setting for “Turning the World Upside Down”, Anish Kapoor’s newest exhibition of his largescale mirror sculptures. Organized by the Royal Parks and Serpentine Gallery, the new locale for the renowned Indian artist’s most recent works certainly provides a stunning contrast especially when reflected in the shiny surfaces. The four sculptures will be in residence for six months amongst the trees, grass, and ponds and will feature around the clock security. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Neck Face – “Into Darkness” @ OHWOW (LA)

With violent imagery and crude commentary, all wrapped up in a huge ball of satire, Neck Face will be triggering our collective fears with his newest solo exhibition, Into Darkness (teased). Opening on Halloween Sunday, the street artist has brought together an impressive collection of gouche and watercolor drawings, acrylic and enamel paintings and mixed media sculptures to OHWOW’s Hollywood pop-up gallery. A full-scale haunted house and skate demo will nicely round out the presentation for attendees, bringing the experiences into the fourth-dimension. If last […]
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Interview: Josh Keyes – “Collision” @ David B. Smith Gallery

The autumn art season has gone into full swing, and one of AM’s most eagerly anticipated exhibitions of 2010 is now just around the corner. Josh Keyes’ “Collision” opens at David B. Smith Gallery in Denver on November 5th. Fill in your diaries, book your flights and do whatever you can to catch this show. We’ve brought you some teaser shots in the run up to this exhibition, including a glimpse at this piece above entitled “Sowers” partially unveiled in Josh’s studio. “Sowers” is Josh’s […]

Releases: ESPO “Superfeen” print

We just came across Stephen Powers aka ESPO’s updated website, First and Fifteenth, this morning and saw that there is a host of back catalog goodness available, such as this ‘Superfeen‘ screenprint on plastic from 2002. They come from an edition of 300, but we assumed they were long sold out. Grab one now, as it looks as ESPO is signing each one with a punchline to the storyboard and a hand drawn image of everyone’s favorite weakest super-hero. The wonderful ‘Handy Signs’ print is […]
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Openings: El Mac & Damon Soule – “The Humble and Sublime” & “Tessellating Pigments” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We are a little late with this but we stopped by the Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago to check out the joint show from Mac and Damon Soule. You may remember the pictures we posted of the street piece Mac gifted New York with while he was in town, but equally impressive were the large paintings he bought for the galllery entitled “The Humble and Sublime”, all inspired by the people he encounters on his travels. Not only does his signature patterned technique […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “The Seeker” Print

One of our favorite images from Jeff Soto’s (featured) show (covered) last June at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, “The Seeker” has is being released as a print.  The painting depicts one of the art toys that Jeff released recently at SDCC, and would make a nice companion piece for any collector out there. The print is a 23.5″ x 36″ offset lithograph (edition of 450), and will be offered for $75, but apparently, there is a 15% discount applied to all pre-orders currently.  You can […]
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Teasers: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (Rome)

It seems that many great artists we know are in a constant state of work and improvement when it comes to their craft. After a exhibition at the Chateau de Versailles in France, it appears that Superflat master Takashi Murakami is already diving deep into work (shirt off of course) in preparation for his November 13th show at the Gagosian in Rome. This “red mutation” of his Dragon in Clouds is looking most psychedelic! Image via Contemporary Standard. Discuss Murakami here
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Studio Visits / Preview: Faile – “Bedtime Stories” @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery Part 1

2010 looked to be a light year for the Brooklyn collective known as Faile (featured). Initially it was just a simple show at a “little gallery” known as Gagosian. Then in Feburary, a hand crafted arcade experience popped up in London. By Spring they created a new arcade show in NYC. Summer brought them to PortugalArte ‘10 where they installed an iconic “temple” in vintage Faile fashion. Between all that, they somehow found time to put together a book and hold a popup shop in the […]