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Preview: Rod Luff – “The Moleskine Project” @ Spoke Art

With two successful group shows at bicoastal pop-up galleries already under their belt, Bad Dads and Quentin vs. Coen, our friends at Spoke Art have put the finishing touches on their homebase in San Francisco and will be officially opening their doors for the first time this week. Opening Thursday, May 5th, Rod Luff will take the stage to kick things off proper with The Moleskine Project, where an entire Moleskine notebook (a favorite of artists) has been filled from cover to cover by the […]

Setup: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads” @ Pulitzer Fountain (Central Park)

Postponed by Mayor Bloomberg due to the unexpected capture of Osama bin Laden and his need to address the City of New York properly Monday, May 2nd, which was the original date scheduled for the official reveal of Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads with both Ai WeiWei and Bloomberg initially doing the honors, the plastic and tape will finally be removed today. While Ai will tragically no longer be in attendance as a result of his unwarranted arrest and prolonged detention by the Chinese […]

Showing: Andy Warhol – “Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans” @ L & M Arts (NY)

Currently on exhibit at L & M Arts’ New York space is one of the most quintessential collections of Andy Warhol ever assembled together under one roof, namely a complete set of twelve Colored Campbell’s Soup Cans. Gathered from various private collections and institutions, the exhibition marks the first time the iconic series, a uniquely color complex spin off of Warhol’s original Tomato Soup design, has ever been shown together in it’s entirety. Created in 1965, the series exemplifies the signature Warholian multiple original production […]

Showing: Mike Shine – “Der Wilden Mann, Thus Sprach Flotsam; Metamorphosis 3” @ Copro Gallery

Saturday, May 7 from 2:00 to 8:00PM, Copro Gallery will host the closing party for Mike Shine’s latest show, Der Wilden Mann, Thus Sprach Flotsam; Metamorphosis 3. In addition to checking out the show, patrons will be able to view a screening of Mike Shine videos and collect a few of the freebies they will be giving out. Shine was able to transform the gallery into a futuristic circus that is interactive (carnival games) and explores the themes of the philosopher Frederich Neitzsche’s work on […]

Releases: Banksy – “Petrol Bomb” Poster

As with his last release through POW, Banksy will once again generously use his clout by donating the proceeds from the sale of a new poster to a good cause. Instead of going towards the bail set on imprisoned members of Russian subversive street art collective Voina, the money will go to the Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft, in an effort to help in the wake of the Bristol Tesco riots over the weekend. The poster will be made exclusively available during Bristol’s Anarchist Bookfair […]

Teaser: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW (LA)

With a landmark exhibition at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, entitled Walls, Diaries, and Paintings (covered), just a couple months back in New York, José Parlá will look to parlay his creative juices on the West Coast with a showing this fall at OHWOW’s new Los Angeles space. Opening September 9th, Character Gestures will continue a long tradition of the Brooklyn-based artist and Miami-based institution collaborating together on epic exhibitions. As such, this iteration is sure to impress, providing Southern Californians their much over due fill […]

Teaser: Keith Haring @ Gladstone Gallery

On May 4th, Gladstone Gallery will open a rare exhibition of never before seen works by Keith Haring. Focusing on the early evolution of Haring’s raw visual language, the exhibition is anchored by three previously unseen live paintings on paper created during a series of Bill T. Jones performances hosted at The Kitchen in 1982. The exhibition will also present a selection of the NY legend’s early sketchbook drawings, along with a series of lithographs commissioned by gallery matriarch Barbara Gladstone in 1982, which would […]

Tim O’Brien – Osama bin Laden Time Magazine Cover

Some of you may remember Tim O’Brien from his popular take on Charlie Brown for the Monster? exhibition (covered) a while back.  Unfortunately, the piece later ended up being the target of the notoriously zealous estate of Charles Schultz. We’ve been following his mostly illustrative work on his blog ever since that show and have enjoyed the background information and insight posted by the talented artist on various projects. Of particular interest though because of recent events is the TIME cover that he created for […]

Preview: “New Masters” @ Subliminal Projects

On May 7th, Subliminal Projects will be hosting a new group exhibition. The premise of the show is to gather together artists of today with their interpretation of classical figure painting but with a contemporary twist. Participants include Mary Jane Ansell, Sean Cheetham, Ron English (featured), Benjamin Bryce Kelly, Miles ‘Mac’ MacGregor, Ann Marshall, Stephen Wright, and Jonathan Yeo. Show up this Saturday night and judge for yourself whether these are New Masters. More preview images after the jump…

Kate MccGwire – “Bound” @ All Visual Arts

We don’t often cover taxidermic art here on AM, but when we do, it’s usually pretty special (also see Polly Morgan and David Shrigley). London-based Kate MccGwire’s recent work is only vaguely related to taxidermy but does share a common thread with the use of feathers to create beautiful yet sometimes disturbing sculptures and installations. The just ended showing at All Visual Arts featured her latest undulating creation entitled Bound of which you can see more pics after the jump… Make sure you also check […]