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Overtime: August 29 – Sept 4

A closer look at Kaws’ upcoming work in Hong Kong. Banksy Hastings stencil defaced by Team Robbo already. Aiko to hit up Shanghai. It’s not good to get drunk carrying a $1.3 million painting around. Surprise surprise. The French are appalled with Murakami’s work. Gagosian to open Paris gallery. Damien Hirst accused of 8 counts of plagarism. What if the world’s richest man collected art? This is how he rolls. Stella Im Hultberg gets raw – in her sketchbook. Nate Frizzell is switching to oils […]

Fame Fest ’10: JR

With the opening of this year’s Fame Festival just around the corner, another artist arrived to make his unique mark on the city of Grottaglie – JR! After getting past some initial obstacles, the French street photographer pasted up an image from his new series of works – “Unframed” and is the first piece pasted up by him that was not his photography. Another look after the jump…

Creative Process: Takashi Murakami – Kaikai & Kiki Concept for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

A couple days ago, we shared with you the concept sketch of Takashi Murakami’s float contributions for this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. With Kaikai and Kiki set to take flight down 34th street this fall, we thought it would be nice to give you a look at the creative process for getting these two characters from Superflat icons to real life floats. Lots of work went into getting the actual proposal to the Macy’s parade committee, from the initial 2-D sketch to the clay molding figures […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Migawari” Print

For those Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) fans out there, if you haven’t heard already, scheduled for later today is a rare print release from the LA-based artist. At 1:00 PM Pacific Time, “Migawari” will be available on her webstore (pre-registration required) with a framed and unframed option. The edition size is 200, with the actual image sized at 15″ x 19″ and will sell out almost instantaneously. The beautiful print is based on a image from her most recent soldout show in NY (covered). Take a […]

Videos / Teaser: Os Gemeos – “It’s Snowing” Animation

We just got wind of a pretty cool project Os Gemeos has been working on – an animated feature based on their beloved imagery and characters. Although the twins are using more traditional methods, this brings to mind Blu and his graffiti-animations. We can’t wait to see what the brothers from Brazil will bring with their imagination in this new medium. Check out a short snippet in the video above entitled “It’s Snowing” which is loosely based on the Russian clown show – Slava’s SnowShow. […]
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Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, and Spencer Sweeney V Magazine Covers

V Magazine’s Fall 2010 issue – its New York issue, features covers with work by the big city’s brightest art world stars. Dan Colen, Nate Lowman, Aaron Young, and Spencer Sweeney all contribute their talents to the fashion publication’s dedication to the city that never sleeps.  The two photographs, which feature Lady Gaga and Marc Jacobs in one and Marina Abramovich and Tyson Ballou in the other, were taken by Mario Testino.  Catch the magazine on newsstands and/or online to collect them all! See the […]

Installation / Preview: Matthew Feyld – “Untitled 1 & 2″ @ Krets – Malmö & Neon – Brösarp, Sweden

We have been long time admirers of Matthew Feyld’s work here of AM, and we’ve watched him hone his skills over the last few years with numerous group and solo showings. The quality and precision of the Canadian artist is second to none and the fine detail of his line work has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. Lately, Feyld’s work has been moving away from the largely figurative body of work seen in the past and more towards abstraction whilst still maintaining […]

Video / Preview: Sarah Joncas – “Siren” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Later tonight, Sarah Joncas (interviewed) will be opening her show “Siren” at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City alongside Dabs Myla. Looking through the new body of work, you really get a sense that Sarah’s vision and technique is beginning to mature and grow. Take a look at a timelapse of the mural she has created for this exhibition in the video above as well as a quick preview of the work. Take a closer look at two of the paintings after the jump…
See you at the opening!

Studio Visits / Preview: Dave Kinsey – “New Works” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. That’s exactly what Dave Kinsey did for his upcoming show at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery by moving up to Central California’s Three Rivers and focusing his energy into this fresh body of work. The head of Blk/Mrkt took his game to nature’s back yard, retreating from his urban studio in Los Angeles and from what we see, it’s given this new collection of paintings a whole new dimension. AM brings you an inside look into Mr. Kinsey’s […]

Takashi Murakami to create Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Float

Takashi Murakami is coming back to show in New York City, but this time, he’s in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. His contributions will be two specially designed floats of his studio mascots “Kaikai” and “Kiki”. With massive heads measuring 16 feet wide, it’ll be a pretty unforgettable impression these two Superflat characters will make when their larger than life helium filled bodies float down the streets of the Big Apple. We even dug up an old animation of Kaikai & Kiki in action […]