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Showing: Dave White – “Americana” @ Galleri Jules Julian

It looks like Dave White, who showed in Art Copenhagen last year (covered), decided to give his fans in Denmark a proper gallery show. The new body of work for Americana currently on at Galleri Jules Julian explores some of the iconography particular to the US, mainly cowboys and Indians, all painted in the loose style White has been using recently. More photos after the jump courtesy of AM photographer Henrik Haven.

Previews: PULSE Los Angeles ’11 – Jen Stark @ Show & Tell Gallery

As we previewed a few days back, PULSE is getting ready for its big reveal in Los Angeles next weekend, running from September 30 to October 3. Jen Stark will be present at the inaugural Southern California iteration of the increasingly exciting contemporary art fair. Exhibiting with Toronto-based Shows & Tell Gallery, Stark will unveil a strong selection of her signature mixed-media works, primarily brand new pieces with an old one or two in the mix. As was the case with her solo Rainbow Rainbow […]

Videos / Teaser: Lazarides Minotaur Event @ The Old Vic Tunnels

Perhaps influenced by the pop-up restaurant The Tree House (see video above) in Frankfurt for which he presumably curated the artwork for, Lazarides will be bringing the PRET A DINER concept in for his newest project in London. During Frieze and the London Restaurant Festival, from October 10 – 25, the gallery will be organizing a show and pop-up fine dining experience in The Old Vic Tunnels, site of 2010’s Hell’s Half Acre exhibition. Preparing the food will be top Michelin-starred chefs Nuno Mendes (Viajante, London), […]
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Interviews: Laurie Lipton – “Carnival of Death” @ Last Rites

This Saturday night, New Yorkers will be treated to the dark and detailed graphite drawings from Laurie Lipton. Featuring imagery characteristic of the Day of the Dead festival as well as her distinctive cross-hatching technique of creating depth and luminosity in her work, Carnival of Death should not be missed. She sat down for a short interview with AM leading up the opening on October 1st at Last Rites Gallery. Questions and answers after the jump…

Openings: Richard Hambleton – “A Retrospective” @ Valmorbida x Phillips de Pury

AM recently caught the opening of Richard Hambleton’s A Retrospective at Phillips de Pury’s Park Avenue gallery space. The two floor location showcased a survey of Richard’s long history of working in both street and fine art with pieces dating back to 1982 on display including his classic shadow silhouettes to his more recent contemporary landscapes that he names “beautiful paintings.” Of course, much like the last opening hosted by Valmorbida, the fashion week event drew a mix of New York’s elite to catch this […]
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Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Circle of Friends / Zodiac Heads” @ LACMA

Prolific, yet increasingly mum (in the wake of his release from his illegal detention), Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has brought one of his six sets of larger than life bronze zodiac heads sculptures to Los Angeles. With previous installations over the summer in New York’s Central Park as well as in conjunction with his Lisson Gallery exhibition in London, Circle of Friends / Zodiac Heads is now on view at Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA). In his first public sculptural project ever, the […]
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Retna x Chanel Store (Beverly Hills)

Retna (featured), who recently was in Miami setting off Wynwood Walls for this year, was spotted back in Los Angeles painting in the Chanel store where he spent some time doing working on some black on black adornment of one of the walls in the Beverly Hills boutique with his signature calligraphy. For fans eager for more action from the MSK AWR crew member, he will also be featured in Vanity Fair next month with photography by David Lachapelle. More shots after the jump including […]
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Openings: “Reflections” @ fordPROJECT

Opening a couple weeks ago at Midtown Manhattan’s fordPROJECT was Reflections, a exhibition of three contemporary Japanese painters curated by fordPROJECT’s director Rachel Vancelette in collaboration with Tokyo’s Tomio Koyama Gallery. The highlight of the show for us was Hideaki Kawashima, who presented a mix of his newer style, more realistic paintings and his older style, more atmospheric ones, including a series of simple portraits that perfectly addressed the theme of reflection. Alongside Kawashima were two younger artists, Makiko Kudo and Toru Kuwakubo. Kudo’s work […]

Overtime: Sept 19 – Sept 25

Morgan Spurlock follows Mr. Brainwash for the latest episode of his “A Day in the Life”. REVOK calls out Fab 5 Freddy over his most recent exhibition of works. Check out Remi/Rough’s new iPad app. Phil Frost street piece attempted to be passed off as a Basquiat? New street work by Invader (Brazil), Eine (SF) Escif (France), and Isaac Cordal (Milan). Complex interviews Eric Haze about his new show. A new print and sticker set soon to be released from Hush. Roberta Smith pleads to […]

Streets: Blu (Spain) Part II

After a machine-like summer which saw Blu continue banging out thought provoking murals in the Eurozone in a near never ending stream of projects that started back in March (see Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy), the Italian street maestro has apparently worked his wizardry on another massive wall in Valencia, Spain. The coastal Mediterranean community had served as ground zero for a nice tandem collaborative effort with Escif back in July for the Arquitecturas Colectivas street art event. This time Blu […]