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Openings: Aaron Nagel – “A Thin Line” @ Shooting Gallery

Saturday night in San Francisco, the Shooting Gallery hosted a new collection of paintings from Aaron Nagel. It has been over a year since Nagel’s photorealistic renderings have graced the walls of the Tenderloin district showspace, and he returns with A Thin Line, a classical study on the beauty of the female form with a contemporary twist. More photos, some NSFW, after the jump courtesy of Berlin Tomas.

Free Mondays from Banksy for “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

If you haven’t yet stopped by to check out the historic Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA, now may be the perfect time. “Now” meaning today or any other Monday until it closes on August 8th as it will be free thanks to the sponsorship of Banksy. As he wryly states – “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Even if you have seen the show […]

Contests: Nicoletta Ceccoli Hand Finished Prints Giveaway

Looks like it’s time for another giveaway here on AM, this time courtesy of Virtu Gallery. We are pretty enamored by the Nicoletta Ceccoli’s (interviewed) work so you will be happy to hear that we are gifting one lucky reader one of these hand-embellished prints (editions of 40). All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this article or on facebook by June 22nd stating which image is your favorite and why and Nicoletta will choose a winner. It would […]

Kaws x The Standard – “Passing Through” Companion Party

Earlier in the week, we watched Kaws’ iconic Passing Through Companion touch down in the front yard of The Standard Hotel after its little tour of Hong Kong and Connecticut. This unveiling of Kaws’ first major public art installation in NYC was cause for celebration and the hotel hosted a party at their exclusive Boom Boom Room. AM was in attendance among many of the artist’s other friends and peers from the worlds of art, fashion and entertainment got together to celebrate. Attendees included Lisa […]

Preview / Publications: James Jean – “Rebus”

In addition to an impressive selection of new paintings and prints on display at Martha Otero’s booth during Art HK ’11 several weeks ago (covered), an advance copy of James Jean’s Rebus was also on hand for attendees to immerse themselves into. Sophisticated in design and comprehensive in scope, the publication will serve as the first extensive catalog of the talented Los Angeles-based artist’s fine art efforts since moving on from cover art guru of graphic comic Fables. Named in honor of his most recent […]

Openings: FriendsWithYou – “:)” @ The Hole Gallery

Several nights ago, AM attended the opening of FriendsWithYou’s “:)” show at the new location of The Hole Gallery. Neither the sweltering heat nor the torrential downpours from the flash thunderstorms could keep the masses of fans away that packed the house to see the first ever New York solo exhibition from the colorful Miami duo Sam Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III who combine their collective happy vibes to form FWY.  The pieces exhibited were as intricate as they were colorful and the work was […]

Overtime: June 6 – June 12

Rostarr x Arkitip x Incase cases conceptual video. NY Times interviews KAWS. He’s also interviewed on video by Matt Black. Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, found guilty of copyright infringement in his use of Glen E. Friedman’s Run DMC image. A video of Remi/Rough and Stormie Mills putting the work together for Selected Moments. Invader working on a massive piece on the roof of French newspaper building. Andre has a new Eiffel Tower toy for release. Four year-old Aelita Andre’s solo show opened last week […]

Streets: olive47’s Owls in Atlanta & Los Angeles

Sometimes, you can get to feeling all disenchanted about street art – it’s often about the gallery show, the advertising and the PR – nothing feels fresh, nothing feels exciting. Then sometimes, something fresh and exciting pops into your inbox (or in this case your Instagram feed) that makes it all seem worthwhile again…. The most meaningful street art connects with it’s environment and engages with the setting in which it is placed. olive47’s Owl installations do just that, and they are certain to bring […]

Openings: Vandalog & M.A.N.Y – “Up Close & Personal”

AM recently attended a group exhibition (previewed) held by Vandalog and M.A.N.Y. in New York. The show Up Close & Personal was unique in the sense that it was not held outdoors or in a gallery, but in an actual apartment on the Upper West Side. The show was limited to viewing for less than a week, but less is more as art fans were escorted in small groups for an intimate viewing session of small works by Aiko, Chris Stain, Elbowtoe, Gaia, How & […]

Preview: Joe Ledbetter – “Innards” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Santa Monica, Joe Ledbetter will be unveiling a new body of work enitled Innards at the Copro Gallery. Featuring his menagerie of characters, rendered in his distinctive style, the goal of this show in his words are to “open up my work and ignore any restrictions. The theme of the show is that there is no theme. I want to reveal what’s been living inside me for the past year, and I’m ready to spew my guts all over the gallery.” More preview […]