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Details: KAWS x Robert Lazzarini – “Distorted Companions”

In case you missed it yesterday, KAWS put up for sale his latest release – a set of collaboration figures with Robert Lazzarini. Unfortunately, they quickly sold out. But lucky for you, AM ran down the delivery man in order to provide a detailed look into the “Distorted Companion” figures (previewed). These jaw-dropping works blend KAWS’ iconic Companion with Lazzarini’s signature distortion treatment. The three figures were released each in three different colors: brown, gray, and black. Also, each Companion received a unique mold to […]

Setup: Patron After Party (Los Angeles Art Show)

Tomorrow, January 19th, marks the opening of the annual Los Angeles Art Show. While there seems to be an increasing and confusing amount of new art fairs planned for the LA area in recent times, the L.A. Art Show has been around for a while and this will be their sixteenth one.  One of the afterparties AM will be attending is taking place on the 51st floor of the Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE put on by the L.A. Art Machine and hosted by […]
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Releases / Teasers: Fuco Ueda – “Lucid Dream” Book & Show @ Bunkamura Gallery

AM favorite Fuco Ueda has been off US soil for a while now, but she has still been producing exquisite artwork. For those of us that havn’t had the chance to visit Japan to see her efforts, Fuco has decided to release a book named “Lucid Dream” containing works from 1995-2011. Bunkamura Gallery will hold a solo exhibition also titled “Lucid Dream” from Feb 2nd – Feb 13th to kick off the book release with new works by Fuco. Pre-order your copy here. Check out a sneak […]

Video: Shepard Fairey – “Obey to the Better!”

Check out this nice video produced by Gestalten where Shepard Fairey was interviewed at his “Printed Matters” show & “Beyond the Street” signing at Subliminal Projects that allows viewers to hear Shep talk about the style and ideology behind Obey. Also, he discusses his recently resolved AP court battle. As an extra bonus we get to catch some detailed shots of his current and past imagery. Discuss Shepard Fairey here

Openings: Dalek – “Psych Optic Black Light Fuzz” Part 2 @ Hurley )( Space

With Part 2 of Psych Optic Black Light Fuzz, Dalek (interviewed) concluded his atypical, yet engaging dual exhibition at Hurley )( Space in Costa Mesa, CA, a stones throw away from where Part 1 (covered) was staged, in truly psychedelic fashion. Last summer, this same gallery space played host to another of Dalek’s outside-of-the-box creative endeavors, when a 37foot! canvas was painted for Chaos on the Edge of Reason (covered), only to be cut up into smaller chunks for collectors to go home with. This […]

Streets: New Banksy Work in London & BAFTA Nomination

In near perfect synchronicity with the “Sperm” piece Banksy officially claimed as his own through his website last week, another work popped up in the London Borough of Camden which bears striking resemblances to that of the illustrious street artist. The “Living Room” themed chalk piece, with stencil detail accents reminiscent of murals thrown up in Boston and Detroit last year, is located at the same canal wall where the infamous Banksy vs. Robbo battle began, only for it to keep going and going at […]
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Showing: Patrick Hughes – “Perspective & Perception” @ Flowers Gallery

AM made a special visit to Flowers Gallery to catch the show Perspective & Perception show by Patrick Hughes. The British surrealist painter is someone that has fascinated us for years, but it’s hard to put into words why (we’ll try), as his paintings are something that should really be seen in person to appreciate. Patrick utilizes a technique called “reverspective“, where he literally builds his three-dimensional paintings from the ground up before he paints on them. Utilizing the physical depth created to accentuate the […]

Openings: Nathan Mabry – “Armature” @ Cherry and Martin

Currently on view at Culver City’s always exciting gallery Cherry and Martin is Nathan Mabry’s Armature. The exhibition features five new sculptures and a sculptural fountain. The aluminum, bronze, and steel works are wonderfully odd, humorous, engaging, and both familiar and unexpected.  The artwork references such artists as Picasso and other modernists while at the same time influenced by African and Native American art. It’s a fantastic show and you should see it before it closes on Feb. 12. See more images after the jump…

Openings: Dalek – “Psych Optic Black Light Fuzz” Part 1 @ 225 Forest

In a partnership that began back in 2009 when Dalek’s (interviewed) art first graced the walls of Hurley Headquarters with a massive 10×22 ft mural, the surf inspired boutique clothing outfit and the Southern Californian contemporary artist have ever since worked together to foster creativity and positivity within their local community. This collaborative union hit a crescendo of sorts this past week, with the artist’s geometric genius taking over both Hurley’s Space Gallery and 225 Forest locations in a single week with a two-part multimedia […]
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Openings: Damien Hirst – “Forgotten Promises” @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong) w/Takashi Murakami

As teased, the grand opening of the Hong Kong location of Gagosian Gallery is officially tomorrow, January 18, with superstar artist Damien Hirst’s latest exhibition Forgotten Promises. Fortunately for you, you do not have to wait until tomorrow to get a sneak peak. Fellow Gagosian artist Takashi Murakami gives us an early look at the show and a closer look at some new paintings featuring his signature skulls, which are also on view at the gallery. Speaking of human “domes” we also get to see […]