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Openings: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Yesterday, AM attended the exhibition opening of Brooklyn-based artist and designer Brian Donnelly, a.k.a KAWS, at the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. The first ever solo museum exhibition for the famed urban contemporary artist was nothing short of inspiring. Mixing one part retrospective and one part fresh works created a dynamic survey of a career that has influenced a range of design and popular culture. From his humble street/graffiti origins to graphic/vinyl design work to his current relevance in the world of […]

Openings: Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

New York put out a big welcome for Jeff Soto (featured) when he rolled into town for the opening of his solo show in Chelsea at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery last night. The Riverside native and originator of the Sotofish put to together a stunning collection of work entitled “Life Cycle” featuring contemplative paintings of the joys and sorrows of life, death, and everything in between. Jeff has added more detail and depth into this new batch of work which definitely shows. Take a look […]

Preview: “SHRED” @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Perry Rubenstein Gallery, known to most readers as the gallery that represents Faile (featured), opens an exhibition curated by Carlo McCormick next month, titled “SHRED”. The show focuses on collage-based work by a diverse group of artists, ranging from fine artists to street artists, those who create subversive works on newsprint to those who animate cutout paper silhouettes. They include Bruce Connor, Jack Walls, Dash Snow, Gee Vaucher, Faile, Shepard Fairey (featured), Leo Fitzpatrick, Mark Flood, Eric Foss, Judith Supine, Swoon (interviewed), Brian Douglas aka […]

Video: Mike Stilkey x Hurley Timelapse

After seeing pictures of Mike Stilkey’s (interviewed) latest book installation coming together for his current solo show, “Reminiscent” at Hurley’s new )( Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, Ca. it left us wondering just how he puts such an installation together. When you begin to analyze the logistics of working with the spines of 5,000 books as your canvas, it got us to thinking just how the books are selected and assembled, and how this giant Jenga puzzle doesn’t fall over! All our questions are answered […]

Teaser: Best|Ever – “The Delicacy of Passion” @ 55DSL / Studio55, London

UK artist duo and graffiti crew Best|Ever are set to bring a sampling of new work to a pop-up show in London next week entitled “The Delicacy of Passion”. Best|Ever bring a classy take on street art with their unique anatomically themed subject matter and exquisite can control resulting in some of the best looking photo-realism achieved with a spray can we’ve seen. The canvas works this duo will present bring their compositions into a smaller, indoor scale. The focus on the darker side of […]

Preview: Dan Baldwin – “A New Life” @ Signal Gallery

Dan Baldwin (interviewed) is currently putting the finishing touches to a new body of work set to be shown next month at Signal Gallery in London. “A New Life” opens on Thursday, July 1st and looks to reflect upon recent changes in the UK artist’s personal circumstances, such as a change of location and also the great tamer that is fatherhood. Dan describes his new work as “Mozart fighting Motorhead” with his approach to the work coming from a more delicate place and evolving organically […]

Preview / Setup: “Not Quite Open for Business” @ The Hole

A few weeks ago, we updated you on the creation of “The Hole” gallery by two former directors of Deitch Projects (Kathy Grayson & Meghan Coleman) and that they were planning some sort of group exhibition with at least nine artists. A pretty ambitious plan for a gallery put together in the past two months to fill “the hole” left by Jeffrey Deitch right? Well, great projects tend to snowball and now this show now has over 20 key artists and the opening is in less […]

Streets: Jeff Soto in New York

After Jeff Soto (featured) tasted the streets again in London after ten long years, it looks like he’s definitely gotten the itch since then. Following a sick mural for Art Basel Week last December in Miami, he now has put up a piece in Chelsea ahead of his show opening this Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Keep it locked on AM as we’ll have more to follow… Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeff Soto here. Join Jeff Soto’s facebook fan page here.

Preview: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Here’s a quick sampling of what fans of Brooklyn-based contemporary artist, KAWS, will have in store for themselves tomorrow night during the opening of his first museum exhibition at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Bringing his own brand of street inspired pop art to such an elevated stage is no doubt a crowning achievement for an artist who initially made his way bombing billboards and beautifying phonebooths and bus-stops in and around NYC. With more attention deservedly being paid to the artist as a result […]

Scott Campbell x Louis Vuitton Collaboration

Artist Scott Campbell is moving from sculpting on stacks of currency to putting his incredible skills on high-end designer luxury goods. In an upcoming collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Scott creates a line of extraordinary designs to match the elegant products from one of the pimpest brands around. Working with renowned creative director Marc Jacobs, Scott joins the long line of iconic artists such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse in creating incredible collaborations between the worlds of fashion and art for LV. Look for this […]