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Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10: New Image Art

New Image Art’s lineup for this year’s Art Basel Week looks sharp and could be one of the more anticipated offerings at 2010’s art extravaganza in Miami. Headlined by Osgemeos, who have been holed up at Retna’s studio working on new paintings, the list of artists will also include Judith Supine, Cleon Peterson, Skullphone, and Albert Reyes as well as a special installation piece entitled “Now I Remember” that will feature the work of Neck Face among many others. Cafeina December 1 – December 5, […]

Preview: Tristram Lansdowne – “Archimancy” @ LE Gallery

In a potential nod to famous futurist Buckminster Fuller, Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed), known for finding hidden beauty in the broken down, has reinvented his work with an idealized flair for his upcoming exhibition, Archimancy. Opening Friday, November 26th at Toronto’s LE Gallery, Tristram’s newest body of dynamic watercolors take the dystopian urban landscapes that have always been at the core of his visual narrative, as seen earlier this year with his NYC exhibit Refuge (covered), and weaves a heavy dose of nature-based networks […]

Releases: Craig Damrauer – “Modern Art” Print

Craig Damrauer, who has always entertained us with his “New Math”, has released one of his most beloved images from that series as a print. Entitled “Modern Art”, the piece basically sums up the reaction of some of the art cynics out there with a nice come back. Offered through 20×200, the limited edition is available here at various sizes and pricepoints for those interested.

Openings: Raymond Pettibon – “Hard in the Paint” @ David Zwirner Gallery

David Zwirner Gallery in New York is currently showing Venice Beach based artist Raymond Pettibon’s newest solo exhibition entitled Hard in the Paint, which is derived from basketball terminology. The collection of works on display feature Pettibon’s signature loose hand and his representations of fragments of American society occasionally emphasized with key text and phrases. Stop by if you are in New York, the show runs until December 21st at the 533 W. 19th St. location. More opening photos after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Show

Fresh off the clamoring success of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary bash in Southern California, Small Gift Los Angeles (covered), the art exhibition and pop-up store tag team celebration will be traveling down to South Beach next week to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. As the cornerstone of the touring event, 50 internationally-recognized artists were selected by curator R. Rock Enterprises to create original works in their signature medium, showcasing their favorite Sanrio characters within an 8,000 square foot custom space in the Wynwood Arts District. […]
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Streets: Downtown LA Graffiti Mural Mini Tour

This past weekend, AM (along with our good friend Jasper Wong) was lucky enough to go on a mini tour of the murals in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by one of LA’s finest photographers – Estevan Oriol (after he gave us a tour of his spectacular studio that he shares with Mister Cartoon…more on that later). The piece that you see above is by Mister Cartoon and Toomer.  It is one of LA’s most famous murals and has been the background for countless photographs and […]

Streets: Dash Snow Tribute (New York)

It looks like the Barry McGee and Amaze mural on Houston & Bowery has been painted over with a giant fire extinguisher Sace Irak tag. If you want to check out this tribute to Dash Snow, you had better hurry as it sounds as though it will only be up for a day until a new winter mural goes up. More photos after the jump via Kathy Grayson.

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Ryan McGinness “Women: The Blacklight Paintings” @ Club Madonna

In what will serve as phase one of a broad-arcing project from the famed contemporary artist, Ryan McGinness will be debuting the first paintings from a new body of work, entitled Women: The Blacklight Paintings, during the epic week of art and fun about to ensue in Miami, thanks to a collaborative effort from Cincinnati-based gallery Country Club, art-centric boutique hotel The Standard Miami and gentleman’s hotspot Club Madonna. With eventual travel plans for New York and Los Angeles, the suggestive series of work – […]

Teaser: Sylvia Ji – “Shapeshifter” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Coming up next month at Corey Helford Gallery is a solo show from Sylvia Ji’s (interviewed), known for her “Day of the Dead” imagery. As you can see by the painting above, the masks have come off since her last solo show and Sylvia is venturing into some new territory with this new body work perhaps tellingly entitled Shapeshifter. We look forward to seeing the completed series of paintings, scheduled to open on December 11th. Discuss this show here. Discuss Sylvia Ji here.

Openings: Ron English – “Status Factory” @ Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

Known for its year-round sunshine, Disneyland, and tradition of conservatism, one thing Orange County is not known for is its high caliber art exhibitions.  Recently, The Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, along with Opera Gallery and Hurley came together and did their part to help shatter that cultural deficiency with a sweeping, immersive, and ambitious show by POPaganda master Ron English.  The amazing exhibition features over 100 of the artist’s works, from paintings to installations to sculptures.  Each work is amazing and […]