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Openings: Aryz – “Hello World” @ Montana Gallery

Last weekend, Spanish street muralist Aryz opened his first solo show in his home country at the Montana Gallery. Reprising some of his colorful and loose outdoor works for the indoor setting with paintings and wall murals, the Barcelona-based artist showed us glimpses of the reasons behind his rising popularity. More photos after the jump by Graffart…

Basel Week Miami ’11: Underbelly Show

Last night, AM attended the opening of the Underbelly show in Miami featuring an impressive lineup of artists who all have participated in the surreptitious underground street art and graffiti project in New York. Not only did each artist contribute a quality work to the show, most of them were large scale. Anchoring the exhibition near the entrance was a wall of flatscreen TV’s all simultaneously playing high speed timelapse loops of the artists as they worked on murals for the project. Many more photos […]

Videos: Aaron Horkey x Mondo x Moon Editions – “True Grit” Print

Aaron Horkey fans out there, check out this new video put together by our friend Patrick Kawahara of a new limited edition dropping tomorrow (December 2nd) at a random time at Mondo. True Grit, produced by Moon Editions, is a laser engraved on Latvian Birch (dyed and laquered), in an edition of 33, 14.75″ x 36″ and will cost $450.

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Pinxit” Book

Today marks the release by Taschen of Mark Ryden’s Pinxit (the title is a playful references to both the preponderance of pink in his work and the Latin word meaning “he painted this,” which artists like Ingres and Rubens once appended after their signatures according to Erratic Phenomena). The publication is the most comprehensive survey of Ryden’s 20 year career and works ever and if the book to have if you are a fan although it will set you back a pretty penny. The initial release will […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Marco Brambilla x Ferrari “RPM” Video Party

As promised, here are photos from the Ferrari x Marco Brambilla’s party that we attended earlier this week at Art Basel Week Miami. The centerpiece was the collaborative 3-D video installation from Brambilla entitled RPM (see the video here) that entertained guests from the worlds of art, fashion, design and music. The event was also the debut of the new 2012 model of the 458 Italia Spider. With music by Janelle Monae and Solange Knowles, the crowd rocked the night away at the unique architectural space at the […]

Openings: Interesni Kazki – “Nothing Special” @ Mid-City Arts

Last weekend, Mid-City Arts located in Los Angeles, California hosted the first U.S. exhibit by Ukrainian artists Interesni Kazki. Titled Nothing Special, the exhibit featured a collection of work which mirror their big scale murals both in style and in theme. Divided into different color palettes, each painting featured topics ranging from religion to greed. Perhaps these works of art do not carry the same feeling of awe that come from looking at their bigger projects. However, the same technique and attention to detail remain […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part II)

With so much eye candy at the main fair, we had to split out photos into two helpings. Headlining this second set are these clusters from Bay Area legend Barry McGee at the Cheim & Read booth featuring some abstract representations of spray cans arranged in a new way with some novel patterns. Other strong pieces seen were a unique piece from Mark Ryden utilizing a new technique, an oil from Lisa Yuskavage, various shiny objects from Anish Kapoor, and much more. See it all […]

Preview / Installation: Hush @ Onethirty3

While AM is cavorting artists, fellow bloggers, and industry friends at Art Basel Miami Week, the rest of the art world is not coming to a complete standstill. For example, later tonight, Dec. 1st, across the pond at Onethirty3, Hush (interviewed) will be unveiling a new installation at a new show that will include videos and photographs that document the first year of the gallery and project space. Check out more installations pics after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’11: Art Basel – First Look (Part I)

The first art fair AM hit up when we got to Miami was the main Art Basel event. Because it was the special buyer’s preview, we saw many collectors (including us) rushing to their favorite galleries for a chance to buy works from their favorite artists. So this was not only the perfect time to beat the crowds see the standout works like the Giacometti sculpture seen above, but also celebrity watch as they made their rounds looking for their blue chip artwork. Check out […]

Basel Week Miami ’11: Wynwood Walls Pop-up Show

Last night, Wynwood Walls kicked off Art Basel Week Miami with an opening at their pop-up space with a show featuring artists who have participated in their mural project in the past including Ron English, Futura, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Kenny Scharf, How & Nosm, Vhils, and more. Not only was there some prime original art on display, the opening included the release of the Wynwood Walls book with photos from Martha Cooper. With a specially designed cover, lucky fans in attendance were able to get […]