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Openings: Rob Sato – “Junk History” @ Giant Robot (SF)

Last Saturday evening marked the opening of Rob Sato’s solo show, “Junk History”, in San Francisco at Giant Robot. This was his second solo show, following his first one at Giant Robot’s Los Angeles location last year. Featured in the show were largest pieces he had ever worked on, which still required close inspection to observe every minor detail packed into the painting. On the opposite side of the spectrum were tiny works painted on slide film that were still in his signature watercolor style. […]

Showing: Miss Van – “She-Wolves” @ Merry Karnowsky

One the most well-known and celebrated female street artists, Miss Van, recently opened her show “She-Wolves” (previewed) at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles.  This new body of work featured the French artist’s signature “poupes” dressed up in animal attire although she seems to have taken it a step further with some of the characters possessing some very real mammary glands, demonstrated vividly in the amazing painting seen above (to the right). Strong images match an equally strong feminine strength that is typically evident in […]

Releases: James Jean x Pressure Printing – “Dive” Print

A breathtaking new print from James Jean (interviewed) was announced by Pressure Printing the other day for those with 2-4K to spare.  The ultra low editioned release comes in two editions (15 regular & 7 special) with the special version hand-embellished by Jean himself. For more details, including how to score one of theses beauties, check out the PP blog. More images after the jump…

ARCO Madrid ’10: KAWS

Opening his solo show at Javier Lopez was not that only reason KAWS was in Madrid this week. He was also exhibiting at ARCO Madrid, one of the largest annual art fairs in Europe. Although his new body of work at the gallery was more of a continued exploration of his current style of work, this piece for the fair takes his abstraction to a whole new level with an irregular canvas and blocks of straight color. Experimentation or perhaps a hint of a new […]

Videos: Armsrock – “Passage / Works” Installation @ LYSYD

Danish artist Armsrock (interviewed) recently participated in the Lightsound Project (LYSYD) in Copenhagen which included his usual life-size drawings and some fantastic light projection pieces (runs till the end of the month). If you recall, he also recently created some similar pieces for this year’s GLOW. Kai Schwenck recently put together an interesting video (seen above) documenting the entire process. Discuss Armsrock here.

Showing: “Meet Me Inside” @ Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)

It’s been a big couple of months for Faile.  With so much going on, such as their collaborative show with BAST in London and their 10-year retrospective at Lazarides Gallery, AM is still trying to catch up with the scorching hot collective.  We recently made the trip to Beverly Hills to view “Meet Me Inside” (previewed), a group show at Gagosian Gallery, to check out their wood puzzle pieces, as well as other spectacular art work by Gagosian’s A-list artists. More after the jump…

Openings: Kaws @ Galeria Javíer López

It looks like KAWS traveled to Spain for the opening of his latest show (previewed) at Galería Javier López in Madrid. Three fresh canvases were on display along with a cool purple bronze. For this new body of work, Brian continues to explore his monotone technique in large paintings of SpongeBob varations and also a surprise return to his iconic Chum in one piece. More after the jump.

Video: Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade

Our friends over at Babelgum have put together a nice video about the “Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” show that we covered last week at Lazarides. Bast and the Patricks were both interviewed about the creative process behind the show among other things.  Also, there’s some nice footage of the immersive installation and artwork that transformed the gallery into a neon video arcade. Discuss this show here. Discuss Faile here. Discuss Bast here.

Preview: Hush & Opus Gallery @ Scope NYC

Armory Week is just around the corner and we have a little peek of what’s coming for the Scope Art Fair in NYC. Hush (interviewed) will be premiering a new Geisha painting with Opus Art and it looks rad. Usually we see him utilizing a manga-esque girl, but this time Hush switches it up with a more realistic approach to his signature style. More after the jump.

Openings: Ito/Kurata/Lansdowne @ Joshua Liner Gallery

It is no secret that we at AM are big fans of the general program that the Joshua Liner Gallery has put together for 2010. Even so, the two exhibitions that the gallery opened last Friday – “From Kojiki to Modern Heroism,” the two-person show featuring Tat Ito and Hiro Kurata, and “Refuge,” Tristram Lansdowne’s (interviewed) solo show – have been particular highlights we have been eagerly awaiting. And rightly so, as all three young artists brought strong collections of new works, impressing everyone in […]