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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Supply & Demand” @ Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center (Day 2)

Friday afternoon picked up right where Thursday evening left off (covered). Members of the Contemporary Art Center (CAC) were invited in at 6 pm for a one hour open bar, prior to Shepard’s artist talk at 7 pm. The talk was moderated by show curator Pedro Alonzo, and covered a wide range of topics from the last 20 years, beginning with the creation and dissemination of the original Andre the Giant sticker, all the way up to and including Shepard Fairey’s ongoing legal struggles with […]

Releases: Supakitch – “Supamoto” @ Pigment Editions

Dropping 1pm Eastern today at Pigment Editions is a sick new print by our Gallic homeboy Supakitch. The 18 x 24″ print, entitled “Supamoto,” is no giclee, ink-jet, rolled-out in mass quantities. Instead,  it’s truly a love-labored collaboration between artist and master printer – using only the best homemade archival inks on nice thick paper. And the run is tiny, with only 20 of the limited yellow version, and a mere 2 of the super-limited special blue version. Check out more pics, including details of […]

Video: Jean-Michel Basquiat – “The Radiant Child” Trailer

While we were in Miami for Art Basel last year, we heard whispers of a new documentary about Jean-Michel Basquiat entitled “The Radiant Child”.  We never did make it to the special screening, but the film official premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year (also site of recent Banksy sightings) and now a trailer video has made itself available online. Directed and filmed by the infamous graffiti artist’s friend Tamra Davis before his untimely death in 1988, she was overcome with the sadness of […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for this Feb 24 – Mar 1

February rolls to a stop this weekend before the big NYC art machine cranks into high gear next week for the big Armory show and the surrounding satellite fairs. Look for a ton of on-the-scene coverage to come from Armory and all the surrounding fairs in the week ahead. Without doubt, the most anticipated show going off this weekend is the 5th Anniversary group show going down in NYC at Jonathan LeVine’s Chelsea digs. A who’s who of those that have passed through his gallery […]
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Preview: Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be holding their Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition this Saturday with many of the artists that we have grown to love over the last half decade. Of course, the show boasts a stellar list of artists including Jeff Soto, James Jean, Andy Kehoe, Mark Dean Veca, Adam Wallacavage, Erik Sandberg, and Ray Caesar. Take a look at preview images from these artists as well as the full roster on the showcard after the jump…

Just Closed: Scott Daniel Ellison – “The Birthday Party” @ ClampArt

While wandering around Chelsea, we happened upon “The Birthday Party,” a fun show at ClampArt by New York-based artist Scott Daniel Ellison. We were not familiar with Ellison’s work but were immediately intrigued by the groupings of small illustrative paintings – dark yet humorous – with a painting style reminiscent of Marcel Dzama’s earlier painting style, but perhaps more expressionistic. Many of the works had sold, which was not surprising given the quality and the very affordable prices. Unfortunately, Saturday was the last day of […]

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama x Medicom Bearbrick

Recently, we stopped by Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama’s (interviewed) Brooklyn studio (here) and saw one of the coolest things he’s working on – a Bearbrick with famed toy makers Medicom on their next artist series release. Their last official design collab was 2 years ago with Kaws. The bearbrick is customized with a special pattern created by Matsu. It will come in a set that has both a 400% and 100% bearbrick. Like all artist collab bearbricks, these will be hard to find as there will […]

Studio Visits: Kevin Cyr

We recently stopped by Kevin Cyr’s Brooklyn studio to check out his latest body of work slated for his two-person show with Jessica Hess entitled “Temporal Spaces,” which was curated by Lainya Magana and opens at San Francisco’s White Walls March 6. Stepping into the space, we were amazed to see how productive Cyr has been since his last show at NYC’s Raandesk Gallery in January (covered). Covering floor to ceiling of one of his studio’s huge walls was a mosiac of detailed paintings – […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Supply & Demand” @ Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center (Day 1)

As Shepard Fairey’s retrospective museum show “Supply and Demand” landed in Cincinnati this past week for the final stop of the tour, AM was on hand to take part in all of the opening festivities! The fun kicked off Thursday night at the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), where about 125 people were on hand for a very special evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dinner with Shepard and Amanda Fairey. The guests in attendance were treated to a very private sneak preview of the show. In attendance were members of […]

Teaser: Greg Simkins @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We at AM are already looking forward to Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) solo show this summer after seeing a taste of what’s to come. Expected to fill both rooms of Joshua Liner gallery come June, we can only salivate thinking about the monster body of work that Greg is working. We’ll have more to follow as the show draws closer but perhaps this commission he did recently for Everlast can whet your appetite. Discuss Craola here.