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Preview: John Brophy & Melissa Forman @ Roq La Rue

This Friday night in Seattle, art lovers will be in for a treat as not one, but two talented artists open a joint show together at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Both John Brophy and Melissa Forman focus their narratives on female protagonists with imagery filled with symbolism and mysticism. While Forman has mixed in her love for the natural world, it looks like Brophy has added in some religious references to his new paintings. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: Daniel Danger @ Cotton Candy Machine

Fans of printmaking should head over to the Cotton Candy Machine in New York on July 8th.  Tara McPherson’s boutique and art gallery will be hosting a solo show from Daniel Danger (interviewed). The New England based artist recently sent our friends at OMG Poster a look at some of the screenprints that will be available (seen above and after the jump). Daniel will be attending the opening in person and no doubt will also be bringing along rock posters and originals featuring his melancholic look at old […]

Releases: New Murakami Prints

Remember when we posted some interesting gems gleaned from Takasahi Murakami’s twitter. We now know where some of these prints Murakami-san was furiously signing in this photo are headed – to Hidaro Zingaro. For those who haven’t heard, this is the new gallery for the Super-Flat founder’s Kaikai Kiki division that opened in April, located on the third floor of Nakano Broadway (site of the previous Inochi display). The prints were released today, June 9th Tokyo time so head over to their website to see if you […]

Releases / Publications: Tauba Auerbach – “[2,3]” Pop-up Book

As we first previewed over half a year ago, it appears the much-anticipated, highly ambitious Tauba Auerbach pop-up book has finally worked out all the production kinks and is ready for an official release. Published by Printed Matter in a hand signed and numbered edition of 1,000 (with 100 proofs), [2,3] is comprised of six individual pop-up sculptures, each housed in its own cover and collectively assembled in a custom slipcase. Exploring the dynamics between two dimensions and three dimensions, a common theme in Auerbach’s […]

Openings: Jasper Johns @ Matthew Marks

When the subject of “best living artist in the world” comes up, the one artist always on everyone’s list is Jasper Johns.  And with good reason.  The eighty-one year old legend is one of the most influential figures in art, almost single-handedly moving it away from Abstract Expressionism and laying the foundation for Pop and Minimalism.  His Flag paintings are as visible a part of American culture as  the hot rod or baseball. One of Johns’ best known series is his numbers works. Using the […]

Streets: EWOK & Sever (Israel)

Since we last reported on EWOK (coverage of his show at Known Gallery) and Sever (Montana Cans Across America), the two MSK members have join forces while taking a trip to Israel.  Not only did they get up on numerous walls with beautiful complex pieces like the one above, they also took time to leave tributes to the recently freed REVOK – one of them on the Hebron Police Precinct! More after the jump…

Streets: Herakut (Tel Aviv)

German collaborative duo Herakut have been keeping busy recently.  After hitting up Los Angeles and New Hampsire with a series of shows and walls, they traveled to Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv to participate in the CASTRO Street Project with two murals entitled If I gave up my arms could you teach me how to be happy? and I took my world apart just to be here with you. More pics of their collaboration with Cantwo and Suiko after the jump…
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Openings: Kaws – “Passing Through” Companion @ The Standard (NY)

Today, AM was on hand to catch the arrival of the mother of all Kaws Companions (so far). This Passing Through Companion was hauled over from the backyard of the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, where it was last exhibited and dropped off in the front yard of The Standard Hotel in New York. When we stopped by, the crew was busy creating the platform for the figure, while tourists of the trendy Meatpacking district kept stopping to take pictures of the imposing sculpture. We even tried […]

Releases: Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings (Part II)

It’s been a couple of years since we told you about the mini-paintings from Naoto Hattori, so we thought it would be a good time for a reminder seeing that he just released a new batch.  These incredibly detailed pieces are released periodically and are amazing to see in person when you realize how small they are (the one above is only 3.7 x 3.7 inches). If you are interested, make sure you join the mailing list here.  Its a perfect way to get a regular […]

Preview: “Post 9/11″ @ OHWOW (LA)

After kicking things off at their new Los Angeles space earlier this year with Scott Campbell’s Noblesse Oblige (covered), quickly followed up by a unique body of work from David Benjamin Sherry, OHWOW will look to continue making waves with an impressive summer group exhibition. Including such blue chip names as Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow, Agathe Snow, and Aaron Young, the Miami-based transplant gallery has brought out some of the big guns to further their […]