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Preview: Martin Wittfooth – “Tempest” @ Copro Gallery

New York artist Martin Wittfooth’s show “Tempest” is set to open this Saturday night, February 14th in Santa Monica at the Copro Gallery. Known for his vivid paintings of animals, often at their most primal moments, among the rusted and crumbling remnants of human society, Wittfooth will be bringing a new body of work, including sculptures. We love his palette and choice of color – see for yourself first hand this weekend if you are in the area. Wittfooth will be showing alongside Chris Ryniak. […]

Contests: Femke Hiemstra Giveaway

For those who missed the sold out show from Femke Hiemstra at Roq La Rue (RLR) last month, we have a special giveaway for you. Kirsten from RLR has put together a delightful little package to gift to one of our lucky readers. This includes a copy of Hiemstra’s “Rock Candy” book, a signed show card, and a VERY RARE limited edition giclee print of “Der Huter” (The actual edition was 10, but this is AP that was limited to 5, signed and numbered by […]

Openings: David Choe – “Character Assassination” @ Fifty24SF

David Choe opened his latest show, “Character Assassination” last Thursday night at FIFTY24SF. Choe, who has deep ties with both the Bay Area, as well as the Upper Playground family, brought an incredibly large turnout for his long awaited SF return. The reason attendees waited for upwards of thirty minutes to check out the show? Mostly because it was awesome! David came with enough artwork to fill two galleries, giving fans a chance to check out almost every limited edition print he’s ever done as […]

Interviews: LUDO

We recently caught up with LUDO, a Parisian street artist we told you about last year, for an interview session to learn more about him and his work. We talked a little about his recent series of street pieces entitled “Nature’s Revenge,” his background and techniques, and some exciting news about his first solo show – all this and more after the jump…

Video / Photo Essay: Ryan McGinley – “Lightness Of Being An Olympian”

After recently creating a video for Pringle of Scotland, photographer Ryan McGinley has moved on to the next project in his young directing career. “Lightness Of Being An Olympian” is a video he directed for the New York Times about the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In it, you can see some nice visuals and the characteristic color work that McGinley is famous for in some of his photography. Of course, the project also allowed him to document some of the action in a […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Galería Javier López

A pretty big show that seems to have been flying under the radar is KAWS’ upcoming show this month in Spain. Galería Javier López will be paying host to a new body of work from the New York-based street turned contemporary artist with the opening set for February 17th. It’s been almost a year since his solo at Honor Fraser and we’re sure that we aren’t the only ones fiendin’ for their KAWS fix. Discuss KAWS here.

Video: Adam Wallacavage

Have you ever wondered what the house of an artist who sculpts octopus chandeliers looks like? Well, if so, you are in luck because Hurley has done a video profile of Philly-based sculptor and photographer Adam Wallacavage. You may remember said octopus chandeliers from our article about his work with Tarino Tarantino or his documentation of ESPO’s “A Love Letter For You” project. Take a look as he talks about his work and shows everyone around his eclectic house. Discuss Adam Wallacavage here.
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Preview: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening & Day Sales

AM took a close look at the upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury in London this February and found a lot of work worth highlighting (as well as some that are definitely worth bidding on if you have the means). First up, we show you the best of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales (February 11-12), including interesting works by Hernan Bas, Banksy, Zhang Huan, Terence Koh, Barry McGee, Richard Prince (above), Yoshitomo Nara, Ai […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – David Kordansky Gallery

One of the most exciting galleries showing emerging art talent in Culver City, David Kordansky Gallery had a colorful and visually stunning booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary that contained a mixture of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography.  It included artists from their excellent gallery roster, including Amy Bessone, Aaron Curry, Mark Flores, Ruby Neri, Anthony Pearson, Mai-Thu Perret, and Lesley Vance. Check out the rest of the impressive artwork from the Kordansky booth after the jump…
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Preview: Victor Castillo – “Strange Fruit” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery (Los Angeles)

Showing alongside Miss Van tonight at Merry Karnowsky Gallery is Barcelona-based artist Victor Castillo. He follows up his debut show there last August with a new body of work entitled “Strange Fruit.” His deeply satirical work often takes what initially seem like harmless children – well, sausage nosed children – which on second look are engaged in situations they should not be involved in, with dangerous overtones all around. These children and their supposed innocence are appropriated for his commentary on subjects ranging from politics […]