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Openings: Moby – “Destroyed” @ Kopeikin Gallery

During this past weekend, the Kopeikin Gallery hosted a show which featured music artist and electronic pioneer Moby. The event was actually a book signing also that displayed a collection of the artist’s photography taken during his travels and concerts around the world. The book, titled Destroyed, is a companion piece to his most recent album of the same name and a portion of the photography included point of view shots taken during various concerts. It’s always interesting to see an artist take a different […]

Preview: Damien Hirst – “Legend” & “Myth” @ Chatsworth House

Currently on view at the Chatsworth House grounds in the UK through October 31st is the annual Sotheby’s Beyond Limits sculpture exhibition. Included in this year’s showing are two new works from Damien Hirst entitled Legend and Myth, which are his dissected portrayals of a winged horse and a unicorn. This new series of work appears to be an extension of his signature formaldehyde animals, with a focus now on mythical creatures. The sculptures are up for sale and range from the 1930s to the […]

Previews: Joe Sorren – “In A Garden Where” @ Dorothy Circus

Dorothy Circus definitely picked the right artist for their 5th anniversary show in Joe Sorren (featured). The Flagstaff-based artist will be present five new luminous paintings collectively entitled In A Garden Where, with the public opening set for October 8th in Rome. Joe will be in town to greet his fans as well as sign his new book, so here is your chance to meet the renowned painter in person if you are local. More preview images after the jump…

Streets: El Mac – “Spirit of Summer” (Canada)

As summer is drawing to an end, AM thought we would draw attention to this mural from Los Angeles-based El Mac, who recently visited one of his favorite cities, Montreal, Canada. Entitled Spirit of Summer, this piece is an interpretation of a young Rose Phillips, the namesake of the neighborhood this is in, Rosemont. More in progress photos from the master of can control after the jump…

Streets: Phlegm (London)

As you saw in our London Instagram Roundup last week, Phlegm was in London recently and painted some of the walls of the Foundry Building on Old Street with his signature characters. It looks like the Sheffield-based street muralist hasn’t finished with Shoreditch yet as he recently added this airship piece at the Zetland House to the long list of fantastical vessels he’s painted in the past, although this time he’s taking to the skies instead of to the water. More photos from unusualimage after the […]

Releases: David Shrigley – “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?” @ WORD Bookstore

On Thursday, September 22nd, David Shrigley will be at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY to celebrate the launch of WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? The evening will include a talk, book signing and sharpie tattoos by the Glasgow-based artist. East River Tattoo will also be on hand to permanently ink Shrigley drawings onto his most serious fans, a ballsy act amongst diehard fans last seen during the Frieze 2010 Art Fair. There will also be a raffle, sponsored by Anton Kern Gallery, for the […]

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Picking Up Where We Left Off” @ LeBasse Projects – Culver City

This past Saturday, LeBasse Projects in Culver City debuted Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) new solo exhibition. Entitled Picking Up Where We Left Off, this most recent work by the L.A.-based artist continues to show a great sense of artistry that he’s been building upon during the last few years. Combining both paintings and sculptures, the work on display clearly shows the effort and detail-oriented approach that the artist took forth during the process leading up to his show. This time around, Yamamoto focused on both his Japanese […]

Openings: KAWS – “Hold The Line” @ Honor Fraser (Part II)

Last Saturday night, Honor Fraser unveiled KAWS’ latest exhibit named Hold The Line to large crowds and fans of the New York-based artist. In our previous article, we brought you an in-depth look at the paintings and sculptural work from the street turned contemporary artist. For the second part of our coverage, take a look at the actual opening where KAWS greeted and talked to collectors, friends, and admires alike, even taking time to sign and sketch in some books. More photos after the jump […]

Benefit / Preview: MTV RE:DEFINE @ Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas)

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation will be holding a benefit art auction and exhibition entitled RE:DEFINE to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of the AIDS virus. Curators for the event, The Future Tense, have put together a diverse roster of 30 artists (full list here) including Shepard Fairey, Katrin Fridriks, Polly Morgan, D*Face, Haroshi, Brian Adam Douglas (Elbow-Toe), Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Dan Witz, Faile, James Marshall (Dalek) with Ben Eine scheduled for a large-scale public installation. Hosted at the Goss-Michael Foundation in […]

Streets: CityLeaks Summary – Faith47, DAL, ROA, Herakut, INTI

We’ve already shown you the walls that Blu and Ethos painted for the CityLeaks Festival in Germany, but it looks like it’s time for a summary of some of the rest of the participants. As we have become accustomed to, street artists Faith47 and DAL worked on murals with religious overtones and frenetic energy respectively. Belgium-based ROA brought his new skinned animal concepts from indoors to outdoors. Herakut painted one of their signature collaborative pieces for their home country with some of their pensive lettering. […]