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Teaser: Shepard Fairey April 2010 Exhibition @ Deitch Projects

The recent appointment of Jeffrey Deitch as the new Director of MOCA has spurred much rumor and speculation regarding the continued operation of Deitch Projects and their scheduled exhibitions.  It has been confirmed by the museum and by Mr. Deitch himself that all commercial activity on his end will cease by June 1, 2010, meaning Deitch Projects as we all know it will shutter. What happens to his staff and stable of artists is still yet undetermined, however, we at Arrested Motion have received word […]

Phil Frost x UNDFTD’s Billboard Project

Seeing that Phil Frost’s epic show at the PRISM with Barry McGee is still showing, it’s good timing for him to collaborate with Undefeated, mega clothing and lifestyle brand, on their billboard project. Frost joins the long list of luminaries such as Kehinde Wiley, Robert Williams, Jose Parla, Os Gemeos, Kaws, and Raymond Pettibon in designing the sign above the Undefeated store location on La Brea in Los Angeles. Another image after the jump…

Openings: Krista Huot – “Nepenthe” @ Gallery 1988 (SF)

Krista Huot (interviewed) opened her first-ever solo show this past weekend at Gallery1988SF.  AM was on hand the day of the opening to catch up with Krista as she was putting the finishing touches on her latest body of work.  “Nepenthe,” an ancient drug used to cure sorrow and depression through forgetfulness, is truly a fitting name.  By reminding and reinterpreting the forgotten stories and fairy tales of our youth, Huot effectively reinvigorates our imaginations, and as promised, cures our sorrow with her playful and […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for Jan 14 – Jan 16

2010 is upon us and it looks to be an exciting year in the art world. Things officially get kicking this week with a slew of openings taking place around the globe. Leading the charge this weekend is the new body of work from Josh Keyes opening at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC this Saturday. Featuring some of his largest work yet, and his first self portrait, this show is not to be missed and is expected to sell out in advance of the opening. […]

Teaser: Andrew Schoultz – “Crisis” @ Jerome Zodo Contemporary (Milan)

Another show we are looking forward to in March is Andrew Schoultz’s solo in Italy at the Jerome Zodo Contemporary.  Entitled “Crisis,” the exhibition opens on March 11th and will include this amazing large scale (11′ x 24′) piece “Monument Yard. (Monument to Turbulent Times)” which was about one and a half years in the making. It was originally on view at the Torrance Art Museum for an exhibition titled “Zoom” and will now make it’s way to Milan. Take a closer look at some […]

Preview: Kevin Cyr & Jason Bryant – “Behind the Curtain” @ Raandesk Gallery

We’ve been following the work of Brooklyn artist Kevin Cyr for a little while now and we were excited to hear that he has a new body of work appearing at Raandesk Gallery of Art in New York. “Behind the Curtain” also features Jason Bryant, whom Cyr met whilst they were both working as assistants for Kehinde Wiley. Sounds like both artists will be producing large scale oil paintings for the show – Cyr’s on wooden panels and Bryant’s on canvas. Cyr’s mark making depicts […]

Streets: Banksy vs. Robbo not finished

It looks as though Robbo and his crew have painted over another one of Banksy’s pieces in Camden. If you remember, what set off this confrontation was Banksy painting over one of Robbo’s historical throwups, which was over 20 years old (although the feud probably had its origins from even earlier).  After Team Robbo went back and remixed THAT Banksy piece, they now modify another one implying that Mr. B is fishing for street cred. What is making what Team Robbo is doing more effective […]

Teaser: Lola – “Ipsum Factum” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Looking ahead to March, we see that Lola will be unveiling a new body of work “Ipsum Factum” at the Corey Helford Gallery. While working on her second solo show (first solo covered here) at the Culver City gallery, she says “every day is a lesson and a challenge, with noticeable evolution and growth.” For this show, she will be exploring the relationships between humans and animals. Here we see her posing pretty next to one of the paintings she is working on.  Take a […]

Benefit: “The Partnership for the Homeless” Auction hosted by Larry Gagosian

On Friday, January 29, 2010, Larry Gagosian is hosting a benefit auction at his gallery in New York City in support of The Family Resource Center of The Partnership for the Homeless.  The event is co-chaired by artist Richard Serra and his wife Clara and the Principal Auctioneer is Tobias Meyer, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s.  The spectacular artwork can be seen at the auction website and includes some fantastic pieces by today’s top artists, including the above pictured Richard Serra 80″x80″ painting […]

Releases: Alex Pardee’s Digested Rainbow Giclee

Releasing later today is Alex Pardee’s “Digested Rainbow” giclee. “Digested Rainbow” was one of the standout pieces from his “Letters from Digested Children” show that we covered last year at FIFTY24SF. Limited to an edition of 50, the giclee comes signed and numbered and measures in at 17″ x 22″. Available sometime today through Hi-Fructose.