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Studio Visits / Preview: David Choe – “Nothing to Declare” @ LAzarides Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, absence makes the heart grow founder… So, David Choe (featured), welcome home! After a six year hiatus from showing in LA, the man who paddle-boated down the Mississippi, safaried the Congo Jungle, was jailed in Japan, and once exhibited in an ice cream parlor, will be making his homecoming in the heart of Beverly Hills this April 23rd for an exhibition to blow the hinges off. AM had the pleasure of stopping by David Choe’s warehouse/studio earlier this week for a little visit […]

Preview: Souther Salazar Installation for Fumetto Festival

Souther Salazar recently put together a pretty dope installation piece for the upcoming Fumetto Festival in Switzerland (with an assist from Monica Choy). As you can see from his other installs for recent shows in New York & Los Angeles, Souther is quite skilled at creating these whimsical mixed media pieces that seem to jump straight out of one of his paintings. The exhibition will be Souther’s first solo in Europe and will feature larger paintings, comics, sculptures and drawings displayed along with “Alejandro”! More […]

Releases: Tomokazu Matsuyama x NSW x Medicom Bearbrick Pack

As hinted in our previous coverage of Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama’s (interviewed) collaboration with Medicom, there is another surprise collaborator in this project: Nike. The unique artwork/pattern designed by Matsu for the Bearbrick project was utilized for a Nike Sportswear package which is coming out this month. This very limited set contains the medicom bearbrick (covered), a slick NSW Sportsman Jacket and a newly designed Nike Tekapo Slide Sandal. Like the bearbrick, both the trench jacket and Tekapo sandal were specifically designed and accented by Matsu to complement the […]

Teaser: Shepard Fairey Mural for Deitch Projects

The famed mural space on Soho’s Houston Street is about to cycle on to the next artist. The last time that we checked in on the location, Os Gemeos had created a masterful work of street art (featured). That has all been buffed now in preparation for Shepard Fairey to hit this central spot with his own brand of urban beautification for his upcoming show at Deitch Projects. AM stopped by Shepard’s Studio Number Two on Friday (more on that later) and got a sneak peak […]

Interviews / Preview: Kristen Schiele – “Elektra” @ Sloan Fine Art

Brooklyn artist Kristen Schiele opens her latest solo exhibition in New York on Wednesday the April 21st at the always great Sloan Fine Art. Entitled “Elektra”, the show promises a collection of paintings depicting 70’s inspired B-Movie actresses in stripped down architectural settings. This is Kristen’s second solo with the gallery since 2008 when she held the honour of the gallery’s inaugural solo exhibition with a body of work entitled “My Dream Is Yours“. AM caught up with Kristen to find out a little more […]

Studio Visits / Preview: Hush – “Passing Through” @ Shooting Gallery

Transatlantic traveling artist Hush (interviewed) is set to pick up another stamp in his passport and some frequent flyer points in a couple of weeks time when his latest solo show entitled “Passing Through” opens at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery on May 1st. AM went over to his Newcastle studio space to check out the work in progress as he was almost about ready to crate and ship the work. The new body of work is set to signal a final farewell to his manga […]
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Preview: “Art From The New World” (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery) @ Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Something exciting is coming to the UK in the month of May in the shape of “Art from the New World”, an exhibition organized and curated by Los Angeles based Corey Helford Gallery. The exhibit will show a snapshot of the blossoming American new contemporary scene that we at AM love so much and is to be held at the location of last year’s Banksy versus the Bristol Museum – The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. If you’re in the UK, don’t miss this chance […]

Overtime: April 12-18

New work from James Jean. See in progress pics of this piece and others on his twitter. Scott Radke working on a batch of meerkats? New work from Retna/El Mac, Hush, Aiko, and Aakash Nihilani. ABC “discovers” Trustocorp, who opened his show in NY last week. A closer look at Escif’s London mural. Graffiti earrings for your girl. Martha Cooper speaks. Beverly Hills out of the running for Eli Broad’s museum. Burger King paper bag = art?  Yes! Apparently, Picasso liked blowjobs. An interview with […]
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Teaser: JR – “Women Are Heroes” @ Galerie Springmann.Varol

French photographer and activist JR will be opening his first show in Germany soon at the newly opened Gallery Springmann.Varol (formed with AM contributor Selim Varol) in Duesseldorf. The exhibition will be another showing of JR’s project, “Women Are Heroes”, (previously seen in Paris and London), which is also the subject of his film recently nominated for the Golden Camera at the Cannes Festival. From what we hear, the famed street photographer will be preparing a sick wall installation of 128 of his signature “speaker-eyes” […]

Showing: Anthony Lister – “You Call That a Back Rub..” @ Metro Gallery

Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) delightfully twisted view of superheroes has been on full display the last several weeks in Melbourne at the Metro Gallery. The show “You Call That a Back Rub..”, which closes tomorrow (April 18th), featured the Australian artists signature abstractionism of our favorite comic book characters, sculptures, and of course, a little performance art just like his show in NY (showing concurrently). More images after the jump, courtesy of Nice Produce.