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Art Basel Switzerland 2010 – Part 1

There are many art fairs each year around the world, but there is one that draws the biggest galleries, the most eye-popping works of art and the wealthiest collectors, and that of course is Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This year, for the first time, AM was there for the big show, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. And it seemed that the top-end collectors were also impressed, as the show was packed and buzzing from preview to closing, with many galleries reporting excellent […]

Video: Herakut – “Happy Doubt Day” @ Galerie Springmann.Varol

Our friend Frankie just sent us this dope video created by Herakut (interviewed) recapping the freshness that was their show “Happy Doubt Day” at  Galerie Springmann.Varol. Much like the video that Hera posted last year, you get to see their amazing artwork get animated as the dynamic duo brings this show to life. Discuss this show here. Discuss Herakut here.
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Streets: Mac & Retna Mural (Completed) @ Culver City

You may remember seeing the in-process images of this mural we previewed a few weeks back. Well, here it is in its fully completed glory. Mac and Retna once again beautify Los Angeles with a spectacular piece of street art for one and all to enjoy. The mural is located on 3030 S La Cienega Blvd., right by some of the best galleries in California, so make it a art-filled day trip and check it out for yourselves. More images after the jump…

Openings: Todd Schorr – “Designed for Extinction” @ Otis College of Art & Design

On Saturday night, the greater Los Angeles area was very fortunate to host another show from Todd Schorr (featured) after his solo last year at Merry Karnowsky. After the legendary artist took a five year hiatus from exhibiting in the area, here is a second show, all in the span of one year. The  exhibition at the Otis College of Art and Design is a ten-year retrospective looking back at Todd’s illustrious career since his move to Los Angeles, and as such, featured many paintings, […]

Openings: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Yesterday, AM attended the exhibition opening of Brooklyn-based artist and designer Brian Donnelly, a.k.a KAWS, at the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. The first ever solo museum exhibition for the famed urban contemporary artist was nothing short of inspiring. Mixing one part retrospective and one part fresh works created a dynamic survey of a career that has influenced a range of design and popular culture. From his humble street/graffiti origins to graphic/vinyl design work to his current relevance in the world of […]

Openings: Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

New York put out a big welcome for Jeff Soto (featured) when he rolled into town for the opening of his solo show in Chelsea at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery last night. The Riverside native and originator of the Sotofish put to together a stunning collection of work entitled “Life Cycle” featuring contemplative paintings of the joys and sorrows of life, death, and everything in between. Jeff has added more detail and depth into this new batch of work which definitely shows. Take a look […]

Preview: “SHRED” @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery

Perry Rubenstein Gallery, known to most readers as the gallery that represents Faile (featured), opens an exhibition curated by Carlo McCormick next month, titled “SHRED”. The show focuses on collage-based work by a diverse group of artists, ranging from fine artists to street artists, those who create subversive works on newsprint to those who animate cutout paper silhouettes. They include Bruce Connor, Jack Walls, Dash Snow, Gee Vaucher, Faile, Shepard Fairey (featured), Leo Fitzpatrick, Mark Flood, Eric Foss, Judith Supine, Swoon (interviewed), Brian Douglas aka […]

Video: Mike Stilkey x Hurley Timelapse

After seeing pictures of Mike Stilkey’s (interviewed) latest book installation coming together for his current solo show, “Reminiscent” at Hurley’s new )( Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, Ca. it left us wondering just how he puts such an installation together. When you begin to analyze the logistics of working with the spines of 5,000 books as your canvas, it got us to thinking just how the books are selected and assembled, and how this giant Jenga puzzle doesn’t fall over! All our questions are answered […]

Teaser: Best|Ever – “The Delicacy of Passion” @ 55DSL / Studio55, London

UK artist duo and graffiti crew Best|Ever are set to bring a sampling of new work to a pop-up show in London next week entitled “The Delicacy of Passion”. Best|Ever bring a classy take on street art with their unique anatomically themed subject matter and exquisite can control resulting in some of the best looking photo-realism achieved with a spray can we’ve seen. The canvas works this duo will present bring their compositions into a smaller, indoor scale. The focus on the darker side of […]
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Preview: Dan Baldwin – “A New Life” @ Signal Gallery

Dan Baldwin (interviewed) is currently putting the finishing touches to a new body of work set to be shown next month at Signal Gallery in London. “A New Life” opens on Thursday, July 1st and looks to reflect upon recent changes in the UK artist’s personal circumstances, such as a change of location and also the great tamer that is fatherhood. Dan describes his new work as “Mozart fighting Motorhead” with his approach to the work coming from a more delicate place and evolving organically […]