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Beyond Eden ‘10: Shark Toof – Installation @ LeBasse Projects

Shark Toof debuted his first ever solo show with Culver City’s LeBasse Projects at Beyond Eden this past weekend. The prolific street artist mounted a visual assault utilizing his array of signature imagery, including sharks, cigarette boxes, comics and monsters. Using materials such as wood, spray cans, boxes, found materials and books, the artist filled nearly the entire space with art work. One wall featuring giant panels of screen-printed swimming sharks over a collaged and painted background would have been even larger if not for […]

Openings: Korin Faught, Krista Huot, & Mia @ Corey Helford

Recently, Korin Faught, Krista Huot, and Mia opened their joint exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City. The three talented artists, whom says are “taking the art world by storm”, have created three very unique takes on the feminine persona that span the historical art spectrum from neo-figurative to surrealist classicism. In case you missed it or would like to take a look back, here is our studio visit with Krista Huot. It provides a behind the scenes look at some of the […]

Preview: Chris Berens – “Leeuwenhart” @ Roq La Rue

In many respects, we here at AM have the wonderful purveyors of Roq La Rue to thank for opening our eyes – as well as those of many U.S. contemporary art fans alike – to the enchanting art of Chris Berens. It was with his debut stateside exhibit, Go West (covered), hosted by the Seattle gallery where the Amsterdam artist first spread his wings and soared across the pond into the imaginations of countless collectors that immediately fell in love with his unique artistic vision. […]

Previews: Craww ‘Droodlings’ @ Electrick Sheep, Newcastle

South Yorkshire artist Craww picks up his tools and treks to Newcastle for his debut solo show “Droodlings” at Electrick Sheep Gallery on October 14th. The exhibition promises a mixture of acrylic works on paper, canvas, found materials and collage, as well as a selection of limited edition prints. Craww caught AM’s eye earlier this year with his delicate figurative works, which contain a healthy mix of dark and dreamy surrealism in their narrative.  If you like your art to tell a story, with a […]

Overtime: October 3 – October 9

Maurizio Cattelan’s newest sculpture – L.O.V.E. is unveiled in front of the Italian stock exchange building. Save the arts in the UK!  And, watch this David Shrigley vid. Google celebrates its 12th birthday with a Wayne Thiebaud cake. Hernan Bas opened “The Hallucinations of Poets,” his third solo show with Victoria Miro on Oct. 7. A look inside Richard Colman’s and Kelsey Brookes’ studios. A new print from Scott Musgrove. Jose Parla and Faith47 interviewed. Zilda & Ro collabo in Paris, Roa in Spain, and […]

Beyond Eden ‘10: Bumblebee – “Bed Bugs” @ Carmichael Gallery

We at AM have been following Bumblebee’s work for a long time now and are now happy to provide coverage of his first ever solo exhibition. The buzzing and buzzed-about artist treated the Beyond Eden crowd to imagery of bees, children, environmental awareness and the joys of childhood, in an installation and collection of works that included sculpture and paintings. The colorful show was one of the top highlights of the entire fair and we are happy to hear that it completely sold out. See […]

Preview: Mark Warren Jacques “I’m Here Now” @ Gallery Hijinks

Mark Warren Jacques announces his formal arrival literally in San Francisco with his solo show “I’m Here Now,“ opening this week at Gallery Hijinks, and also metaphorically in the context of the wider art-world. AM has been keeping tabs on the artist, who was based in PDX before his relocation to the bay area. We’ve watched him go from strength to strength, with a series of both solo and group exhibitions over the last couple of years. Since we interviewed Mark around the time of […]

Streets: New Banksy x 3

Remember the Koons dog piece Banksy put up in April as part of the LA premiere of his documentary? Well, you knew it would only be a matter of time before he took on another famous canine – the Haring dog!  Take another look at this piece as well as a couple other new pieces in London, a take on The Clash’s London Calling cover and a robot box head piece after the jump… Guess the Simpsons project didn’t take up all his time.

Teaser: Neck Face – “Into Darkness” @ OHWOW (LA)

This Halloween, the City of Angles might as well be renamed the City of Demons in honor of Neck Face’s newest solo, Into Darkness. In what seems to be a perennial affair with Miami-based OHWOW, the notoriously enigmatic street artist will conjure the nightmarish iconography synonymous with the fall holiday – as well as his own art – in his trademarked sinister, satirical fashion. Just last year, the artist terrorized South Beach with his ghoulish imagery in a dramatic exhibit, comprised of works on paper […]

Openings: Damien Hirst – “The Souls” @ Paul Stolper Gallery

If the show involves Damien Hirst, even a show of framed foilblock prints of 4 different butterflies in an array of colors, you know people will come out to see what it’s all about.  The controversial art world superstar recently opened a show at Paul Stolper Gallery in London and the guest of honor (well, she should have been, at least) – Arrested Motion’s s.butterfly (who we here at the office strongly suspect was an inspiration for the show) was there to bring you the […]