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Preview: Ashley Wood – “Gathering” Group Show (Beijing)

Opening in Beijing towards the end of the month will be “Gathering”, a group show involving Ashley Wood, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed), Dorophy Tang, Kenny Wong, Phil Hale, Rufus Dayglo, and Threezero, a convergence of art, comics, toys, and sculptures. Wood recently released some images of what to expect including some of his signature gritty paintings of war, robots, and sexy women. More pics after the jump…

Previews: David Choe Monograph Book

David Choe’s (featured) is finally set to release his monograph from Chronicle Books. The self-titled book is 10 years in the making as it details the life, art and cool happenings from David’s illustrious career thus far. We can tell you how awesome this 288 page bad boy is, because we were fortunate enough to preview this with David when we visited his studio before his amazing “Nothing to Declare” show at LAzarides 90210. The good folks at Chronicle had just FedEx’d him a publisher’s proof for […]
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Studio Visits: Joe Sorren

It’s fun when your artistic heroes turn out to be as cool as you want them to be, and through all of the love we’ve given to Joe Sorren over the last couple of years, you know that AM was thrilled to visit the artist in his Flagstaff studio last year. Joe took us through his huge studio space where he has a painting area, office, library, drying room and a practice space for his beautiful upright bass he plays in his roots / bluegrass […]

Openings: Herakut – “Happy Doubt Day” @ Gallery Springmann.Varol

German collaborative artists Herakut (interviewed) opened their show “Happy Doubt Day” (previewed) recently at Galerie Springmann.Varol. Along with paintings utilizing their signature mix of photorealistic and graffiti elements, the duo also introduced sculptural pieces that translated their paintings fantastically into 3D form. Also wowing the crowd was a large immersive installation. More photos after the jump…

Fame Fest ’10: Nunca

Another great street artist, Nunca, has started attacking the walls of Grottaglie for this year’s Fame Festival. Set to open in September, it appears that Brazil will have another representative with this expansive mural holding judgment on those in the Italian town that have profited from the earth. More pics after the jump…
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Openings: Lisa Yuskavage @ Greengrassi Gallery

AM favorite Lisa Yuskavage is currently exhibiting at London’s Greengrassi Gallery. The New York based artist comes at us with another collection of dazzling works featuring her ever sultry figures of women in their natural state. What’s really cool is that she’s continuing to create smaller works to compliment the larger canvases which already run a pretty penny (hundreds of thousands), much like this gem we saw at David Zwirner from last year’s Art Basel Miami. Check out this breathtaking parade of paintings after the […]

Behind the Scenes: Logan Hicks @ Galerie Itinerrance

Logan Hicks (interviewed) recently opened his solo show in Paris with the good people at Galerie Itinerrance, who were nice enough to send over some behind the scenes pics leading up to the opening. Not only is Logan known as one of the most skillful stencil artists out there, but he is also behind alot of the street events out there as an organizer, promoter, and all around glue guy in the scene – not to mention the best beard in the business. More pics […]

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Familiar Strangers” @ Lebasse Projects

This past Saturday saw the opening of Yoskay Yamamoto’s (featured) exhibition “Familiar Strangers”. It is the third solo show by the artist at LeBasse Projects and features a diverse range of work, including paintings on panel and canvas, sculptures made of cast resin and metal, and hand carved wood sculptures. The well-attended opening included artist friends Audrey Kawasaki, Luke Chueh, Edwin Ushiro, Nate Frizzell, and Bumblebee. More after the jump…

Streets: D*Face skate ramp

Last weekend, AM got the call from D*Face that he was up to some mischief in London, so hopped on the train to go and see what his latest project involved. Remember we showed you the pool D*Face painted in LA last year? What we got was a similarily was great piece of pop-street art fusion here in the UK. D was recently commissioned by skate company REAL to create the artwork for three of it’s riders – Brock, Busenitz and Ramondetta – new signature […]

Overtime: June 6 – June 12

Willy Verginer goes swimming in concrete. New massive Anish Kapoor sculptures. Read Jeffrey Deitch’s first interview since becoming MOCA’s director Warhol shows at at Prism. And, he’s part of a mini-gallery on the moon. Most valuable auction in history. New work on the streets from Escif, Roa, Mac and Retna and a Sam3 timelapse. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it’s not panning out.” – Shepard Fairey A new book from Ericailcane. New work from Jeremiah Ketner and Dan May. Kozyndan exhibition […]