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Art HK ’11: “HONG KONG Terry Richardson” @ Diesel

During the recent Art HK ’11, controversial photographer extraordinaire Terry Richardson presented a body of Asian themed work, aptly dubbed HONG KONG Terry Richardson, with clothing company Diesel. The selection of toned down, while still edgy portraits centered around celebrities native to the city of Hong Kong. A book by the same name, produced in conjunction with Ooi Botos and limited to 1000 copies, offers up Richardson’s entire catalog of photographs taken in Hong Kong during his travels there. More installation shots after the jump.

Overtime: May 30 – June 5

A video interview with Miss Van. See the our coverage of the show here.  Also, a look at the creative process for her piece at the MOCA. Patrick Martinez takes his neon signs to the streets of Los Angeles. LA Times art critic Christopher Knight on MOCA’s Art in the Streets. Video 1 of 6: Burning Candy’s LL Brainwashed issues a throw down to Mr Brainwash. R.I.P. Dream. Damien Hirst signs and doodles a stripper’s panties. Christie’s Asia sales this year so far up 68% […]

Openings: Gaia – “Succession” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Exhibiting alongside Mars-1 (covered) and Miss Van (covered), Gaia took full advantage of the opportunity to show on his largest stage to date by transforming the Project Room at Jonathan Levine Gallery into dynamic visual feast. Much like his solo exhibition in Chicago in March, Resplendent Semblance (covered), the Baltimore-based street artist presented a selection of of his signature mixed media linocut decolloage works, along with a piece that incorporated oil paints into the equation as he illustrated his ability with more traditional techniques. As […]
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Openings: Nathan Spoor – “Phantom Passport” @ Bold Hype Gallery

We haven’t seen an exhibition in person from Nathan Spoor in a while (although we did enjoy his curation of the Suggestivism show), so we headed over to the Bold Hype Gallery in New York a couple weeks ago to check out his new body of work – Phantom Passport. Viewing Nathan’s paintings is like enjoying glimpses of alien cities or taking a look inside their otherworldly palaces. We think you will enjoy his rich, colorful, and imaginative landscapes as well so head over before […]

Preview: Culver City Artwalk 2011

We’re sure many of our readers will be strolling the annual Culver City Artwalk today (2-8pm) visiting their favorite galleries and related events. Here are some suggestions for those heading out starting with some group shows at Thinkspace and LeBasse Projects and ending with some that are currently showing – Zhang Huan at Blum & Poe and Flight & Fable at Corey Helford. Gary Baseman’s (featured) ChouChous and Wildgirls (above) will also be out there entertaining the crowds with their art performance Giggle and Pop.

Showing: “Street a.k.a. Museum” @ Portsmouth Museum of Art – New Hampshire – Part II

Having shown AM readers some outdoor work that was put up as part of Street a.k.a. Museum (curated by LeBasse Projects’ Beau LeBasse) at the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire, we now bring you some glimpses of the work inside the museum, as well as additional street work.  Check out work by all your favorites, including Bumblebee, Herakut, Shark Toof, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, and Andreas von Chrzanowski, as they dominate New Hampshire indoors and out. More images, courtesy of the museum, after the jump…

James Marshall (aka Dalek) @ Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery (UAB)

After ten straight days of painting, albeit with the help of some university art students, Dalek (interviewed) has completed a massive four panel, site-specific installation within the Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama. With minimalism more reminiscent of his Psych Optic Black Light Fuzz (Part 1 & Part 2) exhibitions over the winter than some of his more traditional work, the street artist turn gallery veteran utilized simple geometric forms and subtle shades of blue to strong effect. On display through August […]

Richard Prince @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Last week at their Central Hong Kong space, Gagosian Gallery opened an exhibition of work from New York-based contemporary artist Richard Prince. Timed perfectly to coincide with Art HK ’11, the exhibition marked the first solo effort in Asia for the famed photographer, painter, and mixed media artist. In a similar fashion to that of his recent Paris exhibition, this body of work presented a wide range of Prince’s repertoire, focusing on his various Untitled photographs series, as well as his Nurse overpaintings and his […]

Openings: Tat Ito – “Memento Mori” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We were impressed with the preview images we saw from Tat Ito’s debut New York solo show, Momento Mori, at the Joshua Liner Gallery, but were still blown away after seeing the paintings in person at the opening. Ito’s new paintings retain much of what we loved in his previous work, such as the humorous and unique costumed characters and delicate silver-leafed backgrounds. However, with this collection, Ito has taken his art stylistically and thematically further than anything he has done previously . Two pieces […]

Streets: Montana Cans Across America

As most graf and street artists know, one of the suppliers of their tools of the trade is spray paint company Montana Cans. The Germany-based business now has a new project called Montana Cans Across America where a team of graf artists consisting of Smash 137, Wane and Sever take a 8-day roadtrip through the South. Here are some shots of the results of their hard work in Nashville from photographer Ruedione. Check it all out after the jump.