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Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Blum & Poe

As a gallery with one of the largest physical spaces in Los Angeles, it was only fitting that Blum & Poe occupied the most real estate by any gallery at Art Los Angeles Contemporary.  Typically, a gallery may have a booth at a art fair.  Blum & Poe took up an entire room for themselves. One of the first sights you see as you enter the fair, the powerhouse Blum & Poe’s space featured pieces by artists on their spectacularly talented roster such as established […]

Art Focus: Scott Campbell – Lost Final Season Premiere

Since the big LOST premiere is tonight for the 5th and final season, we thought we would take this opportunity to introduce you to some of Scott Campbell’s always entertaining work. Fans love his well thought out watercolors because the content often includes clever inside jokes and the fact that his work is so simply addictive. Take a look at this example from one of his most popular series, “Showdowns”, where he references pop culture, frequently from the movie or TV realm, and paints confrontations […]

Showing: Amy Ross – “Brother Wolf” @ Steven Zevitas Gallery

Amy Ross recently opened what sounds to be a deeply personal show. “Brother Wolf”, in Boston at the Steven Zevitas Gallery. Although most readers may be more familiar with her previous work with her signature blending of the plant and animal kingdoms, Ross has chosen to take this new set of paintings in a new direction. Because of her strong anti-war views, she has struggled with the fact that her brother is in the military. Moved by her siblings photos of his recent tours of […]

Studio Visits/Preview: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “In Case You’re Lost” @ Frey Norris

Last month, we gave you a little teaser of Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama’s (interviewed) west coast solo at Frey Norris. Now, we bring you an exclusive studio visit & sneak peek into some of the mind boggling pieces that will grace the gallery walls come this Thursday, February 4th (6pm-8pm). As you can clearly see from the latest incarnation of his iconic “Runnin’ Deep” imagery, he’s going for the gusto. With bolder colors and even bolder compositions, this is one of the shows that we’re looking forward to […]

Roa shows in Cologne & Paris

Up-and-coming Belgium-based street artist Roa had a show open last weekend (running until March 13th) in Germany at the ArtyFarty Gallery. As you can see in the picture above, he also found time to get up some pieces in and around the streets of Cologne. He will also no doubt do the same in Paris if he plans on attending his show opening there this Thursday, February 4th, at Galerie Itinerrance. Roa’s has made his name by wandering the streets of Europe putting up large-scale […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair 2010

For one 4-day weekend, the spectacular Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood was the site of the first ever Art Los Angeles Contemporary, which took place January 28-31.  Almost every top gallery in Los Angeles and a few from around the world participated in the event, showing new works from emerging to internationally-recognized blue chip artists.  In addition to the exhibitors, the fair also hosted a series of special programming throughout Los Angeles, including artist lectures, panels, events and film screenings.  Of course, AM was […]

Aakash Nihalani x Sean John Pop Up Store

When Sean John opened up their pop-up store last weekend in Miami Beach, just in time for Super Bowl, it was with the artwork and design of Aakash Nihalani (who just opened his show at Carmichael Gallery). His classic colored geometric pieces could be seen in the front display as well used creatively throughout the store. Take a look after the jump…
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Interviews: Colin & Sas Christian

As mentioned in our preview (here & here), Colin & Sas Christian are set to open their show “Inner Space” this week at the Opera Gallery in London. Opening on February 4th, the show will feature Colin’s signature large scale anime-inspired sculptures and Sas’ paintings of luminous and iconic doe-eyed femme fatales as the US-based husband and wife duo return to their home country. Although they work in different mediums, one can see their work shares a common thread through their experiences together, as well […]
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Studio Visits: David Choe

AM swung by David Choe’s satellite studio for a visit as the artist was preparing for his upcoming show at  FIFTY24SF.  Choe, who lives and works in New York City, has deep roots with both Los Angeles and the Bay Area and has maintained a makeshift studio a half hour south of San Francisco for the past two years.  Part recording studio, part screen print press, this live/work space provides the ideal creative getaway for the ever traveling artist.  David opened his doors for a […]

Video: Kehinde Wiley x PUMA x Africa x World Cup

While his former assistants Kevin Cyr and Jason Bryant opened their own show in NY, Kehinde Wiley was busy working with on a new World Cup project with PUMA in Africa. Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, John Mensah of Ghana, and Emmanuel Eboué of Ivory Coast, three of Africa’s brightest soccer stars, sat down with Kehinde and posed for individual portraits as well as one all together symbolizing the unity of their continent. Take a look at the video documenting the project above as well as […]