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2010 Whitney Annual Gala & Studio Party

AM recently attended the Whitney American Museum’s Annual Gala and Studio Party celebration. The focus was to raise funds to continue the goal of supporting emerging and established American artists. Not only did the event raise more than $2.65 million this year with the help of art patrons all over New York and the US, the gala was also a celebration for a new project which will bring the Whitney to the Meatpacking district of Manhattan. Being in the digital age, it seemed the theme was to […]

Basel Week Miami ’10: Shepard Fairey @ Wynwood Walls

What’s Basel week without our friend Shepard Fairey? Fortunately, we don’t have to find out this year. He’s already down in Miami installing his mural inside the Wynwood Walls cafe with imagery including “Peace Elephant” and “Mujer Fatal”.  More image of the completed mural after the jump…

Preview: “Block Party” @ Carmichael Gallery

This Saturday night, November 13th, Carmichael Gallery will be holding a “Block Party” in Culver City with a group exhibition from Boxi, Krystian Truth Czaplicki, Gregor Gaida, Simon Haas, Sixeart, and Dan Witz.  Some of you may be more familiar with Witz’ eye-catching street work, but his apparently his fine art skills will be in full effect with a continuation of his series of paintings on the study of light. It will be nice to finally see one of these in person. More preview images […]

Preview: Femke Hiemstra & Ryan Heshka – “The Bone Shaped Bone” & “Super Things” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night in Seattle, two artists we have our eyes on, Femke Hiemstra and Ryan Heshka will be opening a show together at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Femke hails from the Netherlands and will be bringing a new body of work entitled “The Bone Shaped Bone” featuring her imaginative paintings, often on found objects like the book seen above. Ryan Heshka is an artist from Vancouver whose work we were recently introduced to at the Blabworld show. His new paintings are titled “Super Things” […]

Releases / Contests: Win a set of Hush prints

AM just recently brought you an update from Hush’s studio as he prepares for his solo exhibition ‘Found’ in New York. As part of the run up to his show, he is releasing a slew of hand finished print editions, both here in the UK and in New York at the exhibition itself. What’s more, Hush is running a pretty huge giveaway on his site this week where you can win a full set of the editions pictured above. Check out the all the details […]

Update: Shawn Barber

Have you been wondering what Shawn Barber’s (featured) has been up to since his solo at Joshua Liner in May (covered)? It looks like he’s still hard at work doing what he loves – paint.  Here you see him working on a huge painting of Shigenori Iwasaki (more photos after the jump), possibly for his show at Fecal Face Gallery in July next year. More detailed views after the jump…

Streets: Blu (France)

Another masterpiece from Blu went up in Rennes recently with the artist painting a creature made from our unwanted and discarded trash. Perhaps like the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz”, it seems to have found a heart for itself. Take a closer look after the jump…

Releases: Remi/Rough – ‘Phenomenology 0.1′ Screenprint

Literally hot off the presses comes this new release from Remi/Rough – his first screenprint entitled ‘Phenomenology 0.1′. Bursting with vibrant colours, this hand pulled print comes in an edition of 50 copies and is published by Laura McNamara. The 30 x 30 inch four coloured prints are a well priced £125, and is now available to grab here. Discuss Remi/Rough here.

Setup: Erica Il Cane – “We Were Living In The Woods” @ Fifty24SF

It looks like Erica Il Cane has started to transform the Fifty24SF space into a personal playground for his whimsical characters with paintings as well as murals inside and outside of the gallery. Rhinomilk (AM:SF) visited the Italian street artist and took some pics of the setup for you to peruse ahead of the opening of his show “We Were Living In The Woods” (previewed) tomorrow night. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Frieze Art Fair 2010 – Part I

Like Basel week for Switzerland and Armory week for New York, London has a signature week for art and it’s centralized around the Frieze Art Fair. This year, AM made the trip out to catch the well produced affair which was overwhelming in the amount of art displayed. Like most major art fairs, we needed to go back after day one to soak in more visual goodness. On our first pass, we stumbled on some notable works from George Condo, fresh photos from Ryan McGinley and a new direction from […]