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Rewind: Jun 2 – Jun 15

We have gathered another prime selection of art related video for you to enjoy in this newest edition of our Rewind feature. Topping the list is a new Guest Artist Series feature from Stussy that focuses on Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Take a look at the footage below as they take a rare look at him on tape as he talks about various aspects of his work and career. Other notable videos include: Harmony Korine’s Addict fragrance film for Dior. (via Slamxhype). Explore […]
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Previews: Michael Carson @ Arcadia Contemporary

This Thursday night (June 19th), Arcadia Contemporary in New York will be hosting the opening for Michael Carson’s new exhibition. For his first solo with the gallery, the Phoenix-based painter drew references for his chic women and impeccably dressed men by his observations of people on the streets. This love for fashion is evident in Carson’s work as well as the use of repeated patterns and motifs that add another layer of complexity to his work. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this […]
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Overtime: June 9 – June 15

More stories from the week that ended June 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Alex Da Corte’s exhibition A Night in Hell at Carl Kostyál. Artists and galleries battling eviction threats from landlord at building in Queens, NY. Petition to save Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station arts district from new development. Rembrandt previously said was a copy declared as definitely genuine. Unknown forger of Czech artwork fools even the experts. Knoedler & Company forger actually misspelled Pollock’s name on one of the pieces. […]
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Previews: Pedro Matos “Four Seasons” @ TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda)

Four Seasons is a new solo exhibition by Pedro Matos featuring four new oil paintings. Showing at the TMG (Teatro Municipal da Guarda) in Portugal, the body of work “deals with the ideas of ephemerality and decaying aesthetics present in the urban landscape, a recurrent theme in the artist’s practice.” The Portuguese artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, including The University of Arizona Museum of Art (Tucson), Philips de Pury (London), Goss-Michael Foundation (Dallas), The National Army Museum (London), Martha Otero […]
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Showing: James “Dalek” Marshall @ Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

James Marshall, or better known as Dalek (interviewed) by some of his fans, recently finished a series of murals at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Painting his distinctive color spectrum style throughout the institution including the SMoCA Lounge, Store@SMoCA, and a mural (co-commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art) in the outdoor courtyard wall that leads to SMoCA’s permanent James Turrell Skyspace, the Hurley affiliated artist and designer certainly left his mark. Photo credit: Sean Deckert / Calnicean Projects. Discuss Dalek here.
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Haroshi – “Battle At The Berrics VII” Trophy

Sculptor Haroshi (featured), who is deeply embedded in skate culture, has designed the trophy for The Battle At The Berrics VII. A fitting collaboration as the unique aesthetic of the Japanese artist features recycled skateboards as his raw materials. If you remember, Haroshi also created the BATB 5 trophy featuring a middle finger salute. This time around he decide to go with a lower leg and foot. You can follow the finals here on Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. PST if you are interested to see who will bring […]
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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – “I Love That You Love What I Love” @ Lazarides (Popup)

Coming up in October, Antony Micallef returns (see 2012) to show with Lazarides at a yet to be disclosed popup location in London. I Love That You Love What I Love will see the gifted painter reveal provocative new large-scale works alongside a selection of studies often featuring his distorted and unearthly figures that speak to what lies deep inside his psyche. Sample your eyes on these shots from the studio for now as we head closer to the opening. Photo credit: Ian Cox & Lazarides. Discuss […]
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David Shrigley for Sketch Restaurant (London)

Like what Damien Hirst’s art did for the Tramshed Restaurant, David Shrigley has now done for sketch in London. The Turner Prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned artist contributed 239 new works (available for purchase through Stephen Friedman Gallery) for the restaurant that now line the walls, the largest group of drawings that he has created. In addition, Shrigley has contributed new ceramic tableware (available for purchase online next year) that feature his distinctive text. Discuss David Shrigley here.
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Openings: JR – “The Close Up” @ Magda Danysz (Shanghai)

During AM‘s recent trip we stopped by the streets of Shanghai to participate in the phenomenon that is the Inside / Out photobooth truck. Next to follow that up, we stopped by Magda Danysz to catch JR’s (interviewed) latest show. Entitled The Close Up, this exhibition marks the return of the French artist to the gallery’s Shanghai location after four years (see the first show here). The works range from his grand photographs taken from projects around the world to his wood impressions to his haunting eye pieces […]
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “The Future is Always Now” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Running concurrently and staggered with the current G I R L exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris starting Thursday night (June 12th) will be a new show from Daniel Arsham. The Future is Always Now will be the New York-based artist’s ninth solo with the gallery and will feature about 20 artworks centered thematically around music, an interest seen previously with his collaboration with Pharrell. Fans of Arsham will want to stop by to see his unique views on future archeology with his eroded sculptures of […]