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Showing: Damien Hirst – “Forgotten Promises” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

After bringing you a glimpse (when Murakami visited) of the inaugural show at the Gagosian in Hong Kong, the gallery has sent us a more detailed look at the installation of the show and views of the spacious interior. Forgotten Promises includes some favorites and some newer works from Damien Hirst such as stunning photorealistic oil paintings of butterflies, diamond cabinets, the much talked about diamond encrusted baby skull, and much more. Take a look at more images after the jump…
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Creative Process: Scott Musgrove

Seattle-based contemporary artist Scott Musgrove is a master of his craft. One of the preeminent members of the popsurrealist movement, he is known not only for his endless imagination in dreaming up extinct animal species and the wild worlds they inhabit, but also for his painterly expertise with oils in executing his whimsical vision. This technical proficiency and fantastical creativity was on full display during his solo exhibition, How Is The Empire? (covered), with Jonathan LeVine Gallery last year. For collectors and art enthusiasts alike, […]

Openings: Mark Mothersbaugh & Shepard Fairey – “The Big Picture” @ Subliminal Projects

Last Saturday night, “The Big Picture” opened at Subliminal Projects featuring the work of DEVO frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and Shepard Fairey’s (featured). The show is a joint project between two artists who are deeply involved with philanthropy with both recently named Art of Elysium Visionaries. More photos after the jump courtesy of Brandon Shigeta.

Teaser: Andy Denzler – “Freeze Frame Paintings” @ Michael Schultz Gallery (Seoul)

Swiss contemporary artist Andy Denzler will be dispatching a new body of work down to Seoul, Korea for an upcoming solo exhibition with Michael Shultz Gallery. Opening Thursday, Janurary 27th, the talented oil painter will show a selection of his uniquely constructed works, deliberately fragmenting his landscape based portraits in unusual ways. The resulting imagery almost has a look of a digital image in which the pixels had been reassembled imprecisely or the feel of a fading memory being recounted in ambiguous detail. With work […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Liber Novus” Limited Edition Print

Even though he has his hands full with a solo exhibition coming up this March in Los Angeles, James Jean has found time to release something for his fans.  Liber Novus is now available as limited edition print.  Here are the details: Edition of 50 17″ x 22″ (image size 16 x 20″) Beautifully reproduced with archival pigment ink on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper. Features accents of genuine Palladium Leaf Hand signed, numbered, and custom embossed. Cost: $200 Detail images of print after the jump…
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Details: KAWS x The Standard Light Bulb Set

We’re suckers for a great idea and also impatient when it comes to waiting for the delivery guys. So after posting about the KAWS x Standard Light Bulb Set, we headed to The Standard NY to cop this hot collaboration. Upon arrival, we were excited to see the shop already had the bulbs nicely installed. Even in the daylight the glowing XX’s were apparent from the dangled housing. The boxes were cleanly packaged and reminded us of our first fresh box of KK’s! Like all […]

Showing: Sweet Toof & Shan Hur – ‘Having a Dig’ @ Arch 402 Gallery

AM went to check out Sweet Toof and Shan Hur’s work last week in the two-person exhibition Having a Dig. Arch 402 Gallery was a new name for us, but the location was good, and the brickwork arched space located under an overground railway worked well for this pairing of very different artistic styles. Shan Hur plays with structure and has embedded a series of vintage brass horns into the very walls of the gallery. The archaeological removal on concrete around the instruments was left […]

VIP Art Fair

An art fair based on an interesting premise opened this weekend – the VIP Art Fair. As online sales have increased when compared to in-person sales at most galleries, it was only natural that a virtual art fair be the next “big idea”. What is surprising though are the heavyhitters that are backing it. Look at some of these founding galleries – David Zwirner, Gagosian, White Cube, and exhibiting galleries – Blum & Poe, Paul Kasmin, Gladstone, Emmanuel Perrotin, Perry Rubenstein. It seems collectors were […]

Previews: “Ahn-Nyung | Hello” @ LeBasse Projects

Tomorrow night, January 22nd, LeBasse Projects will bring in a Korean wave of talent to it’s Culver City showspace with their newest exhibition Ahn-Nyung or Hello. Curated by Jae Yang, the show features the works of four artists – Hyung Kwan Kim, Seok Kim, Yeonju Sung, and of particular interest to us here at AM - Jin Young Yu. You may remember our interview with her a couple years ago after her delicate and emotive sculptural works caught our eyes at an art fair. Take […]
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Preview: Brian Despain – “Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams” @ Roq La Rue Gallery

In his first exhibit with Seattle-based Roq La Rue since 2009’s Requiarium (covered), Brian Despain (interviewed) is primed and ready with a whole bag of new tricks for his upcoming show next month. Opening Friday, February 11th, Tin Machines and Mercuric Dreams will continue to highlight the artist’s expertise with the brush, with a new series of brilliantly rendered oil paintings of his personable robot characters in desolate landscapes rife with iconography and symbolism for the viewer to draw meaning and inspiration from. This exhibit, […]