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Teaser: “Freeflow” @ Roberts & Tilton

Piggybacking perfectly on their well rounded showing during Art Basel last month (covered), Roberts & Tilton is primed to kickoff the new year with a collection of work from their impressive stable of artists. Opening Saturday, January 8th, Freeflow will feature work from Noah Davis, Titus Kaphar, Barry McGee, Adam Pendleton, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley and Ai Yamaguchi, all of which made a successful splash down in South Beach and are now able to flex their creative muscle in Southern California. With the above preview […]

Broad Musuem Design Revealed

The much talked about Broad Museum finally has an architectural design. This honeycombed building with a projected cost of $130 million is the brainchild of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, a New York-based firm, and will feature 114,000 square feet of space spread over three stories. We will be definitely be looking forward to checking this and Eli Broad’s collection out when it opens in downtown LA. Via La Times.
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Update: James Jean – “Rebus” @ Martha Otero

We now have some more info to share with you after first bringing you news of a Los Angeles exhibition from James Jean (interviewed) the other day. Entitled Rebus and opening on March 12th, the much anticipated showing at Martha Otero will feature eight large scale paintings, one of which can be seen above and one from our previous post.  Apparently, Ninja from Die Antwoord is a fan of the piece above entitled Tiger as he was born in the year of the tiger. More […]

Teaser: “In The Nursery” @ Corey Helford Gallery

It looks like Ray Caesar will be part of a group of artists participating in the upcoming “In The Nursery” group show at Corey Helford Gallery. All the work in the show, like this exquisite piece (seen above) from the master of the digital arts, will focus on the themes of childhood, birth, and nursery art. We’ll have a preview for you soon but in the meantime, take a look at the artist list after the jump…

Preview: Paul Barnes – ‘Happy Valley’ @ Thinkspace

Paul Barnes brings his unique storytelling to Los Angeles this week in the form of his first LA solo show Happy Valley in Thinkspace’s project room. The Scottish artist uses a muted but warm colour palette within his work and the textured plaster backdrop applied to the board he paints on adds a beautiful and timeless depth to his playful compositions. Barnes’ work features a cast of superbly rendered characters steeped in folklore and narrative, and you should definitely try and check them out in […]

Preview: Mrzyk & Moriceau – “The Man With The Golden Gun” @ Ratio 3

In what is shaping up to be a true multi-media experience, collaborative art duo Mrzyk & Moriceau will be unveiling a new body of work, entitled The Man With The Golden Gun, this coming weekend in San Francisco. Opening January 7th at Ratio 3, the European artistic pairing known for their playful, optical illusory black-and-white ink drawings will be taking full advantage of gallery real estate with an installation including wall paintings, masks, and video animation. Their unique visual narrative, however, should shine brightest through […]

Teaser: James Jean – Solo Exhibition @ Martha Otero

Here’s some big news to ring in the new year.  James Jean (interviewed) will have his first solo exhibition of his fine art career in Los Angeles at Martha Otero.  Although the exact date is not yet released, it will be in March. Following up his highly acclaimed Kindling at Jonathan Levine in 2009 (covered), we hear the artist will be scaling it up with larger canvases featuring his unique mix of romantic, classical, youthful, sometimes surreal, and nostalgic paintings.  Keep an eye out as […]

Openings: Ryan McGinness – “Black Holes” @ Phillips de Pury (NYC)

For a New Year’s Eve treat, AM stopped by the Highline in Chelsea’s meatpacking district to check out Ryan McGinness’ outdoor installation located at Phillips de Pury’s 15th St. auction floor. Even more impressive in person when compared to our preview, the specially designed show was created with two parts in mind – an indoor display (more on that later) of his paintings during business hours and the other being a transformation with signature black-light treatment after sunset for the outdoor passersby via the Highline bridge […]

Banksy – “In the Event of a Divorce Cut Here” @ Christie’s “Dennis Hopper” Auction

Near the end of 2010, AM attended the afternoon session of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary auction (full results here.) This field trip was special in many ways for us. First, it served as the estate sale of legendary actor/collector Dennis Hopper’s impressive art collection with a chance for us to see many of the famous works he collected as we were shown in a video tour of his residence created before his passing. The second was to get a chance to bid on a unique variation of […]

Overtime Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

RIP: Andy Warhol’s older brother, John Warhola, died on Christmas Eve. “Frail and terrified” woman hospitalized after police dragged her out of Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea while she was howling in pain. LACMA gets $150,000 from Los Angeles to preserve and manage Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers. In time for Snowpocalypse 2010 – MoMA’s Snow, a Poem in Five Pictures. Isabelle Hayeur – Fighting Fire With Fire. An overview of the upcoming VIP Art Fair. Martha Cooper’s thoughts on Kenny Scharf’s Houston mural getting dissed. Kenny […]