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Streets: Kenny Scharf (New York)

The changing of the guards is in progress as the legendary mural space on the corner of Bowery & Houston in New York’s SoHo is set to undergo a new transformation under the spray cans of street legend Kenny Scharf. The iconic wall which housed the Haring tribute transitioned to Os Gemeos to Shepard Fairey to Barry McGee and now back full circle to Kenny Scharf who was a peer and friend to the late Keith Haring. AM caught up with Kenny at the spot […]

Preview: Tristram Lansdowne – “Archimancy” @ LE Gallery

In a potential nod to famous futurist Buckminster Fuller, Canadian artist Tristram Lansdowne (interviewed), known for finding hidden beauty in the broken down, has reinvented his work with an idealized flair for his upcoming exhibition, Archimancy. Opening Friday, November 26th at Toronto’s LE Gallery, Tristram’s newest body of dynamic watercolors take the dystopian urban landscapes that have always been at the core of his visual narrative, as seen earlier this year with his NYC exhibit Refuge (covered), and weaves a heavy dose of nature-based networks […]

Releases: Craig Damrauer – “Modern Art” Print

Craig Damrauer, who has always entertained us with his “New Math”, has released one of his most beloved images from that series as a print. Entitled “Modern Art”, the piece basically sums up the reaction of some of the art cynics out there with a nice come back. Offered through 20×200, the limited edition is available here at various sizes and pricepoints for those interested.

Openings: Raymond Pettibon – “Hard in the Paint” @ David Zwirner Gallery

David Zwirner Gallery in New York is currently showing Venice Beach based artist Raymond Pettibon’s newest solo exhibition entitled Hard in the Paint, which is derived from basketball terminology. The collection of works on display feature Pettibon’s signature loose hand and his representations of fragments of American society occasionally emphasized with key text and phrases. Stop by if you are in New York, the show runs until December 21st at the 533 W. 19th St. location. More opening photos after the jump…

Openings: Erik Parker – “Endless Anytime” @ Honor Fraser

Currently on view at Honor Fraser in Culver City is New York-based artist Erik Parker’s Endless Anytime – a exhibition of new paintings that marks a shift in the artist’s subject matter. While his recognizable bright, vibrant, and saturated colors are still represented on each canvas, the show features nudes, still lifes, and landscapes in place of psychedelic amorphous figures. While classical in the tradition of such artists as Picasso and Matisse, the paintings have a contemporary edge to them and have the unmistakable feel […]
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Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

Further adding weight to the significance and diversity of Art Basel Miami Beach, David B. Smith Gallery will bring a solo exhibition of new work from mixed-media sculptor Gregory Euclide to the venerable PULSE Art Fair. Marking the sixth edition for the well-known contemporary art event, the new body of work will be exhibited as part of the IMPULSE section of the fair, where a single emerging artist will be awarded the PULSE Prize for their excellence. Euclide’s unique brand of assemblage-based sculpting utilizes an […]

Openings: Frieze Art Fair 2010 – Part II

We saw a lot at Frieze and we have to note that every fair we’ve been to Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin never fails to make in impact with their bold exhibits. Amongst the bustle we caught impressive works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Aya Takano, Tracy Emin, David La Chapelle and even a surprise appearance by Faile.

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Ian Francis/Kris Kuksi/Tony Curanaj @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In what is shaping up to be one of the more dynamic and intriguing groups of artists to be assembled in conjunction with Art Basel Miami Beach, Joshua Liner will be exhibiting a talented trio with his booth at the SCOPE Art Fair, one of the most popular venues in the international art fair circuit. Marking it’s ten-year anniversary this winter, SCOPE is known for it’s cutting-edge slant, perfect for this trifecta of eclectic artists all at the forefront of their respective games. Abstract figurative/landscape […]
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Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – “Urban Alchemists” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

With Art Basel Miami Beach swiftly approaching more and more details are beginning to surface from galleries involved in the new contemporary and street art movements. To coincide with this years event, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be taking over a cavernous 2,200 square-foot space in the Wynwood Walls section, which last year was a successful inaugural run at an outdoor mural space within the fair conceived of by legendary Jeffrey Deitch and which will now become a permanent fixture for street artists to showcase their […]

Showing: Josh Keyes – “Collision” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Unfortunately, for the vast majority of the Josh Keyes fans who don’t live in Colorado (like us), seeing the new body of work entitled “Collision” in person will not be possible (unless you bought one). However, we are lucky that there are some exhibition photos of the beautiful pieces in situ at the David B. Smith Gallery through December 11th. The ten paintings in this show were conceived and based on a complex 16th century mythology (explained in detail in our recent interview with Josh) […]