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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 […]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and his son, heir apparent Kim Jong Un attend the massive military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

2010 in photos from the Boston Globe

As we ring in the new year, now is the time to look back at some moments in 2010 that summarizes some events that captured the attention of the world. As per their tradition, the Boston Globe published a photo recap (Part one, two, three), some art related like the image above from Art Hong Kong (covered).

Happy New Year from Andy Warhol

As the year comes to a close and we welcome the new one in, all of us at Arrested Motion would like to wish you and yours the best and most wonderful new year filled with success, happiness, and amazing art.  What better way to usher in 2011 than with Andy Warhol and bottles of Dom Perignon designed in tribute of the ultimate party guest? More after the jump…
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Odili Donald Odita – “Body and Space” @ Jack Shainman Gallery

AM recently dropped by Jack Shainman Gallery in Chelsea to check out Odili Donald Odita’s latest exhibition Body and Space. The artist of Nigerian descent gave us a lesson in color and geometric layouts while utilizing a diverse and bold color palette. Odili engaged viewers with the question of “what color means to them” and had us going from the moment we set foot in the gallery space. Check it all out after the jump.
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Teaser: George Condo – “Mental States” @ New Museum

George Condo, who saw plenty of action down at Art Basel Miami this year, will be one of highlights for the first month of the new year when his almost 30 year retrospective opens at the New Museum on January 26th.  Lucky New Yorkers will witness the first major US survey of over eighty paintings and sculptures arranged in close association with the artist into different “states of mind” groupings of works. For fans old and new of the American artist, who has garnered some […]

Update: Joe Sorren

Even though his epic exhibition Interruption at the GCAC (covered) is still showing, Joe Sorren (featured) is already back to work doing what he does best – painting.  This new commission piece that he recently finished is a piece for a friend and fellow band member. We look forward to seeing what is in store for Joe in 2011 including an animation project and a show in Italy at Dorothy Circus in October. Discuss Joe Sorren here.