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Overtime: May 7 – May 13

This week’s Overtime news summary: A tribute mural to Adam Youch aka MCA by The Entree Lifestyle crew near his Alma Mater in Brooklyn. Neil Young gets Shepard Fairey to make some paintings for him based on songs.  Exhibition to come. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition Artist Series vinyl for Serato. Sotheby’s reported a first-quarter loss as auction sales dropped 29 percent from a year earlier. Knoedler & Company may have sold Diebenkorn pieces they were informed were fake by Diebenkorn family. French cave art […]

Releases: KAWS – “Paper Smile” Print

Although the attention of KAWS fans is focused on Asia right now as the NY-based artist has landed in Hong Kong in preparation for his solo at Galerie Perrotin on the 15th, they are reminded that he still has a ongoing exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta (covered). The museum will be releasing today PAPER SMILE, a 25″ x 20″ screenprint in an edition of 100. For those interested and have $1400 to spend, you should contact the museum before it sells out. […]

Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Animals” @ Team Gallery NY

Last week, photographer Ryan McGinley opened shows simultaneously at Team Gallery’s two New York locations entitled Animals & Grids. We will focus first on the showing on Grand Street where McGinley continued his portraiture featuring nude models interacting with live animals. The artist visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States, erecting a mobile studio where he collaborated with animal trainers to pose subjects (animal and humans) in bizarrely seductive and symbiotic compositions. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.

Openings: Kehinde WIley – “An Economy of Grace” @ Sean Kelly

Last weekend, Kehinde Wiley opened his latest solo exhibition at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York entitled An Economy of Grace. This comes on the heels of the gifted painter’s ongoing showing at The Jewish Museum of New York, giving fans in the Big Apple two venues to enjoy his large-scale and urban-chic paintings. This new body of work features his first depiction of female subjects, perhaps triggered by his recent painting of Santigold for the cover of her new album. As per his […]

Video: Prune Nourry – “Holy Holi”

As we mentioned earlier, The Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn will play host to an exhibition entitled Holy River by Prune Nourry which is the culmination of a three year project on gender selection in India. As part of the show, The New York-based multidisciplinary artist, who draws much of her inspiration from bioethics, used the element of water for the focal point in this hypnotic video. She also utilizes a remixed version of the Holi festival (aka Festival of Colors), a Hindu holiday […]

Frieze Week NYC ’12: Frieze Art Fair – “Highlights” (Part II)

After bringing you an initial walk through of the Frieze Art Fair in New York several days ago as well as a second look at the action, here is a final look at some of uncountable pieces of art on display. This feast for the eyes includes the reflective work of Anish Kapoor (above), the neon work of Tracey Emin, the illustrative work of Raymond Pettibon, and more. Take a look for yourself below and come back as we start sharing pics from the satellite […]

Studio Visits: Rostarr – “IKONOCLYSM” @ Common Gallery

On May 11th, New York-based artist Romon Kimin Yang (AKA Rostarr) will be unveiling a new body of work in Tokyo’s Common Gallery. Entitled IKONOCLYSM, this series of works utilizes Ro’s signature blend of iconography, calligraphy, and mind blowing graphics to express the hardship & journey which the people of Japan have endured in recent times. Rostarr recently invited AM into his Brooklyn studio to preview the works prior to them traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun. While there we got to see […]

Teaser: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

Coming up at the end of the month, the Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting the opening for Wild at Heart, the sequel to 2010’s A Cry for Help show (covered), a massive group exhibition co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner with the endangered species of the world in mind. Included in the list of artists who will be creating work to benefit Born Free USA are Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Jasper […]

Maurice Sendak 1928 – 2012

Sadly, word has come of the passing yesterday of Maurice Sendak, one of the most important children’s book artists of the 20th century. He is known in particular for Where the Wild Things Are, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been the subject of many adaptations, including a live-action 2009 feature-film directed by Spike Jonze. While the American writer and illustrator has contributed to more than 80 books in his lifetime, he has also gained distinction for his work in animation, […]

Update: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” Exhibition (Part IV)

Three weeks after our first announcement regarding artists proudly included in our City of Fire exhibition in Beverly Hills, Arrested Motion is pleased to reveal the eagerly awaited final four. As sharp and knowledgeable readers may have identified by examining the image above, these artists include Thomas Doyle, SABER, Nick Walker, and Mark Dean Veca.  To summarize, the complete list (in alphabetical order) includes the aforementioned, as well as:  Cyrcle., Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, […]