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Whitewall Mag x Walton Ford Studio Visit

For those who were as enamored as we were with Walton Ford’s new King Kong-inspired work at a recent show in New York (covered), you may want to pick up the most recent copy of Whitewall Magazine. Not only does it feature multiple covers and a studio visit with KAWS, the winter issue also has photos of Ford in-studio as well as an interview. Another photo (taken by Jesse Shadoan) after the jump

Openings: Massimo Vitali @ agnès b. Galerie Boutique

AM recently stopped by the agnès b. gallery boutique to catch their latest exhibition with esteemed Italian photographer Massimo Vitali. The opening reception allowed guests to peruse a new series of photographs taken in Italy, Turkey and Greece from 2009-2011. Making use of his signature style, Massimo took the photos from a high vantage point (4-5 meters) using large format film cameras to achieve his unique look at beach and tourist landscapes. The launch event was also a tandem book signing event in which Massimo […]

Update: Melissa Cooke

Here is an update on the Wisconsin-based Melissa Cooke who we last mentioned in May earlier this year. She has recently completed a three month Artist-in-Residence program at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska where she fully utilized her spacious studio to get started on some large graphite works possibly headed for her solos in Los Angeles and New York later next year. Take a closer look at one of the pieces from this new series entitled Surfaced after the jump…

Overtime: Dec 26 – Jan 1

The making of “Hero,” a drawing by Miguel Endara of his dad that took 210 hours and is composed entirely out of 3.2 million ink dots. Ryan McGinley featured in The Telegraph.  Has a new (long delayed) monograph coming out. Larissa Sansour claims she was taken off Lacoste Prize shortlist for being “too pro-Palestinian”. The nature of appropriation today. 500 year-old Leonardo da Vinci painting at Louvre may have been overcleaned, say experts. Helen Frankenthaler sadly passed away this week. E-retailers finally discovering what galleries […]

Art Focus: Michael Peck

To ring in the new year, we bring you the oil on linen paintings of Michael Peck in this week’s Art Focus. We will concentrate on a body of work that he recently showed at the Metro Gallery in Australia that featured a look at World War II through the eyes of innocent children, a personal metaphor as the showing explored the Melbourne based artist’s own relationships with his two grandfathers (both passed away last year) who both served in the Second World War. More […]

Haroshi x HUF x DLX Collaboration Event

Coming up on January 7th in Los Angeles (545 S. Clarence St.), sculptor Haroshi (last seen at his NY solo) will be unveiling his limited edition collaboration with HUF and Bay Area skateboard distributor DLX. The event will also include an exhibition of six original works by the Japanese artist who is known for crafting work from compressed skateboards. As a bonus, Tommy Guerrero will be performing so direct all your RSVP’s to [email protected] More info including a video after the jump…

Creative Process: Liu Bolin

While Chinese artist Liu Bolin was in New York last summer, AM had the chance to attend his show at Eli Klein Fine Art (covered) as well as hang out with him in the streets as he was working on an in situ 9/11 tribute piece. For those as fascinated as we are with his work, photographer Zachary Bako has spent much time documenting the photographer at work including the session you see above that uniquely does not involve the artist himself as the centerpiece. Check out […]
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Basel Week Miami ’11: Cooper Cole Gallery @ Scope

During Scope art fair we got a chance to catch up with Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery. Hosting a solid array of names familiar to readers of AM, the gallery presented great pieces from artists such as Cleon Peterson, Jesse Harris, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Wallace and Steve Powers. We were particularly taken with the always colorful and imaginative pieces by Jen Stark. Who has always had the viewer in mind when she creates her interactive works of art.

Openings: David Ellis – “True Value” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM recently attended the opening night for David Ellis‘ solo at New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery. The latest body of work from the New York based artist is entitled True Value and as previewed, the show did an excellent job of showcasing the multi-faceted talents of the man many have called “an artist’s artist.” We caught fresh paintings alongside his numerous musically themed works which included record albums, boom-box instruments and of course the encore of his kinetic sound sculpture which won the Pulse prize […]

Roy Lichtenstein – “Landscapes in the Chinese Style” @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Our Hong Kong correspondent, Layla Kawashima, recently stopped by the Gagosian to take some photos of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition before it closed. Landscapes in the Chinese Style consists of a collection of lesser known works from the famous pop artist that features his reinterpretation of traditional Chinese painting. He states: “I think (the Chinese landscapes) impress people with having somewhat the same kind of mystery (historical) Chinese paintings have, but in my mind it’s a sort of pseudo-contemplative or mechanical subtlety…I’m not seriously doing […]