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SDCC ’10: Sculptures, Toys, and Figures

As we previewed prior to Comic Con, the weekend event featured the unveiling of some fantastic sculptures and figures by artists we all know and love, including those by Jeff Soto, Travis Louie, David Choe, Shepard Fairey, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Luke Chueh. SDCC was your opportunity to nab exclusive pieces, like the Ghost Seeker and a rare colorway of Mr. Spray. It is always great to see and be able to purchase three-dimensional artwork and these editions were affordable enough for almost any fan. See […]

Preview: “Come As You Are” @ Prism Gallery

Looks like Prism Gallery is about to drop some bombs on LA. This Thursday, they are hosting the opening (7-9pm) of “Come As You Are”. This group show has a line-up of heavy hitters like Os Gemeos, Kelsey Brookes, Clare Rojas, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Susanne Melanie Berry, Richard Colman, Cheryl Dunn, Dennis Hopper, Craig Steeyk, Deanna Templeton and Ed Templeton. Have a peek at more Os Gemeos goodness after the jump.

Releases: Daniel Danger – “Where Ashes Take the Form of Houses” Print

It’s taken six months, but Daniel Danger’s (interviewed) new two color intaglio print is ready from Harbor Coat Press. The beautiful image, entitled “Where Ashes Take the Form of Houses”, is an edition of 50 and generously sized at 28″ x 48″. It’s available now at their shop for $300. Hopefully this will keep Daniel’s fans happy until his show next month at Gallery 1988 LA. More detailed pics after the jump…

Showing: George Lucas’ & Steven Spielberg’s Norman Rockwell Collection @ Smithsonian

So, it turns out that George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have a vast collection of original Norman Rockwell paintings and drawings. Luckily for us, they are willing to share these iconic pieces with the public in the form of an exhibition, “Telling Stories”, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition, highlighting the connections between the master storyteller with American life and the movies, opened earlier this month and will continue into Janurary 2011. More examples of the 57 works on display […]

Openings: “Lead Poisoning” & Jason D’Aquino Solo @ Last Rites Gallery

Earlier this month, Last Rites Gallery in New York hosted “Lead Poisoning”, a group show that included a surprisingly strong list of participants. Artists like David Stoupakis, Eric White (interviewed), Glenn Barr, Ron English (featured), Chet Zar, Esao Andrews (interviewed), Chris Mars, Greg Simkins (interviewed), Robert Williams, Brian Despain (interviewed) and many others contributed drawings to exhibition. Add in a solo show from Jason D’Aquino, who seems to work exclusively in graphite, and the evening was complete. Take a look at all the openings pics […]

Openings: Melissa Haslam – “Botanica” @ LeBasse Projects

“Botanica,” Melissa Haslam’s (featured) newest solo show, recently opened at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. These new paintings represent the first full body of work since the Melbourne-based artist changed up her style a little with works featuring more portraiture and detail. The new direction clearly shows as the pieces are more focused and and the increased detail has led to having some of her paintings being mistaken for digital work. Of course, Melissa continues to infuse her love for nature in her work, as […]

Overtime: July 18 – 24

New work from Snyder, Hyuro, and Elbow Toe. Momo gets down for the Fame Festival. People are being deceived ~ Os Gemeos. Wallkandy talks to Lucy McLauchlan, Vandalog talks to Conor Harrington. Gigantic M-City train hits LA. ASKEW x RIME x REVOK x DABS x MYLA on video. Linnea Strid takes her paintings of water to a new level. A glimpse at the new Fisher collection at SFMOMA. The Selby visits Tom Sachs.

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Total Eclipse” Group Show @ New Image Art

Earlier this month, San Diego based artist Kelsey Brookes was part of a three-person show at New Image Art entitled “New Eclipse”. For this show, not only did Brookes include his colorful and abstract “explosion” paintings, he also added a twist – spinners and puzzles. The spinners were paintings that spun in place while hung on the wall (video here) and the puzzles were pieces that included interchangeable parts so that collectors could rearrange them at will. More photos after the jump…

Publications: Ryan McLennan – “The Cost Of Comfort”

AM recently stopped by the Joshua Liner Gallery to check out a copy of Ryan McLennan’s new book “The Cost of Comfort”. Published by Triple Stamp Press, the special edition book is actually a loose-leaf art book that contains 20 specially selected 9″x12″ giclee prints and comes encased in a custom made pine/birch wood box. Of course, each book is hand signed by Ryan himself. To get yours contact the gallery. Check out the our detailed shots after the jump.

Video: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

If you remember, AM recently brought you a first look at the KAWS museum show at The Aldrich as well as a peek at the upcoming Pinnochio and Jiminy Cricket figures. Apparently, High Snobiety also made the trek out to Connecticut and put together a nice video capturing footage of the paintings, installations, drawings, sculptural work, and art products that were part of the massive retrospective. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kaws here.