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Releases/Highlights: Tauba Auerbach “[2,3]” Pop-Up Book & MOVE! Performance

A little over a month ago at the NY Book Fair, organized by the largest non-profit dedicated to publications made by artists Printed Matter, Tauba Auerbach unveiled the beginnings of an intriguing and gravity defying pop-up book. On the heels of her powerful solo exhibition, The W Axis (covered), as well as a blowout result at a recent charity auction where one of her much sought after Fold paintings reportedly sold for nearly 10x the estimate, the scalding hot contemporary artist has condensed her methodical […]

Preview: Robert Hardgrave – “Relic” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Robert Hardgrave is set to reveal the newest chapter of his experimental work in free-form abstraction this Friday, December 17th at the David B. Smith Gallery. Gaining traction over the years with his organic and psychedelic compositions, the Seattle based artist appears to have tapped into whole new realm of expression with his newest body of work, Relic. While still incorporating some of his more conventional richly rendered acrylic paintings, the exhibition also takes the viewer in a new direction, showcasing a series of “sculptural” […]
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Releases: “Murakami Versailles” Book

Much like Jeff Koons, who in 2008 was the first artist granted the honor of  exhibiting in the royal French chateau, a book is set to release chronicling Takashi Murakami’s recent efforts to reinvent the home decor of the historic Palace of Versailles (covered). Ranking as the 39th most powerful art figure by Art Review, the Japanese pop art sensation had an impressive year, continuing his partnership Louis Vuitton, exhibiting with Gagosian in Rome, participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and even “collaborating” with […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10 – Andrea Rosen Gallery

With a booth containing sculptures by two of the hottest artists working today – David Altmejd and Sterling Ruby and large-scale pieces by Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Rosen Gallery’s booth at Art Basel didn’t need to do much further to stand apart from the others at the Art Basel fair, but stand out it did.  With a small room dedicated to work by the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres whom the gallery is showing at their New York location in a couple of days, Rosen made its booth […]
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Releases / Streets: Nate Lowman Bullet Hole Print and NYC Wall

The Details Guild is an organization that works with leading artists to broaden community interaction with art through public installations, art education and mentoring programs.  They recently called upon Nate Lowman (who had a triptych shown at this year’s Basel Miami), who, with the help of some students, created a wall mural that went up on the corner of West 13th and Washington in NYC. In addition, he made a signed print edition of 50 featuring his signature bullet hole to raise money for teen […]
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Openings: “The New Realism” @ Thinkspace Art Gallery

Last Saturday night, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City opened a new show featuring some of their young artists, particularly those whose work involved elements of photo-realism. For “The New Realism”, Aaron Nagel, Jeff Ramirez, Jennifer Nehrbass, Linnea Strid, Nathan DeYoung and Pakayla Rae Biehn each put forth their vision of the human form but with their unique twists. More photos after the jump…
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The Selby Visits Pharrell

Todd Selby certainly has been invited to visit many of the artists that we admire in the past (ie: Robert Longo & Mr.). This time, he visits Pharrell, who just performed at Art Basel Miami (covered) in his Miami home where his collection of KAWS paintings and sculptural pieces apparently play a prominent role in his interior decorating aside from a Keith Haring piece. The series of commission pieces based on Family Guy as well as rare edition figures certainly has AM jealous – oh, […]
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Studio Visit/Preview: Dennis McNett

AM paid a visit to Dennis McNett’s studio while he was finishing up work for his show Reaping Waves and Vital Vessels, opening this Thursday at Joshua Liner Gallery. The space was packed with linocut and woodcut printed paper and hand-painted wood carvings, and McNett described his grand plans for filling the entire gallery with individual works and large-scale installations assembled from the various pieces. Much of the imagery appeared highly influenced by Greek and Norse history and mythology, with representations of wolves, serpents and […]

Openings: Rei Sato – Peter & The Wolf Installation for Works & Process @ Guggenheim

On Saturday afternoon, AM was invited to attend the opening for “Works & Process” at the Guggenheim Museum. The annual production of Sergei Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter & The Wolf has become a local holiday tradition that brings together some of the brightest artistic talents to create an unforgettable production that weaves art, music and performance into one. The vaunted collaboration brought together NYC Opera’s musical director George Manahan to conduct the Juilliard Ensemble, while fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi narrated the tale. We were especially interested […]
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Releases: Tom French – ‘Shrouded Perceptions’ Screenprint

It looks like Tom French (featured) has been working on more of the trompe l’oeil skull pieces recently seen at his showing with Vincent Michael Gallery. Shrouded Perceptions is a new screenprint available as of 14th December from Zero Cool Gallery for a very wallet friendly £60. Here’s the details – Silk Screen on Somerset 300gsm White Satin (100% cotton rag, acid free with four deckle edges) / Edition of 30 /41cm x 29cm. We also hear from Zero Cool that they are adding new […]