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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, […]

Openings: Tauba Auerbach – “Float” @ Paula Cooper

Over the weekend,  Tauba Auerbach unveiled a newly created body of work entitled Float at New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery to a packed opening night audience. The showing was everything we expected from the Brooklyn based artist and more, representing the diversity in Tauba’s artistic talents as well as her endless energy to explore a range of mediums. From her recently developed weave paintings to a new Bent Onyx book from the series which started last summer in the Hamptons named A book is an X-axis, […]

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

After bringing you an initial walk through of the Frieze Art Fair in New York several days ago, here is another selection of photos for you to peruse. Bringing an expertise that hails from across the Atlantic, the event which first made it’s name in the UK featured a diverse selection of contemporary art as well as associated satellite fairs (more on that later). Discuss Frieze NY here.

Preview: Dave Kinsey – “Lost For Words” @ FFDG

This Friday, May 18th, is the opening date for Lost For Words, the newest body of work from Dave Kinsey (featured). This exhibition at Fecal Face Dot Gallery will be his first solo in San Francisco since 2000 and certainly not one to miss for his fans in the Bay Area. The showing will consist of a series of mixed media paintings that continue to follow the Los Angeles and Three Rivers based artist on his path towards abstract representation while still referencing the distinctive […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “Harmony & Discord” @ Pace Prints

Last Friday AM attended a preview of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) solo exhibition Harmony & Discord with blue chip gallery Pace Prints. As shared in our recent studio visit, this epic show was over a year in the making. Utilizing the full gamut of tools & materials from the legendary print facilities, the head of OBEY created some of the most exquisite and beautiful editioned fine art he’s ever crafted. He didn’t just stop with superbly produced HPM’s and prints. Leave it to Shepard to elevate his game as […]

Openings: Thinkspace Curated “Synergy” @ Spoke Art

Saturday evening marked the opening of a joint effort between LA-based gallery, Thinkspace and San Francisco’s Spoke Art Gallery (previewed). Up until May 26, Bay Area art lovers will get to view a survey of Thinkspace’s roster of artists that includes Allison Sommers, Ana Bagayan, Bumblebee, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Dabs Myla, Dan-ah Kim, Dave MacDowell, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Elliot Brown, Erik Siador, Jeff Ramirez, Jolene Lai, Kelly Vivanco, Liz Brizzi, Matt Doust, Nathan DeYoung, Seth Armstrong (seen above), Stella Im Hultberg, Stephanie Buer and […]

Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland) Part II

Just like when he gifted his home county with a series of murals (here, here, & here) last summer, Conor Harrington (interviewed) appears to be hitting up multiple walls on this trip to Ireland as well. We already showed you a quick piece he whipped up outside of Lurgan, but now comes photos of something new – The Duel of Belfast, Dance By Candlelight. Keep it locked here on AM to see if any future walls will pop up. Discuss Conor Harrington here.

Showing: Ian Francis – “10,000 Years From Now” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

A couple weekends ago, London showgoers had the opportunity to enjoy a selection of new paintings from Ian Francis (featured) at the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides. 10,000 Years From Now is a pretty incredible new body of work featuring the Bristol-based artist’s masterful blend of the photo-realism & the abstract while touching on imagery that included seductive characters & ghostly landscapes utilizing a beautiful palette and intriguing titles. For those interested, also take a look at a studio visit we did leading up the […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “The Future is Always Bright” @ Frey Norris

Along with his current museum exhibition running at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University Museum in Washington DC (covered), Frey Norris unveiled the latest works from Tomokazu Matsuyama in a show entitled, The Future is Always Bright (previewed). The show consisted of sculptures and a mixture of small and large paintings done on amorphous and round-shaped canvases. The images he painted for this show expresses modern optimism in our society, with traditional Asian symbology for prosperity and good fortune. Discuss this show here. […]