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Preview: Beyond Eden 2010

This weekend, the second annual Beyond Eden Art Fair will open at the LA Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park with offerings from Thinkspace, Copro Gallery, La Laz De Jesus Gallery, LeBasse Projects, C.A.V.E. Gallery, and Carmichael Gallery alongside a special exhibition showcasing Cannibal Flower’s 10 Year Anniversary. With some of our favorite new contemporary galleries included, AM is excited to see what this year’s edition has to bring. Along with gallery booths, there will be many associated art events and activities. For example, the opening […]
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Showing: Irina Davis – “Nice Girls” @ Sputnik Gallery

Sometimes it’s good to take a second look. That’s what happened when we did a double-take at Sputnik Gallery and discovered Irina Davis. When we first passed by her alluring works, we thought they were simply painted pin-up model pieces. But then upon closer inspection, we noticed that they were real models in pin-up poses. The twist that got us is that Irina actually paints the faces and certain details with watercolor to give the realistic photos a touch of fantasy and character. Davis’ show […]

Teaser: The Hole’s “RE:FORM SCHOOL” Group Exhibit

The Hole will play host to a group show in an abandoned school in NoLIta to raise money for educational reform this weekend, October 9 – 11th. Partnering with Redu and RE:FORM SCHOOL, the exhibit will feature a nice range of contemporary and street art favorites including Shepard Fairey, Faile, WK Interact, Mel Kadel, Sam Flores, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Chris Johanson, SWOON, Maya Hakuk, Friends With You, Jim Houser, TrustoCorp, APAK, and many more. It sounds like a compelling event in the name of […]

Openings: Jean-Pierre Roy – “A Rational Spectacle” @ Rare Gallery

Jean Pierre Roy kicked off Rare Gallery’s art season with a breath taking show. The exhibition entitled “A Rational Spectacle” is a series of works based off of Thomas Jefferson’s statement: “the light which has been shed on the mind of man through the civilized world has given it a new direction from which no human mind can divert it.” This quote used in the context of today’s geopolitics of global energy needs vs. the fixed constraints of planetary resources is the fabric which Jean […]

Releases: Supreme x John Baldessari Skate Decks

It looks like it’s time for another Supreme artist collaboration skate deck release. Fans will be happy to know that they are continuing their respected line featuring prominent artists with John Baldessari. Three different versions will be available starting October 7th for North America (both in-store and online) and on October 9th in Japan. Via Hypebeast.
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Showing: Kaws – “Passing Through” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Kaws recently opened his “Passing Through” exhibition in Tsim Sha Tsui at the popular Harbour City complex in Hong Kong. The show appears to be a semi-retrospective (see pics a full retrospective here) featuring many of his classic as well as new art figures, sure to be a hit among his many collectors in Asia. Although there did not appear to be any new original paintings as many had hoped, there were some drawings included, a rarity for the artist – and of course the […]

Openings: “Family Tradition” curated by Ron English @ TT Underground Gallery

AM caught the opening of “Family Tradition” at TT Underground Gallery. Curated by Ron English, the group show re-imagines one of the classic mob sagas through the eyes of art. The show featured artists such as Eric White, Travis Louie, Mark Dean Veca, Triston Eaton, Mike Shinoda, Chet Zar to name a few. Check out all the opening night mayhem after he jump.

Overtime: Sept 27 – Oct 2

Something new from Saber. Know Hope installation at the Drake Hotel. M-City in Paris. Faces exhibition at Electric Blue. Invader now a Diplomat. Richard Hambleton opens in Moscow. Herakut and Anthony Lister interviewed. Another love letter from ESPO, this time to Syracuse. Anish Kapoor in London’s Regent’s Park. Macro photos of the eye by Suren Manvelyan. Lichtenstein hits 40 million. Brett Amory visited in studio. Luke Chueh Black in White (And Red All Over). New prints from Sam Weber, Femke Hiemstra, BAST, and Herakut (hand […]

Preview: Damien Hirst – “The Souls” @ Paul Stolper Gallery

It’s become more than apparent now that Damien Hirst has  a thing for the fragile beauty of butterflies.  They will completely take over his next show “The Souls”, which will feature 120 vibrant foilblock butterfly prints.  The exhibition in total is made up of 4 butterflies, in 80 different colourways, each one in an edition of 15 and rumored to cost £3,000 each.  Flutter over to Paul Stolper Gallery starting Oct 7 to check them out. More after the jump…

Openings: Dirk Skreber – “New Works” @ Blum & Poe

Long-time Blum & Poe artist Dirk Skreber makes his long-awaited return to the distinguished Los Angeles gallery.  This is his fourth solo exhibition at the Culver City institution.  The show features portraits of models created with foam tape laid above panels rolled with varnish, polyurethane, watercolor, enamel, spray paint, fluorescent paint and primer.  The artist burns or tears away the foam to reveal each image.  Conspicuously absent in the paintings is oil paint or any kind of brushwork, giving the works a sense of psychological […]