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Openings: Damien Hirst – “The Complete Spot Paintings 1986 – 2011″ @ Gagosian (Paris)

First stop on AM’s tour of the Gagosians to check out Damien Hirst’s unprecedented takeover of the blue-chip chain of art galleries is Paris. As the title promises, Spot Paintings features borrowed and newly created works of art featuring the UK-based artist’s signature dotted paintings. Different colors, sizes, and shapes were all variations on the theme More photos after the jump…

Preview: “It Is As It Was” @ Good Press Gallery (Glasgow)

Good Press Gallery has been in existence for just a few short months now, and AM got to check out their inaugural group exhibition The Family Show back in October whilst visiting Glasgow. With a keen curatorial eye and a healthy DIY spirit, Good Press’ upcoming group exhibition It Is As It Was features five young artists whose work we enjoy. Matthew Feyld, R.M. Phoenix, Ryan Stewart Nault, Morgan Blair and Amy Hancock-Martin make up this international showcase, opening 12th January. In particular, we’re pretty taken with […]

Teaser: Damien Hirst – “Spot Paintings” @ The Gagosian (Worldwide)

Has anyone taken up Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Challenge? AM will be visiting and covering as many of the Gagosian openings for you as possible now that January 12th is here, but hopefully someone out there will be able to attend all eleven locations (New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong) at some point. “Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half […]

Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “The Obliteration Room” @ Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

As part of her Look Now, See Forever exhibition (more on this later) that opened last month at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia, Yayoi Kusama included an immersive installation piece that encompass an entire room dubbed The Obliteration Room. What began as a completely whited-out setting (furniture included), ended up covered by thousands of her signature dots – aided by placement of colorful stickers by children who visited the exhibition over the course of two weeks. Before and after pics after the jump…

Preview: Scott Campbell – “Paved With Good Intentions” @ Gallery Reis

With his first European solo opening up in Zurich later on this month, Scott Campbell will be heading to Asia for a warm-up showing on January 13th. Paved With Good Intentions at Gallery Reis in Singapore will focus on his most well-known creations – his cut currency pieces. Utilizing sheets of US dollars as his canvas, images from tattoo subculture are cut directly into the bills forming a sunken relief effect. While there, the NY-based artist will also be participating at this years Art Stage Singapore at the […]

Keith Haring @ Pace Prints

Over the weekend, an exhibition of prints and small scale multiples by Keith Haring closed in New York at Pace Prints. Haring believed in and was fascinated by the process of printmaking and in the course of his career produced over 60 limited editions on paper using a variety of methods including lithograph, silk-screen, etching, embossing and aquatint. The prolific artist also created editions in aluminum, wood, concrete and terracotta, several of which were also on view. The exhibition also included a special Pop Shop installation, […]

Teaser: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Israel” @ The Jewish Museum of New York

Coming up in March, The Jewish Museum of New York will be hosting Kehinde Wiley’s works from The World Stage: Israel that showed last April at Roberts & Tilton (covered). The museum recently acquired Alios Itzhak (2011), a nine-foot tall portrait of a young Jewish Ethiopian-Israeli man that was part of the Los Angeles exhibition which featured traditional Jewish papercut embellishments from part of the NY institution’s collection. Along with other works from Israeli portion of Wiley’s World Stage series, “a selection of textiles and papercuts from The Jewish Museum’s collection – chosen by the artist – […]

Openings: Haroshi x HUF x DLX (Los Angeles)

Over the weekend, Haroshi opened their joint project and show with HUF and DLX in Downtown Los Angeles. The collaborative effort with the Bay Area purveyor of skateboarding culture as well as distributor was a well curated affair as the Japanese artistic duo is known for their sculptures made from compressed used skateboards. Rounding out the night was an impromptu ollie contest over the Haroshi created fire hydrant piece. For those interested, check out the HUF x Haroshi x DLX microsite for associated products. More photos taken […]

Videos: TateShots – Maurice Sendak

“People say – why don’t you do Wild Things 2, Wild Things 1 was such a success? Go to hell, go to hell. I’m not a whore. I don’t do those things.” With that, this interview with renowned writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak starts as another installment to the great TateShots series (also see Jeff Koons & Jonathan Yeo). Topics covered include his love for William Blake, the inappropriateness of his work, his most important book, and more.  Enjoy! Via Juxtapoz.

Streets: Jeff Soto (Paris)

While in France for a couple shows he was involved with, Jeff Soto (interviewed) also found time to work on a couple public murals (here & here). In addition to those street pieces, the Riverside native also decided on doing something more adventurous. Venturing into an emergency air duct above the tracks on the Paris Metro, he drew with chalk on the textured and grimy walls some imagery from a dream he had the night before. More photos he sent us after the jump…