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Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Homage to Yves Klein” @ Galerie Perrotin

Last night, Homage to Yves Klein opened at the Galerie Perrotin in Paris. As the title suggests, the newest solo from Takashi Murakami was a tribute to Klein, the late French artist who is considered a leading proponent of Nouveau réalisme and developer of the famous International Klein Blue (IKB). This deep blue color was used liberally by the Japanese in his flower and skull motifs for this show as well as one of the monochromatic works that was offered in this new body of […]
Robert Standish

Openings: “anthro(physis)” @ Rivera Gallery

Over the weekend, Rivera Gallery unveiled a truly impressive exhibit titled anthro(physis), a show which fused in very interesting ways a variety of artwork ranging from sculpture to paintings. At the core of the show, the theme connecting the artwork explored the issues of nature & environment and how art can re-interpret these issues in different ways. The show featured nine artists from around the world including Néle Azevedo, Vaughn Bell, Robert Cannon, Aharon Gluska, Claire Morgan, Robert Standish, Jason deClaires Taylor, Levi van Veluw […]
Presentation of works by Judith Bernstein. The Box, Los Angeles

Frieze Art Fair 2011: Highlights (Part II)

Following our earlier coverage of London’s Frieze Art Fair, AM made a return visit before it closed last weekend to spend a few more hours considering the curation and presentation of exhibitor booths along with the individual works on display. See more commentary and additional photos of what caught our eye after the jump. By way of advance notice, in more traditional working environments, a couple of images (especially in the gallery section) would probably be deemed NSFW. So don’t blame us if a colleague […]

Releases: Yoshitomo Nara “The Complete Works” Book Set

Last fall saw the release of a wonderful book to coincide with his Nobody’s Fool retrospective. This fall season sees the release of an even more comprehensive book set from Yoshitomo Nara. Published by Chronicles Books, The Complete Works is the definitive guide to the Japanese art legend’s life work. The two 400-page volumes bound in a fabric slipcase designed by Nara himself feature all of the artist’s prolific output over the span of his career to date, including more than 4,500 paintings, drawings, editions, […]

Preview: Jeremy Fish & Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

At the end of the month in Los Angeles, the Mark Moore Gallery will play host to two artists whose work at first glance have nothing much in common, but when you consider their use of woodworking and the surreal imagery, you begin to see the reason for the pairing. For Rise of the Underground, Jeremy Fish (featured) will be presenting his perfectly cut silhouette paintings featuring his animal characters using some unique modes of transportation (sometimes being the transportation themselves). Showing jointly alongside Fish […]

Frieze ’11: Highlights (Part I)

As Frieze Art Fair drew to a close last Sunday, featuring over 170 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world, we have picked up some of our favorite in no particular order: Mary and Child sculpture entitled the Milk of Human Weakness by Jake and Dinos Chapman (previously covered) at White Cube Gallery. Mark Ryden’s painting at Kasmin Gallery. Marc Quinn’s fingerprint painting at Gallerie Theaddeus Ropac. Ryan McGinley pictures at Alison Jacques Gallery. Realistic installations from Nordic duo Elmgreen & Dragset, with Galerie […]

Teaser: Arrested Motion – “East West Connect” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

For those in Hong Kong, we are excited to announce our first ever curatorial project to be hosted by the Above Second Gallery at the end of next month. East West Connect will feature artists who hail from an Asian background and/or those who have utilized imagery inspired by the Far East in the past. Themes to be explored include ideas of identity for those who have dual cultural allegiances, melding and fusion of artistic influences, and the discussion of the work when brought into […]

Previews: Ryan McLennan – “Abominations” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening along side Chloe Early this Thursday at Joshua Liner Gallery will be Brooklyn-based painter Ryan McLennan. Abominations seeks to take Ryan’s unique vision of the animal kingdom in a different direction. Much like their human counterparts, the animals in this series reflect the behavior & motives seen in life. Symbolizing important subjects and concepts in our everyday existence, Ryan tackles universal concepts such as god and morality. The opening reception will be at 6 pm so make it out if you can. Check out […]

Previews: Chloe Early – “Feathers and Wax” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery will welcome Irish artist Chloe Early for her first New York solo exhibition. The talented painter will bring her latest series of works entitled Feathers and Wax created by utilizing a unique technique of juxtaposing euphoric colors and graceful subjects with the raw symbols of aggression and degradation such as bullets, bombs, and urban items. Check out a preview after the jump.

Showing: Wes Lang – “Life and How to Live It” @ V1 Gallery

In a strong followup to their hosting of Shepard Fairey’s wide-arcing Your Ad Here exhibition, V1 Gallery brings a new body of work from Wes Lang to their Copenhagen space. Last seen showing a series of works, entitled Sittin’ on a Rainbow in conjunction with OHWOW, that were completed during a month long stay at the historic Chateau Marmont, the Brooklyn-based artist expands upon his signature stream of consciousness drawings for his newest exhibition. Including large acrylic and graphite works on paper, as well as a […]