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Armory Week ’12: Scope Art Fair

One of the mainstay satellite fairs during Armory Week is the Scope Art Fair. This year’s edition rocked a new location just blocks from the main Armory Art Show (here & here) and gained some fresh galleries go along with its revamped look. As with most fairs we caught works by artists from around the globe and we also ran into a few familiar faces to go along with the infusion of new blood. Check it out after the jump.

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

Jeff Koons’ $25 mil. train sculpture headed to NYC’s High Line after LACMA discards it? RIP Anita Steckel, erotic female artist who received critical acclaim late in her life. RIP critic Hilton Kramer.  Check out what Christopher Knight wrote about him in 1991. Lawsuit filed against Gagosian Gallery uncovers revealing email about gallery negotiations. China told Ai Wewei that he will not be given a public hearing regarding tax evasion penalty. Bronze Lorax statue stolen from yard of 90-year-old widow of Dr. Seuss. Policemen recover […]

Rewind: March 26 – April 1

NASA recently released a video they call Perpetual Ocean which tracks all the ocean currents from around the world. The twist is the animation has a pretty cool Van Gogh inspired vibe and is billed as “every bit as turbulent as the Starry Night” (via Animal), Other notable videos include: Trailer for Roger Gastman’s Wall Writers. Slick x Cale Super Mario Bros video (via Hypebeast). Two walkthrough videos of Kelsey Brookes’ Meditations on Symmetry show. Anthony Lister caught in action by Birdman painting Chalk Gallery (via […]

Art Focus: Peter Lippmann

For this week’s Art Focus, AM would like to introduce the photography of Peter Lippmann. Although he has produced some wonderful series of work on rotting fruit, destroyed cameras, remixes of master paintings, and more, we will be looking at his Paradise Parking shots. For this particular set of pics, the Paris-based American-born photographer features classic cars parked for the last time and subjected to the unrelenting forces of nature. More photos after the jump…

Preview: “Hookers” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Tomorrow night, March 31st, in Culver City, Natalia Fabia (interviewed) will be curating a show at the Corey Helford Gallery entitled Hookers. Drawing from her longstanding fascination with the world’s oldest profession, artists like Kent Williams, Michael Hussar, Phil Hale, Erik Sandberg, Saber, REVOK, and more have been instructed to produced similarly inspired work for the exhibition. In association with this, Fabia has organized a Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant tonight at Dragonfly with celebrity judges Dave Navarro, Traci Lords and Alexis Arquette. More preview images […]

Showing: Kelsey Brookes – “Meditations on Symmetry” @ Compound Project

After a showing in the UK and a refreshing vacation in Hawaii, Kelsey Brookes (featured) has returned to Cali to work on a fresh set of paintings. The new body of work is currently on display at Compound Project in Malibu and is entitled Meditations on Symmetry. Although the pieces still maintain the vibrancy and love for patterns seen in previously, Brookes seems to be exploring a more abstract side of his oeuvre. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Liu Bolin – “Lost In Art” @ Eli Klein

Following a successful and complex collab (here & here) with French artist JR, Liu Bolin also recently unveiled a new series of photos at Eli Klein in Soho. The much anticipated return of Liu to the Big Apple was actually to show work from the photoshoots he conducted during his 2010 trip to NYC as well as his publicized collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion icons Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni and Valentino. The packed house was filled with art and fashion enthusiasts looking to find the […]

Openings: “Juxtapoz Turns 18” @ Copro Gallery

Last weekend in Santa Monica, Juxtapoz celebrated 18 years of sharing art with the masses with a group exhibition at the Copro Gallery. Featuring work from a plethora of creatives that have graced their pages and website through the years – from emerging artists to established giants including Robert Williams, Todd Schorr, Mark Ryden, Camille Rose Garcia, and more. Photos from the opening after the jump…

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #1: Roller Skater”

Jeff Soto (interviewed) has something new for his fans out there. Roller Skater is the first in a series of Seeker Friends prints and will be available next Thursday, April 5th at noon PST. the 6″x 6″ edition from Prints On Wood will be available for 24 hours and cost $25 + shipping with $1 of every sale going to plant one tree through the Plant A Billion Trees program. You can expect a new image every month or so. Take a peek of future ones after […]

Preview: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Tonight in London, the Bonhams Urban Art Auction will be getting underway. With the pieces that are made available for bidding and the results of great interest to collectors out there, all eyes will be on the lots up for sale including many familiar names and some new ones. Of note is the renewed confidence or at least renewed hopes in the Banksy market with no less than 17 works offered up including the first time for Leopard and Barcode (est. £60,000-80,000). See all the […]