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Video: “Skin” Trailer

A while back, we told you about the debut issue of  Dasha Zhukova’s provocative new art magazine Garage which featured tattoos from prominent artists like Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Raymond Pettibon, John Baldessari, and Damien Hirst. The Hirst designed butterfly in particular was controversial because it was tattooed onto the labia (NSFW pics here) of a willing participant. Now, comes word of a documentary entitled Skin that was produced in association with the project.  Check the trailer above. Via booooooom.
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Openings: Tom Sachs – “WORKS” @ Sperone Westwater

Last week, AM stopped by the architectural tour de force and New York showspace Sperone Westwater to take in the new solo from Tom Sachs. The painter and sculptor created a vast body of work influenced by a disparate range of historic objects and cultural icons which were recreated and remixed in his signature blend of whimsy and mastery of materials. Included in the exhibition was this reproduction of the award-winning gallery (seen above), rendered in meticulous detail. More openings photos after the jump…

Openings: Faile – “Fragments of Faile” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Last week, AM stopped by the Lazarides (Rathbone Place) gallery space in London as the Faile Collective (featured) unveiled a new body of work. Fragments of Faile included some strong new mixed block pieces that fans of the Patricks have been accustomed to, but what they had been keeping under wraps until shortly before the opening was a new direction in their creative output. The main floor housed novel portraiture work from the Brooklyn-based duo that featured a more painterly technique fused with textile patterns […]

Openings: Amy Ross – “Lone Wolf” @ Kopeiken Gallery

Last weekend, AM stopped by Kopeiken Gallery to view Amy Ross’ newest show, Lone Wolf. As we examined the new body of work, it was evident that she has continued to expand on the show last year at the in Boston where she combined wolf and human forms expresses her anti-war sentiments in a personal set of watercolors. This time, she has included some more abstract wolf forms as well as placed them in some non-battle situations. Take a look at more photos after the […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Impossible Society” @ Vejle Museum of Art

Back in August, we brought you some photos of the work that Armsrock (interviewed) was preparing for Impossible Society, his exhibition at the Vejle Museum of Art in Denmark. The show is now on view through December 4th and really shows a maturity in the Danish artist’s work as well the type of scale that he is painting in now. More photos after the jump…

Releases: James Jean – “Lotus War Pyramid”

That Lotus War Pyramid print from James Jean (featured) that we told you about a couple weeks ago is now available online. For the New Yorkers out there, this new release was sold at Jean’s signing at Reed Space, but now fans everywhere can purchase one for themselves. The five-color, 26 x 30 inch limited edition is signed and numbered and will be produced with a run of 555. A couple more pics after the jump…

Preview: Tom Sachs – “WORK” @ Sperone Westwater

Tonight, November 4th, the Sperone Westwater Gallery, whose showspace was named the Best New Building in NYC recently, will be hosting a new body of work from Tom Sachs. Drawing from a diverse set of inspirations including “historic objects and cultural iconography – Sèvres porcelain, traditional African symbols, Pop, NASA, and the singer and songwriter James Brown – the hardest working man in show business,” the NY-based artist continues to explore his obsession with the the ritual act of work itself (well documented in these […]

Previews: Faile – “Fragments of Faile” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

Today, Faile’s (featured) latest exhibition Fragments of Faile will be revealed at London’s Lazarides Rathbone gallery space. As mentioned in our teaser, the details to this show was kept close to the vest as all the Brooklyn duo wanted revealed was that there was a new direction for this body of works. Now that the opening is imminent, the collective sent us some preview pics to share with our readers. From what we see, it looks like the Patricks have gone back a little to their painterly roots and created a […]

Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Wandering Comma” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

A couple weeks back at Frieze, Alison Jacques Gallery gave collectors a sample size serving of the goodness in store for Ryan McGinley’s upcoming exhibition. In his first London solo since the pivotal Moonmilk show over two years ago, Wandering Comma will see the New York photographer continue delving deeper into his now signature dueling bodies of work – the vivid staged “happenings” and the penetrating monochromatic portraits – first seen juxtaposed together at last year’s Life Adjustment Center and then again during Somewhere Place […]

Openings: Supakitch – “Clé De Soul” @ Galerie LJ

Brooklyn-based French artist Supakitch recently returned to his home country to open his new show at Paris’ Galerie LJ. The exhibition entitled Clé De Soul is Supa’s first with the gallery, and includes a beautiful collection of his colorful paintings, works on paper and mixed-media pieces. Check out a video tour of the show, pictures from the opening, as well as a new video of a wall painting by Supa and his talented wife Koralie, all after the jump.