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Upcoming: Sea No Evil 2012

On June 30th, the sixth rendition (see 2011, 2010, 2009) of the Sea No Evil Art Show returns to the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with the silent auction proceeds to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This year’s lineup includes artists like Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Dave Kinsey, Deph, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Jeremiah Ketner, Jessica Hess, Korin Faught, Lola, Roland Tamayo (above), Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Travis Louie, and more. As usual, Captain Paul Watson, eco-activist, founder of Sea […]

Upcoming: Tat Ito – “Shinagawa Shinju” @ Above Second

This Friday night (June 22nd) in Hong Kong, the New York-based Tat Ito will be presenting a new body of work entitled Shinagawa Shinju at the Above Second Gallery. In his return to the Sai Ying Pun showspace after participating in the AM curated East West Connect last year, the Japanese artist will be bringing a selection of paintings in the mold of storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Of course, with Ito’s work, the […]

Openings: “Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Last week, Ivory & Black in London hosted their first group exhibition featuring painters Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the artists chosen all have been influenced by various Californian subcultures which in turn has informed their work and imagery. Showgoers were also greeted by James Jean (featured) who made the trip over and took time to work in a wall installation. Discuss this show here.

Art HK ’12: David LaChapelle – “Seismic Shift” @ Paul Kasmin

When attending top-tiered fairs such as Art HK, one can expect to encounter many notable works by some of the top names in the industry. Once in a while, a piece will stop you to take a closer look. Famed photographer David LaChapelle submitted a photograph that took front and center at Paul Kasmin’s booth. Entitled Seismic Shift, the ginormous photograph measured ten by four feet and it wasn’t the size that caught our eye, but its contents. LaChapelle’s latest creation drew upon many of the […]

Openings: “Public Fair No. 1” @ K11 Art Mall

Hong Kong has an art themed mall named K11 and it recently held its first public art fair. Curated by our friend Suitman, Public Fair No. 1 brought together a diverse mix of talent hailing from different countries around the world to deliver a multi-sensory experience. Included were artists Cody Hudson, Sticky Monster Lab, Hito Zuki and of course Suit himself. There seem to be something for everyone to get into from inflatable sculptures to rendered videos, photographs to custom figurines, and even an 80 […]

Openings: “Daydreaming with…” (Hong Kong Edition) @ ARTISTREE

Last month, AM stopped by the Hong Kong edition of the Daydreaming with… exhibition. Designed to marry music and visual art, this experience gathered some high profile names in the genres of music, art, film, photography, fashion and design. Held in the ARTISTREE show center, the event took full advantage of the spacious layout to showcase the works of 30 artists such as Futura, Cyrcle. (see video of their experience here), Jonas Akerlund, Wing Shya, Li Wei, Doug Foster, Cang Xin Shynola, Emma Richardson, Jonas […]

Rewind: June 11 – 17

It’s time for another Rewind feature where we collect videos from the week that might be of some interest to our readers.  Leading things off is some footage of the time Conor Harrington (interviewed) spent in Grottaglie, working on murals (part 1 & part 2) for this year’s FAME Festival. Looks like Conor also found time to catch up on eating some good Italian food as well… Other videos: Kalup Linzy performance during the 2012 Whitney Museum Art Party. Are you a Hipster? Aaron Young – […]

ADAA ’12: Yoshitomo Nara – “Works on Paper” @ Pace Gallery

Several months ago at the ADAA Art Show, we caught some new work from Yoshitomo Nara as he made his solo fair debut with Pace Gallery. The entire booth was filed with a variety of Nara’s signature works on paper. Lined up by time periods, attendees such as Damien Hirst and some of New York’s top collectors visiting the booth got a chance to see some of Nara’s older works and understand the progression to the current blue-chip stage of his career. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara […]

Showing: Jeff Koons @ Fondation Beyeler

Last month, we already shared with you a video detailing Jeff Koons’ current showing at the Fondation Beyeler. For the fans out there who want more and weren’t able to stop by the exhibition during Basel Week Switzerland this year, here are some actual photos from the Swiss Museum for your to peruse. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of […]

Streets: World Roundup (June 11 – 17)

We start this weeks roundup of street activity with this new fun piece from Dabs Myla. As you can see, their choice of subject matter was quite interesting and can be summed up by their description – “Poop Shooting, Vampire Dicking, and Crack Smoking.” The piece was painted for Roger Gastman for his backyard (thus the Orioles reference). Other pieces of note last week include work from Hyuro (Spain), Sam3 (Spain), Kenor (Spain), Free Humanity (Hollywood), Gaia (New York), Phlegm (UK), Liqen (Japan), Jaz (Norway), […]