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Richard Prince @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Last week at their Central Hong Kong space, Gagosian Gallery opened an exhibition of work from New York-based contemporary artist Richard Prince. Timed perfectly to coincide with Art HK ’11, the exhibition marked the first solo effort in Asia for the famed photographer, painter, and mixed media artist. In a similar fashion to that of his recent Paris exhibition, this body of work presented a wide range of Prince’s repertoire, focusing on his various Untitled photographs series, as well as his Nurse overpaintings and his […]

Update: FriendsWithYou – “:)” @ The Hole & “Rainbow City” NYC

Next Thursday, June 9th, at The Hole in New York, Miami based art collective FriendsWithYou will be introducing a new body of work simply titled with a smiley face emoticon. The name of the show is in line with their eternally cheerful & uplifting persona, and will feature what sounds like an immersive installation of their geometric abstractions. Presented in collaboration with Native Shoes, the exhibition is but only a portion of FWY’s “New York City cultural ambassadorship tour.” The duo will also be transporting […]

JR – “Photo Booth” @ Centre Pompidou (Paris)

Furthering along his INSIDEOUT initiative, a global art project that encourages people to utilize the artist’s signature methodology – printed black and white poster pasted outdoors – to portray their local heroes as dramatically represented in NYC recently, JR has created an interactive installation within the historic George Pompidou Museum in Paris that is now open to the public. Anchored by a printing facility plastered with series of new murals from the famed “photograffeur”, Photo Booth brings all the tools necessary for the average person […]
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Previews: “NY Ink” @ Wooster Street Social Club

Many tattoo fans who have followed LA Ink & Miami Ink probably already know that tonight will be the series premiere of NY Ink. And, as the title indicates, this spinoff is set in the Big Apple. For all you art lovers, there’s an additional reason aside from the sick tattoos and drama to check out this show – amazing art. Earlier this year AM was tapped to help curate the inaugural season of the show. Artwork from artists such as Shepard Fairey, Audrey Kawasaki, […]

David LaChapelle – “From Darkness to Light” @ Lever House (New York)

Fresh off last week’s opening of his Hong Kong solo exhibition, Raft (covered), David La Chapelle is set to unveil an even more unorthodox body of work of installation-based work. Opening at Lever House Art Collection tomorrow, June 2nd, From Darkness to Light will utilize photography in three distinct ways – collage, stickers, and paper chain. Set a little closer to home in New York City, the native photographic icon this this time draws inspiration from “the simplicity of childhood endeavors taught in early art […]

Happy Birthday Marilyn Monroe!

Because many of his pieces inspired by the Marilyn Monroe, it is only natural that Ron English (featured) would pay tribute to the incomparable American actress, singer and model with various social media today on her birthday as she would have been 85. The one above is a mishmash of work seen at the Status Factory show in NY a little while back. We’ll also have more for you on Mr. Popaganda soon as we recently visited the incredible new setup in his house and also […]

Openings: Group Show – “Breach of Privacy” @ Carmichael Gallery

For the those with voyeuristic tendencies out there, the Carmichael Gallery recently hosted the opening for a show that might fit your artistic taste. Breach of Privacy features the work of five NY-based artists – Yasmine Chatila, Hilo Chen, Adam Krueger, Alyssa Monks and Jaclyn Santos – and their explorations of the nature of voyeurism with their renditions and glimpses of private moments from afar all presented over a range of mediums including oils, mixed media, and photography. More pics after the jump…

Openings: Keith Haring @ Gladstone Gallery

Currently showing at Gladstone Gallery until July 1st, the late Keith Haring’s first exhibition with the NY showspace features never before seen works on paper. Interestingly enough, three of the large scale pieces included were created in conjunction with a series of Bill T. Jones performances held in 1982 at The Kitchen, which were executed in real time during Jones’ dances with the sound of the brushstrokes serving as the only thing the audience heard. Rounding out the exhibition are a selection of Haring’s early […]

Art HK ’11 – Mizuma Gallery

Consistently showing some of the best talent Japan has to offer, Mizuma Gallery is always one of the first booths we hit up at major art fairs. Art Hong Kong was no different this year as they brought along some of the brightest stars in their roster including Ai Yamaguchi (above) and Masakatsu Sashie (previewed). Check the full list of the artists here and also some photos courtesy of Jasper Wong after the jump…

Openings: Cleon Peterson – “White Flag” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

AM attended the opening night for Cleon Peterson’s show White Flag at Joshua Liner Gallery a couple weeks ago. Being the first solo exhibition in New York, we were impressed by the sheer size and raw graphics displayed by Cleon. His color choices and figure composition seems to hold nothing back hitting the viewers right between the eyes with pure emotions. As mentioned in our preview, the gross violence and lawless nature of his subjects seem to convey giving in to one’s dark side, thus […]