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Video / Interviews: Jeff Koons x BMW Art Car

Continuing with our coverage of this cool project, here’s an interview of Jeff Koons discussing his contribution in designing BMW’s M3 GT2 which raced recently in the 24 Hours of Le mans endurance race in France on June 13th. In the video he talks about his inspiration for the car, his peers and his family with Blast. Thanks to Hypebeast for the heads up. Discuss Jeff Koons here.
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Releases: Aaron Horkey’s Letterpress Series

Hi-Fructose recently gave us a peek at the new Aaron Horkey release, dropping early tomorrow (Friday, June 18th) through Dead Arts Publishing. Consisting of three older images in their original black and white format, as well as a new chess themed print, “The Rook”, the set is printed exclusively as letterpress editions and looks to have all the bells and whistles that we saw for his last Dead Man release. The prints go on sale from 10AM-2PM PST and will be a time sensitive open […]

Openings: Art Shack @ Laguna Art Museum

Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.

Teaser: Remi/Rough & Jaybo – “No Beginning, No End” @ Galeria Nuble

As soon as the paint dried from Remi/Rough and Jaybo’s ProjectRoom (covered) event with Juice 126 last week, the pair’s attention turned to their two person exhibition “No Beginning, No End” at Galeria Nuble in Santander, Spain, opening tonight (Thursday, June 17th). Long time friends and collaborators, Remi and Jaybo will be bringing some more live painting installation fun to the gallery alongside a series of new works on canvas, where they are now putting finishing touches to the pieces for the show. If you’re […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for June 16 – June 19

Summer is in full-swing as we lead into the middle of June. Some major events are going down this week including the big debut of “Mr. Bitchin’”, Robert Williams’ new movie. Other shows on our radar include big Barry McGee & Clare Rojas museum show in Bolinas along with the opening of one of the most prestigious art fairs in the world – Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland featuring a solo showing of works from Kris Kuksi at Joshua Liner’s booth at the fair.
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Studio Visits: Joe Sorren

It’s fun when your artistic heroes turn out to be as cool as you want them to be, and through all of the love we’ve given to Joe Sorren over the last couple of years, you know that AM was thrilled to visit the artist in his Flagstaff studio last year. Joe took us through his huge studio space where he has a painting area, office, library, drying room and a practice space for his beautiful upright bass he plays in his roots / bluegrass […]
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Openings: Lisa Yuskavage @ Greengrassi Gallery

AM favorite Lisa Yuskavage is currently exhibiting at London’s Greengrassi Gallery. The New York based artist comes at us with another collection of dazzling works featuring her ever sultry figures of women in their natural state. What’s really cool is that she’s continuing to create smaller works to compliment the larger canvases which already run a pretty penny (hundreds of thousands), much like this gem we saw at David Zwirner from last year’s Art Basel Miami. Check out this breathtaking parade of paintings after the […]

Overtime: June 6 – June 12

Willy Verginer goes swimming in concrete. New massive Anish Kapoor sculptures. Read Jeffrey Deitch’s first interview since becoming MOCA’s director Warhol shows at at Prism. And, he’s part of a mini-gallery on the moon. Most valuable auction in history. New work on the streets from Escif, Roa, Mac and Retna and a Sam3 timelapse. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it’s not panning out.” – Shepard Fairey A new book from Ericailcane. New work from Jeremiah Ketner and Dan May. Kozyndan exhibition […]

The Vader Project Auction Preview

When The Vader Project rolls into Los Angeles tonight, June 11th, it will be at the end of a long four year journey. The 100 iconic helmets, customized by many artists sure to be familiar to our readers, will be on display in Hollywood (6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036) before they are auctioned off in Philadelphia at a Freeman’s auction. Also of interest to those in LA will be the the catalog available for sale and the signing event the following day, June […]

Showing / Giveaway: Kai & Sunny – “Return To The Wild” @ Stolenspace

AM stopped by StolenSpace this weekend to check out their latest exhibition, Kai & Sunny’s “Return to the Wild”. The show contains large scale one-off and small edition prints by the duo, with a cohesive colour palette and fantastic nature inspired subject matter and motifs used throughout. Alongside the wall pieces are four floor standing tee-pee lights with silkscreened covers stretched over bamboo frames. These pieces of functional art provide a welcoming glow to the entrance of the gallery, and were first seen in a […]