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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.

Openings: Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

Last weekend, alongside Jeremy Fish, the Mark Moore Gallery also featured the work of Kenichi Yokono. The last time we had an opportunity to take in a large body of work from the Japanese artist, it was 2009 and we were at Art Basel Miami week. Rise of the Underground featured more of his signature carved woodblocks and it was a joy to examine his intricate details close up. This time around, some of his piece included skateboard-like elements to the compositions. Enjoy more photos […]

Videos: James Jean on “1-2-1 w/jeffstaple”

Ahead of his signing of his Rebus book at Jeff Staple’s Reed Space in New York, James Jean (featured) sat down for an intimate video interview session for this 12th installment of the 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple series. Jean touches on many topics including the beginnings of his career, his experiences with Fables, and an honest assessment on his work and the direction he would like to take it. Via Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Christie’s x Murakami – “Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit” Auction @ Gagosian

We recently broke news of a special benefit auction, New Day, created by  Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Co. & Christie’s to help the victims of the tragic Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake. Last week, AM stopped by to catch the special viewing of the fresh works from many stars of the contemporary art scene. Held at the Gagosian Gallery Madison avenue location, works from artists such as Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya […]
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FIAC Coverage

Following the Frieze week in London (covered here), AM headed off to Paris to visit the FIAC, the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain in Paris at the Grand Palais, host to 168 galleries. While Frieze focuses exclusively on contemporary art, the FIAC also combines early 20th century modern art with the contemporary. Of interest, Karl Lagerfeld designed the booth of Zurich’s Gallery Gmurzynska for the Rebels curated by Isabelle Bscher and featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Andy Warhol as well as Banksy and Scott Campbell. […]

Openings: Tessar Lo – “The Dying Wishes,” @ Jaski Gallery

Last weekend, the Jaski Gallery provided the walls for Tessar Lo as he presented a whole new collection of a paintings for fans in Amsterdam. Entitled The Dying Wishes, the new work built on an abstracted style that the Toronto-based artist has been developing for a while now. The continued refinement and practice certainly seems to have paid off as the resulting pieces on display were rich in palette, balanced in composition, and visually lush. Take a look at more opening photos after the jump courtesy of Erratic Phenomena […]

Overtime: Oct 24 – Oct 30

Video: Banks Violette talks about his new show at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris. Laurel Nakadate and James Franco create three-part project based around Tennessee Williams’ play The Glass Menagerie for their Performa Commission. Ai Weiwei curates show at Taipei Fine Arts Museum called Ai Weiwei is Absent. Preparations well underway for Art Basel Miami Beach 2011. Small group of artists occupy Artists Space.  Gets evicted. There could be a Louvre Museum branch opening in Abu Dhabi in 2013. Artist delivers her baby in a gallery […]
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Art Focus: Matthew Cox

This week, our Art Focus is on Philadelphia-based Matthew Cox, whose series of medical x-rays and embroidery recently caught our eyes. The Parsons and Otis trained artist has taken radiographs and stitched back in his imagined content partially over the skeletal elements leading to an intriguing new mesh of reality and the imaginary. For those interested, Embroidered X-Rays will be showing at the Packer/Schopf Gallery (Booth E-407) this year at PULSE in Miami, part of Art Basel Week. This particular series of works is just one […]

Previews: Max Snow – “Lock, Stock and Teardrops” @ DUVE Berlin

Opening tomorrow, October 29th, Max Snow will present a new body of work revolving around the theme of pain at DUVE Berlin in Germany. In a two-person exhibition alongside Ali Kepenek, Lock, Stock and Teardops focuses on portraits of individuals laden with scars, both literal and figurative. The New York-based artist’s signature black-and-white photographs, intimate and melancholic, are at times as uncomfortable as they are sublime. The exhibition runs through Saturday, December 10th. Check out a preview of some of the work after the jump.

Releases: “Ai Weiwei: New York 1983 – 1993″ Book

Released in conjunction with Ai Weiwei’s photographic exhibition, currently running from October 15th 2011 to March 18th 2012 at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, Ai Weiwei: New York 1983-1993 chronicles the ten year period spent by the then unknown Chinese immigrant living in a tiny apartment in the East Village. Capturing the essence of New York through the lens of a youth enjoying freedom for the first time, more than 10,000 photos emerged during this period. Personally curated by Ai himself, the 220 photos selected offer an […]