We last caught up with the New York-based Marilyn Minter when she showed at Salon 94 back in 2011 (covered). For her newest solo, opening April 6th at Regen Projects, she will be flexing her photography and painting muscles with five new paintings as well as her black and white series of shots from the 60s that feature her drug addicted mother. Both series of works presented as well as much of Minter’s career has been devoted to examining the pathology of glamour, an appropriate subject […]
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For fans of the American cult director Harmony Korine’s movie Spring Breakers, you may be interested to know that Opening Ceremony has released collection of apparel based on the new film. Of note, the New York-based Todd “REAS” James has designed a tee incorporating his iconic imagery. You can purchase it here for $40. Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Todd James here.
Starting on April 11th, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will be the next location to host KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture. If you remember, the shy sculptural rendition (soon to be released as a limited edition) of one of the NY-based artist’s most iconic characters has already delighted fans in Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. Even more exciting, the guest appearance will only be a preview to a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), opening […]
More stories from the week ended March 31: Steven A. Cohen purchases Picasso’s Le Rêve for $155 million from Steve Wynn. Nicole Klagsbrun to close New York gallery after 30 years in the business. 20×200 has been offline for months and some collectors still have not received prints they ordered long ago. Historic Berlin Wall section featuring some classic murals, removed with police guard protection amid protests. Joseph J. Lhota has no regrets when looking back at his campaign to remove Ofili piece from Sensation show. […]
Last week, we attended Joshua Liner’s opening of his new Chelsea gallery with a group exhibition entitled Direct Address. The expansive ground-floor space was filled with a impressive collection of works by The Clayton Brothers, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Jean-Pierre Roy, Kris Kuksi (above), Richard Colman, Stephen Powers, SWOON, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Tony Curanaj and others. The event surely heralds great things for the future of the gallery. See all our pics from the opening below.
Coming up at the end of the year at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, explosive Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang will be presenting his new exhibition - Falling Back To Earth. Commissioned specifically for this museum showing will be a new sculptural piece entitled Heritage 2013 featuring 99 animals from around the world gathering at a watering hole, reflecting on his thoughts about nature and globalization. Along with this centerpiece, other new works inspired by Cai’s time in Australia will accompany Head On, his famous stream of […]
An interesting collection of works from Jean-Michel Basquiat is about to be made public by his ex-girlfriend Alexis Adler. In 1979, the still unknown artist began painting the walls and door of her East Village home which she smartly preserved until now along with notebooks, postcards, painted clothes, photographs, drawings on yellow legal paper, and other ephemera. Adler, along with a team of experts, has begun to sort through the material in preparation for a book, an exhibition, and sale so it will be interesting to see what […]
This Saturday night (March 30th), the Thinkspace Gallery will hold a one night only (5-9 pm) event raise awareness & funding for the purpose & progression of the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration, which provides underprivileged kids with scholarships to attend CIMI Marine Biology Camp on Catalina Island. You can check out the eclectic list of artists here, but here are a few names you may recognize – Adam Wallacavage, Caitlin Hackett, Chaz Bojorquez, Cleon Peterson, Dan Quintana, Jacub Gagnon, Marco Zamora, Mark Warren Jacques, Pedro Matos, […]
We’ve been long time followers of Matt Small here at AM, so we read news of a new two person show in London with anticipation. The Way We Were pairs the locally based artist with Swansea-based Fran Williams, and opens at Signal Gallery on 28th March, with a preview evening scheduled for Wednesday the 27th. This is the first time we have come across Fran’s work, and her figurative work seems to be a good fit with Small’s own uniquely styled portraiture – his heavily […]
On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, […]