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Releases: James Jean – “Tiger III” Print

Next week, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new signed and numbered print, Tiger III, on his website. As a timed release, the limited edition will be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, August 19th and ending at 7:59 on Wednesday the 20th with the run being determined by demand. You can get the rest of the details here, but for those with $125, this amazing image can be added to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.
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Upcoming: Bruno 9li – “Materia Radiante” @ David B. Smith Gallery

Coming up on Thursday, August 14th, Bruno Novelli (aka Bruno 9li) will be opening his first solo show with David B. Smith Gallery in Denver. We have not been following the São Paulo-base artist of late, but the new works entitled Materia Radiante drew our attention with the use of vibrant colors and geometric forms inspired by long walks in the rainforests of his native county. Including paintings on canvas, drawings on paper, digital works, and metagraphic maps, the versatility of the Brazilian artist will be on full display. […]
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Showing: “View Point Geon” @ Narwhal Contemporary

Currently showing at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto is a three person show entitled View Point Geon featuring the work of Matthew Feyld, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Paul Wackers. For this exhibition, the Canada-based Feyld continues to explore the continued abstraction of his figurative work while Ilizarbe brings Haring-esque patterned wall sculptures from Peru. Finally, Wackers who works in New York, put his special type of still life painting on display along with an interesting move into ceramic works (see above). These new sculptural representations of his artistic […]
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BIBO Restaurant (Hong Kong)

The staff here at AM are always on the lookout for restaurants that can pleasure our tastebuds as well as allows us to appreciate art at the same time. Like other establishments we have featured in the past, BIBO on Hollywood Road in Hong Kong will be on our shortlist of places to visit because of their design choices. Put together as a collaboration between BIBO & Substance this beautiful space features work by the likes of KAWS, JR, Zevs, Invader, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, and more, the French eatery with a slant toward […]
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Overtime: Aug 4 – Aug 10

More stories from the week that ended Aug 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Ryoji Ikeda’s spectra shoots up into the London sky to commemorate first world war. RIP: Herbert Volkmann, who died at the age of 60. Oleg Vorotnikov, founder of Voina, arrested in Venice in July and faces extradition to Russia. Could there be more important cultural and archaeological sites at risk for destruction by ISIS? MOCANoMi board to form new entity, move out of North Miami and into Design District. […]
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Openings: “The Provocateurs” @ Block 37

Last week during the frenzy of Lollapalooza in Chicago, Shepard Fairey curated a group exhibition with a strong lineup of artists that many of you are familiar with. Entitled The Provocateurs, with the support of Art Alliance, and housed at at Block 37, the show included works from Andrew Schoultz, C215, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Cyrcle., D*Face, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, How & Nosm, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, Jen […]
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Upcoming: Mark Dean Veca @ Western Project

On October 18, Western Project in Los Angeles will be welcoming back (see 2010) local artist Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) for a showing of his new works. Rendered with his distinctive “Toile de Jouy” like patterns, iconic characters from pop culture take on a fresh new form and meaning as he oftentimes twists familiar imagery for social commentary. For now, enjoy this newest piece featuring Veca’s version of the well-loved animated character – Taz. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.
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Previews: “Cruel Summer” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Tonight, in the middle of a hot NYC summer, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be opening a group exhibition entitled Cruel Summer. Curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, the exhibition is inspired by the summer of 1984 and the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The show will take place in both locations (557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street, in Chelsea) and will feature works by over 20 artists. The list of participating artists include both well know and emerging young talents from around the […]
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Rewind: Jul 21 – Aug 3

Time for another segment of our Rewind feature. This edition’s highlighted video (via Colossal) comes from Icheon Ceramics Village in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, home to over 300 ceramics studios. The American Museum of Ceramic Art visited five of the artists (like Kim Seong-Tae seen above) last year to profile their work with some beautiful footage. Check out the overview video below and head over here for more in depth looks at each artist. Preview of Kehinde Wiley / Haiti show at Roberts & Tilton. Bombing […]
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Openings: “Summer Mixer” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

In the land of summer gallery group shows, there are a few that we mark our calendars for and Joshua Liner Gallery hosts it annually. Entitled Summer Mixer, this group exhibition showcases new talent making their debut with the gallery. An excellent selection of artists consisting of Andrew Schoultz, Erin M. Riley, Guy Yanai, Kristen Schiele, Michael Theodore, Sam Friedman and Robert Larson made their presence felt with strong works for all to enjoy. Check out a look at the opening night action below… Discuss […]