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Showing: “Knock Knock” @ Galerie Javier Lopez

Last Thursday, Javier Lopez Gallery, presented the Knock Knock group show exhibition to fans in Spain. It featured works from contemporary artists whose work is influenced by comics like Kaws, Faile, Yoshitomo Nara, and comic artists themselves like Vanderbroucke & El Roto as well as underground comic visionaries, Robert Crumb, or graphic novel artists like Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware. In the upper floor of this wonderful gallery located in the outskirts of Madrid, there was a simple and amazing Snoopy Kaws acrylic on board right next to […]
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Openings: Erica Rose Levine – “Empress” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend, Thinkspace Gallery hosted the opening for Erica Rose Levine’s show Empress in their project room (the same night as Jacub Gagnon & Brian Mashburn). Using primarily colored pencils, markers, and graphite, the Brooklyn-based artist created portraits of women and their “use of decoration and beauty as power.” The details she is able to achieve is impressive and we suggest you stop by to see the work in person if you are in the area before July 12th. More photos below… Discuss this show here.
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Overtime: June 23 – June 29

More stories from the week that ended June 29 (click on bolded words for more information): The Fifth Season show opens at James Cohan Gallery including Matthew Brandt, Pierre Huyghe, and others. RIP: Jennifer Wynne Reeves dies at the age of 51 due to brain cancer. RIP: Claude Simard, co-founder of Jack Shainman Gallery, who died unexpectedly. Helge Achenbach arrested due to fraud allegations. Nelson Saiers steps down as chief investment officer of Saiers Capital LLC to pursue a career as an artist. American exchange student pulled […]
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Upcoming: Rosson Crow @ Musée Régional d’Art Contemporain Languedoc-Roussillon

Starting Saturday (June 28th) in France, in the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon in the town of Sérignan, the Regional Museum of Contemporary Art will be opening a show from Rosson Crow (featured). Showing through November 2nd, the exhibition will feature the young painter’s hallucinatory abstractions of decadent interior spaces, oftentimes embellished with elements more often seen in urban settings. This lends a modern twist to her work influenced by old world techniques, which leads to interesting juxtapositions. Discuss Rosson Crow here.
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Upcoming: “Knock Knock” @ Galerie Javier Lopez

Later today (June 26th) in Madrid, Galerie Javier Lopez is putting on a group show with a pretty impressive list of artists. Entitled Knock Knock and celebrating the art of the comic, the roster includes: Charles Burns, Javier Calleja, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, Brecht Evens, Faile (seen above), A. Feuchtenberger, Phil Frost, Horfee, HuskMitNavn, Todd James, KAWS, Abraham Lacalle, Manuel Leon, Paul McCarthy, Lorenzo Mattotti, Eugenio Merino, Moebius, Jose Munoz, Matt Mullican, Nano4814, Yoshitomo Nara, Gary Panter, Erik Parker, Pelucas, Pablo Pena, Julian Opie, Ops, Peter […]
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Openings: Israel Lund – “Israel Lund” @ David Lewis Gallery

AM recently attended the much anticipated opening for Israel Lund at Lower East Side’s David Lewis Gallery. The eponymously named solo includes both his signature silkscreened canvas paintings along with a new series of sculptures which center around one of his core tools – the silkscreen. As the title suggests, this is Israel Lund presenting his take on Israel Lund, but unlike self-titled shows that we’ve experienced in the past, this exhibition seems to be the artist conducting an impression of himself. From his enlarged silkscreens […]
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Upcoming: Robert Montgomery – “Above The Streets” @ Art Share L.A.

This weekend will kick off a new project from London-based artist Robert Montgomery (featured) on the streets of Los Angeles. Presented by Art Share L.A., the poetic text-based work from Montgomery will be featured on billboards around the City of Angels as well as seen at a gala put on in his honor on June 29th (details & tickets here). Also in association with his visit here, a panel discussion on June 30 (7pm) with MOCAtv and Montgomery will take place on the ACE Hotel Rooftop (details here). […]
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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt & Peter Capaldi lead efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Ai Weiwei – “Leg Gun” Meme

Chinese artist & activist Ai Weiwei once again showed his acumen at utilizing social media to get his message across with the recent online craze that has been labeled by some as the “Leg Gun” meme. AWW set things off by posting a photo of himself on his Instagram account using his leg as a gun and has since posted more of himself as well as others mimicking the pose with their own variations and styles. So what is his message? The Guardian pointed out the similarities […]
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Setup: Jeff Koons – “Split-Rocker” @ Rockefeller Center

Later this month, Jeff Koons will be unveiling a retrospective at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art and there are plenty of events to coincide with this key exhibition. One of these will feature his famous outdoor flowered sculpture entitled Split-Rocker at the center of Rockefeller Center. Playing off Koons’ fascination with dichotomy and the in-between, this sculpture melds two notable children rocking toys – the horse and the dinosaur. Its right side is a horse and its left side is a dinosaur. Currently, the enormous sculptural piece […]