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The Adam Neate “Friday scavenger giveaway”

Have you seen what happens when a band or sports team throws a few free t-shirts into the crowd? A brief frenzy may ensue as people try to catch the freebie and all returns to normal a few seconds later when one person comes up victorious. Now take a red hot UK street artist and multiply that scenario by ONE THOUSAND.  That’s what may happen in London come Friday. Renowned urban contemporary artist Adam Neate announced that he will be dropping 1,000 pieces of his […]

Benefit: Mark Ryden “Bunny Cart” print

Roq La Rue just announced a charitable print they did with Mark Ryden to raise money for David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Every penny of this amazing print is going towards this great charity which helps endangered Elephants and Rhinos in Africa. “The Bunny Cart” Mark Ryden giclee print on archival paper with deckled edges hand signed by Mark Ryden, numbered edition of 50* 7.5″ x 10.5″ For the details to get the print: Click here Mark has released a couple prints for charity recently. First, […]

Openings: House Industries @ Subliminal Projects

This past Saturday night, Subliminal Projects was decked out in the typographical patterns of House Industries. The Delaware based group showcased a new collection of prints and patterns and transformed the gallery into a graphical delight that showcased just what some simple fonts can do. AM was invited to the opening night rock out with the beats of DJ Diabetic, who kept the night bumping way past closing time. For those who don’t know the Los Angeles based Subliminal Projects; its an amazing space owned/curated […]

Damien Hirst Skulls

Damien Hirst will be releasing spin-painted skull sculptures “Hallucinatory Heads” through Other Criteria. These will retail for £50,000 and will be limited to an edition of 50.  More photos after the jump.

Openings: Pour Me Some Smoke – Carmichael Gallery

On a weekend packed full of great shows, the Carmichael Gallery opening reception was one of AM’s first stops. Fresh off moderating the successful Bonham’s Contemporary Street panel, up next for Carmichael was the “Pour Me Some Smoke” group show which offered a wide variety of contemporary flavors. The changling lineup with works from  Case, Charming Baker, Ian Strawn, Guy Denning, and TRXTR had the attendees switching gears all night. As usual, Carmichael Gallery offered a fresh contemporary perspective for everyone who is looking for something off […]

Studio Visits: Jeff Soto (Part II)

Here is Part II of our visit to Jeff Soto’s studio (see part I here). Besides showing us some of his new work for his upcoming show at the Riverside Art Museum, Jeff also decided to let us watch him paint. At first, there were just splotches of color he used as the background, but soon characteristic shapes and details were added. It was a real joy to watch Jeff at work and amazing how quickly he worked. See the process after the jump.

Openings: Jose Parla @ Cristina Grajales

AM was in attendance Saturday night for the opening of Jose Parla’s first NYC solo show, entitled Layered Days at Cristina Grajales. In addition to the caligraphic abstract paintings and watercolors for which Parla has earned his reputation as one of urban art’s most sought-after artists, the exhibition also included several beautiful ceramic works, made in collaboration with the Ichi-Yo Gama family-owned Bizen-yaki factory in Japan. There was also a wall-sized mixed-medium installation of paintings, drawings, photography and more. Parla himself was on hand for […]

Openings: Kaws @ Gering & Lopez Gallery

Last night KAWS had a very special opening reception to kickoff his new exhibition at Gering & López Gallery in New York. This marks his highly anticipated return to the New York fine art scene. AM friend: Wendy from Nitrolicious was invited by Edison Chen to join the opening night festivities which included celebrities and industry notables such as: Haze, Edison Chen, Dr. Romanelli, Peter Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Leo (Union). The works varied in medium and size including Acrylic on canvas, Fiberglass sculpture, […]

Openings: Ron English @ Shooting Gallery

Ron English’s show “The Secret History of KISS” (previewed) opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery. He took the band’s trademark face paint and melded it with baroque era-styled paintings for an unexpected effect. It’s like he used a time machine, took Rembrandt hostage, and forced him to add the iconic makeup to his paintings. This show also reminded us as to how amazing and versatile Ron’s technical skills are. More photos after the jump.

Openings: Jim Houser & Richard Colman @ White Walls

Jim Houser and Richard Colman’s “Awful Mountain” (previewed) opened last night at White Walls in SF. As usual, Houser’s installations complemented his paintings perfectly. If only collectors could have him go to their houses and setup the pieces they own in a similar fashion. Colman had some large pieces that were quite eyecatching.  His work has some similarities to Dalek (we hear they are long-time friends with their first show in the scene being a two-person show at Merry Karnowsky years back) but seems more […]