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Openings: Marilyn Minter – “Green Pink Caviar” @ Salon 94

AM stopped by Salon 94 to check out Marilyn Minter’s latest show “Green Pink Caviar.” One of our favorite photographers, Marilyn is again at her best with her signature style of showcasing glamor and its realistic underbelly. Through her unique vision, the viewer is transported to a world of vibrant colors and lusciously sexy subjects. Best known for her stunning photographs, Minter is also an accomplished painter and this body of work also features her largest photo-realistic painting to date. Continued after the jump…

Studio Visits: Ron English @ Popaganda Headquarters

“I love this stuff (art)! It’s like being pornstar when you’re a porn addict!” – Ron English. A few weeks ago we brought you the opening of Ron English’s first UK solo, “Lazarus Rising.” Now AM brings you an exclusive behind the scenes look at this spectacular show from Ron’s Popaganda headquarters in Jersey City. A week before Ron was about to ship this stunning body of work to London, we were invited to his studio where we got to see the various techniques and […]

Preview: Heidi Taillefer & Mike Davis @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Here’s a little preview of two artists which have shows opening at Joshua Liner Gallery next weekend. Both their artistic styles look to stretch the imagination of the viewers and challenge their intellects. Heidi Taillefer’s (above) bizarre yet fantastic paintings throw our senses into a strange world where the nature and science seamlessly integrate. On the other hand, Mike Davis (below) has works that makes us ponder the numerous themes and symbolism that are represented through the subjects and objects that are showcased in his […]

Signing: Brendan Monroe @ Richard Heller Gallery

Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was in Santa Monica this past Saturday, May 23rd, for a book signing at Richard Heller Gallery. Recently, we had the opportunity see Brendan in the Bay Area at Park Life and also to check out his studio. It was nice to see him in Southern California meeting with fans and taking time to draw in their sketchbooks. Take a look at the pics after the jump.

Openings: Louis Vuitton Exhibition – A Passion for Creation (Hong Kong)

Last night, Louis Vuitton premiered a show they curated entitled A Passion for Creation at the Hong Kong Museum of Art with a shortlist of some of the top names in Contemporary Art.  Some of the artists included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Paul Chan, Cao-Fei, Yang Fudong, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, and Christian Marclay. Of course LV homeboys Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse had a “special section” of their own, comprising of Vuitton’s antique trunks and […]

Studio Visits: Brendan Monroe

On a recent road trip to the Bay Area, AM took the opportunity to visit the studio of Brendan Monroe (interviewed) that he shares with Evah Fan. Although Brendan was only in the early stages of preparing for his next solo show at Richard Heller Gallery, there were still many items of interest to discuss and see. Brendan walked us through his woodworking area, showed us various in-progress sculptures, enlightened us a little about his mixed-media technique and even showed us their vegetable garden. Surrounded by the […]

Streets: Jeff Soto in London (Part 2)

As part of our continuing coverage of Jeff Soto in London, AM went to check out what Jeff was up to on the day of his opening at StolenSpace where we found him in nearby Corbet Place putting up his second piece on the streets. He’d started off blocking the piece out the day before and we were there to capture a few images of the work as it went up. Take a look at all of the pictures of this plus three more unseen […]

Studio Visits: Josh Keyes

David B. Smith (interviewed) took time recently to visit Josh Keyes in his studio to check out the progress for his upcoming show “Sprout” (teased). David sent over some images for us to share with our readers and informed us that there will be about 10-15 paintings along with some new limited editions released. Since his many fans, including ourselves, loved his last body of work, expectations are high for this show opening May 30th at the David B. Smith Gallery. Judging from the initial […]

Openings/Video: I-Lib – “As Teardrops Fall” @ Stella Dore Gallery, London

AM stopped by to check out I-LIB’s (I Lurk In Bushes) debut solo show “As Teardrops Fall” at Stella Dore Gallery in London and we were blown away by his combination of spray paint and ballpoint pen drawings. This young artist has been causing a stir in the UK and we can see why there has been much interest in his work. Check out the cool video created by Neil Chester (above) as well as all the photos from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Grow Up @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Steve Lazarides opened his new five-story gallery in London’s Rathbone Place this week (originally reported here). Collectors, admirers and famous faces alike crammed into the new Lazarides location, which has been named “The Rathbone.” AM was at the private view opening on Thursday the 14th and the house was packed. Even those on the invite-only guest list had to queue outside for a chance to get in and see the latest installment of the “Outsiders” show. Many of the artists, including Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington (interviewed) and […]