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Preview: Ron English – “Lazarus Rising” @ Elms Lester

After hanging with Ron English at Dr. Sketchy’s, he invited AM over to his Jersey City studio to check out his upcoming solo show at Elms Lester. The show entitled “Lazarus Rising” is Ron’s first ever UK solo and is his second with Elms Lester. The show opens to the general public May 8th and will run through June 6th. If you’re in London during that time, you should definitely check this one out. Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll post the full studio visit […]

Openings: Conor Harrington & Chloe Early – “Chasing Castles” @ Kinsey/DesForges Gallery

An enthused crowd was on hand at Kinsey/DesForges for the opening of “Chasing Castles” (previewed), the first showing of a full-body of work in the United States by London based artists Conor Harrington and Chloe Early (interviewed). Both made the trip across the pond for the opening and happily chatted with fans about their work and the underlying message behind their rich, multi-layered, vibrantly colored pieces. For the show Harrington continued his exploration of symbols of power, masculinity, and their related societal expectations through his […]

Teaser: Josh Keyes – “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

One of our favorite artists, Josh Keyes is opening a show next month at David B. Smith Gallery (interviewed) entitled “Sprout.”   After selling out his last solo (held at OKOK Gallery – now apparently Ambach & Rice), his rabid fan base is already chomping at the bit to see his newest body of work.  From the exciting images we have seen so far, they will not be disappointed, as Keyes will be revisiting some old themes as well as exploring some new ideas. Take a look at another piece as well as some […]

Preview/Interviews: Conor Harrington & Chloe Early – “Chasing Castles” @ Kinsey/DesForges Gallery

London based artists Conor Harrington and Chloe Early have a joint exhibition opening tomorrow, Saturday April 18th, at the influential Kinsey/DesForges gallery in Culver City. Both have shown work individually in group shows in the United States before, but “Chasing Castles” marks the first showing of a full body of work stateside for both artists. It is also the first time the pair’s work has been exhibited together. AM loves the multi-layered aesthetic of these talented artists, who took some time to answer a few […]

Openings: Draw @ Shooting Gallery SF

The mother of all drawing shows opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  Featuring drawings from over 400 artists, the DRAW show is definitely one of the largest of its kind featuring artists we are all familiar with.  The exhibition started in 2006 at Fuse Gallery in NY, then to SXSW in 2007, and last year it was held at StolenSpace in London.  Make sure you stop by for a look if you are in the bay area but if you aren’t, […]

Video: Inside the Studio of Jeff Koons

Fresh off his successful show at the Palace of Versailles, Jeff Koons is already busy working on upcoming exhibitions at the Tate Modern. Tateshots has a behind the scenes studio visit & interview of the blue chip artist in his sleek New York studio. Jeff discusses his upcoming plans and gives a tour of his awesome “factory” to give viewers a peek of how his tremendous and detailed sculptures are created. The video gives the viewer a sneak preview at what’s in store this year, as Jeff will be showing at the Tate Modern as part […]

Damien Hirst & The Hours – “See The Light” Original Album Cover Artwork Contest

Contemporary art bad boy Damien Hirst and British band The Hours have put together an amazing contest where participants will have the opportunity to win the original artwork or one of 20 signed lithograph prints from the band’s “See The Light” album cover, which was created by Hirst himself. In addition, each entrant will also receive a link via e-mail to download the band’s latest track, “These Days.” With the band’s album releasing April 20th on his record label, Hirst is undoubtedly approaching this latest […]

Openings: Daniel Danger & Dan McCarthy @ Gallery 1988 SF

Daniel Danger and Dan McCarthy (interviewed) had a successful opening this past weekend at Gallery 1988’s San Francisco location. With many of the originals and prints long sold out before the opening, “The Watcher in the Woods” has proven to be quite an accomplishment for these two artists in their West Coast debut. AM swung by the gallery on the opening day. Check out the exclusive pictures after the jump.

Release: Hunters, Run! green vinyl X Josh Keyes

Our friends at The Art Collectors are reporting that At Arms LTD. will release a very limited, green vinyl, second pressing of the sold out Hunters, Run! single, which features beautiful art work by Josh Keyes. These will be dropping today sometime before midnight EST, so keep a watchful eye.

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]