Winter is a time to see some of the most beautiful lights and installations designed to spread some holiday cheer and attract the eyes of would be shoppers. So, what’s so special about the new installation at Louis Vuitton’s NYC store on 5th Ave? One word: Multicolore. The world renowned Takashi Murakami has once again joined forces with Louis Vuitton to “wrap” the prominent flagship store with its signature “33 colors” for the holiday season! Following the successful collaboration between Murakami x Louis Vuitton earlier […]
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We’ve all heard the whispers about the troubled economy this year and how it may affect the art community. At Basel Week Miami this year, we saw first hand the rippling effects of the economic downturn on many of the galleries exhibiting. Sales were definitely a shadow of the previous year, with many galleries not making enough to cover their cost of travel to Miami. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, which recently hosted a Kaws exhibition, made the announcement last week that it will be suspending operations […]
Last night marked the opening of Yoshitomo Nara’s solo show at Blum & Poe (previewed and teased). The show features a large scale sculptural installation, and a new series of paintings and drawings focusing on Nara’s signature pastel-hued girls. At the center of the exhibition was a prairie-style wagon installation by YNG, a collaboration between Yoshitomo Nara and Japanese design firm Graf. Functioning as a makeshift studio, the wagon features works in progress, completed drawings, and everyday items hand-picked by Nara. AM was also fortunate […]
Here are some photos of the group show at Lazarides (Newcastle) that has been running concurrently with the Candice Tripp show.Â Although, some of the work is old, there still were some interesting pieces including this older style Faile box.Â Other artists included Blu, Bast, Lucy Mclauchlan, Mode2, Antonio Diaz, JR, David Choe, Jonathan Yeo, Stanley Donwood, Kelsey Brookes, Micallef, Paul Insect, Conor Harrington, and 3D (Robert Del Naja) Rest of the photos after the jump.
AM friend and photographer Joe Russo was in Dumbo, Brooklyn, last Saturday night for the Ryan McGinness book signing at uber-cool Japanese art and design book store Zakka. McGinness was there in support of his latest limited edition book, No Sin/ No Future, which is “a collaged collection of snapshots, sketched and scans, culled from the artist’s studio archives.” Joe reported that Ryan was very friendly and eager to talk about his work, and hinted about the possibility of more exclusive McGinness coverage in the […]
Continuing with our coverage of Yoshitomo Nara’s upcoming show (teased) at Blum & Poe on December 20th, AM has received two new images of the Japanese artist’s temporary studio in LA. From the looks of it, Nara is planning another large-scale installation along the lines of the Yoshitomo Nara + Graf exhibitions of the last few years. In these shows, Nara teamed up with Japanese design firm Graf to construct structures in which Nara displays his paintings and drawings of mischievous girls and exclamatory slogans […]
This Wednesday, Frey Norris of San Francisco will open a show featuring four sharp artists: Tomokazu â€œMatzuâ€ Matsuyama, Mary Anne Kluth, Michal Gavish, and Kelly Falzone. Each artistÂ will have freshÂ new works on display.Â Frey Norris is a Bay AreaÂ gallery that consistently showcases prominent international artists such as Hisashi TenmyouyaÂ and Zhong Biao. Thanks to Matzu for sending us some exclusive preview images forÂ the show. Frey Norris 456 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94102 Opening Reception: December 17th, 6pm – 8pm The show runs from December 17th […]
Riverside native Jeff Soto returned to his roots last night for his first museum show entitled “Turning in Circles” (previewed). Judging from the great turnout, his hometown liked what they saw.Â There were familiar faces as well as many new ones, with a large number of fans making the trek east from the greater LA area for this epic show. Everyone walked away impressed by the scale and quality of this mostly new body of work – for good reason as Jeff poured his heart […]
Fresh from seeing Nara’s wonderful work at Art Basel last week, AM has an exclusive image of Yoshitomo Nara’s studio with his latest body of work for his LA show. This new solo exhibition will start next Saturday (Dec 20th) at LA’s blue chip gallery: Blum & Poe.Â Don’t miss this show as Nara will be there in person to greet his fans.Â Stay tuned, as we will bring you continuing coverage of this momentous event. Discuss Nara here. Discuss this show here.
Over at Basel Week Miami, there were hundreds if not thousands of artists that were represented at the various art fairs. Ayako Rokkaku was one that caught AM’s eye and we did a little more digging for you. Similar to another rising Japanese arist: Masakatsu Sashie (here), Ayako also got her start at Takashi Murakami’s Geisai art fair where she won Scout Prize at Geisai #4/#10Â and the prestigious Akio Goto Prize at Geisai #9. Her style is unique in that she paints not with brushes […]