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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 […]

Openings: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Brazil” @ Roberts & Tilton

The Kehinde Wiley show opened last night to a packed house at Roberts & Tilton in the Culver City Art District. This show focused on the third segment of his “World Stage” project where Wiley immerses himself in the culture of a country by taking residence there and “street-casting” it’s inhabitants. In his signature style, Wiley asked the young people of Rio de Janeiro in their everyday clothes to assume poses found in sculptures that lined the streets and parks of the city. He then […]

Openings: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ PYO Gallery Beijing

Yesterday, David Choe unveiled his latest series of works in Beijing at PYO Gallery. As you saw in the preview, David hit the streets of China hard. David showed ingenuity by utilizing whatever he could get his hands on to create complex pieces out of asian cargo and shopping bags, local “yuan” currency, vintage communist era posters and even a badminton shuttlecock! The show had fantastic installation pieces in varying shapes, mediums and sizes. This dynamic body of work truly gives China a taste of […]

Kehinde Wiley Lecture @ Getty Center

In a little warm-up for his upcoming show at Roberts & Tilton, Kehinde Wiley gave a well-received lecture at the Getty Center last night.  He impressed the crowd as an eloquent speaker and accompanied his talk with some well prepared slides.  Especially interesting were his photo reference comparisons to his final paintings where he “street-cast” strangers off the street to pose for his paintings. Kehinde will be continuing his World Stage project with this exhibit, opening tomorrow night, April 4th.  After traveling to China and […]

Openings: Ian Francis x Kinsey DesForges @ Semi-Permanent (Sydney)

It’s currently 7:15 pm in Sydney, Australia at the MTV Gallery where Ian Francis’ new exhibition (previewed) has just opened it’s doors to numerous excited Aussies ‘Down Unda.’ Since most of the world may not be able to attend the pop-up Semi-Permanent exhibition as our friends in the southern hemisphere, AM thought it would be nice to share an online viewing of Ian’s latest body of work. More images after the jump.

Teaser: Jose Parla – “Reading Through Seeing” @ Ooi Botos Gallery (Hong Kong)

Oos Botos Gallery in Hong Kong will be hosting “Reading Through Seeing,” José Parlá’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong.  The show will open on May 14th and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by author and New York University scholar Alexandra Chang. At first glance, Parlá’s characteristic calligraphy meets graffiti, writing meets painting style seems like random strokes, albeit beautiful random strokes.  But, closer examination and understanding of his work reveals that his paintings are a journal of his […]

Video: Os Gemeos Box from “Vertigo” @ CCBB

Check this video from the spectacular Os Gemeos show at CCBB of Rio de Janerio. One of their signature “Box Head” installations was up in the show. The gorgeous box which measures 64 feet in volume is painted much like the classic Os Gemeos yellow characters. The interactive “Box Head” is suspended a few feet off the ground to encourage the museum goers to “stick their head in” and wear the ginormous mask. Once inside, the viewer is transported to a reflective dimension that resembles space. This effect is created through strategically placed lights along […]

Paintings of a Madman – Adolf Hitler Auction

We recently found out that one world leader’s (Vladamir Putin) painting was worth $1.1 million. Now, another more infamous and more dead former leader’s paintings will be up for auction – Hitler’s. This set of 13 paintings set to go under the hammer next month are expected to sell for a lot less, one of which is seen above. The self portrait of the Nazi leader seen above is signed with the initials A.H. This lot of paintings were from the time when a younger […]

Releases: James Jean – Sally Jupiter (Watchmen) Print

James Jean (interviewed) has this up for sale, a presumably open edition print of Sally Jupiter of an image he created for the Watchmen movie. Although we are still not sure if Warner Bros was behind the Watchmen graffiti that went up in advance of the movie release, they do get credit for recognizing the talent an artist we know and love.  The print is 17 x 22″ and priced at $85. Some concept drawings as well as a screen shot of one of the […]

Openings: Matt Small – “Youngstarrs” @ Black Rat Press Gallery

Romanywg just sent over some images from Matt Small’s (interviewed) show “Youngstarrs” that opened at Black Rat Press Gallery last night (UK time).  This was somewhat of a coming out party for Matt, in our humble opinion, as he was able to show case his talents fully with a diverse and amazing body of work.  Hopefully, he will get the even more deserved recognition after this well-received show. There were many stunning paintings on found objects, but none more so than the showstoppers – large […]