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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 […]

Preview: Ian Francis x Kinsey DesForges @ Semi-Permanent Sydney

Rising Contemporary star Ian Francis is set to attend the Semi-Permanent design exhibition in Sydney, Australia. The white hot Bristol phenom has been invited to share his dreamy abstract landscapes and photo-realistic subjects with his fans “down under.” To coincide with the conference, Kinsey DesForges (KDF) has set up an amazing exhibition entitled “New Work” which opens on April 3rd @ MTV Gallery in East Sydney. This secret “pop-up” show follows the stunning sold out show that Ian had with KDF in Los Angeles last fall. If you’re lucky enough […]

Teaser: Audrey Kawasaki @ Space Yui (Japan)

Here is a taste of what Audrey Kawasaki has been working on for her upcoming show at Space Yui in Tokyo opening on May 7th. She says on her blog that there will be about 10 paintings and drawings for the show. Looks like she’s continuing with the laser cutouts that we first saw at her “Drawing Room” show. Discuss this show here. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Preview/Interviews: Matt Small – “Youngstarrs” @ Black Rat Press

Matt Small’s long awaited solo show “Youngstarrs” opens at Black Rat Press on Friday, March 27th. Small has developed a unique style of portrait painting which he uses to acknowledge and passionately celebrate individuals on the outskirts of society who are typically ignored or routinely demonized by the media through no fault of their own. Small’s following has been building for some time and this show features a new body of work on salvaged metal and concrete as well as some canvas pieces – definitely […]

Preview: Chris Anthony – “Venice” @ Corey Helford (Special Exhibition Space)

Award winning photographer Chris Anthony is back with a new series of works hosted Corey Helford Gallery opening March 28th. The show entitled “Venice” is set to a theme where the world is submerged in an icy, overcast, and flooded landscape. Think of intriguing subjects shot and showcased in a dreary “Waterworld” setting. Breaking into the scene and hitting his stride as a photographer of gaudy rock bands while just a teenager, Chris then took some time off after “retiring” at the age of 17 to direct music videos and commercials. […]

Armory Focus: Mizuma Art @ Armory NYC

Japan’s Mizuma gallery made quite a splash at this year’s Armory, selling out most of the art they imported from the land of the rising sun. As usual, their booth was filled with some of Japan’s notables: Akino Kondoh, Sashie Masakatsu, Makoto Aida, Aoyama Satoru, and Tanada Koji to name a few. We were hoping to catch more of Sashie’s work, but like in Pulse Miami (covered), he sold out quickly. Another piece we saw was a beautiful piece by Ai Yamaguchi. The centerpiece of the gallery was a magnificent […]

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

After their highly successful group show last year, Hi-Fructose is back again with another exhibition, this time titled “Overdose,” opening April 4th at Copro Gallery.  With a increasingly more respected reputation as one of the best publications in the scene, they been able to assemble a pretty amazing lineup.  Sure to be one of the showstoppers is this huge 50 x 50 inch Chris Berens piece seen above.  See some other preview pics as well as the full lineup after the jump.

LeBasse Projects Inaugural Gallery Exhibition ‘Vous Avez Eté Juste Servi’

If you missed last weekend VIP opening reception for LeBasse Project’s Inaugural show, do yourself a favor and stop by this Saturday, March 21st for the official opening. Modus Films aka the guys behind Analog Color put together a little video teaser for the exhibition, which will include artists Yoskay Yamamoto, Meryl Donoghue, Tessar Lo, Koralie, Melissa Haslam, Brian Donnelly, Ryuichi Ogino, Lisa Alisa, Kentaro Hiramatsu, Nate Frizzell, Edwin Ushiro, Amanda Visell, Eric Fortune, Jason Redwood, Scott Belcastro, Alicia Ross, Jack Long, Michele Valigura, Laura […]