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Studio Visits: Martin Oppel

Back during Art Basel Miami, we had the pleasure of visiting the Miami studio of Argentinian-born, Miami/NY-based artist Martin Oppel. Oppel, who has shown with Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami and Paris amongst others, works in a wide range of mediums—including painting, sculpture and most recently photography—often focusing on the materials and the process of art, while also making work that is visually attractive and thought-provoking. Dominating his space were what appeared to be gravity-defying stacks of rock, marble and concrete, which were in fact […]

Overtime: April 11 – April 17

Jeff Koons currently showing at the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. RIP John McCracken – legendary Los Angeles artist dies at 76 in Santa Fe, NM. Recently discovered Rothko to be auctioned off at Christie’s and estimated to sell for $17 million. Art Hong Kong shaping up to be better than last year. Some photos from Art Paris. Before being detained by Chinese police, Ai WeiWei was offered advisory role by Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Also, claims he has “confessed.” Stolen: Art by late […]

Streets: ABOVE (Melbourne)

ABOVE (interviewed), who we last caught up with during his well received show in the Bay Area (covered), continued his prolific traveling with a recent trip to Melbourne.  Of course, he took time to introduce some of his signature wordplay and arrows down under as well. Take a look at more pics he sent us after the jump…
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Streets: Urs Fischer Bear Sculpture (New York)

A 23 foot tall, 20 ton bronze teddy bear from Urs Fischer was recently installed in New York at the Park Avenue plaza. The signature sculptural piece entitled Untitled (Lamp/Bear) from the young Swiss artist will be in place for public consumption until it goes on the block next month at Christie’s where it’s expected to fetch over $10 million dollars. To install the work, the auction house had to get six city permits and pay to reinforce the floor so that it could take […]

Streets: Invader (Los Angeles)

As you know, there is a little show called Art in the Streets set to open to the public this weekend in Los Angeles. Besides work inside the MOCA and the surrounding walls, some artists like Invader here could not resist hitting up other parts of the city with their work.  Take a look at more detailed pics of this tiled piece in Culver City as well as another piece in Echo Park after the jump…

Preview / Streets: “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

The clock is ticking as the artists are putting the finishing touches on the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA Los Angeles. Set to open to the public this Sunday, the show was in the final stages of preparation as AM stopped by today to check on the progress both indoors and out. After a quick lap indoors, we feel confident enough to tell you that this looks to be one the best show that we’ve ever seen. Bad news is that we […]

Overtime: April 4 – April 10

Andy Warhol self-portrait bought for $1,600 could sell for $30 Million at Christie’s. Woman’s criticism of Gauguin painting escalated as she attacked it physically. Jerry Saltz receives third honorary doctorate degree. Vice interviews Russian art collective Voina. Buzz kill?  MOCA Taipei gives out free drugs that turn out to be fake. Ai WeiWei has been in the news all this week.  He is in TIME’s list of top 10 persecuted artists. A scarf collection is being designed based on George Condo’s art on Kayne West’s […]

Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles) – Part II

Reminiscent of the Zombie Oscar Statues he installed in Runyon Canyon and in the parking lot of the famous Mel’s Drive-In in Hollywood in 2010, D*Face (featured) placed a custom tombstone early this morning at the Charlie Sheen star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Make sure you stop by on Saturday night at the Corey Helford Gallery to check out his new body of work entitled Going Nowhere Fast (for a preview, see our studio visit) and also to enjoy the mural he painted […]

Streets / Teaser: ROA – “New Works” @ White Walls

Take a look at this complex piece from ROA from back in February at Unit44 entitled The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse.  The mural was painted for the White Walls project in Newcastle which is a coincidence because the Belgium-based artist will be opening a show this Saturday night, April 9th, at the White Walls gallery in San Francisco. This sweet stack of animals and skeletons was the first time the prolific street artist has incorporated color into one of his walls, so it will […]
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Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles) – Part I

We stopped by Culver City today to check out the near complete mural D*Face (featured) is painting on the side of the Corey Helford Gallery, site of his new show, Going Nowhere Fast, opening this Saturday night.  As you can see, D is exploring melding his imagery with elements of Lichtenstein’s work, which we also saw in our earlier studio visit. We will certainly be looking forward to seeing more of this fresh new direction at the opening and you can also expect more coverage […]