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Interviews: James Jarvis x Nike “Onwards” Video

Artist, talented illustrator, and toy mogul James Jarvis recently released this amazing video he created with animator Richard Kenworthy in collaboration with Nike. Entitled “Onwards,” the video follows one of Jarvis’ famous characters on his adventure as he runs through an ever changing landscape.  Jarvis answered some questions about this project in a short interview with us after the jump…

Viewpoints: Murakami, MOCA & Louis Vuitton Sued by Disgruntled Speculator

Last summer, the MOCA was sued by a disgruntled speculator, Clint Arthur, over the sale of some lithographic prints from Takashi Murakami’s retrospective. Arthur’s initial suit alleged that without proper documentation, the prints were just overpriced posters and the museum was misleading customers. The judge quickly dismissed the charges of fraud in the initial case.  Also, the MOCA has offered Arthur a refund with interest (which he refused, of course) and a certificate of authenticity for all their customers who wanted one. Now, Arthur is […]

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 […]

World Tour: Gary Baseman & Toby in Israel – Jerusalem Meat and Jesus’ Lamb

We stopped by our friend Gary Basman’s (interviewed) studio this week to chat and take a look on his preparations for his upcoming show  “Le Noche de La Fusion” at Corey Helford Gallery.  We were amazed by all the work and planning that will be going into making this one of the biggest art parties of the year, but more on that later. If you remember, Gary had a show in Israel this past January.  As per his usual custom, he brought along Toby to […]

Preview/Interviews: Daniel Danger & Dan McCarthy – “The Watcher in the Woods” @ Gallery 1988 SF

Daniel Danger and Dan McCarthy will be debuting their latest show, “The Watcher in the Woods,” tonight at Gallery 1988SF. Fresh off the success of their Los Angeles group show “Idiot Box,” G1988 is certainly coming correct, bringing together these two amazing talents for the first time. Known primarily for their fine-art prints and collectible rock concert posters, the Daniels will both be on hand for the opening. AM had the opportunity to sit down with both artists before the show opens. Check the interview […]

Streets: D*Face

Originally thought to be an April Fool’s joke, United Kingdom street artist D*Face had the last laugh when he released a 20 pound sterling note remixed in his signature 80’s punk and skate inspired style on over ten digital billboards throughout the city in protest of the G-20 London Summit. Were the advertisements paid for or did D*Face hack into the computer systems controlling the billboards? A message on D*Face’s website reads: “No fools day. Where there’s a will there’s a way. Catch them before […]

Second Helpings: March 2009

Spring is in full effect and art is blooming all around us. March has been another busy month and the staff at AM picks some of the freshest stories of the month in this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.

Interviews: Swoon – “The Swimming Cities of Serenissima”

Following the success of Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea (Hudson River, 2008) and the Miss Rockaway Armada (Mississippi River, 2006-2007), Swoon has announced her most ambitious and creative project to date: The Swimming Cities of Serenissima. In May 2009, Swoon will set sail in three intricately hand-crafted vessels built from recycled materials and crewed by 35 fellow artists starting from the Karst region of Slovenia across the Adriatic Sea to their final destination in Venice. The crafts will be developed as the journey progresses and […]

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/Interviews: Joseph “2H” McSween @ Ronin Gallery

Joseph McSween, better known as 2H, opens his debut Los Angeles solo show this Friday, March 27th at Ronin Gallery. 2H speaks with AM about the artistry behind his alluring female portraits, the epiphany that led to his dramatic growth as an artist and as an individual, as well as future plans and projects. Check out the interview after the jump…