Showing through April of next year at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Although the subject matter is not for everyone, some of the artists involved in this show in Los Angeles certainly should be familiar to our readers, including Colin Christian (interviewed) who contributed the piece seen above. Along with original artwork, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States also had a selection of related products on display, with rare and unique items […]
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After opening and closing a comprehensive retrospective (covered) at the MOCA Taipei, Gary Baseman (interviewed) moved on to revealing his latest project. At the recent Fashion Week New York, Coach unveiled their new Spring 2015 RTW collection which featured the Los Angeles-based artist’s imagery. The line included his signature creatures emblazoned on bags, used on prints and repeating patterns, and even knitted into sweaters. Check out some reviews from Style.com, Vogue, NY Times, InStyle, theFashionSpot, and Harper’s BAZAAR as well as a video below… Photos via NY Mag. Discuss […]
Last month, Gary Baseman (interviewed) opened a comprehensive retrospective show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Entitled The Door Is Always Open, the exhibition mirrored the delightful showing of the same name last year in Los Angeles (covered). Along with over 500 selected pieces, his largest collection of work in one place yet, the opening also included an art performance with his “WildGirls” with a new dance and musical composition. Check out more photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Tonight in Los Angeles, Gary Baseman (interviewed) will be launching his kickstarter for Mythical Creatures, a documentary about the artist and his career by David Charles. Held from 8pm – 10pm at Canter’s Deli / The Kibitz Room, the donation event will also feature a set from Moby but requires an RSVP ([email protected]). The premise behind the film – “After the recent passing of his parents, Gary was compelled to dive deep into his heritage and tell their tragic experience during the Holocaust in their hometown village in […]
Tomorrow (June 27th) in Taiwan, the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei will opening a massive retrospective chronicling the career of Gary Baseman (interviewed) that has now spanned over three decades. Those who visited his amazing show last year in Los Angeles (covered), also entitled The Door Is Always Open, will already have gotten a small taste of what his fans in the capital of the ROC will be experiencing. His most comprehensive exhibition to date will include over 500 works, housed within the museum which will be […]
The year was 1994, Pulp Fiction was ruling the box office, The Beastie Boys were blasting Sabotage and a group of artists out in sunny California were brainstorming on how to start a Kustom Kulture magazine, that (unbeknownst to them) would eventually go on to be the most widely distributed and influential art magazine in the world. Famed painter Robert Williams (originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico) was riding a California wave, while collaborator, Fausto Vitello, was ripping with his Thrasher Magazine success, and with some key […]
Tonight (March 7th) in the Philippines, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be opening a show at Vinyl on Vinyl entitled Play With Us Or Else. Along with paintings, art toys, and costumed fun, the Los Angeles-based artist will also be signing the catalogue from his first museum retrospective, The Door Is Always Open, held at the Skirball Cultural Center last year. So if you are in and around Manila, head over to join in on the festivities. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
If you are like us here at AM, you will already have seen many Valentine’s Day wishes and imagery posted from artists like the piece above from Dan Quintana. We hope you enjoy this special day with your loved one and we would also like to wish you happy V-day by sharing a small selection of these images with you. You may also want to take this chance to show your love back to your favorite artists by following them on Instagram (click on links […]
On Saturday, January 25th, the newly located 101/Exhibit will be opening a Cat Art Show in Los Angeles with a portion of the proceeds will benefit Stray Cat Alliance. The roster features an interesting mix of artists including Antony Micallef, Clayton Brothers, FAILE, Gary Baseman, Jonathan Yeo, Justin Bower, Kevin E. Taylor, Luke Chueh, Barry McGee (aka Ly Quan), Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Natalia Fabia, Ray Caesar, Sage Vaughn, Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Tracey Emin, among many others. Discuss this show here.
Over the weekend, the Shulamit Gallery in Venice, California opened their doors to Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) Mythical Homeland. Dominating the showspace was a birch forest installation that had photographs, drawings, and paintings hung throughout which references the experiences the LA-based artist’s father went through as a freedom fighter hiding from the Nazis (also illustrated in a recent music video with Die Antwoord). Take a look at more opening night photos below… Discuss Gary Baseman here.