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Art HK ’12 – First Look

With China’s rise to economic prominence comes an opportunity for the art community to further expand into this region. That’s where Art HK comes in as the 3rd iteration aims to make its mark on the world. After its recent acquisition by industry leader Art Basel, the fair is bigger and more prestigious than ever with over 265 galleries located on two floors of the famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong has long been the historic city where east meets west, so it’s only natural that […]

Openings: Liu Ye – “Leave Me in the Dark” @ Sperone Westwater

AM attended the opening of Chinese artist Liu Ye’s latest show “Leave Me in the Dark” at Sperone Westwater Gallery (previewed). Not surprisingly, the online preview images did not do the work justice, as Ye’s minimal compositions and subtle color palette need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. Although the show does not include any paintings of the European children’s book character Miffy often found in Ye’s early work, a few pieces did include primary color blocks – a common reference of […]

Preview: Liu Ye – “Leave Me in the Dark” @ Sperone Westwater

Opening this Saturday is the second solo show by noted Chinese artist Liu Ye for New York’s Sperone Westwater Gallery. The show, entitled “Leave Me in the Dark,” consists of a new collection Liu Ye’s narritive and illustrative paintings of solitary figures, mostly young women. His cartoonish style may seem simple at first glance, but like Yoshitomo Nara, Liu Ye’s works often convey quiet but powerful emotions and stories. See other images, after the jump.

Art Basel Vernissage

After only being able to spend less than an hour at the Art Basel Miami 08 vernissage preview Wednesday night, AM went back to the fair yesterday, and this time, we took our time. For those not familiar with Art Basel, it’s like walking through the world’s biggest museum of modern and contemporary art, except everything is for sale. There are far too many amazing works of art to mention – everything from Picasso to Rothko to Warhol to Richard Prince, so we thought that […]