On Jan 11th, French graffiti artist Bom.K opened his big solo show at Known Gallery in the heart of LA. One of the founders of the infamous DMV crew introduced a new body of work, consisting of mostly large size canvases, to the local art and graffiti lovers. Always using a very distinctive style, Bom.K is one of a kind in France’s graffiti scene. Through the years of painting graffiti all over France and the world, together with his DMV friends such as Iso, Kan, Jaw, Gris1, Brusk, Dran, […]
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Over the weekend in Los Angeles, the Copro Gallery opened the fourth edition of their sculptural group show curated by Chet Zar (interviewed). Entitled Conjoined IV: A New Beginning, the exhibition featured the work of many talented artists and sculptors out there, some of which work in the film industry. One of the stand out pieces was an amazingly realistic tribute to Andy Warhol by Kazuhiro Tsuji (seen above next to his work) that must be seen in person to be believed. Take a look at a selection […]
On the 1st of February, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City will be hosting the opening for VERSO, a new solo show from Joao Ruas. The Brazilian painter and Fables cover artist will presenting 15 new works, a new etching edition, a new print edition, a mural, video installation and more. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here. Discuss Joao Ruas here.
AM recently got the chance to visit Wayne White in his Los Angeles studio. His workspace is as amazing and surreal as you would imagine, including four foot tall eyes and an oversized mask of former president Lyndon Johnson. Although White is best known in the art world for his paintings that combine vintage imagery with clever, bright colored words, he is also recognizable as the star of the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing and for his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. When we arrived he was […]
Yesterday, AM stopped by the 19th edition Los Angeles Art Fair at the LA Convention Center to see what the art world had to offer. Although the event lacked some some of the blue-chip power seen at some other art fairs, there was still plenty to hold our attention including the new Littletopia section of of the fair that included art from a genre often not seen at this particular fair. Take a look at some of the highlights (like the barbed wire slippers installation by Tony […]
On January 23rd (6 – 9 pm), Bumblebeelovesyou will be holding a popup show in Los Angeles entitled Bee Yourself in Los Angeles (4621 West Washington Blvd). This will be the first solo show from the LA-based street artist and will continue the socially and environmentally conscious direction often seen in his work. Of course, there will be plenty of riffs on his namesake seen in his imagery. The exhibition runs until January 26 with regular hours of 12 – 8 pm. Discuss Bumblebeelovesyou here.
On February 5th (5-8pm), Stephen Webster’s Beverly Hills flagship boutique and gallery will be hosting a new show from D*Face (interviewed) as well as a book signing. For the US launch of The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog, the UK-based street artist will be releasing the standard edition of the monograph as well as a limited edition box set (edition of 50) which will include a six color screen print. The internationally acclaimed British jewelry designer Webster has also designed a limited edition dog tag pendant (more on […]
One of the iconic images from Banksy’s historic artist residency on the streets of New York last year was the so called Heart Balloon (later jacked and displayed during Basel Week Miami). A variation on this piece as seen recently as a print for sale on Paddle8, but it has made a more high profile appearance over that weekend in the form of an original on wood that sold at Sean Penn’s Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills. Bought by Chris Martin from Coldplay with proceeds […]
With the LA Art Show starting next week (January 15th – 19th) at the LA Convention Center (South Hall J and K), it’s time to tell you about Littletopia. Curated by Red Truck Gallery, the gathering of galleries for the art fair also includes Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Stop by if you are in town as you are sure to see some great pieces from artists you have seen […]
French graffiti artist Bom.K will be having his first solo show stateside called Confusions at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Having exhibited with the DMV crew in Spain, Denmark, Australia, UK and following the success of his last solo show in France (covered here), Bom.k is taking the US by storm. Mastering the spray can with an incredible dexterity and intricate details, he depicts a gritty universe with his monstrous yet captivating creatures. Confusions opens on the 11th of January.