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Upcoming: Tim Biskup – “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

Last month, we covered the start of The Kobe Prelude Experience put on by the Nike Vault at the STAPLES Center. Since those first pieces were revealed by Allison Torneros & Kris Kuksi, other artists have created work inspired by key moments in Kobe Bryant’s career. Tomorrow night (January 31st, 6 pm) is Tim Biskup (seen above) turn as he will be on hand (along with and and Alberto Mielgo) to discuss what they each came up with. Discuss Tim Biskup here.
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Upcoming: Victor Castillo – “Pure Pleasure” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

This Saturday, February 1st, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening a new show from Victor Castillo. In a departure from his usual vivid and colorful paintings, the new body of work will consist of 12 black-and-white paintings on paper as well as a large-scale mural installation. Despite elements of his imagery still in place like the sausage nose characters, the dark social commentary appears to have toned down a bit. Discuss Victor Castillo here.
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LA Art Show ’14: Ace Gallery

One of the first booths you saw on entrance to this year’s Los Angeles Art Fair was occupied by the ACE Gallery. The large booth was stocked with prime examples of work from many of the artists that show with them including Justin Bower (seen above), Laurie Lipton, Phil Frost, Date Farmers and more. Check out the rest of our coverage of the fair here.  
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Openings: Oscar Murillo – “Distribution Room” @ The Mistake Room

Last weekend, along with taking in the LA Art Show (covered), we also stopped to check out the much talked about Los Angeles and US debut of Oscar Murillo. Touted as the next Basquiat by some in the art world, the Colombian born artist put his process on display with videos, finished and unfinished works at The Mistake Room with a show entitled Distribution Room. During the opening, raffle tickets ($1000) were also sold to pick winners of two t-shirts painted on by Murillo. Discuss Oscar Murillo here.
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Upcoming: Baby Tattoo x Dr. Sketchy’s LA Drawing Marathon

Coming up tomorrow, from Saturday (January 25th) 6 pm until 8 pm on Sunday (January 26th), there will be a 26 hour drawing marathon put on by Dr. Sketchy’s Los Angeles (presented by Baby Tattoo). The live model sessions will feature special appearances by Prince Poppycock, Ulorin Vex, Skin Diamond and Mosh plus artists Michael Hussar and Brandi Milne. If you enjoyed the photos of our late night sketching sessions with Hussar during Baby Tattooville’s in the past, and would like to get your creative juices […]
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Upcoming: “Cat Art Show” @ 101/Exhibit

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.
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LA Art Show ’14: Littletopia

Last week when AM stopped by the LA Art Show, we made sure to pay a visit to the special Littletopia section curated by Red Truck Gallery. Featuring an array of artists and art that is seldom seen at the event, this part of the fair saw a healthy and steady stream of visitors. Participants included galleries like Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Take a look at some more photos below… Discuss this show here.
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Opening: Bom.K – “Confusions” @ Known Gallery

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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Openings: “Conjoined IV” @ Copro Gallery

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 […]
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Previews: Joao Ruas – “VERSO” @ Thinkspace

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.