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Contest: Dan May – “Echoes of Existence” Print

A show definitely worth checking out that is currently showing at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is Dan May’s (interviewed) new body of work – “Into the Wild”. We last saw his incredibly detailed paintings of gentle creatures and humanoids at the Rotofugi Gallery several months ago. Dan has kindly sent over an AP print of his “Echoes of Existence” painting to give away to one of our lucky readers.  Just leave a comment guessing how many hours it took to complete the actual painting […]

Overtime: June 20 – 26

Mike Maxwell goes big at the Hive. Which street artists have the biggest penises? New work from Labrona. Eine completes alphabet street. Peres closing LA gallery and expanding in Berlin. Get a taste of The Fisher Collection at SFMOMA now. Guy Denning at work. Damien Hirst and Michael Joo video interview. A polaroid auction for the ages. Good news from Art Basel. the China Guardian auction house beats out Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Tim Burton retrospective coming to LACMA next year. Read about Dash Snow and […]

Openings: Todd Schorr – “Designed for Extinction” @ Otis College of Art & Design

On Saturday night, the greater Los Angeles area was very fortunate to host another show from Todd Schorr (featured) after his solo last year at Merry Karnowsky. After the legendary artist took a five year hiatus from exhibiting in the area, here is a second show, all in the span of one year. The  exhibition at the Otis College of Art and Design is a ten-year retrospective looking back at Todd’s illustrious career since his move to Los Angeles, and as such, featured many paintings, […]

Openings: Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

New York put out a big welcome for Jeff Soto (featured) when he rolled into town for the opening of his solo show in Chelsea at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery last night. The Riverside native and originator of the Sotofish put to together a stunning collection of work entitled “Life Cycle” featuring contemplative paintings of the joys and sorrows of life, death, and everything in between. Jeff has added more detail and depth into this new batch of work which definitely shows. Take a look […]

Streets: Jeff Soto in New York

After Jeff Soto (featured) tasted the streets again in London after ten long years, it looks like he’s definitely gotten the itch since then. Following a sick mural for Art Basel Week last December in Miami, he now has put up a piece in Chelsea ahead of his show opening this Saturday night at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Keep it locked on AM as we’ll have more to follow… Discuss this show here. Discuss Jeff Soto here. Join Jeff Soto’s facebook fan page here.

Teaser: Natalia Fabia – “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Check out the latest from Natalia Fabia (interviewed) as she gets ready to show at Corey Helford. The new body of work, “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End,” moves to a new focus into the magical world of “Kawaii” (cute in Japanese). You’ll see her subjects as a mix of Japanese & Western pop culture flourishing in fashion forward designs. Often using familiar subjects, Natalia is known for sliding in friends in her paintings. Check out the painting above, do you see Mari Inukai? Definitely a departure from her “hooker” […]

Previews: “Pop Surrealism” @ Carandente Museum in Spoleto

Rome’s Dorothy Circus Gallery and New York’s Jonathan Levine Gallery have joined forces to bring together some of the biggest names in the new contemporary scene for a museum exhibition in Italy entitled “Pop Surrealism”. The exhibition is to be held in the Umbrian town of Spoleto at the Carandente Museum from June 26th until October 15th 2010 with the opening tying in with the town’s annual arts festival – “Festival dei 2 Mondi“. Joe Sorren’s (see our studio visit) new piece above, entitled “Portrait […]

Teaser: Brandi Milne – “My Heart Shall Not Fear” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night, Brandi Milne will be opening her newest solo show in Culver City at the Corey Helford Gallery. This new series of paintings includes some of her largest to date and reflects a more mature body of work as her thoughts turn to issues of life and death after the passing of her mother two years ago. More preview images after the jump…

Showing: Mark Brown – “Daydreams” @ Gallery 1988 SF

Our friends at Hi-Fructose have recently posted pics from “Daydreams”, a show from Mark Brown (interviewed) that we previewed last week. For his first solo in San Francisco, the artist brought paintings, drawings, and a print featuring his colorful cast of characters.

Overtime – June 13-19

Audrey Kawasaki moves into a new abode and gets right to work. New work from Edwin Ushiro & Andrew Hem. Stella Im Hultberg shares more of her sketchbooks. And releases some new hand-embellished prints. Jen Corace has raised over 10K for the Gulf of Mexico so far. History was made (highest price for an Italian artist and work sold in France) as sculpted stone head by  Modigliani sold for €43,185,000 or $52,405,870 Jeffrey Deitch looks back. Painter Thomas Kinkade arrested in Carmel on suspicion of […]