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Overtime: July 23 – July 29

Stories of the week: The Village Voice visits Chuck Close on occasion of his upcoming Pace Gallery show. Original cover for Amazing Spiderman no. 328 by Todd McFarlane sells for record $675,250. RIP – Franz West, who has been sick for quite some time, dies at age 65. RIP – Herbert Vogel dies at the age of 89. Judd Tully looks back on the life of Herbert Vogel. RIP – Karl Benjamin, who died at the age of 86. Roberta Smith finally comments on the […]
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Teaser: “Cheer Up! It’s not the end of the world…” @ Edinburgh Printmakers

On August 2nd, the Edinburgh Printmakers will be opening a group show entitled Cheer Up! It’s not the end of the world… Included is work from artists Ricky Allman, Martin Barrett, Gordon Cheung, Etienne Clément, Jake & Dinos Chapman, David Faithfull, Damien Hirst, Konstantin Kalinovich, Kris Kuksi, Lori Nix and Andy Warhol that explore ideas “bout the end of the world, apocalypse, finality, the death of thought, or related eschatological concerns.” As a advanced look at the show, we have photos of Alpine Equestrian, a new mixed media […]
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Teaser: Crazy 4 Cult (NYC)

One theme show that seems to keep on going and going – Crazy 4 Cult – is a testament to its popularity with artgoers. This year’s rendition, the sixth show for those counting, will make the move from Los Angeles to New York City. Hosted by Gallery 1988 as an ode to cult films out there, the group show features a mix of established and emerging artists who base the works submitted on some of the cult classics out there. For example, look at the […]
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Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #5: The Guitarist”

Next Thursday, August 2nd, sees another release from the Seeker Friends series of prints from Jeff Soto (interviewed). The fifth in the line is entitled The Guitarist and again will be sized at 6 x 6″ and cost $25 + shipping with $1 of every sale going to plant one tree through the Plant A Billion Trees program. Head over to Prints On Wood starting at noon PST, or the next 24 hours after that, to purchase this time release limited edition. Original painting seen below and print seen above. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Video: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

With about a week left until the close of the City of Fire show we curated for Stephen Webster, we would like to encourage fans of the kind of art we cover here on AM to head over to check out the work for themselves. For those who are unable to, here is a video of the event created for us by Carlos Gonzalez. In it, you will see the setup and opening of the show along with footage of the work from Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave […]
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Rewind: July 16 – 22

This week’s featured video in our Rewind summary is a short film from Miami design collective FriendsWithYou. The focus of the animated shore is an exploration into the life of clouds, a reoccurring motif in Samuel and Arturo’s work. The visual soundscape that results certainly projects the happy and joyful vibes that has become their signature aesthetic. Other notable videos below include: Teaser for Rebecca Lowry, who is showing in August at Design Matters Gallery. BMW Art Car. 1975 – 2010. The LA Launch of […]
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Openings: Beau Stanton – “Archaic Ornaments” @ Bold Hype

Earlier this year, AM visited Beau Stanton (featured) studio to catch him at work on pieces for his show at Bold Hype Gallery. We also had the pleasure in visiting him at the New York showspace for the opening of his exhibition entitled Archaic Ornaments. Using his talents and numerous techniques, Beau brought forth the past and its forgotten relics into the present with a look at artifacts from a bygone era and bringing them into the light of today. Check out a detailed look at this […]
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Preview: Candice Tripp – “Petit Mal” @ Black Rat Gallery

Opening this Friday (July 26th), Petit Mal is a solo show from Candice Tripp (interviewed) at Black Rat Projects, with whom she released a print earlier this year if you remember. We’ve been looking for a large body of work from the UK-based painter ever since her show at Joshua Liner, and the new work does not disappoint. Thematically based on her thoughts of the “petit mal” seizures sometimes seen in children, her paintings are indeed what one may imagine could be seen during the brief interruptions of consciousness […]
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Releases: Daniel Danger – “i’m not aware if you’re aware of what a distance can become…”

Tomorrow (July 23rd) at 2 pm (EST), Daniel Danger (interviewed) will be releasing his latest print entitled i’m not aware if you’re aware of what a distance can become… The limited edition offering (a run of 200) measures 15 x 30 inches, is an eight color screen print, and will cost $100 with the variant (a run of 20 on stained birch) costing $500. The new image is a good example the New England-based printmaker’s color infused work featuring haunting natural settings and mysterious silhouettes. Head over to Tiny […]
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Overtime: July 16 – July 22

  Dzine has a show opening next Friday in London inspired by the “Szwaybar,” a phenomenon that is central to the youth of Curacao. Ed Ruscha steps down from MOCA board of trustees – last artist to leave. Barbara Kruger and Catherine Opie’s resignation email letter to MOCA. Christopher Knight discusses Kruger and Opie’s resignations and the role of artists in MOCA’s board. More from MOCA and Ruscha regarding resignations of artists from board and the future of the institution. Which Way, L.A.? examines the situation […]