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Teaser: Laurie Lipton – “L.A. Sous-Real” @ Ace Gallery (Los Angeles)

Coming up next month, Laurie Lipton (interviewed) will be opening her latest solo L.A. Sous-Real at the Ace Gallery in Los Angeles. Featuring her amazing skills with graphite and charcoal, the gifted artist will be putting on display a series of work featuring her signature surreal and hyper-detailed imagery, often executed with witty and biting commentary (LA is ripe for the taking don’t you think?). Here is an example (above), Round & Round, to whet your appetite until the opening July 14th. Discuss Laurie Lipton here.

Contests: Charlie Immer x Virtu Art Gallery – “Warrior” Print

The people at Virtu Art Galley have offered up another print giveaway here on AM, this time from painter Charlie Immer (who is currently showing at Stranger Factory in Albuquerque). The NY-based artist’s signature surreal and vibrant renderings are perfectly exemplified in this print, based on an original entitled Warrior. Sized at 18″ x 18″, limited to an edition of 20, priced at $100, and available here, we have one free for you in this contest. Just leave a comment below naming your favorite fighting […]

Openings: “Motion: The Art of Movement” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Over the weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery opened their newest group exhibition Motion: The Art of Movement. Artists invited to participate (Alex Gross
, Amy Sol,
 Anita Kunz,
 Benjamin Bryce Kelley, 
Billy Norrby
, Chris Pugliese, 
Cleon Peterson, 
Eric Joyner,
, Jeremy Lipking
, Joe Sorren
, Josh Agle (SHAG), 
Korin Faught
, Marco Mazzoni, 
Maria Kreyn, 
Melissa Forman, 
Paul Frank, 
Phil Hale, 
Ray Caesar, 
Sarah Folkman
, Sas Christian, 
Stella Im Hultberg
, Sylvia Ji, 
Van Arno
, and Zeus) submitted works on the theme, many of which added an intriguing […]
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Overtime: June 4 – June 10

Stories of the week: Jean-Michel Basquiat Untitled 1981 self-portrait to fetch a new auction record for the artist. Woman who scratched, punched, and urinated near a Clyfford Still painting bottomless is sentenced. Richard Phillips creates another film featuring Lindsay Lohan – to premiere at Art Basel. Erykah Badu not happy with artistic decisions made by The Flaming Lips. Drew Barrymore marries art dealer Will Kopelman in Southern California. Vice Magazine reviews Tyler Shields’ LA exhibition. The Birkin bag that he destroyed may have been a […]
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Art Focus: Christophe Avella-Bagur

This week, our Art Focus feature returns with a look at French painter Christophe Avella-Bagur and his Floating Souls series. The striking portraits comprise of what appear to be a bland outer layer which represents what the world expects from us, whereas the color and detailed version on the inside represents our true selves. Avella-Bagur has extensively exhibited in French museums and art centers, as well as European and Asian art fairs with a current show in New York at the Galerie Richard for those […]

Releases / Signings: Luke Chueh – “Bearing The Unbearable”

Tomorrow, June 9th (from 1-4 PM), Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be at the Gallery 1988 (Melrose location) signing his new book Bearing The Unbearable. Covering work from 2003-2009, the monograph is the first major publication from the LA-based artist known for his dark and humorous imagery featuring his cartoon-like characters including his infamous bear. Take a look at some photos we took of an advance copy down as well as a the full signing schedule and details down below. SATURDAY JUNE 9th, 2012 (1PM – 4PM) […]

Openings: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

A couple Saturdays ago, the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City hosted the opening for Wild at Heart, a benefit show where some of the proceeds went towards Born Free USA. The group exhibition featured artists and their choice of endangered species to paint or work with leading to some great pieces being created. Co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the impressive lineup included Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy […]

Openings: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

On Tuesday night, Los Angeles showgoers got their midweek art fix at Stephen Webster when the City of Fire exhibition was unveiled. With pieces filling the walls from Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave Kinsey, MARS-1, Patrick Martinez, Pedro Matos, REVOK, Rostarr, Andrew Schoultz, SABER, Jeff Soto, Judith Supine, TrustoCorp, Mark Dean Veca, Nick Walker, and Adam Wallacavage as well as free-flowing drinks courtesy of Kanon Vodka, a good time was had by all. Arrested Motion had a great time putting the show together […]

Preview: “Death and the Maiden” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night (June 8th), Roq La Rue will be presenting a group show entitled Death and the Maiden featuring works from Kazuki Takamatsu, Femke Hiemstra, Travis Louie, Glenn Barr, Esao Andrews (seen above), Andrew Hem, Sylvia Ji, Peter Gronquist, Marco Mazzoni, Ciou, Lisa Petrucci, Laurie Lee Brom, Amanda Manitach, Jessica McCourt, Madeline Von Foerster, and Jessica Joslin. Artists were ask to submit pieces based on the medieval theme of a maiden dancing with a skeleton, a metaphor for the fact “no one gets out alive,” […]

Teaser: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90s: West”

Here’s a little advance notice for Mark Ryden fans out there who need to make travel plans. On October 27th, the Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles will be presenting The Gay 90s: West, the apparent left coast continuation of a body of work that started in New York back in 2010. (covered). The showing will include new paintings, works on paper, installation, and sculpture exploring the idealized 1890′s in America with all its associated trappings rendered with of course a surreal twist. In particular, […]