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Mike Leavitt x Jail Break – Jeremy Lin “Linja” Action Figure

Hey ninjas… if you follow the NBA, you’re probably aware of the sensation known as Jeremy Lin, the Taiwanese American basketball phenom who has inspired excitement (aka Linsanity) among legions of fans around the world. Now, artist  Michael Leavitt (interviewed) – working with our friends at the Jailbreak Collective – has inducted the NY Knick into his infamous Art Army series by mashing-up Lin with G.I. Joe master ninja Storm Shadow to create a one of a kind “Linja” action figure. Similar to the quality […]

Preview: Deth P. Sun – “New Works” @ Domy Books

On March 24th, Deth P. Sun will be bringing a new set of paintings featuring his experienced storytelling, cat-creatures, occasional text based work, and more to Houston, Texas. Entitled simply New Works, the new body of work will be shown at Domy Books where fans of the Bay Area-based artist will get to meet him in person. More preview images after the jump…

Openings: Thomas Woodruff – “Four Temperament Variations” @ PPOW Gallery

AM recently attend the opening of Thomas Woodruff’s new show Four Temperament Variations at New York’s PPOW gallery where the former chair at The School of Visual Arts unveiled a new set of paintings to a packed house. Utilizing his talents as a illustrator, educator and curator, Thomas created a coherent body group of works that focused on the Four Temperaments theory created by Hippocrates in 400 BC, where it is believed that everyone’s body and mind are controlled by four mysterious and different fluids […]

Overtime: Feb 27 – March 4

Tilt paints and tags up half a room at the Au Vieux Panier in France. Meanwhile, Mario Wagner installs at The Standard in Hollywood. Shepard Fairey settles lawsuit from use of Jessica image (perspective of photographer). MOCA in turmoil as key personnel are continuing to depart the institution. 2012 Whitney Biennial curators interviewed by ARTINFO. Roberta Smith calls 2012 Biennial One of the best Whitney Biennials in recent memory. Photos from the Whitney Biennial. Locked out Sotheby’s union art handlers & OWS protest Whitney Biennial […]

Rewind: Feb 27 – March 4

After a brief sabbatical, our Rewind feature is back with some great new videos to share with you. The featured footage is a video montage of Vhils’ (filmed) cultural and artistic experiences in China as he readies his exhibition in Shanghai at the end of the month with 18 Gallery (presented by Magda Danysz). Other notable videos include - The Art of Video Games exhibition coming up at the Smithsonian (via TWBE). The preview video for Askew’s Smoke Signals show. A look at some Da Mental Vaporz […]

Previews: “Dark Pop” @ Last Rites

This Saturday, March 3, in New York, the Last Rites Gallery will be hosting another iteration of their Dark Pop exhibition. The fourth version of the show, which has artists focusing on creating one piece that encompasses what they consider “dark art,” will be curated by Gary Pressman and will feature artists like Alexandra Pacula, Ana Bagayan, Brian Despain, Charles Wish, Dave MacDowell, Mark Garro, Matt Dangler, Matthew Grabelsky, TIN, Travis Lampe, Travis Louie, and more. Check our more preview images after the jump…

Releases / Signing: Mark Ryden – “Pinxit” @ Taschen

Tonight in Los Angeles at Taschen, fans of Mark Ryden will have a chance to check out his newest book in person as well as get it signed by the man himself. The impressive publication, Pinxit, is a comprehensive 366 page survey of Ryden’s 20 year career and is currently available as the Collector’s Edition of 1,000 ($1000). We first saw this fantastic book at the Art Basel Miami release party (here) and came away impressed. Head over to the event tonight (7-9pm) but make sure […]

Openings: “Femme Fatale” @ Cella Gallery

Last weekend in Los Angeles, the Cella Gallery hosted the opening of a group exhibition entitled Femme Fatale. Curated by Nicole Bruckman & Stephanie Chefas, the showing highligted artists who work with the female form in one way or another. Take a look at more photos by Richard Brooks from the opening after the jump…

Preview: “Picks of the Harvest 2012″ @ Thinkspace

Every year, Thinkspace puts on a group show featuring numerous newer artists they’ve had their eye on over the past year and adds in some artists from their regular rotation and titles it Picks of the Harvest. This year the list includes participants like Adam Caldwell, Pedro Matos, DAL, Frank Gonzalez, Jason Thielke, Jason Yarnosky, Jeff Ramirez, La Pandilla, Laura Bifano, Matt Doust, Matthew Grabelsky, Meggs, Sean Mahan, Shark Toof, Dabs Myla, Linnea Strid, and more. See more select preview images after the jump or […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part III

As you have seen in our previous coverage (here & here), Joe Ledbetter has been painting a series of mutant bunny sculptures. Sometimes mirroring paintings he has created in the past and sometimes coming up with something new, the 12″ customs are beautiful to behold and certainly something true JLed fans would want in their collections. The pieces are sculpted by Pretty in Plastic – please email if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces […]