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Preview: Todd Schorr – “Neverlasting Miracles” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night, March 17th, Todd Schorr (featured) makes a return to Merry Karnowsky with a new selection of paintings collectively entitled Neverlasting Miracles. As with his showing in 2009 (covered) at the same gallery, the masterful Los Angeles-based painter will be exploring themes of our evolution (or de-volution), the human condition, sardonic views of modern society and pop culture, all rendered beautifully with an obvious gift for composition. ©Carlos Gonzalez stopped by to snap some teaser photos for your enjoyment.  See them all after […]
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Teaser: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects – Chinatown

Over the past couple years, every time we have stopped by Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) studio for a visit (here, here and here), we saw evidence of some pretty sweet customs he had been working on when he had extra time. Taking classic toys and figures and remixing them with wood, clay, and paint, the new pieces were changed to have classic Yamamoto features. It now looks like these will all be revealed to the public at the LeBasse Projects in Chinatown in a showing entitled […]

Overtime: March 5 – March 11

Seth Casteel’s underwater photographs of dogs becomes an internet sensation and helps his non-profit, which trains shelter workers to take better photos, leading to increased adoption rates. Wolfgang Beltracchi says he could have easily put “1,000 or 2,000″ forgeries on the art market. Volkswagon providing $800,000 for project to track down Russian art treasures lost in WWII. Police in Rome recover 37 stolen paintings including works by Rubens and Poussin. Gallerist Kristen Dodge chases down art thief by foot and recovers 4 stolen paintings. Worldwide […]

Rewind: (March 5 – March 11)

Another week, another list of noteworthy art videos for our readers to peruse. Our featured video is entitled Sweeping Beauty II and shows what an artist Niels Shoe Meulman from Singapore and do with just a broom and water. Vernissage TV visits the Armory & Volta Art Fair. A new Know Hope mural in NYC (via Nuart). See how Terry Richardson was cloned for his OH-WOW Gallery exhibition. Tim Biskup rethinks emoticons for a documentary series on TED.com. Trailer for Cindy Sherman exhibition on view at […]

Publications: “Delusional” – The Story of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Would you buy art from a guy in a Teletubby outfit? Well, many have as the man who runs Jonathan LeVine Gallery often wears many hats and costumes. Having hosted many of AM’s favorite artists such as Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, James Jean, Invader, Haroshi just to name a very few, Mr. Levine’s latest project is his book Delusional from Ginko Press which chronicles from his humble beginnings of curating his first show in 1994 to his current gallery location in NYC. To celebrate they’re holding a […]
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Book Signing: Mark Ryden @ Taschen Books

Last week in Los Angeles at Taschen Books,  Mark Ryden held a signing for his comprehensive publication – Pinxit. As we witnessed during the Art Basel Miami release party (here), this is the “bible” for collectors of the renowned low brow artist’s work as its 366 pages Ryden’s 20 year career and art like no other book can. While the current Collector’s Edition was too pricey for the casual fan (a regular edition will be released later), Ryden could be seen autographing other items (like […]

Preview: Amy Sol – “Numina” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday night in Culver City, Amy Sol (interviewed) will be showing again (see 2010) at the Corey Helford Gallery with a new body of work entitled Numina. The delicate and intricate works from Las Vegas-based artist will be on display where dedicated fans will notice her playing with the perspectives in her composition with an increasing focus on the human characters as well as some experimentation with darker backgrounds in some of the pieces. See for yourself on March 10th, but take a took at […]

Update: Naoto Hattori

As a headsup to his fans out there, Naoto Hattori has been uploading these little image montages of his creative process onto his facebook page. The scans show some of the steps in the Japanese artist’s time-consuming technique that he uses to paint his surreal imagery. And for those living on the two US coasts, you’ll have a chance soon to check out Hattori’s detailed paintings in person. He will be part of the Suggestivism show in New York at Bold Hype as well as […]

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…