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Michael Heizer – “Levitated Mass” for LACMA (In Transit)

Levitated Mass is a project conceived by artist Michael Heizer in 1968, that has waited until now after he has spent decades looking for an appropriate sized boulder. The installation on the LACMA campus will consist of a 456-foot-long slot, over which is placed said granite megalith, all of which conceptually speaks to “the expanse of art history, from ancient traditions of creating artworks from megalithic stone, to modern forms of abstract geometries and cutting-edge feats of engineering.” This newest construct is one in a […]
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Armory Week ’12: Armory Art Show – First Look (Part I)

Yesterday, AM attended the private viewing of the Armory Art Show which officially kicked off a crazy week of art in New York. Similar to Basel Miami’s first look, many of the art world’s notable collectors queued up patiently for the clock to strike noon so they could pounce on their favorites at the the fair’s many quality galleries. It took us hours to run through and scan the booths to bring you a selection of images. Check it out after the jump.
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Album Covers: Stalley x Patrick Martinez – “Savage Journey To The American Dream”

Continuing the line of art & music album cover collaborations created by artists who have graced the pages of AM in the past, here is a first look at the design of Stalley’s latest album Savage Journey To The American Dream. The  cover is created by artist Patrick Martinez (here & here) and consists of his signature neon works depicting a disjointed shining flag in front of a shattered painted portrait of the rapper. The piece is symbolic of the twisted and broken roads on […]
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Studio Visits: Aakash Nihalani @ Volta ’12

Time flies – it’s already time for Armory Week 2012 in New York. As the Big Apple preps for the onslaught of art and events, Aakash Nihalani quietly works on his upcoming exhibition with the Carmichael Gallery at this year’s satellite Volta Art Fair. We’ve all seen his street works and recent stint at the Facebook offices, but now we take a look at some of the sculptural works he has been prepping for the fair. AM was invited over to his Brooklyn studio to see […]
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Teaser / Streets: Mark Jenkins – “Living Layers” @ Wunderkammern

On the 17th of March, Wunderkammern in association with MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma) will be presenting the first Italian solo exhibition by Mark Jenkins (interviewed), a continuation of the Living Layers project. This comes on the heels of his first solo in Germany (covered) in January and again will feature his skill with urban interventions and the reactions of the viewer to the unexpected. So, if you are on the streets of Rome, keep your eyes peeled for works from the American artist. Another look after […]
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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 contact@joeledbetter.com if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces […]
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Openings: Os Gemeos – “Miss You” @ PRISM

On Saturday night, dynamic duo Os Gemeos finally revealed their much anticipated new body of work, Miss You, at the PRISM in Los Angeles. As hoped for by their fervent fans in LA, the twins created an immersive installation throughout the architectural showspace featuring their whimsical imagery in the form of large-scale paintings, sculptural elements, and weavings. This show absolutely needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. More photos by James Ng and Taiyo Watanabe after the jump…

Releases: “Cast Light” by Daniel Arsham & Alex Mustonen

On the heels of Daniel Arsham’s exhibition the fall, the ball, and the wall that opened last month at OHWOW, we thought it worthwhile to bring your attention to an intriguing art project he produced not long ago in collaboration with Alex Mustonen. Previously collaborating together on the experimental installation and performance art exhibition DIG, the three-dimensionally inclined artists partner again here on Cast Light, a series of “lights” consisting of a single long-life LED bulb cast within a solid cubic volume of white gypsum cement […]
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Openings: Matthew Palladino – “Sweet Relief” @ Eli Ridgway Gallery

Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, Eli Ridgway Gallery opened its doors to Matthew Palladino’s latest solo show entitled Sweet Relief (previewed). Palladino brought his usual color palette and thought-provoking narrative (often using using common objects & repetition), expanding it into a three-dimensional form by creating painted relief sculptures utilizing re-purposed chocolate molds. Check out photos of the opening after the jump…

Showing: Murakami – “Murakami – Ego” @ Qatar Museum

For those curious about the Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Qatar Museum that opened today, which included a large inflatable replica of the artist, here are some photos for you. With these shots, you can see more clearly the vision for this showing that the renowned Japanese artist had. Murakami – Ego includes paintings, videos, sculptural pieces that spanned his career as well as some new pieces. More photos from Tetsuya Suzuki after the jump…