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Openings: Skewville – “Amusement” @ White Walls

A couple weeks ago, White Walls in San Francisco opened a new show from the Brooklyn-based twin brother duo, Skewville (featured). Amusement features about 30 different pieces painted on a mix of wood canvases and found materials as well as sculptural works – all created in their trademark “urban playground” style. Some standouts include wooden boomboxes and a merry-go-round built from retro Apollo bikes. Take a look at all the photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo Discuss Skewville here.
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Openings: Keith Haring Retrospective – “The Political Line” @ MAM Paris

Last weekend, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (MAM) opened a new retrospective of the late Keith Haring’s work entitled The Political Line. On display were a staggering number of pieces, over 250 paintings and sculptural works with a focus on the importance of Haring’s art as visual activism, highlighting the diversity of his socio-political views. The exhibition will be on view through August 18th in Paris and is made possible with the support of Citizens of Humanity. Discuss Keith Haring here.

Videos / Setup: Ron Mueck @ Fondation Cartier

For those who haven’t been by Fondation Cartier in Paris to see acclaimed sculptor Ron Mueck new exhibition, you may be interested in looking at the video below that documents the setup. The footage follows the London-based artist around as he touches up and installs his hyperrealistic works that play with scale – some monumental in size, and some smaller than real life. Along with pieces that were on display last year at Hauser & Wirth in London (covered) among others, three new ones were produced specifically for this event featuring two teenagers in […]

Overtime: April 8 – April 14

More stories from the week ended April 14: A provocative suspended installation by Korean artist Bohyun Yoon. After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, will start April 25, with work by Craig-Martin, Schutz, Owens, et RIP: Zao Wou-ki, who died at age 93. He suffered from dementia and weak health. RIP: Daniel Reich, who took his own life at the age of 39. Virginia woman fights ownership dispute of Renoir painting she claims to have purchased for $7 at flea market. Terrence Riggins charged with […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “ARHAT” @ Blum & Poe

Last night, AM headed over to the Culver City art district for a special preview of Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe. Introducing a impressive new selection of painting and sculptural works (some of which he shared on Instagram in the past month), the internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist will be dazzling his LA fans with much fresh imagery during the public opening tomorrow (April 13th, 6-8pm). Highlights include a series of pieces drawing inspiration from an ancient tale of Buddhist monks confronting […]

KAWS’ COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) Sculpture Revealed in Philadelphia

As we shared with you last month, today was the unveiling of KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Fans were on hand to witness the shy character in its new location (also see Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth) as well as to chat and get items signed by the New York-based artist. This event was only a teaser for the main event coming up in October when a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition is planned for the […]
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Update: Mark Ryden

For those waiting for the postponed show (now slated for later this year) in Los Angeles from the great Mark Ryden, there have been side projects to keep your love for renowned lowbrow painter alive. These included a comprehensive book, a print release, an album cover design, and a painting for charity. Now, we get a glimpse of something else he is working on – little meat sculptures.  Only time will tell if these are for the upcoming solo or for some other endeavor. Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Preview: Scott Radke – “Interface” @ Stranger Factory

This Friday (April 5th) in Albuquerque, the Stranger Factory will be exhibiting all new works from Scott Radke (interviewed). Entitled Interface, the new sculptures from the Cleveland-based artist will feature the distinctive use of burlap and clay for his surreal and anthropomorphized renditions of animals. Along with all original sculpts, there will also be some customized skelves – all featuring his eerily expressive faces. For those interested, Radke will be showing alongside Kathie Olivas and Stephen Webb. Discuss Scott Radke here.
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Openings: Joe Sorren – “The Great Cantaloupe Day” @ AFA (New York)

For those who missed the Joe Sorren (featured) exhibition which just closed at AFA in New York, AM has you covered with some opening photos. The Great Cantaloupe Day featured a couple new paintings from the respected painter (now based in NYC) as well as a vast selection of archived limited edition offerings and sculptural works. Take a look at our photo set below for a closer look… Discuss this show here. Discuss Joe Sorren here.

Upcoming: KAWS in Philadelphia

Starting on April 11th, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will be the next location to host KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture. If you remember, the shy sculptural rendition (soon to be released as a limited edition) of one of the NY-based artist’s most iconic characters has already delighted fans in Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. Even more exciting, the guest appearance will only be a preview to a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), opening […]