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Preview: Eishi Takaoka – “I Am Fine” @ Giant Robot 2

On Saturday night, Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle St. in Los Angeles will be the stage for 34 of Eishi Takaoka’s new sculptures. The Japanese artist is known for his hand-carved wooden heads which are often painted and then placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. As you will see from the preview images after the jump, these pieces come in many shapes, colors, and variants and all rooted in “a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life […]

Teaser: “Noteworthy Project Auction” @ Martha Otero Gallery

A couple months ago, we shared with you a project from Samsung where Tim Biskup was asked to re-imagine the sad face emoticon. It turns out other artists were asked to do the same thing with some of the other more common emoticons and acronyms including AJ Fosik, Megan Whitmarsh, Steven Harrington, Reza Ali, as well as Craig & Karl (see video after the jump). Now, the series of work produced for the Noteworthy Project will be auctioned off to benefit Peace First at a […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Thousand Regards” @ American University Museum

AM was fortunate enough to be able to trek down recently to Washington D.C. and catch Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) solo exhibition at the Katzen Arts Center at the American University Museum. Aptly titled Thousand Regards, Matsu presented a balanced mix of works that varied from sculptures, paintings to installations to greet the guests visiting the museum. The well curated show displayed the many facets of the artist’s unique heritage and east meets west artistic approach. We caught his classic Kirin paintings and triptychs from his Running Deep […]

Videos: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

For those whose interest was piqued by photos we posted earlier this week from Damien Hirst’s retrospective at the Tate Modern, you may want to check out the video above. Vernissage TV stopped by the polarizing art figure’s preview showing and captured footage of many of the highlights as they went from room to room. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

Showing: Do Ho Suh – “Home Within Home” @ Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Currently showing at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Arts is native son Do Ho Suh’s Home Within Home. Bringing his signature sculptural works made from sheer fabric, the Korean artist explores the idea of his nomadic lifestyle lying in various major metropolitan areas of the world. With colorful and ethereal suspended structures greeting visitors when entering, the exhibition certainly makes an impression. We even saw some of the household items from last December’s Art Basel on display. More photos via Designboom after the jump…

Openings: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

With the general opening slated for this Wednesday (April 4th), everything is set and ready for the hordes of fans that will be pouring in when the doors open on the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern. To prepare yourself for the spectacle, here are some photos (taken by Happy Famous Artists) from the press preview that reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career. On display are some of his most iconic pieces – the […]

Openings: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)

Last Saturday night, the LeBasse Projects in the heart of LA’s Chinatown hosted a new solo show from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed). Jokes On Me… was a sculptural extravaganza with some of Yoskay’s favorite toys customized (utilizing plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood) with his signature facial expressions and other modifications. He was also more than happy to share humorous anecdotes associated with many of the pieces. Perhaps the most impressive piece of the show was the large-scale installation piece he placed on the back wall […]

Preview: Tessar Lo – “Past, Present, Past-Present” @ Cooper Cole

For those in Toronto, Tessar Lo’s solo show titled Past, Present, Past-Present will be opening this Friday, March 30th at the Cooper Cole Gallery. For his home city, the thoughtful painter has assembled a collection of works that continues to build off what we saw from him during his last show (covered) at the renamed showspace. The new paintings, which feature his signature abstract dream-like imagery which reference his Asian heritage look to be lush and colorful. Also, available will be a sculptural edition, don’t […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “YHWH” (Red, Gold, Blue)

For those Mark Ryden fans out there who missed the first colorways of the YHWH figure (pink, black, white), here is your shot at three other versions of perhaps his vision of god. Or perhaps you are a completist who must have every piece from the set. Whatever the case, tomorrow (March 27th) at 8 am PDT, Porterhouse will be releasing red, gold, and blue iterations (limited to 100 each) that can be purchased individually for $200 or as a set for $500. Images of the […]

Studio Visits: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Jokes On Me…” @ LeBasse Projects (Chinatown)

Coming up this Saturday night (March 24th), the LeBasse Projects in Chinatown will be presenting a collection sculptural works from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) that he has been working for the last several years. The showing, entitled Jokes On Me…, features customized figures of iconic toys from childhood as well his own creations putting his skills with a range of mediums including plaster, resin, vinyl, clay and wood. See more openings photos taken for us by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump… Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez for […]