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Art Focus: Michael Jackson – An Icon in Art

Andy Warhol – Michael Jackson (1984) As perhaps one of the most famous men alive during the last quarter of the 20th century and beyond, Michael Jackson transcended just music.  He became a part of our culture at large and became a figure in visual arts.  While there will be much more art coming soon in memorial of his life and as the countless Michael Jackson news, tributes and articles continue to inundate the media, let’s take a look back at some of those most […]

Preview: APAK – “Rainbow Garden” @ Tinlark Gallery

Oregonian artists APAK are at it again, this time getting ready for their show “Rainbow Garden” @ Tinlark Gallery. As you can see above, the multi-talented duo is preparing some sculptures of the curious little beings that always populate their work. These sculptures along with paintings will make up the body of work for this show along with some felted wool dolls. Check the preview images after the jump.

Art Focus: Thomas Doyle x New York Times Magazine

An artist we recently fell in love with at the Culver City Artwalk, Thomas Doyle, was commissioned by the New York Times Magazine to create a sculpture for their “Infrastructure” issue. This issue, which hits newsstands today, focuses on architecture, a perfect fit for half of what Doyle does so well – create small scale replicas of different structures and buildings placed in terrariums. The other half of what he does well is what sets him apart from ordinary diorama makers – capturing human emotion […]

Openings: Slinkachu – “Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow” @ Andipa Gallery

Anyone who has watched the recently released movie “Watchmen” will recognize the themes behind images of fat and balding superheros in miniature photographer and artist Slinkachu’s newest show. AM brings you coverage from the special preview of his show “Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow” at Andipa Gallery. The UK “street” artist, who first gained fame for his “Little People Project” (photographs of tiny models in the streets of London), named this show after Alan Moore’s similarly named book which explores what happens to […]

Art Focus: Li Xiaofeng

Just as sculptor Jin Young Yu (interviewed), Wang Zhi Jie and Ayako Rokkaku caught our eye at Art Basel Miami last year, the recent Art Hong Kong fair introduced us to the stunning porcelain dress of Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Xiaofeng creates clothing from porcelain fragments from the Ming, Qing and Song dynasties and even more amazing are that they are wearable. Take a closer look after the jump…

Openings: Souther Salazar – “Last Year’s Man” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Souther Salazar opened his show “Last Year’s Man” at Jonathan Levine Gallery last weekend with a huge body of quality works. We were completely overwhelmed by the various mediums/media that entranced our senses. Known for his melancholy characters that seem simple at first glance, further inspection reveals a veritable “world within a world” complexity. Souther seemed to have the audience in mind when creating his works, as there was literally something to appeal to almost every art enthusiast. There were large wood panels, a video […]

Eugenio Merino Sculpture/Parody of Murakami

Like Mike Leavitt (interviewed), Eugenio Merino is another artist who sculpts caricatures of other artists, but he does it in a more satirical fashion.  We here at AM are sure most of our readers first noticed this Spanish artist’s work after seeing his Hirst-inspired sculpture earlier this year.  This time, he takes aim at Takashi Murakami by placing his head on the body of the prostitute Julia Roberts portrays in the popular movie “Pretty Woman,” obviously implying Murakami has sold out with his increasingly retail […]

Showing: Damien Hirst – “Requiem” @ Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, Ukraine)

Billed as the largest collection of Damien Hirst’s work ever exhibited, the show “Requiem” opened at Pinchuk Art Centre last Saturday, April 25th in Kiev, Ukraine. Hirst will be showing his retrospective of over 100 works dating from 1990 to 2008 at steel billionaire Victor Pinchuk’s namesake museum including not only the sculptures and installations that he is famous for, but also a collection of oil paintings, most of which have never been exhibited. For those unable to attend the show (probably all of you, […]

Releases: Scott Radke – Sea Monkeys

When we last talked to Scott Radke, he had just finished up his impressive commission piece for uber-collector Mark Parker.  Looks like the next project he worked on were these “Sea Monkeys.”  Radke usually creates his sculptures in batches and this time he has five available.  More pics after the jump.

Jeff Koons/LACMA Train x Crane Project

When news came out about the $25 million sculpture that LACMA commissioned Jeff Koons to do, we were a little underwhelmed by the idea. A life-size replica of a locomotive dangling from a crane sounded impressive enough but what does it all mean? After watching the Koons studio visit video last week, we realized that the train was going to be motorized (check the 1:04 mark) which makes it a little more interesting but we’re not sure if it’s the best use of $25 million.
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