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Preview: Know Hope @ Ad Hoc Art

Fresh off his debut solo show at Anno Domini in October, Tel Aviv street artist Know Hope has another show coming up at Ad Hoc Art on January 16th entitled “The Insecurities of Time.” His characteristic collaged works will be on display – usually multimedia pieces including cardboard, watercolor, oil, paper and string. His body of work usually centers around an unnamed figure and the struggles and fragility of life. More images after the jump.

Manifest Hope: DC – Art Contest

As previously mentioned (here), Manifest Hope will be making a pop-up gallery stop in Washington D.C. the weekend preceding the Presidential Inauguration: January 17th-19th. Much like its incredibly successful Denver predecessor, Manifest Hope: DC is offering a chance to participate in the show and exhibit their artwork besides renowned artists such as Shepard Fairey, Ron English, David Choe, and Gary Baseman. Looking to capture the creative energy which fueled Barack Obama’s unprecedented grass roots campaign; this contest will have themed categories: Manifest Change, Manifest Unity, Manifest Opportunity. […]

Robert Williams Lecture @ Oakland Museum of California

If you ever wanted to learn about how the “Low Brow” art movement started, this series of videos posted by sketchv might interest you.  Broken into 11 parts (Part 1 seen above), these videos recorded the lecture of Robert Williams at the Oakland Museum of California a couple months ago that was part of the L.A. Paint show (currently showing still).  Although not the best quality, Williams can be heard covering a wide variety of topics as well as talk about over 60 of his […]

Teaser: Gary Baseman @ Urbanix (Israel)

Internationally known artist, Gary Baseman, will be opening a show in Israel at Urbanix on January 8th entitled “The Sacrificing of Cake.” Judging from the show description, this body of work will be intriguing as it is rooted in some personal experiences.  Also, we will be interested to see the appearance of the “dragons” as we don’t believe he has used that imagery before. “He presents in his works the image of the dragon “Uga” (meaning “cake” in Hebrew), slaughtered again and again by feminine […]

Wang Zhi Jie @ Basel Week Miami

Continuing with our coverage of Basel Week Miami, AM wanted to highlight another tantalizing find from the Scope/Art Asia fair: Wang Zhi Jie Wang Zhi Jie is a contemporary artist from China that wields a skillful brush and conjures up some very sexy and appealing imagery. He specializes in drawing “innocent girls” conducting what are perceived to be provocative actions. He uses big dreamy & shiny eyes to symbolize the innocence of these young girls and focuses on them “mimicking” adult poses/situations. More info and pics […]

Takashi Murakami Retrospective @ MMK Frankfurt

AM has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.  Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospective for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media – painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see that some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]

Teaser: Manifest HOPE Gallery – DC

Get ready Washington D.C., because January is going to be a busy month. Sure, the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is the big event. But if that isn’t enough, Manifest Hope will be stopping into town. After a momentous “hit and run” show in Denver during the week of the Democratic National Convention, the Manifest Hope Gallery will be making an appearance in Washington before the inauguration (Jan. 17th – 19th). The event will again highlight the artists behind the grass roots movement that helped propel […]

Openings: Yoshitomo Nara @ Blum & Poe

Last night marked the opening of Yoshitomo Nara’s solo show at Blum & Poe (previewed and teased). The show features a large scale sculptural installation, and a new series of paintings and drawings focusing on Nara’s signature pastel-hued girls. At the center of the exhibition was a prairie-style wagon installation by YNG, a collaboration between Yoshitomo Nara and Japanese design firm Graf. Functioning as a makeshift studio, the wagon features works in progress, completed drawings, and everyday items hand-picked by Nara. AM was also fortunate […]

Conor Harrington @ The New Art Gallery Walsall

Conor Harrington recently posted up images of the monstrous 16 x 85 feet wall he painted for the “Outsiders” show at The New Art Gallery Walsall. This work, which took Conor only nine days to finish, includes images of soldiers, a bull, a duke, a bishop and a Blood and is aptly entitled “The Masters of the Universe.”  We don’t think it’s removable so we hope this is never painted over. More detailed photos after the jump.

Scion Installation 5 @ Basel Week Miami

Scion’s renowned “Installation Art Tour” is now in its 5th successful year of showcasing emerging and established artists nationwide across various mediums: video, painting, photography, and etc. After its first successful stop in Detroit, the traveling tour made a huge splash in Miami during Basel Week. The opening reception was held at the plush penthouse of the Raleigh hotel. With most of the artists involved in attendance and all of the brilliant cutting edge art at it’s disposal, Scion definitely knew how to entertain the […]