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Upcoming: KAWS – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery

As fans in his home country prep for the Thanksgiving holiday, KAWS is currently in St. Barths, where he has frequently vacationed in the past, getting ready for a showing at the Eden Rock Gallery opening on November 28th. In conjunction with Art Saint Barth and presented by Galerie Perrotin, the exhibition will be held at the top of the Eden Rock Hotel. On display will be Permanent Vacation, a dolphin-shaped painting from the Brooklyn-based artist, as well as selections from his recent black and […]
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Fashion: James Jean x Big Bad Wolf Tee Release

After introducing a new apparel brand (Big Bad Wolf) last month and the first release in their street-inspired line of children’s clothing with Yoskay Yamamoto, we can now share with you another collaboration. This latest offering features the sublime work of  James Jean (interviewed) and his imagery which includes running wolves as well as other super detailed renderings. If interested, you can purchase this limited edition tee in store at Giant Robot, the Long Beach Museum of Art and online at www.bigbadwolfkids.com. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Faile – “Works on Wood” @ Allouche Gallery

Duality is generally viewed as good vs. evil, right vs. wrong, love and hate and the relationship they have with the other, and that is just one of the many constants we all love about the work of Faile. Provocative imagery paired with romanticized hardship, “No Expectations”,  “With Love and Kisses, Nothing lasts Forever”, and “Fast Love” just a few of the dozens of inspiring quotes found within their latest stacked fragmented cubed collage. Even their signature “1986” referring to that moment of the challenger disaster, reminding the viewer that some moments you quite simply […]
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Studio Visit: Phlegm

We recently had a peek inside Phlegm‘s little shed at the edge of Epping forest in London, seeing him adding final touches to his upcoming etching release that he has been working between his travels last year or so. The artist that is known for large, elaborate, narrative murals he has been creating everywhere from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, recently returned from his last world trip, and went straight to work finishing this long awaited edition. Working till late in the night in his tiny, 1.5 meters wide […]
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Recap: Kenny Scharf @ Pace Prints

Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. […]
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Recap: Inka Essenhigh – “Comet Dust & Crystal Shards” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

Jacob Lewis Gallery recently held it’s inaugural exhibition with New York artist Inka Essenhigh. Entitled Comet Dust & Crystal Shards, this new body of work was created over the span of a calendar year with the focus of seasons as inspiration of each composition. With her surreal touch and unique creative process of blending external and internal influences, Essenhigh again takes our breath away with a stunning series of magical paintings. Check out images from the show below.
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Openings: George Condo – “Double Heads / Black Paintings / Abstractions” @ Skarstedt

AM was in attendance for New York-based painter George Condo’s much-anticipated recent opening at Chelsea’s Skarstedt Gallery— his first show in NYC since his amazing retrospective at the New Museum (featured). Entitled Double Heads and Black Paintings/Abstractions, this fresh exhibition focuses in on Condo’s exploration of portraiture and “action painting.” Utilizing layering techniques, erasure and composition, the artist pushes his already impressive abstraction style to another level. This impressive show runs until December 20th, so stop by if you’re lucky enough to be in New York City while […]
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Openings: Mars-1, Oliver Vernon, Damon Soule – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

Arrested Motion was on hand for the Saturday, November 8th opening of “Momentum”, the three person show featuring Mars-1, Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule  at Space Gallery in Denver, Colorado.  The highlight of the exhibition was a 10′ by 23′ piece that was a collaboration of all three artists (called The Furtherrr Collective when assembled), a piece so large and powerful in texture, color, and size that it feels as if a riff has opened up and the wall has become a worm hole into […]
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First Look: Takashi Murakami – “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” @ Gagosian

Incense filled the air as we visited the Takashi Murakami exhibition at Gagosian Gallery. This is the site of the artist’s first major exhibition in New York City since his monumental retrospective held at the Brooklyn Museum (covered) in 2007. Entitled In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, this great showcase took full advantage of the grand space of Gagosian’s 24th street location in Chelsea. Utilizing various signature techniques he’s accrued on his way to becoming a key international […]
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Showing: Barry McGee / Clare Rojas @ Alessandra Bonomo Gallery

Artist couple Barry McGee and Clare Rojas are currently having a joint show at Alessandra Bonomo gallery in Rome. The exhibition consists of a variety of new works created and installed exclusively for the gallery’s space, including paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptural objects. Rojas continues to transform her figurative imagery, often inspired by Eastern European, Amish or Native American tradition, into a series of sharp geometrical forms. For his part, McGee presents his usual scope of styles, ranging from minimalist interventions on found objects to sculptures […]
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