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Art HK ’12: Yayoi Kusama

One of the featured artists at Art Hong Kong this year was Yayoi Kusama. Her revolutionary style of dots and environmental immersion has received distinction from both Western and Asian art institutions. Even fashion icon Louis Vuitton has recently honored her creativity with a collaborative project that kicks off this season. The fair honored Kusama with a special installation space located front and center at the main entrance which the Japanese artist used to catch everyone’s attention with her Flowers that Bloom at Midnight sculptures. Attending […]

Previews: Lush – ‘You Become What You Hate…’ pop-up show in Hackney Wick, London

Melbourne-based Lush opens his first UK solo exhibition, You Become What You Hate…, tonight at a warehouse space in London’s Hackney Wick. The show includes installations, sculptures, paintings, sketches, prints, t-shirts and zines. If you enjoy Lush’s deliberately offensive, illustration-style work, it promises to be a fun spectacle: sexually explicit imagery of large-scale vaginas, fornicating unicorns, rainbow-coloured guts, urine and ejaculate, scenes of gratuitous violence, and various pieces based on the theme of ACAB / All Cops Are Bastards. Knowingly biting the hand that feeds […]

Openings: Shawn Barber – “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week in New York, the Joshua Liner Gallery played host to artist and tattoo specialist Shawn Barber’s (interviewed) new solo – Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. The new body of work features portraits of notables in the body inking subculture (many of them the painter’s close friends) as well works featuring various selections of tattoo paraphernalia. You can see the LA-based Barber posing in front of the showstopper, a 6 x 9 foot full body turnaround triptych of the legendary Shige. Discuss this show here. Discuss Shawn Barber here.

Preview: “Letters From America” @ Black Rat Projects (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery)

Opening on July 4th, America’s Independence Day, Letters From America at Black Rat Projects will bring work from US artists SABER, RISK, Ron English, and TrustoCorp to the UK. The show was curated by Corey Helford Gallery who also brought most of them over to also participate in the London Pleasure Gardens project (covered). In particular, MSK affiliated SABER’s work for the show will be especially poignant with the inclusion of his first rendering (entitled Flag of the National Heath Services) of the Union Jack, flag of […]

Art Focus: Fulvio di Piazza

A new artist here to AM this week for our Art Focus feature is also opening a show tonight, June 30th, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Fulvio di Piazza is a Sicilian artist who specializes in surreal oil paintings, a selection of which, entitled Ashes to Ashes, will be on display at the New York showspace in his first solo exhibition in the United States. His current imagery includes fantastical volcanic landscapes with floating islands and re-shaped land masses forming heads & creatures, among other things – […]

Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “Ex Uno Plura” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Over this past weekend, San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz visited the Hamptons at Eric Firestone Gallery to unveil a new body of work consisting of his remixed flags. Entitled Exo Uno Plura, the show explores the kinetic compositions referencing the political turmoil in the nation. Further pushing his skills, Andrew told us he worked and weathered the flags to age them. Unlike the fully coated gold flag he recently displayed in City of Fire, Mr. Schoultz this time plays with the dripping and coloration to escalate his commentary […]

Streets: Tom Fruin – “Watertower” (New York)

We recently came across this stunning new installation from Tom Fruin in New York entitled Watertower. The NY-based artist’s sculptural creation, which is visible from Lower Manhattan, FDR Drive, and the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges, is built from salvaged plexiglass and steel throughout NYC sourced from a wide range of materials including old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses. The piece was then mouned on a water platform in DUMBO, Brooklyn can be seen glittering during the day and glowing at night […]

Openings: Karl Lagerfeld x Chanel – “Little Black Jacket” Photography Exhibition

AM recently caught The Little Black Jacket photo exhibition in New York. Presented by Chanel in the old Deitch Projects location, the pop up show featured the portraiture of renowned photographer Karl Lagerfeld and his work with the fashion label. Celebrities in the world of music, film and fashion were featured in the photography such as Uma Thurman, Sofia Coppola, Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Georgia May Jagger, Alexander Wang, Waris Ahluwalia and more. This is part two of the […]

Openings: Tom Sachs – “Space Mission Mars” @ Park Avenue Armory

Artist Tom Sachs is famous for his D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) artistic sculptures where he recreates various modern icons and feats of engineering as seen in his most recent show at Sperone Westwater. With his most recent public art project, he showcases another dimension of his craftsmanship by demonstrating how his creative artwork actually works as intended. The New York-based artist recently took over the Park Avenue Armory with a show entitled Space Mission Mars. The exhibition applies his signature bricolage technique utilizing simple everyday […]

Streets: Rafael Barrios (New York)

For those who haven’t seen them yet, you have until June 30th to check out nine visually intriguing sculptures from Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios in New York. Featured in the Park Avenue Malls between 50th and 68th Streets, the slender works play like an optical illusion and almost appear like digital effects when seen in photos. The public showing that started during Armory Week was put together by Parks & Recreation, The Fund for Park Avenue, and the Art Nouveau Gallery. Other artists who have exhibited in the same […]