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Teaser: “Freeflow” @ Roberts & Tilton

Piggybacking perfectly on their well rounded showing during Art Basel last month (covered), Roberts & Tilton is primed to kickoff the new year with a collection of work from their impressive stable of artists. Opening Saturday, January 8th, Freeflow will feature work from Noah Davis, Titus Kaphar, Barry McGee, Adam Pendleton, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley and Ai Yamaguchi, all of which made a successful splash down in South Beach and are now able to flex their creative muscle in Southern California. With the above preview […]
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Openings: Jean Labourdette (Turf One) – “The Rising” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Opening a several weeks ago alongside SHAG (covered) at Jonathan Levine Gallery was Jean Labourdette (Turf One). The self taught French-Canadian artist created a great show he named “The Rising”. Utilizing numerous found objects on which he painted on, Jean worked to create interactive pieces for the viewers. What we enjoyed in particular were the realistic subjects which which were effortlessly integrated into their respective backdrops. Check out the full show after the jump.

Releases: José Parlá – “Walls, Diaries, and Paintings” Book

Brooklyn-based artist José Parlá, who stopped the show with one of his magnificent street-inspired calligraphic works at OHWOW’s It Ain’t Fair exhibit (covered) during Art Basel Week last month, will be unveiling a new publication next month, entitled Walls, Diaries, and Paintings. Released to coincide with his exhibition by the same name at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery next month, a quick encore of sorts to his showing there last June (covered), presumably follows in a long line of wonderfully produced show catalogs dating back to his […]

Teaser: “In The Nursery” @ Corey Helford Gallery

It looks like Ray Caesar will be part of a group of artists participating in the upcoming “In The Nursery” group show at Corey Helford Gallery. All the work in the show, like this exquisite piece (seen above) from the master of the digital arts, will focus on the themes of childhood, birth, and nursery art. We’ll have a preview for you soon but in the meantime, take a look at the artist list after the jump…

Preview: Sweet Toof – ‘Having A Dig’ @ Arch 402 Gallery, London

Here’s something to get your gums around… Everyone’s favourite purveyor of eye-candy Sweet Toof, one of the most prolific street artists in London, is bringing a selection of new paintings to London’s Arch 402 Gallery next week. He’s of course a classically trained fine artist, and the Royal Academy trained painter is well versed in working fast and dirty outdoors as the man who over the last couple of years put the ‘candy’ into the Burning Candy crew. Having A Dig brings the more refined […]

Openings: “Zen Garage” @ JANM

Last week, the Japanese American Nation Museum hosted “Zen Garage”, a small exhibition featuring some custom vehicles from Shinya Kimura, Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), and David Choe (featured).  The highlight for us was Choe’s custom monster Scion xB showcasing some of his signature artwork on its body and his love for the drums in the back. More photos courtesy of Brandon Shigeta after the jump…

Banksy – “In the Event of a Divorce Cut Here” @ Christie’s “Dennis Hopper” Auction

Near the end of 2010, AM attended the afternoon session of Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary auction (full results here.) This field trip was special in many ways for us. First, it served as the estate sale of legendary actor/collector Dennis Hopper’s impressive art collection with a chance for us to see many of the famous works he collected as we were shown in a video tour of his residence created before his passing. The second was to get a chance to bid on a unique variation of […]

Overtime Dec. 26 – Jan. 1

RIP: Andy Warhol’s older brother, John Warhola, died on Christmas Eve. “Frail and terrified” woman hospitalized after police dragged her out of Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea while she was howling in pain. LACMA gets $150,000 from Los Angeles to preserve and manage Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers. In time for Snowpocalypse 2010 – MoMA’s Snow, a Poem in Five Pictures. Isabelle Hayeur – Fighting Fire With Fire. An overview of the upcoming VIP Art Fair. Martha Cooper’s thoughts on Kenny Scharf’s Houston mural getting dissed. Kenny […]

Teaser / Video: Adam Neate @ Art Stage Singapore

From January 12th-16th, Elms Lester will be showing Adam Neate’s (interviewed) work at the first ever Art Stage Singapore. If they are lucky, fans in the city-state will be seeing some of the work from his Flock Series at the art fair that we saw in October at the London gallery (covered).  Take a look at these three-dimensional marvels in the video above to get a better perspective. Discuss Adam Neate here.

Publications: Roger Gastman – “Tools Of Criminal Mischief”

Our friend Roger Gastman has been a busy boy. First he was the consulting producer for Exit Through the Gift Shop, then he curated the Sanrio anniversary art show, and later in 2011, he’ll be helping the MOCA to curate their Art in the Streets exhibition. Somehow, he still found a way to squeeze some time in to write a new book on graffiti. Bringing together street art stories from current day to all the way back in the 1940’s, it’s definitely one to grab […]