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Studio Visits / Interviews: Greg Lamarche

Although we’ve been familiar with Greg Lamarche’s work for some time, it took seeing his installation at Scope NY 2010 (covered) for us to start to realize that there was definitely much more to his art than cutting and pasting paper. From his obsessive stockpiling of found and vintage papers to his keen ability to highlight specific or overlooked aspects of those materials, such as bar codes or patterns, Lamarche has a unique talent for collage and a clever approach to the medium that is […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Barry McGee @ Ratio 3

Already a key player in exhibitions with OHWOW (teased) and Roberts & Tilton (teased) this coming Art Basel Week in Florida, Barry McGee will continue the all out assault on South Beach with a selection of new works for Ratio 3. One of the founding fathers of the Mission School art movement, the Bay Area street artist is known for his mix-matched “clusters”, incorporating figurative panels of his iconic characters with complimentary panels of geometric patterns and text-based pieces of his many pseudonyms used while […]

Openings: ‘Marks & Stencils’ pop-up gallery, London

Last Thursday, AM was in London’s Soho district to attend the opening of Marks & Stencils: the Pictures On Walls Christmas season pop-up gallery exhibition, which in previous years has gone by the name of Santa’s Ghetto. There was a great atmosphere at the event. No doubt this was partly assisted by the deceptively strong cocktails being served, which led us to yet again repeat our mistake of equating “sweet drink” with “harmless drink”. But that’s another story. The show harbours a selection of prints […]

Streets: Claudio Ethos (France)

The street surrealist of Sao Paolo, Claudio Ethos, (Brazil certainly is one the hotbeds for street artists isn’t it?) recently threw up this sick piece in what looks to be in Paris. Known for his intricate work and signature fluid characters, this piece certainly doesn’t disappoint.  Luckily for us, Vitostreet was on hand to document all the action. More views as well as in progress shots after the jump…

Overtime: Nov 21 – 28

Cai Guo-Qiang is commissioned by the Museum of Fine Art Houston (MFAH) to produce Odyssey, the largest gunpowder drawing he has made to date (10 by 162 feet) Adam Lindemann has a seven-story townhouse in Manhatten filled with blue-chip art. Richard Avedon’s “Dovima with the Elephants” set a record for the artist’s work at auction when it sold for $1,148,910 at Christie’s Paris last Saturday.  The photograph was purchased by Dior fashion house (Dovima is wearing a Dior dress designed by Yves Saint-Laurent). When young […]

Streets: El Mac (Mexico)

El Mac, who just showed at Joshua Liner Gallery with Damon Soule (covered), recently threw up a massive mural in Campeche, Mexico. The piece is the second in a series of murals he is working on for the Seres Queridos project which celebrates the unique Dia de los Muertos tradition. More detailed views after the jump…

Video: David Choe – “Thumbs Up” Season 3

A man whose talents as an artist and pervert rival each other, a girl with panda tits, and a dancing & singing dog-man – sound like a strange team? Um, well yes, but it’s par for the course when you are talking about David Choe’s (featured) series on VBS.TV - “Thumbs Up”. We’ve been watching Season 3 as David and his crew hitchhike across China after starting out in Beijing where his solo show Death Blossom was held at PYO Gallery (covered) back in April […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10 – Corey Helford Gallery

In what will prove to be another worthwhile inclusion at SCOPE Miami, Corey Helford Gallery will be traveling down to South Beach for their debut showing at the prestigious contemporary art fair. The gallery has huge plans in store for their premiere exhibition, with an 800 square foot booth reserved for an impressive ensemble cast of artists including Ron English, Korin Faught, Buff Monster, Natalia Fabia, Luke Chueh, Chloe Early, Sarah Folkman, Joshua Petker, David Stoupakis, Nouar, Kukula, COOP, Pandora, Lavender, Brandi Milne, Sylvia Ji, […]

Releases: Jose Parla x Incase x Arkitip iPhone, iPad, and Macbook Pro Cases

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to concentrate on Christmas gifts. For those who have a Jose Parla fan on their gift list and who also happen to use Apple products, Incase has released a series that may interest you or those on your Christmas shopping list. Curated by Arkitip, the new iPad, Macbook Pro, and iPhone cases and sleeves feature Parla’s exquisite calligraphy and patina. Take a look at a creative process video as well as detailed views of the products after the […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10: Retna – “Silver Lining” @ Primary Projects

As we mentioned in our studio visit feature a couple weeks ago, Retna will be showing at this year’s Art Basel Week. The show entitled Silver Lining (opening Dec. 2nd) will be a completely new body of work including paintings, drawings, and an installation, but check out this huge painting that should leave no doubt that the prominent AWR/MSK member will be bringing the heat to Miami. Primary Projects 4141 NE 2nd Ave. Suite 104 Miami, FL 33127 A closer look after the jump…