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Showing: Todd James – “Splash Damage” @ Cooper Cole Gallery

Earlier this month, Todd “REAS” James opened a showing in Toronto at the Cooper Cole Gallery entitled Splash Damage. Included in the work on display are his familiar pirate paintings as well as some loose still lifes of women and their cats rendered in the American artist’s cartoonish style. for those in town, the exhibition runs through December 7th so stop by for a look yourself. More photos below… Discuss Todd James here.
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Upcoming: Todd “REAS” James – “Swords & Sorcery” @ The Newsstand

Tomorrow (November 23, 3-9pm) in New York, Todd James will be releasing a zine at The Newsstand in Brooklyn (inside the Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St. stop on the G and L trains). Those attending the event will see a Sword & Sorcery themed installation based on the dungeons and dragons type pieces he has been posting onto his Instagram (some more of which are seen below) recently. Discuss Todd James here.
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Openings: “Brutal” Group Show (London)

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory, joined their forces to bring an exceptional group show to art lovers at the peak of London art week. Brutal is an annual off-site exhibition set up in the abandoned office building the middle of Temple area in Central London. Private view of this large show was held on Monday, 14th of October, and the showcased works and installations impressed the crowd that came to witness a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking. Spread in a large space where business […]
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Showing: Todd James – “Business As Usual” @ Galeria Javier Lopez

Only few weeks after his giant teddy bears took over the stage with Miley Cirus during her controversial performance at the VMAs, it’s “business as usual” for the prolific American artist Todd James who recently opened his 2nd solo show in Spain at Galería Javier López in Madrid, on the 20th of September. It’s actually the phrase Business as Usual that James choose as the title for his show due to his “perception that, despite recent apocalyptic fervor, the status quo maintains its dominance throughout the world”. Along with works […]
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Showing: “Chicken or Beef” @ The Hole

Showing through April 20th at The Hole, Chicken or Beef is a group exhibition assembled by Danish curator Jesper Elg (co – founder and director of V1 Gallery in Copenhagen). The Transatlantic survey of figurative painting in Europe and America is named after the ubiquitous question posed on transatlantic flights and features many names that will be familiar to readers of AM as well as some new artists. Take a look at our photos of the work from a roster that includes Allison Schulnik, Anders Oinonen, Anna Bjerger, Antonio Ballester Moreno, […]
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Releases: Todd James – “Opening Ceremony x Spring Breakers” Collection

For fans of the American cult director Harmony Korine’s movie Spring Breakers, you may be interested to know that Opening Ceremony has released collection of apparel based on the new film. Of note, the New York-based Todd “REAS” James has designed a tee incorporating his iconic imagery. You can purchase it here for $40. Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Todd James here.
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Openings: “Tonight We Won’t Be Bored” – 10 Years Of V1 Gallery

With all the great art that is scattered all over the world, it’s not often that you can see works from prominent artists in your home town – and even less likely you see them side by side. That is exactly the scenario we have in Copenhagen at the V1 Gallery as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary with a massive group show entitled Tonight We Won’t Be Bored. Take for example the wall above that has pieces from Todd James, Futura, DearRainDrop, and Kenny Scharf that […]
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Todd James x Vistajet

Astute fans may have noticed that Todd James’ new exhibition opening this week in New York is being sponsored in part by VistaJet & Bombardier Aerospace, the same people behind a series of shows by RETNA in the past (covered here & here). At that time, you may also recall that RETNA painted the tail of one of Vistajet’s private charter planes (video here). Well, it looks like James may be creating his own sweet rendition of the project if these mock-up photos are evidence enough. Via Andy […]
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Previews: Todd “REAS” James & Alexis Ross – “Beyond Elegance” @ Valmorbida (NYC)

On November 13th, Andy Valmorbida once again returns to NYC’s meatpacking district to present Beyond Elegance, a pop-up exhibition of art work by Todd “REAS” James and Alexis Ross. James – hot off his show Free to Be You & Me at Copenhagen’s V1 Gallery - will keep the momentum going with a new series of large-scale canvases featuring his characteristic cartoon portrayals of Somali pirates and curvaceous ladies. LA-based artist Ross – who collaborated with James, Barry McGee, Steve Powers and others on the Street […]
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Openings: Todd “REAS” James – “Free To be You & Me” @ V1 Gallery (Part II)

Earlier this week, we shared some photos of the paintings from the current Todd James (aka REAS) exhibition, Free To be You & Me, at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. Along with these works, the NY-based artist also created an installation of what he imagines to be the Vandal’s Bedroom , chock full of drawings and other ephemera that very well could represent James’ bedroom at one point in time. Street art fans who were lucky enough to have visited the historic Art In The Streets exhibition at the MOCA in Los Angeles may recognized […]
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