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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 23-29

Many openings to recommend this week and if you’ll notice, there is a large chunk of our calendar devoted to SDCC as there are many art-related events at the “nerd prom” in San Diego this week. One of our favorite images though (seen above) is from Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) as she opens her two person show with Eric Fortune (interview to follow soon) this Friday at Roq La Rue. Take a look at all the recommended openings after the jump…

Update: Marilyn Minters MAC Collab, Studio Party, and Video

If you recall, we recently showed you the mural that Ai Yamaguchi did for a Shu Uemura store in SF. Continuing on the trend of collaborations between artists and cosmetic companies, Marilyn Minter joins Fafi in promoting the brand MAC, with a campaign starting in August. MAC’s bold and rich colors match up very well Minter’s flashy, gritty and glamorous style as you can see from her latest show at Salon 94 (covered). MAC also recently celebrated their upcoming ad campaign with a party at Minter’s […]

Art Focus: Alexandros Vasmoulakis

AM is a big fan of Alexandros Vasmoulakis. Although he currently resides in Berlin, the young Greek artist dominates the urban skyline of his hometown Athens with enormous murals on the city’s high rise buildings. We love the blend of street and pop surrealist qualities in Alexandros’ work and his sharp use of color to create a sensation of movement. The scale on which he works and his ability to incorporate his pieces into their environment is very impressive. More images after the jump…

Scott Musgrove Summer Online Show

Scott Musgrove is holding a summer online show with many of his works available at reasonable prices including paintings, drawings, and sculptures.  His dedicated cataloging, through his art, of yet to be discovered species from his imagination has always leaves us wanting more; to see what’s next. He will also be signing copies of his new book The Late Fauna of Early North America, at SDCC this year on July 24th with Last Gasp Publishers (booth #1616 – 4pm) and July 25th with Hi-Fructose (booth […]

Signings: San Diego Comic-Con 2009

AM’s got you covered for San Diego Comic-Con 2009, from the exclusives to pick up to the art-related events to attend after the floor shuts down. The final piece is of course the artist signings. Print out our list, grab a fresh sketch book, your favorite toy or whatever else you want signed and be at the booth at least a half hour before the signing is scheduled to begin. An overview of the various artist signings we’re excited about after the jump…

Wrap Up: Os Gemeos Mural

When we first broke the news that Os Gemeos was doing the mural at the previous Keith Haring tribute location, we had also heard that it was going to take 11 days to finish the new project. After the 3rd day, the mural looked great and we thought it was going to be done that night. But day after day, we could see the twins from Sao Paulo working hard and building layer upon layer of detail into their labor of love. “So close, yet […]

Releases: Todd Schorr x Pressure Printing – “Wish Fulfilment from Another Planet”

Fresh off the official opening of his first museum show at the SJMA, Todd Schorr (interview & studio visit) is treating our eyes again with this beautiful new release from Pressure Printing. Available here, the print entitled “Wish Fulfilment from Another Planet,” will set you back $395 and comes as an edition of 100. More details and pics after the jump…

Interviews: Ellis G. – “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” @ Collective Hardware

AM had the chance to spend a few evenings with Ellis G. prior to his upcoming solo show “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” opening at Collective Hardware this Thursday, July 23 at 7pm in NYC. If you recall, we also had a chance to spend time with him on the streets before the group show he participated in at Thinkspace back in January. As we walked the streets of Cobble Hill looking for the perfect subject/shadow, Ellis seemed to know a lot of […]

Preview: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Beauties and Beasts” @ Roq La Rue

Counting down to this weekend’s coming show “Beauties and Beasts” at Roq La Rue, we bring you a sneak-peek preview of the coming works by Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed). Her fantastically beautiful yet often bizarre characters entertain both eyes and imagination. This aptly titled body of work fits in perfectly into her adventurous illustrative style. Opening up along with Eric Fortune, the curtains will come up this Friday in Seattle so if you’re in the area, this is a show that is definitely worth the trip. In the meantime, […]

Streets: D*Face in Pisa

We love the way that UK artist D*Face combines a healthy mix of pop art with street art, and these pictures of some of his latest outdoor work are no exception. D*Face was recently invited out to Italy by Rate Civic Pisano – Pisa Town Council – to paint a mural dedicated to Keith Haring, who was commissioned by the town to paint his rare “permanent” mural “Tuttomondo” in the city exactly 20 years ago. Read on for further details after the jump…