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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Interviews/Preview: Dan Baldwin – “Disillusion” @ Carmichael Gallery

Over the past few years Dan Baldwin has established himself as one of the notable artists in the UK’s new contemporary art scene. A distinct voice in a landscape full of artists whose works are often too similar to distinguish, Dan has proven himself to be fresh and somewhat unique. It’s great to see him traveling to the US for his first solo exhibition, “Disillusion,” opening Thursday, September 10 at Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles. AM sat down for a chat with the man himself. […]

Shepard Fairey x Upper Deck – Michael Jordan

Check out the latest Shepard Fairey x Upper Deck collaboration of the king of hoops: Michael Jordan. Shepard is picking up where he left off last year with his Purple/Gold Kobe Bryant “MVP” print. As with the Kobe x UD x Fairey print, this will most likely be released only through Upper Deck’s website and will most likely be signed by BOTH Shep and MJ. We’ll keep you posted once more info is released. What mega athlete should Upper Deck and Shepard do next? How about one […]

Takashi Murakami Versailles Exhibition Announced

We saw this image that claimed to be of Takashi Murakami and Pharrell having dinner in Versailles, France in July and didn’t think much of it (perhaps they were talking about their collaboration sculpture with Jacob the Jeweler at Art Basel Switzerland). Turns out there was more to it than meets the eye when it was announced this morning that Murakami will be exhibiting at the famed Palace of Versailles in France. Sounds like eight massive works have been installed. It’s a whirlwind of a […]

Preview/Setup: Camille Rose Garcia – “The Hydra of Babylon” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

AM had the pleasure of stopping by Merry Karnowsky yesterday to visit with Camille Rose Garcia as she was getting ready for her show “The Hydra of Babylon.”  The gallery crew were in the early stages of preparing for Saturday’s opening as Camille showed us her exciting new body of work consisting paintings (the largest of which seen above – previewed), embellished drawings, and also prints (past and present).  There will be three new canvas giclees available in low editions at the opening, hand finished […]

Setup/Preview: The London Police – “Brothers in Arms” @ Carmichael Gallery

As you have seen in the video trailer we posted recently, The TLP (The London Police) show “Brothers in Arms” opening this Thursday looks to be an entertaining show. AM had the opportunity to stop by Carmichael Gallery last week to take a gander at what the dynamic duo were up to. We walked away impressed by their amazing linework (so perfect, it’s been mistaken for silkscreening) and more appreciative of the richer environments and growth of their work ever since Bob Gibson rejoined Chaz […]

Teaser: Giant Robot Biennale 2 @ Japanese American National Museum

Come the end of October, Giant Robot’s Biennale 2 Exhibition is opening at the Japanese American National Museum.  Here is the beginning of James Jean’s (interviewed) piece, entitled “Chhinnamasta.” Uh, yeah, don’t ask us what that is, ask wikipedia.  In any event, looks like an interesting show with some other great artists such as Jeff Soto (interviewed), David Choe, Souther Salazar, kozyndan, and Deth P. Sun among others. Check the show card after the jump…

Preview: Brian Donnelly “Blasphemies, Monstrosities, & Other Perversions @ Show & Tell

Toronto seems to be a vibrant cultural city and galleries such as Show & Tell Gallery and LE Gallery are leading the charge with an excellent and exciting roster of young artists to bring the new contemporary scene to the attention of the world.  This week sees Brian Donnelly open his new solo show “Blasphemies, Monstrosities, & Other Perversions” at Show & Tell. Read on for more preview images.

Update: Faile @ Perry Rubenstein Gallery (2010)

Apparently Faile wasn’t kidding around when they signed with Perry Rubenstein Gallery in their backyard of New York City. With a slated solo show coming in 2010, the NYC artist collective seems to be heads-down working on a fresh batch goodies. We found some fresh images of the elusive Faile Boxes and canvases created this year. Check out the Nixon-Bunny image (above)! Is this a hint of what’s coming for the 2010 show in NYC or are these for the FIAC art fair? If so, […]

Interviews / Studio Visits: D*Face

D*Face is undoubtedly one of the most important artists working within the realms of street art today. His bold compositions and daring outdoor work continues to push the boundaries to new levels. AM was lucky to be invited into D’s studio to carry out an interview with the man himself, just ahead of him flying out to New York for his much anticipated solo show at Jonathan Levine Gallery “Ludovico Aversion Therapy / All Your Dreams Belong To Us” (teased). Taking part of it’s name […]

Video: Nuart Documentary “Eloquent Vandals” Trailer

AM is a big supporter of Nuart Festival (previewed), so we are thrilled to bring you the trailer of “Eloquent Vandals,” a documentary covering last year’s event. Featuring work and interviews from D*Face, Nick Walker (interviewed), Dolk, Pøbel, Herakut (interviewed), Jimmy Cauty, Blek le Rat, Sten and Lex, Word To Mother (interviewed), Zeus, Know Hope (interviewed), Graffiti Research Lab, and Chris Stain (interviewed), this is going to make for very good viewing. A test screening of “Eloquent Vandals” will be held during the festival next week, another […]