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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Releases: Ron English – “Super Size Me” (Halloween Edition)

Ron English (featured) and Secret Base have a special treat for your Halloween celebrations. They have teamed up to to produce a limited edition “Super Size Me” figure from English, but this time, a Halloween skeletal edition.  The figure comes in two colors and will be available from Armth. More images after the jump…

Openings: LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition (NYC) @ Deitch Projects

As anticipated, the highly praised “Stages” exhibition made it’s US debut yesterday in a beautiful pop-up space hosted by Deitch Projects in New York’s Soho district. As we mentioned when the show debuted in Paris (covered), “Stages” is a traveling exhibition curated by Nike and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation to elevate awareness of the fight against cancer with some of the art world’s most influential artists. AM was invited to attend the press preview and to speak with the all-star cast of artists about their works. We […]

Happy Halloween!

Don’t know what to dress up as for Halloween?  Why not take inspiration from your favorite artist and dress up as a piece of art (like the Banksy fans above)?  Or, Dr. Sketchy’s is always a nice place to look for ideas (Ron English costume and Tara McPherson costume, David Stoupakis costume).  Enjoy yourselves tonight and stay safe.

Preview: Ron English – “Immortal Underground” @ Opera Gallery (New York)

As we mentioned yesterday, Ron English (featured) is looking for “cowgirls” for a special performance during the opening of his “Immortal Underground” exhibition.  Just half a year after his solo at Elms Lester (covered) and curating the “Nimbus Vapor” show (covered) earlier this month, he’s back with a new body of work on November 12th at the Opera Gallery in New York. Take a look at some preview images after the jump…

Andy Warhol Donation to MoMA Rejected in 1956

Collect art long enough and you will start to reminisce about those pieces you had the opportunity to purchase, but passed on.  Those works are now out of your budget and you think you will never again have the chance at buying from that artist again.  Now, consider how you would feel if someone offered you the same artwork, but instead of having to pay for it, you get it for free…and you turn it down.  Then, start to imagine that said artist turns out […]

Preview: Logan Hicks / C215 – Parallel Universe @ Show and Tell Gallery

We last saw  Logan Hicks’ (interviewed) and C215’s work together in a gallery just last week in London at the Green Day art show at StolenSpace (covered), which Logan curated and featured C215’s work. Next stop on the world tour sees the two stencil artists together for a joint show at Toronto’s Show & Tell Gallery. Whilst using similar techniques and output mediums, the two artists’ subjects are worlds apart – Logan is renowned for his urban landscape based work, whilst Christian is best known […]

Preview: Oliver Vernon – “Double Down” @ Irvine Contemporary

Our friend Oliver Vernon is about to premier a new set of work at the Irvine Contemporary tonight (6pm).  The show “Double Down” consists of the next stage in Oliver’s already psychedelic and well rendered 3-D visual works, utilizing gouache, ink and acrylic to create his complex compositions. During his show at Joshua Liner Gallery (covered) and his last show down here in DC (covered), we caught ourselves and others staring at his work trying to take in all the detail. Another incentive to stop […]

Openings: Conor Harrington – “Headless Heroes” @ Lazarides

Conor Harrington‘s (interviewed) solo show entitled “Headless Heroes” opened last night at Lazarides Gallery in London, and AM went along to take a look at the new pieces Conor had been working on since his last showing at Kinsey/DesForges in Los Angeles along with his partner, artist Chloe Early (covered). The new body of work saw some familiar and always welcome themes in Conor’s “weekend warriors,” as he has termed them – representations of men in military regalia who dress up for the weekend to relive past colonial triumphs, interwoven […]

Ron English Cowgirl Casting Call

For a certain subset of art fans, there is no greater joy than participating in the creation of art themselves. For example, it could be posing for live drawing sessions like Dr. Sketchy’s (seen above), becoming photoreferences for their favorite artists’ paintings, or playing a part in an art show’s opening festivities. It seems the next opportunity has come knocking… Ron English’s (featured) show “Immortal Underground” will be opening at the New York Opera Gallery on November 12th.  He is now holding a casting call […]

Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School with Tara McPherson

We can’t seem to get enough of Tara McPherson and Molly Crabapple since drawing along side them at Baby Tattooville in the Riverside Art Museum (covered). So, AM decided to stop by and get in a little schooling with a special edition of NYC’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School featuring none other than our friend Tara McPherson. For this special session a “life drawing” model was transformed into a beautiful & seductive “Lonely Heart” siren. More after the jump.