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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Judith Supine’s Studio – Another Look

Judith Supine’s studio must be a popular destination as we have seen pics from visits before (here and here). It’s pretty amazing what this master of collage is able to do with all the chaotic bits of images he saves or creates. Hopefully, we’ll be able to see some street pieces and/or a solo from him in Los Angeles soon. More images after the jump.

Video: Andy Warhol – The Last Decade @ the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is currently showing “Warhol’s Last Decade”, an appropriately named exhibition showcasing Andy Warhol’s later work. Known as the most experimental and risky work of his career, he introduced abstraction into his work with series such as “Oxidation Paintings, Shadows, Yarn, Rorschachs, Camouflage; produced his signature “fright wig” self-portraits; and revealed his Catholicism in Black and White Ads and the ambitious series based on Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper.” During this late period, Warhol was influenced greatly by his collaboration with […]

Studio Visits: Nate Frizzell

After hanging out with Nate Frizzell at Baby Tattooville, AM stopped by his studio last week to check out the progress for his show opening this weekend. Nate showed us some of the paintings and drawings for “Lost in the Thicket” opening at LeBasse Projects this Saturday, October 17th as well as hinted of a special installation that he will be working on for the show. We walked away impressed by the amount of detail and thought he put behind this new cohesive body of […]

Update: Lori Earley – “Laments and Lullabies” @ Opera Gallery (London)

A pretty big show that is sneaking up on us opens this Friday, October 16th in London at the Opera Gallery.  Lori Earley has been working on this show “Laments and Lullabies” for about two years now and we can’t wait to see the new body of work.  Here is a new image “Ms. Pemberton” that Lori sent us to share with our readers.  We’ll have more coverage to follow but for now check out another image after jump (the same that we teased you […]

Streets: Elbow-Toe

Elbow-Toe (interviewed) has been putting up consistently good work since his Black Rat Press show in July. His thoughtful and always meaningful work continues to impress us – this piece takes an old tale (the old woman who lived in a shoe) and puts a twist on it.  This seems to be a common theme in some his work as he likes to re-appropriate stories or images for completely different reasons. Take a look at his recent work after the jump, and make sure to […]

Video: Blu Mural @ Deitch (Timelapse)

Blu has released a timelapse video of the “machine” mural he was working on at Deitch that we told you about previously.  Take a look from start to finish as he transforms the building with gears and levers over several days.  No doubt after completing this project, this prolific artist is off to paint somewhere else in the world. Discuss Blu here.

Baby Tattooville ’09 – Reverse Studio Visits – Elizabeth McGrath

On Saturday, Oct. 3rd, just an hour or so before the big KMNDZ reveal, Elizabeth a.k.a. Bloodbath Mcgrath held a reverse studio visit alongside Miss Mindy (more on that later) giving patrons an insight to her sculptural techniques. As an added bonus, Liz provided the Baby Tattooville guests with their own clay, allowing them to create their own personal mini works of art. Also on display were the hand cast cleavers that Liz so generously provided in every guest’s grab bag. More pictures after the […]

Auctions: Sekoto Painting Sets Record for the South African Artist at Auction

There occasionally is some good news to come out of the down art market in this global recession.  On October 6, Sotheby’s hosted their Impressionist and Modern Art sale, which included Russian and Latin American Art.  Sotheby’s also snuck in this piece by South African artist Gerard Sekoto, a self-taught painter.  The 20×24″ oil on canvas (1945-1947) painting was estimated to sell between $100,000-150,000.  It smashed that estimate to hammer at $542,500 (inclusive of buyer’s premium). More after the jump…

Events: Sketch Tuesday @ 111 Minna

On the last Tuesday of September, AM visited 111 Minna Gallery for their monthly installment of Sketch Tuesdays.  Originally held a once a year at Southern Exposure under the moniker “Moniker Drawing Rally”, the event has now grown to a monthly event featuring an ever changing cast of Bay Area artists.  November’s installment of Sketch Tuesdays fell on the eve of 111 Minna‘s “Neighborhoods” show (opening/setup) and featured many of the “Neighborhoods” artists.  In attendance were such SF luminaries as Mike Giant, Matt Furie, N8 […]

Openings: Ron English – “Nimbus Vapor” @ Opera Gallery

Ron English has been a busy man since his show at Elm’s Lester (studio visit and opening). Last month, he “tagged” the skyline of NYC with clouds (here) in preparation for his curated show “Nimbus Vapor” at Opera Gallery (previewed). Last week AM attended the opening of Ron’s curated take on the most important street artists of our time consisting of a hall of fame lineup consisting of names such as Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Banksy, Blek Le Rat, Daze, Crash, Shepard Fairey (featured), Faile, Futura, Logan […]