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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Preview: Conor Harrington – “Headless Heroes” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Next week, Irish sensation Conor Harrington (interviewed) will show a new body of work entitled “Headless Heroes” (teased). A master mixologist when it comes to urban/fine art, Conor will be opening his show on Friday (Oct 30th) at Lazarides (Rathbone Place), following the Micallef show. The theme of this show will not only focus on the masculine side of the world, but also the inclusion of the female form. We look forward to see the intricate details that we’ve come to expect from the layers […]

Baby Tattooville ’09 – Reverse Studio Visits – Audrey Kawasaki

While Greg “Craola” Simkins worked on his painting just a few feet away, AM favorite Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) was busy working on yet another piece for her upcoming show “Hajimari – a prelude” for Jonathan LeVine (teased) later this year. Watching Audrey layer colors and skin tones delicately over an initial sketch on wood was a real treat as well as a great insight to her process. More pictures after the jump.

Auction: Tsang Tsou Choi

The late Tsang Tsou Choi, or the self-styled “King of Kowloon”, recently had one of his pieces sell for $65,000 at Sotheby’s (seven times the estimate). We remember learning about this prolific “street artist” during some childhood summers spent in Hong Kong before we even knew what art was, let alone “street art.” It definitely piqued our interest then and has continued to stay in our memories till this day. Tsang died in 2007 but spent most of his life putting up his style of […]

Showing: Chet Zar – “Lilith” @ Copro Gallery

AM had the chance to stop by Copro Gallery the other day to check out Chet Zar’s current show “Lilith.”  This will be the last weekend the show is on display, so make sure to take a look if you are in town. Chet does not paint female figures that often, so this was definitely something new to feast your eyes on. The colors he chose really complemented the mood he was trying to achieve as you can see painting above (purchased by Guillermo del […]

David Hockney’s iPhone paintings

David Hockney, widely considered to be one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, has made an even bigger splash this week in the art world as it has been revealed that he has created hundreds of unique paintings using the iPhone application Brushes (many of which, interestingly enough, can be found in homes residing in the virtual world of Second Life). Hockney, of course, is no stranger to the evolution of art alongside technology.  In 1985, Hockney was a proponent of the […]

Releases: Slinkachu – “The High Life”

The last time we saw Slinkachu, he was busy in a Grottaglie alleyway creating his largest work yet for the FAME Festival (covered).  Well, looks like the photographer/street artist is back with a new release which he also created in Italy, this time the installation “was placed near the local fly-tipping area and dog pound – the high life indeed!”  This latest print is available in either small or large formats, through Studiocromie and Andipa Gallery respectively. More detail and location shots after the jump.

Preview: Gregory Euclide @ David B. Smith Gallery

If you like the wonderfully textured and sculptural works of artists such as Adam Neate, you’ll need to check out Gregory Euclide’s show (teased) opening tonight at David B. Smith Gallery.  The seamless fusion of 2-D and 3-D elements by Euclide are definitely a breath a fresh air among the artists in the familiar gallery circuit. More preview images after the jump…

Releases: Jeff Soto – “The Three Friends” and “Nature’s Splendor”

Next Monday, Oct. 26th will be a good day for Jeff Soto fans as the Inland Empire artist will be releasing a total of four new giclee prints through his online store, Potato Stamp.  The first three, appropriately entitled “The Three Friends”, come as a set and recreate three of the watercolor pieces he showed RVCA’s “Whammy!” show (covered).  The set will sell for $120 with all three prints measuring in at 10″ X 10,” edition of 100. The second release, “Nature’s Splendor”, is a […]

Openings: “Three Apples” Hello Kitty Show @ Royal T

Hate it or love it, Hello Kitty (HK) is alive and well, thriving in fact. This globally recognized icon kicked off her birthday festivities with last night’s VIP opening of “3 Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty” at Royal/T Cafe (if you remember, a previous KAWS event was held there) in Culver City. Reveling in a stat that might make most women cringe, “3 Apples,” publicly references this 35-year-old’s weight. Don’t worry, Ms. Kitty, three apples doesn’t really weigh that much. Some […]

Interviews: Eric Nakamura – “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum

The “Giant Robot Biennale – 15 Years” exhibition is set to open tomorrow at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in the heart of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. We are looking forward to seeing what looks to be a fantastic show with artists such as David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), James Jean (interviewed), Souther Salazar, kozyndan, Rob Sato, Jack Long and many more. Also, we had the opportunity to talk with the man behind it all – Eric Nakamura, one of the founders of […]