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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Scott Musgrove with Jonathan Levine @ SCOPE

A project by Scott Musgrove that we first told you about here has finally come to fruition – just in time for Art Basel Week. He will be unveiling one of the massive bronze sculptures he has been working on entitled “The Great Lesser PlantSampler” (measuring 66 x 60 inches) at the SCOPE sculpture garden and for a nominal fee of $38K, you can bring one of these babies home with you from Miami. (more info at the Jonathan Levine booth) Take a look at […]

Andy Warhol’s Eight Elvises Sells for $100 million

One month after Andy Warhol‘s 200 One Dollar Bills sells for $43.8 million at auction, The Economist has reported that his Eight Elvises painting sold privately for $100 million– a number that only Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning and Gustav Klimt has achieved for a single sale.  It is a unique piece and measures 12 feet. With one of the most vibrant markets of any artist, Warhol continues to be as relevant as he’s ever been.  This particular painting merges the most popular […]

A Road Map to Art Basel Week Miami 2009

Here’s a condensed road map of the main fairs we’ll be hitting up as well as a breakdown of all the special events worth checking out while in Miami below. This is by no means a full listing of all the fairs or special events, but these are the main events happening that feature artists and galleries from our movement. There will be much to discover out of sheer happenstance once in Miami. Look for the AM crew at every turn, as we’ll be out […]

Preview: Art Basel Week Miami ’09 – Mark Moore x Kenichi Yokono

Los Angeles’ Mark Moore Gallery sent us a few preview images of works by Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono that will be shown at their booth at Pulse Miami 09. Yokono’s graphic and often grotesque woodblocks – which are carved and painted, but not printed – garnered him invitations to several of Takashi Murakami’s early Geisai fairs, but it wasn’t until Yokono’s self-sponsored installation at Pulse NYC 06 that he started getting attention outside of Japan. Since then, Yokono has shown several times with Mark Moore […]

World Tour: Japan with Nick Walker

It’s been a while since our last “World Tour” feature from Japan (here), so naturally, we were excited that Nick Walker (interviewed) dropped in on the land of the rising sun to do a little “street work” for his Japanese fans. Following up on his infamous “The Morning After” series (here and here), he visited locations in Tokyo and Osaka to do some “hits” with some long time favorites along with some new creations. In addition, he also participated in a live painting session where he […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Thinkspace @ Aqua

Thinkspace Gallery will be showing at the Aqua Fair this year with a group of artists including Brian M. Viveros, Mr. Jago, Kris Lewis (interviewed), Ekundayo, Scott Radke (interviewed), Yosuke Ueno, Joao Ruas, Brett Amory, Sarah Joncas, Allison Sommers (interviewed), Tran Nguyen, Nathan DeYoung, Tony Philippou, Imminent Disaster, and Seth Armstrong. Also, as you can see from the image above, they will be bringing along work from Damon Soule to Art Basel Week, a preview for his much anticipated show with them in February of […]

Openings: HK Venture (Part I) – Ashley Wood

Well-known Australian comic book artist and illustrator Ashley Wood recently headlined a group show in Hong Kong. Our HK correspondent Andy Li was on hand to take some pics of the “HK Venture” also featuring toys and figures from Threezero, Kenny Wong, Colan Ho, and Mak Siu Fung. The other Aussie artist in the show was Jeremy Geddes, whose works we were quite taken with (pics saved for Part II post) Images all after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – CHIMERA @ SCOPE

One of the projects we are excited about this year at Art Basel Week is CHIMERA curated by David Hunt.  The show will feature large-scale works installed around SCOPE by 15 artists including Pedro Barbeito, Melissa Brown, Doze Green, Luis Macias, Christof Mascher, Fernando Mastrangelo, Dave McDermott, Ted O’Sullivan, Christoph Steinmeyer, Ouattara Watts, Andrzej Zielinski, Kevin Zucker, and Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA – who is fresh off the big MASP show in Brazil. Of course, as you can see above, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will also be […]

Showing: “Natural Selection” @ Atkinson Gallery (UK)

When we heard about an exhibition that was to be curated by Elms Lester at the prestigious Atkinson Gallery in Somerset, it definitely stoked our interest. Then, when we read that the list of artists participating  included Adam Neate (interviewed), Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Anthony Lister (interviewed), James Marshall aka DALEK (interviewed), Futura, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed), Ron English (featured), Stash, and WK Interact, we knew it was an exhibition to keep an eye on. “Natural Selection” will be on display until […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Joshua Liner Gallery @ SCOPE

For this year’s Art Basel, Joshua Liner will be bringing art from a diverse group of artists including Cleon Peterson, David Kassan, Evan Hecox, James Roper, Kris Kuksi, Shawn Barber, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed), Tony Curanaj, Travis Louie (interviewed), and Dave Kinsey (look at the fantastic piece above). If you have ever been to the Miami fairs in years past, you’ll know that Josh always puts on a good show.  He’ll be at SCOPE this year so make sure you stop by to see […]