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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Openings: SHAG – “Autumn’s Come Undone” @ Corey Helford Gallery

SHAG’s epic show at Corey Helford Gallery opened to a packed house last weekend in the Culver City arts district. Parties, good food, drinks aplenty, music, beautiful people, immaculate modern homes with mid-century furniture – in general, the hedonistic lifestyle of suburbia have always been the mainstay of SHAG’s paintings. As we mentioned in the preview, his work takes a more somber turn as he seems to have grown tired consumerism and decadent focus of his characters and in his own life. However, this turn […]

Preview: Sashie Masakatsu – “De Facto Standard” @ Mizuma Gallery

Masakatsu Sashie is preparing to show back at his home country of Japan at Mizuma Galley after a recent show in LA. Opening this Saturday, November 26th, the show will run until the day after Christmas. We expect his signature urban orbs floating over ominous landscapes, but as the title of the show also hints at, Sashie is not merely content with having his art meet some arbitrary “De Facto Standard.” He seeks to push his talents to another level. This latest body of work also […]

Releases: Above – “First Love”

The ever evolving street artist Above (interviewed) has just released in his online store a stunning new print of his Valentines Day image from earlier this year.  Composed of 12 colors, this screenprint measures in at an impressive 22″ x 30″ (55cm. X 76cm.), comes hand embossed, numbered and signed.  With two variants accompanying the release (the hand embellished one is already sold out), expect there to be something for any Above fan. Pictures of the variant editions after the jump.

Preview: David Choe – “Grifters” Group Show @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

As we mentioned in our teaser, “Grifters” will be rolling into town early next month at Rathbone Place. However, it looks like David Choe is already in London getting ready for the super-group show at Lazarides as well as wreaking havoc on the streets. Take a look at some more watercolors he’s been working on as well as a collab piece he threw up (unfortunately buffed already) – all after the jump…

Openings: Will Barras – “Darling We’re Leaving” @ FIFTY24SF

Will Barras’ nearly sold out show, “Darling We’re Leaving” at FIFTY24SF will be closing later this week. AM had the opportunity to visit the artist during the install (though it was more of a week-long live painting session) as Will effortlessly crafted his narrative, weaving it between the walls and the wooden canvases, smoothly expressing a fluid stream of consciousness and spontaneous storytelling full of lust, compassion, fear and longing. Barras, being the overall nice guy that he is, set this show at very attractive […]

Preview: Damien Hirst – “Nothing Matters” @ White Cube

Damien Hirst continues his attempt to paint as well as Rembrandt (easy according to him) with a solo show tonight at White Cube (both Hoxton Square and Mason’s Yard locations) in London. Barely a month after his opening at the Wallace Collection (in fact, show there continues until the end of January), the formaldehyde king returns with 19 new paintings. This body of work is heavy with omens and foreshadowings of death including crows, blood splatters, skeletal forms, skulls and empty chairs among other things […]

Preview: Raymond Pettibon @ Sadie Coles HQ – London

Influential American artist, Raymond Pettibon will be opening a exhibition tonight in London at Sadie Coles HQ. Included in the show will be a series of new drawings along with a number of seminal pieces from the 1980’s. Definitely take time to attend this show if you are in the UK and also look for more coverage of Pettibon’s show coming up at World Class Boxing at this year’s Art Basel Miami. Another image after the jump…

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Team Gallery x Ryan McGinley

After having been featured by Team Gallery at Art Basel Switzerland, the gallery is bringing Ryan McGinley’s newest works to Art Basel Miami.  The photographs being shown at the fair continues his Moonmilk series (remember his show at Alison Jacques Gallery?) and also includes some images from his most recent road trip.  The settings involve locations deep beneath the earth’s surface and now some on or above it.  They integrate the nude body into scenes of nature, almost blending them into one. More images and […]

Releases: CheTrooper Bust by Urban Medium

Urban Medium recently released a whole new colorway series of their long sold out CheTrooper Bust. Standing at 7.5″, these vinyl sculptures are limited to only fifty pieces per colorway and are expected to sell out quickly. For more information, check out their online store; more pictures after the jump.

Openings: Steve “ESPO” Powers @ White Walls

AM visited Steve “ESPO” Powers on the opening day of his “This Woman’s Work” show (previewed) at White Walls in San Francisco. ESPO held back no punches as he furiously assembled, painted and tagged an entire show in just a few days. After recently completing his Philadelphia Love Letter Project, it came as a pleasant surprise to see ESPO getting back to his early roots with hundreds, if not thousands, of tags and throw-ups covering almost all indoor wall surfaces. An installation of a hundred […]