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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Streets: Faile

It looks like Faile (featured) has been getting back to their roots and getting up around New York after finishing their latest project – moving the Faile/Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade to the Big Apple (covered). By the way, if you haven’t had a chance to play with the custom arcade games designed by the artists as part of that epic install, check out this video footage from Dante Ross. For a closer look the the gender bending piece above, look after the jump, but for […]

Interviews / Showing: Ekundayo – “Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow” @ Thinkspace Gallery

AM recently stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to check out Ekundayo’s (featured) latest show “Joy Today Jeopardy Tomorrow” which included this pretty sick mural install (seen above). We also had a chance to chat with the artist and followup on our studio visit by interviewing him in regards to this new body of work. Make sure you stop by to check out the show for yourself as this is the last week it will be up. Questions and answers after the jump…

Preview: Emma Tooth – “Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People” @ Derby Museum & Art Gallery

This Friday, July 2nd, sees Emma Tooth’s debut museum showing open at Derby Museum and Art Gallery in an artistic showdown 250 years in the making!. Emma Tooth vs. Joseph Wright of Derby come together in “Extraordinary Portraits of Ordinary People”. AM thinks that Emma may have the edge over Joseph, with him being deceased and all, but we look forward to this bout featuring the two Derbyshire based painters. Emma’s Consilium Plebis paintings will be exhibited alongside the 18th Century painter’s work from the Museum’s […]

Streets: Banksy @ Glastonbury 2010

Glastonbury, the largest open-air music and performing arts festival in the world, opened last week in the UK. Along with a long and diverse list of music acts like the Pet Shop Boys, Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Norah Jones, Gorillaz, Mos Def, Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson among many others, artists well known to us were on hand to throw up pieces all around the venue. One of these was none other than Banksy with this piece on the perimeter. More images after the jump…

Art Basel Switzerland 2010 – Part 2

As promised, we continue our coverage of Art Basel Switzerland 2010 by bringing you images of the contemporary works in the fair. Of course, almost all of today’s leading artists were represented at the show, making it literally a who’s who of the contemporary art scene. As with fairs in the recent past, Ed Ruscha seemed to be very hot, with his significant pop-text pieces popping up at several booths. Another artist that was perhaps even more highly visible at the show was American painter […]

Openings: “Not Quite Open for Business” @ The Hole

Earlier last week we gave you a sneak preview of the gallery space that is likely to contend as the heir apparent to the famed Deitch Projects. On Saturday night “The Hole” officially opened its doors for it’s anticipated inaugural show “Not Quite Open for Business”. As the titled indicated the launch had a flair all it’s own with many fresh but “not quite finished” creations that matched the crispy new space. Launching in the heart of Soho between Prince and Spring, it seemed as though many of […]

Preview: Christie’s – Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction June 30 @ London

As we break out the sunblock and sandals and transition from Spring to Summer, and loved ones around us are graduating, auction season rages on. Tomorrow night, Christie’s in London will host their Post-War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction. The works contained in the event are diverse and of the very highest quality. There is something for everyone — provided you are a millionaire. It ranges from the relatively young and emerging, such as rising stars Matthew Day Jackson, Tal R, and Jules de Balincourt, […]

Preview: KAWS x Medicom – Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket

Yesterday, we gave you a detailed look at KAWS’ first ever museum exhibition at the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. Simply mind boggling right? With the amount of great artwork and stunning installations, we almost missed this lone prototype vinyl figure encased on a simple pedestal. Upon closer inspection we noticed it was Pinocchio reworked in a style that only KAWS could do. Next to it was a museum info card: “Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket, 2010 – Produced by Medicom Toy, Copyright Disney”. The million dollar […]

Overtime: June 20 – 26

Mike Maxwell goes big at the Hive. Which street artists have the biggest penises? New work from Labrona. Eine completes alphabet street. Peres closing LA gallery and expanding in Berlin. Get a taste of The Fisher Collection at SFMOMA now. Guy Denning at work. Damien Hirst and Michael Joo video interview. A polaroid auction for the ages. Good news from Art Basel. the China Guardian auction house beats out Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Tim Burton retrospective coming to LACMA next year. Read about Dash Snow and […]

Art Basel Switzerland 2010 – Part 1

There are many art fairs each year around the world, but there is one that draws the biggest galleries, the most eye-popping works of art and the wealthiest collectors, and that of course is Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. This year, for the first time, AM was there for the big show, and we couldn’t have been more impressed. And it seemed that the top-end collectors were also impressed, as the show was packed and buzzing from preview to closing, with many galleries reporting excellent […]