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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Preview: Ron English – “Status Factory” @ Opera Gallery

Our friend, Ron English (featured), is about to put forth a new body of works for a pop-up gallery show in the middle of Soho with the help of Opera Gallery. This special show will open on Sunday, September 12th at 382 West Broadway and will run until October 29th. It features over 50 pieces consisting of new paintings & sculptures and was made with the OCC Museum in mind. Then, on November 10th, the traveling series will open at the Orange Coast College Foundation Frank […]

Teaser: Fecal Face 10 Year Anniversary Show

AM has been following the artists interviews our friends over at Fecal Face (SF’s definitive art portal for those who don’t know) have been posting up this month in regards to a monster show coming up in September.  Their 10 Year Anniversary show will include artists like Jeremy Fish (featured), David Choe (featured), Henry Gunderson (interviewed), Jeff Soto (featured), Richard Colman (interviewed), Shepard Fairey (featured), FAILE (featured), Ian Francis (featured), Sylvia Ji (interviewed), Anthony Lister (featured), and many others (full list after the jump). What […]

Check Out the Faile Temple Website

The wild ride for fans of Faile’s (featured) project for PortugalArte ‘10 isn’t about to stop soon as the impressive Temple installation has been extended for viewing until September 5th for anyone who is lucky enough to stop by Lisbon. For those who aren’t in the area and can’t get enough of photos of the Temple, our friends at Faile created a great site dedicated to giving you a detailed look into this project. Check it out at Also remember that Faile has a book “Faile: […]

Overtime: August 22 – 28

An introduction to Melinda Josie’s work. Greg Simkins and Stan Lee tagteam at Dragon Con. Tattooed baby sculpture from Jason Clay Lewis. New work from Zilda. Another pair of Basquiat Reeboks. Community service for Banksy forgers. An Ernest Pignon-Ernest retrospective (street artist from the 60s). Koons’ infamous “Made in Heaven” series back on view. A video interview with Miles Mendenhall at Half Gallery. Ansel Adams Trust sues. Gagosian’s personal art collection – in Abu Dhabi.

Video: Aiko Installation @ The Standard (Hollywood)

The Lady Aiko, who was recently in Los Angeles for the opening of her joint show “Vivid Fiction” (covered), lived for a week at The Standard in Hollywood. While staying at the hotel, she created an installation there with her signature stencils and imagery. Luckily for us, someone was around to get some footage. This was not the first time she has graced the walls of one of The Standard’s hotels as she has worked on the location in New York as well in the past. Via […]

Murakami x Britney Spears for POP Magazine

When Britney Spears posted up a photo on twitter of her and Takashi Murakami posing, fans could only wonder what they were up to. It turns out what they were working on was a photoshoot for POP magazine, quite an appropriate pairing for the princess of pop music and the king of pop art. Take a look at what they were working on under Murakami’s art direction (a look that is a cross between retro beauty pageant queen and manga inspired otaku fantasy) after the […]

Release Party: Poster Boy – “The War of Art” @ Carmichael Gallery

One of the few street artists out there who have earned their stripes, Poster Boy, meeting at least one of Saber’s criteria for street cred, has been released from prison and in return, will be releasing his first monograph – “The War of Art”. To celebrate, the Carmichael Gallery will be hosting a book release and signing on Saturday, August 28th from 6-8pm with some limited editions available as well as some videos of him at work. A portion of book and art sales will […]

Teaser: Barry McGee Mural (New York)

So, observant street art fans in New York must have noticed by now that Shepard Fairey’s much vandalized “These Parties Disgust Me” mural (done in conjunction with his “May Day” show at Deitch) has been covered with the scaffolding below rebuilt. Although there has been some speculation the preserved Os Gemeos mural underneath would once again re-emerge at the Houston and Bowery location, what AM has confirmed may be even more exciting…  The site will be a new canvas for another street legend soon – […]

Openings: Bäst – “Botulism” @ Lazarides Gallery

Lazarides’ latest exhibition at their Rathbone Place space opened on the 20th of August and showcased a solo exhibition by legendary Brooklyn artist Bäst. On show are a series of large scale works on canvas, paper and wood, along with several sculptural pieces, which sees the artist revisit and expand upon themes and styles he has been experimenting with for many years. The bold red and blue Key Foods posters once used as backdrops are here recreated as thick, textured acrylic and, on the canvas […]

Preview: Yoshitomo Nara Retrospective @ Asia Society

AM stopped by again at the Park Avenue Armory to check up on the progress of Yoshitomo Nara and YNG/graf during this week’s “Open Studio” session. This time, we got to take full pictures detailing some of the amazing strides made in the past two days since we last visited the crew. Nara’s of pseudo workspace was filled with what looks to be completed works on paper, most of which will be added to the upcoming retrospective at Asia Society in two weeks. We also got to meet […]