There’s been a lot of buzz between Toronto and Brooklyn regarding Jose Parla’s incredible mural/installation called The Concord Project. We’ve pieced together this moving story with the help of our friend Simon at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. Basically, these pieces are destined for Toronto as a public arts project sponsored by Concord Pacific, in an effort to give back to the community. Jose started this project this summer and just finished it for the soon to be lucky residents of T-Dot. We’ll be bringing […]
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Last month we brought you a teaser of Kaws with his ginormous 5 meter high companion. Created to greet guests entering Kowloon’s Harbour City in for Hong Kong, the awe inspiring figure has arrived safely for it’s October 3rd opening entitled “Passing Through”. It appears that the city is preparing for the opening with assorted character wall paper installations to compliment the exhibition at the main entrances. There will also be specialized Kaws items available including shirts, mugs & stickers in their shop commemorating this event. Wish we […]
tasj vol ii – issue ii is now out! This issue marks part 1 of the tasj’s Backstage series. It features comprehensive interviews with art world personalities Mark Jenkins (artist and curator of Les Grandes Traversées in France), Rae McGrath (owner of Brooklynite Gallery), Angelo Milano (founder of Fame Festival), Martyn Reed (founder of Nuart), Jacob Samuel (master printmaker and founder of Edition Jacob Samuel), Marc and Sara Schiller (founders of Wooster Collective and authors of Trespass), Stefan Simchowitz (artistic director of Portugal Arte) and […]
It’s about time we broke some news that we’ve been holding our breath on. Glen E. Friedman is going to exhibit his “Fuck You All” show on November 6th at SF’s 941 Geary Gallery. The renowned photographer whom has transcended generations with his iconic snapshots of hip hop and punk legends. Documenting many cornerstone figures/groups prior to their crossover into mainstream cultural acceptance; Glen has worked with the likes of Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, Tony Alva, Bad Brains and Cornell West to name just a few. […]
Sometimes things just creep up on us. Didn’t it seem like yesterday that we were in Riverside covering the monster art retreat that is Baby Tattooville? Well, the annual weekend extravaganza is nearly upon us as we count down to BBTV 2010. With a line-up consisting of Robert Williams, Suzanne Williams, Michael Hussar, Ron English, Johnny Ryan, Spain, Anthony Ausgang, Van Arno, COOP, and William Stout, it’s no wonder that memberships sold out early. However, we have just received a bit of exclusive good news […]
We recently gave you a look at the latest batch of work that Hush (interviewed) has been working on. This series named “Distant Portraits” focuses more on the intent and emotions of his mysterious Geishas in the urban environment. Our question was where is it going to be shown at? We’re happy to announce that New York will be the next stop in Hush’s tour. After shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, Hush will finally be landing in the Big Apple for a pop-up gallery show presented […]
AM brings you a quick peek into Krista Huot’s (interviewed) Canadian studio in anticipation of her upcoming show this Saturday at Corey Helford. The exhibition will be a joint venture with MIA & Korin Faught with this being the second feature for Ms. Huot with CHG. Check it out after the jump.
AM friend Akino Kondoh has just been announced as one of the artists making “the Shortlist“ for the Guggenheim’s first annual Youtube Play: a Biennial of Creative Video. Wittled down from over 23,000 videos in over 91 countries, Akino will be one of 125 finalists to go before a panel of distinguished judges including Takashi Murakami, Marilyn Minter and Ryan McGinley. The panel will have one month to pick the 20 videos to be presented at the Biennial on October 21st. Murakami could be making it to […]
Last week, AM attended the opening for Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) art installation for the Standard Hotel in NYC. This unique exhibition has Anthony creating a special sculpture edition of masks, guns, knives and more using his renowned style. Each mixed media original is hand created and painted by Mr. Lister with 30 pieces in the collection created exclusively for the Standard. Most of the works were snatched up immediately, but you may contact the store to purchase remaining pieces here. Even though the city was overloaded […]
On Thursday, AM braved the stormy streets of New York to attend the launch event at Faile’s pop-up gallery where the Brooklyn duo kicked off the release of their soon-to-be bestseller “Prints + Originals 1999–2009” (previewed). Published by Gestalten, this hefty book gives us an inside look at the bread and butter behind Faile’s rise to prominence – the prints and their unique silkscreening/collaging techniques. Also, the Patricks have made multiple variants of the book. From hand signed “studio editions” to limited silk-screened versions (5 different covers front and back in editions […]