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Openings: Inaugural Group Show @ Guerrero Gallery

Last Saturday night saw the grand opening of San Francisco’s newest and very highly anticipated art space, Guerrero Gallery (previewed).  Founded by Andres Guerrero, artist (covered) and former partner/owner of White Walls, Guerrero Gallery is looking to break new and exciting ground in the Mission district and judging by opening, is off to a great start. The “Inaugural Group Show” features a staple of AM favorites including Shepard Fairey (covered), AJ Fosik (covered), Richard Colman, Adam 5100 (covered), Cleon Peterson (covered), Mike Giant (covered) and […]

Openings: Aaron Nagel – “Marks” @ Shooting Gallery

After 7 years in business, San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery celebrated their anniversary with a stellar solo show by Oakland based artist Aaron Nagel this past weekend. Entitled “Marks” (previewed), Aaron’s show features a bounty of breast-baring buxoms, many of whom have been impaled by arrows, carefully combining a controversial mix of religious iconography and contemporary portraiture, certain to leave a mark on the viewer. Surprisingly enough, Nagel is completely self taught and though his mastery of oils would lead you to assume otherwise, we here […]

Releases: Jeremy Fish – “As the Mind Wanders” Print

To celebrate the first leg of his “Road Less Traveled” touring print and art show, Jeremy Fish (featured) will be releasing a brand new, 21 color screenprint tomorrow, March 13th, at noon CST.  The print will release in conjunction with his opening show at OK Mountain Gallery in Austin Texas. Look for Jeremy to venture up to Andenken Gallery in Denver after, with stops planned in Germany, Oregon and Washington state throughout the summer. The publisher of Jeremy’s latest print, Decoder Ring, was kind enough […]

Openings: Manifest Equality – Los Angeles

Manifest Equality (previewed), the latest brainchild of the good people who brought us the Manifest Hope shows (covered), opened this week in the trendy Hollywood and Vine area of Los Angeles.  Featuring a full lineup of some of our favorite artists, Manifest Equality has successfully created another well curated and ambitious show, this time around focusing on the themes of Equality, Justice, Civil Rights, Respect, Unity and Love. With artworks donated by such artists as Barry McGee, Swoon, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Gary Baseman, Clare […]

Openings: Mike Giant @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea – Milan

Following his successful show last year at France’s Magda Danysz (covered), Mike Giant returned to the EU to open his “Welcome to Frisco” show last Thursday night at Milan’s Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea.  Featuring his trademark clean lines and tattooed subjects, Giant’s showing looks to be a great introduction to the San Francisco aesthetic and culture for the Milanese people. More pictures after the jump.

Streets: TrustoCorp in New York City

TrustoCorp, who we last saw in Los Angeles and Miami, has recently hit up New York City with a fresh batch of newly modified street signs. Now implementing government-grade reflective vinyl in all their work, TrustoCorp’s latest campaign blends in almost seamlessly with the urban landscape, yet still maintains enough of a presence to be noticed by the NY Post.  Word on the street is that TrustoCorp will be heading to San Francisco next, stay tuned!

Releases: “The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds”

Upper Playground has just announced a surprise print release produced in conjunction with SA Studios and the Weinstein Company. “The Lost Art of Inglorious Basterds” will feature some of the heaviest hitters from the UP roster, including David Choe (featured), Alex Pardee, Jeremy Fish (featured) Sam Flores and many, many more. The giclee prints will be limited to an edition of only six per image, will also be signed by Quentin Tarantino and best of yet, all proceeds will be donated to the American Red […]

Openings: “Never a Dull Moment” @ White Walls

Opening alongside Antistrot last weekend in San Francisco (covered) was the phenomenal group show, “Never a Dull Moment” at White Walls. Featuring a stellar lineup including Augustine Kofie, The Clayton Brothers (featured), Remi/Rough, and many more, this latest showing is another expertly curated exhibition by the dandy darling, iO Tillet Wright. Featuring a refreshing blend of both photography and painting, this is one show that truly lives up to it’s name.  More photos after the jump.

Interviews: Handiedan

In a letter written in 1906 to poet Alexander Blok, renowned Russian novelist Andrey Bely remarked on Paris’ red-light district destination Moulin Rouge: “Naked feet, and thighs, and arms, and breasts were being flung on me from bloody-red foam of translucent clothes.. In front of my nose a stream of bowler hats and black veils was still pulsing, foamy with bluish green and warm orange of feathers worn by the night beauties.” His description of the infamous “Red Mill” strikes one as much more scintillating […]

Openings: Antistrot – “Solid Cold” @ Shooting Gallery

Antistrot is a Dutch collective consisting of six artists who met while in art school in the mid-90’s. AM was on hand to catch up with two of the members, Silas and Johan, as they put the finishing touches on the group’s latest show which opened last weekend in San Francisco at the Shooting Gallery. “Solid Cold” features close to two dozen new pieces from the group, each one made in a fully collaborative state with multiple artists working off and with each other at […]