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Aurel Schmidt T-Shirts for Opening Ceremony

If you have been following artist Aurel Schmidt’s work, you may notice that she prefers to draw litter, debris, or ephemera that you could find in any trash bin or on the ground within a few steps of any busy city street.  Take, for example, the above drawing. The piece hangs in Opening Ceremony’s Ace Hotel shop and now has been been used to create 11 t-shirts, each one containing a different letter from the original artwork.  You can purchase one for $60 each at […]

Kathy Grayson to Carry the Deitch Projects Torch

For those who have been living under an art world rock for the past few months, let us give you a quick recap of the biggest news to come out of NYC in a while. Jeffrey Deitch was selected to become the new director of Los Angeles’s MOCA. Due to potential conflicts, he will not be able to operate his gallery, Deitch Projects, while at his new position, and will be forced to close shop. Because Deitch Projects – one of the most innovative, fresh, […]

Preview: Abstract Expressionist USPS Stamps

For those of you who want to collect legitimately reproduced images of Abstract Expressionist work, but have only $0.44 to spend on each, your day has come.  On March 11, the US Postal Service releases a set of 10 commemorative stamps featuring artwork by such legends as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Hans Hofmann, and Clyfford Still. The ten paintings were selected by Art Director Ethel Kessler and Art Historian Jonathan Fineberg and provides a great representation of the vital movement. List of […]

Openings: Nobuyoshi Araki – “Araki: A Perspective” @ Prism

West Hollywood’s fledgling, ambitious, and architecturally magnificent Prism gallery opened its second exhibition this past weekend. Delivering on their promise to show internationally recognized artists, Prism hosted the controversial and legendary Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, with a selection of about 70 of his works. The Tokyo-based artist is one of Japan’s most accomplished, notable, and respected photographers. His photos explore topics including love and sex and features his wife, Yoko, in much of his work. More after the jump…

Openings: Andreas Gursky @ Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)

This past March 4th will end up being a significant date in the history of Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The standard-bearer of all contemporary art galleries in the world premiered a major addition to their 90210 space. In addition, Andreas Gursky, one of the most well-known artists working in the photography medium, opened his newest major solo exhibition at the gallery. The expansion, designed by Richard Meier, features 5,000 square-feet of gallery space added on to the already existing 6,600 square-foot building. The new […]

Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” @ Team Gallery

We at AM sometimes worry about Ryan McGinley – with all the work he accomplishes, it seems he never sleeps. That, or he is one of the most efficient and productive artists around. Fresh off his Olympics video and photo essay, Pringles of Scotland campaign, and solo exhibition at The Breeder, the phenomenal photographer opens his latest one-man show, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, on March 18 at Team Gallery. From what we see so far, the show seems to consist of black and white portraits, […]

News Roundup: Feb 13-20

Audrey Kawasaki warming up for a new body of work. A book signing tour for Camille Rose Garcia for her Alice in Wonderland book and a new trailer for the movie Art by Naoko Ito from jars x branches. Ceramic animation by Sam3. Speculators attempt to cash in on Banksy mural and in related news, the “Banksy pub” sells well below original estimates – new owner plans to paint it over. Animal Collective collaborates with Danny Perez on a site-specific performance piece that will transform the Guggenheim […]

Ryan McGinley “Moonmilk” Book Available Again

Photographer extraordinaire Ryan McGinley’s Moonmilk book, released on occasion of his solo exhibition of the same name at Alison Jacques Gallery, sold out with quickness the first time it was released. Some who missed out on this initial offering shelled out about $200-250 for the book on the secondary market. Well, for those who want the book, missed out the first time, and want it at an affordable price from the primary source, you are in luck – Mörel Books has made a second edition […]

Showing: Aaron Young – “The Right Way To Do Wrong” @ Gagosian Gallery (Bevery Hills)

It’s not enough that Southern California currently enjoys perfect sunshiny weather while New York freezes. It also has to rub it in by currently being home to terrific shows with NYC-based artists Faile and Aaron Young – all under one roof.  Young, formerly of San Francisco and a Yale MFA, boasts a solo show in the first floor of the prestigious Gagosian Gallery in the famous 90210 zip code. Recently, AM visited the exhibition and would like to treat you all to what we saw. More […]

Showing: “Meet Me Inside” @ Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills)

It’s been a big couple of months for Faile.  With so much going on, such as their collaborative show with BAST in London and their 10-year retrospective at Lazarides Gallery, AM is still trying to catch up with the scorching hot collective.  We recently made the trip to Beverly Hills to view “Meet Me Inside” (previewed), a group show at Gagosian Gallery, to check out their wood puzzle pieces, as well as other spectacular art work by Gagosian’s A-list artists. More after the jump…