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Yoshitomo Nara x YNG Collaboration – Basel Week Switzerland

Just as he did for his museum show at the BALTIC, LA show last year, and show in NY this year, Yoshitomo Nara teams up with YNG to present another stunning installation at this year’s Art Basel (Switzerland) in what appears to be joint venture between Blum & Poe, Marianne Boesky Gallery, and Tomio Koyama Gallery.  The distinctively Nara structure was seen at Art Unlimited, the exhibition for projects that transcend the classical art, including video projections, large-scale installations, massive sculptures and live performances.  More […]

Openings: “Self-Portraits” @ Circle Culture Gallery

It’s always interesting to see how an artist views themselves, especially in the context of their own art. “Self Portraits” (previewed) which opened recently in Berlin at Circle Culture Gallery is based exactly on this concept. Each artist created a piece in their distinctive style that they felt best represented themselves. Take a look at what they came up with, after the jump…

Update: Joe Sorren

Joe Sorren has just updated his blog with a delightful new piece entitled “Filling Little Thoughts with Little Ears” just in time for summer. Once again, Sorren shows his whimsical touch and his mastery of lighting and composition. Look for an upcoming studio visit with AM, but in the meantime, you can take a closer look at this painting here. Discuss Joe Sorren here.

Teaser: Esao Andrews Solo Show @ Thinkspace Gallery

Esao Andrews is bringing his own special brand of gothic and grotesque surrealism to Silverlake gallery Thinkspace in October with a solo show. Here is a glimpse of his new body of work where we can see a wonderfully multicolored and dynamic edge of a dress in a large piece entitled “The Conjoined Bell” on his easel. We are sure his fans looking forward to seeing more of this show developing, but for now, take a look at the concept sketch for this piece after […]

Openings: Tim Biskup – “The Mystic Chords of Memory” @ Iguapop Gallery

Tim Biskup’s “The Mystic Chords of Memory” at Iguapop Gallery opened recently in Barcelona.  Based on the opening photos as well as the preview we posted earlier, it looks like for this body of work, Biskup is mixing his newer pixelated style with some imagery from the past with a dash of new vibrant colors.  Take a look at some pics from the show after the jump…

Openings: Slinkachu – “Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow” @ Andipa Gallery

Anyone who has watched the recently released movie “Watchmen” will recognize the themes behind images of fat and balding superheros in miniature photographer and artist Slinkachu’s newest show. AM brings you coverage from the special preview of his show “Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow” at Andipa Gallery. The UK “street” artist, who first gained fame for his “Little People Project” (photographs of tiny models in the streets of London), named this show after Alan Moore’s similarly named book which explores what happens to […]

Releases: James Jean x Pressure Printing – “Kindling”

When it comes to limited edition releases, one of the best in the game is Pressure Printing. This time they have teamed up with James Jean (interviewed) to produce this beautiful hand-finished print entitled “Kindling” (named after his last solo show) in a super-limited run of 10 (plus 5 Artist’s Proofs, 5 Printer’s Proofs, and 1 Bon á tirer).  No word how much this will go for yet but one will go into Asian Art Musuem’s permanent collection and a benefit auction by Hayao Miyazaki […]

Art Focus: Li Xiaofeng

Just as sculptor Jin Young Yu (interviewed), Wang Zhi Jie and Ayako Rokkaku caught our eye at Art Basel Miami last year, the recent Art Hong Kong fair introduced us to the stunning porcelain dress of Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Xiaofeng creates clothing from porcelain fragments from the Ming, Qing and Song dynasties and even more amazing are that they are wearable. Take a closer look after the jump…

Ai Yamaguchi x Shu Uemura Mural

On a recent trip to the Bay Area, we randomly wandered into a Shu Uemura boutique on Fillmore Street. Although we knew that Ai Yamaguchi has done work with the popular Japanese cosmetic line in the past, we didn’t realize that she had painted a huge mural for this location several years back. For those hungering more for her work since we brought you the opening of her Roberts and Tilton show last year, check out all the photos of this stunning mural after the jump…

Showing: Reinking Urban Art Collection @ Weserburg Museum (Germany)

Hamburg-based collector Rik Reinking is displaying his collection of urban art for all to see at the Weserburg Museum in Germany. The show includes works from Herbert Baglione, Banksy, Blu, Boxi, Brad Downey, Mark Jenkins, Miss Van, Mode 2, Os Gêmeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, Zevs among others. The exhibition will be supplemented by an attractive supporting program with workshops, walks through town, film evenings, discussions and work in the streets. Take a look at all the images after the jump.