Headed out to Palm Springs last night to attend the opening of Matt Dangler’s “Out From the Whirlwind” (previewed) and Yumiko Kayukawa’s “The Last 34” (previewed).Â Matt’s paintings looked to be getting more detailed with this body of work.Â He also spent time explaining some of the symbolism and geometry behind each piece leaving us impressed with the amount of planning and thought he gave to each painting.Â Yumiko’s show highlighted many of the endangered species around the world including polar bears, elephants and leopards.Â […]
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Last night, we stopped by Munky King on Melrose to attend the release party for Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) Koibito figure. There were two colorways – gold and black (edition of 500) and a Munky King exclusive translucent-smoke colorway (edition of 150) – both seen below. There was also a raffle (one ticket per purchase) for an original painting and other prizes!Â Also for sale were various prints and custom koibitos… More after the jump.
Jeff Soto’s first museum show “Turning in Circles” (previewed) is set to open this Saturday, December 13th at the Riverside Art Museum. He has been hard at work on this show for over a year now and it promises to be an epic one. We sat down with him to talk a little about the show after the jump…
Japan native Yumiko Kayukawa’s show “The Last 34” opens tomorrow night concurrently with Matt Dangler’s solo at M Modern Gallery. Yumiko is known for her fashionable women, colors, and Japanese motifs. For this show, she seems to have make use of more animal clusters – we love the composition in the piece seen above. More images after the jump.
Hush recently posted some pictures of him working in his studio on a new painting called “Butterfly Girl thru Graf.” This piece will be showing at the Urban Angel group show “2” opening tomorrow. He will also be participating in the “12 Days of Xmas“ show coming up in Bristol this Friday (image of his piece for that as well as studio pics after the jump).
Nicoletta’s show “By the Time You Are Real” (teased) opens this Saturday, December 13th at Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchestor, UK. She brings us seventeen wonderful new paintings to enjoy of which we obtained two more new images (thanks to Richard Goodall) since AM last talked about her. We sat down with the Merino based artist to chat a little about her influences, her illustration work, and her plans for 2009 among other things after the jump…
Our friends over at OMG Posters have alerted us to a very nice set of screenprints entitled “Heartfelt Sentiments” that Upper Playground is releasing with Jeremy Fish. These four prints on wood are 11 x 14 and limited to 100 and are an affordable $200. This release seems to coincide with his show “Ghosts of the Barbary Coast” that opened recently … head over here if you are interested in purchase. More pics after the jump.
Although we have been enamored with Japanese artists for a while now, recently we have been increasingly interested in the Chinese art scene.Â It seems more and more intriguing artists are popping up on various sites…Â If you add to that, the fact that western artists seem to be showing more in Asia, the time seems ripe for the kind of crossover show that is opening this weekend in Seattle. “This is China” (teased), put together by Red Star Press at the location formerly known […]
Those who did not get enough of POW the first day went back for day two of the POW Open Day event. The second visit allowed more time to take photos of art and merchandise for sale.Â Probably the highlight was this Banksy canvas.Â More detailed pics of this as well as other work for sale after the jump.
POW’s day one of their highly anticipated Open Day event kicked off yesterday to the delight of collectors. As expected, street art fans arrived in droves, with reports of lines exceeding three hours.Â Rights to purchase were determined by lottery with the first winner getting the special Nola (with different blue-green rain) and the second prize being a free Banksy “Very little helps” TESCO print.Â The other other winners got an option to buy the print (edition of 299, Â£350 ) – we can assume […]