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Josh Keyes Creative Process

Josh Keyes recently posted up some miscellaneous photos relating to his current show at OKOK gallery in his forum. It’s always interesting to learn about the inspirations, ideas, and creative processes of an artist.  For example, look how he incorporated a local mailbox (graffiti and all) into his “Totem IV” painting.  As most of you know, he used a lot of northwest Native American imagery for this show.  So, notice how he placed the logo for the American Indian Movement on mailbox as well (there […]

Teaser: Nicoletta Ceccoli @ Richard Goodall

San Marino based artist Nicoletta Ceccoli has sent us some exclusive images from her upcoming show at Richard Goodall Gallery in December.  We have been anticipating this show for quite a while since her job as an illustrator does not allow her time to exhibit as often as her fans would like. Her fairytale-like paintings have been described as a having a Ryden-esque feel to them yet softer and more delicate. In particular, we like the clever way in which her characters are painted such […]

Teaser: The Drawing Room @ Thinkspace

Looking forward to this show at Thinkspace on November 7th not only because Audrey Kawasaki is in it, but also because she is curating it. It seems that artist curated group shows (others that come to mind include Luke Chueh and Travis Louie) usually include some very good names from their genre for some obvious reasons. Audrey’s assembled cast is no exception – Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, Kukula, Brandi Milne, Brian Viveros, Catherine Brooks, Mari Inukai, Nomi Chi, Lauren Albert, Jessica McCourt, Julia Sonmi […]

Sketch for Change

No matter what your political leanings are, you must still admit these “Sketch for Change” pieces are pretty rad. These auctions are ending one by one as we speak, but don’t worry … they are putting up more for auction everyday. We like the way each artist has incorporated political logos and iconic imagery into each of their pieces. Seem as though collectors agree as the auctions seem to be ending with some astronomical prices for simple sketches (perhaps politically motivated bids as well). More […]

Yoshitomo Nara @ BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

If you are lucky enough to be in the UK and haven’t stopped by to see Yoshitomo Nara’s show at the Baltic, this is the last weekend. He teamed up with Hideki Toyoshima (one of the founding members of graf) to build three cross-shaped houses called the “A to Z Project” for the exhibit. It would be so satisfying to be able to walk slowly through this exhibit and explore all the nooks and crannies … hopefully AM will be able to experience something similar […]

Preview: Joe Ledbetter @ M Modern

Palm Springs will play host to Joe Ledbetter’s solo show “Hunters and Gatherers” tomorrow night at M Modern Gallery. His usual cast of characters play out the multiple stories and interactions that he creates for them. He seems to have moved away from the lighter faded linework that he had been experimenting with in previous shows and again is painting with stronger silhouettes. Some selected pieces after the jump.

Preview: Liz McGrath @ Iguapop

Artist and musician Liz McGrath is opening a show tonight in Spain called “Tears of the Crocodile.”  Her grotesque yet beautiful sculptures have always been eye-catching and strangely fascinating.  Her show at Iguapop will feature many detailed works that must be looked at closely to fully appreciate their intricacies.  Examples of this after the jump.

Interviews: Tin

There’s a monster LA art weekend (well, including a Thursday) that we will be talking more about coming up in November featuring Craola, Audrey Kawasaki & Friends, Kukula (teased here), Sas Christian, and Tin. First up, an interview that Tin did with us by graciously setting aside some time from his busy painting schedule. AM was first inspired to approach him not only because of his tremendous talent but because there is just not that much information out on this emerging artist. Hopefully, you will […]

4 Foot Black Companion // KAWS

KAWS heads everywhere are on high alert after this image popped up on the Original Fake website usually signaling an imminent release (although rumors point to a xmas drop).  Presumably the last colorway (black) after previous releases of the original and grey figures, this might be your last chance to own a 4 footer at retail.  This will probably be very hard to obtain unless he increases the run size.  The last figure was rumored to be limited to around 50 with less than 20 […]

Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill Video

NOTCOT has come out with the first high quality video of Banksy’s “Pop-up” store in New York (previously posted). This is essential viewing for all fans who can’t make it in person to Banksy’s Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill as it captures his vision perfectly, even using similar music… The level of animatronics is pretty amazing. Discuss Banksy here.