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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Video: Inside the Studio of Jeff Koons

Fresh off his successful show at the Palace of Versailles, Jeff Koons is already busy working on upcoming exhibitions at the Tate Modern. Tateshots has a behind the scenes studio visit & interview of the blue chip artist in his sleek New York studio. Jeff discusses his upcoming plans and gives a tour of his awesome “factory” to give viewers a peek of how his tremendous and detailed sculptures are created. The video gives the viewer a sneak preview at what’s in store this year, as Jeff will be showing at the Tate Modern as part […]

Shepard Fairey “Supply & Demand” Museum Retrospective to Travel

It seems that Shepard’s recent drama with the AP and Boston’s finest doesn’t phase the higher-ups in the Contemporary Art world. AM has learned that Shepard Fairey’s debut solo museum exhibition “Supply and Demand,” which opened (covered) at the Boston ICA in February, will be traveling to at least two other museums. It is confirmed that after closing in Boston in August, the retrospective show is scheduled to go to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (October 2009 – February 2010) and then to the Lois & Richard Rosenthal […]

Damien Hirst & The Hours – “See The Light” Original Album Cover Artwork Contest

Contemporary art bad boy Damien Hirst and British band The Hours have put together an amazing contest where participants will have the opportunity to win the original artwork or one of 20 signed lithograph prints from the band’s “See The Light” album cover, which was created by Hirst himself. In addition, each entrant will also receive a link via e-mail to download the band’s latest track, “These Days.” With the band’s album releasing April 20th on his record label, Hirst is undoubtedly approaching this latest […]

Openings: Daniel Danger & Dan McCarthy @ Gallery 1988 SF

Daniel Danger and Dan McCarthy (interviewed) had a successful opening this past weekend at Gallery 1988’s San Francisco location. With many of the originals and prints long sold out before the opening, “The Watcher in the Woods” has proven to be quite an accomplishment for these two artists in their West Coast debut. AM swung by the gallery on the opening day. Check out the exclusive pictures after the jump.

Preview/Releases: Grafuck 4 @ Nucleus Gallery

My, how time flies.  The fourth installment in the Grafuck series is set to be released this Saturday, April 11th at Nucleus Gallery. Grafuck 4 features a diverse selection of paintings, photography, and graphic design involving erotic themed art.  As usual, there a nice mix of well-known and lesser-known artists participating in this year’s exhibition and book release, including James Jean (interviewed) who created the centerfold for this year (seen above). Take a look at the list of artists after the jump.

Release: Hunters, Run! green vinyl X Josh Keyes

Our friends at The Art Collectors are reporting that At Arms LTD. will release a very limited, green vinyl, second pressing of the sold out Hunters, Run! single, which features beautiful art work by Josh Keyes. These will be dropping today sometime before midnight EST, so keep a watchful eye.

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]

Openings: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Brazil” @ Roberts & Tilton

The Kehinde Wiley show opened last night to a packed house at Roberts & Tilton in the Culver City Art District. This show focused on the third segment of his “World Stage” project where Wiley immerses himself in the culture of a country by taking residence there and “street-casting” it’s inhabitants. In his signature style, Wiley asked the young people of Rio de Janeiro in their everyday clothes to assume poses found in sculptures that lined the streets and parks of the city. He then […]

Openings: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ PYO Gallery Beijing

Yesterday, David Choe unveiled his latest series of works in Beijing at PYO Gallery. As you saw in the preview, David hit the streets of China hard. David showed ingenuity by utilizing whatever he could get his hands on to create complex pieces out of asian cargo and shopping bags, local “yuan” currency, vintage communist era posters and even a badminton shuttlecock! The show had fantastic installation pieces in varying shapes, mediums and sizes. This dynamic body of work truly gives China a taste of […]

Openings: Phil Frost/Gary Taxali @ Jonathan LeVine

AM was out in NYC’s Chelsea tonight to attend the preview of the Phil Frost and Gary Taxali shows at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. For his show, Frost focused on works on paper, filling the main gallery with dozens of mixed-media pieces of various sizes, all emblazoned with his unique mix of mask-like faces and stylized text. Taxali had the back room, and presented an energetic collection of illustrative work. Check out images of both, after the jump.