London based artists Conor Harrington and Chloe Early have a joint exhibition opening tomorrow, Saturday April 18th, at the influential Kinsey/DesForges gallery in Culver City. Both have shown work individually in group shows in the United States before, but â€œChasing Castlesâ€ marks the first showing of a full body of work stateside for both artists. It is also the first time the pairâ€™s work has been exhibited together. AM loves the multi-layered aesthetic of these talented artists, who took some time to answer a few […]
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
It seems that some shows get all the glitz & glamour, and some shows just slide in & out without much ruckus. But one things for sure, high profile or not, Takashi Murakami and his Kaikai Kiki juggernaut do not half-step anything. Takashi’s latest show “Inochi” at Tokyo’sÂ Kaikai KiKi Gallery ended last night, and AM has some pics from the land of the rising sun. More after the jump.
This Saturday, Joshua Liner will host the opening of “Love Monster,” Japanese-born Brooklyn-based artist Aiko’s first solo show with the gallery and her largest exhibition to date. Since parting ways with street art collective Faile in 2006, Aiko has been steadily developing as a solo artist, utilizing her substantial stencil, spraypaint and wheatpaste technique to create vibrant large-scale mixed media works. Her imagery is often sexually charged depictions of women culled from comics, pulp novel covers and even soft-core porn. However Aiko is able to […]
The mother of all drawing shows opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.Â Featuring drawings from over 400 artists, the DRAW show is definitely one of the largest of its kind featuring artists we are all familiar with.Â The exhibition started in 2006 at Fuse Gallery in NY, then to SXSW in 2007, and last year it was held at StolenSpace in London.Â Make sure you stop by for a look if you are in the bay area but if you aren’t, […]
Fresh off his successful show at the Palace of Versailles, Jeff Koons is already busyÂ working onÂ upcoming exhibitionsÂ at the Tate Modern. Tateshots has aÂ behind the scenes studio visit & interview ofÂ theÂ 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 howÂ hisÂ tremendousÂ and detailed sculptures are created. The video gives the viewer a sneak preview at what’s in store this year,Â as Jeff will be showing atÂ the Tate Modern as part […]
It seems that Shepardâ€™s recentÂ dramaÂ with the AP and Boston’s finest doesn’t phase the higher-ups in the Contemporary Art world. AM has learned that Shepard Fairey’sÂ debut solo museum exhibition “Supply and Demand,” which opened (covered)Â 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 […]
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 […]
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.
My, how time flies.Â 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.Â 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.
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.