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Releases / Giveaway: Brandi Milne – “The Making” Print

Our friends at Virtu Art Gallery just released this stunning limited edition from Los Angeles based artist Brandi Milne entitled “The Making.” The edition is a 20 x 20 inch archival giclée canvas in an edition of 40 copies. Each one has been hand embellished by the artist, so no two are alike. The edition is available now on Virtu’s website, and AM has one of these beautiful prints to give away. Read on for some pictures of Brandi applying the finishing to the prints as […]

Shepard Fairey – “Love Unites” Print Remix Contest Winners

The winners for the Love Unites Print Remix Contest have been announced. The aim of the contest was to remix and re-imagine the original “Love Unites” print by Shepard Fairey. It was open to all deviantART members and the purpose of the competition was to promote the equality cause. Shepard Fairey himself chose the top three winners from a shortlist. They each receive lots of great prizes, including stickers of their winning design and limited edition prints. More winning designs after the jump…

Preview: “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Exhibition

Camille Rose Garcia The best show no one is talking about right now is the “Who Killed The Music” Grammy group show coming up next week. Set to coincide with the 52nd Annual Awards (whose official artwork was designed by Shepard Fairey this year), the show will feature artwork from Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Travis Louie (interviewed), Van Arno, Lola, Richard Colman, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis (interviewed), Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin BUA, Jason Thielke (interviewed), Gregory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, and Ron Lipking. […]

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Fragment” @ Jonathan LeVine

AM was in Chelsea last night for the latest much-anticipated solo show by Josh Keyes (interviewed), entitled “Fragment,” at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. As expected, the large crowd was blown away by Keyes’ newest series of realistic-stylized portrayals of animals battling for survival against a hostile environment. And for the first time in a long time, Keyes included a human (non-statue) figure in one of his works – a portrait of himself presumably in a post-apocalyptic world – which takes a more direct approach in his […]

Contest: Camille Rose Garcia – “Lil Elorphant” Print Giveaway

You may remember an article in June where we let you know about a cool little project Camille Rose Garcia and Kirsten from Roq La Rue were working on.  Seen above is the “Lil Elorphant” print (still available here), made from a painting CRG did specifically to benefit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – a charity established in memory of David Sheldrick, famous naturalist and founder Warden of Kenya’s giant Tsavo East National Park in which he served from 1948 until 1976. Kirsten has graciously […]

Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Penumbra” @ Copro Gallery

Last weekend, after a nice Izakaya dinner with the artists, the AM crew headed over to Copro Gallery for the three person show (Stella Im Hultberg, Amy Sol, and Nicoletta Ceccoli).  Stella flew all the way from New York to attend the show and brought with her a new darker and more brooding body of work. The paintings were all on paper including a couple larger ones we especially liked with a darkened backdrop and hidden faces. Often times, an artist’s work is influenced by […]

Openings: Conor Harrington – “Headless Heroes” @ Lazarides

Conor Harrington‘s (interviewed) solo show entitled “Headless Heroes” opened last night at Lazarides Gallery in London, and AM went along to take a look at the new pieces Conor had been working on since his last showing at Kinsey/DesForges in Los Angeles along with his partner, artist Chloe Early (covered). The new body of work saw some familiar and always welcome themes in Conor’s “weekend warriors,” as he has termed them – representations of men in military regalia who dress up for the weekend to relive past colonial triumphs, interwoven […]

Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School with Tara McPherson

We can’t seem to get enough of Tara McPherson and Molly Crabapple since drawing along side them at Baby Tattooville in the Riverside Art Museum (covered). So, AM decided to stop by and get in a little schooling with a special edition of NYC’s Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School featuring none other than our friend Tara McPherson. For this special session a “life drawing” model was transformed into a beautiful & seductive “Lonely Heart” siren. More after the jump.

Openings: Green Day – “The Art of Rock” @ StolenSpace

AM just got back from the opening of Green Day’s “The Art of Rock” show at London’s StolenSpace gallery (previewed), the night before the band starts a run of sold out dates on the UK leg of the 21st Century Breakdown Tour. Logan Hicks (interviewed) curated the group show, which consisted of 18 pieces of art inspired by the lyrics of the new album. The participating artists were M-City (Mariusz Waras), Meggs, Peat Wollaeger, Pisa73, Ron English (featured), Sadhu, Sixten, The London Police, Will Barras, Adam (5100) […]

Openings: Nate Frizzell – “Lost in the Thicket” @ LeBasse Projects

“Lost in the Thicket” opened last night in Culver City and AM was on hand at LeBasse Projects to take in Nate Frizzell’s solo show. Our first impression of this new body of work (during an earlier studio visit) was one of appreciation at the increasing maturity in this young artist’s talent. Seeing the paintings in the gallery setting definitely fortified our opinion, especially after seeing how all the work played off each other and the installation (a tree branch from Nate’s parents’ backyard fashioned to […]