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Video / Photo Essay: Ryan McGinley – “Lightness Of Being An Olympian”

After recently creating a video for Pringle of Scotland, photographer Ryan McGinley has moved on to the next project in his young directing career. “Lightness Of Being An Olympian” is a video he directed for the New York Times about the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In it, you can see some nice visuals and the characteristic color work that McGinley is famous for in some of his photography. Of course, the project also allowed him to document some of the action in a […]

Preview: Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening & Day Sales

AM took a close look at the upcoming Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips de Pury in London this February and found a lot of work worth highlighting (as well as some that are definitely worth bidding on if you have the means). First up, we show you the best of Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales (February 11-12), including interesting works by Hernan Bas, Banksy, Zhang Huan, Terence Koh, Barry McGee, Richard Prince (above), Yoshitomo Nara, […]

Openings: Alex Prager – “Week-end” @ Yancey Richardson and M+B

Alex Prager’s third installment of her trilogy on Valley life, “Week-End” opens today, January 30th, in Los Angeles at M+B Gallery while the New York showing at Yancey Richardson will continue till the 20th of February.  Whereas her two previous shows, “Polyester” and “The Big Valley” respectively presented the glamor of vintage suburban life and it’s gradual deterioration, “Week-End” is a dark look into the lives of her subjects as their world finally unfurls.  In a style reminiscent of Cindy Sherman mixed with a color […]

Openings: London Art Fair

This year’s London Art Fair, held from January 13-17, attracted over 23,000 visitors and featured a wide variety of art to hold their attention. No matter how many art fairs we see or attend, we can never get enough of tremendous amount of paintings, sculptures, videos, installations, and other art on display – buffet style. Take a look at all the pics after the jump including fantastic new works from Jin Young Yu, whom we interviewed early last year.

Releases: “Help Haiti” @ Stolenspace

Photographer Jeff Antebi has teamed up with London’s StolenSpace gallery to launch an online fundraiser for the people of Haiti. Antebi visited Haiti twice last year (you can read his experiences here) and will be releasing editioned prints of his photography to help raise funds for Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders. The prints are limited to runs of 150, are priced at a very affordable $64.50 each and are available through StolenSpace. Couple more photos after the jump.

Openings: Morgan Slade – “Fist of Fear, Touch of Death” @ Shooting Gallery

Morgan Slade opened his new show, “Fist of Fear, Touch of Death” last weekend at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery. Featuring ten new large scale photographs, Morgan’s latest body of work is most striking and provided a great introduction of his work to the Bay Area. His subjects, faceless models donning football helmets, stormtrooper masks, and mascot heads, pose playfully though it’s their anonymity and resulting lack of true beauty that perhaps grants such freedoms as modern day morettas. After photographing his models, Slade hand-distresses and […]

Video: “Pringle of Scotland Spring/Summer 2010 campaign” – Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley, famed photographer, but also aspiring feature film director, recently directed a video (watch it after the jump) for luxury knitwear brand Pringle of Scotland.  It stars Tilda Swinton (whom McGinley has long admired) in a Pringle of Scotland dress and features signature McGinley scenes, such as forest, rocks, waves, and caves.  Sorry, no nudity this time.  It’s been a busy time for the artist, as he also recently had a showing at Art Basel Miami (where he was scheduled to speak) and is […]

Preview: “Know New York” @ Cinders

Brooklyn’s one-and-only Cinders will start off the decade tomorrow by taking a new look at artists living and working in “the city that never sleeps” in their show entitled “Know New York.” Artist and Cinders cofounder Sto took on the role of curator and handpicked the varied and impressive roster, which features Diane Barcelowsky, Hisham Bharoocha, Robin Cameron, Raul Denieves, Andrew Guenther, Maya Hayuk, Eli Lehrhoff, Dennis McNett, Cameron Michel, Leif Parsons, Carly Rabalais, Johnathan Rosen, Leif Ritchey, Ryan Wallace and Eric White (interviewed). Check […]

Preview: “Put Your Finger On The Button” – A Female Photography Show @ New Image Art

New Image Art is holding a photography show next month all from the female perspective. “Put Your Finger On The Button” will open on January 9th and include female photographers Alex Prager, Amanda Marsalis, Ashira Siegel, Brandy Eve, Deanna Templeton, Jeaneen Lund, Kassia Meador, Laura Flippen, Rebecca Wright, Susanne Melanie Berry, Taylor Brittenham, and Cheryl Dunn’s portraits of other artists like the one of Jose Parla seen above. More from Cheryl Dunn after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’09 – Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery

We previewed Ryan McGinley’s works in this year’s Art Basel Miami previously, now prepare yourselves for pictures from Team Gallery’s booth at the fair.  No matter how you picture in your heads how the photographs from small compressed jpegs look framed and in person, it can not prepare you for how fantastic they truly look.  McGinley’s photographs were impressive in imagery, color, and size, going up to 108 inches.   According to Jose Freire, owner of Team Gallery, McGinley is meticulous in his perfection.  He […]