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Openings: LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition (NYC) @ Deitch Projects

As anticipated, the highly praised “Stages” exhibition made it’s US debut yesterday in a beautiful pop-up space hosted by Deitch Projects in New York’s Soho district. As we mentioned when the show debuted in Paris (covered), “Stages” is a traveling exhibition curated by Nike and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation to elevate awareness of the fight against cancer with some of the art world’s most influential artists. AM was invited to attend the press preview and to speak with the all-star cast of artists about their works. We […]

Releases: Slinkachu – “The High Life”

The last time we saw Slinkachu, he was busy in a Grottaglie alleyway creating his largest work yet for the FAME Festival (covered).  Well, looks like the photographer/street artist is back with a new release which he also created in Italy, this time the installation “was placed near the local fly-tipping area and dog pound – the high life indeed!”  This latest print is available in either small or large formats, through Studiocromie and Andipa Gallery respectively. More detail and location shots after the jump.

Showing: JR – “Women Are Heroes” (Nuit Blanche – Paris)

AM stopped by the Nuit Blanche festival in Paris and got to catch the tail end of JR and crew wheat pasting their ginormous photo installations for his “Women are Heroes” (previewed) show which is part of his 28 Millimetre project (We were wondering how he got to the lower parts of the bridges). We also took in the city via boat to tour the streets to enjoy the photographic installations that graced many parts of the “City of Love.” As mentioned previously, this phase […]

Dash Snow Memorial @ East River Amphitheater

A second public memorial for Dash Snow will be held tomorrow, October 1 at the East River Amphitheater on the East River from 3:30pm – 7:00pm.  All are welcome to attend.  Come celebrate the life of one of NYC’s most beloved artists.

Preview/Setup: JR – “Women Are Heroes” (Nuit Blanche – Paris)

Here’s a little behind the scenes look into JR’s preparation for his latest project: “Women Are Heroes” which is already in progress as he “re-does” structures in Paris in his signature bold fashion. This new project which officially opens Oct 3rd will coincide with the art festival Nuit Blanche in Paris (“All Nighter” in French) – an annual cultural event where all the museums and art spaces are open during one night and artists redecorate the city. It’s amazing to see the scale that JR […]

Openings: Scion Installation 5 – “Self Portrait” (LA)

Last Saturday, Scion’s Installation Art Tour which originally started at Art Basel – Miami last year, arrived at it’s final destination – Culver City.  After stops in Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, New York, San Jose, Philadelphia, and Portland, this year’s “Self Portraits” themed art will be auctioned off (artnet) to benefit Creative Capital, a national artist support organization.  Take a look at the opening as well as all the art work after the jump and get to bidding as there are bargains to be had…

Fame Festival: Slinkachu

When we heard Slinkachu (street photographer and sculptor we first covered here) was included in this year’s lineup for FAME Festival, we were wondering how he would fit in with all the big murals that other artists were putting up all over the city. Apparently, he decided to go “big” as well in the form of the largest piece he has ever one. Looks like he put up this “laundry line” piece in one of the many alleyways of Grottaglie. Closer looks after the jump.

Preview: Kehinde Wiley – “Black Light” @ Deitch Projects

New York contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, known for painting urban African American males in classical poses taken from art history, is set to open a new show at Deitch Projects next weekend. The show opening September 3rd, entitled “Black Light,” is an exhibition of 17 photographs most likely taken from the similarly named book from Powerhouse Books. As seen with his lecture at The Getty in May (followed by his show at Roberts & Tilton), taking these photos of subjects off the street is the […]

Publications: Ryan McGinley – “Moonmilk” Book

Looks like the book we mentioned when we first told you about Ryan McGinley’s upcoming show is ready for preorder.  Entitled “Moonmilk,” the same as McGinley’s show, which is set to open Alison Jacques Gallery on September 11th, the book documents his subterranean explorations for this body of work (previewed). More images after the jump…

Photography: Simon Menner & James Reynolds

AM recently came across two series of photographs that we thought would go well together, both of which reference issues of “Crime & Punishment.”  The first photographer is Simon Menner and his series entitled simply “Murder Weapons.”  He was interested in how some of these ordinary items along with the requisite guns and knives changed as soon as the viewer realized they were used to kill.  There were some unexpected weapons as well like from this “caveman” murderer. The second set of photos is from […]