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Category Archives: Sculpture

Openings: “A Decade of Faile” @ Lazarides Gallery

The final stop on AM’s Thursday-night London openings hop was the 10 year retrospective at Lazarides Rathbone Place gallery from one of our favourite street art teams – Faile. “A Decade of Faile” gave us a glimpse of just about every facet of the Brooklyn artists’ oeuvre – with the exception of the most recent wooden block pieces. Carved wooden prayer wheels (featured)- first seen at the last London Laz show (covered), and just begging to be spun, the much loved boxes, early works on reclaimed wood, […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Wrap Up

We now arrive to the concluding post for Art Los Angeles Contemporary.  Fear not, dedicated AM reader, there is still a lot of great art to be seen here, including works by Mike Kelley (above), Sterling Ruby, Liz Craft, and Jim Shaw, and galleries such as Honor Fraser, Steve Turner Contemporary, Marc Foxx, and Patrick Painter. According to the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Post-Fair Press Release, the inaugural event attracted 9,000 collectors, curators, artists and contemporary art lovers from around the globe.  Notable attendees include […]

Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening and Day Art Auctions

Christie’s and Phillips de Pury have proven to have strong works available at their forthcoming auctions (check out our previews here and here). AM now examines Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening and Day Art Sales (February 10 – 11), which contain great pieces by some of our favorite artists, such as Feng Zhengjie, Yoshitomo Nara and Andy Warhol (above). We are happy to report that several of our favorite lots, included those by Frank Auerbach, Lucio Fontana and Andy Warhol, performed well, either within or above estimate, in the evening sale […]

Openings: Tomokazu Matsuyama – “In Case You’re Lost” @ Frey Norris

On Thursday night, Tomokazu “Matsu” Matsuyama (interviewed) opened his latest solo show, “In Case You’re Lost”, at San Francisco’s Frey Norris. The vibrant collection of paintings, sculptures, and installations, consisting of what we affectionately call the “2.0” era of Matsu’s exciting career, were welcomed by the enthusiastic bay area crowd. As hinted in our studio visit/preview, these new works boldly elevate Matsu’s already keen eye for colors, geometrics, and abstract concepts/characters to a new level. We also enjoyed the various mediums and sizes of the […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – Rental Gallery

New York’s Rental Gallery had a fantastic booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, featuring artwork in a range of mediums, including sculpture, photography, painting, and mixed media. They featured artists from their talented roster, including Andrea Longacre-White, Matthew Chambers, and artist, editor, and musician Brendon Fowler.  The highlight was Fowler’s collision of framed artwork, with a row of pretty floral pieces interrupted by a photograph crashing violently along the middle (pictured above).  And, who can resist a giant painting of everyone’s favorite hot sauce, Tapitío? […]

Video: Adam Wallacavage

Have you ever wondered what the house of an artist who sculpts octopus chandeliers looks like? Well, if so, you are in luck because Hurley has done a video profile of Philly-based sculptor and photographer Adam Wallacavage. You may remember said octopus chandeliers from our article about his work with Tarino Tarantino or his documentation of ESPO’s “A Love Letter For You” project. Take a look as he talks about his work and shows everyone around his eclectic house. Discuss Adam Wallacavage here.

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, […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary ’10 – David Kordansky Gallery

One of the most exciting galleries showing emerging art talent in Culver City, David Kordansky Gallery had a colorful and visually stunning booth at Art Los Angeles Contemporary that contained a mixture of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography.  It included artists from their excellent gallery roster, including Amy Bessone, Aaron Curry, Mark Flores, Ruby Neri, Anthony Pearson, Mai-Thu Perret, and Lesley Vance. Check out the rest of the impressive artwork from the Kordansky booth after the jump…

Openings: Sas & Colin Christian – “Inner Space” @ Opera Gallery (London)

AM dropped into Colin and Sas Christian’s debut UK show opening last night at Opera Gallery’s London location. When we first saw the preview images, which we showed you here, from husband and wife Colin and Sas, we knew that this would be be a must see show. Both artists had taken things to another level in terms of the scale that they worked to – Sas going big on canvas and Colin going supersize with his sculptures, the largest of the pieces being around 9 […]

Auctions: Giacometti’s “Walking Man I” Sculpture Sells at Sotheby’s for Record $104.3M

At Sotheby’s Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in London today (Feb 3), this Alberto Giacometti sculpture sold for £65 million or $104.3 million.  The “Walking Man” is a mottled bronze and stands six-foot tall.  Its sale is a record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.  Pablo Picasso’s “Boy with a Pipe” was the previous record holder.  It sold for $104 million in 2004 at Sotheby’s in New York. More after the jump…