His love affair with Murakami and KAWS are well documented, but did you know that Kanye West also admires the work of Colin Christian? In a recent video (above) promoting his “Glow in the Dark Tour” book, one of Christian’s signature sculptures can be seen, at the 1:26 & 2:56 marks to be exact. Discuss Colin Christian here.
Category Archives: Sculpture
Doktor A, who is considered by many to be one of the pre-eminent “customizers” out there, is opening his show “Freak Machanique” tonight in Detroit. He has long since shown he that he has many other talents including painting and sculpting. For this exhibition, he is bringing a new body of his signature steam-punk inspired work (paintings, drawings and three-dimensional pieces) to Lift Gallery including this hand painted and remixed Koibito figure from Yoskay Yamamoto (featured) which he renamed “The Odorous Fish Man.” More preview images he sent us […]
Perhaps inspired by the recent Astro Boy movie, Tim Biskup has painted the robot hero in his signature multi-faceted style for his show “I Hate Everyone But You” opening tomorrow night at De La Barracuda. Biskup’s first show in LA since 2007 will be somewhat of an retrospective but also include new pieces like the one above and a “Darth Vader” piece seen after the jump. Also making an appearance will be multiple sculptural pieces as well as prints from his friend Matt Goldman (from MFG).
Last week saw the opening of a new exhibition of work by leading Chinese contemporary artist Yue Minjun. The show, which is presented at the New York location of Arario Gallery, is entitled “Smile-isms” and is comprised of lithographs, several statues and one large-scale painting, all featuring the grinning self-portraits for which Minjun is known. See images of all the works from the show, after the jump.
Brooklynite Gallery has a pretty interesting show opening on the 21st of this month entitled “Go Get Your Shinebox.” Artists were asked to create their vision of what a “shoeshine box” was, the simplest way to make a living during the economic downturn and perhaps even take a step further to create “survival boxes.” With such a open ended theme show, you can expect a varied response with boxes of all shapes and sizes. Take a look at more after the jump…
On Halloween night, Tony Shafrazi Gallery hosted the solo exhibition (previewed) of Low Brow icon Robert Williams. AM attended the long awaited return of the legendary figure — it was everything we hoped for and more! Many of the notables who made it out for last night’s Stages exhibition (here) were in attendance, along with some of art’s household names, who also came out to pay homage to one of the founding fathers of the movement. Ever friendly and gracious, Robert took time to greet […]
Remember when we showed you the initial sculpt for a beautiful new bronze from Joe Sorren. Well, the final sculpt and patina has been revealed for “Mr. Kurabi’s Tales of Lovely-ness and All Things Eaten,” Sorren’s first sculpture release in three years. Measuring 14″ high and mounted on a handmade 360 degree wooden swivel stand, the limited edition (24) piece is available exclusively through Joshua Liner Gallery, the site of Sorren’s show in March. A couple more images after the jump…
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 awarenessÂ of theÂ 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 […]
If you like the wonderfully textured and sculptural works of artists such as Adam Neate, you’ll need to check out Gregory Euclide’s show (teased) opening tonight at David B. Smith Gallery.Â The seamless fusion of 2-D and 3-D elements by Euclide are definitely a breath a fresh air among the artists in the familiar gallery circuit. More preview images after the jump…
A pretty important exhibition is sneaking up on us at the end of this month on Halloween night.Â Here you can see Robert Williams working on one of his sculptural pieces “Diamond in a Goat’s Ass” for his upcoming show at the Tony Shafrazi Gallery. “In the Service of the Hypothetical” (teased) is set to open on October 31st in New York and will be the legendary Williams’ first show since 2005.Â Look for about 25 new works including paintings and sculptures as well as […]