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Openings: Os Gemeos – “Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá” @ Museu Colecção Berardo

Os Gemeos unleashed their latest show across the Atlantic in Portugal named “Pra quem mora lá, o céu é lá” (To who lives there, heaven is there). From the looks of this exhibition hosted in Lisbon’s Museu Colecção Berardo, it appears to be as heavenly as the title indicates. Fans of the twins from São Paulo were greeted with another indoor haven for street art and music lovers. From floor to ceiling, Os Gemeos worked to paint and install interactive sculptures, installations and paintings that hooked […]

Openings: “Art From The New World” @ Bristol City Museum

Our friends from the Corey Helford Gallery brought their West Coast Style to the West Country this evening for the much anticipated opening of “Art From The New World” at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. It seemed as though UK art fans were highly responsive to some of the wonderful work on show at the preview night, with a packed house drawing in the crowd from the length and breadth of the United Kingdom. Some real visual treats are on offer, from the […]

Reminder: “Art From The New World” @ Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Following on from our preview last month, Corey Helford Gallery will open “Art From the New World” at Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery in the UK this weekend, and this time not even an act of god is gonna stop em! Originally scheduled to open a couple of weeks ago, the showcase of work by 49 American artists was scuppered by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The official opening is now on Saturday 15th May, with an exhibition tour by Gary Baseman (featured) scheduled for 12pm and […]

Preview: Clare Rojas – “We They, We They” @ Museum of Craft and Folk Art

For those of you in the States (well, those in SF) envious of Clare Rojas fans in the UK, you now have the chance to see the “We They, We They” show (covered) that showed originally at the Ikon Gallery. The exhibition will be hosted at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art in San Francisco from May 14th to August 22nd with plenty of associated activities like the special opening night event with Rojas performing songs taken from her folk albums Green Mountain, Faint […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Celebrated street turned contemporary artist, KAWS, will be opening his first solo museum exhibition next month at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The show will include “his most recent paintings, sculptures, and drawings, as well as a survey of apparel, product and graphic designs, and limited-edition toys.” We can’t wait to see the whole setup, but we imagine it will be similar to what our friend Pirovino has in his collection (well, at least the 4 Foot KAWS figures). Image via Daily Dujour. Discuss KAWS […]

Openings: Oakland Museum of California with Group Show (including Barry Mcgee)

Tipped off by the good people at Hi-Fructose to a great show opening at the Oakland Museum of California, we were please to see that one of our friends, gamma888, had a nice photoset of pics from the show (especially of the sick Barry McGee installation). After two years of remodeling, the museum is reopening their Gallery of California Art to the public and for our readers in the Bay Area, definitely stop by to take a look for yourself. You can see more pics […]

Events: “Further” book signing at SFMoMA

This Thursday, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will host an exclusive signing event for the art book “Further,” featuring the work of Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, MARS-1, Nome Edonna, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave and Tomokazu Matsuyama. Most AM readers will recall the amazing “Further” group show at Joshua Liner Gallery at the beginning of the year (covered). If you are around the bay area, definitely take this opportunity to pick up this beautiful book and get it signed by all the artists. […]

Preview: Laurie Lipton – “Weapons of Mass Delusion” @ Grand Central Art Center

London-based artist, Laurie Lipton, is getting set to open her show this weekend at the Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton. This exhibition will include new and old works (some from her Liverpool show in November), featuring some of her signature incredibly detailed “drawings” that have to be seen to be believed. “Weapons of Mass Delusion”, opening May 1st, not only showcases Lipton’s rendering skills but also her biting social commentary including familiar scenarios such as impotent witnesses to a crime (seen above), […]

Events: Brooklyn Museum – Artist Talk & Book Signing with Shepard Fairey

The last time we were at the Brooklyn Museum, we were taking in Takashi Murakami’s Retrospective (covered).  Recently, we went back with our friend  Shepard Fairey as he gave an insightful artist discussion (previewed) along with a book signing for museum patrons and fans.  Lining up as early as 11AM to get a prime seat, many of New York’s art fans came out to listen to Shepard speak about his turbulent history in the street art scene. The talk also became interactive as attendees were […]

Preview: “Art From The New World” (Curated by Corey Helford Gallery) @ Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Something exciting is coming to the UK in the month of May in the shape of “Art from the New World”, an exhibition organized and curated by Los Angeles based Corey Helford Gallery. The exhibit will show a snapshot of the blossoming American new contemporary scene that we at AM love so much and is to be held at the location of last year’s Banksy versus the Bristol Museum – The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. If you’re in the UK, don’t miss this chance […]