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Youtube Live: David Choe, Sam Flores, Alex Pardee & Jeremy Fish

Sam Flores, David Choe, Jeremy Fish and Alex Pardee were invited by Youtube in conjuction with Upper Playground to do some live-painting on a “cube” as a “pre-show” to the YOUTUBE LIVE concert in San Francisco a several days ago.  The results were quite spectacular and unique.  Check the video above and photos after the jump.

Releases/Benefit: MOCA Ryden Silkscreen

Mark Ryden teamed up recently with MOCA to release a limited edition silkscreen print entitled “Silence.” The print measures 28 x 22 inches and is a signed and numbered edition of 50 with 10 Artist proofs. “Meticulously crafted, printed on finely handmade paper from Bhutan, and carefully dyed and aged, the work is completed by two embossings created in the final process—a beautifully hand-sculpted bee and the printer’s chops into the corners.” The print will put you back about $6000 and supposedly only about 20 […]

Openings: Kuksi & Rocha @ Joshua Liner Gallery

The frigid gusting wind on Manhattan’s west side did nothing to discourage an art-hungry crowd from attending Saturday evening’s Kris Kuksi and Pat Rocha openings at Joshua Liner Gallery. As mentioned in our preview, Kuksi’s work really needs to been seen in person to be believed. Each piece is obsessively constructed of hundreds upon hundreds of individual parts to form a frightening yet beautiful world of men and monsters. And with some works measuring over 10 feet in length, one could spend hours and hours […]

Preview/Interviews: Amy Sol @ Mondo Bizzarro

Amy Sol’s “Smoke & Water” opens at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery on December 6th in Italy. With her show still being about 2 weeks away, fans of Amy Sol’s work are on the edge of their seats. Luckily, Amy has been keeping us in the loop through her blog. We know that many of you can’t get enough of Amy so we asked her some questions. Here is an excerpt from the interview where she talks a little about one of her pieces: “there is a […]

Openings: Shag and Calma @ Jonathan LeVine

Last night, AM was on hand at Jonathan LeVine for the preview of two great shows, Shag’s Voyeur (previewed/interviewed) and Stephan “Calma” Doitschinoff’s Novo Mundo. Shag’s work is nothing less than magnetic from the second one enters the gallery. Each painting is sharp and vibrant in its given color palette, and all the works together form a rainbow that shocks the viewer’s senses! (Think of a “mod” fiesta for the eyes.) In addition to the paintings, there is an installation room, with floating metallic fishes […]

Kenwood Vineyards’ Shepard Fairey wine

AM is crazy about art, but we also appreciate many of the other finer things in life. However, sometimes our art obsession leaves little time to think about anything else. That’s why we were happy to see that California’s Kenwood Vineyards has come up with a way to simultaneously enjoy urban art and wine that is much better than the previous method of drinking “Mad Dog” on the streets of Williamsburg. For the 30th installment of their artist series, Kenwood has collaborated with Shepard Fairey […]

Preview: Kuksi & Rocha @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening shows tomorrow at Joshua Liner Gallery are two artists whose work couldn’t be more different, yet are interesting in their own way. In Gallery I, Kris Kuksi’s Imminent Utopia showcases his intricate mixed-media assemblages made from “model kits, injection-molded toy soldiers and animals, plastic skulls, knick-knack figurines, and mechanical parts.” The size and detail of some of these works have to be seen in person to be believed – AM will be bringing you opening pics, which should give you more of an idea […]

Preview: Travis Louie @ Merry Karnowsky (Berlin)

Travis Louie has a show opening in Berlin on November 22 entitled Inhuman Oddities at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery; also opening at the gallery is Kill Pixie’s Super Systems. It will be a busy November for Travis as he will be exhibiting in NY at the end of the month (but more on this later). Judging from the images of the paintings and the pre-sketches he sent us, this show will focus on his fantastical creatures (like the turnip head seen above) rather than his […]

Openings: Dreamscapes @ Definition Gallery

Kim at Definition Gallery forwarded us some images from their group show Dreamscapes, which includes some artists that we think are headed for bigger things like Michael Page, Martin Wittfooth, Dan May and Andy Kehoe (seen above). We like Page’s storytelling, Wittfooth’s textures, May’s linework, and Kehoe’s wonderful landscapes. These artists all paint surreal scenes and creatures from deep within their imaginations, hence the title of the show. More photos after the jump.

Releases: Banksy Print – Nola

Guess who’s back…? Banksy and POW have just released a new print “Nola” for all the fans that have been waiting patiently all year. This print was based on his recent New Orleans work “Rain Girl”. “Are you tired of looking out the window at the grey and the rain? Then why not draw the curtains, curl up on the sofa and gaze lovingly at this cheerful little number. It’s the latest print from the pseudonymous mister Banksy and its called ‘Nola’.” -POW It’s been […]