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Preview: Aurel Schmidt’s Man Eater @ Deitch

This Saturday, Aurel Schmidt opens her second solo show Maneater at Soho’s Deitch Projects. For those not familiar with the work of this exciting emerging artist, Schmidt’s intricate and detailed drawings combine small elements such as bugs and cigarettes into beautiful and grotesque compositions. According to the Deitch Web site, ” In Man Eater, Ms. Schmidt adapts her technique of punk assemblage drawing to masterpieces of Modernist Art, gravitating towards the most iconic and most macho. Picasso’s Weeping Women are her first meal, eaten up […]

Ron English’s “Abama” original at Opera Gallery

Contemporary artist Ron English has been very busy lately. After creating his iconic fusion portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in support of the upcoming presidential campaign, Ron has been seen in Denver for the Democratic convention and now returns home to the New York tri-state area to showcase his famous “Abama” image. By now many have seen Ron English’s “Abama”. The original black and white silkscreen from Upper Playground sold out in minutes. Ron has provided Arrested Motion with some exclusive news for those that are interested […]

Preview: Beyond Baby Tattooville

Had the opportunity to check out the “Beyond Baby Tattooville” exhibit at the Riverside Art Museum a couple weeks back. Strangely enough, opening night is on Oct 4th to coincide with the weekend of Baby Tattooville, but the work was put up for public viewing on Sept 4th. Here is a quick turnaround video of the exhibit. There will be one piece from all the artists last year as well as one piece from all the artists this year in the exhibit. I believe there […]

Preview: Outsiders by Lazarides – NYC

So after tearing up the UK urban art scene for the past few years… the infamous Lazarides is going to hold a surprise show in the “big apple” next week. Laz is a UK gallery known for representing some of the most notable artists in the Urban/Street scene such as Banksy, Micallef and Faile. It will be interesting to see what they bring to represent in their first New York show. More to come as Arrested Motion will be on hand at the invite-only preview […]

Preview: Murakami Retrospective – Frankfurt, Germany

photo via New YorkerDid you miss the Takashi Murakami Retrospective exhibition this year at the MOCA LA and the Brooklyn Museum? You’ll soon get another chance to see the creator of the “SuperFlat” art movement this weekend in Frankfurt, Germany. The Museums für Moderne Kunst will be opening its doors this Friday (Sept 26th, 2008) for a special “preview night” for members and patrons of the Museum. The exhibition is open to the general public officially on Saturday (Sept 27th, 2008). While we all wait […]

Preview: Baby Tattooville

The second annual Baby Tattooville is fast approaching (October 3-5). This unique event, billed as a “limited edition retreat for artists & collectors,” has grown on us and Arrested Motion will be on hand to cover the event. The idea was for 50 paying attendees to spend the weekend participating in scheduled activities (panels, workshops, etc) and to socialize with the event’s artists. This year’s featured artists are Ana Bagayan, Glenn Barr, Dave Cooper, Bob Dob, Joe Ledbetter, Brandi Milne, Daniel Peacock, Shag, Amy Sol […]

Preview: Kaws at Emmanuel Perrotin

“I’m sure” 68×68 Today Kaws (AKA Brian Donnelly) will open his exhibition “Saturated” at Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami. Ending his long hiatus from the gallery circuit, Kaws will make his long awaited return with a gallery known for representing blue chippers such as: Takashi Murakami and Robert Stadler. Curated by mainstream tastemaker and producer Pharrell Williams with works stemming from animation icon “Sponge Bob SquarePants”, Kaws is certainly making a splash with his return to the gallery circuit! We can’t wait to see what he […]