We heard a rumor that the economy is not well and the art market is hurting. Apparently, the folks attending Sothebyâ€™s Contemporary Day auction donâ€™t agree. Today’s sale yielded solid results, with 337 lots pulling in over 21.5 million USD. Among the amazing lineup of artists, such as Warhol, Basquiat, Kippenberger and Cy Twombly, AM noted the inclusion of two iconic names from the “Urban Art” genre: Shepard Fairey and Banksy. More after the jump…
Jeff Soto makes his United Kingdom debut this week with his solo show entitled “The Inland Empire” (teased) opening Thursday, May 14th, at Stolenspace. AM caught up with Soto ahead of the show to try and understand how the show came together, the symbolism and meaning behind his new work and how fatherhood has changed his career as an artist. Read the entire interview and see some sneak peeks of the work after the jump. Note: The interview contains use of strong language.
The vaults under Waterloo Station have been taken over by artistic director Kevin Spacey and his team from the Old Vic Theatre for their latest venture: Tunnel 228.Â A very cool “pop up” art show and theatre experience that seems to have come out of nowhere. Via a mysterious website which poses as a legit business, people can get free tickets to the event via a hidden link that allows the visitor to participate in the project. The show includes work by ATMA, Mark Jenkins, Antony […]
Fresh off his “Amused Loon” show last October at Joshua Liner, Damon Soule returns to his former stomping grounds with a new body of work. Entitled “Same Loud No“, Soule’s triumphant return to the Bay Area (his last show was in ’06) boasts a bevy of geometrics, prime numbers, acid casualties and other-worldy existence. AM swung by the Fecal Face Gallery on opening day, check out the pictures after the jump.
Australian up-and-comerÂ Melissa Haslam visits Los Angeles for her latest exhibition “Wild Fields”Â at LeBasse Projects opening this Saturday, May 9th, in the gallery’s project room. Her interesting use of independent girls and hauntingly beautiful botanic backdrops has caused quite a buzz with fans and collectors. Haslam’s been busy prepping for the opening,Â but made some time for a quick interview with AM. Read the interview and see a preview of the show after the jump…
Yoskay Yamamotoâ€™s (interviewed) latest body of work “Hello and Goodbye” (previewed) will open this Saturday, May 9th, at LeBasse Projects. Yoskay has been heads-down for the better part of 2009 crafting an intricate series of paintings for what looks to be a tremendous exhibition. Yoskay shares with AM his creative process for the “Possibly Maybe” piece from this show. See the entire step-by-step creative process after the jump.
One of our favorite artists, Audrey Kawasaki’s first solo show in Japan is opening this weekend at Space Yui Gallery in Tokyo. The show entitled “Watching Shadows” or “Kageboushi” will feature about 9 paintings, various sold-out editions, as well as an exclusive print of “Carry On” (more on that layer). Excited to find out more about the largest body of work (paintings) since her Italy show, we caught up with Audrey before she left for Japan and asked her a few questions. The answers as […]
Â April definitely did not fool around when it came to artwork. The staff atÂ AM selects some notable stories of the month for the readers inÂ this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.
Stencil sensations Logan Hicks and Broken Crow (Mike Fitzsimmons & John Grider) took some time do an interview with AM for their upcoming “drive-by” show “Broken Horse.” The much anticipatedÂ urban stencilÂ show will be held inÂ an awesome venue that was once the Hamilton Savings & Loan in Brooklyn, opening tomorrow, May 1st, from 7-11pm. Keep in mind that this show will only be up through the weekend, so be sure to check it out before it closes Sunday. Check out the preview pictures after the jump.
We had an inkling this would be a strong show from Sam Flores when AM first hooked up last month for a creative process article for his upcoming show.Â As we saw more images leaked from his show entitled “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories,” opening this Saturday, May 2nd at Subliminal Projects, we became more and more excited about this body of work. Flores really pushed himself creating works for this exhibition.Â As he puts it: “this new show is a transformation.Â I wanted […]
After a whirlwind tour of the nation over the past two years, Shepard Fairey is finally returning for an event inÂ the City of Angels. This event will be a small showcaseÂ to illustrate some of Obey’s fine works. ThisÂ eventÂ is presentedÂ in conjunction with Arkitip to coincide with the release of the latest issue (#51) of the magazine (featuring Shepard). As with all issues, a special limited edition “artist contribution” gift will be included with every magazine. Previous special collaborations with numerous high profile artists have quickly sold […]
Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) show “La Noche de La Fusion” opens this Saturday, May 2nd, at Corey Helford Gallery. AM stopped by his studio to learn more about this self-created festival celebrating a “night of fusion” of different cultures, the joys and bitterness of life and elements of the earth. For those who RSVP early enough, get ready for costumed ladies from Baseman’s world, performers, carnival games, large-scale sculptures and much more. Take a look at some of the paintings and plans for the show as […]