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Preview/Setup: Know Hope – “the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)” @ Carmichael Gallery

AM stopped by the Carmichael Gallery to check out the progress of Israeli street artist Know Hope’s first Los Angeles solo debut “the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)” (teased) opening tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th. His intricate gallery installation, comprised of paper raindrops, fishing twine and a lot of cardboard was really coming together. We were equally impressed with Know Hope’s new work for the show. His large mixed-media pieces just keep getting better and we were delightfully surprised to see that […]

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Sprout” @ David B. Smith Gallery

AM made the trip out to Denver this past weekend to check out the much anticipated solo show entitled “Sprout” from one of our favorite artists, Josh Keyes, at the David B. Smith Gallery. It was great to finally see the pieces in person since we only had studio shots up till this point. Josh was also kind enough to sign some show cards for our readers. Read on for our in-depth look at the show, details of the giveaway and see all the photographs, […]

Releases: James Jean x Pressure Printing – “Kindling”

When it comes to limited edition releases, one of the best in the game is Pressure Printing. This time they have teamed up with James Jean (interviewed) to produce this beautiful hand-finished print entitled “Kindling” (named after his last solo show) in a super-limited run of 10 (plus 5 Artist’s Proofs, 5 Printer’s Proofs, and 1 Bon á tirer).  No word how much this will go for yet but one will go into Asian Art Musuem’s permanent collection and a benefit auction by Hayao Miyazaki […]

Preview: Ryan McGinley @ Team Gallery – Basel Week Switzerland

Kicking off our coverage of Art Basel Switzerland, we take a look at the work of Ryan McGinley, quite simply one of the best photographers of his generation and a name you should know and keep an eye out for. His credentials and accolades are impressive and numerous, including being the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at the Whitney (2003), being named Photographer of the Year in 2003 by American Photo Magazine and capturing the Young Photographer Infinity Award by the International Center […]

Preview: Charming Baker “The Meaning of Everything” London Exhibition

It’s good to see our friend Charming Baker, whom we met last year at an LA group show, back in the spotlight. He sent us this addictive video featuring his artwork with the song “Some People Might Think You Look Ridiculous” by The Beautiful South. You can check out this painting at his upcoming show “The Meaning of Everything” at 50 Redchurch Street, London E2 7. This new body of work is a solo exhibition of new paintings and prints. The show runs from June 5th […]

Shepard Fairey x Arkitip – Launch Party & Installation @ ALIFE (Hollywood)

As we previously reported, Arkitip is putting out a special collaboration issue with Shepard Fairey and the release is right around the corner. To celebrate the launch of Issue 51 and all it’s Obey goodies, ALIFE is transforming their Hollywood retail location into a mini-gallery to host the release with Mr. Fairey. A giant 14 x 48 ft. billboard specifically designed by Shepard for the event will be erected directly above the store and the inside of the location itself will be transformed with a site specific installation. In […]

Second Helpings: May 2009

As May makes way for the Summer, we bring you another serving of some of the best stories to hit AM this month. Check out this month’s edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump…

Art Focus: Li Xiaofeng

Just as sculptor Jin Young Yu (interviewed), Wang Zhi Jie and Ayako Rokkaku caught our eye at Art Basel Miami last year, the recent Art Hong Kong fair introduced us to the stunning porcelain dress of Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Xiaofeng creates clothing from porcelain fragments from the Ming, Qing and Song dynasties and even more amazing are that they are wearable. Take a closer look after the jump…

Openings: “Whole in the Wall” @ Helenbeck Gallery

The “Whole in the Wall” group show at Helenbeck Gallery opened to an excited New York crowd this past Thursday. Adorning the walls of the massive, two-story space was work from: Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Ikon, Jonone, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee, Sharp, Sozyone, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, Silvio Magaglio and Victor Ash. The show explored the transition of street art from its graffiti roots in the early 70’s and 80’s to its modern day mixture of spray paint, […]

Openings/Interview: Matt Dangler “Searching for Satori” @ Gallery 1988 SF

Yesterday, AM swung by Gallery 1988 SF to check out Matt Dangler’s latest solo show, “Searching for Satori” (previewed).  Matt was kind enough to give us an intimate walk-through, explaining some of the pieces from the show and their meaning to him.  Check out what he had to say and our exclusive pictures, after the jump.