Fans came out by the hundreds and waited for hours in a line that stretched down La Cienega Blvd. to check out artist and designer KAWS’ latest solo exhibition entitled, “The Long Way Home,” which opened last night at Honor Fraser. Fans loved the latest series of abstractions and were delighted that KAWS was pushing the boundaries of his creativity.This show is the first time there’s nothing identifiable with my aesthetic except the palette and the way it’s painted. There’s no X eyes. I feel […]
Josh Keyes recently revealed two new paintings he has completed entitled “Flutter” and “Scorch.” With his participation in the SCOPE NY art fair (which AM will cover) in March and his upcoming solo in May at David B. Smith Gallery, we suspect these will make their appearance at one of these venues. With his predilection for creating works in series, look for him to explore these themes a little more as he fleshes out his new body of work. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
AM dropped by Brandt Peters’ solo show â€œCackle Factoryâ€ (interviewed/previewed) which runs through February 27th at Gallery 1988 LA.Â Â As you will see from theÂ photos,Â the scuptures andÂ customs round out this body of work nicely.Â His unique color palette and details are much more impressive in person so make sure you stop by for a look as there is only one more week left for the exhibition.Â Â See all the photos after the jump.
On the eve before his solo show at Honor Fraser, KAWS kicked things off with, “I Can’t Feel My Face,” a VIP party and art exhibition at Culver City’s Japanese-style maid cafe Royal/T. Party-goers were surrounded with a stunning array of artwork and sculptural pieces from over 25 contemporary artists, hand-picked by KAWS from owner and collector Susan Hancock’s collection. Another huge treat for those in attendance was the OriginalFake pop-up shop set up inside the space, featuring limited edition merchandise and toys, including a […]
Natalia Fabia’s show at Corey Helford “Hooker DreamEscapes” is opening tomorrow (Feb 21st) in the Culver City art district. Her new body of work as evidenced by the title features plenty of her favorite muses – Hookers! Well, they actually represent any “strong, independent, talented, hot chick” to her. She talks about this as well as her experience at the Art Center, thoughts on painting Pink for the Worlds on Fire show and more in the interview after the jump…
This Saturday sees London’s Black Rat Press open the doors to their second Annual Print Show which gives a unique insight into the way prints are created with print demonstrations with Matt Small and Black Rat’s master printers as well as the opportunity to ask the experts those technical questions you’ve never been able to ask before. In addition to several new editions there will also be the opportunity to pick up special small editions, hand coloured variants and other unique works by the Black […]
Who says the art market is having a down year? Not Lazaridesâ€¦ We’ve got a sneak peek of the UK urban juggernaut’s 2009 lineup and it seems to be bringing the gusto. With solos planned with exciting artists such as Ian Francis, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Blu, Invader, Vhils, Bast, and some surprises yet to be named, it seems that Laz is bringing some Red Bull to turbo-charge the scene. For the US market, Laz saved a little surprise as well. The “Outsiders” group show […]
Christie’s will be auctioning off the eclectic collection of the late Yves Saint Laurent next week starting Feb 23rd. The incredible collection of nearly 700 artworks were accumulated over decades by Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre BergÃ© valued at up to $425 million including Old Master drawings, Roman sculptures, Renaissance bronzes and works by Ingres, GÃ©ricault, Frans Hals, Picasso, Matisse, Braque, LÃ©ger and Mondrian. There are hopes among the art community that a highly publicized event, not seen since the heights of the Damien […]
Â AM had the chance to stop by Joshua Liner GalleryÂ to check out two great shows: Unexpected Occurrences by Oliver VernonÂ and Unfinished Business by CrashÂ (previewed). Both of these artists took us by surprise with their unique styles. Crash has long been regarded as one of the pioneers of graffiti art, but we noticed his worksÂ broughtÂ a mix of Lichtenstein meets the streets. His raw yet pop-y imagesÂ leaped out to grabÂ our attention as we passed by each painting.Â OliverÂ VernonÂ had a very interesting mix of geometric conformity vs. […]
Marcel Dzama recently collaborated with David Byrne on this video from N.A.S.A. featuring the track “The People Tree.” This isn’t Marcel’s first foray into the music field as he has done album cover work in the past for artists such as They Might Be Giants and Beck. If you remember, N.A.S.A. collaborated with Shepard Fairey on a previous music video “Money” (seen below). We wonder what other artists they have lined up for the future. Partially via Boing Boing thru TWBE. Check out other music […]