You know the saying: “All good things must…” Well, after almost 8 fantastic years as the cover artist for the ground breaking comic series Fables, James Jean has finally completed his last cover for Vertigo/DC marking the close of a chapter in his astonishing career as an illustrator. But don’t worry, judging by the tremendous success of his first gallery show “Kinding” at Jonathan Levine last month (here), we’re positive that he’s destined for even bigger things as he starts his career as a “fine […]
The exhibition of Takashi Murakami’s latest work (teased) at the Gagosian’s smaller London gallery on Davies Street opened last night to an enthusiastic crowd. Arrested Motion was on hand to check out the latest from this prolific artist and leader of the Superflat movement. It turned out to be a small show that will accompany the major exhibition at Bilbao’s Guggenheim. The Gagosian space was dominated by just three massive works – two paintings from Murakami’s Time Bokan series and one simply huge piece featuring […]
Video of Shepard discussing the possible motives behind his arrest. When AM broke the news of Shepard Fairey’s arrestÂ last week (here), we couldn’t help but ask the question: With warrants outstanding for weeks, how come Shepard was not arrested at City Hall while attending a very public unveiling with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino? We posed the question for you readers to ponder the motives*** and left the rest to Shep & his legal team. That is until Wooster Collective posted aÂ very revealing article (here)Â through the […]
Wouldn’t it be great to travel the globe and check out your favorite artists in a foreign land? Well, our first WORLD TOUR is in the works. Here’s a little teaser to keep you busy… Can you guess where our first “tour-stop” is? Better yet, can you figure out who our AM correspondent is? (Hint: that’s his sketch book.)
Some interesting charity auctions are ending soon benefiting SHP (Single Homeless Project), a London-based charity working with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you recall, various street/urban artists donated some originals painted on records during the Street Art Awards last year, including Matt Small (above), Know Hope, SPQR, Grafter, Holly Thoburn, Rene Gagnon, Guy Denning, Case, and Dale Grimshaw.Â More images after the jump.
Black Maria’s “Muses” (previewed) group show opened February 7th and AM popped by to check it out. Muses features new work by Tin (above), Kendra Binney, and Jeremiah Ketner. If you are local but missed the opening, you can still drop by Black Maria to view the work until February 28th. Check out photos of the opening after the jump!
As AM reported in past months (here), the ailing financial situation has forced many notable galleries in the US and EU to close shop. While this disappointing trend in the western art markets concern many, it pales in comparison to the crisis that is currently plaguing China’s contemporary art market. In Beijing’s famed Dashanzi art quarter alone, over 50 galleries have gone out of business. Even the annual Asian International Art Fair scheduled for March 11-15 at New York’s Park Avenue Armory, has been canceled due […]
Amy Crehore opens her solo exhibition “Dreamgirls & Ukes” at Thinkspace this Friday, 2/13 @ 7pm. The show will feature Crehore’s signature dream-like sequences of iconic nudes and playful animal characters painted on linen and rare 1920’s ukuleles.Â Opening night will also feature a live performance of blues, rags, and jug band songs from the 20’s and 30’s by Crehore’s band, The Hokum Scorchers.Â For a better look at Crehore’s work, check out the in-depth interviewÂ posted by our friends at Sour Harvest. See the rest of […]
We are sure you all remember this video from a while back where Paris Hilton endorses Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) work. The Australian artist, who opened a show last week, apparently had time to take that encounter and paint Hilton as a superhero. Turns out she loves it… Perhaps it will end up on her walls somehow? Discuss Anthony Lister here.
Â Dan May (interviewed) was in attendance at the opening of his solo show â€œSlow Collisionâ€ this past Saturday at Copro Nason. In addition to having the pleasure of meeting and speaking with May himself, attendees were intrigued by May’s dreamlike, lush environments and delightful yet haunting humanoids and monsters. Check out all of the photos from the opening after the jump.