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Preview: Tomokazu Matsuyama @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Matzu and Joshua Liner Gallery were nice enough to invite AM for a sneak “peak” at Matzu’s full-gallery solo show, Glancing at the Twin Peaks, opening in NYC this Friday. Matzu and his helpers have been working around the clock to transform the space with paintings, murals and sculptures into one cohesive installation. And although the show was still a work in progress when we were there, from what we saw, it already looks to be a stunner. Check out our exclusive preview pics after […]

Openings: SÃo Paulo @ Scion Installation LA

AM was on hand at the opening of SÃo Paulo at Scion Installation LA this past Saturday. The show was curated by Choque Cultural in association with Jonathan LeVine and features work from some of Brazil’s best: Calma, Carlos Dias, MZK, Ramon Martins, Silvana Mello, Speto, Titi Freak and Zezão. Normally a white-walled gallery space, Scion Installation LA was completely transformed by the artists, each adding their own unique touch of SÃo Paulo’s color, vibrancy, grittiness, and energy with work that had influences of street […]

Weekend Chelsea gallery stroll

Its been a while, but this weekend, AM was lucky to be able to take the day to stroll around Chelsea, popping into any and every gallery that looked interesting. Over the course of the afternoon, two shows stood out: Lisa Yuskavage at David Zwirner and Paul Morrison at Cheim & Read. Yuskavage quickly became well known in the mid to late 1990’s for her overtly sexualized portraits of shapely women. For this show, her second for Zwirner, Yuskavage includes such portraits, some with faces […]

Second Helpings: February 2009

February is the last month of winter, but things heated up with some great stories. As always, we’ve got a healthy serving of Second Helpings for you. The staff at AM has selected some of the best stories that deserve another look. Get served after the jump.

Teaser: Todd Schorr “The World We Live In” @ Merry Karnowsky

One of most anticipated shows of the year is coming up at the end of this month at Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles. One of the giants in the “low brow/pop surrealism” scene, Todd Schorr, is opening his first solo show in quite some time entitled “The World We Live In.” Look for much more coverage of this show here on AM in the weeks leading up to the March 28th opening. Discuss Todd Schorr here. Discuss this show here.

On the streets: Faile vs. Supreme?

Looks like Faile has been working overtime in the streets of NYC at the expense of Supreme’s Spring ad campaign. Numerous ad posters were altered and remixed across the streets of New York. Faile replaced rocker Lou Reed’s “grill” with their infamous tiger face and also replaced the classic Supreme “box logo” on center of the shirt with the Collective’s catch phrase: “vanity”. Apparently this “remix” is a urban retaliation to Supreme’s annual guerrilla-spam ad campaigns. These campaigns allegedly consists of plastering numerous posters/pasters all […]

Openings: Yoshitomo Nara in NYC

Japanese pop art superstar Yoshitomo Nara opened his new eponymously titled solo show (teased) in NYC last night. Similar to his last several exhibitions, Nara collaborated with the design firm graf to construct a gallery installation, this time consisting of two tree-like, fairytale houses: one containing a mini studio space and the other filled with stuffed animals. Of course, the show also contained plenty of new drawings and paintings of Nara’s trademark petulant girls. And special for the opening, Japanese musical groups MAGO and Oorutaichi, […]

On the streets: New Banksy

A crispy new Banksy just popped up in Gillett Square (Hackney, UK). It seems that the recent “hammering” which the urban art market took in this week’s auctions (covered) have clearly not affected Banksy’s approach at all. It goes to show that his meteoric rise in popularity the past few years have not gotten to his head. His unique perspective on our world today are not driven by speculators or gallerists. Whether the art market is up or down, Sir Banksy reminds us that why his works belongs on the streets and not […]

Studio Visits / Interviews: Hush

UK artist Hush’s latest solo show, “Hymn to beauty” (teased), kicks off on March 5th at Carmichael Gallery in LA. In between finishing up the body of work and nabbing 6 hours sleep over 3 days, Hush welcomed AM to his studio to take a look at the work in progress, where we did a little interview with him. This and a chance to enter a giveaway contest for a set of signed Hush stickers after the jump…

Supreme x Damien Hirst: “Artist Series” Skate Decks

Art Connoisseur x Fashion x Skate mogul James Jebbia revealed his latest collaboration with superstar artist Damien Hirst in an intimate conversation with Interview. The top dog of the British art scene will be the featured artist designing the latest set of decks from the renowned Supreme “Artist Series”. Owner and creator of the “World Famous” Supreme skate brand; James Jebbia has long been a trailblazer in bringing skatedeck x Contemporary art collaborations to the forefront of the pop art culture. Having been a long time collector of some of […]