Last night, AM had the opportunity to attend a very special event held by Bonhams LA. A unique panel of speakers from different corners of the Urban art genre gathered to discuss the state of the Urban art market and the economics/dynamics of today’s art marketplace. This was a lively discussion moderated by Seth Carmichael of the Carmichael Gallery. Artists such as US based Shepard FaireyÂ and UK based Charming Baker mingled with Art Critic: Shana Dambrot, Film maker: Jon Reiss, and Cataloger @ Bonhams: […]
Last night KAWS had a very special opening reception to kickoff his new exhibition at Gering & LÃ³pez Gallery in New York. This marks his highly anticipated return to the New York fine art scene. AM friend: Wendy from Nitrolicious was invited by Edison Chen to join the opening night festivities which included celebrities and industry notables such as: Haze, Edison Chen, Dr. Romanelli, Peter Wentz (Fall Out Boy) and Leo (Union). The works varied in medium and size including Acrylic on canvas, Fiberglass sculpture, […]
If you needed another reason to attend the Audrey Kawasaki curated drawing show at Thinkspace friday night, here are two more for you. She will be releasing these two prints at the show (no phone or email orders) entitled Uria seen above and “Hakuchou no shi” (death of a swan) seen below. They will be giclees on hahnemuhle photo rag fine art archival paper, hand-signed & numbered, 9″ x 12″, and limited to runs of 200 each. Although Audrey’s prices have steadily been on the […]
In conjunction with his show “Tainted” (previewed) opening this weekend at Copro Nason, Tin will be releasing two prints for the two paintings seen here – “Hi” and “Stopping for Strangers.” These will be sized at 17 x 12″ and will be offered with two options – framed ($300) and unframed ($100). Limited to an edition of 30 total for each image, these will go fast so email or call Copro Nason if you want these. Discuss this show here. Discuss Tin here.
AM friend Rhinomilk sent some pics of setup for the Paul Insect show at Fifty24F Gallery for our readers to peruse.Â This show, his first solo in the States, is entitled “Idea of Freedom” and will open tomorrow night in SF. “The exhibition aims to bring to our attention how our ‘idea of freedom’ is simply a facade for technology’s overbearing reach into our everyday lives and happiness. How ‘hope’ is measured by new emails and updates on our favorite blogs and sex sites. How […]
What were you doing on election night? While America was eagerly waiting for “Change”, Audrey Kawasaki was busy doing some change of her own. Audrey brought her whole drawing room from home and dropped it off inside Thinkspace Gallery for her show (previewed) this Friday.Â AM decided to stop by to take some pictures of the installation process to share with our readers … more after the jump.
Got an email this morning from Mindstyle about the release of Ron English’s Abraham Obama Bust. Along with Shepard Fairey’s work, the Obama x Abraham Lincoln remix by English would probably be one of the top two most iconic Obama images out there. There will be multiple colorways released with each one limited to 50. More info after the jump.
Just like how the bridesmaids aren’t suppose to be more beautiful than the bride at a wedding, Audrey Kawasaki appears to be making sure she’s not going to be upstaged at at her own drawing show. Curated by Audrey, “The Drawing Room” (teased) opens this Friday, November 7th at Thinkspace Gallery. She’s submitting around a dozen works on both paper and wood including this amazing die-cut piece seen above. To our knowledge, this is the first time she has used this technique. Judging from the […]
Ron English’s show “The Secret History of KISS” (previewed) opened last weekend at the Shooting Gallery. He took the band’s trademark face paint and melded it with baroque era-styled paintings for an unexpected effect. It’s like he used a time machine, took Rembrandt hostage, and forced him to add the iconic makeup to his paintings. This show also reminded us as to how amazing and versatile Ron’s technical skills are. More photos after the jump.
One of the shows we are looking forward to this weekend is Jeremiah Ketner’s “Morning Showers” opening on November 7th at the Melanee Cooper Gallery in Chicago.Â Ketner has really taken his work to another level with his recent shift to focusing on a central character and a mastery of his distinctive color palette.Â There really seems to be a comforting sense of balance to his compositions in this new body of work.Â He was gracious enough to take some time to answer some questions […]