We’ve all heard the whispers about the troubled economy this year and how it may affect the art community. At Basel Week Miami this year, we saw first hand the rippling effects of the economic downturn on many of the galleries exhibiting. Sales were definitely a shadow of the previous year, with many galleries not making enough to cover their cost of travel to Miami. Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, which recently hosted a Kaws exhibition, made the announcement last week that it will be suspending operations […]
What do you get when one of the biggest collectors of this genre, Mark Parker (Nike), fully funds an artist like Scott Radke to create a commission? A masterpiece! Check out this complex set of sculptures by Radke done over a 4 month period. Stunning… and not small either, the sculptures range from 21″ to 53″. We talked to Scott a little bit about his process of working through this commission… Interview after the jump.
It was announced recently that Brazilian artist Joao Ruas has been pegged to replace James Jean as the new cover artist for the legendary comic book series Fables. In fact, he has already finished two covers (one seen above and one after the jump). We first noticed Ruas at the “Drawing Room” show curated by Audrey Kawasaki and ironically, his work at that time reminded us of Jean. Now that award winning artist Jean is moving on to the gallery circuit, Joao will will have […]
Last night marked the opening of Yoshitomo Nara’s solo show at Blum & Poe (previewed and teased). The show features a large scale sculptural installation, and a new series of paintings and drawings focusing on Nara’s signature pastel-hued girls. At the center of the exhibition was a prairie-style wagon installation by YNG, a collaboration between Yoshitomo Nara and Japanese design firm Graf. Functioning as a makeshift studio, the wagon features works in progress, completed drawings, and everyday items hand-picked by Nara. AM was also fortunate […]
Conor Harrington recently posted up images of the monstrous 16 x 85 feet wall he painted for the “Outsiders” show at The New Art Gallery Walsall. This work, whichÂ took Conor only nine days to finish, includes images ofÂ soldiers, a bull, a duke, a bishop and a Blood and is aptly entitled “The Masters of the Universe.”Â We don’t think it’s removable so we hope this is never painted over. More detailed photos after the jump.
Scion’s renowned “Installation Art Tour” is now in its 5th successful year of showcasing emerging and established artists nationwide across various mediums: video, painting, photography, and etc. After its first successful stop in Detroit, the traveling tour made a huge splash in Miami during Basel Week. The opening reception was held at the plush penthouse of the Raleigh hotel. With most of the artists involved in attendance and all of the brilliant cutting edge art at it’s disposal, Scion definitely knew how to entertain the […]
One of the features that AM will be working on is what we will call the “Collector Focus” articles where we will take a closer look atÂ certain peoples’ collections.Â As many of our readers are collectors themselves, we thought it would be interesting to highlight some notable pieces in more detail for your enjoyment. First up is one of Amy Sol’sÂ most recognizable pieces – “Peach, Yoshi & Subcon the land of dreams.” This amazing painting was exhibited at the “8-bit” show (video game themed) in […]
Danko Jones – King Of Magazines from Bad Taste Records on Vimeo. Baby Tattooville alum Dave Cooper and animator Nick Cross recently teamed with Canadian rock band Danko Jones to produce a music video for their song “King of Magazines.” Oddly, this is exactly the sort of video you would expect if classic Cooper characters were animated – a bouncy lush world filled with his voluptuous and lascivious women strangely pulsating to the beat. Make sure you check out this interview by Hi-Fructose about the […]
The Brooklyn Museum recently announced the launching of a new type of museum membership program that builds on the popularity and connectivity of online social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter. Called 1stfans, the program gives members access to the museum’s First Saturday events, where they will be able to meet and interact with other members and museum staff. Also, 1stfans will be kept up to date with museum news and events via Facebook, Twitter and email. And for the formal 1stfans launch on […]
Here are some photos of the group show at Lazarides (Newcastle) that has been running concurrently with the Candice Tripp show.Â Although, some of the work is old, there still were some interesting pieces including this older style Faile box.Â Other artists included Blu, Bast, Lucy Mclauchlan, Mode2, Antonio Diaz, JR, David Choe, Jonathan Yeo, Stanley Donwood, Kelsey Brookes, Micallef, Paul Insect, Conor Harrington, and 3D (Robert Del Naja) Rest of the photos after the jump.