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Teaser: Gary Baseman @ Urbanix (Israel)

Internationally known artist, Gary Baseman, will be opening a show in Israel at Urbanix on January 8th entitled “The Sacrificing of Cake.” Judging from the show description, this body of work will be intriguing as it is rooted in some personal experiences.  Also, we will be interested to see the appearance of the “dragons” as we don’t believe he has used that imagery before. “He presents in his works the image of the dragon “Uga” (meaning “cake” in Hebrew), slaughtered again and again by feminine […]

Wang Zhi Jie @ Basel Week Miami

Continuing with our coverage of Basel Week Miami, AM wanted to highlight another tantalizing find from the Scope/Art Asia fair: Wang Zhi Jie Wang Zhi Jie is a contemporary artist from China that wields a skillful brush and conjures up some very sexy and appealing imagery. He specializes in drawing “innocent girls” conducting what are perceived to be provocative actions. He uses big dreamy & shiny eyes to symbolize the innocence of these young girls and focuses on them “mimicking” adult poses/situations. More info and pics […]

David Choe – Choegal Origins

David Choe posted up some images on his blog that showed some of the creative process behind his Choegal figure that he recently released. He included a painting that Choegal was apparently based on as well as progress shots of the sculpt, various faces, etc…  Check out the photo set after the jump.

Allison Sommers Sculptures

It’s always tricky when artists attempt to convert their work from 2D to 3D.  It needs to be done in such a way that the sculpture is able to capture the essence of their work and make it instantly recognizable.  Some artists will hire others to bring their vision and ideas to fruition, perhaps because sculpting is not their forte or they rather use their time to concentrate on their primary medium such as painting – for example – Jeremy Fish (recently), Scott Musgrove, or […]

Preview: The Perfect Merge – Herakut

Looks like some preview images have come out for Herakut’s upcoming “The Perfect Merge” book. It incorporates some of the images from their outstanding “Dirty Laundry” show and definitely will be something that we will be adding to our collection. Preview images after the jump.

Takashi Murakami Retrospective @ MMK Frankfurt

AM has brought a little holiday cheer straight from Europe.  Continuing with our coverage of Takashi Murakami’s show at the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany (previewed here), we took some pictures of the amazing retrospective for the founder of the “superflat” art movement. Kaikai & Kiki animation video preview from the retrospective. The MMK has dedicated all three floors of its museum for the massive show of over 130 works containing various media – painting, sculpture, installation, and video. We can see that some timeless Murakami masterpieces […]

Teaser: Manifest HOPE Gallery – DC

Get ready Washington D.C., because January is going to be a busy month. Sure, the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama is the big event. But if that isn’t enough, Manifest Hope will be stopping into town. After a momentous “hit and run” show in Denver during the week of the Democratic National Convention, the Manifest Hope Gallery will be making an appearance in Washington before the inauguration (Jan. 17th – 19th). The event will again highlight the artists behind the grass roots movement that helped propel […]

David Choe “Choegal” Signing

AM stopped by yesterday at GR2 for the signing and release of David Choe’s “Choegal” toy. Many fans braved the cold weather and some lined up for over an hour to get their figure as well the poster of the current Giant Robot magazine cover signed.  More photos after the jump.

Releases: Tim Biskup – Disco Tree Print

Tim Biskup recently posted on his blog about a print that Dance Right is releasing that is a variation on his “Tree of Life” print.  It’s a collaboration because MFG took the original image (seen below) and altered it (seen above).  Pretty affordable as prints go for $35.  Details after the jump.

Vuitton x Murakami Installation: Multicolore “Wrapped”

Winter is a time to see some of the most beautiful lights and installations designed to spread some holiday cheer and attract the eyes of would be shoppers. So, what’s so special about the new installation at Louis Vuitton’s NYC store on 5th Ave? One word: Multicolore. The world renowned Takashi Murakami has once again joined forces with Louis Vuitton to “wrap” the prominent flagship store with its signature “33 colors” for the holiday season! Following the successful collaboration between Murakami x Louis Vuitton earlier […]