Sotheby’s contemporary art gallery in London S|2 is currently housing an exhibition (running until May 27th) of new works by Charming Baker (covered) entitled Sweet Nothing. The solo includes canvases, a series of studies on paper, and large scale drawings. Known to purposefully damage his work by drilling, cutting and even shooting it, the British artist intentionally puts into question the preciousness of art and the definition of its beauty, adding to the emotive charge of the work he produces. Working towards his new exhibition, he has described his overriding […]
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On March 22, Milk Studios in Hollywood was the site of the VIP opening preview of Charming Baker’s solo exhibition Lie Down I Think I Love You. The artist’s largest show to date explored the unpredictable nature of love through 20 paintings, as well an over-sized sculptural installation of a plastic toy passenger plane, prints, and other sculptures. Big names within the art world came to view the new body of work, including Hammer Museum Board of Trustees member Kevin Wall, Hammer Museum’s David Morehouse, […]
This Thursday March 21st, London-based artist Charming Baker will return to Los Angeles for his first showing in five years. For his show Entitled Lie Down I Think I Love You, the artist has made a new series of works exploring the unpredictable nature of love. Charming also has challenged himself to work on a much larger scale, so to exhibit this new series, he enlisted the help of Milk Studios and their plane hanger. This robust show contains mediums such as oil on canvas, linen, wood […]
Following the success of last year’s RE:DEFINE benefit art auction and exhibition (covered), MTV is again holding its star-studded event to benefit the grassroots HIV & AIDS charity – the Staying Alive Foundation. Curators of the event, THE FUTURE Tense also return with a fresh cast of both established and emerging artists including Ryan McGinness (above), Marc Quinn, Scott Campbell, Tat Ito, Dave White, Charming Baker, Parra, Michael Reisch, Jen Stark, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Gérard Rancinan, Pedros Matos, Jim Houser, Swoon, Aakash Nihalani and more. The […]
Last night in London, Dreweatts kicked off an important week of auctions at the major houses with decidedly weak results. At a mere shadow of the £300,800 – 429,400 estimate, their October Urban Contemporary Art Sale realized a total of £166,320 ($258,646) non-inclusive of Buyer’s Premiums, barely half the low end estimate. These lackluster results lie in stark contrast to some of the compelling sales booked during various September auctions, where record results were made at Bonhams Urban Art Sale, MTV:REDEFINE, as well as with […]
Every Thing Must Go (previewed), the new Charming Baker pop-up show in London’s Covent Garden opened on Thursday 7 July. It was a well-organised, confidently-run operation on the night. Guests were looked after by a tag-team of hosts including the artist himself, his manager Tim Fennell, Pat Magnarella and Roger Klein of Pat Magnarella Management, and the Jealous Gallery crew. Art may or may not be the new rock and roll, but both worlds mixed comfortably at the event which was attended by the likes […]
Charming Baker is back in London with a new pop-up exhibition that previews this evening at Mercer Street Studios (16 Mercer Street), an attractive space in Covent Garden. AM had a nose around the venue during the final preparations to check out Baker’s recent canvases, prints, as well as sculptures — a medium we haven’t associated with him before. All the canvases have already pre-sold, which may help to explain why the artist appeared so relaxed on the eve of his show. Every Thing Must […]
Charming Baker has sent us a video interview about his recent “Stupid has a new Hero” show in New York (covered). You’ll see some funny sequences of him running through the streets of Chinatown and Lower East Side with his paintings. Charming also talks about his Michelle Obama piece and his unique approach for concept creation. Discuss Charming Baker here.
AM was on hand to experience the private opening of Charming Baker’s latest show “Stupid has a new Hero” at New York Studio Gallery (previewed). The pop up show welcomed a slew of friends and fans of London-based artist’s clever yet abrasive paintings. Charming and crew rolled out the red carpet for all to enjoy the special night by making sure everyone walked away with something in their hand; he even set up a cool hand silkscreen station where people could make their own prints […]
Our friend Charming Baker has been busy setting up shop for his first ever show in New York. As promised in our teaser, here’s an inside look from New York Studio Gallery where the crew is putting the finishing touches on the exhibition which is set to open to the public tomorrow, May 14th. Remember this show only runs for two weeks, so make it count. Check out the exclusive preview after the jump.