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Highlights: Recommended Openings For September 24-30

Leading the charge this week is the return of the renowned Antony Micallef to Lazarides Rathbone Place with his first solo show in almost three years since rocking things out in Los Angeles. September is winding down and the art machine is ready to kick it into full gear as we head into the month of October. The big fairs down in Miami are just around the corner as well, so be sure to keep checking AM for all the latest news and sneak previews.  Check out […]

Publications: “The Rest Is Up To You”

In a way reminiscent of how some artists have collaborated with their kids in creating art (think Jeff Soto (interviewed) & daughter Shannon or Tim Biskup & daughter Tigerlily), there is a new book out entitled “The Rest Is Up To You.” We don’t know who Cohen Morano is, but his father sure hooked it up for the first-grader.  He sent some watercolors by the boy to a illustrious list of artists and had them collaborate with the resulting art becoming the basis of this […]

Openings: Faile – “Law of Fives” Group Show @ Perry Rubenstein

Last night, AM visited Perry Rubenstein gallery for their 5 year anniversary show – “The Law of Fives.” This group show featured the works of FAILE (which we will focus on), but the exhibition also includes Zilla Leutenegger, Teresa Margolles, Robin Rhode and Richard Woods. Faile created an impressive installation utilizing their signature “Boxes” to go along with the 4 other featured artists. But, the exclusive stuff was behind the scenes where our friend Rob from The Most Beautifullest Thing got a little sneak peak at some future works from the […]

Interviews / Preview: Antony Micallef – “Becoming Animal” @ Lazarides London

One of London’s most anticipated shows of the year is almost upon us with Antony Micallef’s “Becoming Animal” opening this week at Lazarides gallery’s Rathbone Place location. We certainly got excited after seeing the new image of one of the show pieces he recently put on his website here – and it certainly seemed to fit with the dark tone he described to us. This is the first solo outing from Micallef since his sell out show in Los Angeles, “Impure Idols,” in 2007 where […]

Preview: COMPLEX Magazine October/November Issue – Clipse x KAWS Cover

The ever productive KAWS has produced another sick magazine cover. He’s collaborated with the rap duo Clipse many times before (including designing their album art). This time, he puts them in his signature blister packaging with imagery in the background from a painting in his recent Honor Fraser show “The Long Way Home” (covered here and here). The magazine hits newsstands on Oct. 6, but COMPLEX was nice enough to show us the cover and behind-the-scenes video before then. More images after the jump.

Studio Visits: Shepard Fairey – “Obama Campaign”

In anticipation of Shepard Fairey’s upcoming retrospective at the Andy Warhol Musueum in October, we thought it would be appropriate to dip into our vault and give you a little gem we’ve been saving for the perfect time. Last November, AM had the pleasure of visiting Shepard Fairey’s Obey/Studio Number One/Subliminal Projects headquarters in Los Angeles a few days after Barack Obama won the presidential election. You would think that Shepard and his crew would be taking a breather and enjoying the fruits of their […]

Behind the Scenes: The Date Farmers – “Medicine Crow” Print

We recently saw some behind the scenes photos of the making of The Date Farmers’ newest print “Medicine Crow” from Modern Multiples. If the image looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you saw it at their most recent exhibition, “Strange Fruit,” currently showing at FIFTY24SF. Sounds like there are three colorways so far – “Watermelon,” “Cotton Candy” and “Southwest.” Take a look at the photo set after the jump.

Openings: The London Police – “Brothers in Arms” @ Carmichael Gallery

The London Police opened a huge show last week in Los Angeles at the Carmichael Gallery located out on La Brea. The art lovers of LA came out in strong numbers to support the show and to catch the premiere of the Ashton Kutcher produced “Brothers In Arms” short film (teased) that chronicled 5 days of the TLP being handcuffed together during the final touches of their show. The flim is hilarious and came out so good. Thanks to NOMAD (who’s still in town after his […]

Openings: Scion Installation 5 – “Self Portrait” (LA)

Last Saturday, Scion’s Installation Art Tour which originally started at Art Basel – Miami last year, arrived at it’s final destination – Culver City.  After stops in Detroit, Phoenix, Minneapolis, New York, San Jose, Philadelphia, and Portland, this year’s “Self Portraits” themed art will be auctioned off (artnet) to benefit Creative Capital, a national artist support organization.  Take a look at the opening as well as all the art work after the jump and get to bidding as there are bargains to be had…

Video: Jonathan Yeo – “Porn Equals Art”

One of the more interesting artists from Lazarides, Jonathan Yeo, just released a video featuring some of his recent work; his porn collages in particular. He discusses the origins of his technique, the process, and interesting “finishing touches” that he needs to find for each of his pieces. Besides the video, there are two other bits of news from Yeo. The first is that as of yesterday, a new series of 30 original works, entitled “Ode to Autumn” was made available at the Shop at […]