Newjungle (left), Madgladtree (center),Â Wildjungle (right) AM was on hand as Kenny Scharf opened his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles since 2005.Â Honor Fraser Gallery was filled with groovy, brightly colored florescent paintings and sculptures from the legendary Pop artist.Â Continuing with his mission of penetrating the boundaries of fine art through the use and reference of popular culture, Scharf’s paintings features characters from the Hanna-Barbera universe, mainly The Flinstones and The Jetsons. Read the rest of the entry and view more photos after […]
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Continuing with our coverage of Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s massive kick off of the new art season, AM brings you Mark Dean Veca’s “As Cold As They Come.” This psychedelic body of work continues where his last show “Paintings, Wall Drawings, and Collaborations” left off (covered/interviewed). At the center is “Popeyeconography,” which is a series based on the classic Popeye cartoon. It was great to see Brutus, Olive Oyl, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea redone under Mark’s surreal biomorphic style. He even had time to sneak in […]
On September 30th, Darren Romanelli (Dr. Romanelli) and Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot) will be presenting Twentieth Century Boy, a one-night show featuring new paintings by Masakatsu Sashie (covered) paying tribute to T. Rex. For those who don’t know, T. Rex was a 70s British glam-rock band led by singer/songwriter/guitarist Marc Bolan, probably best known for their hit Bang a Gong (Get It On) from the album Electric Warrior (later covered and made a hit again by 80s “supergroup” Power Station). Apparently, Sashie is a big […]
Looks like the VIP’s over at BBC (Pharrell & Nigo et al.) got an early look at the Takashi Murakami show we told you about earlier that will be opening on September 15th over at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Paris.Â As expected, there were several colorways of the “Kanye Bear” (seen above) along with some “Self Portraits by Mr. Superflat. More images after the jump.
Fifteen years is a long time. For a magazine & brand that pioneered coverage of art that nobody else wanted to cover, Juxtapoz has come a long way. Humble websites like ours probably would not be around if not for their efforts to expose our generation to artists who otherwise would not have gotten any publicity. So imagine what a treasure trove of works they will be able to come up with for a 15th Anniversary Auction. We are salivating just thinking about it. The […]
The anticipation that has been built up over the past few months by Ryan McGinley, starting with his few teaser pieces at Art Basel, has finally culminated in the opening of his first solo show in over a year. Arguably the best photographer of his generation and one of the freshest talents today, McGinley debuted a exhibition of 24 new photographs ranging in size from the manageable 9″x14″ to the spectacularly impressive 110″x72″. More photos from opening night after the jump…
Following a successful showing in Austin (here), New Brow: Contemporary Underground Art will be returning to San Francisco for another showing, this time following Kevin E. Taylor and Erik Otto’s “Terrestrial Syndrome” show at Shooting Gallery. Â Featuring many of the artists, collectors and curators behind the pop-surrealist/low-brow/street-art scenes, New Brow will be showing at the Other Cinema on Sept. 12th at 8:30 PM, see you there! Trailers after the jump.
This is a show that weâ€™ve been waiting patiently for. Evan Hecox is finallyÂ visiting New York and taking over the entire Joshua Liner Gallery. Only Tomokazu Matsuyama (covered) and AIKO (covered) has been bold enough to create a large enough body of work which utilizes the entire gallery space. Known for eye-catching urban landscapes of various locales around the world, Evan has a knack for bringing even the most mundane places to life. For his first solo with the gallery, Evanâ€™s focus will be of […]
A few weeks ago, the Boston ICA closed it’s doors on the record breaking “Supply & Demand” retrospective (covered)Â for Shepard Fairey. In case you missed the announcement here on AM, there still will be 2 more stops for this amazing show – first at the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh) and then at the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (Cincinnati). So, the next stop is Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – the home town of Andy Warhol and at none other than the Warhol Museum. In preparation […]
As AM turns its eyes to October, one of the shows that stands out is Adam Neate’s new solo at Elms Lester. Following the fantastic Dalek & Delta show this month is “A New Understanding,” a body of work that Neate has been working on for 2 years. There has been news here and there from the cardboard street specialist, but we are really looking forward to seeing what Neate has to offer because in his own words â€œthis body of work has changed totally […]