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Studio Visits: Holly Thoburn

Our friend Frankie from Campbarbossa sent over some images from Holly Thoburn’s studio as she prepares for her joint show with Peter Michael.  Entitled “Metropolis,” the show opens on October 22nd at the Sesame Gallery in London.  For this new body of work, Thoburn will be painting derelict walls and abstract imagery inspired by her extensive travels and photographs of urban environments. More images after the jump…

Preview: Ray Caesar @ Art London 2009

Ray Caesar with be showing with the Richard Goodall Gallery for this year’s Art London fair (Oct 8-12). The exhibition will include works created especially for the show, plus Ray’s personal Artist Proofs (a maximum of 2 prints per image) of earlier sold out editions. One of the foremost successful digital artists our there, Caesar draws on the experience of working 17 years in The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and previously remarked that “it is clear to me that this is the birthplace […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: “The Goodie Bag”

One of the more common questions Baby Tattooville attendees are asked is “what do you get out of it?” Well, aside from an intimate setting to socialize with artists and collectors, and an opportunity to gain insight into artists and their work through various discussions and reverse studio visits (more on this later), there are of course more material benefits. The “goodie bags” are distributed to BT attendees at the end of the event and includes originals, prints, and various art products from all the […]

Semi-Permanent Melbourne ’09: Jeff Soto & Tara McPherson

Here you see Jeff Soto (interviewed) doing his best Shepard Fairey imitation, but what he is really doing is asking all of you to register and attend Semi-Permanent in Melbourne next week where he and Tara McPherson will be speaking. Fresh off a weekend at Baby Tattooville, they will be flying out very soon to the design event as well as making a stop at the Outre Gallery on October 11th at 2 pm. Jeff will be releasing a print there (seen after the jump) […]

Openings: “Pop Life” @ Tate Modern

Last week, Tate Modern opened the doors to a highly anticipated group show based on Andy Warhol’s famous quote: good business is the best art. An ensemble made up of the top names in the contemporary art scene such as Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Gavin Turk, Richard Prince, and Cosey Fanni Tutti are included in this “Pop Life” exhibition (teased) and many were on hand for the opening reception. Check out all the pics after the jump…

Openings: Scott Campbell – “Always Almost There” @ Lazarides

Tattoo and now contemporary artist, Scott Campbell, opened his show at the Shop at Lazarides recently. “Always Almost There” once again highlights the laser etched technique that Campbell is famous for using stacks of dollar bills. His three dimensional works are wonderfully textured and complex, maybe because they are cut layer by later and then glued together. This is his first major exhibition in Europe and his debut show in London. Check out more images after the jump…

Second Helpings: September 2009

Fall was officially arrived and that also means the official start of Art season! The weather may have gotten a little more mild, but September brought the heat as the art world was still buzzing from great shows and events. AM brings you another session of Second Helpings to recap some of the coolest happenings this month. Get served after the jump.

Highlights: Recommended Openings For October 3

The art season is in full swing as we head into the Fall, with Halloween just around the corner. AM is entrenched in the thick of Baby Tattooville this weekend, but know that we’ll still be keeping up with the art world at large while hanging out in Riverside with some of the movement’s hottest artists and biggest collectors. There’s still much ahead this season and you can rest easy knowing we will be there covering it all so you don’t miss a beat. Check […]

Baby Tattooville 09: Orientation Dinner and “Duets”

Today will mark the official start of Baby Tattooville (BT), but the artists all arrived last night at the resort. All meticulously planned events of this scale requires an orientation and AM was honored have the opportunity to treat the artist team to dinner as they prepped for their big weekend at BT. After a hearty meal, the the artists took out the tools of their trade and teamed up to create what we would like to call “Duets.” “Duets” are the exclusive original artwork […]

Openings: Angelika Trojnarski – “After the Gold Rush” @ Kinsey/Desforges

We stopped by the Kinsey/Desforges Gallery in Culver City a couple weeks ago on a night of chock full of openings. On the walls were new works from Angelika Trojnarski, a Polish contemporary artist, back for her second show with the gallery. Entitled “After the Gold Rush,” the show featured paintings and abstract structures as well as sculptural representations of deconstructed buildings made from found materials. Check out all the pics after the jump.