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Preview: Courtney Brims @ Black Maria Gallery

A relatively new artist to the scene, Courtney Brims, caught our eyes with some preview images to her new show at Black Maria Gallery.  Slated to exhibit her color pencil works on their project wall, the opening is on July 18th.  This will be the Brisbane based artists first show in the US. More images after the jump.

Releases: David Choe – “Jimi Hendrix” Print

What’s with all the great limited edition releases recently? Here is David Choe holding up an epic print (his largest ever) of his Jimi Hendrix painting. Limited to 27 (also Hendrix’s age at death) and sized at 44″ x 51 5/8″, the print was priced at $600. Unfortunately, it already sold out before Choe even got the post up on his blog.

Interviews: Signal Gallery – London

AM continues our look inside the art world from an insider’s perspective with Signal Gallery co-owner Chris Garlick. After just two years, Signal has established itself as one of the leading urban contemporary galleries in London showing artists like Dale Grimshaw, Replete, Charming Baker, Guy Denning and Holly Thoburn. Their current show with C215 (covered) opened last week. Garlick shares the turning point that got the gallery started, the elements crucial to his success thus far and more, after the jump…

Update: Tiffany Bozic

Check out this stunning new image from San Francisco artist Tiffany Bozic.  This piece, “The Raft,” which will be exhibited at Art Basel Miami this year, is also being released as a giclee print by Joshua Liner Gallery so contact them if you are interested.  It’s sized at 24″ x 20″ as an edition of 50 and priced at $250. For those who haven’t seen Bozic’s recently released interview on Walrus TV, check out the video after the jump.  They are slowly releasing interviews from […]

Video: Studio Visit/Preview – Jeff Koons @ Serpentine Gallery

After our last visit in April, Channel 4 in the UK gives us another opportunity to see Jeff Koons’ studio with this new video. Although you can see many projects Koons is working on with his 100-strong assistant crew, this visit mostly focuses on his first major exhibition in a public gallery in England (Serpentine Gallery on July 2nd). This exhibition focuses on paintings and sculptures from Koons’ Popeye series, a comment on the current economic crisis because the cartoon character was originally conceived during […]

Video: Dalek Hurley HQ Timelapse

Here is a nice timelapse video just released of Dalek (interviewed) painting the headquarters of Hurley in Orange County. It’s always nice to see artists we follow getting recognition for their work.  Other recent examples that come to mind include David Choe painting offices of Facebook and Barry Mcgee’s work with RVCA’s headquarters. Discuss Dalek here.

Interviews: Circleculture Gallery – Berlin

AM recently had a chance to sit down with Johann Haehling von Lanzenauer, Co-Director of the Circleculture Gallery in Berlin for a little talk about the history of the gallery and Johann’s insight into the art world. Circleculture have been a long time supporter of the international underground art world and their current show SELF-PORTRAITS (covered) is not to be missed. Check out all the questions and answers after the jump.

Releases: KAWS x Hajime Sorayama Collaboration – “No Future Companion”

As is often the case, KAWS breaking news comes from originalfake with the uploading of this robotic image of the newest KAWS release. The figure is a collaboration between KAWS and and his friend Hajime Sorayama, a Japanese artist famous for his sexy robotic “pin-up” art. The melding of the KAWS companion and Sorayama’s “Future Mickey Mouse” will definitely be in high demand but no word yet on pricing… Update: Apparently there will be a more rare black version along with the silver. More pics […]

Preview: “+2” Group Show @ Sloan Fine Art

We love the concept behind this group show opening this Saturday, June 20th, at Sloan Fine Art in NY. “+2” sees 24 artists previously exhibited by Alix Sloan invited to participate in the group show, along with 2 other artists of their choice – hence the plus 2 title. The show opens alongside Jonathan Viner’s Harem” also in the gallery. Read on more details and images after the jump…

Video: Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy

Don’t we all wish that we could take a quick trip up to Bristol to catch the madhouse of artistic antics known as “Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy“? Well, one of our good friends from San Francisco actually made a special trip to the UK just to spend a weekend soaking in all the Banksy goodness, taking the time to make this rad video that captures the spirit of this amazing show. This video not only documents the details inside, but also some of the iconic […]