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Preview: Jonathan Viner – “Harem” @ Sloan Fine Art

A show that kinda snuck up on us, “Harem,” by Jonathan Viner, opens this Saturday at Sloan Fine Art.  This body of work is a collection of ten 12″ x 12″ paintings of young Russian women listening dreamily to music with high fidelity headphones.  Rendered perfectly by Viner, each appear to be in their own world, oblivious to their surroundings. More images after the jump…

Preview: Chris Berens – “White Ones” @ Jaski Art Gallery

Kirsten from Roq La Rue stopped by Amsterdam-based artist Chris Berens’ studio to get a look at what he’s been working on for his upcoming show at Jaski Art Gallery opening this weekend.  Entitled “White Ones,” this exhibition appears make use of “light tones, with each painting focusing on evoking a particular element, such as clouds, wind, snow, and mist.”  Included in this fantastic new body of work is the largest canvas piece yet for Berens (probably the one pictured above).  For those new to […]

Video: Art of Nick Walker & Josh Keyes in Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” Music Video

Our number one passion here at AM is art, but music certainly comes in a close second. The “I Gotta Feeling” video from the Black Eyed Peas melds together these two things we love. It’s awesome to know that there’s a director out there with a fine taste in art. In the music video, a couple of Nick Walker (interviewed) canvases adorn the walls and a nod is made to his “bicycle vandal” character, one of the works we saw in his “A Sequence of […]

Video: BBC Interview with JR

French street photographer JR speaks with BBC about the inspiration behind his work in Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favela. Particularly fascinating is what drew him to the city, the symbolism behind the placement of his pieces and hearing from the subjects who were photographed. See the interview with JR. Discuss JR here.

Video: Vernissage – Basel Week Switzerland

Another great video walkthrough by Vernissage TV from Art Basel Switzerland.  If you can get past the videographer’s apparent shoe fetish, you will be able to get a good idea of the atmosphere as well as see some glimpses of the artwork.  For more photos check out our previous post. Discuss Art Basel Switzerland here.

Openings: AJ Fosik and Greg Gossel @ Shooting Gallery and White Walls

AM visited San Francisco institutions The Shooting Gallery and White Walls on Saturday to catch some photos of AJ Fosik’s (previewed) and Greg Gossel’s (interviewed) respective shows a couple hours before their dual openings.  AJ’s show, “There’s Aliens in our Midst,” featured a dozen new wood 3D constructions (most of them being the flamboyantly colored totem-like trophy heads that AJ has become known for as of late) as well as an installation of golden ratio proportions featuring a severed totem animal body strewn upon a cleft pyramid. […]

Preview: Phillips de Pury Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Phillips de Pury has published the catalog for their upcoming London Contemporary Art Evening Sale and there are a few pieces AM would love to see in our collection. Of most significance is the inclusion of a classic montage piece by Barry McGee. McGee has traditionally not performed very well at auction, but long term, we all know he is one of the most important American artists working today and his inclusion in an evening art sale is a real testament to this. It’s worth […]

Art Basel Vernissage – Basel Week Switzerland

Art Basel Switzerland is hands-down the Mecca of the art world. Once a year, the industry’s elite galleries converge in Europe to celebrate and exchange some of the most coveted pieces by the world’s top art stars. This year of course wasn’t much different, although many collectors came to shop for their dream pieces of art and many came in search of bargains. It seems that galleries were recession conscious as they priced their inventory at prices which would entice even the most thrifty art fans. […]

Teaser: Korin Faught – “Echo” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Los Angeles artist Korin Faught’s second show at Corey Helford Gallery entitled “Echo” opens on June 27th.  Faught first came to our attention when we saw a haunting series of paintings that she describes as “…inspired by Puritan, Amish and other Christian fundamentalists.”  So, this new body of work came as somewhat of a surprise as she does not shy away from a more honest look at the human form. Still, we see Faught’s distinctive palette and style in these first glimpses of the show […]

Upcoming: Aperture Foundation’s “Some Like It Hot Summer Party” (NYC)

The Aperture Foundation (a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting photography – Ansel Adams was one of the founders) is having its first annual Some LIke It Hot Summer Party on June 18.  The great news for collectors is that with a $150 ticket to the event, you will receive a Thomas Allen digital C-print (pictured above) created exclusively for the event.  The print is in an 8×10″ edition of 250 presented in an archival paper folder. Even if you can not make the party (you […]