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Openings: Basel Week Miami ’09 – “Stages” Exhibition

AM stopped by “Stages” last night on the final leg of its journey.  One of the hottest shows of Art Basel Week opened with many of the artists in attendance including Jose Parla, KAWS, Shepard Fairey (featured), D-zine, Futura, Rossom Crowe, Os Gemeos, Tom Sachs, and Eric White (seen above with his mother – a cancer survivor). The paintings will be auctioned off to benefit LIVESTRONG and the fight against cancer. More pics after the jump…

Openings: Basel Week Miami ’09 – OHWOW Gallery

To kick off Art Basel, Miami staple OHWOW Gallery opened two ambitious shows last night – the group effort “It Ain’t Fair 2009” as well as David Lynch, Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse’s “Dark Night of the Soul.” With heavy hitters such as Kaws, Barry McGee and Jose Parla, combined with David Lynch’s photography and Danger Mouse’s music, OHWOW has further cemented themselves as the leaders in the Miami art scene. More pictures after the jump.

Showing: “Natural Selection” @ Atkinson Gallery (UK)

When we heard about an exhibition that was to be curated by Elms Lester at the prestigious Atkinson Gallery in Somerset, it definitely stoked our interest. Then, when we read that the list of artists participating  included Adam Neate (interviewed), Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Anthony Lister (interviewed), James Marshall aka DALEK (interviewed), Futura, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed), Ron English (featured), Stash, and WK Interact, we knew it was an exhibition to keep an eye on. “Natural Selection” will be on display until […]

Releases: Jose Parla – New Prints

Fans of Jose Parla’s urban calligraphy have three more reasons to be happy as word came out this week of three limited edition prints that will be released next month at Elms Lester. The London gallery will be holding a special event on December 5th to commemorate the release of the giclees (with over-layering of Parla’s trademark, free-flowing calligraphic markings using multiple hand printed silk-screens). All three will be editions of 100 and priced from £750 – £850. Images after the jump…

Update: “The Thousands” Group Exhibition @ Village Underground

We are very excited about our friend RJ’s upcoming group show “The Thousands” at Village Underground, which opens tonight, November 18th. In addition to Jose Parla (above), the exhibition will include work from some of the best street artists in the world: WK Interact, Swoon (interviewed), Faile, Os Gemeos, Banksy, Know Hope, Nick Walker (interviewed), Adam Neate (interviewed), KAWS, Judith Supine, Herakut (interviewed), Chris Stain (interviewed), Armsrock (interviewed), Barry McGee, Elbow-Toe (interviewed) and more. The opening will also double as the launch for RJ’s fantastic book The Thousands: Painting Outside, Breaking In […]

50 Parties Art Auction @ Ryan McGinness Studios

On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending one of Ryan McGinness‘ exclusive 50 Parties events held at his SOHO studio. Given that all the major New York auction houses had held their fall sales during the week, it was appropriate that McGinness’ party that night was itself an auction – but one in which the artists themselves were the sellers, with no auction house taking a commission. Sixteen works were on the block, including pieces by David Ellis, Jose Parla, Cheryl Dunn, Todd “REAS” […]

Openings: LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition (NYC) @ Deitch Projects

As anticipated, the highly praised “Stages” exhibition made it’s US debut yesterday in a beautiful pop-up space hosted by Deitch Projects in New York’s Soho district. As we mentioned when the show debuted in Paris (covered), “Stages” is a traveling exhibition curated by Nike and Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong Foundation to elevate awareness of the fight against cancer with some of the art world’s most influential artists. AM was invited to attend the press preview and to speak with the all-star cast of artists about their works. We […]

Openings: Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear’s “Stages” exhibition (previewed here and here) opened up with an amazing roster of artists. As Geoff McFetridge put it, “It’s a veritable ‘A-Team’ of top artists from all walks of the art world.” With names such as Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yoshitomo Nara, Jose Parla, Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon to name a few, it was quite a feat to put together this team of prominent artists who banded together for a […]

Preview: Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

“Stages,” (announcement video) the collaborative art project between Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear opens at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris on July 17. The show includes some of today’s hottest contemporary and street art stars including Barry McGee, Cai Guo Quiang, Ed Ruscha, Jose Parla, JR, KAWS, Os Gemeos, Richard Prince, Rosson Crow, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and more. The artwork will be exhibited and sold to support Livestrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation. After its debut in Paris, “Stages” will continue with tours […]

Openings: Jose Parla – “Reading Through Seeing” @ Ooi Botos Gallery (Hong Kong)

Last night, AM was lucky enough to be on hand to experience Jose Parla’s latest body of work Reading Through Seeing (previewed) which opened in Hong Kong at Oos Botos Gallery. Parla’s much anticipated return to Asia didn’t disappoint as he produced a gorgeous body of work on a variety of mediums: canvas, wood, ceramic and paper. Parla blurs the line between contemporary and urban art through a hybrid technique derived from his signature calligraphic style and gritty street influence. Many of Parla’s pieces reflect […]