The changing of the guards is in progress as the legendary mural space on the corner of Bowery & Houston in New York’s SoHo is set to undergo a new transformation under the spray cans of street legend Kenny Scharf. The iconic wall which housed the Haring tribute transitioned to Os Gemeos to Shepard Fairey to Barry McGee and now back full circle to Kenny Scharf who was a peer and friend to the late Keith Haring. AM caught up with Kenny at the spot […]
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In a project reminiscent of the old parking structure at the LACMA (now demolished), the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has commissioned several artists to christen each level of their parking garage with their signature imagery. The new hotel, which you may recognize from their recent commercial with “Just the Right Amount of Wrong”, now has permanent murals, entitled widely as “WALLWORKS”, from Kenny Scharf, Retna, Shepard Fairey, and Shinique Smith. We have not even told you about the inside of the hotel as it sounds […]
Last weekend, the Laguna Art Museum opened their doors to crowds of art fans anxious to check out the newest exhibition – Art Shack. The group show included installations by artists like Mike Shine (featured), Martin Wittfooth, Kenny Scharf, Clayton Brothers (featured), and Jeff Gillette (who showed recently in LA) with a fantastic three-dimensional representation of his signature “slum” imagery. More photos after the jump but be sure to check out Hi-Fructose’s full photoset here.
Ever since Jeffrey Deitch made the announcement that he was leaving New York City and the commercial art world behind to become Director of MOCA on the other side of the country, speculation and rumors have abounded concerning the legacy he’s leaving behind and the aftermath of his gallery, Deitch Projects. How was the void that was going to be created by his departure be replaced? Today, the answer was announced. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, that hole is going to […]
AM swung by Deitch Project’s Wynwood Walls early yesterday to check out the massive mural installation, still in progress. Upon arriving at the complex, we were greeted by Martha Cooper (interviewed) who was busy taking shots of Futura, Shepard Fairey (featured), Os Gemeos and Kenny Scharf as they were busy installing their massive murals. With additional pieces by Aiko, Barry McGee and Swoon (interviewed), expect Wynwood Walls to present an impressive showing later this evening. More pictures after the jump.
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 awarenessÂ of theÂ 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 […]
In this short from 2007, Dennis Hopper shares his passion for art collecting and gives a guided tour of his personal collection. Â Hopper, who befriended many of contemporary art’s greats starting in the 1950’s, has an impressive collection of both paintings and anecdotes featuring such luminaries as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Basquiat, and Kenny Scharf.Â Enjoy!
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 […]
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 […]
â€œStages,â€ (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 […]