AM recently got the chance to visit Wayne White in his Los Angeles studio. His workspace is as amazing and surreal as you would imagine, including four foot tall eyes and an oversized mask of former president Lyndon Johnson. Although White is best known in the art world for his paintings that combine vintage imagery with clever, bright colored words, he is also recognizable as the star of the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing and for his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. When we arrived he was […]
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Children of a Lesser God, the first UK solo show by Los Angeles-based artist Sage Vaughn opens today at Lazarides Gallery in London. AM visited the artist’s studio last year as he prepared for both this exhibition and the release of hand-painted multiples — the latter screenprinted by Modern Multiples and painted with watercolours. Vaughn’s sunlit space seemed like the ideal environment for working. There was also an additional and immediate source of inspiration right outside his studio: a bird-feeding area that apparently attracts sparrows, […]
Mear One has just completed a new silk screen with Modern Multiples, to be released this Friday. It will be a hand separated, nine-color serigraph in an edition of 100, available at 1 pm PST through the Baurmann Gallery, who published the print. The subject is striking yet universal: a triumphant scene of victory as a city square is completely overrun by protesters, drawing upon recent protests in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. The scene is triumphant and hopeful, as a helicopter beams […]
Last Friday, Mallick Williams & CO opened their latest exhibition “Ink On Paper”. The collection of prints was from renowned Los Angeles-based master printer Richard Duardo. Pieces on display were classic examples from artists who have chosen in the past to collaborate with the Modern Multiples founder. Attendees enjoyed silkscreen gems from Dennis Hopper, Shepard Fairey, Retna, SABER and others. The show will run until Feb. 25th, so make it out if you can. Check out more after the jump.
Immediately following the Green Day “Art of Rock” show (covered) at StolenSpace, UK artist and gallerist D*Face (interviewed) has come back stateside to pay a visit to the master printers over at Modern Multiples in Los Angeles. “UnAmerican Graffiti,” which you may remember from his “Ludovico Aversion Therapy” (covered) show at Jonathan LeVine last month, is currently being made into an impressive 21 color screen print. Measuring 34″ X 48,” this serigraph is true to size and will be limited to a run of 100 […]
We recently saw some behind the scenes photos of the making of The Date Farmersâ€™ newest print “Medicine Crow” from Modern Multiples. If the image looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you saw it at their most recent exhibition, “Strange Fruit,” currently showing at FIFTY24SF. Sounds like there are three colorways so far – “Watermelon,” “Cotton Candy” and “Southwest.” Take a look at the photo set after the jump.
Growing up outside Los Angeles, we would find ourselves, once every couple years or so, visiting historic downtown.Â Whether checking out the Bradbury building, Union Station or Chinatown, we always made sure to take a stroll down the birthplace of the City of Angels, Olvera Street.Â Centered around a traditional Mexican style plaza, Olvera Street is a historic hub and insight to Mexicano culture.Â Featuring colorful dresses, bollero musicians, Oaxacan altars, churro carts, Sacred Hearts and bootleg Mickey Mouse shirts, the energy and spirit of […]
Last month we brought you a exclusive peek into Ernesto Yerenaâ€™s “Che” project and hinted at a pending print release. Well, the wait is over because this awesome image has been made into a special hand pulled silkscreen print to be released tomorrow August 26th at Hecho Con Ganas. Last week Ernesto and Richard hand-pulled the freshly made prints at Modern Multiples (same print studio thatÂ printed Banksy’s LA prints)Â in preparation for the pending release. The print comes in two colorways (green & red) and is […]