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Openings: “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum (Part II)

As we mentioned in Part I of our coverage of the Giant Robot Biennale, we saved four artists in the upper gallery to share with you in this article. The work of James Jean (interviewed), David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), and Souther Salazar were definitely the highlights of the exhibition, at least in our minds. It seems like they put in the effort and time to create some of the best pieces we have ever seen from them. Take a look at all the amazing […]

Openings: “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum (Part I)

This year’s Giant Robot Biennale opened last Saturday night at the Japanese American National Museum. To start things off, George Takei, (of Star Trek fame and now of Heroes fame), introduced and brought Eric Nakamura (interviewed) up on stage. Eric, one of the founders of GR then proceeded to give a speech and introduced some of the artists. After that, it was time to check out all the art work – with the group show in the floor level gallery and the heavy hitters in […]

Openings: Os Gemeos – “Vertigo” @ Brazilian Art Museum: Sao Paulo (MAB-FAAP)

The first time we caught Os Gemeos at a museum was at the CCBB of Rio de Janerio (covered). Then this summer, we hung with Octavio and Gustavo on the streets of Manhattan (here) as they created an awe-inspiring mural to share with the citizens of New York. With all the success they already had in 2009, it left us wondering what they would do next? Well, great artists often seem to build upon their successes and now the Brazilian twins have stepped their game up again with […]

Interviews: Eric Nakamura – “Giant Robot Biennale” @ the Japanese American National Museum

The “Giant Robot Biennale – 15 Years” exhibition is set to open tomorrow at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in the heart of Little Tokyo in Los Angeles. We are looking forward to seeing what looks to be a fantastic show with artists such as David Choe, Jeff Soto (interviewed), James Jean (interviewed), Souther Salazar, kozyndan, Rob Sato, Jack Long and many more. Also, we had the opportunity to talk with the man behind it all – Eric Nakamura, one of the founders of […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey “Supply & Demand” @ Warhol Museum

“Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches” – Andy Warhol – a wise quote from the legendary pop artist. A quote which amid all the legal drama with the AP is advice that Shepard Fairey and museum patrons took to heart on Saturday when his “Supply & Demand” show was unveiled at the famed Warhol Museum. A special preview night was held to celebrate the second leg of Shepard’s 20 year retrospective and it seemed as if […]

Releases: kozyndan – “Spring in Nakano” for Giant Robot Biennale 2 @ Japanese American National Museum

Famous for their panoramics, kozyndan created one just for the Giant Robot Biennalle (teased) opening next weekend at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM).  Entitled “Nakano in Spring,” the piece will be released as a print (limited to 1200) sized approximately at 39″ x 8,” each is signed and numbered.  Take a look at this nice 360 degree QuickTimeVR that they created of the image. Pics of the entire panoramic plus detailed views after the jump…

Jeff Koons Rabbit in Covent Garden (London)

Apparently, a 53-foot inflatable rabbit found shelter inside London’s Covent Garden for a little while. Courtesy of one of the biggest Pop artists working today, Jeff Koons, the familiar rabbit is part of the Tate Modern’s current exhibition “Pop Life: Art in a Material World.” It is a floating replica of a figure that was produced in stainless steel in 1986.  That sculpture is currently on display at the Tate. More pictures after the jump…

Showing: Frank O. Gehry – “Since 1997” @ Triennale Di Milano Design Museum

One of the most influential architects of our time, Frank O. Gehry, is currently showing in Italy at the  Triennale Di Milano Design Museum. The exhibition “Since 1997” focuses on the the time period following his famous design of Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 1997 that makes his structures some of the most recognizable in the world. Take a look at all the pics after the jump…

Openings: “Pop Life” @ Tate Modern

Last week, Tate Modern opened the doors to a highly anticipated group show based on Andy Warhol’s famous quote: good business is the best art. An ensemble made up of the top names in the contemporary art scene such as Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Gavin Turk, Richard Prince, and Cosey Fanni Tutti are included in this “Pop Life” exhibition (teased) and many were on hand for the opening reception. Check out all the pics after the jump…

Teaser: Pop Life @ Tate Modern

A pretty major exhibition, “Pop Life,” is opening this week (October 1st) at the Tate Modern. The exhibition will take Andy Warhol’s famous quote “good business is the best art” as its slogan and re-examine how Warhol and legacy of “Pop Art” has influenced artists in the ways they harnass mass media to promote and create an image for themselves. Among the artists represented will be Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst (video of his search for identical twins for this exhibition after the jump), […]