Last weekend, the Jonathan LeVine Gallery kicked off the new year with two fresh shows. First was an exhibition curated by one of our favorite street art blogs – the Wooster Collective. Entitled Hybrid Thinking, the group show featured great works from DAL, Herakut, HYURO, ROA, SIT and VINZ. The other room showcased paintings from LA-based artist Natalia Fabia (interviewed) with a solo entitled Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle. For this new body of work, Natalia focused her considerable talents on the subjects of raw punk […]
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Last week, the Mary Boone Gallery hosted the largest collection of Ai Weiwei’s Sunflower Seeds that we have seen since his triumphant exhibition in London at the Tate Modern in 2010. Although much smaller in scale when compared to that museum showing which included 100 million pieces, seeing so many of these tiny porcelain seeds piled together really gives the viewer a sense of the amazing amount of work that went into the production. The original exhibition took 1,600 skilled artisan, supervised by the recent TIME Person […]
Has anyone taken up Damien Hirst’s The Complete Spot Challenge? AM will be visiting and covering as many of the Gagosian openings for you as possible now that January 12th is here, but hopefully someone out there will be able to attend all eleven locations (New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Rome, Athens, Geneva, and Hong Kong) at some point. “Included in the exhibition are more than 300 paintings, from the first spot on board that Hirst created in 1986; to the smallest spot painting comprising half […]
Over the weekend, an exhibition of prints and small scale multiples by Keith Haring closed in New York at Pace Prints. Haring believed in and was fascinated by the process of printmaking and in the course of his career produced over 60 limited editions on paper using a variety of methods including lithograph, silk-screen, etching, embossing and aquatint. The prolific artist also created editions in aluminum, wood, concrete and terracotta, several of which were also on view. The exhibition also included a special Pop Shop installation, […]
Coming up in March, The Jewish Museum of New York will be hosting Kehinde Wiley’s works from The World Stage: Israel that showed last April at Roberts & Tilton (covered). The museum recently acquired Alios Itzhak (2011), a nine-foot tall portrait of a young Jewish Ethiopian-Israeli man that was part of the Los Angeles exhibition which featured traditional Jewish papercut embellishments from part of the NY institution’s collection. Along with other works from Israeli portion of Wiley’s World Stage series, “a selection of textiles and papercuts from The Jewish Museum’s collection – chosen by the artist – […]
Ron English (featured) fans out there – tomorrow night (January 9th) if you head over to the MoMA in New York, you can spend an evening with the self-described “popoganda” specialist. The itinerary for the night includes Pedro Carvajal’s 2005 documentary feature Popaganda: The Art and Crimes of Ron English, a sampling of English’s recent moving image works, including the “Detroit project” from his ongoing video-posting series, and a discussion between Paper magazine editor Carlo McCormick and Ron. Ticket information here. Discuss Ron English here.
The mind-blowing retrospective of Maurizo Cattelan at the Guggenheim in New York (covered) will be drawing to a close soon. If you haven’t seen it yet and you live in NYC, do yourself a favor and experience for yourself the controversial artist’s unique presentation of his life’s work – suspended in mid air. For an enhanced viewing (and for those who can’t make the museum show), make sure you download the Maurizio Cattelan: All App which includes 20 video interviews of his friends and associates as […]
For those who missed the recent museum exhibition from Ai Weiwei in Taiwan (including the stunning bicycle sculptural masterpiece), don’t despair. The next chance to catch work from the Chinese artist and recent TIME Person of the Year runner-up is coming up in New York this Saturday, January 7th. Mary Boone Gallery will be hosting his iconic Sunflower Seeds installation, which first blew our minds back in 2010 when we visited the Tate Modern in London. “The sunflower, with its destiny to follow the sun, became a […]
The prolific Steve “ESPO” Powers, who recently gifted NYC with a re-showing of the work from part of the Art In The Streets show (covered), has also posted up a photo of a mural from a corner of Brooklyn. The clever wall, Train To Always, features a mock map of train stations like “So So”, “Maybe”, “We’ll See”, and of course “Always”, among many others. Via The World’s Best Ever. Discuss ESPO here.
Opening recently alongside Stephan Doitschinoff at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was Baltimore-based artist Sam Gibbons. In his first solo exhibition with the gallery, the artist unveiled his latest show Directed by Kilroy, a series of paintings on custom cut wood panels shaped in the silhouette of his subjects. Utilizing bold colors along with exaggerated & elastic forms, he explores the themes of morality and carnal desire. It’s interesting how his works reminds us of our favorite childhood characters growing up, yet on the flipside also gets his notions […]