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Events: Tauba Auerbach – “[2,3]” Book Launch Party @ Printed Matter

We recently attended a party at New York’s Printed Matter to celebrate the long-awaited release of Tauba Auerbach’s [2,3]. The small, artist-book shop was filled to capacity that night with people eager to pick up their pre-ordered copies, those curious to see the final product for themselves and others just wanting to wish the artist congratulations on a job well done. The party included a lovely performance by singer/musician Glasser, for whom Auerbach designed the cover of her album, Ring. Over two years in production, […]

Previews: David Ellis – “True Value” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening tonight at the Joshua Liner Gallery is True Value, Barnstormer David Ellis‘ first solo exhibition with the gallery. The multi-talented Ellis will be showing an exciting and varied collection of new and recent work, including paintings, videos and his 2011 Pulse Prize-winning kinetic sound sculpture True Value (Paint Fukette). See more preview images from True Value, after the jump.

Showing: Maurizio Cattelan – “All” @ the Guggenheim (NY)

Currently on show at the Guggenheim in New York until January 22nd is a can’t-be-missed retrospective from Maurizo Cattelan. The awe-inspiring installation features virtually everything the artist has produced since 1989, all displayed dangling on ropes in a gravity-defying presentation the museum’s rotunda. The Italian-born artist’s incendiary and provocative style, offered up in this inventive and fresh way, includes his infamous satirical sculptural works referencing the pope, Adolf Hitler, John F. Kennedy, and more. For those who can’t make it, take a look at some […]

Openings: Scott G. Brooks & Fred Harper – “The Luckiest Widow In The World & Other Tales Of Misfortune” & “Head Spin” @ Last Rites

Last weekend, Scott G. Brooks and Fred Harper opened up a joint show at the Last Rites Gallery in New York. Brooks let his imagination run wild with a series of dark and inventive works entitled collectively The Luckiest Widow In The World & Other Tales Of Misfortune. For his part, Harper brought a some above shoulder portraits that he entitled Head Spin. More photos after the jump…

Previews: Massimo Vitali @ agnès b. Galerie Boutique

This Saturday, the agnès b. Galerie Boutique will be opening their latest show featuring acclaimed photographer Massimo Vitali. The Italian artist will be in attendance for the opening reception from 6-9 and be on hand to sign editions of two of his recently published books: Natural Habitats and Landscape with Figures. Check out a quick preview of this show after the jump.

Streets: John Baldessari – “The First $100,000 I Ever Made” (New York)

This $100,000 bill recently showed up in New York, along the re-purposed train tracks known as The High Line. The First $100,000 I Ever Made is the work of famed American conceptual artist John Baldessari and is displayed prominently on a 25-foot-by-75-foot billboard (above 18th St). This example of art near or on the famed pedestrian walkway is the first we have seen since KAWS and FriendsWithYou. More photos by Bill Orcutt after the jump…

Talks: James Jean Talk @ Pratt Institute

Before his recent book signing in in New York’s Reed Space, AM sat in on a special talk that James Jean (featured) conducted at New York’s Pratt Institute. James spoke to a packed hall of art students eager learn from the accomplished artist. Mr. Jean presented a comprehensive and entertaining presentation which spanned his student beginnings at SVA (School of Visual Arts) to his early days as an award winning comic illustrator then finally to his current focus of working as a contemporary fine artist. Not shy […]

Openings: The London Police – “Who Cares Wins” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

For those in New York show who haven’t seen the detailed work of The London Police, do yourself a favor and head over to the Opera Gallery and take a look at a collection of paintings from the always entertaining duo in their newest solo show. Who Cares Win features their iconic characters interacting with some self-portraits of Chaz & Bob as well as many of their friends right in the middle of the pieces, some with NY imagery. The collaborative team also showed that […]

Openings: “Livingston Street Market” @ ICY Signs, Brooklyn

On Saturday afternoon, Steve “ESPO” Powers and Todd “REAS” James hosted an dizzying one-day reinterpretation of their legendary Street Market exhibition, without Barry McGee, at ICY Signs in Brooklyn. ICY was Powers and crew’s 5400 sq. feet downtown sign-painting studio on Livingston Street while working on his Brooklyn Love Letters project (covered). With that finally completed, Powers and James took the chance to fill the enormous space with many of their paintings and signs from LA MoCA’s widely popular Art In The Streets show (covered), […]

Teaser: Steve Powers & Todd James – “Livingston STREET MARKET” @ Icy Signs

ESPO & REAS are at it again – this time perhaps without the third conspirator, Barry McGee, in regards to the Street Market installation seen recently at the seminal Art in the Streets exhibition at the LA MoCA. On November 19th, the duo will be exhibiting the 5400 sq. feet of signs and paintings from the museum installation at ICY SIGNS (200 Livingston Street in Brooklyn). Make sure you show up to see a piece of history if you are in the area. Showcard and […]