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Teaser: Alex Prager – “Compulsion” (LA, NY, London)

Coming up soon in New York (April 5), Los Angeles (April 7) , and London (April 12), Alex Prager’s show Compulsion will be opening in all three cities, one after another in rapid succession. Yancey Richardson Gallery (NY), M+B (LA), and Michael Hoppen Contemporary (LDN), will all be hosting a selection of color photographs inspired by the work of Weegee and Enrique Metinides and films such as Metropolis and Un Chien Andalou. Also on display will be the LA-based artist’s new short film, La Petite Mort, with […]

Art Focus: Peter Lippmann

For this week’s Art Focus, AM would like to introduce the photography of Peter Lippmann. Although he has produced some wonderful series of work on rotting fruit, destroyed cameras, remixes of master paintings, and more, we will be looking at his Paradise Parking shots. For this particular set of pics, the Paris-based American-born photographer features classic cars parked for the last time and subjected to the unrelenting forces of nature. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Liu Bolin – “Lost In Art” @ Eli Klein

Following a successful and complex collab (here & here) with French artist JR, Liu Bolin also recently unveiled a new series of photos at Eli Klein in Soho. The much anticipated return of Liu to the Big Apple was actually to show work from the photoshoots he conducted during his 2010 trip to NYC as well as his publicized collaboration with Harper’s Bazaar and fashion icons Gaultier, Lanvin, Missoni and Valentino. The packed house was filled with art and fashion enthusiasts looking to find the […]

Openings: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black

Last Friday, Ivory & Black in London celebrated their grand opening with a show from New York-based Cheryl Dunn of Beautiful Losers’ fame. The acclaimed filmmaker and photographer has made a career of documenting urban and youth culture spanning a wide expanse of subjects such as skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists, and their processes. A large crowd was on hand to check out various photos from her 30 years of shooting as well to a limited edition artist’s book that was released that night. […]

Preview: Quam Odunsi – “Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills” @ Design Matters

Technology moves forward at an ever-increasing pace every day and for visual art and capture, most of the time the latest slick digital innovation and highest number of megapixels do not provide the best picture. Analog film, however antiquated and labor-intensive in procedure, produces an accurate image and provides the viewer with a warm nostalgic feeling. In Anachronistic Capture: Motion & Stills, opening March 29 (and curated by AM’s Khoi Nguyen) at Design Matters in Los Angeles, Quam Odunsi uses vintage cameras and equipment to create […]

Videos: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black Soho

This Friday night, March 23rd, the new Ivory & Black Soho gallery will hosting their debut show which will put accomplished filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn’s work on display. Sometimes the Answer will feature photos from the 30 year career of the NY-based Dunn who was one of the subjects of the Beautiful Losers documentary and who has exhibited in the past at the Deitch Projects in New York, The Tate Modern in London, and the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA. The exhibition will […]

Showing: “Dualities, Omissions, Loops, and Ruptures” @ Luis De Jesus Gallery

A few weekends back in Los Angeles, Luis De Jesus opened a group exhibition entitled Dualities, Omissions, Loops, and Ruptures, featuring local artists Chris Engman, Cody Trepte, Samantha Roth, and John Houck. The cleverly curated grouping brought together four artists as disparate in technique as they are unified in purpose, collectively weaving between photography, film, drawing, print, and sculpture in order to explore ideas of “constructed realities” and “emotional dualities” in their own individual ways. Check out some additional commentary and a selection of installation […]

Streets: JR x Liu Bolin (Part II)

Yesterday, we gave you an inside look at the collaborative project between Liu Bolin and JR (featured). During the first part of the day, the French artist wheat-pasted up a beautiful photo mural of the Liu. Now, we get to see Chinese artist return the favor and camouflage JR into his own art with his signature touch. To accomplish this, JR changed into a custom outfit with specially marked grids, which helps “pixelate” the painted sections for Liu Bolin and his assistants to focus on. After quickly […]

Streets: JR x Liu Bolin (Part I)

In preparation for his upcoming show at Eli Klein Fine Art, Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin was in town to once again hit up New York. This time, he collaborated on a unique project with his friend and fellow photographer JR (featured). AM was invited to catch this event where JR shot and created a mural of Bolin on the corner of Elizabeth & Spring St. The first part of the day JR & crew did what they do best and wheatpasted a photo of the Chinese artist front […]

Preview: JR – “The Wrinkles Of The City” (Cuba)

After blessing some walls in Los Angeles with his photographic touch along with giving another TED talk, JR (featured) headed over to Cuba for the next phase of his ongoing The Wrinkles Of The City project. While there, the French street artist documented the people and their culture, enjoying the hospitality of the locals on the island where life seems frozen in time. It looks like JR was accompanied by another AM favorite, Jose Parla, where they are working on a collaborative project together. JR is […]