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Openings: Liu Bolin @ Eli Klein Fine Art (NY)

Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening of Chinese artist Liu Bolin’s. For his first solo in New York, Liu took the city by the horns as he made the most of the past few weeks with his signature self paint & photography sessions by continuing his iconic Hiding In The City series at some of the Big Apple’s most unique locations such as the 9/11 tribute and Bowery & Houston Mural. The special opening at Eli Klein Fine Art was packed from the beginning as fans […]

Streets: Liu Bolin – Hiding In New York: Tiles For America

Earlier this week, Chinese contemporary artist Liu Bolin continued his Hiding In New York series (previous location) on Greenwich Street at the the Tiles For America site dedicated to 9/11. AM was on hand to capture the session as the iron willed artist literally stood on the same spot for hours on end as assistants meticulously painted him into the somber backdrop of tiles representing victims of 9/11 hung on a chain-linked fence – quite a artistic statement for the artist who will open his […]

Streets: JR Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

Last week we first showed you the pics of the prominent Bowery & Houston mural completed by French artist JR. The famed photographer utilized the simple but enlarged image of Native American “DJ 2 Bears”. Of course, no man is an island. JR called in the help from some friends involved in the (Sioux) Standing Rock Nation project in the Dakotas to help finish wheat pasting the location. AM caught the crew hard at work on the streets of Manhattan. Check out the photos taken for […]

Streets: JR Mural on Bowery & Houston

As teased earlier, TED prize winning photographer JR recently hit up the legendary wall located on the corner of Houston & Bowery in New York. Following a string of prominent artists such as Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos & Keith Haring to grace the iconic location, JR puts his own spin as he furthers his Inside Out project with this latest wall. Earlier it was Women are Heroes, then we caught Wrinkles in the City, and now as JR explained to us […]

Liu Bolin x Kenny Scharf Houston Mural

When we broke news of Liu Bolin new solo at Eli Klein Fine Art back in May, we also mentioned that the Beijing-based artist would be taking advantage of his time in New York to create a Hiding In New York series of works to be released later in the fall. Well, it looks like “The Invisible Man” has touched down ahead the June 29th show opening for a photo session in front of Kenny Scharf’s (interviewed) now famous Houston & Bowery mural. Kenny also stopped by to lend […]

Preview: “Post 9/11” @ OHWOW (LA)

After kicking things off at their new Los Angeles space earlier this year with Scott Campbell’s Noblesse Oblige (covered), quickly followed up by a unique body of work from David Benjamin Sherry, OHWOW will look to continue making waves with an impressive summer group exhibition. Including such blue chip names as Dan Colen, Terence Koh, Hanna Liden, Nate Lowman, Adam McEwen, Ryan McGinley, Dash Snow, Agathe Snow, and Aaron Young, the Miami-based transplant gallery has brought out some of the big guns to further their […]

Art HK ’11: “HONG KONG Terry Richardson” @ Diesel

During the recent Art HK ’11, controversial photographer extraordinaire Terry Richardson presented a body of Asian themed work, aptly dubbed HONG KONG Terry Richardson, with clothing company Diesel. The selection of toned down, while still edgy portraits centered around celebrities native to the city of Hong Kong. A book by the same name, produced in conjunction with Ooi Botos and limited to 1000 copies, offers up Richardson’s entire catalog of photographs taken in Hong Kong during his travels there. More installation shots after the jump.

Richard Prince @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Last week at their Central Hong Kong space, Gagosian Gallery opened an exhibition of work from New York-based contemporary artist Richard Prince. Timed perfectly to coincide with Art HK ’11, the exhibition marked the first solo effort in Asia for the famed photographer, painter, and mixed media artist. In a similar fashion to that of his recent Paris exhibition, this body of work presented a wide range of Prince’s repertoire, focusing on his various Untitled photographs series, as well as his Nurse overpaintings and his […]

JR – “Photo Booth” @ Centre Pompidou (Paris)

Furthering along his INSIDEOUT initiative, a global art project that encourages people to utilize the artist’s signature methodology – printed black and white poster pasted outdoors – to portray their local heroes as dramatically represented in NYC recently, JR has created an interactive installation within the historic George Pompidou Museum in Paris that is now open to the public. Anchored by a printing facility plastered with series of new murals from the famed “photograffeur”, Photo Booth brings all the tools necessary for the average person […]

David LaChapelle – “From Darkness to Light” @ Lever House (New York)

Fresh off last week’s opening of his Hong Kong solo exhibition, Raft (covered), David La Chapelle is set to unveil an even more unorthodox body of work of installation-based work. Opening at Lever House Art Collection tomorrow, June 2nd, From Darkness to Light will utilize photography in three distinct ways – collage, stickers, and paper chain. Set a little closer to home in New York City, the native photographic icon this this time draws inspiration from “the simplicity of childhood endeavors taught in early art […]