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Photography: Simon Menner & James Reynolds

AM recently came across two series of photographs that we thought would go well together, both of which reference issues of “Crime & Punishment.”  The first photographer is Simon Menner and his series entitled simply “Murder Weapons.”  He was interested in how some of these ordinary items along with the requisite guns and knives changed as soon as the viewer realized they were used to kill.  There were some unexpected weapons as well like from this “caveman” murderer. The second set of photos is from […]

Auction: Polaroid Collection via Sotheby’s

Now that the Polaroid Corporation has gone into bankruptcy, it leaves behind a legacy not only in your fond childhood memories of snapping away your day’s activities without a care, but also in an important collection of instant photographs by some of the best artists of the 20th century.  In an effort to raise money to pay their creditors, that collection will soon head into auction courtesy of Sotheby’s, with the remaining pieces to be sold via private sales. Read more after the jump…

Openings: VICE Photo Exhibition (2009 Photo Issue Launch) @ Printspace

As reported in our preview, Wednesday, August 12 saw the opening of VICE Magazine’s Photo Exhibition, a traveling show organized in association with G-Shock on occasion of the 2009 VICE Photo Issue, at Printspace in London.  The inaugural event was well attended by English art fans that were able to see fantastic photographs up close from some of the best contemporary photographers in America, including Terry Richardson, Ryan McGinley, and Richard Kern.  Londoners have two weeks until the show travels to Spain, so be sure […]

Preview: VICE Photo Exhibition 2009 Launch @ Printspace, London

Everyone’s favorite FREE subversive culture, art, photo, and music magazine, VICE, is soon releasing their annual Photo Issue.  To celebrate, VICE, in association with G-Shock, will be hosting a photo exhibition.  The launch event will be held on Aug 12th at The Printspace in London.  The show will remain there for two weeks before touring to Spain, Italy, and France. More information and images after the jump…

Preview: Ryan McGinley – “Moonmilk” @ Alison Jacques Gallery

AM is excited to bring you one of the best solo exhibition previews of the summer.  Ryan McGinley returns behind the lens with his young models who spurn the annoyances of clothing to explore exotic, unknown, and undiscovered locations.  Their voyeuristic adventures were documented and will be shown in September in a highly anticipated show that features 24 brand-new (28 total), never before seen photographs at Alison Jacques Gallery in London. See the complete set of photographs from the show after the jump.

Update: Marilyn Minters MAC Collab, Studio Party, and Video

If you recall, we recently showed you the mural that Ai Yamaguchi did for a Shu Uemura store in SF. Continuing on the trend of collaborations between artists and cosmetic companies, Marilyn Minter joins Fafi in promoting the brand MAC, with a campaign starting in August. MAC’s bold and rich colors match up very well Minter’s flashy, gritty and glamorous style as you can see from her latest show at Salon 94 (covered). MAC also recently celebrated their upcoming ad campaign with a party at Minter’s […]

Video: Marilyn Minter – “Green Pink Caviar”

Remember when we stopped by Salon 94 to bring you pics from photographer Marilyn Minter’s latest show Green Pink Caviar. Well, there was also a video that went along with the show (teaser seen above) that has been pretty popular on the internet.  In fact, Madonna (a Minter collector) liked it so much, she’s using it in her “Sticky & Sweet” tour.  “The opening song, ‘Candyshop,’ will be performed under a pair of giant luscious, pink lips licking and sucking on sparkly gold, orange, silver […]

Interviews: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper – “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary”

AM had the pleasure of interviewing Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper as they celebrated the launch of their amazing book “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” at Black Rat Press (covered).  Despite an initial print run of just a few thousand back in 1984, “Subway Art” has become a true phenomenon with countless reprints that have inspired thousands of artists and fans around the world. Check out the interview and get a chance to win a signed copy of “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” after the jump.

Releases: “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” @ Black Rat Press

Last night, Black Rat Press held a very special signing with Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Blade for the silver anniversary of “Subway Art.” Considered by many as the “bible” of the graffiti movement, this historic book documents and in many ways glamorizes the graffiti movement in the 80’s NYC street art scene. Os Gemeos are one of the many artists who attributed their start by the seeing works in this book. BRP had a limited edition run of 100 books that contained 2 signed photographs by […]

Video: BBC Interview with JR

French street photographer JR speaks with BBC about the inspiration behind his work in Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favela. Particularly fascinating is what drew him to the city, the symbolism behind the placement of his pieces and hearing from the subjects who were photographed. See the interview with JR. Discuss JR here.