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Releases: Yoshitomo Nara “The Complete Works” Book Set

Last fall saw the release of a wonderful book to coincide with his Nobody’s Fool retrospective. This fall season sees the release of an even more comprehensive book set from Yoshitomo Nara. Published by Chronicles Books, The Complete Works is the definitive guide to the Japanese art legend’s life work. The two 400-page volumes bound in a fabric slipcase designed by Nara himself feature all of the artist’s prolific output over the span of his career to date, including more than 4,500 paintings, drawings, editions, […]

Releases: Gary Baseman – Toby’s Secret Society Mini Series

This Thursday, Kidrobot is set to release its first mini-figure toy series in about five years by Gary Baseman. The Toby’s Secret Society set begins with Toby, the protector of dreams, memories, and darkest secrets. He commands a sect of 11 spirits and brethren – the Disciple, the Princess of Secrets, the Goddess of Dreams, the Knight of Good Fortune, and the Seven Sacred Magi: Compassion, Destiny, Freedom, Lust, Love, Trust, and Truth – together they make up a select group of 3-inch figures chosen […]

Contests / Releases: Pedro Matos – “Leaves of Grass”

Pedro Matos, who recently showed at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, has released a print (available here) based on one of the originals from that exhibition. Leaves of Grass is in a signed edition of 50, 24″ x 21″, and costs 90£. Just like with his previous print, Therefore the King, Pedro has graciously decided to give away one of these to one of AM’s readers. All you need to do to qualify for the contest is to leave a comment here and also […]

Update: Jeremy Geddes – “Warmer Air” Print

For those waiting for the release of the print of what may be Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed) last painting from the Cosmonaut series, it’s now available here with specially designed frames here. Entitled Warmer Air, the approximately 14 x 22 inch timed release will be sold ($118) to all who put in an order until 1 am PST. With his increasing popularity leading up to his show next year with Jonathan LeVine, this method of sales will give all his fans a fair chance to own […]

Openings: Ron English – “English 101” @ Post No Bills

On Thursday night, AM attended Ron English’s (featured) latest exhibit entitled English 101 at the Post No Bills Gallery. The exhibit featured limited edition prints, hand finished multiples, toys and other artwork that displayed the artist’s unique design and sense of humor. The place was filled from the start and crowds of people were lined up to meet the artist who also took the time to sign his artwork. Overall, the art on display featured an interesting mixture of various styles that English has utilized over […]

Preview: “In the Wake of Dreams” @ Thinkspace

It’s been four years since these four artists first exhibited together at the Compound Gallery in a show entitled Four Dreams. This Saturday night, October 8th (5-8 pm), at Thinkspace, Stella Im Hultberg, Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and Amy Sol reunite for In the Wake of Dreams as each artist reflects back on the progress they have made in their painting technique and composition since that group show in Portland long ago. AM has for you an exclusive first look at the print set that will […]

Preview: Ron English – “English 101” @ Post No Bills

Later tonight, October 6th, Ron English (featured) and the Post No Bills Gallery will unleash the artist’s next show entitled English 101. The exhibition will feature a large collection of limited-edition prints and other artwork which will surely please his fans and art aficionados who may not be familiar with his artwork. As always, English will present work which touches upon his pop culture sensibilities and point out the ironies that one sees in modern advertising, politics and current society. Here’s a sneak peek of […]

Releases: Tim Barber / FriendsWithYou / Harmony Korine @ Exhibition A

Members-only print house Exhibition A (membership is free and open to public) has recently released a host of worthwhile and affordable editions from a strong roster of contemporary artists. The first new release comes from their Feature Artist of the Month, Tim Barber. The New York-based photographer, who made waves with his breakout solo exhibition Untitled Photographs last year, plays in the same thematic realms as friends and contemporaries Ryan McGinley and Dash Snow. Untitled (bluff), which actually was one of the stars of that […]

Releases: Jeremy Geddes – “Warmer Air” Print

In what may tragically be the last Cosmonaut series work ever, at least according to the Australian artist himself, Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) has just completed a highly detailed, yet surprisingly small (14.5″ x 22.8″) painting, entitled Warmer Air. While perhaps not as intricate or refined as his larger works, the “small and fast” painting has some of the finest brushwork ever by Jem’s own standards. The painting blends his affinity for cinematic-esque compositions, with a deft sense of lighting, meticulously rendered architectural landmarks, and an […]

Openings: “Sink or Swim” Benefit Show @ Spoke Art

Last Friday evening, Spoke Art Gallery hosted the opening of Sink or Swim (previewed), a benefit for the Japan-based grass roots organization PangeaSeed, whose goal is to raise international awareness on the plight of sharks. The show included literature, photos, artwork and members of PangeaSeed creating a dialogue as to why we must preserve and protect sharks and their habitat. Before the show even opened, over 100 fans lined up (some as early as 9 in the morning) down the block in order to buy the […]