Last week, Ryan McGinness (featured) had an opening in Madrid’s Casa Encendida. The show “Studio Franchise” was not only the NYC artist’s classic works, but also a glimpse into his studio. Ryan replicated his studio in a giant installation to give art goers an idea of how he came to create some of his gems. We can atteste it looked very similar to his actual studio when we visited it for his 50 Parties auction (here). We also saw Banksy and Audrey Kawasaki give their […]
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On Friday, AM had the pleasure of attending one of Ryan McGinness‘ exclusive 50 Parties events held at his SOHO studio. Given that all the major New York auction houses had held their fall sales during the week, it was appropriate that McGinness’ party that night was itself an auction – but one in which the artists themselves were the sellers, with no auction house taking a commission. Sixteen works were on the block, including pieces by David Ellis, Jose Parla, Cheryl Dunn, Todd “REAS” […]
Richmond’s Virgina Museum of Fine Arts is currently undergoing an expansion, scheduled to be completed by May 1, 2010. As part of that transformation, the VMFA has asked AM favorite Ryan McGinness (who last showed at Deitch) to create a large-scale, site-specific artwork based on the museum’s collection to greet visitors upon entering the museum.Â Watch the above video to see a hard-hatted McGinness visit his work’s future home and discuss the ambitious project with VMFA curator John Ravenal.
Yesterday’s Contemporary Day Sale (previewed) at Sotheby’s in London only had a few lots that AM was closely watching, but the results are a good sign for the overall market. In particular, Faile received a much needed boost with their large canvas “New York City 02” (Lot # 169) selling right in the middle of the estimate for 49,250 GBP and the smaller “NYC Butterfly Girl” on wood (Lot # 168) selling for 16,250 GBP, well over the 12,000 GBP high estimate. Faile has not […]
This Friday, June 26th, Sotheby’s (London) will be holding their prestigious Contemporary Day Auction with some amazing works from the top of the Contemporary Art food chain. As one of the top auction houses in the world, weÂ come to expect the usual suspects such as: Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Damien Hirst,Â Yue Minjun, Takashi Murakami,Â Zhang Xiaogang and Richard Prince. A pleasant trend we wanted to note is Sotheby’s inclusion of urban art notables such as Banksy, Faile and Ryan McGinness in this auction. It’s interesting to […]
Spring is in full effect and art is blooming all around us. March has beenÂ another busy month and the staff atÂ AM picks some of the freshest stories of the month in this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.
Critically acclaimed art star, Ryan McGinness, opened up his first solo show in three years at Dietch ProjectsÂ last weekend. The show was packed with people anxious see what his stunning new body of work looked like.Â Using images, icons, and contemporary signals/signs, Ryan’s complex works are created using an intricate silkscreening process. Ryan told us that he labors on pieces for months to get layers upon layers of complex images to align and to bring them to completion. We noted varying layers of intricate colors, […]
Art Connoisseur x Fashion x Skate mogul James Jebbia revealed his latest collaboration with superstar artist Damien Hirst in an intimate conversation with Interview.Â The top dog of the British art scene will be the featured artistÂ designing the latestÂ set of decksÂ from the renowned Supreme “Artist Series”. Owner and creator of the “World Famous” Supreme skate brand; James JebbiaÂ has long been a trailblazer in bringing skatedeck x Contemporary art collaborations to the forefront of the pop art culture. Having been a long time collector of some of […]
AM friend and photographer Joe Russo was in Dumbo, Brooklyn, last Saturday night for the Ryan McGinness book signing at uber-cool Japanese art and design book store Zakka. McGinness was there in support of his latest limited edition book, No Sin/ No Future, which is “a collaged collection of snapshots, sketched and scans, culled from the artist’s studio archives.” Joe reported that Ryan was very friendly and eager to talk about his work, and hinted about the possibility of more exclusive McGinness coverage in the […]