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Streets: Banksy (UK)

Over the weekend, the ever elusive Banksy unveiled a new piece in East Yorkshire in the city of Hull. Stenciled on what looks to be a permanently raised abandoned drawbridge, the image of a boy with a colander helmet can be seen with a cape and sword with the words DRAW THE RAISED BRIDGE! Believed to be a piece with anti-Brexit leanings, the Bristol-based street artist is once again stirring up the pot with placement in a city that predominantly backed the UK leaving the […]

Showing: Ryan McGinley – “Paradiso” @ Ratio 3

Currently at Ratio 3 in San Francisco, Ryan McGinley has on view his latest showing with the gallery entitled Paradiso. The new set of photos from the New York-based artist are prime examples of his signature aesthetic, celebrations of the human form in stunning natural settings. His latest works are the result of photography sessions in upstate New York during the winter and fall seasons, what look to be worthy additions to his much loved Road Trip series. Images via the gallery. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.

Previews / Interviews: Logan Hicks – “Nightcrawlers and Lightseekers” @ Galerie Openspace

Ahead of his upcoming show, Nightcrawlers and Lightseekers, opening at Galerie Openspace in Paris on the 3rd of February, stencil genius Logan Hicks was interviewed by NY based curator, writer and author Lori Zimmer hitting topics like his past 20 years as an artist and the background for his new exhibition. Lori Zimmer (LZ): You’re known for pushing the simple technique of stenciling to incredible, photorealistic lengths. Can you explain how you achieve such incredible detail with stencil and spray paint? Logan Hicks (LH): I guess that for me, I […]

Showing: Todd James – “Interior” @ Eighteen gallery

Eighteen Gallery in Copenhagen just opened Interior, their first solo show with Todd James, featuring new paintings depicting vibrant indoor spaces. After three exhibitions with the gallery’s “big brother” V1 gallery, the NYC-based artist presented his latest body of work in their clean white cube space in the former meatpacking district, ranging from smaller studies on paper, to massive, billboard size canvases. The entire show developed from earlier where James started incorporating more and more elaborate interior elements around his images. Basing some of the […]

Highlights: London Art Fair 2018

The 30th anniversary edition of the London Art Fair opened to the public on Wednesday with 131 exhibitors participating. Traditionally focused on British Modern and Contemporary Art, the fair’s outlook is becoming increasingly global. AM understands that a quarter of the galleries this year are based outside the UK. This evolution is not too surprising and may be welcomed by many as a breath of fresh air. But it also results in a certain loss of identity or distinctiveness. And in today’s art fair environment, that’s […]

Showing: Andrew Schoultz – “lluminated Opposition” @ Hosfelt Gallery

On view thru this Saturday at Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco is Illuminated Opposition, a new solo exhibition from Andrew Schoultz. The transformative showing from the Los Angeles-based artist continues his socio-political commentary with a series of paintings set among an immersive installation of wall murals and sculptural pieces. Seen are his familiar patterns and motifs including repeating images of eyes, skulls, horses, ships, and other signs of the illuminati. Discuss Andrew Schoultz here.

Kazuhiro Tsuji – Mark Ryden Sculpture

Continuing his uncanny ability to capture the human form with his artistic touch, Kazuhiro Tsuji recently revealed his newest sculpture at the Copro Gallery booth during the LA Art Show. Joining a series of works from the Japanese sculptor that has included famed artists like Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, and Robert Crumb is a larger-than-life head of the legendary Mark Ryden. Perched precariously on a big eye, perhaps a referencing one of the key features of the lowbrow luminary’s work, is a mind-blowingingly accurate replication […]

Recap: Hush // Untitled After Party @ Heron Arts

Over the weekend, Heron Arts in San Francisco hosted the afterparty for the UNTITLED Art Fair featuring the artwork of Hush (interviewed). With his largest installation to date, the British artist filled the space with his geishas, graffiti inspired patterns, and his east meets west aesthetic. Rounding out the evening was a musical performance from legendary San Francisco turntablist DJ QBert and Egyptian Lover with supporting sets from Romanowski and Smokes. For those interested, the exhibition will be on display on Saturdays from 11am-4pm and by appointment until February 6. Discuss […]

Showing: JR – “GIANTS” @ Lazarides

Today in London, Lazinc new flagship gallery in Mayfair opened their doors with an exhibition from JR (interviewed) entitled Giants. The show focuses in on the French artist’s series of large-scale outdoor installations that started back in 2016 for the Rio Olympics (covered). Visitors will be able to view the details of the photographer and street artist’s project (which also made an appearance at the US – Mexico border), including architectural plans, photography, and studies. Rounding out the exhibition is a sweet installation sticking out of the gallery’s […]

Showing: Barry Mcgee @ Cheim & Read

Five years since his last, and inaugural exhibition, with Cheim & Read, Barry Mcgee opened his latest solo last week at the New York gallery. The show is once again an eclectic mix of original works, installation, sculptures, various paraphernalia and personal objects, all displayed and installed in the most unexpected and uncompromising manner. For this large showcase the American artist transported everything from his San Francisco studio that “resonates” for him, as he has describes it. A large, floor to ceiling stack of vintage surfboards dominates […]