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Update: “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Show @ LA Live / Grammy Museum

AM stopped by for a visit with Travis Louie (interviewed) and Lola this morning as they were putting on the finishing touches to their customized blackberries before the private opening of the “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Show tonight. The cell phones will be displayed next to each artist’s painting with a winning design chosen at the end of the show to be put into production. Take a look at the duo in action after the jump…

Preview: “Who Killed The Music” Grammy Exhibition

Camille Rose Garcia The best show no one is talking about right now is the “Who Killed The Music” Grammy group show coming up next week. Set to coincide with the 52nd Annual Awards (whose official artwork was designed by Shepard Fairey this year), the show will feature artwork from Camille Rose Garcia, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Travis Louie (interviewed), Van Arno, Lola, Richard Colman, Mercedes Helnwein, Kris Lewis (interviewed), Paul Chatem, Nathan Spoor, Justin BUA, Jason Thielke (interviewed), Gregory Euclide, Sarah McColgan, and Ron Lipking. […]

Basel Week Miami ’09 – Joshua Liner Gallery @ Scope

One of the booths we were really impressed with during Art Basel Week was Joshua Liner Gallery’s showcase at SCOPE. It was a diverse group reflecting some of his successes this year from represented artists such as Matsu (interviewed), Kris Kuksi, and Evan Hecox. In addition, the show offered a sneak preview of the tremendous talent in stored for the coming year with works by Dave Kinsey, Dave Kassan, Tony Kanali, Tiffany Bozik, and Travis Louie (interviewed. More images after the jump…

Openings: Travis Louie – “Lifetime Companions” @ Shooting Gallery

Travis Louie (interviewed) opened his latest solo show, “Lifetime Companions” at the Shooting Gallery this past weekend. Consisting of nine new acrylic paintings, “Lifetime Companions” explores the relationships and origins of a cavalcade of Louie’s characters seen mostly through the eye of a wedding portraitist. With a narrative that delves deeper than any fans imagination could possibly muster, Travis closes out 2010 with an amazing show and one not to miss.  In addition, Louie surprised his San Francisco fans with eight preliminary sketches, including a […]

Preview: Travis Louie – “Lifetime Companions” @ Shooting Gallery

A show we teased you with last month is opening this Saturday night, the 12th, at Shooting Gallery. Our friend Travis Louie (interviewed) will be bringing his “Lifetime Companions” to San Francisco, a body work based on the theme of companions you are stuck with during your life – some wanted, some not so much… For example, you can see Travis working on “Stan and his first wife, Big Judy – she broke his heart and stole his house.” See the concept sketch for this […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’09 – Joshua Liner Gallery @ SCOPE

For this year’s Art Basel, Joshua Liner will be bringing art from a diverse group of artists including Cleon Peterson, David Kassan, Evan Hecox, James Roper, Kris Kuksi, Shawn Barber, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed), Tony Curanaj, Travis Louie (interviewed), and Dave Kinsey (look at the fantastic piece above). If you have ever been to the Miami fairs in years past, you’ll know that Josh always puts on a good show.  He’ll be at SCOPE this year so make sure you stop by to see […]

Preview: Death of Vivisect @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

“Vivisect VI” or the “Death of Vivisect” is set to open tomorrow at Gallery 1988 (LA).  One of the first annual group shows at g1988, the Luke Chueh (interviewed) co-curated exhibition focuses on artists who employ animals in their work to convey the human condition. Now in it’s sixth installment, this will be the final in the series so make sure you show up to say farewell to this signature show once and for wall. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: Travis Louie @ Shooting Gallery

Love must be in the air, because everywhere we turn there seems to be weddings… December will be no exception as Travis Louie (interviewed) brings a new body of work to the Bay Area. His Shooting Gallery solo will focus on – you guessed it – weddings. Of course, with a Louie twist… We’ll have more for you as the show gets closer. Discuss this show here. Discuss Travis Louie here.

Baby Tattooville ’09: Travis Louie’s “Creature Parade”

Baby Tattooville‘s Secret Society was taken into Travis Louie‘s gorgeously illustrated Victorian and Edwardian world of human oddities and mythical beings with “strange grooming habits” for one weekend. What was even better was that lucky attendees this year were able to take home the experience with a original portrait by the man himself. Yes, not just a print, not just an ordinary multiple, but a unique, hand-drawn piece of art that you may have witnessed with your own eyes created in person. More after the […]

Baby Tattooville ’09: James Gurney’s Explorer’s Journal

Although he may not be a familiar name among the roster of Pop Surrealist and Low Brow artists that are typically identified with Baby Tattooville, James Gurney is a highly accomplished artist and author known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia, as well as his plen-air landscape paintings. He has been an illustrator for National Geographic Magazine, has illustrated over seventy science fiction magazine and book covers, and was a scenic background painter (he produced over 500 paintings) for the animated film “Fire and Ice,” […]