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Preview: Travis Louie – “The Creature Show” @ Roq La Rue

Tomorrow night, up in Seattle, The Creature Show will be opening up at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Some of Travis Louie’s (featured) famous vintage portraiture will be on display, and  this time of his Victorian-age characters and their unusual pets (although it looks like some creatures are going solo). AM really likes the detail in this new collection of paintings with more full-body perspectives and is looking forward to seeing it on the walls. More preview images after the jump…

Charity: “Artist Help Japan” Art Auction

Christina Conway, who if you remember curated the kokeshi show (covered), has again put her curatorial skills to work – this time to benefit the Japan relief efforts. Artists like Audrey Kawasaki, Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeni Yang, Allison Sommers and many more were asked to paint “Emas” – small wooden tablets left at Japanese shrines, usually with an image on one side and a handwritten wish or prayer on the other. These small pieces of art were then put up for auction here, where your bids […]

Streets / Teaser: ROA – “New Works” @ White Walls

Take a look at this complex piece from ROA from back in February at Unit44 entitled The Four Horses Of The Apocalypse.  The mural was painted for the White Walls project in Newcastle which is a coincidence because the Belgium-based artist will be opening a show this Saturday night, April 9th, at the White Walls gallery in San Francisco. This sweet stack of animals and skeletons was the first time the prolific street artist has incorporated color into one of his walls, so it will […]

Openings: Adam Wallacavage – “Dreamhome Heartaches” @ Corey Helford

It looks like last month’s opening of Adam Wallacavage’s (interviewed) show at Corey Helford Gallery attracted many of the city’s artistic community. Obviously enamored by his chandeliers, lamps, and other adventurous lighting options, the audience packed into the Culver City show space to take in his and Henry Lewis‘ new body of work. Take a look at some of the pics after the jump. Today is also the last day of the show so stop by if you haven’t had the chance to yet.
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Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles) – Part I

We stopped by Culver City today to check out the near complete mural D*Face (featured) is painting on the side of the Corey Helford Gallery, site of his new show, Going Nowhere Fast, opening this Saturday night.  As you can see, D is exploring melding his imagery with elements of Lichtenstein’s work, which we also saw in our earlier studio visit. We will certainly be looking forward to seeing more of this fresh new direction at the opening and you can also expect more coverage […]

Releases: Robert Longo Supreme Decks

Robert Longo, whose stunning new exhibition God Machines just opened in Paris (covered), also has another project that is nearing completion.  Continuing their illustrious line of collaborative artist skatedecks (also see John Baldessari, Damien Hirst, Christopher Wool), Supreme will be be releasing three versions with some of Longo’s iconic imagery. The decks will be available in-store and online April 7th and available in Japan on April 9th. More looks at the decks after the jump…

Preview: KMNDZ – “The Heaviest” @ Fifty24SF

Look at these stacks of goodness getting ready to be shipped up North to San Francisco for a show opening on Thursday night, April 7th, at Fifty24SF. Johnny Rodriguez, or better known as KMNDZ, will be presenting his new body of work “The Heaviest” featuring some familiar imagery including chains, robots, bombs, and skulls, all done up in his special patina.  It will be a busy night for art as we will be attending the Josh Keyes opening as well.  See you all there! More […]

Teaser: “Tiny Trifecta” @ Cotton Candy Machine

New York art collectors who operate on a budget, take note of a show this Saturday night at the Cotton Candy Machine. The Tara McPherson boutique and gallery space will be holding a grand openings exhibition featuring 100 artists with works for $100 on the 100th day of the year.  You can see the full list of participants after the jump, but there definitely will be pieces from many of our favorite artists in including these Audrey Kawasaki cutouts seen above.

Overtime: March 29 – April 3

Ron English opens his show at the International Museum of Arts and Sciences (Texas). And also finds time to shave a horse. Some new works from Greg “Craola” Simkins. A preview of Sarah Joncas’ upcoming show. Some nice Carolein Smit sculptures. A look at the Richard Prince show in Paris. Bargain?  British man may have bought a Cezanne painting worth $65 million at thrift shop for £100. Entourage star Sasha Grey releases art photography book Neu Sex. NADA to expand successful fair to Hudson, NY. […]

Videos: George Condo – “Mental States” @ New Museum

Vernissage TV recently put together some nice video footage of the George Condo exhibition in New York along with an interview with Gary Carrion-Murayari, associate curator at the New Museum. The first major retrospective of the American artist in the U.S. is interestingly not arranged chronologically but by different themes he’s explored in his paintings over the years. After watching the video, take a look at our photos from the opening here. Discuss George Condo here.