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Releases: “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” @ Black Rat Press

Last night, Black Rat Press held a very special signing with Martha Cooper, Henry Chalfant and Blade for the silver anniversary of “Subway Art.” Considered by many as the “bible” of the graffiti movement, this historic book documents and in many ways glamorizes the graffiti movement in the 80’s NYC street art scene. Os Gemeos are one of the many artists who attributed their start by the seeing works in this book. BRP had a limited edition run of 100 books that contained 2 signed photographs by […]

Preview: Invader – “Top 10″ @ Jonathan Levine

We got a few more sneak peek images from the upcoming Invader “Top 10″ show opening this Saturday at Jonathan Levine. The artist known to tile 80’s pop icons from Pac Man to his infamous Space Invaders across five continents is pulling out a new body of work that involves hundreds of Rubik’s Cubes forming each of his pixelized masterpieces (check out the process video we posted last week). The work featured above is actually designed to be read as “QR Code” by your camera phone and […]

Auctions: Sotheby’s Contemporary Day Auction (London)

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, we come to expect the usual suspects such as: Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Damien Hirst, Yue Minjun, Takashi Murakami, 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 […]

Openings: “Street/Studio” Experience @ Irvine Contemporary

Washington, D.C. got hit with a taste of urban art this past weekend thanks to the Irvine Contemporary, who held a group show and street/studio experience that featured artists: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Dalek, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Oliver Vernon, EVOL and Pisa 73. AM got to tag along as these urban artists got together to create a show that was not only inside the gallery, but also along the back walls and alleys of some prime D.C. real estate. From the moment daybreak started on Thursday, EVOL, Pisa […]

Preview: WK Interact “Motion Portrait” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Peep this little preview of “Motion Portrait” by WK Interact. It’s set to open this Saturday at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The French artist, who’s well known for his energetic style, will unveil a large scale group of portraits called “12 Angry Men” (loosely based on the classic film). These large 6 feet by 6 feet portraits move to convey the dynamic expressions of his powerful characters in raw emotion. There will also be a few of his signature kinetic door pieces such as the “Crosby […]

Teaser: Yumiko Kayukawa “Higashi No Kamisama – God from the East” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Here’s a little snapshot from Yumiko Kayukawa from her upcoming show “Higashi No Kamisama – God From the East” show at Joshua Liner Gallery which opens July 11th in NYC. If anyone is wondering if she’ll be attending the show, the answer is yes. She’ll be there in person (just like for her M Modern show), so mark your calendars. Discuss Yumiko Kayukawa here.

Video: Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy

Don’t we all wish that we could take a quick trip up to Bristol to catch the madhouse of artistic antics known as “Bristol Museum Vs. Banksy“? Well, one of our good friends from San Francisco actually made a special trip to the UK just to spend a weekend soaking in all the Banksy goodness, taking the time to make this rad video that captures the spirit of this amazing show. This video not only documents the details inside, but also some of the iconic […]

Openings: Chet Zar & James Zar – “When Worlds Collide” @ L’Imagerie Gallery

L’Imagerie Gallery recently opened “When Worlds Collide,” a unique show featuring the work of Chet and James Zar. This marks the first time this father and son combination has ever shown together. Chet Zar is know for his visually dark and eerie subject matter which is a sharp contrast to his father, James Zar’s, fantasy still-life style. This show closes June 20th so stop by the gallery and check it out. More after the jump.

Art Basel Vernissage – Basel Week Switzerland

Art Basel Switzerland is hands-down the Mecca of the art world. Once a year, the industry’s elite galleries converge in Europe to celebrate and exchange some of the most coveted pieces by the world’s top art stars. This year of course wasn’t much different, although many collectors came to shop for their dream pieces of art and many came in search of bargains. It seems that galleries were recession conscious as they priced their inventory at prices which would entice even the most thrifty art fans. […]
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Close-Up: Banksy’s Studio Installation @ Bristol Museum

In our last article, AM showed you some great pictures of Banksy’s latest show in Bristol from the special preview night. Sir Banksy demonstrated that he could create a show that seamlessly weaved his witty street-cred with the pompous realm of high-society. Considering the limited time we had to enjoy the show, we went back on opening day to bring you a closer look at the mock-up of Banksy’s actual studio. Read on after the jump…