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Inside Robert Longo’s Studio

Earlier this month, we focused on contemporary artist Robert Longo and his recently painted “Heroes” series. Our friends over at TAC have now found some pictures of Longo’s studio via The Selby. We take a look at the tools of his trade and what looks to be detailed models of pieces that have been or may be in the works. Seen in these pictures are also studies for two of his notable early series of works: “Men of the City” and “Wave.” Check out the […]

Openings: Dash Snow Memorial @ Deitch Projects

As reported, Deitch Projects (Grand St.) opened it’s gallery doors for a special tribute in memory of the passing of Dash Snow earlier this month. Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Agathe Snow and Terence Koh to name a few. The gallery is adorned with photos and relics from different phases of Dash’s life. had a chance to stop by this touching memorial of not only his works, but also pieces from his friends and peers such as  The front of the gallery has been tagged with a […]

Time Magazine: Top 10 Guerrilla Artists

Who says street art has no cred with the mainstream? Kinda saying a lot when one of the most respected publications in the world takes the time to break out a “Top Ten” list of the top “Guerrilla Artists.” The usual suspects – Jean-Michel Basquiat, Shepard Fairey and Banksy are there. But, we’re surprised that Kaws and his infamous phone booth/bus stop “Ad-Disruptions” didn’t make the list. Check out who did and didn’t made the cut here. Via our friends at TWBE.
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Releases: Banksy “Donuts” @ Pictures On Walls

Come and get it, fresh off the line. Banksy is serving up “Donuts!” There has been much speculation on when Banksy was going to release a print from his recent Bristol Museum show (covered). Well, the wait is over cuz “Donuts” are served! Banksy is releasing a new print online through Pictures On Walls. There will be two “flavours,” each with a different glaze color (pink or chocolate). The edition size will be 299 for each “flavour” and measures 30 x 22 inches. No need to warm […]
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Update: Marilyn Minters MAC Collab, Studio Party, and Video

If you recall, we recently showed you the mural that Ai Yamaguchi did for a Shu Uemura store in SF. Continuing on the trend of collaborations between artists and cosmetic companies, Marilyn Minter joins Fafi in promoting the brand MAC, with a campaign starting in August. MAC’s bold and rich colors match up very well Minter’s flashy, gritty and glamorous style as you can see from her latest show at Salon 94 (covered). MAC also recently celebrated their upcoming ad campaign with a party at Minter’s […]

Wrap Up: Os Gemeos Mural

When we first broke the news that Os Gemeos was doing the mural at the previous Keith Haring tribute location, we had also heard that it was going to take 11 days to finish the new project. After the 3rd day, the mural looked great and we thought it was going to be done that night. But day after day, we could see the twins from Sao Paulo working hard and building layer upon layer of detail into their labor of love. “So close, yet […]

Interviews: Ellis G. – “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” @ Collective Hardware

AM had the chance to spend a few evenings with Ellis G. prior to his upcoming solo show “Ocular Echoism: The Autonomy of Ellis Gallagher” opening at Collective Hardware this Thursday, July 23 at 7pm in NYC. If you recall, we also had a chance to spend time with him on the streets before the group show he participated in at Thinkspace back in January. As we walked the streets of Cobble Hill looking for the perfect subject/shadow, Ellis seemed to know a lot of […]
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Preview: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Beauties and Beasts” @ Roq La Rue

Counting down to this weekend’s coming show “Beauties and Beasts” at Roq La Rue, we bring you a sneak-peek preview of the coming works by Italian artist Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed). Her fantastically beautiful yet often bizarre characters entertain both eyes and imagination. This aptly titled body of work fits in perfectly into her adventurous illustrative style. Opening up along with Eric Fortune, the curtains will come up this Friday in Seattle so if you’re in the area, this is a show that is definitely worth the trip. In the meantime, […]
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Openings: Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG x Nike Stages Exhibition @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear’s “Stages” exhibition (previewed here and here) opened up with an amazing roster of artists. As Geoff McFetridge put it, “It’s a veritable ‘A-Team’ of top artists from all walks of the art world.” With names such as Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, Eric White, Christopher Wool, Shepard Fairey, Kaws, Cai Guo-Qiang, Yoshitomo Nara, Jose Parla, Richard Prince and Raymond Pettibon to name a few, it was quite a feat to put together this team of prominent artists who banded together for a […]
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Openings: INSA x Nike – “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places”

Last night, Nike Sportswear and Protein had a preview opening for INSA’s latest exhibition “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places.” The London pop-up show is part of the IAM1 Project by Nike and celebrates the launch of the Nike Air Maxim, which is a hybrid remake of the classic Air Max 1. The main focus was of course the exhibition by London based artist, INSA, who showed up with his arsenal of mixed media goodies – canvas, photography, prints and even an awesome 35 frame […]