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Parra Levine NYC AM 02

Openings: Parra – “Tracy Had a Hard Sunday” @ Jonathan Levine

Dutch artist Piet Janssen, aka Parra, brought a new body of work to Jonathan Levine Gallery for his debut exhibition there. Entitled Tracy Had a Hard Sunday, this series was composed of works on canvas and paper as well as sculptures, and gave the audience a dose of the provocative post-pop visuals that we’ve come to expect from the artist. The show exemplifies Parra’s unique vision and skill with his sexy imagery and signature palette of vibrant reds and blues. The artist took some time to draw […]
Crash John Matos Houston Bowery Mural AM 11

Streets: Crash Mural on Bowery & Houston

After a great post-Sandy inspired mural by How & Nosm (covered), it’s time for a new artist to take on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Legendary graffiti and fine artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), was tasked to put his hybrid street & Lichtenstein-inspired style on this marquee location for New Yorkers to admire. Pulling from his deep arsenal of urban experience, Crash lived up to his reputation as he hit the ground running. As you can see above from the concept sketch that he shared […]
Armory art show 2013 AM 33

Armory Week ’13: Armory Show – First Look (Part II)

Continuing on our visual overview of this gigantic fair… Similar to previous years, this year’s Armory show took place over both Pier 92 and 94. Roughly, the former showcased a refined selection of art from the Modern period, while the latter hosted the much larger group of galleries displaying contemporary works. Regardless at which pier you started off, the cornucopia of blue chip works were enough to ensnare the most seasoned art fair attendee for hours on end. Check out part two of our first day […]
Scope NY Armory 2013 AM 44

Armory Week ’13: Scope Art Fair – First Look

One of the annual satellite fairs we look forward to during Armory Week is Scope New York. This international fair always brings together a diverse mix of visual, performance, sculptural and photographic art from a range of emerging artists, which we find to be a nice change of pace from the more mainstream contemporary art showcased at the Armory Art Fair. This year, we saw works from street, urban and low brow-pop surrealist artists, including such AM favorites as Ron English, GILF, Brian Viveros and […]
Armory art fair 2013 AM 30

Armory Week ’13: Armory Show – First Look

It’s that time again in the Big Apple! Spring is here and so is the Armory Art Show. This flagship fair held on the West Side of Manhattan leads a week of nonstop visual action, as collectors from around the globe fly into NYC to storm the fair in hopes of acquiring works from their favorite artists. Blue chip galleries such as Gagosian, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner brought some of their brightest artists in an effort to woo collectors to their booths. AM joined […]
WK Interact Levine preview AM 8

Setup: WK Interact – “WK 360″ @ Jonathan LeVine (Pop-up)

Tonight, WK Interact will be exhibiting a large body of work at Jonathan Levine gallery’s pop-up gallery location that housed How & Nosm’s recent showcase. This show, entitled WK 360, is an expansive mid-career survey of the first 25 years that WK has created in the world of art, both indoors & out. AM joined the French-born & New York-based artist earlier this week as he and the gallery worked feverishly to put together this impressive showcase of the wild and ingenious “interactive” art work that […]
Logan Hicks Lace preview AM 09

Previews: Logan Hicks – “Thin Veils and Heavy Anchors” @ L.A.C.E

Esteemed stencil and street artist Logan Hicks visits LA this week for an exhibition at L.A.C.E. Gallery. Entitled Thin Veils and Heavy Anchors, this latest body of work showcases the progression of Logan’s work from a professional screen printer into the artist that he is today. Using his talents to capture the lines of architecture in the streets to the curves of his human subjects, we enjoy the compositions in his works. These new pieces from Mr. Hicks tries to captures the journey of one’s […]
Erik Parker Pace Prints AM 2

Upcoming: Erik Parker – “Upswing Dub Project” @ Pace Prints

This week, painter Erik Parker will unveil a new series of monoprints at New York’s Pace Prints. Entitled Upswing Dub Project, this show will be Erik’s inaugural exhibition at the iconic space. Utilizing his unique painting style and compositions, Mr. Parker collages rarities and other “miscreations” from his storied repertoire in this creative body of works. The show opens March 7th with an opening reception with the artist from 6-8pm.
Cope2 Gallery 69 AM 09

Openings: COPE2 – “Hypnotic” @ Gallery 69

Bronx bomber and graff artist COPE2 continued his indoor showcases with a show at Gallery 69 in New York. Entitled Hypnotic, this exhibition is another step in the evolution of his signature bubble throw ups and wildstyle compositions. Cope2 worked layers upon layers of abstraction on this fresh series of canvases showing a nice change of pace from the works we’ve been used to seeing from his street works. Check it all out below. Photo credit: Joe Russo Discuss COPE2 here.
Faile ballet NYCB Lincon Center AM 29

Openings: Faile – “Les BALLETS de FAILE” @ Lincoln Center

After behind the scenes look at both the studio space and tower installation by Faile leading up to their monumental collaboration with the New York City Ballet at the Lincoln Center, the anticipation for the opening night performance brought out some of the who’s who of the New York street & urban art scene. Our peers at Wooster Collective & Brooklyn Street Art joined notables such as Tomokazu Matsuyama, How & Nosm, Logan Hicks and Carlo McCormick in the celebration of art & dance brought […]