If you have been following AM over the years, you will have noticed we have teamed up with UK-based artist and illustrator Von (interviewed) for giveaways in the past. This time around, he has graciously offered up one of his new “Motion” Collector’s Edition Box Set featuring his familiar bird imagery to one of our lucky readers. The hand made box set of five prints comes in an edition of 50 with each measuring at 40 x 30 cm, and costs £225 (available for preorder now here). To qualify for the […]
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A couple of days ago, the Le-Fix Gallery in Copenhagen opened a showing featuring New Drawings and Other Works from MODE 2 (interviewed). One of the legends of the European graffiti scene, the provocative painter put his erotic and sensual imagery on display for his Danish fans. Enjoy some photos here of MODE 2 at work getting ready for the show and come back soon for the opening pics. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss MODE 2 here.
With the end of 2013 almost here, a new video has been released summarizing POW! WOW! earlier this year in Hawaii (covered). The annual gathering of creative minds has become one of the premier art events on the island. Public murals have populated the Kaka’ako area in Honolulu and re-vitalized the area as well as the arts community. Take a look at the footage and interviews in the video below and get ready for another great event in 2014 as evidenced by the confirmed artists seen below who […]
Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) recently released a new limited edition through Roq La Rue to partially benefit Bat Conservation International. Fitting in perfectly with her recent imagery featuring the winged creature, I Will Be Here When You Fall will be produced in a run of 100, be sized at 9″ x 12″, and cost $250 with $130 of each print going to the conservation efforts. Each one will have hand deckled edges, have hand-finished gold embellishments, and be signed & numbered by the artist. If you purchased the print Garcia […]
We made sure to stop by the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art while in town for Art Basel Week to take in an impressive collection of works from Tracey Emin. Entitled Angel Without You, the exhibition includes the Why I Never Became a Dancer video purchased in 1998 by the MOCA, the first American museum to acquire work from the UK-based artist. Also included is a wide selection of the neon works she has become famous for including a large piece created for the courtyard that inspires the exhibition’s title. Take a look at […]
With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, the world mourns the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who had become an inspiration to the oppressed everywhere. His views and life seem to align with philosophies of many street artists out there who create work along the same lines with the themes Mandela supported. Os Gemeos recently posted up a tribute piece they did with a caption and quote – “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions […]
Last month, we stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York to check out a new showing from Mike Leavitt (interviewed) entitled Empire Peaks. Showing alongside Riusuke Fukahori’s work, which also had a three-dimensional feel to it, the new body of work from the Seattle-based Leavitt featured a mashup of historical figures and Star Wars characters, something we gave you a glimpse of in our earlier studio visit. Take a look at some photos of the new sculptures, like the Ghandi x Yoda figure above… Discuss Mike Leavitt here.
Another satellite fair we visited yesterday at Art Basel Week in Miami is the event put on by the New Art Dealers Alliance. The 11th Miami edition of the NADA fair included more than 90 galleries and was held at the Deauville Beach Resort. Their growing list of exhibitors include some familar names like The Hole, Andrew Edlin, Marlborough Chelsea, and Bill Brady KC (seen above with some nice Michael Manning paintings). Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
For those street art fans down in Miami for Art Basel Week, you may want to head over to the Wynwood district for the new outdoor mural project. Women on the Walls features work by Aiko (seen above), Miss Van, Fafi, Maya Hayuk, Lady Pink, and Olek in the Wynwood Walls compound. Also included are Faith47, Kashink, Lakwena, and Sheryo who will be painting new walls in the adjacent area. Along with all these artists, Clay Money, Jess & Katie, Myla, Shamsia Hassani, and Toofly will be participating […]
Ever wonder what the art collections of artists hold? The New York Times’ T Magazine answers this question for four artists that you may have heard of before - KAWS, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Ugo Rondinone. Take a look at more photos below as well as head over to the article for more information as the artists were asked to talk more about the pieces they own and their collecting philosophies. Photo credit: Stefan Ruiz / NY Time T Magazine.