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Streets: Crash x Daze (New York)

As part of the continuing L.I.S.A Project in New York City’s Little Italy, Crash and Daze were recently invited to collaborate on a wall on Mulberry Street. For the two legendary NY writers, the mural was a natural extension of their friendship and professional lives as they share a studio together and were one of the first to make the jump from the streets to the gallery back in the 80’s. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Crash […]
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Streets: Nychos (Hamburg)

Street muralist Nychos recently completed a striking new piece in Hamburg for the Knotenpunkt 14 urban art festival, organized and curated by Affenfaust Gallery. Dissecting a black widow in his usual style, the Austrian artist kicked off the event by getting up on the wall of a four-story building in the Gängeviertel. Check out more in progress and detailed photos below… Discuss Nychos here.
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Showing: Yayoi Kusama – “Pumpkins” @ Victoria Miro

Currently showing in London at Victorio Miro, Pumpkins from Yayoi Kusuma is an exhibition that features one of her most famous motifs. The celebration of the fruit in question was approached from different angles by Kusama, utilizing her various skill sets – paintings, large mosaic sculptures inside the gallery, and bronzes in the water garden. Despite the familiarity of the iconic subject matter for the Japanese artist, the bronzes do represent the first time she has worked in that medium on such a large scale and they alone are […]
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Rewind: Sept 8 – Sept 21

There seems to be an unlimited supply of art-related videos coming out all the time. Here is another edition our Rewind feature where we curate a selection of videos for your viewing pleasure. First up is some footage of Spanish muralist Aryz, who has been very active lately participating in most European street art festivals with big walls. Finerats Magazine recently featured him on their cover and also just released a great 11 min interview giving us a great, previously unseen look inside his studio, but also, […]
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Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles)

With D*Face’s (interviewed) show opening soon (next weekend) in Los Angeles, the British artist was busy completing a new mural at the same location as where the popup exhibition will be held (315 Robertson Blvd). Featuring his Lichtenstein inspired imagery as well his signature wings, the caption reads “You’re Dead To Me.” Check out more photos below and see you at opening night. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss D*Face here.
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Streets: Blu (Italy)

To commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the death of Fabrizio Ceruso, Blu has painted a new mural in San Basilio, a district of Rome. The teenager died after being shot in the chest during the protests that erupted after the government tried to evict some of the houses occupied by 150 families in the area. The saint that gives his namesake to the district can be seen moving against the protestors along with the authorities. As you can imagine, using imagery that depicts the police […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14 / Previews: “Through The Looking Glass” @ Riverside Art Museum

Baby Tattooville 2014 is fast approaching so we will start bringing preview coverage of the event starting with this look at something currently showing at the Riverside Art Museum. This iteration of the annual companion exhibition is entitled Through The Looking Glass and features work from this year’s official participants which includes Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Bob Dob, Eric Fortune, Tara McPherson, Brian Smith, Joe Sorren, and Jeff Soto (seen above). Also on display were all the previous year’s Art Jams (collaborative paintings from participating […]
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Showing: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, AM stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to take a look at the new body of work from Kelly Vivanco. Entitled Peculiar Tides, the fresh paintings worked off a nautical theme where her characters are situated in seaside or underwater environments. Completing the whimsical nature of the show was an installation of ship sculptures (seen above) on a wall of waves, where some of the creatures seen in her work can be seen piloting the vessels. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.
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Openings: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]
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Recap: Nuart Festival (Part 2) – Streets

If you enjoyed the indoor work that some of the artists put in for this year’s Nuart Festival, you will definitely want an update on what they created on their primary canvas – the streets. Participants this year included Andreco, Borondo (seen above), DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Enjoy all the shots below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven, Nuart, and the artists.