Coming up this weekend on May 18th, the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin will be opening a new show from Anish Kapoor, one the most influential sculptors of his generation. The exhibition, his first major one in the city, will feature about 70 works spanning his diverse range of mediums including stone, steel, glass, wax, PVC skins, and high-tech material. Of particular interest will be the pieces that have been specifically designed for the venue. Those in the area should add this to their calendar of events and if [...]
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South Africa-based DAL and his wife Faith47 have been busy painting murals nonstop since they arrived in London several weeks ago. Our photographer on scene, Butterfly, caught up with the prolific artist as he worked on one of his walls near Brick Lane. This new piece features two large beasts fighting it out, rendered in his signature kinetic style. Check out some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss DAL here.
At the beginning of the month, AM paid the PK Shop a visit to attend the signing of two monographs from Mark Ryden. The newer of the two, The Gay 90s, published by Rizzoli, illustrates the works included Ryden’s 2010 exhibition The Gay 90s: Old Thyme Art Show at Paul Kasmin Gallery (covered) while Pinxit by Taschen is a more comprehensive overview of the low brow luminary’s paintings organized by the themes of his major exhibitions. Take a look at the events of the night in the photos below [...]
Coming up on May 16th, Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark will be opening a new solo show from the Los Angeles-based El Mac. For an artist whose work looks just as impressive in the gallery as on the streets, this will be his first solo show in Europe and first one since 2010 (covered). Take a look at a couple preview photos of large scale paintings he has been working on including one looks to be a negative image. There is also a short preview video that [...]
We haven’t seen a showing of Fuco Ueda’s work stateside for a while, but those in Japan have a chance to take in a new body of work when her show opens at Lower Akihabara. Her surreal and sometimes disturbing works have long enchanted us at AM, so those who will be in Tokyo on June 15th would be advised to make plans to see her paintings for yourself. The show looks to be explore the use of Chrysanthemum, a commonly reoccurring flower in her imagery. [...]
Last week, the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York hosted the opening of JR and José Parlá’s collaborative showing entitled The Wrinkles of the City, Havana. The joint works were based on the time they spent in Cuba a year ago painting street murals together (covered) as part of JR’s continuing project Wrinkles of the City where he photographs senior citizens and pastes their portraits on the walls of city buildings. An example of this was outside the showspace in the form of a mural which the two created several weeks ago (covered). Take a look at all the [...]
After revealing a new piece last month with strong placement from Invader in Paris, our Streets World Roundup feature returns with another piece playing with some nostalgic characters from childhood for most of us. The new Star Wars mosaic is part of his recent attack on London of which you can check out more photos of here. Other worthy walls come from Anders Gjennestad – Norway. Anthony Lister – Miami (source), Wild Drawing – Greece (source), La Pandilla – Arizona (source), Phlegm x Run – UK (source), LNY – Philadelphia [...]
This week’s Rewind summary is lead off with a closer look at Tauba Auerbach’s new Mesh / Moire print set (recently released). The footage takes us into Paulson Bott Press as viewers get a closer look at the process. Other notable recent videos below… Pundits weigh in on George Lucas’ museum. The making of EMEK’s George Clinton poster. M-City paints a F1 racecar (via Vandalog). Vernissage TV looks at Art Beijing. Vernissage TV looks at the Tracey Emin show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York. Hypbeast Pen & Paper [...]
Coming up on Memorial Day weekend (May 25th), the Last Rites Gallery in New York will be hosting a show dedicated to artists and their love for zombies. The group show curated by Travis Louie will feature work inspired by the undead and include artists like Mia Araujo, Matt Dangler, Fred Harper, Sarah Joncas, Kathie Olivas, Brandt Peters, Allison Sommers, Chet Zar, and more (see full list below). And, if the piece above by John Cebollero inspired by Munch’s The Scream is any indication, there [...]
The French street artist and photographer seems to be everywhere. After our interview with JR last month, he has since brought his Wrinkles of the City project to Berlin (streets and in the gallery), premiered his latest film at the Tribeca Film Festival, got up on Riker’s Island, and gifted New York with a new collaborative show and mural with José Parlá. As if that was not enough, the self-styled “photograffeur” also found time to bring his mobile photobooth van (first seen in Japan) to the [...]