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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Daisy” Brooch

For those that missed Mark Ryden’s magnificent recent Los Angeles showing (covered) at Kohn Gallery, here’s your chance to own a piece of the action. This new release from Porterhouse features his Daisy drawing from The Gay 90s: West, placed on a brooch. Priced at $99 and sized at 2″ x 1-1/2″ x 3/8″, the memento comes in a black velvet pouch and with a certificate of authenticity. If interested, head over here to add it to your collection. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Upcoming: “The Provocateurs” @ Block 37

Coming up on July 31st at Block 37 in Chicago, Shepard Fairey will be curating a massive group exhibition that reaches across all genres. Set to coincide with Lollapalooza and presented by Art Alliance, The Provocateurs will feature an impressive roster of artists including Andrew Schoultz, C215, Camille Rose Garcia, Clare Rojas, Cleon Peterson, Cope2, Cyrcle., D*Face (seen above working on a massive diptych), Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Deedee Cheriel, Dzine, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Estevan Oriol, Evan Hecox, FAILE, Gary Panter, HAZE, How & Nosm, James Cauty, Jamie Reid, […]
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Kehinde Wiley x Grey Goose – “Modern Kings of Culture” Series

Kehinde Wiley recently teamed up with Grey Goose to launch their new Le Melon flavor by painting a series of works called Modern Kings of Culture. Each piece was created with Wiley’s signature technique of remixing master paintings with a modern eye, playing with ideas of power and privilege by placing urban youths in classical poses. First, filmmaker Spike Lee’s portrait was revealed during the launch in New York. Then, the piece featuring Grammy nominated recording artist Swizz Beatz was unveiled during BET Awards Weekend. And finally, […]
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Previews: “Summer Mixer” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday night, July 17th, it’s time again for Joshua Liner Gallery to put on their Summer Mixer group exhibition, a look at some artists making their debut with the New York showspace. Included in this show are works from Andrew Schoultz, Erin M. Riley, Guy Yanai, Kristen Schiele, Michael Theodore, Sam Friedman, and Robert Larson (whose work can be seen above featuring repurposed discarded tobacco packaging that he finds on the streets). Take a look at more preview images below…
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Streets: ROA (Belgium)

Prolific world traveler ROA hardly has time to be in his home country, but it looks like he recently was in Belgium for the North West Walls project. We already touched on the event here for another artist, but now we have some photos to share from the anatomically obsessed street artist as he painted stacked containers at one of the country’s biggest music festivals. Take a look at an interview he gave here and check out some of the other artists’ efforts here. Photos via BA Street […]
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Art Focus: Rafael Gómezbarros – “Casa Tomada”

If you have an insect phobia, you probably did not click through to read this article. For those who made it here, the swarms of ant sculptures you see are from Rafael Gómezbarros and his Casa Tomada project, traveling installations that have shown all over the world since 2007. The urban interventions are meant to represent displacement of peasants in his native Columbia due to war and violence, themes that resonate in one form or another in any country his work is displayed in. Crafted from tree […]
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Streets: DALeast (Poland)

A couple days ago, DALeast sent over images of a new mural he painted for the Street Art Doping Project in Warsaw, Poland. Entitled Dormant Antennae, the striking new mural featuring a falcon perching on a cobra that was painted to channel up to an antennae on the roof. This time around after taking a long look at the building, the Chinese artist wanted to create an older looking piece that would appear like it had been part of the structure for a long time. We […]
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Upcoming: Kelsey Brookes – “Sleep: The Science and the Mystery” @ Library Street Collective

On July 25th, Library Street Collective in Detroit will be hosting new works from Kelsey Brookes collectively entitled Sleep: The Science and the Mystery. Drawing on his past life as a biochemist, the San Diego based artist paints chemical and molecular structures with loosely defined abstract shapes and patterns. The resulting psychedelic swirls can put the viewer almost into a trance-like state if one stares at the work too long, mesmerized by the vortex of vibrant colors. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelsey Brookes here.
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Streets: Shepard Fairey For The Line Hotel (Los Angeles)

AM recently had the pleasure of staying at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, a project put together by the good people behind the Ace Hotel among others. Along with the work of D*Face gracing the west side of the property, the locally-based Shepard Fairey (featured) was asked to create a large mural overlooking the main entrance of the hotel. Completed over the course of several days, the “Peace Tree” will now be seen as a prominent part of the Wilshire corridor as drivers head west through […]
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Showing: Kenichi Yokono – “The New Suburbs” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Currently at the Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono has a show on view entitled The New Suburbs. The new collection of painted wood carvings are a continuation of what he presented with the same gallery back in 2011 (covered), and are fine examples of Yokono’s modern take on traditional woodcutting. Sourcing the grotesque and mundane from his native country’s culture, the intricate pieces deal with “notions of globalization and consumerism with the overwhelming cuteness (or kawaii) found in popular Japanese […]