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Streets: Vhils (Los Angeles)

Over the last several days, Vhils (filmed) has been busy working his magic in downtown Los Angeles with some new murals arranged by LeBasse Projects. The last time we saw him in the area was in 2011 when we have the chance to catch some of the footage of his unique mark-making in the streets. This newest piece features the Portuguese artist’s portraiture chiseled into this wall near Chinatown as per his usual technique. Check out more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos for Arrested Motion. Discuss Vhils here.
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Project M/6 (Berlin) – Part II

Last week, we brought you a look at some artists prepping for their window installations for the M/6 phase (curated by Jonathan LeVine) of the ongoing art program for Urban Nation. We now have some in situ pics of the pieces for you to enjoy. Along with the windows from Dan Witz, Jeff Soto, Nychos, Olek and Saner, artists Alo, ONUR & WES21 and CANVAZ were seen putting up their work in Berlin. Also, check out some shots of Olek acting as a lookout for Witz as he glued up his optical illusion street interventions. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Upcoming: Kris Kuksi – “Antiquity in the Faux” @ Mark Moore Gallery

Coming up on November 15th, Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles will be opening their second showing (see 2012) with Kris Kuksi and his insane mixed-media assemblage works. Antiquity in the Faux will once again give his fans in SoCal the chance to admire his beautifully grotesque compositions that take a variety of disparate items – figurines, model parts, collectibles, craft parts, and jewelry – and arranges them in a way to tell a intricate story. Oftentimes these narratives involve struggle, conflict, faith, sexuality, and power surrounding a central figure and spreading to […]
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Upcoming: “Thoughts on a Grey Day” @ Archimedes Gallery

This Friday, November 7th, the Archimedes Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon (just west of Portland) will be opening a group show entitled Thoughts on a Grey Day. Participating artists including Josh Keyes (interviewed), Dan May, Blaine Fontana, Moki, Nicole Gustafsson, Patrick Maxcy, Melissa Hartley, Jaclyn Alderete, Paul Messink, Lori LaBissoniere, David Rice, Kazu Tabu, and Jacob Bond were asked to contribute artwork “inspired by a change of season, wandering thoughts, and the power of reflection.” Keyes in particular took stock of the recent rainy and overcast days in […]
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Showing: Modernica Chair Group Show @ Soze Gallery

Last Saturday night, Soze Gallery in Los Angeles opened a group exhibition that highlighted the form of the Modernica chair, seen through the lens of each participant’s artistic vision. Friends and artists who show with the gallery, created custom one of a kind versions of the chair with their signature styles and techniques with part of the proceeds going to benefit The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organization that brings empowering artistic programs to children in the local hospitals in the area. Check out more photos below…
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Manic” Print

On November 8th, at 12 PM PST, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing her latest print thru her online store. The image chosen, entitled Manic, was one of the paintings from her recent show (covered) at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles. The generously sized print measures 16.75″x30″ (includes 1/8″ white border), comes signed and numbered in an edition of 250, and will cost $270 (framed for $495). Head over here at the appropriate time to add it to your collection if interested. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.
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Showing: “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” @ JANM

Showing through April of next year at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Although the subject matter is not for everyone, some of the artists involved in this show in Los Angeles certainly should be familiar to our readers, including Colin Christian (interviewed) who contributed the piece seen above. Along with original artwork, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States also had a selection of related products on display, with rare and unique items […]
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Streets: Phlegm x Pixel Pancho (New Zealand)

It looks like Phlegm and Pixel Pancho recently collaborated on a pretty elaborate mural in New Zealand for the Dunedin Street Art Festival. Working around some architectural elements as well as some wall foliage, the signature characters from the UK-based Phlegm mixed well with the robotic tendencies of the Italy-based Pixel Pancho. Their work melded seamlessly, in no small part due to Phelgm’s decision to only use brushes and a sepia palette, matching up with the other artist perfectly. Photo credit: Joshua Jeffery. Discuss Phlegm here. Discuss […]
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Rewind: Sept 22 – Nov 2

It’s been over a month since our last video summary here on AM – something we call Rewind. Leading things off is a video (via Designboom) detailing Miguel Chevalier’s mix of new technology with ancient structures. Created for the Festival Internazionale Di Andria Castel Dei Mondi, the installation transforms a castle in Italy with “magic carpets.” Other notable videos include: A video profile of Shohei Otomo by Backwoods Gallery. Mark Dean Veca launches a new apparel line with Rare. Nathan Spoor studio visit by Juxtapoz. Daniel […]
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Update: Brendan Monroe – “Blobography” @ Heath Ceramics (Los Angeles)

Tomorrow night (November 1st) in Los Angeles, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) will be be ready to reveal all the hard work he has put in at Heath Ceramics. Blobography will feature some of the amazing organic sculptural forms he created in their workshop as well as some original paintings and drawings. Rounding things out will a mural the Bay Area artist will create on the back wall of the showspace. Photo credit: Ye Rin Mok. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.