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Preview: Rob Sato – “The Open End” @ Copro Gallery

This Saturday night, August 13th at the Copro Gallery, Rob Sato will be opening his newest solo entitled The Open End. It seems the year that has elapsed since the talented painter showed at the same Santa Monica gallery has only served to sharpen his technique and exquisite touch. Each surreal scene he renders is packed with detail so make sure you are there to examine each work in person. More preview images after the jump…

Streets: Anthony Lister Murals (Los Angeles) Part I

Anthony Lister (interviewed) made unbelievably good use of his time when he was in Los Angeles recently for a show at HVW8 getting up all around town. With no less than eight different murals accounted for, we’ll be splitting them up into two articles to make them easier for fans to digest. Starting things off will be the piece he did in Downtown LA (Setup by L.A. Free Walls & Brooklyn Street Art) seen above and then we will move on to the HVW8 gallery […]

Videos: Ai Weiwei – “Art / Architecture” @ The Kunsthaus

The Kunsthaus in Bregenz, Austria recently opened up an exhibition Art / Architecture that explores the lesser known architectural work of the recently released Ai Weiwei. It’s certainly encouraging to see the Chinese artist continue to exhibit despite his imprisonment as well as him starting to enter social media again (Instagram & Twitter – English translation). Take a look at the video above from Vernissage TV with footage of the exhibition as well as an interview with director of the Kunsthaus Bregenz, Yilmaz Dziewior. Via Hypebeast. Discuss […]

Preview: “Street Art Saved My Life” @ C.A.V.E. Gallery

This Friday night (August 12th) at the C.A.V.E. Gallery in Venice (California), Brooklyn Street Art in collaboration with Thinkspace, will be presenting Street Art Saved My Life: 39 New York Stories. The mainly New York lineup will feature artists like Faile, Know Hope, Dan Witz, C215, Anthony Lister, Futura, Gaia, Chris Stain, Kid Acne, Ludo, Nick Walker, Judith Supine, Swoon, Skewville, and many others and will be accompanied by an LA street wall series by selected artists and a public panel lecture and discussion. More preview images […]

Teaser: Lindsey Carr – “Homage to Canton” @ Thinkspace

Scotland-based artist Lindsey Carr, who we have seen in multiple group shows in the past, will be bringing a full set of paintings for her solo at Thinkspace in September. Entitled Homage to Canton, the new body of work will feature her retro-feel illustrations of flora and fauna like the great John James Audubon but with a surreal touch like Scott Musgrove as some of what she paints won’t be found in nature.

Openings / Video – Brandon Shigeta – “ARTCUBE” @ Little Tokyo Design Week

Congratulations to contributing photographer Brandon Shigeta as his ARTCUBE installation for Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW) was a smashing success. In fact, Brandon’s concept was chosen as the winner of this year’s Golden Astro Boy award award. This is what Jeffrey Deitch had to say – “There were a few reasons why I thought Brandon’s exhibit was the strongest. It wasn’t a piece that would have typically been found in a museum or gallery. He really conceived it for the container, and it worked well in that context. It also […]

Video: KAWS x Hennessy Studio Visit

A little while back, we brought you some photos from the Hennessy x KAWS bottle release party. In the video above, the Brooklyn based artist discusses the project on camera, but more importantly, the footage allows viewers to catch a glimpse of more of his recent work. He appears to be going with bold color schemes, some of which we showed you here, for his upcoming show in September at Honor Fraser. Via Slamxhype. Discuss KAWS here.

Audrey Kawasaki – “Charlotte” Timed Release Print

When we visited Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) recently prior to her show (covered) at Merry Karnowsky, we saw her pre-signing some of her next timed release prints. The complete details for Charlotte have now come out and it looks like August 14th will be the release date. Since this edition is unlimited, all you have to do is log-in between 12am to 11:59pm pacific time (a 24 hour window), place your order, and you will get a print. The price will be 17.5″ x 17.5″ and will […]

Teaser: Christiaan Nagel @ Rich Mix

You may remember a while back when we introduced you to Christiaan Nagel’s mushroom street interventions in London. Apparently, he will be taking his creations indoors with a show presented by Street Art London at Rich Mix. His thoughts behind the show – “Mushrooms are a metaphor for the idea. Ideas are original thoughts. Where do all ideas come from? They are the culmination of the person and his environmental circumstances. There is an element of randomness in any idea, that part we don’t have […]
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Preview: “The Blab! Show” @ Roq La Rue

Featuring a stellar lineup of artists, the Roq La Rue gallery will be hosting the reoccurring The Blab! Show with Krampus being the theme this time. Familiar regulars such as Nicoletta Ceccoli, Travis Louie, Martin Wittfooth, Ana Bagayan, Brian Despain, Dan May, Shag, Andy Kehoe, and some other talent new to AM will be painting their versions of the mythical creature. Judging from the piece above, there will be some spanking and other punishments in Seattle when this Friday, August 12th rolls around. More preview […]