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Teaser: Nuart ’11

The lineup for this year’s Nuart Festival was recently announced with most of the artists participating featured on AM in the past including Dan Witz, David Choe, Vhils, Herbert Baglione, Lucy McLauchlan, Dolk, Herakut, Tellas, Escif, Hyuro, Phlegm, and DVS 1. For 2011, for the annual event held in Stavenger, Norway, the artists will be painting in seven large abandoned tunnels which will form the basis of this year’s show with additional work in the streets around Tou Scene as well. The dates of the […]

Streets: REVOK, RIME, ROIDS, POSE, and OMENS (Chicago)

As you know, REVOK, RIME, and ROID recently opened a fantastic new show Perseverance at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles (covered). The three writers were actually in Detroit prior to the show working on the paintings and incubating ideas. Apparently, they also found time to make a pit stop in Chicago to paint this wall before heading to California. POSE (who collaborated on a couple pieces with Revok for the show) and OMENS also worked on this mural with the trio together. Closer looks […]

Preview / Installation: Swoon – “Anthropocene Extinction” @ Boston ICA

After presenting The Big Easy with her stunning Thalassa installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in June, Swoon (interviewed) is moving on to her next project.  On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has commissioned the Brooklyn-based artist to create an installation for the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. The 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture entitled Anthropocene Extinction will soar over 40 feet, be accented by her signature labor intensive cut paper, and will be unveiled this Saturday, […]

Releases / Signings: “HEROES & VILLAINS” @ Launch LA

Tomorrow night (7-10pm), September 1st in Los Angeles at Launch LA, the HEROES & VILLAINS signing and release event will be the place to be. With at least 30 artists rumored to be on hand, this would be a perfect opportunity to get your book autographed. The beautiful glossy publication features photographic portraits by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho of many of the artists you have grown to love on AM. Included are also in-depth interviews and an introductory essay by Amanda Erlanson. Also, an […]

Preview: Pedro Matos – “Ephemera” @ Shooting Gallery

Portuguese artist Pedro Matos is set to open his first solo show in the United States on September 3rd at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Entitled Ephemera, the new body of work features his oil on canvas paintings emulating the torn and faded posters frequently seen pasted on the side of buildings in an urban environment. As always, Pedro’s imagery juxtaposes beauty and decay as well as focuses on society’s downtrodden and forgotten. More photos of him working on the new paintings after the […]

Videos / Openings: Unsanctioned Banksy Show @ Keszler Gallery

Many of you may have already seen this video yesterday when we posted it to our facebook fanpage, but here it is again with somewhat of a followup. The footage above, that angered many street art fans, was put together by the Keszler Gallery in association with the Bankrobber Gallery where unnamed individuals traveled to Palestine and boldly removed some of the well known and much beloved work Banksy created for the Santa’s Ghetto event held in the West Bank in 2007. It turns out several […]

Xeme & Sinic – “Kowloon” @ Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Culture Hall (Taiwan)

Just last week, we passed on some photos to our readers of street murals that INSA sent us of work he did while in Hong Kong in conjunction with his show at Above Second (covered). If you remember, on several of these walls he actually collaborated with local graffiti artist Xeme who has become know for his Chinese calligraphic style influenced by the late Hong Kong OG graffiti legend, Tsang Tsou Choi, the so-called King of Kowloon. Well, just this last weekend, Xeme actually closed a […]

Streets: Galore Festival (Copenhagen) Part II

A couple weeks ago, AM documented the mural process of Belgium-based street artist ROA as he painted a tower in Copenhagen for the Galore Festival. We can now bring you more photos of other artists who participated including French artist Dran and the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew (who painted a long wall together), and many others like RIPO, Drewk The Pirate, Grito, and Lints. If you remember, Dran held two shows in December at in London as kind of his coming out party. More pics […]

Teaser: Korin Faught – “Voices of the Lake” @ Corey Helford

Next Saturday night in Culver City, Voices of the Lake, a new body of work from Korin Faught, will open at Corey Helford Gallery. The fresh set of paintings from the LA-based artist look to explore the symmetry and different aspects of reflections and are all rendered in her signature vintage style. The first 500 guests who arrive to the exhibition will receive a free mini-giclee from Faught so for those interested, it opens at 7pm on September 3rd. We’ll have something more for you soon, […]

Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “1040M Underground” @ Izolyatsia (Ukraine)

Just this past weekend, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang opened his newest solo show at Izolyatsia, the  new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. Entitled 1040M Underground, the new body of work was inspired by the explosive artist’s visit to the coal and salt mines (1040 meters below ground) of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region. As you can see from the footage above from Vernissage TV, the environment of the mines was really captured by all the components of the exhibition. Discuss Cai Guo-Qiang […]