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Showing: Michael Page – “Elan Vital” @ Shooting Gallery

Showing through tomorrow in San Francisco at the White Walls Gallery is Michael Page’s (interviewed) solo show Élan Vital. Tackling issues of evolution, the development of organisms, spirituality, and the infinite variations of consciousness, the locally-based painter has created a collection of works that bring viewers into his dream world featuring an explosion of colors and a melding of protoplasmic energies. More photos from the show taken by John Casey after the jump…

Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland)

Last we saw of Conor Harrington (interviewed), he was hitting London with an impressive new collection of paintings at Lazarides (covered) of which you can see the some of the photoshoot and photoreferences here by the way. While the successful showing was no doubt satisfying, it did not quench his thirst for outdoor work. On a recent trip back to his home country, he painted this new quickie mural outside of Lurgan, Ireland. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Update: JR x Jose Parla – “Wrinkles of the City” (Cuba)

As we mentioned back in March along with set of photos from JR (featured) taken during a trip to Cuba, the French photograffeur was prepping for the next phase of his The Wrinkles Of The City project. It looks like that project has been started already as a collaboration with Jose Parla in Havana as evidenced by a glimpse of the action in the pic above. We’ll bring you more news soon but for now, enjoy more photos from Cuba after the jump…
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Releases: Tyler Stout – “Avengers” Poster

At a random time today, Mondo will be releasing a new Avengers poster from Tyler Stout on their website. Coinciding with the opening of the movie that brings together some of Marvel’s most iconic superheroes, the new image features representation of the entire team as well as the villain Loki. The 24″ x 36″ nine color screenprint has an edition of 750, and will cost $60 while the variant has been produced in a run of 350 and will cost $110. On a related note, […]
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Google: Happy Birthday Keith Haring!

With the late Keith Haring’s birthday today (May 4th), Google has put up a tribute icon at the top of the search page. The street legend would have been 54 years old today if not for his untimely death in 1990. This “google doodle” is just one in a long series of variants that have celebrated a multitude of topics that feature art familiar to AM readers including Murakami, Norman Rockwell, and Jackson Pollock. Discuss Keith Haring here.
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Streets: All City Canvas (Mexico) Part I

With the proliferation of the street art movement and its popularity, the number of quality street art festivals and projects around the world continues to grow at a rapid pace. The next one that we have to tell you about is All City Canvas in Mexico City. Boasting a star studded lineup including ROA, Vhils, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Escif, Aryz, Interesni Kazki, and El Mac, this event has certainly grabbed the attention of public art fans out there including here at AM. Take a look […]

Preview: Eishi Takaoka – “I Am Fine” @ Giant Robot 2

On Saturday night, Giant Robot 2 on Sawtelle St. in Los Angeles will be the stage for 34 of Eishi Takaoka’s new sculptures. The Japanese artist is known for his hand-carved wooden heads which are often painted and then placed atop empty glass medicine bottles. As you will see from the preview images after the jump, these pieces come in many shapes, colors, and variants and all rooted in “a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life […]
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Showing: David Shrigley – ‘Brain Activity’ @ Hayward Gallery (Part II)

If you enjoyed the first part of our coverage of David Shrigley’s retrospective at the Hayward Gallery in London, here is a second set of photos for you to peruse. With about ten days left until Brain Activity closes forever, now would be time to head over for a look yourself. The multi-talented and multidisciplinary artist has certainly included a wide array of works including sculpture, paintings, photography, drawings, taxidermy, animation that will keep you occupied for hours. More photos after the jump…
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Openings: Morgan Spurlock Curated “New Blood” @ Thinkspace

Last weekend, the Thinkspace Gallery hosted the opening for the Morgan Spurlock (interviewed) curated New Blood. Not only did the  group exhibition feature some talented artists, the showing was also centered on a novel concept of each invited artist also bringing along another promising artist to show alongside them. The lineup included Camille Rose Garcia / Travis Lampe, The Date Farmers / Albert Reyes, Dzine / Jesus Bubu Negron, Elizabeth McGrath / Morgan Slade, Gary Baseman / Jesse Dickenson, Gary Taxali / Adrian Forrow, Jonathan […]

Frieze Week NYC ’12: Geoff McFetridge for COOPER COLE @ PULSE

With the Frieze Art Fair opening this weekend in New York, the PULSE Art Fair also took the opportunity to woo art collectors at the same time. Opening today, one of the booths to visit at PULSE is definitely the Toronto-based gallery Cooper Cole and new works from Geoff McFetridge. The LA-based artist will be offering up new paintings that show off his signature minimalistic wit and his interesting ability to break down images into their basic geometric components. Discuss this showing here. Discuss Geoff […]