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Streets: AROE – MCA Tribute

With the sad passing of Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch aka MCA, tribute walls have been popping up all over the globe. We’ll be covering more of them in the future here on AM, but the first one to draw your attention to is this sick piece from AROE (MSK, Heavy Artillery Crew).  The Brighton-based writer gave his respects with a huge 12 foot by 64 foot mural centered around a plane crash, a remix of a classic album cover.  Rest In Power. Tipped off […]

Streets: Slinkachu (Belgium)

Over the weekend in Belgium, street miniaturist Slinkachu presented a small show featuring his work in a temporary gallery at Lange Lozanastraat 101b in the 2018 area of the city. While there, he also placed his tiny street installations throughout Antwerpen for residents to discover including a piece featuring a footballer chalking his own field. See the rest below… Discuss Slinkachu here.

Releases: KAWS – “Paper Smile” Print

Although the attention of KAWS fans is focused on Asia right now as the NY-based artist has landed in Hong Kong in preparation for his solo at Galerie Perrotin on the 15th, they are reminded that he still has a ongoing exhibition at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta (covered). The museum will be releasing today PAPER SMILE, a 25″ x 20″ screenprint in an edition of 100. For those interested and have $1400 to spend, you should contact the museum before it sells out. […]
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Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Animals” @ Team Gallery NY

Last week, photographer Ryan McGinley opened shows simultaneously at Team Gallery’s two New York locations entitled Animals & Grids. We will focus first on the showing on Grand Street where McGinley continued his portraiture featuring nude models interacting with live animals. The artist visited various sanctuaries, zoos, and rescue establishments across the United States, erecting a mobile studio where he collaborated with animal trainers to pose subjects (animal and humans) in bizarrely seductive and symbiotic compositions. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
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Openings: Kehinde WIley – “An Economy of Grace” @ Sean Kelly

Last weekend, Kehinde Wiley opened his latest solo exhibition at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York entitled An Economy of Grace. This comes on the heels of the gifted painter’s ongoing showing at The Jewish Museum of New York, giving fans in the Big Apple two venues to enjoy his large-scale and urban-chic paintings. This new body of work features his first depiction of female subjects, perhaps triggered by his recent painting of Santigold for the cover of her new album. As per his […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland) Part III

For this trip back to his home country, Conor Harrington (interviewed) has painted his third (see first & second) and final piece in an abandoned Georgian mansion in the Belfast city centre. Three must be his lucky number because he also produced the same amount of murals when he was in Ireland (here, here, & here) last summer. Titled the Dilapidated Swordsman, this wall was located in the stairwell and features Harrington’s distinctive colonial style. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Streets: Mobstr (London)

It looks like the ever witty Mobstr has been busy in and around London recently putting up some new pieces. The street artist hailing from Newcastle is known for verbiage-based pieces that poke fun at his art form as well as challenge the way we view public space. These photos, which come courtesy of Hooked Blog include a continuation in his Huh? series as well as other “lessons in advertising.” Discuss Mobstr here.
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Frieze Week NYC ’12: Frieze Art Fair – “Highlights” (Part II)

After bringing you an initial walk through of the Frieze Art Fair in New York several days ago as well as a second look at the action, here is a final look at some of uncountable pieces of art on display. This feast for the eyes includes the reflective work of Anish Kapoor (above), the neon work of Tracey Emin, the illustrative work of Raymond Pettibon, and more. Take a look for yourself below and come back as we start sharing pics from the satellite […]

Update: Jeremy Geddes @ Jonathan LeVine

One of the more highly anticipated shows at the end of the year will be Jeremy Geddes’ (interviewed) solo at Jonathan LeVine. Fans already know that the new body of the work, which will be years in the making by the opening of the show on October 20th, will include the Cluster painting which was revealed earlier this year and also released as a print. It sounds as though the news and images from the upcoming exhibition be kept close to the chest for now, […]

Update: Barry McGee @ PRISM

Time flies. The opening reception for Bay Area legend Barry McGee’s exhibition at the PRISM Gallery in Los Angeles is almost here. Fans in the area better make plans to be there tomorrow night, May 11th (6-9 pm) as solo shows from Mr. Twist in Southern Cal are pretty rare, especially with the potential of the architectural showspace that he will be able to install his work in at his leisure. Photo via PM Tenore. Discuss this show here. Discuss Barry McGee here.