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Behind-The-Scenes: Saber – “Keprage RWB”

Since the opening of his show, The American Graffiti Artist (covered), at the Opera Gallery, SABER (interviewed) has been involved in a slew of other shows including Street Cred in Pasadena and Assorted Flavor just last weekend. We thought we would rewind back to the NYC opening and take a closer look at the behind-the-scenes action of the creation of the Keprage RWB print that was released concurrently with that show (details for purchase here). There are more photos after the jump but we would also […]

Preview: Sea No Evil 2011

Time flies!  The annual Sea No Evil benefit auction ($10 donation required at the door) is fast approaching – in fact, it’s this Saturday, June 25th. It seems the lineup and art included in show just gets better each year (see 2010 and 2009), so you will want to be at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium starting at 6pm that night as She Wants Revenge will be playing and Captain Watson from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will be speaking. But more importantly for >

Teaser: Audrey Kawasaki @ Merry Karnowsky

Since her series of shows in Australia at the end of 2010, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) has been hard at work getting ready for her next show. Fans in Los Angeles will be happy to know that on July 30th, the new body of work will be revealed at Merry Karnowsky alongside two other artists – Deedee Cheriel and Femke Hiemstra. For those curious about the new paintings, we’ve gathered some more shots she uploaded to Instagram after the jump….

Google Icon x Takashi Murakami

Since you are reading this article, you are probably familiar with the internet and thus familiar with the occasionally changing Google icon (see Jackson Pollock & Norman Rockwell). Well, the next artist that has been commissioned is Takashi Murakami to celebrate the summer solstice which lands on today, June 21st. Entitled The First Day of Summer, the superflat movement founder has decided to enlist the help of his Kaikai and Kiki characters as well as his multicolored flowers. These images were produced over a three month […]

Releases: “HEROES & VILLAINS”

According to our friend Amanda Erlanson, the long awaited HEROES & VILLAINS book has finally been released. In it, photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho take snapshots of many of the artists we follow here on AM. Not only are the resulting portraits technically sound, the duo were able to capture the essence of each artist – for example, Shawn Barber (featured) and his tattoos, Tiffany Bozic and her bird, or SHAG (interviewed) in a modern retro setting. We’ve seen the publication in person and were quite […]
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Openings: Fafi Pop Up @ Galerie L.J.

It looks like Parisians only have a few more days to visit Galerie L.J. if they want to catch the popup show from French street legend Fafi. The collection of new limited editions and other art products will close its doors to the public come June 22nd. For those who missed the opening are aren’t in Paris at the moment, take a look at some opening pics we’ve gathered after the jump…
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Preview: Meggs – “Inner Demons” @ Red Bull Studios

Australian artist Meggs, who we recently connected with at this year’s POW WOW event (covered), is bringing a whole new body of work to Red Bull Studio on June 23rd, this Thursday night. Presented by Zero Cool at the London showspace (address after the jump), the show entitled Inner Demons will explore the fears, desires, and obstacles each person faces within themselves. More after the jump including showcard, video, print release, and more…

Releases: James Jean – “Smoke Signal No. 9″

For those needing to get your fix of James Jean (featured) art and can’t wait for the Rebus release, here is a look at the latest issue of Smoke Signal. Getting back to his roots, James worked on the cover for the all-comics newspaper (Issue #9) published by Desert Island. The publication is free if you stop by the store in Brooklyn or you can order it online for $3 here. More photos after the jump…

Teaser: Frank Gonzales @ Beals & Abbate Fine Art

A young artist we have had our eye on for some time, Frank Gonzales, is getting ready for a solo in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Beals & Abbate Fine Art. The New York-based artist is currently working on the new body of work in preparation for the September including the piece seen above. We like his addition of fragmentation and abstract elements to his love for nature that gives classic imagery a refreshing new take. More detailed shots after the jump…

Video: ROA – “Four Horses Of The Apocalypse” Timelapse

You may remember back in April we wrote about the massive piece Belgian street specialist ROA put up at Unit44 as part of their White Walls Project in Newcastle. Entitled Four Horses Of The Apocalypse, it may be his most complex mural to date so enjoy the footage in the video above as you watch the a master at work. Via Hooked Blog. Discuss ROA here.