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Next Audrey Kawasaki Timed Release Print

For those Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) fans out there, the time has come for another one of her timed release prints where an unlimited number are sold as long as you put in your order within a window of time. The Los Angeles-based artist’s limited editions usually sell out almost instantaneously, so make sure you take advantage of this rare chance to grab one of these.  Currently, there is vote to determine which image above will be released – either I Won’t Forget You (left) or […]

Openings: ESPO – “Days” @ V1 Gallery

Steve Powers aka ESPO has had a busy few weeks.  First, came his part in the time-consuming Street Market installation at the MOCA for the historic Art in the Streets exhibition. Then, last Friday in Copenhagen, he opened his latest solo show at the V1 Gallery entitled simply Days. A fitting title as the work in the show includes some of his daily metaltations ruminating on the complexities of everyday life with his poetic world play and signature visual language using enamel paint on metal. […]

Streets: Blu (Poland)

It looks like Italian street sensation Blu is not shy about letting the world know his views on religion.  First came the mural in Bologna over the Easter weekend featuring a praying man eating his own “pasta” brain, perhaps indicating religion is all created in the mind.  Now, this new piece in Krakow features a bullhorn made from a bell (maybe the famous Royal Sigismund Bell regarded as one of Poland’s national symbols?) speaking to the mindless masses. Does anyone recognize the seal? *edit* Ah, […]

Videos: POW WOW Hawai’i 2011 Part I

One of the people we connected with in Hawaii for the POW WOW event (covered) was videographer Mikey Inouye. It seemed him and his crew were everywhere at the same time documenting all the action. The fruits of their labor are now evident with this new video. In association with Hypebeast TV, this is the first in a three part series featuring footage of the setup, live painting, and interviews with the participants including founder Jasper Wong. If you like what you see, you can […]
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Openings: Hideaki Kawashima – “Turning” @ Richard Heller Gallery

Last evening, AM stopped by the Bergamot Station complex to check out what looks to be the first US exhibition of Hideaki Kawashima at Richard Heller Gallery. As referenced by the title of the show, Turning, this wonderful collection of emotive paintings from the Tokyo-based artist represents an exploration of a new direction that we first saw at Art Basel Miami last year. Labelled “developmental” modestly by Hideaki, these more realistic full body (or at least upper body) works are a departure from his previous […]
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Streets: Liqen – “Family Taco” (Mexico)

Liqen, an artist that we have not focused on directly yet here on AM, but has been doing good work recently, has a new wall up in Mexico City entitled Family Taco. The Spanish street artist is primarily known for his surreal large scale murals filled details that require a second and third look to fully appreciate it’s complexities. More details pics after the jump…

Openings: Jacub Gagnon & Yosuke Ueno – “Elements and Oddities” @ Thinkspace

Last Saturday night, Jacub Gagnon and Yosuke Ueno opened their joint show Elements and Oddities at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. As we touched on in our interview with him last week, Jacub brought with him a series of surrealistic still-life paintings set against a background of black vacuum of space featuring clever interplays between the subjects he choses. As for Yosuke, his signature rainbow colored creatures were present in this new body of work and interestingly enough, some of the paintings featured a […]

Streets / Teaser: RETNA – “Street Cred” @ Pasadena Museum of California Art

On May 14th, the Pasadena Museum of California Art opens their doors to Street Cred, an exhibition celebrating the art of graffiti, be it in it’s basic form or as a formative tool in the current career and work of fine artists. Interestingly enough, the showing was conceived of before the current Art in the Streets exhibition but was scheduled further in the future and also includes some of the artists from the MOCA. With what looks to be mainly in-state artists, the list includes […]

Tim O’Brien – Osama bin Laden Time Magazine Cover

Some of you may remember Tim O’Brien from his popular take on Charlie Brown for the Monster? exhibition (covered) a while back.  Unfortunately, the piece later ended up being the target of the notoriously zealous estate of Charles Schultz. We’ve been following his mostly illustrative work on his blog ever since that show and have enjoyed the background information and insight posted by the talented artist on various projects. Of particular interest though because of recent events is the TIME cover that he created for […]

Preview: “New Masters” @ Subliminal Projects

On May 7th, Subliminal Projects will be hosting a new group exhibition. The premise of the show is to gather together artists of today with their interpretation of classical figure painting but with a contemporary twist. Participants include Mary Jane Ansell, Sean Cheetham, Ron English (featured), Benjamin Bryce Kelly, Miles ‘Mac’ MacGregor, Ann Marshall, Stephen Wright, and Jonathan Yeo. Show up this Saturday night and judge for yourself whether these are New Masters. More preview images after the jump…