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Tim O’Brien – Gaddafi Time Magazine Cover

Looks like Tim O’Brien is the go-to guy now when it comes to the fall of dictators. After “x”-ing out Osama bin Laden for the TIME’s cover a while back, the magazine asked him to headline their latest issue with the cover art for their Gaddafi story. Since the elusive former Libya strongman is still on the loose, although his rule is pretty much over, the painting had to be a little more subtle (explained on Tim’s blog). More detailed pics and actual cover after […]

Teaser: Antony Micallef – “Happy, Deep Inside My Heart” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

On September 9th, Antony Micallef (interviewed) will be returning to the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides with another exhibition.  Happy, Deep Inside My Heart, will be his first solo since 2009 at the London gallery (covered), although his work was seen stateside in a group show with Conor Harrington, JR and Vhils in Beverly Hills last year. AM was quite enamored with his last set of paintings for the UK and look forward to seeing what he has to offer this time. Discuss this show […]

Teaser: Bast – “Scenario Del Rio” @ The Outsiders – Newcastle

As a regular collaborator with Faile (see Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade), Brooklyn-based Bast hasn’t had many solo projects recently. All that will change next month as he will be unveiling a new solo exhibition in the UK at The Outsiders in Newcastle. The new body of work is entitled Scenario Del Rio and with the showcard sporting an intriguing image, we’ll be looking forward to seeing what he has planned for his fans. Discuss Bast here.

Streets: T&J Art Walk (Oslo) Part III

It’s time to summarize the remaining murals for the T&J Art Walk now after bringing you the walls from Faile, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, and Logan Hicks previously. The other artists involved include The London Police, who threw up the sick piece above, as well as Will Barras, Fenx, Martin Whatson, and Gallo. Keep in mind, the reason behind this event in Oslo was to support of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and to honor those slain and injured of the terror attack of July 22. We’ll also be bringing you […]

Streets: TrustoCorp (LA) Part 1

Judging from the pictures TrustoCorp sent us, the plan was to take their reality show street satires bi-coastal. The only difference was in New York, they hit up pay phone ads (covered) and in Los Angeles, they used bus bench interventions. You can see a peek of part two of the campaign on the west coast on the sidewalk sticking out behind the benches. We’ll have more on that later but for now, check out more pics of the Somali Shore, Real Housewives of Baghdad, […]

Openings: INSA – “Gloss” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Last week, the UK-based INSA brought his erotic and distinctive works to the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Included in the exhibition was a large mural featuring feet and heels, a regular motif in his work. Additionally, one wall displayed a photo set of his Girl On Bike series (which he added to while in town). Also available was an exclusive glow-in-the-dark limited edition for those interested. More photos of the opening after the jump…

Preview / Studio Visit: Jeff Soto for “Les Enfants TERRIBLES” (Lyon)

Last week, AM was invited over to visit Jeff Soto (interviewed) in his new studio in Riverside. The multi-purpose complex not only housed his workspace and office but also a tattoo parlor, a clothing line, as well as the office of childhood friend Maxx242. We were looking forward to seeing some new paintings from Jeff, seeing as he was surrounded by other creative talents. What you see above is some of the work he will be bringing to Lyon during the opening week of the Lyon Biennale for […]

Streets: Freedom Park (Berlin)

Artists, what would you give to paint on a piece of history? That’s exactly what happened recently in Germany as artists like Nunca, Miss Van, and McBess were asked to paint on remnants of the Berlin Wall like Chor Boogie did last year for the Stroke.03 Art Fair. This time, the pieces were organized together into a Freedom Park event organized by Dudes Factory and Lux Pop Art Group. More photos after the jump…

Streets: Walk & Talk Festival (Azores) Part II

Besides the amazing boat mural that Phlegm painted for the Walk & Talk Festival in Azores, Portugal, there were also some other familiar names who got up some quality work. Vhils did his home country proud with some chiseled local portraiture, Interesni Kazki continued to impress (see Ibiza) with another large surreal mural, and Escif threw up a cryptic wall with a dinosaur and block lettering. These fore-mentioned artists along with 26 others (20 of them from Portugal) certainly went a long way in fulfilling the vision of tranforming the […]

Baby Tattooville ’11: “Baby Tattooville On Parade” @ Riverside Art Museum

Time flies…  This year’s Baby Tattooville (see our 2009 and 2010 coverage) is creeping up on us and will go down the weekend of October 7-9. Scheduled as a reunion of sorts, much of the alumni will be returning so those attending will be surrounded by an even larger contingent of artists. As of now, Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Gris Grimly, Elizabeth McGrath, Johnny Ryden, KRK Ryden, Brandi Milne, Miss Mindy, Luke Chueh, Travis Louie, Van Arno, Tara McPherson, Buff Monster, KMNDZ, James Gurney, Bob Dob, and […]