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Openings: Dabs Myla – “Break Night Lovers” @ Known Gallery

Last weekend, deep in the heart of Los Angeles, the Known Gallery unveiled the latest work from the locally based duo, Dabs Myla. Break Night Lovers featured drawings, paintings, art objects, and a whimsical installation mimicking the inside of house complete with a fridge, painted stove, TV, table, chairs, and more. Executed in the Aussie couple’s signature cartoonish style, the showspace looked like the set of an animated feature where inanimate objects came to life whether painted on walls or in a three-dimensional form. The show […]
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Streets: World Roundup (May 7 – May 13)

For our summary of walls this week, we have for you as our featured wall – REYES in Detroit. The motor city has become one of the hotspots for street activity recently as the tanking economy has ironically led to more abandoned buildings facilitating the rise of public art. Also, the Detroit Beautification Project (first mentioned here) has been bringing in artists from all over to get up around town. We’ll have a summary on the project soon (also see Sever’s piece) but for now […]
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Preview: Naoto Hattori – “Mind Project” @ Copro Gallery

Coming up next week in Los Angeles, a unique opportunity exists for the fans of surrealist Naoto Hattori – he actually plans to attend the opening of his show Mind Project. For years, collectors have marveled at the psychedelic and hyper-detailed paintings of the Japanese artist, but have never had the chance to meet the man himself and pick the mind to see what is behind his incredible imagination. The time has now come, head over to Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on May 19th […]
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Rewind: May 7 – May 13

Our featured video of this week’s Rewind is a trailer for Augustine Kofie’s (featured) upcoming show at Known Gallery opening on May 26th entitled Working An Angle. The footage follows Kofie through his creative process as the versatile uses multiple techniques to create each piece demonstrating his skills as a master draftsman. Other videos that deserve your attention include: The Hundreds visits with Tim Biskup Mister Cartoon launches Sanctiond Auto. Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Identity Series in Manama, Bahrain. Feature on Date Farmers on KCET. Tom & Laura […]
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Art Focus: Carmichael Collective

This week’s artist we are introducing to you is the Carmichael Collective, (a creative company located in Minneapolis, MN) and their humorous street interventions. Although they have a diverse set of works, including Urban Plant Tags the #LivingTrophy, our Art Focus is on their Bug Memorials. Featuring pimped out funeral paraphernalia for dead insects, the memorials include portraits, flowers, candles, and more.
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Openings: Barry McGee @ Prism

Just hours ago, the PRISM gallery in Los Angeles opened their doors to graffiti royalty Barry McGee’s solo showing and the multitude of fans, collectors, and well-wishers who turned up to take in the new body of work. Despite his part as a pallbearer in a recent mural by Sever, the Bay Area stalwart known as Twist demonstrated to the world that his art form was still very much alive with an impressive display featuring paintings, photos, sculptural work (some cleverly motorized), and his signature clusters […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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.