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Preview: Futura for Art Wynwood

Not wasting time after his solo showing (covered) in Paris last month, graffiti legend Futura headed over to Miami for Art Wynwood to work on his latest project. The inaugural five-day held in the Art Miami Pavilion both emerging and established artists from more than 50 galleries as well as a special “the flying murals of Wynwood” that will be displayed in the fair’s VIP Lounge. Slated to participate with 8′ x 24′ murals are Retna, How & Nosm, DAZE, Aiko, and of course Futura. Take […]

Openings: Luke Chueh – “Primrose Path” @ Brett Wesley Gallery

Two weekends ago in Sin City, LA-based artist Luke Chueh (interviewed) revealed the new paintings he had been working on for the last couple months. Created for a joint exhibition with Juan Muniz entitled the Primrose Path, the works touched on the seven deadly sins which were realized through the pain of his long-suffering characters. Stop by the Brett Wesley Gallery if you happen to be visiting  in Las Vegas in the next month, but also check out photos (via) of the opening after the […]

Streets: World Roundup (Feb 6 – Feb 12)

This week’s featured wall for our street art roundup from around the world is a sweet collaborative piece between Austrian artist Nychos and the German-based old school legend Flying Fortress. This mother bear mural was created when Mr. Fortress stopped by Vienna for a visit and if you are interested, you can see more footage in a video here. Other work worth your time to take a look at include Cranio (Brazil), Nick Walker x SheOne (Paris), Nychos x Flying Fortress (Austria), REVOK (Detroit), Hyuro […]
Heather Watts - Tree of Life

Heather Watts for “Down The Rabbit Hole” @ Art Gallery of Calgary

Last Friday, over at the Art Gallery of Calgary, a group exhibition featuring the talents of Eric Louie, Pilar Mehlis, Landon-Jon Ference and Heather Watts opened up that put the focus of the world of pop surrealism. One of the paintings that caught our eye in particular was from Watts entitled Tree of Life. In it, you can see a circle of children attempting to protect this special tree with their imagination from the bleak surrounding and encroaching landscape. Those in the area should stop by […]

David Choe x Barbara Walters

After going on the Howard Stern show where he perhaps became the first 35 year old man to be adopted, David Choe (now the Prince of All Media) headed over for his next interview with Barbara Walters. Besides talking about and hinting that he was now worth over the speculated $200 million from Facebook riches, Walters also made good on the promise to learn “graffiti” from Choe and received her own tag – BABS-1. Discuss David Choe here.

Openings: Shag – “Animal Kingdom” @ Corey Helford

Last night in Culver City, SHAG (interviewed) unveiled a selection of his newest paintings at the Corey Helford Gallery. The works featured his signature mid-century modern aesthetic with a vividly colored palette and ranged from small to large sized. With a drink in hand and his own animal costume, the Southern California – based artist looked ready to get his party on like many of his characters in this new body of work entitled Animal Kingdom. More photos taken for us by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the […]

Teaser: RETNA & ZES – “Excavated Revelations” @ Known Gallery

A little late notice, but tonight in Los Angeles, MSK brothers RETNA (featured) and ZES will be opening a show together at the Known Gallery. Introduced in their youth by their mutual friend AYER, ZES and RETNA led parallel lives through an upbringing in graffiti. Translating this shared history into bodies of work, the new pieces are collectively entitled Excavated Revelations. To give you an idea of what to expect, check out photos taken by AM correspondent Patrick Kawahara of some engraved & hand-finished works on found […]

Rewind: Feb 6 – Feb 12

As with our weekly Overtime and Streets World Roundup articles, this new feature (video-oriented) is intended to summarize notable stories that we didn’t get an opportunity to highlight. Leading off our inaugural Rewind is this trailer of the new Andy X movie, billed as “a cinematic seance on the life and death of Andy Warhol online” with release scheduled for February 22nd. Other notable videos include – Ron English’s The Detroit Project, where he and his family leave New York, travel to Detroit, and visit […]

Art Focus: Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura or “Good Mixture” is made up of five Spanish artists, Arkoh, Derko, Pahg, Purone and Rdick, who have developed their work in different fields including graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration. Collectively, they meld their talents together for various endeavors like this recent Participative Urban Art project in Vila Brâsilandia, one of the favelas in São Paulo. The intervention, with its 3D illusionary effect, focuses on “vecos” and “vielas” – winding streets that form as connections for the internal life […]

Streets: Nick Walker (Paris)

After a successful showing during Art Basel Week Miami, it looks like Nick Walker (interviewed) has been working on some new imagery featuring his resurrected vandal. These new pieces in Paris feature his signature character working his magic on multiple walls including a collaborative mural with SheOne as part of the part of the ParisFreeWalls project curated by MSA. More photos via Streetartnews after the jump…