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Creative Process: Eric Fortune (Part II)

Would you like to see this drawing from Eric Fortune (interviewed) completed as a painting? The illustrator turned fine artist recently took his fans on a step by step look at his creative process on his blog of his lastest work.  Eric takes us pretty far down the development of this piece (seen after the jump), but to see the final result, you will have to head over to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for their annual summer opening August 10th.

Preview: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian (London)

Opening Monday, June 27th at the Gagosian in London will be a new body of work from Takashi Murakami. It’s been a while since the founder of the Superflat movement has shown in the UK, and it looks like he will be revisiting his overtly sexual sculptural works ala Miss Ko and My Lonesome Cowboy with this new piece seen above entitled 3-Meter Girl. Along with a metal penis of towering proportions, Mr Big Mushroom, and Miss Clam, a metal vagina, the show certainly promises […]

Showing: James Cauty – “A Riot in a Jam Jar” @ L-13

We’ve mentioned James Cauty’s work briefly in our weekly Overtime articles as well as on our facebook fanpage, but now that we have heard of an actual exhibition of his A Riot in a Jam Jar series, we thought we would feature it more in-depth. Running currently until July 5th at the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, the sculptural dioramas feature Cauty’s take on a heavy-handed police state utilizing a increasingly complex composition. Make sure you hit up the show catalog site for more titles, descriptions, […]

Streets: Phlegm (Sheffield)

Prolific street artist Phlegm continues to his assault on derelict walls in Sheffield. After taking a break to hit up London, the UK-based artist struck closer to home with this complex piece although we aren’t sure how zombies got involved. With so many sweet murals under his belt, that wall-based photographic comic he is working up is shaping up quite nicely – can’t wait. Another detailed shot after the jump…

Preview: Harry Potter Tribute @ Nucleus Gallery

It was inevitable, especially with the second part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows coming out soon.  On July 9th, the Nucleus Gallery will be hosting a tribute group show ($2 entry fee) with a huge list of artists scheduled to participate and do their best interpretation of characters and scenes from the popular series. And for the true potterheads out there, there will be butterbeer, contests, giveaways, and more. You can follow all the festivities and information leading up to the show on a […]

Openings: Jen Lobo – “Inherit The Wound” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night, Jen Lobo unveiled a new body of work collectively entitled “Inherit The Wound”, sharing the gallery walls with Scott Radke at Thinkspace. The show featured four new oil paintings on wood panel alongside two new watercolor works on paper, all depicting her fanciful renderings of wildlife including her signature whales. More opening pics after the jump…

Teaser: Pedro Matos @ Shooting Gallery

It’s been a year since we last saw a solo (covered) from Lisbon based street artist Pedro Matos. It looks like he has used the time in between shows wisely getting ready for an exhibition at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco in September. He’ll be continuing his portraiture of society’s downtrodden and neglected, but it looks like he has some new tricks up his sleeve as well judging from the preview image above. Take a look at a recent video after the jump…

Openings: Scott Radke – “Burlap” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last Saturday night in Culver City, Scott Radke (interviewed) creatures ran wild at the Thinkspace Gallery. Owls, a cobra, flowers, and other unidentified and strange characters from the Ohio-based sculptor took over the space with their unsettling realistic yet beautiful faces, many of which also featured incorporated burlap for texture. More photos after the jump…

Liu Bolin x Kenny Scharf Houston Mural

When we broke news of Liu Bolin new solo at Eli Klein Fine Art back in May, we also mentioned that the Beijing-based artist would be taking advantage of his time in New York to create a Hiding In New York series of works to be released later in the fall. Well, it looks like “The Invisible Man” has touched down ahead the June 29th show opening for a photo session in front of Kenny Scharf’s (interviewed) now famous Houston & Bowery mural. Kenny also stopped by to lend […]

Brooklyn Museum Cancels Scheduled “Art in the Streets” Exhibition

Perhaps KAWS had a sixth sense as to what was going to happen when he placed his Passing Through Companion at The Standard in New York recently. The street art and graffiti community was saddened as news has came today that the Brooklyn Museum has cancelled the scheduled next stop for the current Art in the Streets exhibition currently showing at the MOCA. Although the museum has cited a lack of financial funding as the reason for forgoing the show, AM can’t help but wonder […]