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Free Mondays from Banksy for “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

If you haven’t yet stopped by to check out the historic Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA, now may be the perfect time. “Now” meaning today or any other Monday until it closes on August 8th as it will be free thanks to the sponsorship of Banksy. As he wryly states – “I don’t think you should have to pay to look at graffiti. You should only pay if you want to get rid of it.” Even if you have seen the show […]

Contests: Nicoletta Ceccoli Hand Finished Prints Giveaway

Looks like it’s time for another giveaway here on AM, this time courtesy of Virtu Gallery. We are pretty enamored by the Nicoletta Ceccoli’s (interviewed) work so you will be happy to hear that we are gifting one lucky reader one of these hand-embellished prints (editions of 40). All you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this article or on facebook by June 22nd stating which image is your favorite and why and Nicoletta will choose a winner. It would […]

Preview: Joe Ledbetter – “Innards” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight in Santa Monica, Joe Ledbetter will be unveiling a new body of work enitled Innards at the Copro Gallery. Featuring his menagerie of characters, rendered in his distinctive style, the goal of this show in his words are to “open up my work and ignore any restrictions. The theme of the show is that there is no theme. I want to reveal what’s been living inside me for the past year, and I’m ready to spew my guts all over the gallery.” More preview […]

Preview: Jeff Canham, New Bohemia Signs, and ESPO @ Guerrero Gallery

Steve Powers aka ESPO has been a busy man. First, came his part in the epic recreation of the immersive Street Market installation at the MOCA for the Art in the Streets exhibition. Then, he jetted to Copenhagen, where he opened his Days exhibition at the V1 Gallery (covered). Now comes word of a joint show involving Mr. Love Letter For You along with the artists at New Bohemia Signs and Jeff Canham, an artist whose work also utilizes the craft and traditions of sign […]

Preview: Jen Lobo – “Inherit The Wound” @ Thinkspace

Coming up in a couple weeks at the Thinkspace Gallery will be a whole new body of work entitled Inherit The Wound from Jen Lobo. As you can see, the new paintings will include some of her favorite subjects – whales. Not only does she have an affinity for aquatic creatures, she has a love for all things furry and feathered as well, all of whom she renders to speak on human themes of love, loss, tragedy and triumph. More studio and preview shots after […]

Streets: Escif & San (Los Angeles)

Escif and San have hit the ground running as they have arrived in California to prepare for their upcoming joint show at Fifty24SF (first mentioned here). The two Spanish street artists first made a stop in Socal with this mural at the popular De La Barracuda wall before heading north to no doubt grace San Francisco with more walls before their show opens on June 30th. More pics after the jump via Unurth.

Preview: John Brophy & Melissa Forman @ Roq La Rue

This Friday night in Seattle, art lovers will be in for a treat as not one, but two talented artists open a joint show together at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Both John Brophy and Melissa Forman focus their narratives on female protagonists with imagery filled with symbolism and mysticism. While Forman has mixed in her love for the natural world, it looks like Brophy has added in some religious references to his new paintings. More preview images after the jump…

Teaser: Daniel Danger @ Cotton Candy Machine

Fans of printmaking should head over to the Cotton Candy Machine in New York on July 8th.  Tara McPherson’s boutique and art gallery will be hosting a solo show from Daniel Danger (interviewed). The New England based artist recently sent our friends at OMG Poster a look at some of the screenprints that will be available (seen above and after the jump). Daniel will be attending the opening in person and no doubt will also be bringing along rock posters and originals featuring his melancholic look at old […]

Releases: New Murakami Prints

Remember when we posted some interesting gems gleaned from Takasahi Murakami’s twitter. We now know where some of these prints Murakami-san was furiously signing in this photo are headed – to Hidaro Zingaro. For those who haven’t heard, this is the new gallery for the Super-Flat founder’s Kaikai Kiki division that opened in April, located on the third floor of Nakano Broadway (site of the previous Inochi display). The prints were released today, June 9th Tokyo time so head over to their website to see if you […]

Streets: EWOK & Sever (Israel)

Since we last reported on EWOK (coverage of his show at Known Gallery) and Sever (Montana Cans Across America), the two MSK members have join forces while taking a trip to Israel.  Not only did they get up on numerous walls with beautiful complex pieces like the one above, they also took time to leave tributes to the recently freed REVOK – one of them on the Hebron Police Precinct! More after the jump…