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Openings: “Viva La Revolucion” @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Saturday evening in San Diego was a great night for street, urban, and new contemporary art. With many of the museums in so-called cultural centers of this country and world still slow to embrace a rapidly growing movement, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego made it clear where they stand with an amazing exhibition of some of the major players in this art “Revolucion”. Not only did the city open up their public spaces to the artists (albeit still with some naysayers), they also […]

Overtime: July 11 – 17

Josh Keyes working on a new painting – perhaps for Denver? Sasha Grey getting comfortable (NSFW) in David Choe’s studio. Revok x Norm x Retna x Saber x Rime x Os Gemeos collab. Alberto de Pedro builds some little buildings. Armsrock in Cairo, El Mac in East Berlin, and Herbert Baglione in Spain. A film series on Dali in Atlanta. Eli Broad making a play for downtown LA site. Frances Bean Cobain’s show sells out at La Luz de Jesus. New work from Travis Louie, […]

Openings: Survey Select

Last Thursday night, San Diego got a rare dose of great art courtesy of Mark Murphy. The long time collector, curator, publisher, and friend to artists put together another impressive group show, this time entitled “Survey Select”, held at the Wonder Bread Factory. The well attended event kicked off a great July for Los Angeles’ southern neighbor with Viva La Revolucion and SDCC 2010 still coming up. More pics after the jump…

PortugalArte 10: Faile (Part 2)

It looks like Faile (featured) has completed the amazing cathedral-like installation in Lisbon for PortugalArte ‘10 that we first showed you teaser pics of here. The sheer size and detail of this project from the Brooklyn duo is nothing short of mindblowing, comparable to the immersive installations of Banksy. The seamless integration of their imagery as well as the craftsmanship of this art structure is pretty amazing. More detailed pics after the jump sent to us from Dflektor blog.

Setup: Seonna Hong for “Ed Emberley & Friends” @ Scion Space

For those of you who grew up on Ed Emberley’s drawing books, you may want to take a trip down memory lane tonight at the Scion Space in Los Angeles. The “Ed Emberley & Friends” exhibition will feature Emberley as well as five artists who were inspired by him – Raul Gonzalez, Saelee Oh, Matt Leines, Christopher Kline and Seonna Hong (seen above). Each will create a 6′ x 6′ panel with their interpretations of Emberley’s work. Take a look at more of her work […]

Videos: Calma x N.A.S.A. featuring ODB, Karen O, Fatlip – “Strange Enough”

Continuing a long line of music videos featuring artwork from artists that have graced the pages of AM, N.A.S.A releases a track by Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fat Lip from the Pharcyde, and the late great O.D.B. of the Wu-Tang Clan “Strange Enough”. This video intermixes the art of Brazilian artist Stephan Doitschinoff aka “Calma” is, from what know, the fourth of the series involving the North America South America project (we showed you the videos designed with the Date Farmers, Shepard […]
Photo via NY Times & Andrea Rojas/Art Production Fund

Update: Yoshitomo Nara – New York Upper East Side Statues & Asia Society Retrospective

Some exciting news for Yoshitomo Nara fans out there yesterday as the NY Times announced that on August 9th, a pair of 12-foot-high fiberglass Nara dogs will be placed on the Upper East Side (one across from the entrance to the Asia Society at 725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street, and the other at 67th Street and Park Avenue just in front of the Park Avenue Armory) The Asia Society will be hosting a major retrospective with the famous Japanese pop artist entitled “Yoshitomo Nara: […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey for Viva La Revolucion (Part 3)

After finishing his mural in Hillcrest for the Viva La Revolucion exhibition, Shepard Fairey’s (featured) moved to the next spot – South Park (29th and Ivy). From the looks of things, this piece will be a larger version of his “Burmese Monk” image. Those in San Diego, make sure you get out and find all these street gems by these major artists as most likely, this will be the only time in the near future where you will have this opportunity in your hometown. More […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki Brooches

Those Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) brooches that made us the envy of all our art friends are finally available as a general release this Saturday, July 17th at 3 pm (Pacific Time). Originally released only to attendees of Baby Tattooville 2009 (where we got ours), these momentos will be limited to 1200 from Audrey’s website were you need to register in order to by one. Check more info on her blog and take a look at more detailed pics after the jump…

Streets: Shepard Fairey for Viva La Revolucion (Part 2)

After stopping by earlier to this week to catch the beginning of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) mural in Hillcrest, AM went back to snap some pics of the finished mural. Shep has already moved on to the next spot (more on that later) as he is pasting up San Diego to prep for Viva La Revolucion opening this weekend. More detailed pics from our friend, Stephanie Fong, after the jump…