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Openings: Chris Burden – “Metropolis II” @ LACMA

Last week, Chris Burden’s epic kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, was revealed to the public at the LACMA. The complex and frenetic creation from the LA-based artist took four years to complete and is a model of a miniature city with an emphasis on an intricate transportation system. Included are 18 roadways, including one 6 lane freeway, train tracks, miniature cars, a network of buildings, which support the equivalent of approximately 100,000 cars circulating every hour. More photos by Taiyo Watanabe / The Superslice after the […]

Videos: Dabs Myla – “Christmas Mural 2011” (Los Angeles)

Late last year during the holidays, we brought you pictures from Dabs Myla‘s latest mural which took place in the Culver City of Los Angeles (covered). It turns out the project (set up through Branded Arts and Thinkspace Gallery) has a story behind it that could be just as interesting as the aesthetic value of the mural itself. Filmmaker and AM contributor Carlos Gonzalez documented the project from beginning to end and got a chance to hang out with the couple during this entire process. The result […]

Videos: Damien Hirst – “On the Spot” for NOWNESS

Continuing their great line of video programming, NOWNESS has hunt down Damien Hirst to get his thoughts on his unprecedented eleven simultaneous exhibitions at worldwide Gagosians. The footage features the YBA frontrunner explaining his thoughts behind his longstanding series of Spot Paintings (1986–2011) including his response to his often-criticized use of assistants. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Damien Hirst here.

David Choe Paints Tribute To Beaten Asian Teen

By now, everyone has probably seen the video that went viral which showed a group of people brutally beating a Chicago teenager. Thankfully, it sounds like the Asian victim of the racially motivated attack appears to not have sustained serious injuries. David Choe (featured) recently painted this tribute mural to hopefully bring attention to this issue as well as get some of these cowards put in jail if they can be recognized. See what he had to say after the jump…

Preview: Thinkspace @ Affordable Art Fair

Tomorrow afternoon (January 19th) on the event deck at L.A. Live, the Affordable Art Fair will kick off their Los Angeles showing with a goal of presenting contemporary art priced from $100 – $10,000, hence their name. Among the booths we will be viewing, one of the highlights for AM will definitely be the lineup at Thinkspace featuring the likes of Adam Caldwell, Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, DABS MYLA, David Cooley, David MacDowell, Jacub Gagnon, Jason Thielke, Jeff Ramirez, Linnea Strid, Mari Inukai, Meggs, […]

Streets / Update: Escif

Besides the work from Escif that we brought you in the last couple months, he has also updated his blog with some walls that we haven’t had a chance to show you. After enjoying these new pics, also take a look at some footage from the Nuart Festival back in October where the Spanish artist put up quite a bit of street work as well as filled a room with a flag based installation (covered). More murals and video after the jump…

Releases: Chet Zar – “The Dead Pope” Bronze

Although there have been resin versions released previously, this newest iteration of Chet Zar (interviewed) limited edition sculpture, The Dead Pope, is in bronze. Fans of the LA-based artist’s macabre style will definitely be interested to know that the sculpt will be available this weekend at the Conjoined II show (more on this later and check out the Conjoined I here) at Copro Gallery this Saturday night, January 21st. The size is approximately 15″ and will cost $2200 each. Check out more photos of the […]

Videos: Futura 2000 – “Expansions” @ Galerie Jerome de Noirmont (Paris)

As part of our coverage of Futura’s show at Jerome de Noirmont in Paris, you may have noticed some photos of a large abstract mural that the crowd was admiring. Apparently, Guillotine was on hand to document some live-painting action as the NY graffiti legend showed off his spray control. Discuss Futura here.

Art Stage Singapore ’12 – Overview

As a followup to the video footage of this year’s Art Stage Singapore that we posted over the weekend, here are some photos of some selected works from the fair. Featuring a more region-focused program, this Asian fair included some familiar names as well as many intriguing new artists to AM. More photos from the first art fair of the year via Artitute after the jump…

Streets: Phlegm – “Wingsuit”

The ever-busy Phlegm has painted another whimsical mural depicting his fascination with flying devices, with this being a wearable version. Wingsuit, with excellent placement, is only one of a recent slate of walls the Sheffield-based street artist has worked on while taking a break from working on drawings for his new book. A closer look after the jump…