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Releases: SABER – “Colores Para Siempre” 1xRUN Print

Currently on 1xRUN, Los Angeles-based writer SABER (interviewed) is offering a new limited entitled Colores Para Siempre. Created by revisiting areas where graffiti is prevalent, post buffing, the new 18 x 24 Inches 12-Color Serigraph can be yours for $200 and come signed (etched) and numbered. More info and to purchase, head over here. SABER explains further – “These prints were inspired by a photograph that I took inside the banks of the Los Angeles river. I stumbled upon that particular image in the LA river and it […]
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Art Focus: Adam Lupton

For this edition of our Art Focus feature, we present to you the work of Canadian artist Adam Lupton. Painted in oils, his portraiture oftentimes features multiple visages blurred together in a fragmented reality that seems to reflect the different struggles his subjects have with identity. Examples of this include different glimpses of a man dressing in drag and snapshots of another person putting on different masks. If you are in Vancouver over the weekend and are interested in seeing his work in person, he has […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Jun 15 – Jul 6)

The time had come for another Streets World Roundup here on AM. Leading things off is a complex new work of art from Felice Varini in Hasselt, Belgium for the “De Unie Hasselt-Genk” exhibition. The spiral-like piece which plays with perspective was painted on the roofs and facades of 99 buildings and can only be properly seen from one vantage point. Take a look at more here. Other murals that drew our attention in recent weeks includes work from Shok-1 x Remi Rough – UK, Strøk – Italy, […]
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Rewind: Jun 15 – Jul 6

As we share another Rewind feature with you today, you’ll notice the collection of art related videos headlined by a trailer for documentary titled Tim’s Vermeer (via Colossal). The film follows the attempts of a computer graphics specialist, who has no background in art, to duplicate a painting by Vermeer by recreating the room and props the Dutch painter used. Then, the premise that Vermeer used mechanical means to assist in his paintings can be put to the test. Take a look at the intriguing video […]
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Previews: Edwin Ushiro – “Gathering Whispers” @ Giant Robot 2

Last we covered a solo show from Edwin Ushiro (interviewed), it was 2013 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles where an amazing piece caught our eye. Come July 12th, the locally-based artist with a unique creative process will be opening an exhibition at Giant Robot 2 entitled Gathering Whispers featuring new and old work. We look forward to seeing the ethereal and luminous imagery from Ushiro again in person as he explores his memories of childhood summer moments on Maui. He explains – “This series captures my […]
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JR – “Women Are Heroes” Container Ship

Over the weekend, JR (interviewed) launched a pretty special project from Port of Le Havre, France – a 365 meter long container ship, the CMA CGM MAGELLAN, pasted with his iconic eye motif. Working on over 151 containers, the French artist used them as pixels to recreate the eyes of Elizabeth, a Kenyan woman living in the Kibera slums, in Nairobi from his Women Are Heroes series of works. The vessel leaving the port will mark the end of this series that he started in 2007 (see below) and […]
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Previews: Erik Jones – “Motion” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Tomorrow night (July 5th) in San Francisco, Erik Jones will be opening his debut solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary. Entitled Motion,  the new collection of paintings from the Brooklyn-based artist are figurative renderings seen through a veil of geometric expressionism. A wide variety of techniques are used in his mix-media portraits including his skill wtih watercolor, colored pencil, oil paint, and wax pastels leading to a rich and layered effect. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Ryan McGinley : Happy Fourth of July!

As our readers in America get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, here are some works from Ryan McGinley (who recently showed in Hong Kong) to start things off. Taken from his firework series of photographs, the combination of the sparklers and the human forms is one of his most iconic images. So, have a happy Independence Day and stay safe out there. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
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Spaces: The KAWS Studio

Followers of KAWS and his pop culture infused abstractions have always been impressed with his clean lifework and impeccable attention to detail. Taking a look at his Brooklyn studio, designed by Wonderwall in 2013, one can see similarities in the street turned contemporary artist’s taste in architecture. The light-infused and wide open work space will definitely come in handy as he prepares for his show in Los Angeles, coming up in a couple months. Via Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.
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Upcoming: Audrey Kawasaki @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

It will be a little over three years when Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) returns to the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, the site of her show in Los Angeles in 2011 (covered). Judging from these in progress shots, the new body of work will continue her series of exquisite female portraits on wood, letting the surface speak to her as she incorporates the grains and textures. The opening is scheduled for August 2nd and will also feature work from Tara McPherson & Deedee Cheriel on the same night. Discuss […]