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Recap: Nuart Festival (Part I) – Indoor

Last week, the Nuart Festival in Norway continued its long run of excellence with the 2014 lineup of street artists in town for indoor and outdoor works. First up is a look at the installations and murals this year’s roster got up in the Stavenger TouScene venue. Participating artists included Andreco, Borondo, DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Particularly striking was the half tagged bathroom installation from the French graffiti “festishist” Tilt, […]
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Preview: The Ninth Annual “Blab Show” @ Copro Gallery

Another year, and it’s time again for another Blab Show at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles, the ninth in a series of exhibitions. It’s again curated by Monte Beauchamp, who is known for his anthology of art, illustration, articles, profiles, found graphics, cartoons and sequential art – Blab World. This year, participants include Joe Coleman, Mark Ryden, Lola Gil, Cathie Black, Joe Sorren (seen above), Peter Ferguson, Seamus Conley, Tara McPherson, Jana Brike, Erik Mark Sandberg, Chet Zar, Travis Lampe, Bill Mayer, Owen Smith, Marc Burckhardt, […]
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Openings: Michael De Feo – “A Pocket Full Of Posies” @ Rush Arts Gallery

Last week, Rush Arts Gallery welcomed in a set of new paintings from Michael De Feo, his first solo in New York in more than 10 years. A Pocket Full of Posies from the man famously known for his iconic flower motif, oftentimes painted illegally on the streets, is somewhat of a departure artistically for him but makes sense as he explores his chosen subject in a more painterly fashion. Take a look at more photos from the opening below and head over to the […]
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Cyrcle. For Beef & Liberty Restaurant (Hong Kong)

The dynamic duo known as Cyrcle. (featured) are not new to the Hong Kong art scene (see here and here). So, it comes to no surprise that their imagery has been chosen for the interiors at Beef & Liberty in Wanchai, which allows us to continue our look at the many restaurants that feature work from artists you have seen here on AM. The 83-seat diner, whose decor comes from the minds of the design studio Spinoff, focuses on gourmet burgers. Take a look at more photos below and head […]
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Structures: Anish Kapoor / 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron

The New York art collectors who can afford the added cost of a commissioned Anish Kapoor sculpture to their living situation may want to consider 56 Leonard by Herzog & de Meuron. The Swiss architecture firm has collaborated with many artists and been associated with many art related projects in the past, and these new luxury condos currently in construction are no less stunning. When completed, the oft delayed building will featured a “compressed” site specific stainless steel sculpture by Kapoor at the very bottom. Via Designboom. Discuss […]
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Streets: Saber x Vans the Omega (Istanbul)

After sharing photos with you from Turkey just at the end of last month from the Pera Museum, we bring you back to Istanbul for another event that you may be interested in. The Meeting of Allstars aims to get together world famous graffiti artists and local writers to paint together and celebrate the art of urban calligraphy. One of the standout walls will surely be this collaboration between the Los Angeles-based SABER (interviewed) and Australia’s Vans the Omega. Head over to the event’s website for more […]
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Openings: Shepard Fairey x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (NYC)

Last week, we shared some photos with our readers of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) new mural in NYC for the L.I.S.A. Project. During his time in New York, he also hosted the official NYC launch of his signature design for this year’s Hennessy V.S Limited Edition artist bottle at ARENA. While there, Fairey was happy to share a drink with the Big Apple and drop some hotness as he spun a set along with DJ Mick. Take a look at more photos from the event below… Discuss Shepard […]
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Previews: David Choong Lee – “Cosmic Dust” @ Luna Rienne Gallery

On September 16th, the Luna Rienne Gallery in San Francisco will play host to the opening for Cosmic Dust, a solo from David Choong Lee. The new body of work will be somewhat of a departure for the locally based artist as he moves away from including portraiture in his imagery. The wholly abstract paintings will feature patterns and organic components that seem to reference alien worlds. No word yet whether there will be installations like the amazing two-story assemblages he created for the Grand Hyatt SF in Union […]
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Previews: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

Continuing to bring great art to Detroit, the Library Street Collective will be welcoming in Dave Kinsey (featured) for a showing opening on September 27th entitled Cushion of Memory. His work has become more abstract of late and certainly, the influences of living near the Sequoia National Park can be seen more and more from the wider vantage point and landscape views of his composition. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), Kinsey’s imagery in this new body […]
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Rewind: Aug 25 – Sept 7

For our latest Rewind feature, we draw your attention to a video interview with the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman. Watch footage from her studio as she works as well as talk about balance between showing the beauty of the ocean balanced with the negative effects of climate change, the influence of her mother, and other subjects. Other notable videos include: Vogue Taiwan puts together a film featuring Gary Baseman’s exhibition at MOCA Taipei. Hippopothames by Florentijn Hofman. Exhibition walk-through of Gagosian Gallery’s CLEAR exhibition. Mona Kuhn […]