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Streets: ESPO (Copenhagen) – Part 2

After bringing you an in-progress look at the massive mural Stephen Powers was working on in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen last week, we now have photos of the completed wraparound piece to share. Arranged by V1 Gallery, the 55 meter long project from ESPO was associated with an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
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Openings: Tara McPherson – “Wandering Luminations” @ Jonathan LeVine

AM recently attended the opening of Tara McPherson’s newest show at Jonathan LeVine, her third solo with the Chelsea gallery. Inspired by the unexplored realms of deep space and deep sea, Wandering Luminations features the Brooklyn-based artist’s surreal portraiture of females and creatures all rendered in her signature palette of pinks and teals. The body of work includes paintings on linen, wood and paper as well as her largest piece to date so stop by if you can to see for yourself before the close date of November 16. […]
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Showing: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Jamaica” @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

Currently showing at the Stephen Friedman Gallery in London is Kehinde Wiley’s The World Stage: Jamaica. For his first ever UK solo exhibition, and coinciding with the start of Frieze Week, the American artist continues his acclaimed series of works painting urban youths in the poses seen in 17th and 18th century British portraiture. In this instance, it is also the first time Wiley has included women in this series of works which further explores ideas history, power, race, and gender. Take a look at more installation […]
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Preview: “Three The Hard Way” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Last month, we brought you a look into the studio of Christopher Derek Bruno as he prepped for his three-man show at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Now along with some preview images from him, we also have some of the work to share from the other two artists exhibiting alongside him – Augustine Kofie (seen above) and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe. All three come from a graffiti background, and are members of the Transcend Collective. Take a look below and head over to the opening of Three The Hard Way tonight if you […]
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Murakami x Harper’s Bazaar Shoot

For those of you who watched Takashi Murakami’s film Jellyfish Eyes, his recent shoot with Harper’s Bazaar may look familiar to you. The Japanese art superstar and some of the characters from the movie spent a day with Angela Lindvall and photographer Jason Schmidt out in Los Angeles prepping for the December/January issue. Take a look at more photos below as well as check out an interview with the artist here. Artwork ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Discuss Murakami here.
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Previews: Herakut – “Don’t Look At Me” @ Shooting Gallery

On Saturday night, November 9th, artistic duo Herakut will be opening a new show at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco entitled Don’t Look At Me. The collaborative acrylic and spray paint works on canvas from Hera (interviewed) and Akut often exude a raw and emotionally charged feel to them and mirror the German artists’ creative output on the streets. Rounding out the show will be a 6 x 10 foot canvas suspended from the ceiling as well as a large-scale installation. Discuss this show here. Discuss Herakut […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Pizza Party!” Prints

Later today (3:00 PST), David Choe (featured) will be releasing a series of pizza inspired prints from Trapeze Editions. Sized at 22″ x 28″ and costing $149, the images are rendered with Choe’s signature watercolor technique and will come in three variants – the Loaded Edition of 187, the Pepperoni Edition of 23, and the Cheese Edition of 7. The lower run versions will be randomly mailed in place of the Loaded Edition and not only that, Choe will paint random extra pepperonis on the first couple of […]
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Openings: Risk – “Metallic Tissue” @ Fabien Castanier

Over the weekend, Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles hosted an exhibition featuring new work by Kelly “RISK” Graval (interviewed) curated by Roger Gastman. Drawing from a career spanning over 30 years, the legendary hometown graffiti artist has created a diverse body of work collectively entitled Metallic Tissue. The show highlights his versatility with various mediums and styles, attesting to how far his artform has expanded and evolved since his pioneering days of getting up on freeway overpasses, signs and billboards, dubbed the “heavens.” Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss RISK […]
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Upcoming: Gregory Euclide – “Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget)” @ StolenSpace

On November 7th, Whose Land We Laid Down & Wiped Away (Mine to Make / Bury to Forget) will open at the StolenSpace Gallery in London featuring the work of Gregory Euclide. Utilizing his signature mixed media technique, the paintings with strong sculptural elements will examine man’s relationship with nature via his imagery depicting both pastoral scenes as well as man-made structures. Discuss Gregory Euclide here.
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Previews: Jeff Soto & Maxx242 – “Fire Within” @ Bunsen Goetz Gallery

This Saturday, November 9th, the Bunsen Goetz Gallery in Nuremberg, Germany will be hosting a two person show from Jeff Soto (interviewed) and Maxx242. The two friends and studio mates, who recently travelled together to Luxembourg (covered), will be returning to Europe with new works playing with “themes of love, sexuality, and spirituality” for Fire Within. In association with the exhibition, the two artists from Riverside, California (Nuremberg’s sister city) will be giving a talk at the German-American Institute at Nuremberg on Thursday, November 7th at 7 pm. Check out more preview […]