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Streets: Faile (New York)

Last month, AM stopped by the original Record Plant in New York to check out the largest outdoor mural to date from Faile (featured). Designed by the Patrick’s and painted by Colossal Media, the massive piece on the side of the building in Hell’s Kitchen features some of the collective’s signature imagery. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss Faile here.
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Openings: Masakatsu Sashie – “Coacervate” @ Jonathan LeVine

Last month, we stopped by the Jonathan LeVine Gallery to check out a new solo show from Masakatsu Sashie (featured). Included in the exhibition entitled Coacervate (Latin for “to assemble together or cluster”) of course were different permutations of the fan-favorite globes created out of buildings, appliances, vending machines, and other urban man-made elements, but also seen was an impressive sculptural representation (seen above) of the Japanese artist’s signature imagery. Take a look at more opening photos below… Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
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Streets: Invader (New York)

With the special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for Invader’s fans in New York City last month, you would expect the secretive street artist to also make an appearance. As evidenced by the fresh public works, including the appearance of new video game characters and other pop icons, Invader made the most of his time while in the Big Apple. In addition to a collaboration (seen below) with the legendary NY graffiti artist  COST and partner ENX, Invader also had a run-in with the NYPD. Take a look at more photos […]
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Previews: Clare Rojas @ Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld

With the private opening set tonight and the public unveiling on November 11th, Clare Rojas’ new exhibition is set to give her fans in New York a look at her recent abstract work. Hosted by Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, the show will mark her return to the Big Apple with 24 new paintings and drawings from the SF-based artist that deal with “ideas of balance and harmony through color and space.” Along with these pieces, she has also written three poems with will be on display. Images […]
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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 […]