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POW Open Day (Part I)

POW’s day one of their highly anticipated Open Day event kicked off yesterday to the delight of collectors. As expected, street art fans arrived in droves, with reports of lines exceeding three hours.  Rights to purchase were determined by lottery with the first winner getting the special Nola (with different blue-green rain) and the second prize being a free Banksy “Very little helps” TESCO print.  The other other winners got an option to buy the print (edition of 299, £350 ) – we can assume […]

Openings: Miss Van & Jeremy Fish @ FIFTY24SF Gallery

Jeremy Fish’s “Ghost of the Barbary Coast” and Miss Van’s “Still a Little Magic” opened simultaneously tonight at FIFTY24SF Gallery. Check out the sick collaboration piece they did above. Fish’s work for this show hearkens back to the gold rush days of San Francisco where gambling, prostitution, and crime were part of the seedy Barbary Coast area. His body of work fit this theme well with his mainly wood works and gold frames along with a “saloon” area. His popularity is steadily on the rise […]

Preview: Vivisect Playset V @ Gallery 1988 SF

The fifth installment of Vivisect Playset is opening up this Friday, December 5th at Gallery 1988 SF (7-10 pm). Luke Chueh (curator since 2004) has said this will be the second to last of this annual show (last one being next year).  Also dropping will be the Greg “Craola” Simkins mini-print set that we had previously talked about – good luck for all those hunting the chase original drawings (example of this as well as full list of artists and preview images we have gathered […]

Openings: Attention Spam @ Adapta Gallery

A little late news, but “Attention Spam” opened last month in Hong Kong at the launch of Adapta Gallery (A collaboration between Schoeni Art Gallery Hong Kong and UKAdapta London). This group show featured the works of Cyclops, David Bray, Vesna Parchet as well as Word to Mother and D*face (seen above). Adapta Gallery hopes to bring more exposure of urban art scene to what we think will be a very receptive audience in Hong Kong.

Naoto Hattori Mini-Paintings

If you haven’t signed up for Naoto Hattori’s mailing list yet, we suggest you do so soon especially if you enjoy paintings such as the one above. Hattori’s well known for his psychedelic, grotesque, yet wonderfully detailed work – in fact, you will not believe how insanely detailed his paintings when you finally see a piece in person. Periodically, he releases affordable mini-paintings through his email list (as well as send out scans of his gallery work). We posted his latest batch after the jump […]

Teaser: James Jean @ Jonathan Levine

James Jean has posted up the poster image “Hare” for his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine early next year. Set to open on January 10th, the exhibition should mark Jean’s entry into the gallery scene as he will stop working on Fables, his most famous series of covers from his illustration career. As noted on his blog, this poster is available as a high res download. Discuss James Jean here.

Preview: “Looking Glass” @ Basel Miami (2008) – Part II

Andrew from Thinkspace has sent over some more images for part II of our preview for his “Looking Glass” show during Art Basel week. We would have to say the crown jewel would have to be the piece that Audrey Kawasaki posted on her blog last weekend. This piece was part of her installation for her “Drawing Room” show but was not completed at that time if you remember. See more pieces from the show after the jump … and check out part I of […]

Asbestos @ Safehouse Gallery

Dublin based street artist Asbestos’ newest show at Safehouse Gallery features portraits of boxers from the Ligoniel Amateur Boxing Club in North Belfast. His works are reminiscent of JR’s recent show which also featured photorealistic images on found objects – well, obviously for JR since they were photos but these works from Asbestos are combination of photography and painting. His moniker is explained in his words “street art is a little bit like Asbestos. Asbestos is all around us (in the walls and in the […]

Contests: Jeff Soto “Storm Clouds” Special Edition Book Giveaway

Mark Murphy over at Murphy Design has generously decided to have us give away one of Jeff Soto’s  Special Edition books to one lucky collector in conjunction with Jeff’s upcoming museum show (previewed).  Please check out Murphy Design’s website as they have produced many other stunning books from artists you love such as Ray Caesar, Joe Sorren, Bob Dob, Jonathan Weiner (Viner), and many more.  They are really designed with collectors in mind and many of the editions have special versions with extra goodies.  As […]

Preview: Jeff Soto @ Riverside Art Museum

AM  was able to stop by last week to check out Jeff Soto’s installation of his show at the Riverside Art Museum. We aren’t able to show you everything as we wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise, but we do have some tasty images to keep you happy until opening night – December 13th (6-9 pm). As you can see from the photos, the museum has given Jeff ample space to work with for his first museum show – and he has taken full advantage with some of […]