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Shepard Fairey x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (Los Angeles)

A little over a week ago, Hennessy held the Los Angeles launch of their latest artist created V.S Limited Edition bottle at the Create nightclub. Created by Shepard Fairey (featured), the new version featuring his distinctive OBEY imagery joined the line of previous collaborations with Futura (covered) & KAWS (covered), and Os Gemeos (covered). Shep also took his turn on the 1′s and 2′s as DJ Diabetic along with DJ D-Nice and a performance from Kendrick Lamar. Discuss Shepard Fairey here. Photo credit: KirillWasHere & The Hundreds.
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Daisy” Brooch

For those that missed Mark Ryden’s magnificent recent Los Angeles showing (covered) at Kohn Gallery, here’s your chance to own a piece of the action. This new release from Porterhouse features his Daisy drawing from The Gay 90s: West, placed on a brooch. Priced at $99 and sized at 2″ x 1-1/2″ x 3/8″, the memento comes in a black velvet pouch and with a certificate of authenticity. If interested, head over here to add it to your collection. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Shepard Fairey x Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall

Eight years after comedy giant Dave Chapelle walked off the set of the third season the Chappelle’s Show and into the veil of private life, he made a triumphant return to the spotlight of the Big Apple at the historic Radio City Music Hall recently. To commemorate this event, Chapelle commissioned artist Shepard Fairey to create unique artwork for the show. AM was lucky enough to attend a fun night filled with comedy and music as Kanye West also made a surprise performance for the pumped […]
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Releases: Know Hope – “For The Blues” Zine/Print

A few months after taking part in POW WOW Hawaii (covered) and putting on a solo show during Armory week in NYC (covered), Know Hope has finished another interesting project during his residency at Mission To Art in Turn, Italy. Known for his versatility with different techniques and mediums, and his love for written word, he is currently finishing a super limited edition of hand-made and screen-printed zine and print. The zine is a nice overview of his work, including include serigraphs, original photographs, hand-painted/cut paper and hand-written elements. Just like his […]
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Recap: Futura x Crooks & Castles – “LEWDS” Launch @ Known Gallery

Last week, the Known Gallery featured the release party (with support from Hennessy) for a new line from Crooks & Castles designed by Futura. Entitled LEWDS, the collection (which can be seen in more detail here) featured the familiar text and atom motif from the NYC graffiti legend while paying homage to Christopher “Lewds” Natalio, the late Marketing Director of the streetwear brand. Rounding out the event was a Ferrari, whose outer shell was blessed by Futura as well as an appearance from Lupe Fiasco, Futura’s co-collaborater with […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm – “Sake Art Bottle” @ Yardbird

During the craziness that was Art Basel Hong Kong, one of the events we attended was How & Nosm’s debut & celebration of their Sake Art Bottle at HK’s Yardbird as well as the unveiling of two site specific murals. As previewed, this unique collaboration project fused the restaurant’s artist sake line with the iconic color & styling of the German born twins. The project featured a silkscreen process that imprints the artwork by the brothers on the front of the collectible bottle. Hand-signed and hand-numbered, the bottle was produced in a […]
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Nychos For Volvo Art Session

Volvo Art Session is live art project taking place in Zurich’s main railway station that finds “selected Swiss and international artists applying their creativity to a Volvo car” The organizers of the event invited Nychos as one of the artists for their fourth year of the event. On May 16th, the Austrian artist was seen live painting, applying his recognizable explosive dissected concept onto one of Volvo vehicles. Cleverly using the idea of dismounting the car into basic car parts and painting its anatomy, the end result […]
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Album Covers: James Jean x Linkin Park – “The Hunting Party”

With the release scheduled for next month (June 17th), it’s time to tell you about James Jean’s (interviewed) latest project – working on Linkin Park ‘s new album artwork. If you remember, he also created Taleb Kweli’s cover art back in 2012. The latest effort from Jean sees the American rock band working off the sublime sketches (seen below) from the artist, currently on sabbatical somewhere in Asia, and utilizing 3D modeling to create the images seen in promotion as well as on the cover […]
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Releases: Ai Weiwei Monograph

German publisher Taschen is soon releasing the first comprehensive monograph on Ai Weiwei’s life and work. The conceptual multidisciplinary artist’s work exceeds the limitations and borders of the art world. He has become equally, if not even more known as a social media phenomenon, and his political activism became a symbol of free expression in his native China. With this release, Taschen gives us a comprehensive view of the artist’s life and work, made in close collaboration with the artist himself, on site in his studio through a direct access to his […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm x Yardbird – Sake Bottle

Next week will be the second year for Art Basel Hong Kong and the country’s art fair edition has grown exponentially to bring in some of the best artwork to the gateway city where East meets West. As AM prepares to visit HK for the fair, we bring you an early look at a cool collaborative project to be unveiled next week. Brooklyn-based artists How & Nosm has been working with Hong Kong food & culture hub Yardbird and Pace Prints to create a limited edition […]
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