Aaron Horkey, well known for his work on rock posters, intricate silkscreens, and Burlesque Design, is set to open a retrospective at the Remick Gallery in Minnesota on September 12th. The show in his hometown, which will include prints and originals from 2003-2010, is rumored to be the last from the popular Midwest artist and has many of his fans traveling long distances to attend the opening. Take a look at this sweet show poster featuring some his beloved typography. Discuss this show here.
Category Archives: Contemporary Art
When we first confirmed the imminent release of KAWS’ Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket figures back in June, we didn’t have any details yet as to the price or date of release. If you remember, these were first seen at the fantastic retrospective the Dos Sequis drinking artist put on at the Aldrich Contemporary in Connecticut. Well, now word is these will be released at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on August 28th for approximately $200 with other associated retailers getting their shipment a couple weeks […]
The amazing graphite work of Melissa Cooke. Big Bambu at the Met. Alex Rosmarin at Swee(t)art. Keith Haring and Andy Warhol team up. Edible handgun art. Lichtenstein drew stuff too. New work from Sickboy, Jonathan Darby, and Herbert Baglione. Gregory Euclide and Gaia interviewed. Trustocorp enters the debate about a mosque at Ground Zero. Barry McGee works on a bike saddle. The controversial Shepard Fairey Joaquin Phoenix Poster. Biggest Tag on Earth. Tucson political street art. A detailed look at Tran Nguyen’s work. Peeking at […]
While Jeff Soto (featured) was in NY, Friends With You visited with him and caught some footage of a wall mural he was working on. Jeff was in town for his solo show “Life Cycle” (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and talks on camera about his background, the creative process behind the show, his future plans, and much more. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
StolenSpace’s latest exhibition opened last week and featured a solo exhibition by Zosen. “System Collapse” is the Barcelona based Argentinian artist’s first solo exhibit in the UK for which he presented a series of colorful character based canvases alongside some text based work, a video installation and some hand knitted pieces including a couple of these fun looking day-glo balaclavas. We’d love to see someone wearing one of these around town – could be essential winter-wear for the East London hipster brigade! AM’s favourite piece […]
We’ve heard rumors of a wooden Companion figure from KAWS for a while now but haven’t seen any images… until now – from the recent Dos Sequis video! In these studio shots, the figure appears to be approximately 10 inches tall, but no word yet on general release details. We guess that KAWS fanatics, who have already been waiting for the Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket figures to drop, will be adding this to their want list although this is sure to be limited and expensive. […]
Bit of a slow weekend as the dog days of August come to an end soon and the art world gears back up for things this coming September. By far, the big event leading the charge is BAST’s return to London at Lazarides. I just saw the preview and BAST has taken things up a notch with hand-painted acrylic works on canvas playing off his mixed-media collage style as well as some beautiful sculptural wall pieces. If in London this week, don’t miss it! More […]
VNA released issue number 12 last week at their launch night party at Pure Evil Gallery. The magazine has turned into an absolute must read publication over the last couple of years, with each issue being highly anticipated by us at AM as the guys seem to improve their already winning formula of the best of London’s street art photography combined with great interviews and written pieces with each and every release. Issue 12 features Belgian street artist Roa on the cover, and another reason […]
If you’ve ever been to Signal Gallery, you’ll know it’s not the largest gallery space out there, so when we heard that the guest list had been closed at 250 people for the “Beyond Punk” exhibition opening due to the high demand to get on the guest list, we knew that we would be in for a squeeze! Typical Thursday evening opening nights in London tend to be busy, but the crowds usually move between different exhibitions. Not so for this show. When we turned up, […]
An artist that caught our eyes, Glennray Tutor, sat down with us for a session of questions and answers recently. Tutor, who is based in Mississippi, touches on subjects such as his popular “marbles and comics” series, his work in the context of photorealism, and legacy of William Faulkner who coincidentally lived in the same town and whose quote we derived the name of our website from. Take a look at the full interview after the jump…