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Benefits: MS Fundraiser for Tim Strazza @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday, a very special art fundraiser will be held at Joshua Liner Gallery for our friend Tim Strazza who was unfortunately diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. We are helping to sponsor a benefit event where all proceeds will go to his medical bills. Some of your favorite AM artists have generously donated works for the cause which will be available via a silent auction. Online absentee bids will be available, so please contact the gallery. The art community has banded together to show their support. […]

Absolut Blank

Jeremy Fish (featured), who just had a solo show in New York (covered), was also recently one of the artists involved with the Abolut Blank project. The vodka brand from Sweden has long been associated with artist collaborations, some of which we have feature before (Asbestos, Steve “ESPO” Powers, Chiho Aoshima) here on AM. Other artists who participated include David Bray, Dave Kinsey, Brett Amory, Sam Flores, and Fernando Chamarelli. Take a look at their creations as well as a video after the jump…
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KAWS x Hennessy VS Cognac Bottle Launch Party @ New Museum

Last Thursday night, AM attended the launch party for the new Hennessy VS Cognac bottle designed by KAWS held at the New Museum. The fresh collaboration is actually the first in a series of individually numbered Hennessy bottles to be designed by well known artists. Many friend and peers of the artist were in attendance at the event including Erik Parker, Todd “REAS” James, HAZE Erik Foss, Eric Elms and Edison Chen and they all rocked to the beats of DJ Questlove as the fully catered […]

Overtime: July 18 – 24

Real talk with Saber in the context of his The American Graffiti Artist exhibition. Tox has been jailed for 27 months for writing graffiti. Work on the streets by OaKoAk, Jaz, and Trustocorp. Pics from Aiko’s Unstoppable Waves exhibition and street work in Amsterdam. Faith47 and DAL paint a mural in New York on video. World’s largest “graffiti tag” seen from space. FAME Festival Ericailcane footage and some people speaking Italian. Dotmasters – On The Hop. Rudimentary Perfection group show in the UK on video. […]

Preview: Dalek & Greg Lamarche – “Geometric Balance” @ Show & Tell Gallery

Tonight in Toronto, a pair of geometrically inclined artists will be teaming up at the Show & Tell Gallery. Aptly named Geometric Balance, the joint showing will feature Dalek’s (interviewed) space monkey abstractions and Greg Lamarche (interviewed) typographic shapes. It will be interesting to see how their work meshes together when displayed in a side by side setting. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…

The Warhol: D.I.Y. Pop app

As art-related phone apps become more and more popular (see Faile Puzzle Boxes), it’s only natural that we will continue to introduce you to more and more of them. The next one on our list was recently released by the Andy Warhol Museum to allow users to learn about Warhol’s silkscreen process and to create a digital silkscreen print. The Warhol D.I.Y. Pop app is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and retails for $1.99 with a special debut promotional price of $0.99. […]

Overtime: July 11 – July 17

Ron English putting on the finishing touches to his four foot dunny. Kevin Earl Taylor visited by My Love For You. Album cover design for Mastodon by A.J. Fosik. Doktor A showing Berlin and Chicago. Amy Sol brings along some watercolors for sketching on camping trip. Shepard Fairey appears on The Dinner Party Download. Dscreet directs the trailer for Kid Acne’s upcoming museum show in Sheffield. Two new prints from Part2ism. Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA opened his latest performance in Lisboa. Lush interviewed by Vandalog, Fafi interviewed by Hypebeast. New work on […]

Preview: Richard Phillips – “Point of Purchase” @ John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

Although he is a highly successful artist and painter who exhibits in the finest galleries (like Gagosian) in the world, Richard Phillips is also well respected for his work in the fashion, media, and film worlds and has worked with such brands as Jimmy Choo, MAC Cosmetics, Mont Blanc, Colette and USM Furniture. Today, at John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookstore’s East Hampton location, an exhibition is opening that features the artist’s collaborative efforts with brands as well as other commercial works.  The pieces range […]
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Vote! – AM x Deadmau5 Head Design Contest

For the past month, AM has been working with Talenthouse to inspire art fans and design the next Deadmau5 head that the Grammy nominated DJ & Producer will be wearing on stage. The bad news is that the July 12th deadline to submit your design has past, but the good news is that the voting stage has begun. Check out all the designs created by your artistic peers through our interactive Facebook (here) or contest page (here) and go vote now as you only have until Tuesday to […]

Openings: TOYKIO Gallery & Café

At the beginning of this year, we brought you photos of the pop-up location of TOYKIO Gallery & café while they worked feverishly to get their main space set up for their official launch. Well, if the pop-up brought the bang, then this new location brings the boom! We just got word that Toykio finally opened their doors to their luxurious duplex location. The upstairs houses a beautiful café while downstairs you can see some art work from familiar names like Banksy, JR, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey,Ron English, Ricky Powell, Swoon, D*Face, and […]