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Openings: “Soma” @ Underdogs Gallery

Underdogs Gallery and their bands of renegade curators have put their heads together once again to bring the great city of Lisbon another stellar group show entitled Soma. On display were a collection of politically charged works from the always innovative ±MaisMenos± to the traditional ornate tile collage of Add Fuel. Add to that, a handful of others all pulling their weight including AkaCorleone and his  kaleidoscope of color,  Maria Imaginário’s whimsical work, and Mário Belém’s intricate layered wood, and lets not forget the illustration based works of Pedro Matos and […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Wunderkammern @ SCOPE

With Basel Week Miami in the rear view mirror, AM will now take time to highlight some of the individual artists and booths that caught our attention. One particular gallery’s offerings that we quite enjoyed at SCOPE (covered) was from Rome’s Wunderkarmmern, especially Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) clever sculptural work (seen above). On display were also Aakash Nihalani’s geometric musings and Dan Witz’s street based pieces. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Mark Jenkins here. Discuss Aakash Nihalani here. Discuss Dan Witz here.
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Overtime: Dec 15 – Dec 21

More stories from the week that ended Dec 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Michael Rey and Amy Feldman 2-person exhibition opens at Freddy. RIP: Jeffrey Vanchiro aka KORN, who died at the age of 38 after falling out of 2nd-story window. LAPD arrests Raul Espinoza after he attempts to sell stolen art and recover 9 paintings. Three staff members of Uzbek State Arts Museum receive prison terms for selling artwork and replacing with forgeries. Experts gather in Berlin to discuss ways to […]
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Recap: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “My eyes are seeing you” @ Amalias 36

Recently in Athens, Alexandros Vasmoulakis held a brief popup showing at Amalias 36 entitled My eyes are seeing you. The sexually charged and promiscuous narrative from the Greek artist has an interesting setup with a sculptural installation that features male heads obsessively staring at the figures in the paintings and depending on your perspective, the attendees of the show themselves. Take a look at more photos from the exhibition below as well as the individual pieces here. Discuss Alexandros Vasmoulakis here.
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Showing: “Appropriate Disruption” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery

On November 21, Appropriate Disruption opened at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show revolves around a theme of appropriation and features the intricate works of Rina Banerjee, Reza Farkhondeh, the always incredible How and Nosm, Austin Lee, Erik Parker, Emilio Perez and the infamous, Kenny Scharf (seen above). The works will be on view until Saturday, December 20 so if you hurry, you can still catch it.
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Recap: Graphic Surgery – “Contra” @ Mini Galerie

Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism).
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Releases: Conor Harrington – “Samson’s Nostalgia Trap” Print

Following up on the amazing new imagery revealed in a recent popup show in New York (covered), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be releasing the Samson’s Nostalgia Trap print soon. Sized at 74 cm x 100 cm with a total edition of 200, it will come signed & numbered and cost £250 (inc VAT). Fans will be able to purchase it only in-store starting midday on Friday, the 19th of December at Lazarides Editions at Mondrian London. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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David Choe Paints Good Smile Company Factory

Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where […]
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Videos: JR – “Rivages” Video

A while back, we told you about an amazing project from JR (interviewed) that saw him work his magic on a 365 meter long container ship, the CMA CGM MAGELLAN. He has since followed that up by releasing a print that had him juxtoposing another long-standing series of works with the dancers from the New York City Ballet over his time wheatpasting the vessel. Also, if you have been following his Instagram, you will have heard of the amazing story of how the ship met and rescued some refugees after leaving from the […]
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