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Streets: Aryz, Escif, Kenor for WE AArt (Part I)

Here is a first look at the WE AArt festival going down in Aalborg, Denmark, a public arts event featuring the work of some artists you may be be familiar with. Along with a look at the completed pieces from Aryz (seen above), Escif, and Kenor, we will have photos from the others involved soon – Alexis Diaz, Liqen, Interesni Kazki, Jaz, Fintan Magee, and Don John. This is just the start for the project in one of the larger Danish cities as the plan […]
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Showing: Herakut – “Flaw Circus” @ Ruttkowski;68

German art duo, Herakut, recently opened their solo show Flaw Circus at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery in Cologne, on the 29th of August. Only a few months after working on projects in Syria and North Jordan, Hera and Akut put together a show that speaks to the social & political issues around the globe and the way they’ve experienced them. Influenced by graffiti and street art culture, their visual language is a emotive mixture of everything from text and handwriting, expressive sketch-like elements, surrealist scenery and characters, to almost photo realistic […]
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Streets: Kamea Hadar x Defer (San Francisco)

If you remember, we had the recently chance to share some photos with you of Kamea Hadar and Defer prepping for their recently concluded showing at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco. While in the Bay Area, the two Hawaii-based artists and friends took the opportunity to get up around the city with a couple murals. Mirroring their work for the gallery as well as their collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), the walls were painted with the distinctive combination of Hadar’s figurative work […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (New York)

Last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) visited New York City to show a little love for his fans in the Big Apple. Mr. Obey and his posse worked on a massive six story mural on Bowery just off of Broome as he took advantage of the Manhattan skyline with the help of the L.I.S.A. project. Entitled We Own The Future, this fresh creation took over three days to finish and we stopped by to document the process from beginning to end. Discuss Shepard Fairey here. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion
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INSA for G9 Restaurant (Shanghai)

Artists who have have been featured here on AM continue to be viable options for restaurants that want a distinctive interior for their customers. Several months ago, INSA was in Shanghai where he oversaw the completion of his collaboration with Architect INDJ on the decor of G九 上海 (G9 Shanghai). Featuring the London-based street artist’s signature high heel motif, the focal point was a huge interactive lighting installation that mimics his GIF-ITI (animated graffiti) works that can be controlled by diners in the VIP seating area. You can find […]
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Overtime: Aug 25 – Aug 31

More stories from the week that ended Aug 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Images up for New Image Painting exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery. RIP: Marilena Bonomo, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: 23-year old MoMA intern Cindy Yeh dies after falling off roof during rooftop party. RIP: 29-year old artist and gallery manager Alicia Louise Cipicchio is killed by a bus at Burning Man. James Meyer admits to illegally selling stolen Jasper Johns works. REVOK, REYES and STEEL […]
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Streets: Faith47 – “The Preciousness of the Hunt” (Los Angeles)

Earlier this week, South African artist Faith47 made an appearance in Los Angeles where she painted a large-scale mural entitled The Preciousness of the Hunt. Arranged by the Do Art Foundation, the ethereal new piece in the South Park community of downtown LA on the Flower Street Lofts residential building (12th & South Flower Street) features swans, beautiful creatures that appear often in her work. Faith47′s imagery is a welcome addition to the revitalized area and speaks to the positive future for the area, especially with more […]
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Streets: Brendan Monroe x Souther Salazar @ FFTT (Portland)

Last week, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) and Souther Salazar were able to complete their joint mural in Portland for Forest For The Trees (FFTT). The artists were invited to join the not-for-profit the public mural project, which also featured eighteen other local and international artists. Over the course of several days, Salazar painted clusters of his whimsical imagery against Monroe’s Tron-like structured background that hints at trees. Resulting in a striking collaborative wall, their hard work can be seen at 4703 N Albina Avenue. Discuss Brendan Monroe […]
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Openings: “Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art” @ Pera Museum

The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti & street artist from around the world. Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together 20 artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe. Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines […]
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Previews: KAWS @ Honor Fraser Gallery

Brian Donelly aka KAWS is returning to Los Angeles for his third exhibition at Honor Fraser Gallery opening on the September 13th. For this show, the NYC-based artist produced a series of new drawings, paintings, and sculptures. Recently, he shared teaser images on his Instagram profile, where it looks like he has moved on somewhat from the familiar renderings of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and Lucy, to variations on small details of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic drawings. Also, as seen from the preview shots, he has created a new series of shaped pieces, painted on […]
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