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Openings: “SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot” @ Oakland Museum of California

Last weekend, the Oakland Museum of California opened a new exhibition, entitled SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the art and culture magazine Giant Robot. Along with a diverse selection of GR branded paraphenalia and publications, artists who have been involved with them over the years contributed original artwork as well as some wall murals. Fans saw a diverse collection of works from artists like Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P. Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe. Congrats to Eric Nakamura […]
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Streets: Nychos (Oakland)

Austrian street artist and a member of the The Weird Crew from Europe, Nychos, recently spent a few weeks in San Francisco. His temporary residency consisted of working on his solo show at Fifty24SF, painting several murals around the city, and even doing some free tattoo sessions. His exhibition, Street Anatomy, had a busy opening night last Friday, and right after that he moved his tools and started working on this gigantic mural in downtown Oakland. Covering a massive concrete wall, the heavy metal loving graffiti […]
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Openings: Laser 3.14 – “Troublemakers Make The World Go Round” @ Galerie Bart

Dutch street artist Laser 3.14 (featured), opened a solo show, Troublemakers Make The World Go Round, at Galerie Bart in his hometown of Amsterdam on April 12th. Through this exhibition, the mysterious artist introduced the indoor versions of the infamous statements, thoughts and slogans that he’s been painting around the city for the last 15 years. From writings on reclaimed builder boards, to cutout metal shields, and four colorways of a new fluorescent print edition (available here), these works are his comments and observations on the state […]
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Openings: “Steer Ahead” @ Soze Gallery

Over the weekend, an exhibition to benefit CAMP2E opened at the Soze Gallery entitled Steer Ahead. Artists like Dave Kinsey (seen above), Victor Castillo, Cyrcle., Devngosha, James Haunt, Brittany Segal, Dan Quintana, Bon Nielsen, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Paige Smith, Kristin Bauer, RETNA, Sarah Sandin, Aaron De la Cruz, Bone Thrower, Cole Sternberg, and Fidia Falaschetti were asked to customize and paint real steer skulls and display it along with original artwork. Take a look at more shots of this unique showing below… Photo credit: […]
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Upcoming: Mobstr – “Sex, Drugs & Painting Canvases” @ The Old Truman Brewery

On May 15th, Mobstr will be opening a show (RSVP needed, details below) at The Old Truman Brewery entitled Sex, Drugs & Painting Walls Canvases. Known for his witty text based works in the streets, the UK-based artist will be transferring his aesthetic from walls to canvases. Rounding out the exhibition, which will run for less than a week, will be a series of installations. Discuss Mobstr here.
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Armory Week ’14: Scope

One of the satellite fairs we make a point to catch during Armory Week is Scope. Hosting a variety of genres, the event featured a diverse mix of street art, low brow and emerging contemporary art working together as gallerists brought work from artists which you may be familiar with here on AM. One surprise caught at the fair was the appearance of a freight truck door allegedly tagged by Banksy during his high profile artist residency in New York City. It was interesting to catch the trend […]
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Overtime: April 14 – April 20

More stories from the week that ended April 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Nowness video of Julian Schnabel creating and speaking about his work. CRIF calls for cancellation of auction of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering’s personal effects. Sale is subsequently dropped from plans. Doreta Peppas finding it impossible to sell her Nazi-looted Van Gogh paintings. Despite protests from architects & preservationists, demolition to proceed at American Folk Art Museum. Banksy fans on the prowl for the location of his new work. It […]
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Upcoming: “Steer Ahead” @ Soze Gallery

Tonight in Los Angeles at the Soze Gallery, a group show entitled Steer Ahead will open to benefit CAMP2E. Each artist, including Dave Kinsey, Victor Castillo, Cyrcle, Devngosha, Brittany Segal, Dan Quintana (seen above), Bon Nielsen, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Paige Smith, Kristin Bauer, RETNA, Sarah Sandin, Aaron De la Cruz, Bone Thrower, Cole Sternberg, and Fidia Falaschetti will contribute custom painted real steer skulls. The non-profit the exhibition is funding is an art camp in Downtown LA that helps empower inner city […]
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Streets: Public Festival (Perth, Australia)

From 5 – 13 April 2014, Perth in Australia hosted Public, “a celebration of urban art and creativity” whose goal is to “bring to Perth and the Pilbara urban, visual, and digital artists from around the world.” During this event, around 45 artists from Australia and around the world, created around 30 large-scale urban artworks, transforming walls and laneways with street art, projections, installations, and public events. The list of names involved in this massive project is impressive – Remed, Kyle-Hughes Odgers, Maya Hayuk, 2501, […]
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Streets: Nick Walker (New York)

After traveling to Japan, UK-based artist Nick Walker (interviewed) returned to New York City for a residency that will lead him up to a showing in the Big Apple (more on that soon). To warm up, Mr. Walker worked down in the Lower East Side area of Manhattan and created a complicated mural featuring some of his most iconic imagery. With the process taking place over two days, Walker finished a beautiful montage giving us a glimpse of the wildness going on in the mind of […]
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