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Streets: Paul Wackers (New York)

For those passing through SoHo in New York, a pretty sweet wall at the James Hotel from Paul Wackers may make it worth your while to stop for a look. Featuring the locally-based artist’s modern take on still life imagery, the wall on the hotel’s Sixth Avenue facade is the first new phase of their #jamespublicart initiative. Wackers further explains – “I wanted to work with the shape of the wall to create a narrative within the piece itself—the same way I would over many pieces within […]
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Streets: Invader (Africa)

Prolific street artist Invader recently made his way to Africa to spend some time on the Serengeti in Tanzania. While on the Grumeti Game Reserve, the Paris-based tile specialist found it hard to find places (let alone “streets”) to put his signature mosaic pieces, sometimes resorting to taking photos with his work held up. He did find a few choice locations though so far, even doing a quick collabo with Vhils (filmed) who was traveling with him. Keep your eyes on his Instagram for more updates. Discuss Invader […]
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Releases: Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson – “Pattern of Corruption” Prints

Tomorrow, January 27th, at a random time between 10 am and 12 noon PST, a some collaborative prints will be released between Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson. Featuring the Pattern of Corruption used in one of their joint murals in Miami’s Wynwood district (covered), painted during  Basel Week Miami, the striking imagery will be released in 3 different pairs of colorways –  Black/White, Gold/Black and Blue/White. The sets are priced at $120, sized at 18 x 24″, and are in editions of 150. Head over here […]
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LA Art Show ’15: Littletopia

After an overview of this year’s LA Art Show, we now focus in on the Littletopia section (see 2015) of the fair. This year’s edition curated by Noah Antieau featured booths from Thinkspace Gallery, Roq La Rue Gallery, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Spoke Art, Hashimoto Contemporary, Copro Gallery, Ace Gallery , Fifty24mx, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Estudio Antena, Corey Helford Gallery, Gauntlet Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, and a special exhibit from Art Center College of Design. Greeting attendees at the entrance was a large archway installation from […]
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Upcoming: Borondo – “Animal” @ Rex Romae

On the 5th of February, Rex Romae will open a London solo by the versatile and prolific artist, Gonzalo Borondo. Set up at the London Newcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, Animal is shaping up to be his most ambitious display to date that will be on view through the 26th of February. The focus of the show is on “the conflict between our innate animal instincts and our present lives, which are coated with the dependence of technology and our fear for the unknown.” Through his […]
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LA Art Show ’15: Recap

Last week, AM attended the LA Art Show to see what the fair had to offer collectors in Los Angeles. Celebrating their 20th year anniversary, the event featured over 120 galleries representing 22 countries including the a special section called Littletopia (like last year) featuring galleries promoting the sub genre of the new contemporary art movement, low brow art, pop surrealism, as well as street & urban art. Take a look here at a general overview of the fair and come back for a closer look […]
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Rewind: Jan 2 – Jan 25

Time for some more art-related videos to finish off your weekend with this latest edition of our Rewind feature. Starting things off are a series of videos from our friends at POW! WOW! with the Hawaii edition fast approaching. Up top is a look at a feature with legendary photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) as she reviews last year’s festival. Down below are two other videos from last year’s POW! WOW! event in Taiwan. Other notable videos: A look at the El Mac + KWEST + STARE mural […]
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Overtime: Jan 19 – Jan 25

More stories from the week that ended Jan 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Calvin Marcus at C L E A R I N G is an ArtForum critic’s pick. Death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia disrupts 21, 39 Jeddah Arts opening events and programming. Ryder Ripps receives an anonymous threat. Blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of Tutankhamun glued back on with epoxy, causing damage. Emma Sulkowicz attends State of the Union in push for stronger policies against […]
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Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent the last few weeks of 2014 travelling and painting around China. Familiar with the country and the culture after visiting several times in the past, the French artist and world explorer was able to leave his mark around different areas of Shanghai. Always trying to connect his work with local culture, symbols and familiar elements, his dreamy characters got a Chinese makeover during this trip. Painted wearing recognizable uniforms and clothing, familiar hairstyles, or surrounded with Chinese text, his emotive works subtly […]
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Openings: “Mapping The City” @ Somerset House (London)

Following the success of the 2014 exhibition Futurismo Ancestral: An Offering to Peru by Sixe Paredes (covered), the collaborative arts organization Approved by Pablo curated a new exhibition entitled Mapping The City in London, running until 15 February. Over 50 internationally recognized artists from the street art and graffiti scene including took over the New Wing of Somerset House to share their knowledge of each city’s secrets and urban landscape through a variety of media from illustrations, paintings, sculptures, installations and videos. The full list of participating artists includes 108 (IT), 3TTMAN […]
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