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Previews: Igor Taritaš – “Alienated Space” @ Tales of Art

Croatian artist Igor Taritaš will be opening a solo with a new gallery, Tales Of Art, in Imola, Italy, on November 25th. For Alienated Space, the young artist created a new series of distinctive acrylic paintings that explore the notion of space through play with architecture and light. For his show earlier this year in Zagreb, Croatia (covered), Taritaš painted a series of works which portray somewhat sumptuous, almost kitschy concepts of luxurious life spaces. Illuminated with dimmed, indeterminate light, the pieces are both glorifying the palatial […]

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 19

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sells for record $450 million, most expensive painting of all time. Timeline of how the painting went from £45 to $450 Million in 59 Years. Some psychoanalysis. Perhaps some marketing helped the cause. Some reactions on social media as well as some who find the sale tasteless & distasteful. James Turrell building an observatory in Roden Crater. A review of Shepard Fairey’s new exhibition. JR’s Inside […]

Releases: KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Shoes (Black)

It now sounds like the black version (see gray version) of the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 collaboration will be released on Cyber Monday. Constructed in a black suede upper, the sneakers features the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “XX” on the heel and hang tag, a Jumpman x KAWS logo on the insole, and a glow-in-the-dark outsole. These should be priced at $350 at select retailers. Photo credit: Sneaker Club Detroit (via Hypebeast). Discuss KAWS here.

Showing: Shepard Fairey – “Damaged” @ Library Street Collective (LA Popup)

Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) graced his hometown with an expansive exhibition at a converted Chinatown warehouse (1650 Naud Street), his first showing in Los Angeles in nearly 10 years. Presented by Library Street Collective, Damaged featured over 200 artworks created since 2015 ranging in technique and medium. Rounding out the body of work are sculptural pieces, an old school printing press with a special satirical newspaper made especially for this occasion, as well as repurposed objects like a phone booth. The imagery used speak to the political […]

Streets: Escif (Europe)

Spanish artist Escif was very active in the last couple of months, travelling around Europe and creating new public works inspired by the local issues and history. Often criticizing aspect of human activity, or choices made by part of population, his pieces balance between conceptual interventions, large illustrations and classic murals. Back in October Escif finished one of his larges pieces to date, on the 100m long back wall of the Modern Art Museum in Valencia (Institut Valencià d’Art Modern—IVAM). Marking the opening of a new outdoor […]

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

More stories from the week that ended Nov 12 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s new installation at New York’s LES Coleman Skatepark. Ai Weiwei auctioning a cat toy sculpture for Syrian children. Marina Abramovic won’t return Kickstarter money for her cancelled performance center. Explanation. Interview with COS & Snarkitecture regarding their Loop installation. WeTransfer features 15 previously unseen photos from Ryan McGinley. Cindy Sherman’s selfie project with W Magazine. Some juicy details of Alec Baldwin’s settlement with Mary Boone. Four female artist […]

Release: Crash, Bio & Nick Walker – “Sea Of Love” Print

Following The Collaborations show(covered), New York graffiti legends Crash (featured), Bio (Tats Cru) have teamed up with British Vandal Nick Walker (interviewed) for a new print release called Sea of Love to be released on November 14th on here for $400. The edition is sized at 21.5 x 21.5 inches and comes signed an numbered (70 + 15 AP’s + 1HC).   Discuss Nick Walker here.

Streets: Mark Jenkins // Lodz Murals (Poland)

Recently in Poland, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) was invited in to create a series of seven installations for a public arts project curated by Michał Bieżyński – Lodz Murals. Working along Piotrkowska street, the American artist stationed a few pieces at ground level and left some that passersby had to look up to see. As per his usual practice, the works were riffs on the human form and their effectiveness hinged on the element of surprise and clever placement. Photo credit: Rafaà Tomczyk. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.

Previews: Shepard Fairey – “Damaged” @ Library Street Collective (LA Popup)

This Saturday night (November 11th) at a converted Chinatown warehouse in Los Angeles, Library Street Collective will be presenting the largest gallery show ever from Shepard Fairey (featured). Entitled Damaged, the infamous street artist’s first showing in his hometown in nearly 10 years and will open on the same day his new documentary (covered) premieres on Hulu. The exhibition will feature over 200 artworks made since 2015, created with various techniques and mediums and speak to the current political climate as well as highlight Shep’s passion for social activism. […]

Recap: ComplexCon 2017

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the second annual ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center, drawn in mainly by the infusion of Takashi Murakami’s design, art, and merchandise at the event. We’ll delve in deeper to see what Murakami (seen above) meant to the two-day celebration of art, streetwear, and hiphop in a later post but for now enjoy a first look at some of what you would have seen if had been one of the more than 50,000 that attended (a lot of […]