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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Delhi)

Recently in India, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) painted a wall in New Delhi entitled Nature’s Arch and Visions of Altered Landscapes. Created in the Lodhi Arts District, the mural from the Canadian artist speaks to the issues of species extinction and contemplating climate change. With the support of St+art India and Canada in India, Li-Hill posits – “In a world that is losing the grip on its biodiversity how do we quantify something so large in scope? It’s hard to feel empowered when issues feel so grand. I’m not here to […]

Openings: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Tokyo)

Last night, AM stopped by the Tokyo branch of Galerie Perrotin to catch the opening of KAWS’ solo show, his first of two in Asia with Hong Kong coming up. Attended by his Japanese admirers (some from his Original-Fake days), international superfans, and the usual cast of locally-based artist friends, the opening showcased the Brooklyn-based artist’s newest pop culture character-based abstractions including a sweet Snoopy airplane shaped painting.Take a look at more photos from the opening reception below… Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets: Sensemurs Project (Valencia, Spain)

Recently in the La Punta area just outside of Valencia, Spain, a group of street artists got together to help the local population protest the actions of the port authority and the local government have taken since 2001. Because of their focus on urban development, locales were forced to move into social housing only 100’s of meters from their old homes and gardens. You can read more about their plight on here & here. “Different environmental and social NGOs joining forces to preserve the culture, […]

Previews: “ON THE MOVE” @ KIRK Gallery

ON THE MOVE, a new group show opened tonight at KIRK Gallery in Denmark featuring the work of Fintan Mcgee, Joram Roukes, Robert Proch, Christian Verginer, Telmo Miel (seen above), Wiley Wallace, James Bullough, Ratur & Sckaro and Wes21. The gallery in Aalborg is responsible for the Out in the Open project that has brought many muralists to the area including some who are included in this exhibition. Take a look at more preview image below…

Releases: Shepard Fairey “March For Our Lives” Posters

For those planning to join the March For Our Lives march this Saturday, Shepard Fairey (featured) has made some posters available for download (in high res) thru Amplifier and for pick up some thru distribution points. In support of ending gun violence and mass shootings in our schools, the artwork from Obey is just some of the many available pieces you can choose. You can also stop by on Friday, March 23 from 1-6pm to pick up a free poster from Shep’s gallery Subliminal Projects directly if you are […]

Streets: Banksy (New York) – Part II

Taking advantage of his time in New York while there to paint the Houston & Bowery wall (covered), Banksy continued to put his stencil skills to work around town (also see Clock Rat). Another two pieces have been posted to his Instagram – one cleverly shows the price of capitalism and those who suffer as corporations chase profits while the other shows a seal balancing a faded ball (the logo of the old abandoned Mobil gas station) perhaps speaking to environmental concerns. Both murals from […]

Previews: Osgemeos – “Déjà Vu” @ Lehmann Maupin (Hong Kong)

For those needing another reason to travel to Hong Kong during this year’s Art Basel week, Osgemeos will be opening their first solo there at Lehmann Maupin starting March 26th. Entitled Déjà Vu, the new body of work from the twins, which includes new paintings and a sound installation, takes inspiration from their longstanding love for the golden age of hip hop, music, graffiti culture, folk art, and everyday life on the streets. Take a look at some more preview images of the surreal new pieces from the […]

Streets: Okuda // Las Fallas Festival (Valencia, Spain)

Taking place in the middle of March every year in Valencia is the Las Fallas Festival (or Festival of Fire) which has evolved from the feast day for St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters into a five day extravaganza. The highlight of the event is the creation and destruction of a fallas (or ninots), one of which this year was designed by Spanish artist Okuda. The 25m high sculptural piece entitled Universal Equilibrium features his signature vibrant color palette as well as his recognizable prismatic patterns. […]

Overtime: March 12 – 18

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): H&M files lawsuit against graffiti artist Jason “Revok” Williams, then apologizes. Is H&M’s graffiti scandal apology too little too late? Why that story about H&M stealing graffiti isn’t so simple. Street artists in the US have more rights than they thought. How now, they’ll be taken more seriously. The most promising Spring museum shows and biennials around the world. New exhibition focuses on KAWS-style customizations. Dealer Johann König on why art galleries need […]

Streets: Banksy (New York) – Part I

Followers of the work of Banksy and the global street art world would hardly imagine the elusive artist ever taking part in the ongoing Houston Bowery Wall initiative. Yet, on the 15th of March, only two days after his time chasing rat appeared on the busy intersection of Union Square (seen below), the world learned that Bristol’s finest had been added to the list of artists that have painted the wall famous since Keith Haring painted it first in the 70s. Taking his turn at one of […]