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Streets: Miron Milic in Heilbronn

Croatian artist Miron Milic recently visited Heilbronn in Germany, where he created a new mural, titled “Was dich nicht tötet, das Verkrüppelt dich” (What doesn’t kill you, maims you), dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1st World War. Using only two colors, a paint roller and a brush, he created an illustrative style piece as a comment on the famous Nietzsche’s quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. Showing an anonymous soldier, with medals, scared face, and missing arm, this anti-war, non politic piece […]
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Videos: Vhils x Buraka Som Sistema

Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, recently finished another successful collaboration with Portuguese kuduro band Buraka Som Sistema. After working with them in the past on different projects, he took a role of a director (with the help of João Pedro Moreira) this time on their newest video, “Stoopid”. With his rich experience in destruction, controlled chaos and organized madness, and the help of high speed cameras, the result is this fierce video packed with splashing paint, explosion, smashing things, burning objects, and other elements of complete havoc. In the artist’s […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm x Yardbird – Sake Bottle

Next week will be the second year for Art Basel Hong Kong and the country’s art fair edition has grown exponentially to bring in some of the best artwork to the gateway city where East meets West. As AM prepares to visit HK for the fair, we bring you an early look at a cool collaborative project to be unveiled next week. Brooklyn-based artists How & Nosm has been working with Hong Kong food & culture hub Yardbird and Pace Prints to create a limited edition […]
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Releases: Waone x AEC / Interesni Kazki @ The Outsiders

After a few months since they first mentioned their upcoming intaglio etching editions, Ukrainian art duo Interesni Kazki has just announced the release of these long awaited prints. Known for their hyper-surrealistic imagery and large fairy tale-like murals they’ve been creating all over the globe, Waone and AEC worked separately on each of their prints, and sent us a couple of preview images of the finished works. Based on their drawings “In Forests Wilds”, by Waone, and “Music Of The Night”, by AEC, both editions are […]
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Previews: Swoon – “Braddock Tiles Benefit” (Brooklyn) @ Select Art Fair

On Wednesday May 7th, Swoon (featured) and her studio will bring their popular Braddock Tiles benefit event to Brooklyn to kick off the 2014 Select Fair NYC. Similar to her recent BT exhibition in Manhattan, where a slew of great artists contributed prints and original works for charity, Swoon has assembled another great roster of artists to contribute new limited numbered prints, including Alyssa Dennis, Ann Messner, Anton Zolotov, Ashira Siegel, Bill Daniel, Brent Green, Brett Cook, Butch Anthony, Christian Guemy C215, Candice Tripp, Cash For Your […]
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Previews: Miss Van x Olek @ Stolen Space

StolenSpace gallery in London is starting of May with double exhibition by female street artists, Miss Van and Olek. Opening on the 9th of May, ‘Glamorous Darkness’ by Miss Van and ‘Let’s Not Get Caught, Let’s Keep Going’ by OLEK will be showing the newest works by two prominent ladies from the street/urban art world. The artists have previously collaborated on public artworks, and exhibited together in many group shows across the world, but this event will be their first two-person show. Through this show both artists will show mutual appreciation for each […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part III)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) is still in Bangkok, finding out new things about the Thai people and the culture and placing his pieces on the streets. Since his work is focused on modified and morphed flora and fauna, he had to create a special piece for his temporary hometown. His received inspiration after finding out about the local’s obsession with the strongly aromatic durian fruit. He was also visiting a local Thai box club, and pasted one of his pineapple pieces around the corner from it, as well […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Honestly Dishonest” @ Above Second

On May 16th, Coates & Scarry will be presenting new works from D*Face (interviewed) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong. Set to open during the week of Art Basel, Honestly Dishonest will feature 18 new pieces from the UK-based street artist which speak to society’s increasing appetite for information. Assembling imagery that mimics the snippets of commercial output that barrages our minds every day, the reconstructed pieces form something new. Discuss D*Face here.
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Overtime: April 28 – May 4

More stories from the week that ended May 4 (click on the bolded words for more information): WSJ looks at a day in the life with Dan Colen as he prepares for this Brant Foundation show. At least 20 are killed in Syria after the finishing touches were put on children’s art exhibition. Ai Weiwei removed from Shanghai show about history of Chinese contemporary art due to governmental pressure. The artist also denounces sci-fi Kickstarter film that used his name and image to promote the […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part II)

We just heard back from Ludo, (interviewed) who is still in Bangkok putting up works around the Thai capital and shooting a video for his upcoming solo show in the UK, all while fighting the hot humid weather. Last time we heard from him (covered), he started to get a better feel of the city and realized how many interesting spots there are. Even government and royal family-related buildings being strictly off limits, he is having a hard time deciding which walls to place his works on. The armed […]