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Streets: James Bullough // Art United Us (Kiev)

After sharing with you murals from Rustam Qbic & Sebas Valasco for the Art United Us project in Kiev, we now return with photos of the latest addition to the series of works from James Bullough. The massive undertaking will eventually feature 200 walls painted during the next 2 years around the world to raise public awareness and attention to the problem of war, aggression and violence. Bullough further explains his piece – “At a time when conflict and confusion have a hold in so many corners […]
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Upcoming: Nuart 2016 (Part I)

One of the world’s oldest street art festivals and the one that paved the way for other similar events around the globe, Nuart in Stavanger, Norway, recently started announcing the lineup for their 2016 edition. With half of the roster being publicly revealed, and AM being there to report from the 8th – 10th of September, we’re excited to share with you the artists that will be creating new exclusive work around Norway’s oil capital and inside the legendary Tou Scene. Marking two important anniversaries that relate to street […]
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Previews: Pejac – ‘Law of the Weakest’ Pop-Up Show (London)

Law of the Weakest, the first major solo exhibition by Spanish artist Pejac, opens this Friday, 22 July in London. Held at Londonewcastle Project Space (28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP), the pop-up will run until Sunday 31 July. AM initially mentioned a forthcoming show back in January. Yesterday, we had a look around during the setup, taking just a few snapshots so as to not ruin the whole surprise. The exhibition will be an ambitious affair incorporating around 35 pieces: paintings on canvas and wood; […]
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Releases: Finok – “Afogando Mágoas (Drowning Sorrows)” Print

A few days ago, Raphael Sagarra aka Finok self-released his latest limited edition. Combining giclee and silkscreen, the Brazilian artist produced Afogando Mágoas (Drowning Sorrows) in an edition of 140 + 20 AP’s. The image is a classic example of Finok’s signature works – using dominating green tones, he mixed traditional elements from Brazilian folk art with his playful graffiti-based characters. Depicting a bottle with a face drowning inside surrounded by 5 golden suns, the edition was created on Hahnemuhle 188g  cotton paper measuring 35 cm x 25 cm (13.7 x 9.8 inches approx), and is […]
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Releases: Kevin Cyr – “4 Queens” Print

Kevin Cyr recently released a print through Dynamo Editions entitled 4 Queens in a low edition of 25 featuring some of his signature distressed and graffiti covered vehicles.  Interestingly enough as you can see from the photos below, the van started blank before the Brooklyn-based artist starts his hand embellishing process. The print is sized at 16 x 20″ and costs $375 here for those interested in adding it to their collection. Discuss Kevin Cyr here.
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Overtime: July 11 – July 17

More stories from the week that ended July 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Patrick Jackson’s Drawings and Reliefs at Ghebaly Gallery is an Artforum Critic’s Pick. RIP: Alan Vega, who passed away at the age of 78. RIP: Bill Jones, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Gabrielle “Gabby” Tillman, who passed away at the age of 23 after taking her own life. RIP: Harold E. “Hank” Muma, who died at the age of 94 due to respiratory failure Boyle Heights Alliance Against Artwashing and […]
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Recap: Seth – “Range Ta Chabre” @ Teatro India (999 Contemporary)

As previously reported, on the 7th of July, after two months of participating in 999 Foundation’s Artist Resistance Residency in Rome, Seth aka Julien Malland opened his solo show entitled Range Ta Chambre (Clean Up Your Room). Placed in an abandoned soap factory, the exhibition turned out to be quite an experience. Without any canvases being on display, the event was focused on exploring the abandoned factory in effort to revitalize it as a future social and creative hub. The entry and “only” room included an incomplete installation created with colorful waste from around […]
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Streets: Nychos (Rhode Island)

This week in Providence, Nychos continued his hectic schedule with a snow leopard mural for the INFLUX public art festival put on by The Avenue Concept. The nonprofit organization working to bring sustainable public art to Rhode Island welcomed in the Austrian artist (with the help of INOPERAbLE) to paint his distinctive cartoonish dissected imagery for the project concentrated in two locations – downtown Providence and the “Cultural Corridor” between Classical and Central High Schools. Take a look at more photos of the piece below… Photo […]
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Releases: Dabs Myla x Vans Collection

Continuing their design work, Dabs Myla recently collaborated with Vans on a footwear and apparel collection for women featuring the duo’s imagery. Included in the set are the classic Sk8-Hi Sli, Authentic and Classic Slip-Ons shoes as well as a T-shirt, hoodie, tee dress, backpack, trucker hat, and canoodle socks. Influenced by their work on the streets, mid century aesthetic, and theatrical cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, it looks like the Aussie husband and wife team have chosen some distinctive graphics to accent the selected items. Head […]
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Streets: Sebas Velasco (Kiev)

Week after week, new murals are being painted all around Kiev as a part of the ongoing ArtUnitedUs festival curated by Geo Leros, Iryna Kanishcheva and Waone Interesni Kazki. Sebas Velasco was one of the artists that recently visited the Ukrainian capital and left his mark on its urban landscape. For this piece, Spanish artist picked a selection of his personal photographs showing different images of the city featuring night lights, graffiti, typography and architecture, as well as a portrait of a friendly local that invited […]