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Releases: Patrick Martinez – “Word Play” Limited Edition Neon Sign

We have featured Patrick Martinez and his neon signage before here on AM, especially the coverage of his solo show Hustlemania at Known Gallery back in March. This particular aspect of his work typically is influenced by hip hop phraseology leading a transformation of this common advertising motif into something completely different. Fans will now be able to add one of these signs affordably to their collection as Patrick is releasing a unique limited edition. WORD PLAY will come in a run of 20, sized at […]

Openings / Signings: “HEROES & VILLAINS” @ Launch LA

This past Thursday, Launch LA and ZERO+ Publishing put together a signing and release event to go along with the book titled Heroes & Villains with over thirty different artists featured in the book in attendance giving the fans a chance  to meet some of their favorite artists all in one place. This volume is a collection of incredible portraits shot and collected by photographers Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho during the last six years. The list of personalities included in this book feature a […]

Teaser: Eric Haze – “New Mathematics” @ Known Gallery

We last caught up with Eric Haze when he was in Los Angeles working on an installation for The Standard Hotel and at the New York 3D Art Book signing in May. For fans on the West Coast, you’ll be pleased to know that after just returning from Beijing, the NY graffiti legend will be hitting up Los Angeles with a more in-depth showing at the Known Gallery after giving you only a taste of his skills at MOCA’s Art in the Streets. Of course, […]

Fame Fest ‘ 11: NeSpoon

As the opening (Sept. 24th) of the Fame Festival draws nearer, the last few artists will be touching down to put their mark on the walls of Grottaglie. The most recent visitor was Polish artist NeSpoon and she stayed for 3 weeks, taking advantage of the unique history of the town and learning some new techniques from a local ceramics master. She spent her time in the streets using a variety of methods to get her message across including stencils, ceramic installs, and lace. The […]

Teaser: Nuart ’11

The lineup for this year’s Nuart Festival was recently announced with most of the artists participating featured on AM in the past including Dan Witz, David Choe, Vhils, Herbert Baglione, Lucy McLauchlan, Dolk, Herakut, Tellas, Escif, Hyuro, Phlegm, and DVS 1. For 2011, for the annual event held in Stavenger, Norway, the artists will be painting in seven large abandoned tunnels which will form the basis of this year’s show with additional work in the streets around Tou Scene as well. The dates of the […]

Previews: José Parlá – “Character Gestures” @ OHWOW (LA)

José Parlá explores that delicate balance between creation and destruction. As if ancient relics recovered from some archeological dig, his paintings are like modern hieroglyphs each telling a story of a time and place, that of the here and now. While taking on a timeless feel, the protagonist in his tale has always been the city. Dynamic juxtapositions – roughness and fluidity, complexity and minimalism, harmony and chaos – illuminate the soul of his urban muse. With his first solo exhibition since Walls, Diaries, and […]

Streets: REVOK, RIME, ROIDS, POSE, and OMENS (Chicago)

As you know, REVOK, RIME, and ROID recently opened a fantastic new show Perseverance at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles (covered). The three writers were actually in Detroit prior to the show working on the paintings and incubating ideas. Apparently, they also found time to make a pit stop in Chicago to paint this wall before heading to California. POSE (who collaborated on a couple pieces with Revok for the show) and OMENS also worked on this mural with the trio together. Closer looks […]

Preview / Installation: Swoon – “Anthropocene Extinction” @ Boston ICA

After presenting The Big Easy with her stunning Thalassa installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in June, Swoon (interviewed) is moving on to her next project.  On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has commissioned the Brooklyn-based artist to create an installation for the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. The 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture entitled Anthropocene Extinction will soar over 40 feet, be accented by her signature labor intensive cut paper, and will be unveiled this Saturday, […]

Releases / Signings: “HEROES & VILLAINS” @ Launch LA

Tomorrow night (7-10pm), September 1st in Los Angeles at Launch LA, the HEROES & VILLAINS signing and release event will be the place to be. With at least 30 artists rumored to be on hand, this would be a perfect opportunity to get your book autographed. The beautiful glossy publication features photographic portraits by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho of many of the artists you have grown to love on AM. Included are also in-depth interviews and an introductory essay by Amanda Erlanson. Also, an […]
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Contests: TrustoCorp – Tabloid Magazine Interventions

After prominent public interventions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, you’ve probably got the memo that no place is too far to travel for the urban collective known as TrustoCorp. Check out their latest project poking fun at our secret guilty pleasure – the tabloid magazines. Similar to their hilarious NYC rebranding campaign, they’ve gone into magazine stands, bookstores and pharmacies throughout Hollywood, Manhattan, Williamsburg, LAX and JFK to drop copies of these little artistic interventions for the unsuspecting public. No details were spared […]