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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: ROA (Berlin)

Belgium-based ROA was recently in Berlin for a solo showing (covered) and of course, he couldn’t leave town without painting some walls. The massive project came together with the help of KJOSK & Skalitzers and features some of his signature imagery of creatures hung up and stacked together. More photos by Just for Ekosystem after the jump…

Overtime: July 11 – July 17

Ron English putting on the finishing touches to his four foot dunny. Kevin Earl Taylor visited by My Love For You. Album cover design for Mastodon by A.J. Fosik. Doktor A showing Berlin and Chicago. Amy Sol brings along some watercolors for sketching on camping trip. Shepard Fairey appears on The Dinner Party Download. Dscreet directs the trailer for Kid Acne’s upcoming museum show in Sheffield. Two new prints from Part2ism. Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA opened his latest performance in Lisboa. Lush interviewed by Vandalog, Fafi interviewed by Hypebeast. New work on […]

Streets: RETNA @ West Hollywood Library Project (Part I)

Drawing comparisons to his recent mural at the Pasadena Museum of California Art for the Street Cred exhibition (covered), RETNA (featured) lent his street calligraphy to an ambitious new project with Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles. We’ll have more for you as Shep and Scharf get in the mix, but head over to the West Hollywood Library if you are interested in seeing some of these street legends in progress. More pics after the jump…

Streets / Contests: Anthony Lister (Los Angeles)

Last week, we ran a contest asking readers to guess which artist’s new posters (girl with purple mask) were hitting the streets of Los Angeles. As several astute fans were able to figure out, the person behind this new work is none other than Anthony Lister (interviewed), who will be in town for an event later this month. For those who guessed wrong or missed on on the last giveaway, don’t worry – just leave a comment here to get a chance to win some […]

Openings: TOYKIO Gallery & Café

At the beginning of this year, we brought you photos of the pop-up location of TOYKIO Gallery & café while they worked feverishly to get their main space set up for their official launch. Well, if the pop-up brought the bang, then this new location brings the boom! We just got word that Toykio finally opened their doors to their luxurious duplex location. The upstairs houses a beautiful café while downstairs you can see some art work from familiar names like Banksy, JR, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey,Ron English, Ricky Powell, Swoon, D*Face, and […]

Openings: Burning Candy – “A Fist Full of Paint” @ Tony’s (London)

  Last week, AM went along to the opening night at Tony’s, London, to grab some pics and get a feel of East London’s Burning Candy exhibition A Fist full of Paint.  Knowing the exterior had been brilliantly tagged with a paint filled fire extinguisher, it was good to see the interior had been done in the same style. The floor and the walls had all been touched by the western style showdown paint fight that had taken place. This was recreated throughout the night […]

Showing: Meggs – ‘Inner Demons’ @ Zero Cool / Red Bull Studios

A couple of weeks back AM went along to take a look at Meggs‘ first London solo exhibition entitled Inner Demons. Hosted by Zero Cool at pop-up space Red Bull Studios, Meggs pulled together a collection of work from the many facets of his output using a combination of paintings, sculpture, assemblage and an intense installation comprising a demonic masked figure seated amidst a variety of porn, hooker calling cards, spent blunts, Chinese hell money, a crack pipe and emptied bottles of alcohol. Moving further […]

Preview: “Miss Danger on the Loose” @ LAB ART Los Angeles

Street art – characterized by its illegal nature, activity in rough neighborhoods late at night, demanding physical stamina, and the occasional running from cops – has historically been a young man’s endeavor.  Thankfully, there have been notable exceptions.  In San Francisco, the late Margaret Kilgallen helped revolutionize the genre and form the influential Mission School art movement.  Swoon graced the walls, doors, and subways of New York with her gorgeous wheatpastes of friends, family, and those whose stories she wanted to bring to light.  Los […]

Streets: Buff Monster (Los Angeles)

Just several days ago, LA-based and pink enthusiast Buff Monster (featured) re-visited a spot he hit up years ago above Hollywood Boulevard and pasted up an updated piece featuring his signature imagery. The busy artist who also recently patined up Bristol and London with wall murals will be showing along with Jeremyville at the Cotton Candy Machine starting on August 5th in New York. For now, check out more photos taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Releases: David Choe – “Dirty Hands” DVD & Live Streaming

Provocative street artist David Choe (featured) is finally releasing the long awaited DVD for his documentary Dirty Hands through Upper Playground. The movie, put together by Harry Kim, originally premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival to multiple sold-out screenings and went on to win the Best Documentary award at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. As a bonus, 121 of David Choe’s Munko vinyl figures will be given away randomly to anybody who purchases a DVD during the pre-sale. The double-disc DVD-set features over […]