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Releases: Hell’s Half Acre Catalogue

We caught a glimpse of the Hell’s Half Acre (covered) catalogue a while back on Conor Harrington (interviewed) blog, but the official release had not happened yet at that time. It now looks like the booklet documenting the epic exhibition is available for purchase here priced at only £10. Pics of some of the layouts after the jump…
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Openings: Kenny Scharf – “Naturafutura” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

On Thursday night, AM attended the double feature opening for Kenny Scharf at Paul Kasmin’s two galleries – the project space hosted Three Dozen (more on that soon), while in the primary space, Naturafutura was a showcase for numerous large scale paintings which drew inspiration from Kenny’s bi-coastal studio in Bahia, Brazil. The vibrant colors and subjects reflect this unique zone where lush jungles meet the warm tropical waters. You may also remember this bright color palette and style from his recent mural on the corner […]

Interview: SR-1 (Founder and President of THR Crew)

For even the casual fan of street art and graf, the THR (The Human Race and/or The Heart Revealed) crew is certainly one that they may have some familiarity with. Perhaps because of his high profile, most would associate the moniker as something that shows up frequently in Barry McGee’s work. The origins and philosophies behind the crew go much deeper though – something that was explored recently by Dan Plasma as he talked with the founder and president – SR-1. Take a look at […]

Previews: Sickboy – ‘Burning Desire’ @ Yellowpants Gallery Lisbon

If temples and typography set your world on fire, then Sickboy’s upcoming exhibition should be right up your street. Burning Desire opens this Thursday 3rd February in Lisbon. Presented by Yellowpants Gallery, we hear that the Sickboy has been in town since last weekend, so expect some heavy installation work from him. Some more preview flicks after the jump.

Streets: Phlegm (Rotherham)

UK street artist Phlegm recently painted this new piece, Whale of a Time, at the Riverside car park in Rotherham. Already damaged by the rain, the mural will be replaced in about a month and he also plans to paint a giant squid and another boat. More views after the jump…

Preview: TOYKIO & café POP-UP

Our friends at TOYKIO Gallery are ready to unveil their latest project in Düsseldorf, Germany – a POP-UP located in the Japanese district of the city. This rad space will not only house the gallery, but also serve as a full-time coffee shop for fans wanting to sit down and soak up an amazing array of works from around the world from notables such as Banksy, JR, Mark Ryden, Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Ricky Powell, Swoon & D*Face. You will find some of these artists’ rarest […]

Video: REVOK – “On The Run”

It looks like EIKNARF has been putting together a series of videos on MSK AWR affiliated writers (check out the one on NORM here.) Take a look at the interview above as REVOK talks a little about his beginnings, the origins of Seventh Letter, and the state of graffiti (past and present). As an added bonus, check out some pics of a recent billboard takeover posted to his blog after the jump…

Overtime: Jan. 23 – Jan. 30

Looks like the Ron English winter camouflage deer has company. Pioneering conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim has passed away The battle for supremacy and sustainability for art fairs in Los Angeles. How would you like your name in lights, courtesy of John Baldessari and the Sydney Festival 2011? Happy Famous Artists Visited David Shrigley’s M – Museum exhibition in Belgium. Some new prints by Harland Miller coming soon via Other Criteria Damien Hirst is looking for another assistant. An Introduction to the urban conceptual installations of […]

Preview: ‘A’ – Steve More & Remi/Rough @ Blackall Studios, London

AM recently brought you a view from both Steve More and Remi/Rough’s respective studios here and here in the run up to their collaborative exhibition entitled A, which opens on Tuesday 1st February at London’s Blackall Studios, and we thought it would be apt to bring a reminder of the show with a preview of a few of the works from each of the artists. A is an entirely self funded affair, and and you can read some of Remi’s thoughts on putting such an […]

Teaser: POW WOW (Hawaii)

Coming up in February, after it’s debut in Hong Kong last year, the second annual POW WOW will make it’s appearance in Hawaii. The event, which will feature live art, is the brainchild of Jasper Wong (Above Second), is a gathering of creative minds including artists 123Klan, Jeff Hamada, Meggs, Will Barras, and Wu Yue along with local artists Jesico Serrano, Kamea Hadar, and Prime. AM will be there for some on-site coverage so check back for more info as well as the POW WOW […]