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Showing: Skewville – ‘Slow Your Roll’ @ High Roller Society

Slow Your Roll, the first UK solo show by Brooklyn art duo Skewville, launched last Friday at High Roller Society. AM took advantage of the East London gallery’s new Sunday opening hours to visit over the weekend in the calm of a non-preview atmosphere. On the way, we spotted one of Skewville’s recent outdoor pieces, featuring the painted and foam-stamped word “BEEF” aptly done on the shopfront shutter of a local butcher. Plenty of stamps were also in evidence along the Regent’s Canal towpath, at […]

Blek Le Rat x Hugo – Berlin Stencil Contest

It’s always cool to see companies give back and sponsor the arts. This time, Hugo Create collaborated with Blek Le Rat to put together a contest for the artist in you. Your homework assignment is to create a work of stencil art based on the inspiration brought on by the city of Berlin. What’s in it for you? Well, Hugo is going to select 5 winners to receive flights and accommodations to Berlin. The winners will be attending a little creative jam session with Blek, […]

Studio Visit / Preview: LUDO – “La Belle Vie” @ Starkart Gallery (Zurich)

Since his last public art intervention earlier this year (covered), Paris-based street artist, LUDO (interviewed), has been working tirelessly within the indoor confines of his studio, preparing for his first full fledged solo exhibition. Opening Thursday, April 7th, La Belle Vie will be an ambitious undertaking for the French talent, as he fills the 15 rooms of Zurich’s Starkart Gallery with his weapon clad insects and other nature based imagery fused with technological components, often with sociopolitical slants. Consisting of approximately 18 graphite and oil […]

Streets: Phlegm in Sheffield

Whilst visiting Sheffield at the weekend, AM came across this new city centre piece from Phlegm. This cool sequential piece looks like it could have jumped straight out of the pages of the latest issue of his comic; and was painted over an older style colour Phlegm piece – the evidence of which can be seen seeping through the red background and also still partly intact top left of the shot. It seems that Phlegm is working his way across town painting over some of […]
Raymond Pettibon & Shepard Fairey collab

Openings: “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die” @ Subliminal Projects

When AM recently visited Shepard Fairey at his studio in Los Angeles, he also took us on a private tour of Subliminal Project’s latest exhibition Too Fast To Live, Too Young to Die. The group show curated by Katherine B. Cone and Jon Cournoyer is a selection of photography, art and ephemera from the California punk and hardcore scene emphasizing the explosive period of the late 70’s to early 80’s. Artists included Raymond Pettibon, Shepard Fairey, Glen E. Friedman, Jenny Lens, Dave Markey, Jordan Schwartz […]

Streets: Kid Acne’s giant ‘Art-Fag’ in Sheffield

AM ventured over to the wilds of South Yorkshire this weekend to visit the studio of Kid Acne, who is currently putting together a new body of work for his upcoming solo show at StolenSpace entitled Rhythm is a Dancer. More on that later…. The call of the outdoors apparently got the better of him though as he painted this huge ‘Art-Fag’ in the same spot as his Stick to the Plan slogan piece from last year. You can see it for miles around as […]
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Openings: Hueless @ Mallick Williams & Co.

We recently attended the opening of Hueless, a group show of black and white works at Malick Williams & Co. Although the exhibition may have lacked color, it certainly did not lack artistry, with an exciting selection of monochromatic pieces by the likes of D Face, Shepard Fairey, Erik Haze, Curtis Kulig, Pete Watts and Skullphone. The show, most likely unofficially, also extended beyond the walls of the gallery, with several street pieces popping up on the adjacent blocks. Take a look at all our […]

Overtime: March 14 – March 20

God of Toy’s diorama tribute to Banksy. The AP and Obey Clothing settle their copyright dispute. Something new on the streets from Phlegm and Michael De Feo. An interview with Skewville on Vandalog. Graffiti artist Smear may be prevented from profiting from sale of art in galleries.  Also, he got arrested and had his home searched this week. Trains with some post-graffiti abstrations. Legendary and esteemed art historian Leo Steinberg has passed away at the age of 90. Memoir fabricator & Oprah Winfrey nemesis James […]

Volta ’11 – Mark Jenkins @ Carmichael Gallery

VOLTA was a fair during Armory Week that had each gallery bring a single artist to feature. LA’s Carmichael Gallery showcased the talents of street artist Mark Jenkins. The Family Room booth housed many great sculptures from Mark that had fair attendees constantly stopping with double takes when encountering his eye catching pieces. Check it out after the jump.

Streets: Ethos (Sao Paulo)

Claudio Ethos, whose surrealistic street mural in Paris we recently featured, has been busy doing more painting. The Brazilian artist certainly has a way of catching the eye with his play on proportions and his imaginative imagery.  This new piece was done in his home country in its largest city – Sao Paolo. Take a look at what else he has been up to on Unurth. Discuss Ethos here.