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Video: El Mac – “Kosoom by the Mekong” (Vietnam)

We last caught up with El Mac when he was collaborating with Augustine Kofie on a mural for the Pasadena Street Cred exhibition (covered). But, if you remember before that, we had featured his tour around the world where he dropped bombs on Dublin, Hawaii, Singapore, and Vietnam in August of 2010. Now, a sweet video has been recently released of part of that trip where he got up in Ho Chi Minh City. Discuss El Mac here.

Showing: “Hall of Fame (Part 3)” @ David Bloch Gallery (Morocco)

Currently showing in Morocco at the David Bloch Gallery is their summer group show, apparently part 3 of their Hall of Fame series. Of interest, among a group of international artists, is the inclusion of some artists we follow like Dave Kinsey, Augustine Kofie, and Remed. The show runs through August, so stop by if you happen to be in Marrakech. Otherwise, take a look at some pics Kinsey sent us after the jump…

Teaser: “Zero To Sixty” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On July 1st, the Corey Helford Gallery will be celebrating their five year anniversary in style. The Culver City showspace will be hosting a group show featuring many of the artists that have exhibited with them in the past including Todd Schorr, Joe Sorren, Gary Baseman, Ray Caesar, Sas & Colin Christian, D*Face, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, Brandi Milne, Kazuki Takamatsu, SHAG, Dave Kinsey, Adam Wallacavage, Greg Simkins, David Stoupakis, Meggs, Nick Walker, Kent Williams, Luke Chueh, Mia, Amy Sol, Stella Im Hultberg and many […]

Openings: Geoff McFetridge – “US AS A LOGO” @ V1 Gallery

Last week in Copenhagen, LA-based Geoff McFetridge opened his show US AS A LOGO at the V1 Gallery. The multidisciplinary artist, who seems to have no creative boundaries, has worked with poetry, animation, graphic design, creating title sequences for movies like Virgin Suicides, Adaptation and Where The Wild Things Are as well as the skateboard ramps seen in the Art in the Streets exhibition. If you remember, he was also one of the featured artists for Lance Armstrong’s series of Stages shows (covered). For this […]
Faile Book Launch & Popup Show in NY

Teaser: Faile – “A Decade of Prints & Originals” @ Post No Bills

You may remember in September of last year, Brookyln duo Faile held a pop-op show (covered) on the Lower East Side in New York. It now looks like Los Angeles will also get a taste of what the Patricks have to offer on June 24th with a somewhat similar but more extensive type show held at Post No Bills, a Venice-based print shop. With over a decades worth of archived works on paper, limited edition prints, and hand painted originals, many of which have never […]
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Preview: “Assorted Flavor” @ Known Gallery

This Saturday night at the Known Gallery, seven artists get together to present Assorted Flavor. With a diverse lineup of Kevin Ancell, Jason Jagel, Saber, Augustine Kofie, Greg Lamarche, Push, and Patrick Martinez lining the walls of the LA Gallery, this is one show you want to add to your calendar. From the advance look of one of his neon pieces above, Martinez isn’t shy about making his thoughts on the state of hip hop known. More preview images from some of the artists after the […]
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Openings: Marco Zamora – “New Work” @ POVevolving Gallery

Over this past weekend, the POVevolving Gallery hosted Marco Zamora’s new artwork which continues to explore the artist’s fascination with the urban landscape. Featuring large scale paintings and a structure completely formed with cinder blocks, Zamora manages to explore what it means to live within the constructs of a city. For the visitor, it’s easy to take notice of the artist’s appreciation for this type of setting which is captured with rich monochrome shadows and bright pastel colors that streak across the paintings. However, further […]

Streets: Blu (Germany)

After his team effort with compatriot Ericailcane in Fabriano, Italy, the fast moving Blu has moved on to and completed the new mural we told you about in Germany. Wouldn’t we all like to chop off the Medusa head of rising gasoline prices? This wall was painted in Cologne as part of the Cityleaks Urban Art Festival which also includes involvement from Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Claudio Ethos, Faith47, Escif, Herbert Baglione, Roa, Sam3, Lucy McLauchlan and Will Barras among others. A closer look at the head […]

Live Painting: Anthony Lister @ ProjectRoom (Berlin)

Aussie street artist Anthony Lister (interviewed) recently hit up Berlin’s ProjectRoom (Jaybo’s showspace).  You may remember other events held there like the collaboration between Remi/Rough – Jaybo – Juice 126 or the Herakut live painting. Apparently this will be kicking off a six day painting marathon for Lister in German capital. More photos after the jump…

Banksy – “Gas Mask Boy” @ Sotheby’s

What appears to be a previously unseen piece from Banksy by the general public has surfaced for an auction at Sotheby’s London at the end of the month. The piece created in 2010 and entitled Gas Mask Boy was probably acquired directly from the artist with appoximate overall dimensions of 27″ x 39″. If you remember, there was a somewhat similar image on a postcard included in the Exit Through The Gift Shop DVD set. Happy bidding to those that can afford the estimate of $97,000 – […]