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Streets: All City Canvas (Mexico) Part II

After a first look at the All City Canvas in Mexico City, we have returned for some second helpings. Most of the artists have completed their pieces like El Mac, Saner, ROA, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, Escif and Herakut. From the photos, we can also see that Aryz has started work on his piece. It’s not often you get so many artists in the same place, and even more rare to see them all go so large. Photo credit: Rodrigo Medina except instagram photos (as labelled).

Rewind: April 30 – May 6

We start this week’s summary of videos with a timelapse from Colin M. Day of German duo Herakut in action. Watch as Jasmin & Falk aka Hera & Akut get their paint on for a piece in their Loving the Exiled showing in San Francisco (covered). Other worthy videos include: Christie’s is auctioning Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1. A closer look at Tim Biskup’s part of the Emoticon Project. A chance to win a Thomas Campbell flower courtesy of HUCK Magazine. Talking to […]

Overtime: April 30 – May 6

Frank Faryab spends £2million proving oil painting he bought is lost JMW Turner masterpiece. The Scream pastel drawing on cardboard by Munch sells for a record $120 million at Sotheby’s.  Speculation on who may have won it.  Adjusting for inflation, the piece is not the most expensive artwork ever sold. The Getty cutting about 9% of its workforce in order to buy more art. Suit over WWII Norton Simon artwork enters final phase & could have far reaching implications. Tate favoring new art too much over […]

Streets: World Round (April 30 – May 6)

For our streets roundup this week, we’ll start with this interesting new piece in Detroit. The mural painted by SEVER was taken from the Instagram feed of SABER (interviewed) and looks to be a tribute piece to some of the greats in the street art scene like Barry McGee, Os Gemeos, Kaws, Futura, and Shepard Fairey. Other walls you should take notice of include pieces from Chris Stain (Baltimore), Kid Zoom & Reka (Australia), Tellas & Moneyless (Poland), Jon Burgerman (Canada), Phlegm (UK), Jaz (Baltimore), Otto […]

Art Focus: Eduardo Kobra

Brazilian street muralist Eduardo Kobra is the chosen artist for this week’s Art Focus. The Sao Paulo-born painter’s public art is sometimes politically motivated with messages on pollution, global warming, deforestation, war, and more although much of his work is nostalgic with the purpose to simply beautify the urban environment. He has also worked on projects with major corporations such as Coca Cola, Nestlé, Chevrolet, Ford, Roche, Johnnie Walker, just to name a few. More photos of his work after the jump…

Preview: Dabs Myla – “Break Night Lovers” @ Known Gallery

Tomorrow night (May 5th), Known Gallery will be the place to be if you are interested in seeing the newest solo show from Dabs Myla. Break Night Lovers will feature the duo from down under’s cartoonish stylings executed in the form of new paintings, drawings, and installations. From what we have seen in preview photos, there will be a good amount of customized three-dimensional pieces as well. More pics after the jump…

Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland)

Last we saw of Conor Harrington (interviewed), he was hitting London with an impressive new collection of paintings at Lazarides (covered) of which you can see the some of the photoshoot and photoreferences here by the way. While the successful showing was no doubt satisfying, it did not quench his thirst for outdoor work. On a recent trip back to his home country, he painted this new quickie mural outside of Lurgan, Ireland. Discuss Conor Harrington here.

Update: JR x Jose Parla – “Wrinkles of the City” (Cuba)

As we mentioned back in March along with set of photos from JR (featured) taken during a trip to Cuba, the French photograffeur was prepping for the next phase of his The Wrinkles Of The City project. It looks like that project has been started already as a collaboration with Jose Parla in Havana as evidenced by a glimpse of the action in the pic above. We’ll bring you more news soon but for now, enjoy more photos from Cuba after the jump…

Google: Happy Birthday Keith Haring!

With the late Keith Haring’s birthday today (May 4th), Google has put up a tribute icon at the top of the search page. The street legend would have been 54 years old today if not for his untimely death in 1990. This “google doodle” is just one in a long series of variants that have celebrated a multitude of topics that feature art familiar to AM readers including Murakami, Norman Rockwell, and Jackson Pollock. Discuss Keith Haring here.

Streets: All City Canvas (Mexico) Part I

With the proliferation of the street art movement and its popularity, the number of quality street art festivals and projects around the world continues to grow at a rapid pace. The next one that we have to tell you about is All City Canvas in Mexico City. Boasting a star studded lineup including ROA, Vhils, Saner, Sego, Herakut, Escif, Aryz, Interesni Kazki, and El Mac, this event has certainly grabbed the attention of public art fans out there including here at AM. Take a look […]