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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: ROA (Stockholm)

In contrast to the tropical weather AM is experiencing here in Hawaii for POW WOW, it looks like Stockholm is still experiencing a cold front. As you must know by now after reading our preview article, ROA was in Sweden for a solo show recently (more on this later). While there, the Belgium street muralist braved the snow to put up this seal piece for his fans to enjoy. More photos after the jump…

Video: Anthony Lister @ New Image Art (Teaser)

This upcoming Thursday, February 23rd, Anthony Lister (interviewed) will be showcasing a new body of work during his solo exhibition (previewed) at LA’s New Image Art. Focusing on the central theme of beauty and the twisted form of the ballerina, this collection of paintings will bring to the foreground Lister’s meticulous technique of blending his figurative style with an aura of abstraction. Although the Aussie  street artist has been out on the streets of Los Angeles painting murals (covered), he’s also been hard at work inside his […]

Openings: POW WOW ’12 @ Loft In Space

Last night, after a week of painting murals throughout the city (more on this later), the artists of POW WOW got together for an opening party at Loft In Space. The art festival brought many quality street and graffiti artists to the island, the likes of which are not often seen in Hawaii. This fact combined with the inclusion of local talent brought out a huge crowd of art lovers and admirers to the gallery, and the surrounding areas as they walked to various walls around […]

Overtime: Feb 13 – Feb 19

Behind the Scenes of Joyce Pensato’s exhibition at Friedrich Petzel. Sir Frank Dicksee’s painting “Romeo and Juliet” voted the UK’s most romantic work of art. Experts think Silicon Valley may fail to build community due to lack of art investment. Study discovers that fear heightens the appreciation of abstract art. Charles Saatchi urges Britain to sell its JMW Turners in order to buy contemporary art. Marc Jancou sues Sotheby’s & Cady Noland after Noland work was withdrawn from auction. Son of dentist who fled Nazi […]

POW WOW ’12: Preview

Besides all the walls being beautified around industrial district of Kaka’ako in Hawaii, Loft In Space will also be opening up a gallery show tonight (6-10pm) that will put the indoor skills of each artist to the test. Besides some canvas pieces from most POW WOW participants, two other side projects will open on the second floor of the showspace. Eugene Kan of Hypebeast has curated a photography exhibition titled Day Job? and Arktip magazine has created a pop up shop specifically for the show. […]

Benefits: “Art on the Move” Auction @ White Walls

Opening tonight at the White Walls Gallery tonight in San Francisco will be a charity show benefiting the Oceanic Awareness Collaboration. The Art on the Move auction features originals and limited editions from a long list of artists including Brian Viveros, Shepard Fairey, Peter Gronquist, Jacub Gagnon, Luke Chueh, Charlie Immer, Pedro Matos, and more. The bidding will take place from 6PM to 10:30PM at the gallery, but you can place off-site bids by calling (415) 684-2188, (415) 931-1500 or (949) 326-3290. Bidding will begin […]

POW WOW ‘ 12 / Streets: 123Klan x Slick x Flying Fortress

Across from Loft In Space, the neighboring wall was attacked by 123Klan, Slick, and Flying Fortress for some of the outdoor portion go POW WOW. Almost completed, the piece features elements specific to Hawaii like their love for shaved ice, volcanoes, and orchids to more serious topics like how Dole Pineapple has affected the indigenous people. Makes sure you make out to the opening tonight (6-10pm) to see the mural in person, but for now – more detailed shots after the jump…

Art Focus: Shawn Huckins

An interesting juxtaposition of old masters like imagery and modern text abbreviation  – this series of paintings from Shawn Huckins is our Art Focus for the week. The premise for this particular set of works is Huckins’ view of the history of the United States as bookended by two revolutions – one being political in the 18th century and the other being technological in the 21st century. He combines both of these ideas into each piece melding painting and portraiture from the earlier revolutionary period […]

Teaser: Todd James – “King of the Wild Frontier” @ Gering & Lopez

Returning to NY for a showing at Gering & López, site of his show in early 2010, Street Market alumni Todd James will be presenting a whole new body of work on March 1st. King of the Wild Frontier will no doubt feature the artist otherwise known as REAS’ signature colorful and sardonic takes on various topics including perhaps politics and war. Discuss Todd James here.

Openings: KAWS – “Down Time” @ High Museum of Art

Last night, AM attended the early viewing of Brian Donnelly’s (a.k.a. KAWS) latest museum exhibition Downtime and artist talk at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The impressive multi-level showcase featured both old and new works from the Brooklyn based artist. Upon entering the piazza we were greeted by our old friend the Passing Through Companion in the atrium. Next up was a pavilion installation that housed an array of original drawings, vinyl works and a series of collaborative paintings on photographs with fashion photographer David […]