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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: Kenny Scharf (New York)

The changing of the guards is in progress as the legendary mural space on the corner of Bowery & Houston in New York’s SoHo is set to undergo a new transformation under the spray cans of street legend Kenny Scharf. The iconic wall which housed the Haring tribute transitioned to Os Gemeos to Shepard Fairey to Barry McGee and now back full circle to Kenny Scharf who was a peer and friend to the late Keith Haring. AM caught up with Kenny at the spot […]

Teaser: Basel Week Miami ’10: New Image Art

New Image Art’s lineup for this year’s Art Basel Week looks sharp and could be one of the more anticipated offerings at 2010’s art extravaganza in Miami. Headlined by Osgemeos, who have been holed up at Retna’s studio working on new paintings, the list of artists will also include Judith Supine, Cleon Peterson, Skullphone, and Albert Reyes as well as a special installation piece entitled “Now I Remember” that will feature the work of Neck Face among many others. Cafeina December 1 – December 5, […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Show

Fresh off the clamoring success of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary bash in Southern California, Small Gift Los Angeles (covered), the art exhibition and pop-up store tag team celebration will be traveling down to South Beach next week to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. As the cornerstone of the touring event, 50 internationally-recognized artists were selected by curator R. Rock Enterprises to create original works in their signature medium, showcasing their favorite Sanrio characters within an 8,000 square foot custom space in the Wynwood Arts District. […]
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Streets: Downtown LA Graffiti Mural Mini Tour

This past weekend, AM (along with our good friend Jasper Wong) was lucky enough to go on a mini tour of the murals in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by one of LA’s finest photographers – Estevan Oriol (after he gave us a tour of his spectacular studio that he shares with Mister Cartoon…more on that later). The piece that you see above is by Mister Cartoon and Toomer.  It is one of LA’s most famous murals and has been the background for countless photographs and […]

Streets: Dash Snow Tribute (New York)

It looks like the Barry McGee and Amaze mural on Houston & Bowery has been painted over with a giant fire extinguisher Sace Irak tag. If you want to check out this tribute to Dash Snow, you had better hurry as it sounds as though it will only be up for a day until a new winter mural goes up. More photos after the jump via Kathy Grayson.

Openings: Ron English – “Status Factory” @ Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion

Known for its year-round sunshine, Disneyland, and tradition of conservatism, one thing Orange County is not known for is its high caliber art exhibitions.  Recently, The Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, along with Opera Gallery and Hurley came together and did their part to help shatter that cultural deficiency with a sweeping, immersive, and ambitious show by POPaganda master Ron English.  The amazing exhibition features over 100 of the artist’s works, from paintings to installations to sculptures.  Each work is amazing and […]

Preview: Dran – ‘My Everyday Life’ & ‘I Have Chalks’ @ Pictures On Walls London

French artist and DMV crew member Dran has been causing ripples of excitement for a while in street art circles, and is now set to make a big splash over the course of the next week by opening two shows in London. My Everyday Life is first to open. This installation will feature a selection of original works in the mediums of sculpture and painting. Dran’s Scribouille character – shown above – is set to be the main focus of the show, and you can […]

Openings: Hush – “Found” with White Walls in New York

On Friday, AM attended the opening of Hush’s (interviewed) latest show Found in New York’s hip Lower East Side. The pop-up show hosted by White Walls Gallery was a quick drive-by as it only lasted the weekend. Held in the beautiful Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, the historic synagogue was transformed into a grand display with the help of some creative lighting and Hush’s “Geisha Portrait” series which we previewed recently in a studio visit. The opening night was packed with fans from the […]

Streets: LUDO – “Co-Branding” (Paris)

If you remember, we brought you some “Halloweenism” from LUDO (interviewed) recently. Now, take a look at some of the origins of the series with the “co-branding” project that he’s been working on concurrently in Paris. The “Del Monte” trash can we posted last month was the first piece of this new series, so it looks like he’s branching out from his “Nature’s Revenge” imagery somewhat. Take a look at more bus stop interventions after the jump…

Overtime: Nov. 13 -19

The Absolut art collection is moving back to the motherland. Will Pop Art market turn into a similar market as Sub-Prime Mortgages? Comedic actor Jim Carrey – now a serious painter? Dog bowls by Ed Ruscha, Kenny Scharf, Robert Longo and more. Jay Z talks about his art collection. Family matters: Guy Wildenstein’s step-mother dies; sues him from beyond the grave Larry Gagosian – Los Angeles resident.  Consider him an Angeleno, folks. Happy 90th birthday to living legend Wayne Thiebaud.  SFMOMA celebrated with coffee & […]