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Preview: Brandon Shigeta – “ARTCUBE” @ Little Tokyo Design Week

If you have been following AM on a regular basis, you will probably have come across photographs from the talented Brandon Shigeta as he hit up shows, events, and street work in progress for us.  Now, for Little Tokyo Design Week (LTDW), Brandon has compiled some of his favorite photos and assembled it into an ARTCUBE installation including images from Retna, Push, Barbara Kruger, David Choe, James Jean, Shark Toof, Ryan Mcginness, Patrick Martinez, Aaron De La Cruz, Dalek, Revok, Eklips, Haroshi, Kami & Sasu, […]

Openings: “Party Animals” @ Royal/T

Last Thursday night, Party Animals invaded the art space of Royal/T in Culver City. Curated by electronic media artist Lindsay Scoggins of artwork taken from owner Susan Hancock’s extensive collection, the list of artists was impressive including Jeff Koons, Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Aya Takano and more. Take a look at all the creatures and beasts chosen after the jump…

Streets / Contests: “Purple Mask” (Los Angeles)

A series of these purple masked crusaders have been showing up in clusters on the streets of Los Angeles recently. Titled cryptically with a HELP, this has the looks of the start of a street campaign. We have no details for you yet, but what we do have are several of these signed posters to giveaway to some of our readers. Just leave a comment as to which artist you think is behind these works and the first ones to get the answer correctly will […]

Streets: Kenny Scharf (Philadelphia)

After collaborating with Liu Bolin in New York for the Chinese artist’s Hiding In New York series of works in front of his Bowery & Houston mural, street legend Kenny Scharf (interviewed) headed over to the City of Brotherly Love for his next project. Painting a crescendo of his creatures on the side of tall building, Scharf used his spray cans, scaffolding, and even an umbrella hat in completing this large Philly mural in just four days. More pics after the jump…

Overtime: July 4 – July 10

Inti throws off hats and shoes in Paris. A new wall from Rime, Askew, Deus, Vans, Score, Dabs & Myla, and Witnes. Shepard Fairey interview by Brooklyn Street Art (Huffington Post). My Love For You talks to ESPO on podcast. Stik will be releasing his Heritage Blue Plaques soon online. Street Cred museum show gets a write-up in ARTFORUM. A perfect match between Remi/Rough and Augustine Kofie. New walls from Hyuro, Fin DAC & Morten Andersen, Jaybo, and Escif. Escif also does the Macarena. Painter […]

Streets: London Instagram Roundup

The week started off well for AM with a new piece by street artist Mobstr making an appearance on Bethnel Green Road. This massive white pasteup can be seen from a distance, causing anyone who passes to stop in their tracks. Titled Visual Pollution, the letters have been cut out so the original advert can be seen through. Also, Burning Candy member Dscreet, painted a church with one of his well known owls over the top of an original mural of Jesus. Dscreet’s owl takes on […]

Openings: Nathan Ota & Risk – “That Was Then, This Is Now” @ 111 Minna

Thursday evening, 111 Minna in San Francisco hosted the opening for Nathan Ota and Risk’s collaborative exhibition, That Was Then, This Is Now. The two respected graffiti artists first collaborated over 25 years in high school, but had lost contact ever since. It was not until last year, when Greg Simkins and Jeff Soto worked on murals with Risk (and knew about the two’s previous history), that it was suggested that they reconnect again. This lead to a collaborative mural at Hurley Space last October […]

Streets: Andrew Hem (Los Angeles)

As Andrew Hem (interviewed) got ready for his show opening next weekend at LeBasse Projects in Culver City, he took time to throw up this mural in the neighborhood, Washington and National to be exact. This large piece featuring Andrew’s colorful characters seen in many of his paintings is in the same area where Herakut and Case worked on walls when they were in town (also arranged by Warren Brand). More photos by Carlos Gonzalez as he caught the mural when it neared completion after […]

Previews: Shepard Fairey – “Citykids” @ Wooster Street Social Club

You may remember last year during the finals days of Deitch Projects, Shepard Fairey (featured) held his solo exhibition May Day in New York. What you may not have seen was a special community mural project he created with the Citykids Foundation. AM was on hand to capture Shepard and his crew engaging intercity youths to create a series of twelve 8 x 4 foot panels as part of the A Positive Thought Cannot Be Denied project. From July 6th to July 18th, the Wooster Street Social Club […]

Preview: ROA @ Skalitzers (Berlin)

Globetrotting street phenomenon ROA has touched down in Berlin and is currently setting up his show at Skalitzers. Not only will fans in Germany be treated to complex installations and ingenius moving-part paintings, the Belgium-based artist will be releasing his first book – ROA: An Introduction To Animal Representation by Mammal Press. Don’t miss the opening Saturday night, July 9th – we’ll see you there. A couple more teaser shots after the jump.