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

Last Thursday night, Todd James (aka REAS) unveiled a new body of works at New York’s Gering & Lopez. Entitled King of the Wild Frontier, this series takes another step forward from his previous showing with the gallery. Separated into two major parts, Todd moves on from his traditional medium of paper and continues his Somali Pirates motif on canvas which brought an impressive new dimension to his work as his colors and line-work popped even more than before. The second portion of the show […]

Showing: Da Mental Vaporz – “Le Venin” @ Rtist Gallery (Melbourne)

Leaving snow storms and presidential elections delirium in France, the French graffiti crew Da Mental Vaporz decided to head down under to Melbourne for a spectacular show at Rtist Gallery. They also recently completed a massive mural (covered here) in the heart of the city. With a brand new series of work by all nine crew members consisting of Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Kan, Iso, Gris1, Jaw, Sowat, the Le Venin exhibition contains over a hundred artworks – from screensprints, sketches, photos, mix media paintings, to solo and […]

Overtime: Feb 27 – March 4

Tilt paints and tags up half a room at the Au Vieux Panier in France. Meanwhile, Mario Wagner installs at The Standard in Hollywood. Shepard Fairey settles lawsuit from use of Jessica image (perspective of photographer). MOCA in turmoil as key personnel are continuing to depart the institution. 2012 Whitney Biennial curators interviewed by ARTINFO. Roberta Smith calls 2012 Biennial One of the best Whitney Biennials in recent memory. Photos from the Whitney Biennial. Locked out Sotheby’s union art handlers & OWS protest Whitney Biennial […]

Streets: World Roundup (Feb 27 – March 4)

We have a little catching up to do on our world street mural roundup feature. Leading things off is this sweet rooftop shot of one of Phlegm’s telescopic pieces taken by critical mass. Other artists whose public art caught our eyes the last several weeks include Nychos (Austria), Hyuro (Spain), Aakash Nihalani (New York), Dal (South Africa), Olek (UK), POSE (Hong Kong), Flying Fortress (New York), Zilda (Italy), Icy and Sot (Iran), Escif & Hyuro (Spain), Tellas and Roberto Ciredz (Italy), and Hanksy. See them […]

Rewind: Feb 27 – March 4

After a brief sabbatical, our Rewind feature is back with some great new videos to share with you. The featured footage is a video montage of Vhils’ (filmed) cultural and artistic experiences in China as he readies his exhibition in Shanghai at the end of the month with 18 Gallery (presented by Magda Danysz). Other notable videos include – The Art of Video Games exhibition coming up at the Smithsonian (via TWBE). The preview video for Askew’s Smoke Signals show. A look at some Da Mental Vaporz […]

Open Walls Baltimore

A new project coordinated by Gaia in his home city has kicked off recently with this mural from the young street artist. Open Walls Baltimore is a public art initiative in a neighborhood burdened by 150 vacant homes and hopes to bridge the gaps between the artist community that calls Station North home and the residents of Greenmount West. A line up of Interesni Kazki, Maya Hayuk, Swoon, Specter, Doodles, Jaz, Ever, Freddy Sam, Mata Ruda, Nanook, MOMO, Vhils, Sten and Lex, Chris Stain, Jetsonorama, […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part V

During the past week, JR (featured) has been hitting the L.A. streets with his signature photographs while at the same time continuing his “Wrinkles In The City” campaign (covered here, here, here and here). Organized by Daniel Salin, this recent JR tour ended with three murals put up by the French photographer around different parts of the Downtown Los Angeles district. The pieces were placed high above the streets but they could be seen from a distance and from different directions. Here we have a shots […]
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Teaser / Streets: Mark Jenkins – “Living Layers” @ Wunderkammern

On the 17th of March, Wunderkammern in association with MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma) will be presenting the first Italian solo exhibition by Mark Jenkins (interviewed), a continuation of the Living Layers project. This comes on the heels of his first solo in Germany (covered) in January and again will feature his skill with urban interventions and the reactions of the viewer to the unexpected. So, if you are on the streets of Rome, keep your eyes peeled for works from the American artist. Another look after […]
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Studio Visits: Conor Harrington – “Dead Meat” @ Lazarides

For those who couldn’t make the trip for Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) exhibition Dead Meat opening tonight at London’s Lazarides (Rathbone Place), AM brings you an insider’s look into the artist’s compound as he was preparing for the show earlier last month. For this body of work, fans will see a conscious focus on the part of Mr. Harrington on his painterly talents. Also, as seen in these photos, Conor is a creature of minute details. His space is covered with photographic and still life references which are […]
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Collections: Jeffrey Deitch

As collectors, it is always interesting to get a look at some “OPP” or “Other People’s Paintings,” especially when you know it will be awesome. You may remember a video tour of Jeffrey Deitch’s house in Los Angeles that we pointed out to our readers all the way back in 2010 when he had just moved in after taking on the directorship of MOCA. Well, here a closer look at his treasure trove of paintings and sculptures courtesy of Kathy Grayson when she visited his […]