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Update: Swoon (London & New Orleans)

It looks like Swoon (interviewed) is in London at the moment judging from this piece seen on the streets by the good people at Hooked Blog. The wheatpasted image is modeled after the stunning Thalassa installation she created for the New Orleans Museum of Art back in June and is a marker for her upcoming show at Black Rat Projects next month. The Murmuration installation and show will open on December 1st and seeing that the NY-based artist is already in town preparing makes us excited to see […]

Streets: Herakut (Los Angeles)

During the past week, the duo known as Herakut were in Los Angeles as part of Wende Museum’s Behind The Wall project (covered). However, the artist collective also took time to do a large scale mural which featured their signature style and character design. The wall, which took two days to complete, sits not too far from the city’s Chinatown area and it continues to show the technique that the artists have perfected during their time together. Of note,Herakut will also be releasing a book […]
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Studio Visits: JR – “Encrages” @ Galerie Perrotin

In anticipation of his solo exhibition at Galerie Perrotin on November 19th, AM recently stopped by JR’s New York studio. The show entitled Encrages will take over both floors of Emmanuel Perrotin’s beautiful flagship space. The TED prize winning photographer is going to need it as this giant exhibition will bring together many of JR’s past projects including Women are Heroes and Wrinkles in the City. Also included in the show will be works from his global tour to China, Africa and the Middle East to name a few stops. Fans […]

Contests: ABOVE: PASSPORT (Boxed Edition) from Zero+ Publishing

AM has teamed up with ZERO+ Publishing and ABOVE (interviewed) for a contest and giveaway of the boxed edition (valued at $250) of his new PASSPORT book. Included in the set is the hardcover book, a special clamshell box, and a limited edition print – all signed and numbered. The Bay Area-based artist has blanketed the world with his street work covering over 90 cities in 60 countries so this publication includes hundreds of plates and quotes from artists across the globe as well as […]

Showing: “In The Moment: A Benefit Sale/Auction” @ Luggage Store Gallery

Last weekend, the non-profit Luggage Store Gallery held a benefit auction to support their efforts in programming future exhibitions, Tenderloin National Forest, public art programs, artist in residency as well as the Short Cuts and The Creative Music Series. Much of the works that were up for auction were by artists the gallery supported in the early stages of their careers. Some of the notable artists include Os Gemeos, Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Date Farmers, Henry Gunderson, Steve Powers, Swoon, Clare Rojas and Andrew Schoultz […]
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Streets / Preview: D*Face & RETNA – “Behind the Berlin Wall” @ Wende Museum

Later this afternoon, around 3pm, the Wende Museum in Los Angeles will be unveiling three new murals from Herakut, D*Face’s (interviewed), and RETNA (featured) painted on the side of a section of the old Berlin Wall. A couple days ago, we brought you photos of Jasmin and Falk in action doing their part and now, we can show you what D and Retna decided to impart on their segments of the historic barrier. More photos by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Overtime: Nov 7 – Nov 13

Kristen Schiele’s new work is on view in New York.  More pics here. Profile and interview with Matthew Brannon in Art in America. Jerry Saltz answers 19 Questions. William Powhida also answers some questions. France says painting shown by UK gallery was stolen 200 years ago and is claiming it. Glamour Magazine chooses Cindy Sherman as one of their Women of the Year for 2011. U.S. approves $50 mil installation by Christo over the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. Statue of Ronald Regan in Newport […]
Roa in Australia. Photo Tristan Edouard via Streetartnews.net.

Streets: World Roundup (Nov 7 – Nov 13)

This week’s round up of street work around the world starts with Ethos and this sweet new mural for the RUA Festival in Amsterdam. Other notable walls include ROA (Australia), Escif (Paris), Dikson (Russia), A1one (Iran), Isaac Cordal (Spain), Other & Saddo (Germany), and Cranio (Brazil). Check it all out after the jump…

Teaser / Video: REVOK – “Triumph & Tragedy” @ Vicious Gallery

Coming up in December, REVOK will be bringing a new body of work he is preparing in Detroit for a show in Germany at Vicious Gallery. While in the motor city, the graffiti artist scoured the abandoned, derilict, and burned out shells of homes and building (including an old police station) for materials. These old signs, walls, parts of furniture, and more were fashioned into wood constructs, like what we saw in a recent LA show, each component rich with history and years of Triumph & […]
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Streets: Banksy – Robbo Tribute

Banksy is back to the London streets, with a tribute to King Robbo, at the exact same spot that started the controversy (covered here) two years ago. In a sign of making peace, Mr. B drew the outline like King Robbo did back in 1985 in the original and added a “spray can” candle, as a well wisher to Robbo, currently in induced coma. A closer look after the jump as well as a look at the Robbo piece…