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Focus: Banksy – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

The most speculated upon artist of Art in the Streets was none other than the mysterious and supremely talented Banksy. Not “officially” announced on the initial roster of artists involved in the MOCA exhibition, rumors buzzed in art land that the acclaimed director of the Oscar nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop would be the “special guest” appearing in the exhibition. Banksy didn’t disappoint as he brought the “heavy weaponry” back to the city that held his Barely Legal show in 2006. Banksy brought many […]

Focus: Osgemeos – “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

From our first look at the epic “Art in the Streets” exhibition yesterday, you should have gotten the idea of how complex and expansive the setup really was. We now have time to bring you some in depth looks at some of the juiciest parts of the show starting with a look at the Brazilian twins Osgemeos. Take a look some detailed pics after the jump of the corridor of the MOCA that they transformed with their signature speakers, colorful paintings, and a crazy install […]

Openings: “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA (First Look)

This morning, the Los Angeles MOCA lifted the veil of secrecy on its highly anticipated “Art in the Streets” exhibition.  This first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art is the brainchild of Jeffrey Deitch (along with associate co-curators Roger Gastman & Aaron Rose) and was certainly one of the first enticing possibilities that came to AM’s mind when we first heard of his unconventional hiring as MOCA’s director early last year. Despite the inevitable quibbling about who was and who wasn’t included […]

Streets: Invader (Los Angeles)

As you know, there is a little show called Art in the Streets set to open to the public this weekend in Los Angeles. Besides work inside the MOCA and the surrounding walls, some artists like Invader here could not resist hitting up other parts of the city with their work.  Take a look at more detailed pics of this tiled piece in Culver City as well as another piece in Echo Park after the jump…

Releases: Safewalls x Cirque du Soleil Prints

Our friends at the Safewalls x Cirque du Soleil project have been celebrating the art of the circus poster since late last year, commissioning Cirque-inspired pieces by the likes of Ricardo Cavolo, El Mac, Jon Burgerman, Jason Limon, Shag, Sweet Toof and Glenn Anderson with upcoming works by Tara McPherson, Ron English, Travis Louie and Miss Van. For each city that Cirque du Soleil performs in, Safewalls commissions three artists to create a piece, which is then printed into a regular edition of 300 prints and […]

Preview / Streets: “Art in the Streets” @ MOCA

The clock is ticking as the artists are putting the finishing touches on the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA Los Angeles. Set to open to the public this Sunday, the show was in the final stages of preparation as AM stopped by today to check on the progress both indoors and out. After a quick lap indoors, we feel confident enough to tell you that this looks to be one the best show that we’ve ever seen. Bad news is that we […]

Videos: Pep Williams Talks to Saber

Take a look at this recent interview with SABER (interviewed) recorded by his friend and photographer Pep Williams. They touched on many topics including stories of growing up together skating in Venice and how Saber started as an artist, but most interesting of all is the discussion about who’s painting what in the MOCA Art in the Streets show. Yes, it’s getting close and AM will be taken over by coverage of the monster show soon. Take a look at part II of the video […]

Video / Releases: RETNA – Factory 413 / “FAIRFAX TITANS” Installation & Print

Retna (featured), who we just saw at the Kehinde Wiley show (covered) and at his Hallelujah World Tour in New York, recently created an installation for Factory 413 in Los Angeles as part of their FAIRFAX TITANS project (in conjunction with Known Gallery where an ongoing roster of artists will be asked to work on the large dual-sided window display on Fairfax Ave). The video above shows some footage of the calligraphic action as well words from Retna as he discussed some of the philosophies […]

Showing: LUDO – “La Belle Vie” @ Starkart Gallery (Zurich)

Paris street artist, LUDO (interviewed), has just penned a new chapter in his young artistic opus with the opening of his first solo exhibition in Zurich. Instructed by the gallery to not attend his own opening, smartly so in the wake of the his extensive work in the Swiss streets (more on that to come) as police were on the prowl outside the gallery, La Belle Vie (previewed) proved the artist’s capacity to translate his vision to an indoor environment. Utilizing a wide range of […]
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Openings: ROA – “New Works” @ White Walls

The White Walls gallery opened the doors to Belgium-based street artist, ROA’s first San Francisco solo exhibition Saturday night. Leading up to the show, information and images were shrouded in secrecy as ROA methodically put on the final touches up to the show’s opening (as evidenced by his hands covered in black paint). The show featured his signature array of finely detailed spray painted animals, sometimes in various stages of dissection and decay.  The work was done on found objects (such as metal panels, metal […]