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Preview: “Wild At Heart” @ Thinkspace

This Saturday night, May 26th, the benefit show for Born Free USA, Wild at Heart will be opening at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. co-curated by Amanda Erlanson and Andrew Hosner, the artists including Wayne White, Andrew Hem, Aron Wiesenfeld, Dabs Myla, Martin Wittfooth, Amy Sol, Aryz, Chet Zar, Esao Andrews, Frank Gonzales, Mary Iverson, Amy Dover, Jasper Wong, Jeff Ramirez, Jacub Gagnon, Linnea Strid, Luke Chueh, Liqen, Naoto Hattori, Phil Hale, Stella Im Hultberg (above), Edwin Ushiro, João Ruas, Tessar Lo, and more were asked […]

Streets: Vhils (Lisbon)

After putting a new piece up at the revolving mural project Le M.U.R in Paris (covered), Vhils headed home to work on another wall in Lisbon. In contrast to the one in France where he used techniques similar to what you see from the artist for some pieces in gallery shows, this new piece in Portugal sees his classic chisel and hammer technique. Coincidentally, it sounds like he is currently working on upcoming shows in Paris and Lisbon that looks like it might be going in […]

Video: Cyrcle. – “Daydreaming With…James Lavelle”

Recently, the Los Angeles-based art collective known as Cyrcle. were invited to take part in an exhibition named “Daydreaming With…The Hong Kong Edition” which brought together an incredible number of artists under one space all inspired by the music of legendary producer and musician James Lavelle aka U.N.K.L.E. Curated by both Lavelle and artist Simon Birch, the exhibition also included artists such as Doug Foster, Wing Shya, Li Wei, Cang Xin, Azzi Glasser, Futura, Shynola and visual artists from Black Dog Films such as Toby […]

ArtPadSF ’12 – “Highlights”

ArtPadSF hosted its second annual boutique art fair over the weekend, which coincides with ArtMrkt and SFFAF. Unlike your traditional art fair with booths, this one takes over the Phoenix Hotel in the heart of the Tenderloin District in San Francisco with each gallery taking up their own room in the hotel, which gives a more laid-back pop-up gallery vibe. Throughout the weekend, various programming (lectures, music performances, panel discussions) took place in the courtyard as well as in the bar of the hotel.The fair […]

ArtMRKT San Francisco ’12 – “Highlights”

artMRKT is one of the art fairs taking place in San Francisco over the weekend, with over 70 modern and contemporary galleries at the Concourse Exhibition Center. AM was able to check out Thursday evening’s preview, which was fully catered with mini-corndogs, cocktail shrimp, mozzarella and booze – the perfect mixture to get you in the mood for buying art! A few gems were on display, which included new works from Jonathan Viner (Sloan Art), Evan B Harris (Red Truck Gallery), Brendan Monroe (Park Life), […]

Overtime: May 14 – May 20

Stories from this week: One of Melbourne’s few remaining Banksy street works destroyed by drilling work for a cafe. Following the BLU controversy, another artist may have had his piece at MOCA censored. Another great mural in Los Angeles unfortunately gets painted over. SEVER’s mural in Detroit causes controversy. A grand opening for Stavenger’s Reed Projects. Bamboo iPhone case with Keith Haring imagery from Colors. New work from REVOK revealed. Hypebeast sits down with a talk with KAWS. Pharrell Williams talks about his favorite artists, […]

Streets: World Roundup (May 14 – May 20)

We start our roundup off this week with a tribute mural for Maurice Sendak from the PDB crew on Melrose in Los Angeles, You can see more photos on  Melrose & Fairfax for those who want a closer look. Other walls worth looking include pieces from Escif (Spain/Morocco), Vhils (France), Blo x Jaw (Australia), Jef Aerosol (Belgium), Isaac Cordal (Belgium), Chazme x Nawer (Poland), Carl Cashman (UK), M-City (Finland), Zilda (Italy), Saner & Aryz (Mexico), Mobstr (UK), Shida x Nychos (Austria), La Pandilla (Mexico), Jaz […]

Rewind: May 14 – May 20

For our video summary this weekend, our featured piece is entitled A Brief History of John Baldessari. The humorous yet informative video follows a give and take session between the conceptual artist and narrator Tom Waits. The footage includes topics like how Baldessari cremated everything he ever made, his height, and his love affair with dots, his film still collection, how “he will not make any more boring art,” among other zany discussion points. Other notable videos this week… JR, a year after his TED […]

Releases: Saber – Large Lino Flag Triptych

Dedicated to making his art accessible to all his fans regardless of their economic status,  SABER (interviewed) has just released a set of flag lino prints priced affordably on his webstore. Available in red, green, and blue, the 6″ x 8″ editions are limited to 50 each and despite their price ($85), each hand finished. Each version from the triptych is numbered and dated on back as well as signed on front. Discuss Saber here.

Openings: “FRENCH INVASION” @ Fabien Castanier Gallery

Several days ago, the Fabien Castanier Gallery in Los Angeles hosted a group show for a selection of French street artists appropriately entitled FRENCH INVASION. Featuring the likes of Speedy Graphito, JonOne, Nasty, Rero and Tilt, the space was filled with paintings, installations, silkscreens and sculpture from each artist. The evening was rounded out by a live painting session on a collaborative mural as well as a surprise showing from SEEN and Sket One. Photo credit: Birdman Photos & Guillaume Zuili.