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Nuart Festival ’11: Herakut

With the Nuart Festival in full swing in Norway, the next artists to grace the walls of Stavenger are German duo Herakut. The creative blend of Hera’s loose and more abstract elements with Akut’s photorealistic skills is a special aesthetic that can’t be duplicated. They took time to work on a large wall (with the assistance of a mechanical crane) as well as an immersive installation that took over an entire room. More photos after the jump from Henrik Haven.

PULSE Los Angeles ’11: First Look

With Art Platform in town, the PULSE art fair also decided to hold their Los Angeles event the same weekend. Featuring a mix established and emerging galleries, attendees are giving a nice variety of young and veteran artists.  Also associated with the fair is Pulse Projects, which included installations from participants such as Mike Stilkey, Jen Stark, and Kevin Cyr along with murals from Greg Lamarche and Dave Kinsey (covered). More photos after the jump from Carlos Gonzalez…

Nuart Festival ’11: David Choe & DVS1

As we continue our coverage of this year’s Nuart Festival, our attention shifts to a street reunion of sorts between DVS-1 and David Choe (featured).  The last time they met up at the festival in Norway was 2009, where they put up a tremendous amount of collaborative work in a short period of time. This time around, they were no less productive, getting up indoors and out including this entire room they covered from floor to ceiling. More photos from AM photographer Henrik Haven after […]

Auctions / Benefits: “MTV RE:DEFINE” Results

A couple Saturdays ago, the inaugural MTV RE:DEFINE benefit exhibition and auction opened at the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas. As we previewed a couple weeks back, curators, The Future Tense, brought together an impressive roster of 30 emerging and established artists in the contemporary and urban/street art genres  – including such big names as Damien Hirst, Shepard Fairey, Harland Miller, Faile, Russell Young and Tracey Emin – to commemorate 30 years of AIDS research. Phillips de Pury & Company brokered the auction to a sold-out audience […]

Contests: VNA 16 / Invader Cover Giveaway

Our friends over at Very Nearly Almost have graciously decided to run a giveaway on the newest issue of their magazine here on AM. Not only does issue #16 feature a good slate of artists like Kid Zoom, Will Barras, TrustoCorp, but this is the special edition with a 3 color screenprint from Invader on the cover signed by the French street artist and in a numbered edition of 150 (this one is an AP). The pack also contains a sticker sheet and screenprinted envelope. […]

Openings: Interesni Kazki – “Objects of the Universe” @ Avantgarden

Last week in Milan, the collaborative street muralists from Ukraine, Interesni Kazki, brought their special blend of imagery to AvantGarden. Combining their surreal visions with a sense of whimsy and wonder, the duo impressed the crowd with their plentiful paintings, which translated quite well into the gallery setting especially when executed in large-scale. Also, they gave their fans a taste of what they are famous for (see Russia, Ibiza, Portugal, and Slovakia) with several wall pieces inside and out including a playful “window” at the […]

Nuart Festival ’11: Vhils

Yesterday, we brought you Escif’s contributions to this year’s Nuart Festival. Today, we focus on another great street artist, the Lisbon-based Vhils (filmed) who introduced his unique techniques to his fans in Norway. Not only did he work his magic inside with this double skull chiseling, he also worked on a piece outside on a similar theme. AM photographer Henrik Haven was on hand to document the action.  More after the jump…

Overtime: Sept 26 – Oct 2

Adam Neate solo, Dimensional Paintings, upcoming at Elms Lester. Another look after jump. New wall work by Escif (France), Kenor (Poland), Insa (Belgium) and ROID (London), and M-City (Poland). Mural by REVOK, RIME, Dabs & Myla, and others accidentally plastered over by peace campaign. Rodrigo Petersen x Os Gemeos Limited Edition Pack. Estevan Oriol reveals his favorite place to eat. Saber with some Paris pics. Remi/Rough paints Wagamama restaurant and wall in London. Many artists moving to Berlin due to “more open and free” art […]

Openings: Meggs – “Inner Demons II” @ Backwoods Gallery

Prior to showing in San Francisco, the talented Meggs exhibited the second part of his Inner Demons exhibition at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery. Similar to his showing in London’s Red Bull Studios, the artist returned to his home country to display a collection of paintings, sculptures and prints utilizing his signature wild strokes & splash techniques. Check out more after the jump.

Nuart Festival ’11: Escif

Held in Stavenger, Norway once a year, the Nuart Festival has kicked things off this past week as many of the featured artists have arrived. Our first look at the action is with Spanish artist Escif who is part of the lineup for 2011 that also includes Dan Witz, David Choe, Vhils, Herbert Baglione, Lucy McLauchlan, Dolk, Herakut, Tellas, Hyuro, Phlegm, and DVS 1.  You may remember that Escif was just in town for the ______ capitalism? event (covered), but this time spent more time outdoors and in working […]