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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Overtime: July 23 – July 29

Stories of the week: The Village Voice visits Chuck Close on occasion of his upcoming Pace Gallery show. Original cover for Amazing Spiderman no. 328 by Todd McFarlane sells for record $675,250. RIP – Franz West, who has been sick for quite some time, dies at age 65. RIP – Herbert Vogel dies at the age of 89. Judd Tully looks back on the life of Herbert Vogel. RIP – Karl Benjamin, who died at the age of 86. Roberta Smith finally comments on the […]

Preview: Saber & Revok – “Beautification & Gilgamesh” @ Known Gallery

Tonight at the Known Gallery in Los Angeles, two of the area’s most respected writers will be putting on a joint show. SABER (interviewed), who recently was in the UK for a group exhibition where he added the Union Jack to his series of flag interpretations, will be presenting a new body of work entitled Beautification featuring his kinetic strokes of color overlaid on depictions of urban landscape. At his side will be fellow MSK brother REVOK, whose pieces for this show we touched on in a previous “process” […]

Streets: Push (Huntington Beach)

With the US Open of Surfing opening tomorrow in sunny Southern California, Push was commissioned to paint some murals for Converse. This piece was painted at Livery Design Gruppe in Huntington Beach featuring some of the MSK-affiliated writer’s signature patterns and colors. Check out a photo set of the walls below as well as some in-progress shots. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion.

Streets: Desordes Creativas Festival (Part I) – Blu

We haven’t heard much from Blu (since April in Morocco), but it looks like the the Italian street savant has made the short trip over to Spain recently for the Desordes Creativas Festival. Set in the town of Ordes, the has a nice lineup of participants including Ericailcane, Liqen, Sam3 and more. For now, check out this amazing new wall from Blu featuring a horde of vegetables jumping into a blender, painted with some of his his signature dark humor. Tipped off by Savage Habit. Discuss Blu here.

Releases: Futura x Hennessy VS Bottle Chase Pack @ Reed Space

Last night, Hennessy held a preview launch at New York’s Reed Space for their latest VS cognac bottle designed by Futura (seen here). This pop up event was announced via Hennessy’s twitter and exclusive to only the first 50 fans arriving at the location. The line was long, but worth the wait as each fan (over 21) was given a special Hennessy gift pack containing a signed bottle by the graffiti legend himself. Futura greeted each guest “mano a mano” as well as took the time […]

Streets: Phlegm (New York)

Sheffiield-based street muralist Phlegm recently made a trip out to New York and it looks like he brought along instruments of his trade as he put up multiple murals in Manhattan at the Fulton housing project on West 17th. Featuring his intricate imagery, the pieces follow his characters as they handle enigmatic and complex contraptions and gadgets. On interest, he also added one of his creatures to an existing piece by Israeli street artist Know Hope leading to an interesting collaboration after the fact. For a […]

Streets: World Roundup (July 16 – 22)

Leading off last week’s Streets: World Roundup is this amazing mural (seen above) painted over the course of a year by Josef Kristofoletti. The project was commissioned by the ATLAS Experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and was painted on the side of the ATLAS control room directly above the detector, near the Swiss-French border outside of Geneva by the Texas-based artist. It depicts the artist’s interpretation of what the Higgs boson might look like. For those interested, Kristofoletti also sent us a link […]

Openings: Mike Giant – “Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder” @ Fecal Face Dot Gallery

Last Friday evening, Mike Giant opened his latest show, Confessions of an Old Dirty Skateboarder at FFDG. The show consisted of new drawings on paper (in his signature clean and precise style done with a Sharpie), Skater Girl photograph prints, as well as an installation of the artist’s personal skate deck collection that serves as a retrospective of the designs he has done over the years. Also for sale at the opening were a few new screen-printed posters for only $20! On hand was the […]

Video: Arrested Motion – “City of Fire” @ Stephen Webster

With about a week left until the close of the City of Fire show we curated for Stephen Webster, we would like to encourage fans of the kind of art we cover here on AM to head over to check out the work for themselves. For those who are unable to, here is a video of the event created for us by Carlos Gonzalez. In it, you will see the setup and opening of the show along with footage of the work from Cyrcle., Thomas Doyle, Ron English, James Jean, Kid Zoom, Dave […]

Releases: WK Interact – “Struggle” @ Jonathan Levine

Last year WK Interact took to the streets of Paris to share his hardcore style with the folks in France “occupying” the streets. Then, he created a special spread for the inside of  Wired Magazine. Now, he’s continuing the series of work with a special duo-colored screen print entitled Struggle with Jonathan LeVine Gallery. It’s signed & numbered by the artist and limited to an edition of 25. Get yours here. Discuss WK Interact here.