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Patron After Party (Los Angeles Art Show) @ The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

To celebrate the kick-off of the L.A. Art Show and showcase the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Mear One, Shark Toof, and Chor Boogie, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live (in collaboration with LA ART MACHINE) hosted the Patron After Party in a two-story penthouse on the 51st floor of their exclusive and luxurious building.  DJed by Shepard Fairey, the event honored supporters of the L.A. Art Show beneficiary and The Art of Elysium. It featured new murals by the aforementioned artists, as well as framed […]

Teaser / Setup: Ellis G. – Permanently Temporary @ Mighty Tanaka

It looks like our friend Ellis Gallagher’s (interviewed) is setting up for his latest show Temporarily Permanent, a title that certainly describes the state of street art, especially when mostly done with chalk in his case. With this newest endeavor, Ellis is putting on a show in NYC again, with the first being at Collective Hardware in 2009. Head over to the Mighty Tanaka tomorrow night, January 21st, if you are interested because for the first time, original shadow & chalk drawings will be available […]
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Releases: KAWS x The Standard Light Bulb Set

Fresh off a “distorted” reinterpretation of his iconic Companion figure with Robert Lazzarini (covered), KAWS has now teamed up with The Standard for a collaborative project aimed at spicing up the interior lighting of the contemporary art collector’s home. The art-inspired boutique hotel chain, which played host to an intimate book signing with the artist during Basel Week Miami (covered), has been partnering with artists for a while now through their lifestyle product arm, The Standard Culture. As KAWS describes, “I love The Standard and […]

Setup: Patron After Party (Los Angeles Art Show)

Tomorrow, January 19th, marks the opening of the annual Los Angeles Art Show. While there seems to be an increasing and confusing amount of new art fairs planned for the LA area in recent times, the L.A. Art Show has been around for a while and this will be their sixteenth one.  One of the afterparties AM will be attending is taking place on the 51st floor of the Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE put on by the L.A. Art Machine and hosted by […]

Video: Shepard Fairey – “Obey to the Better!”

Check out this nice video produced by Gestalten where Shepard Fairey was interviewed at his “Printed Matters” show & “Beyond the Street” signing at Subliminal Projects that allows viewers to hear Shep talk about the style and ideology behind Obey. Also, he discusses his recently resolved AP court battle. As an extra bonus we get to catch some detailed shots of his current and past imagery. Discuss Shepard Fairey here

Streets: New Banksy Work in London & BAFTA Nomination

In near perfect synchronicity with the “Sperm” piece Banksy officially claimed as his own through his website last week, another work popped up in the London Borough of Camden which bears striking resemblances to that of the illustrious street artist. The “Living Room” themed chalk piece, with stencil detail accents reminiscent of murals thrown up in Boston and Detroit last year, is located at the same canal wall where the infamous Banksy vs. Robbo battle began, only for it to keep going and going at […]

Openings: “Dark Pop 3.0″ @ Last Rites Gallery

The third installment of Last Rites Gallery’s annual group exhibition Dark Pop 3.0 opened this weekend in New York. The show brought together some intriguing work from a diverse group of names, whose work is either intimately or loosely synonymous with a pop art aesthetic within their various genres. With a directive to err on the darker end of the spectrum, such artists as Scott Musgrove, Mark Dean Veca, Buff Monster, Glenn Barr, Brian Despain, Esao Andrews and Gaia produced work that was decidedly foreboding, […]

Overtime: Jan. 9 – Jan. 15

A nice video of Swoon in Paris probably while she was there for a show. Futura x 12oxProphet Trailer. New work from Mesa in Spain. Some new pics of Os Gemeos’s work on their blog. Another Warhol authenticity dispute.  Original Factory assistant Gerard Malanga sues John Chamberlin for selling a painting he created and claiming it was a Warhol.  Complicated by fact that piece was approved as genuine by Warhol Authentication Board. Damien Hirst generates more controversy over diamond skull. One reason to tune into […]

Seen on the erm, Beaches: Beach Art by Sam

We didn’t really have a category to list this post this great video under – we have ‘seen on the streets’, but maybe now AM needs a ‘seen on the beaches’ section – Maybe as well as a street art section, we need one for ‘land art’. Samuel Dougados is a French artist who makes his art on the beaches of Northern Europe. He goes simply by the name of Sam. Sam sent a series of pictures to us here and we just had to […]
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Creative Process: Banksy x Simpsons Intro Animation

Banksy recently gave us an inside look behind how he created and directed the incredible animated intro for the Simpsons episode that aired last fall. The storyboard sketch details an acerbic wit that may have been sharper than FOX would have liked: Take for example the Rupert Murdoch portrait hidden behind the t-shirt scene or the skeletal dipping of the animation cel into the toxic drums. Check out the creative process sketches after the jump.