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Teaser: David Choe for “Zen Garden” @ JANM

This upcoming Thursday night at the Japanese American National Museum, the Zen Garage exhibition, developed in collaboration between the JANM and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed), will be open to fans of car culture and art alike. The show features The Super Famicom Car – a retro video game inspired by a converted Scion xB that utilizes projectors from both the front and rear to play video games, Spike – a custom motorcycle by Shinya Kimura, and David Choe’s (featured) custom Monster Scion xB including […]

Openings: Armsrock – “Nocturne On A Drainpipe Flute” (Copenhagen)

Armsrock (interviewed) recently opened up a show in Copenhagen at the Wonderland Art Space entitled Nocturne On A Drainpipe Flute. No stranger to the art of projection as the Danish artist has participated in multiple light projects, this show features 210 drawings on 7 different looping projectors including many of the “images of unrest” that we love.

Overtime: Dec. 19 – Dec. 25

Some pieces from Sam Flores’ show in Cairo. Tom Bagshaw working on a piece for the upcoming “In The Nursery” show. Creative Spaces visits Luke Chueh in his “shedio”. Eric White shows in Norway. Christie’s sold a record $5 billion of art and collectibles at auction in 2010. Despite successes in other Asian countries, the contemporary art market in Japan is struggling. Christopher Hawthorne review on architecture in 2010. Christopher Knight, on the year in art. Spanish thieves mistake sculpture worth 800,000 euros as scrap […]

Merry Christmas from Skewville

Our final gift to you comes from the NYC art duo Skewville.  Known for their hanging wooden shoes, it looks like they hung up something different this time above the cleverly incorporated door for this street piece. And, with this final Christmas greeting, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holidays from the AM crew. Keep warm and we hope you got what you wanted for Xmas. Via Wooster Collective.

Streets: Merry Christmas from Slinkachu

More Christmas greetings come from street miniature photographer Slinkachu. This piece in London entitled Maz + Joe is a twist on the usual story this time of year with Mary riding something other than a Donkey, but it looks like all the places to sleep are still full. Hopefully, they’ll be able to find a manger to keep warm and deliver their bundle of joy. Another view after the jump…

Streets: Merry Christmas from C215

What a fitting photo with the snow, church, and imagery courtesy of French stencil specialist C215, who recently showed at Galerie Itinerrance (covered). This piece is a “sacred heart” variation on a piece we featured last year at this time. Another view after the jump…

Streets: WK Interact (Paris)

It looks like Paris recently received a hefty dose of WK Interact and also may have gotten a glimpse at a different side of the NY-based artist. The bondage-inspired works were considerably smaller than the huge mural WK just completed in Mexico (covered), but nevertheless, still made a strong impact on the City of Lights. More images after the jump…

Openings: “Dirty Little Secret” @ Indica on 11th (Mallick Williams)

AM recently had the pleasure of attending a special group show curated by our friend Wendy Asher, who you may remember from her appearance in Exit Through the Gift Shop. Held at Indica on 11th (now known as Mallick Williams) in Chelsea, the show featured fresh works from Tobias Keene, Laura Keeble, Paul Hazelton, K-Guy and Nicolas Bowers. The opening was packed from the moment the doors were opened and we had to go back a second time to get a proper look at this great […]

Basel Week Miami ’10 – “Urban Alchemists” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The Wynwood Walls was a very unique project that brought the arts back to a worn down district of Miami. Along with the already gorgeous mural projects and indoor art cafe, this year brought another aspect to the Wynwood destination – a unique project space where Jonathan LeVine put on his Urban Alchemist group exhibition (previewed). We stopped by to hang out and soak in the works of AJ Fosik, Dan Witz, Doze Green, Invader, James Marshall (Dalek), Jim Houser, Judith Supine, Mario Martinez (Mars-1), […]

Video: Barry McGee “TRANSFER” Footage

You may remember earlier this year, July to be exact, when we shared some photos with you of the traveling museum exhibition TRANSFER when it opened at the Brazilian Cultural Pavilion. Well, Barry McGee, whom we last saw at Art Basel Week, had a part in that exhibition and here is footage to prove it. Take a look at some rare moments captured on video as he painted and prepped for his installation at the museum. Via Known Gallery. Discuss Barry McGee here.