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Openings: “OK, I’ll Rename It” @ Bill Brady KC

Summer has been heating up and of all the group shows popping up as everyone enters the break before fall – Bill Brady in Kansas City has some of the most hotness with a four person showcase. Entitled OK, I’ll Rename It, this exhibition puts together four artistic peers that have shown together in various combinations of galleries & group shows, but this marks the first time Erik Parker, KAWS, Todd “REAS” James and Tomoo Gokita have shared the stage for a smashing demonstration of their creativity. Check […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey For The Line Hotel (Los Angeles)

AM recently had the pleasure of staying at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, a project put together by the good people behind the Ace Hotel among others. Along with the work of D*Face gracing the west side of the property, the locally-based Shepard Fairey (featured) was asked to create a large mural overlooking the main entrance of the hotel. Completed over the course of several days, the “Peace Tree” will now be seen as a prominent part of the Wilshire corridor as drivers head west through […]
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Overtime: July 7 – July 13

Image: © Nancy Rubins. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Erich Koyama More stories from the week that ended July 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Nancy Rubins’ Our Friend Fluid Metal opens at Gagosian Gallery W 21st St on July 17. RIP: On Kawara, who died at the age of 81. Helly Nahmad had a month-long “party” before heading off to prison. Stuart Krimko leaves his position as director at David Kordansky Gallery to focus on poetry. The […]
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Previews: Rex Romae group show @ Scoop London

From 13 July until 15th of July, RexRomae Gallery will be showcasing a group show show during SCOOP International at the prestigious Saatchi Gallery and Phillips. Featuring 12 well-known street artists from around the globe, this event will be the first time these all will exhibit their work together. With pieces created especially for this expo, the show will feature brand new work by Alexis Diaz, Askew, Borondo, Fintan Magee, Martin Whatson, 2501, and more. All being artists that have created numerous murals and installations […]
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Releases and Process: Bumblebeelovesyou – “Mutual Feeling” Print

On Friday, July 11, Bumblebeelovesyou releases his Mutual Feeling screen print, featuring a very popular image from his Bee Yourself exhibition. The 17″ x 23″ limited edition features hand-pulled silkscreen and also stenciled spray paint on Coventry Rag 290gsm and has hand-deckled edges. There will be 50 signed and numbered pieces and each will cost $150. To purchase, make sure you visit bumblebeelovesyou.com at 11:00AM Pacific Standard Time on 7/11/14. Judging by the speed in which his previous releases have sold, you should be there sooner […]
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Showing: “Positivilly Marvillainous” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton is currently hosting the Positivilly Marvillainous group show, a title borrowed from the smart word play of George Herriman, the creator of the Krazy Kat comic. The power of comics and cartoons, and the way they represent characters and tell the story is the main theme of the show. The idea that “still, simple and sophisticated characters tell our stories better than a complicated plot,” resulted in an exhibition that champion the character itself. The show features works by established and up and […]
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Releases: SABER – “Colores Para Siempre” 1xRUN Print

Currently on 1xRUN, Los Angeles-based writer SABER (interviewed) is offering a new limited entitled Colores Para Siempre. Created by revisiting areas where graffiti is prevalent, post buffing, the new 18 x 24 Inches 12-Color Serigraph can be yours for $200 and come signed (etched) and numbered. More info and to purchase, head over here. SABER explains further – “These prints were inspired by a photograph that I took inside the banks of the Los Angeles river. I stumbled upon that particular image in the LA river and it […]
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Shepard Fairey x Dave Chappelle @ Radio City Music Hall

Eight years after comedy giant Dave Chapelle walked off the set of the third season the Chappelle’s Show and into the veil of private life, he made a triumphant return to the spotlight of the Big Apple at the historic Radio City Music Hall recently. To commemorate this event, Chapelle commissioned artist Shepard Fairey to create unique artwork for the show. AM was lucky enough to attend a fun night filled with comedy and music as Kanye West also made a surprise performance for the pumped […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Jun 15 – Jul 6)

The time had come for another Streets World Roundup here on AM. Leading things off is a complex new work of art from Felice Varini in Hasselt, Belgium for the “De Unie Hasselt-Genk” exhibition. The spiral-like piece which plays with perspective was painted on the roofs and facades of 99 buildings and can only be properly seen from one vantage point. Take a look at more here. Other murals that drew our attention in recent weeks includes work from Shok-1 x Remi Rough – UK, Strøk – Italy, […]
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Streets: Faith47 (South Africa)

Faith 47 recently spent a few days painting in Durban, South Africa, as part of the cultural program of the 25th World Congress on Architecture, UIA2014 Durban. For this event, she will be painting six walls on four of the supporting columns of the main freeway overpass adjacent to the Early Morning Market in Warwick. Recently, she completed three of these walls, with another three to be painted in August. For this project, the South African artist chose to paint portraits of actual traders in […]