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Streets: ESPO (Copenhagen) – Part 1

It looks like ESPO (featured) is back in Copenhagen (see 2011) for an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You. Along with this event presented by V1 Gallery and held at (Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Nyhavn 2. Copenhagen K – Denmark) on November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Steve Powers is also in town to paint a new large-scale mural in front of the U.S. Embassy. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
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Openings: KAWS @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

Continuing his spate of strong showings recently, KAWS opened one of two shows over the weekend in New York at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. For this space, the Brooklyn-based artist created three new wooden sculptures, over eighteen feet high, in a style first seen in Switzerland for a showing for Basel week. These three monumental wooden companions were displayed along with three eight foot tondos. We’ll have photos for you soon from the other showing at Galerie Perrotin, but for now, enjoy more photos below […]
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Rewind: Oct 13 – Nov 3

The end of this week brings another Rewind feature here on AM where we bring you art-related videos that may interest you. Leading things off is a closer at the recent mural painted by José Parlá at the James B. Hunt Library at the North Carolina State University. For those intrigued by the photos we shared with you back in July, make sure you watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based artist as he explains his thoughts behind the project making use of his urban calligraphic technique. Bumblebee […]
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Overtime: Oct 28 – Nov 3

More stories from the week that ended Nov 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Space Invader reportedly arrested in NY for putting up street work (as shown above). RIP: Arthur C. Danto dies at the age of 89. RIP: Karin Higa, who died at 47 due to cancer. Dutch museums have identified 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era. Max Stern’s heirs announced the recovery of a painting he lost 76 years ago, but they lose two others. 1,300 […]
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Openings: Hush – “Fatales” @ The Outsiders

After completing a high profile project working on the interiors of TAO a the Maritime Hotel in New York, Hush (interviewed) returned to the UK to open a solo at The Outsiders in London. Fatales features paintings and sketches from the Newcastle-based artist rendered in a style familiar to fans of the Hush melding Eastern & Western influences. Attendees were also able to enjoy one of the walls of the space, covered with a mural created in a aesthetic similar to the portraiture work in the show. Photos via the […]
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Openings: Galerie Perrotin – “Art Carnival Park” @ Russian Tea Room

In anticipation for the second exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York outpost, we bring you an inside look at the art party of the year (thus far). After the grand opening of the exhibition with Paola Pivi, a list of the who’s who in the New York art scene arrived last month at the Russian Tea Room for a special Art Carnival Park. Emmanuel Perrotin, known for throwing some of the most creative and festive events, transformed the famed venue into an incredible state fair […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Final Days

Since we last mentioned Banksy’s ongoing art residency in the Big Apple, he’s since created a piece near Yankee Stadium (seen below) and painted over an existing piece in a thrift shop for charity (also seen below). And now, earlier today, he brought the historic Better Out Than In to a close with his take (seen above) on the bubble tags made famous by vandals in New York. The inflatable throw-up was seen on the Long Island Expressway near Queens. Discuss Banksy here.
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Singapore)

Ernest Zacharevic recently visited Singapore where he created several fantastic street pieces. Known for his street art installations, where he combines his realistic painting with the use of 3D objects, the Lithuanian born artist created several very playful pieces around city. Focused on painting cheerful images, often showing children at play, his murals are very popular with by-passers that come across them, and these pieces surely won’t be any exception to that. Such imagery is a perfect step forward towards accepting this form of art in a […]
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Upcoming: Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit

Coming up on November 16th, Branded Arts will be curating an event to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). The night will start at 7pm featuring a print release at the opening from Nick Walker (seen above) entitled The Morning After – Santa Monica which will come in a run of 75. Before the 12 am end, a silent auction will be held for basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor […]
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Releases: KAWS Silkscreen Print Portfolio

Prolific NYC-based artist KAWS has been very active lately showing his paintings & sculptures at art fairs & museums. After the FIAC art fair in France, two museum shows in the US at the PAFA (covered) and Nerman Museum (covered), and only few days before opening a solo show at Galerie Perrotin in NYC, the artist announced the release of a silkscreen prints portfolio on his Instagram. According to the information given, the edition will only be 100 and the release is planned soon via Kawsone.com. As seen on the studio […]