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Openings: New Brow @ Alternative Cafe & Film Screening

Just in time for South by Southwest (SXSW), Justin from Shooting Gallery set up an art show at Alternative Cafe in Austin that showcased works by many of the artists featured in the film, “New Brow: the Rise of Contemporary Art.” Artists in the film include: Eric Joyner, Charles Krafft, Shawn Barber, Travis Louie, Anthony Ausgang, Ron English, Mike Giant, Isabel Samaras, Camille Rose Garcia, Van Arno, Shepard Fairey, Liz McGrath, Henry Lewis, Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Glenn Barr, Kill Pixie, Niagara, Sas & Colin […]

Openings: Word to Mother – “Lost for Words” @ StolenSpace

Last night saw the opening of Word to Mother’s third exhibition, “Lost for Words,” (teased) at StolenSpace Gallery in London.  After the success of his two previous shows, Word to Mother took control of the larger Drayton Walk gallery and filled it with an array of new work and found objects including a stranded landlocked boat mysteriously filled with vintage magazines, violin cases, paintings and other ephemera.  Most work was on salvaged wood or metal and featured classic Word to Mother characters as well as […]

Shepard Fairey’s Obama – Change on South Park

In yesterday’s South Park “Watchmen x Batman” episode, Mr. Fairey’s Obama “Change” poster is remixed South Park style. It was about time Matt and Trey weighed in on Shepard Fairey’s Obama image, as we were wondering if they lost their edge… apparently not. Check it out the whole episode here.

Creative Process: Sam Flores

Sam Flores’ show “Ego, Addiction and other Bedtime Stories” is set to open at Subliminal Projects on May 2nd. We know many of you are looking forward to attending the opening but here is a little taste of what to expect. Flores sent us a description of some of his creative process to share with our readers: “This painting was done in steps. First the sky – a layer of clouds with acrylic, then colored and blended with a misting of spray paint. I like […]

Google Maps United Kingdom “Street Art” View

One of the most important elements of a strong street art piece is proper placement, which dictates how the work engages viewers through its interaction with the space it inhabits. This context is usually lost when viewing street art online as most photographers are more focused on filling the frame with the work itself. Google Maps changes this, having just added street view imagery throughout the United Kingdom. Street art fans have already been scouring the city, identifying the locations of pieces from Banksy, Blu, […]

Ron English x Bigfoot x Jason Maloney Mural in Jersey City

Yesterday afternoon, one of our favorite contemporary pop artists, Ron English, along with west coast artists Bigfoot and Jason Maloney, injected a little extra life into downtown Jersey City. They blessed Hudson County Art Supply’s exterior wall in Jersey City, NJ with a huge, colorful, and collaborative mural.   It was a gorgeous day for painting. Even Jersey City Mayor, Jeremiah Healey showed up unexpectedly to show his appreciation and support for the project. Everyone was in good spirits and there were aerosol cans everywhere. […]

Preview: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ Pyo Gallery (Beijing)

Apparently, David Choe has been in China working hard on his next series of shows with Pyo Gallery in Beijing.  Opening simultaneously on April 4th at several locations including the Chao Yan Liquor Gallery & 798 Gallery, his solo exhibit will be entitled “Death Blossom.”  Take a look at some of the completed and in-progress paintings after the jump. Also, take time to read the entertaining interview Choe did with our friends over on the Obama Art Report.

Releases: Faile Relaunches Website with Originals & Prints

One would think that the Faile collective would take a little time off after their bangin’ “Lost in Glimmering Shadows” show last year in the UK (covered), but 2009 is no off-year for them. First, they went on a “Supreme: Urban Beautification” campaign on the streets of Manhattan (reported), and now they have relaunched their website: Faile.net with some fresh designs and some even fresher original works & prints which will be sold exclusively through their online shop. To make things as fair as possible for […]

Armory Focus: Opus Art @ Bridge Art Fair

During Armory Week, there were a few things that caught our attention. One of the highlights of the Bridge Art Fair was British gallery Opus Art who traveled from the UK to show New York just what they have to offer. Opus brings a hip mix of Contemporary and Urban artists that included: Chris Kettle, Peter Blake, SHEONE, Justine Smith, Lex Thomas, Dave White, Hush, Bai Tao and Johan Andersson. AM spent some time gazing at the diverse range of great works showcased at their booth. We got […]

Armory Focus: Bast Studio Visit by New Image Art

The thing about “Art Show” week (Armory, Art Basel, Art LA) is not only exposure to all the great art you can handle, but you also realize how small the art community is. Seeing big-named artists walking down the aisle and celebrities moving from booth to booth is not an uncommon occurrence. At the Armory Art Fair, we ran into Marsea Goldberg of LA’s New Image Art. Marsea told AM that she was in town not only to check out Armory Week, but also to “catch up” […]