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Seen on the Streets: Ellis G.

Brooklyn chalk artist extraordinaire Ellis G. went to town on Santa Monica Blvd. last night as part of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased and previewed) opening 7pm tonight at Thinkspace. His chalk etchings capture the shadows of everyday street objects and their surrounding environment. Anything that casts a shadow is fair game: bikes, fences, lightposts, and even full city blocks. Ellis G’s former graffiti writing background is apparent in the precise execution of his work. His lines are clean, performed with long, confident pulls. […]

Setup: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Continuing our coverage of “From the Streets of Brooklyn” (teased) at Thinkspace opening this Friday, January 9th, AM stopped by the gallery to check out the progress of the installations and to give our readers a peek at some additional pieces featured in the show. Put simply, what we saw was enamoring. With three amazing installations, Ellis G. chalking the streets, and pieces reminiscent of a stroll down a few Brooklyn blocks, including works from heavy-hitters Faile, AIKO, Bast, Elbow-Toe, Gaia, Imminent Disaster, Swoon, and many […]

Preview: 15 Years of New Image Art

Some 15 years ago, Marsea Goldberg launched New Image Art, and in doing so, helped foster the alternative/low-brow/street art scene we all know and love today. To celebrate the gallery’s crystal anniversary, New Image is having a special show January 24 of an illustrious selection of artists whose work has graced its walls over the years. The roster includes such notables as Barry McGee, Clare Rojas, Ed, Templeton, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jim Houser, Jeff Soto, Swoon, Faile, David Ellis, Bast, Aiko, Os […]

Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” – Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery

Probably the most ubiquitous and iconic image from President-elect Barack Obama’s election campaign enters into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian at the National Portrait Gallery. Appropriately, they plan to hang it up on inauguration day. The purchase was made possible through the generosity of Heather and Tony Podesta who donated money to acquire the art work.  Congrats Shepard. Keep it locked here, as AM will be on hand to cover the inauguration, Manifest Hope, and all the related festivities. Via UsaToday Discuss Shepard Fairey […]

Releases: The Empire’s State – Nick Walker

Black Rat Press will be exhibiting at the London Art Fair (Jan 13-18) where they will be showing works by Swoon, Matt Small, Lucas Price, Asha Zero, Brian Adam Douglas, D*Face and Nick Walker.  Also garnering significant interest is the new print “The Empires’s State” by Nick Walker from his “The Morning After” series.  The release will on January 13th (6 pm) at the fair, but there will also be an online option for those who are overseas and can’t make it. Details after the […]

Releases: Inauguration Print – Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey’s new print made especially for Barack Obama’s inauguration is now available from the Inaugural Store. There are two versions unsigned for $100 (24 x 36″ numbered 1001-9999 with 8500 available), signed for $500 (24 x 36″ limited to 1000 with 750 available). Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Update: Anthony Lister

We recently came across this picture of Anthony Lister working on an etching for an upcoming release from Paper Monster scheduled for this month.  No details yet as to the edition size, price, or even the image, but from the looks of it, the print will most likely be of the painting seen below that was shown by New Image Art at Art Basel week. We are also looking forward to his two-person show with Craola coming up next month at Fifty24SF, but more on […]

David Choe “Choegal” Signing – New York

Following up his sold out signing in LA of his latest art figure “Choegal,” David Choe has again teamed up with Giant Robot for another signing, this time in Manhattan. The signing will take place on January 3rd at Giant Robot NY. So if you are in the New York area, this may be your only chance to pick up a Choegal signed by the man himself. But as many learned from the LA line, get there early or go home empty handed. Choegal release […]

Teaser: From the Streets of Brooklyn @ Thinkspace

Los Angeles – lock your doors, close the blinds, and call your mom for comfort because Thinkspace is being overrun with pieces from more than 40 Brooklyn-based artists for the highly anticipated “From the Streets of Brooklyn” show curated by Ad Hoc Art which opens on January 9th @ 7pm. This epic event samples the gamut of Brooklyn street and graffiti artists: Abe Lincoln Jr., Acne, AIKO, AnerA, Avoid Pi, avone, Bast, c.damage, Celso, Chris Stain, Dain, Dan Witz, Dark Clouds, Elbow-Toe, ELC, Faro, Graffiti […]

Banksy – Tourism in the Holy Land

An interesting article came out last week talking about how Banksy’s work from Santa’s Ghetto in Israel had become a tourist attraction. However, some of his work was lost in translation when seen from the eyes of the people living there. For example, one of his most iconic images “Flower Thrower” is revered because it resembles, according to the locals, the angel statue at a nearby church outside the village of Beit Sahour, in Shepherd’s Field. They insist that Banksy knew about the statue when […]