It seems that KAWS mania is not only limited to the United States. KAWS’ latest vinyl toy, the Dissected Bearbrick, is a collaboration between Original Fake and Medicom.Â This Bearbrick is designed after Kaws’ famous “Dissected Companion.” Like the fans that waited in line to see the opening of Kaws’ latest show at Honor Fraser (covered), fans in Asia (Tokyo & Taiwan) were also willing toÂ camp out for a chance to purchase hisÂ rareÂ products.Â Last weekend,Â Taiwan’s premierÂ fashionÂ retailerÂ Invincible sold all three sizes of the Bearbrick toÂ Kaws’Â zealous but […]
Category Archives: Street & Urban Art
AM kicked off its tour of New York’s Armory Week with a quick stop at Scope Art Fair. We’ll start off with some quick snaps of images that caught our eye that hopefully should inspire anyone near New York to come out and check out this week of amazing art. Enjoy all the photos after the jump.
The famous inquiry from the graphic novel turned movie “Watchmen” has been popping up in various cities throughout the world, including New York, Toronto, and across the pond in London. Having seen the “Who watches the watchmen?” tag scrawled on the sides of buildings, across payphones, and even on the back of a truck, we doubt that the writers received permission to put the work up. Is this the work of Comic-Con-going fans who can’t contain their excitement about tomorrow’s movie opening or is this […]
We went by the first few days to take some pictures to show you the day to day progress (after the jump), but this amazing mural will be officially unveiled on Saturday, March 7th at the conclusion of Lance Armstrong’s “Hollywood Ride”, a fundraiser to benefit the fight against cancer. For more info and to register for this ride, please RSVP to [email protected] After a very eventful East coast swing, Shepard Fairey is back working his home turf of LA, and this time it’s a […]
AM was on hand at the opening of SÃo Paulo at Scion Installation LA this past Saturday. The show was curated by Choque Cultural in association with Jonathan LeVine and features work from some of Brazil’s best: Calma, Carlos Dias, MZK, Ramon Martins, Silvana Mello, Speto, Titi Freak and ZezÃ£o. Normally a white-walled gallery space, Scion Installation LA was completely transformed by the artists, each adding their own unique touch of SÃo Paulo’s color, vibrancy, grittiness, and energy with work that had influences of street […]
February is the last month of winter, but things heated up with some great stories. As always, we’ve got a healthy serving of Second Helpings for you. The staff at AM has selected some of the best stories that deserve another look. Get served after the jump.
Looks like Faile has been working overtime in the streets of NYC at the expense of Supreme’s Spring ad campaign. Numerous ad posters were altered and remixed across the streets of New York. Faile replaced rocker Lou Reed’s “grill” with their infamous tiger face and also replaced the classic Supreme “box logo” on center of the shirt with the Collective’s catch phrase: “vanity”. Apparently this “remix” is a urban retaliation to Supreme’s annual guerrilla-spam ad campaigns. These campaigns allegedly consists of plastering numerous posters/pasters all […]
A crispy newÂ BanksyÂ just popped up in Gillett Square (Hackney, UK). It seems that the recent “hammering” which the urban art market took inÂ thisÂ week’s auctions (covered) have clearly not affected Banksy’sÂ approach at all. It goes to show that his meteoric rise in popularity the past few years have not gotten to his head. His uniqueÂ perspective onÂ our world today are not driven by speculators or gallerists. Whether the art market is up or down, Sir Banksy reminds us that why hisÂ works belongs on the streets and not […]
UK artist Hush’s latest solo show, “Hymn to beauty” (teased), kicks off on March 5th at Carmichael Gallery in LA. In between finishing up the body of work and nabbing 6 hours sleep over 3 days, Hush welcomed AM to his studio to take a look at the work in progress, where we did a little interview with him. This and a chance to enter a giveaway contest for a set of signed Hush stickers after the jump…
Art Connoisseur x Fashion x Skate mogul James Jebbia revealed his latest collaboration with superstar artist Damien Hirst in an intimate conversation with Interview.Â The top dog of the British art scene will be the featured artistÂ designing the latestÂ set of decksÂ from the renowned Supreme “Artist Series”. Owner and creator of the “World Famous” Supreme skate brand; James JebbiaÂ has long been a trailblazer in bringing skatedeck x Contemporary art collaborations to the forefront of the pop art culture. Having been a long time collector of some of […]