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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Banksy bombs New York!

When AM attended the Lazarides show in New York, one of the hot rumors floating around was that Banksy was in town bombing New York. Well that rumor seemed to come to fruition Saturday as our friends Jake and Ray spotted a “crew” working the side of a building located on the corner of Wooster and Grand. Our friend Jake from Streetsy.com went to ask them about the project and got them to admit “they worked for collossal media, the sign painting company, and they were given […]

Ron English’s “Abama” original at Opera Gallery

Contemporary artist Ron English has been very busy lately. After creating his iconic fusion portrait of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln in support of the upcoming presidential campaign, Ron has been seen in Denver for the Democratic convention and now returns home to the New York tri-state area to showcase his famous “Abama” image. By now many have seen Ron English’s “Abama”. The original black and white silkscreen from Upper Playground sold out in minutes. Ron has provided Arrested Motion with some exclusive news for those that are interested […]

Storm Trooper // Kaws

Looks as though the highly anticipated “Kaws Trooper” has dropped in Japan at the Original-Fake store. This will be a nice companion piece for the Kaws Vader figure and will not be released anywhere else. Instinctoy has published full turnarounds (seen below) of all the details. Head over there for more photos. More photos of the release after the jump.

Stealing from the Rich / Above

Above has posted up new video of his “Stealing from the Rich” piece that he did in Lisbon. It appears that he noticed a beggar/homeless person sitting in her usual spot next to an ATM and that must have inspired him to produce this new work. Learn a little more about the globe-trotting “Arrow Man” after the jump.

Openings: Preview night @ “Outsiders” Lazarides NYC

What do you get when you put an empty, rundown building together with the UK’s hottest urban/street gallery? Just add a little graffiti and you’ll get one of the freshest shows of 2008! As promised, Arrested Motion was on hand for the exclusive preview opening of the Lazarides Outsiders show. In attendance was a veritable who’s who of the UK Urban art genre. Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, David Choe, JR and even Steve Lazarides himself was on hand to mingle with the packed 2 floor […]

Preview: Outsiders by Lazarides – NYC

So after tearing up the UK urban art scene for the past few years… the infamous Lazarides is going to hold a surprise show in the “big apple” next week. Laz is a UK gallery known for representing some of the most notable artists in the Urban/Street scene such as Banksy, Micallef and Faile. It will be interesting to see what they bring to represent in their first New York show. More to come as Arrested Motion will be on hand at the invite-only preview […]

Openings: A night at Kaws’ Miami show

As a follow-up to our preview of Kaws’ “Saturated” show at Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami, we have some EXCLUSIVE pictures from our friend Kim, who generously shared with us a little opening night access! Kaws was on hand to sign some goodies for his legion of fans! It seems that Kim even got a little gift from the man himself! *Note that this show is “curated” by Pharrell and were NOT commissions for the trend-setting producer. So, the works were available for sale to the general public, but as […]

Preview: Kaws at Emmanuel Perrotin

“I’m sure” 68×68 Today Kaws (AKA Brian Donnelly) will open his exhibition “Saturated” at Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami. Ending his long hiatus from the gallery circuit, Kaws will make his long awaited return with a gallery known for representing blue chippers such as: Takashi Murakami and Robert Stadler. Curated by mainstream tastemaker and producer Pharrell Williams with works stemming from animation icon “Sponge Bob SquarePants”, Kaws is certainly making a splash with his return to the gallery circuit! We can’t wait to see what he […]
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