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Studio Visit: Tim Biskup – “Former State” @ THIS Gallery

Last time we ran into artist extraordinaire Tim Biskup, it was during the Heroes & Villains book signing (c0vered). However, this time around, AM was fortunate enough to visit his studio and get an in-depth look into his creative space and the hard work that’s been taking place in preparation for his next show. Entitled Former State, the new collection of paintings & sculptures will be presented October 14th at THIS Gallery in Los Angeles. The paintings will utilize the polygonal style he has mastered […]

Streets: Olek – Astor Place Cube (New York)

Agata Oleksiak aka Olek, who recently held a solo show in New York, took her guerrilla crocheting into the public domain several days ago in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Putting her knitting skills on overdrive, she covered the Alamo sculpture in NY, also known as the Astor Place Cube, with a colorful patchwork of yarn with embedded messages. This will not be her first high profile public intervention, if you remember, as she burst onto the scene last year by taking on […]

Nuart Festival ’11: Herakut

With the Nuart Festival in full swing in Norway, the next artists to grace the walls of Stavenger are German duo Herakut. The creative blend of Hera’s loose and more abstract elements with Akut’s photorealistic skills is a special aesthetic that can’t be duplicated. They took time to work on a large wall (with the assistance of a mechanical crane) as well as an immersive installation that took over an entire room. More photos after the jump from Henrik Haven.

Nuart Festival ’11: David Choe & DVS1

As we continue our coverage of this year’s Nuart Festival, our attention shifts to a street reunion of sorts between DVS-1 and David Choe (featured).  The last time they met up at the festival in Norway was 2009, where they put up a tremendous amount of collaborative work in a short period of time. This time around, they were no less productive, getting up indoors and out including this entire room they covered from floor to ceiling. More photos from AM photographer Henrik Haven after […]

Overtime: Sept 26 – Oct 2

Adam Neate solo, Dimensional Paintings, upcoming at Elms Lester. Another look after jump. New wall work by Escif (France), Kenor (Poland), Insa (Belgium) and ROID (London), and M-City (Poland). Mural by REVOK, RIME, Dabs & Myla, and others accidentally plastered over by peace campaign. Rodrigo Petersen x Os Gemeos Limited Edition Pack. Estevan Oriol reveals his favorite place to eat. Saber with some Paris pics. Remi/Rough paints Wagamama restaurant and wall in London. Many artists moving to Berlin due to “more open and free” art […]

Streets: Aakash Nihalani (India)

New York-based Aakash Nihalani, who has pushed his tape constructs in the streets to the next level with his recent gallery work, still continues to roam the alleyways, decrepit buildings, and decaying walls to get his message across. These new vibrant works he sent us, featuring his signature geometric tape installations, were placed in India, where he was in town for his exhibition Aalign at Seven Art Limited in Delhi. More photos after the jump…

Streets: Wynwood Walls Update (Miami)

It looks like Wynwood Walls is kicking off things early this year because just after RETNA hit up his wall in Miami, ROA, Gaia, Nunca, HOW & NOSM, the Date Farmers, Faile, and Bast rolled into town to do their thing. Undoubtedly, this year’s event will be just as looked forward to as last year’s edition, with a nice list of artists worked up already. We’ll be checking out these murals in person once Art Basel Week Miami rolls around. *Original set of photos removed […]

Benefits: RxArt 2011 Gala

AM recently attended the annual RxArt benefit gala. The non-profit organization dedicated to placing original fine art (see Jeff Koons) in patient and examination rooms of hospitals have long garnered the staunch support from some other big names in art such as Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Yoshitomo Nara, Marilyn Minter and Ed Ruscha. This year the silent auction was once again filled with impressive original works from notables such as Nate Lowman, José Parlá, Matthew Brannon, Aurel Schmidt, Terry Richardson, Ed Templeton, Tim Barber, Robert […]

Streets: Blu @ Tudela Avant-Garde Urbano Festival (Spain)

The man never stops. And for that, we are grateful. After a quick stop in Valencia, Blu has since journeyed north into the heart of Spain to partake in Avant-Garde Urbano in the cozy town of Tudela de Navarra. With signature iconography and social commentary, the ubiquitous Italian artist kicks things off at this inaugural street art event, the likes of which have sprung up at an unprecedented rate throughout Europe as a tool to attract tourists and bring money into the community. The festival […]

Streets: TrustoCorp – “Drive Through Liposuction” (Brooklyn)

This summer saw TrustoCorp truly spread their satirical wings with smart and assertive street interventions on both coasts, critiquing the ugliness of pop culture with signature wry wit and multiple campaigns in Los Angeles and New York. In perhaps their most humorous, most direct, and most popular intervention to date, a series of faux trash mags were planted at news stands in and around airports in LA and NYC. Now, as fall is about to set in, the Brooklyn-based collective once again targets vanity and […]