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Preview: Joe Sorren – “Everything’s Alright Sweetie, Please Get Some Sleep” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

For nearly two decades, the name Joe Sorren has been synonymous with an ability to create a story of endless interpretation within his works. If you have been following the surrealism painters of the modern age, then you certainly know the name and the work. But who is Joe Sorren? The man behind the art has remained somewhat of an enigma. He is seclusive perhaps borderline reclusive, especially in regards to his sanctuary of creation. Sorren firmly believes his art should speak without having to speak […]

Streets: Askew One (New Zealand)

Dubbed the Askew Tankfarm Project, this newest endeavor from New Zealand’s best is located in Auckland near the wharf in the Wynyard Quarter. By painting over a cluster of silos, a nod to the area’s industrial past, Askew has creating a stunning new public art attraction. The lettering recounting the entire poem Auckland by C.K. Stead is a nice touch. Check out more of the photos below…

Streets: World Roundup (Nov 19 – Nov 25)

This week’s look at public art around the world is headlined by this new piece (source) from Case (aka Andreas von Chrzanowski) in Frankfurt, Germany. Painted at the construction site for the future European Central Bank headquarters, the MaClaim crew member painted Pinnochio being manipulated by a pair of hands, making some sort of political statement. Other worthy pieces come from Escif – Spain, Kidult – Belgium (source), Remi Rough & Shok-1 – London (source), Mesa – Italy, Christiaan Nagel – London, Remed – Morocco, Pixel […]

Rewind: Nov 19 – Nov 25

This week’s edition of Rewind sees an interview with KAWS from Art Info with plenty of footage from his studio in New York. The video was recorded prior to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade where his Campanion balloon joined the festivities (covered) and his current show at Galerie Perrotin in Paris (covered). He covers both subjects as well as some other topics in the video seen below… Other notable videos of the week include: The movie Parker is running a contest until November 30th featuring the […]

Preview / Set-Up: Cyrcle. – “Organized Chaos!” (Los Angeles)

This past weekend, AM had a chance to visit L.A.-based art collective Cyrcle. as they prepare to unveil their second solo show, which takes place this Friday in the city of Los Angeles. Titled Organized Chaos!, this new body of work shows a continuing evolution of both their style and aesthetic so people who have been following their work will be pleasantly surprised when they see what the group have been up to as of late. Using the cube as the central idea behind the show, as […]

Studio Visits: Dylan Egon – “Art as Lifestyle” @ reGeneration

We recently had the pleasure of visiting the New Jersey studio space of artist Dylan Egon where he was preparing for his upcoming exhibition Art as Lifestyle. Held at the unique venue of reGeneration, this show opening December 1st will feature a hybrid of both fine art and furniture design. Dylan has crafted series of his signature “assemblages” that we’ve come to enjoy since we first saw them in Home of the Brave at Jonathan LeVine last year as well as some furniture stemming from the fusion […]

Studio Visit: Brian Viveros – “War of the Roses” @ SCOPE / Thinkspace

With Basel Week Miami mere days away, it’s time to start giving you an idea of what to expect from this year’s event. We recently stopped by the studio of Brian Viveros to check out some of the paintings he will be shipping to the SCOPE Fair that will be displayed at the Thinkspace booth. War of the Roses will feature much of the imagery that fans of Viveros’ work have come to appreciate – strong female characters, reference to Spanish culture, tobacco, military themes, […]

Upcoming / Streets: Vhils – “Devoid” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

With the general opening set for November 29th, Lazarides (Rathbone Place) is ready to present Vhils’ (filmed) first solo with the gallery in over three years. Devoid will be the Portuguese artist’s most comprehensive show to date and feature work that examines the relationship between the individual and the overwhelming force of urban environments, sourcing much of his materials from derelict spaces in the city. Many of the new pieces will reference projects the forceful street agent completed in 2012 in places like Shanghai, Paris, the favelas of Rio and […]

Overtime: Nov 19 – Nov 25

Overtime stories of the week: Phlegm working through possible covers for his new book. RIP: Arnaud Maggs, who died at the age of 86. Congratulations: Julian Schnabel and The Hole’s May Andersen get engaged. An insightful look at the market for Damien Hirst works and how he may have damaged it with his actions. Sotheby’s posted a pre-tax loss of $46.4m, representing a 58% fall in net profits for first nine months of year. Per ArtTactic, confidence in the Chinese contemporary art market declines as […]

Streets: Mear One (Los Angeles)

Another day, another impressive mural from Mear One (interviewed). This latest wall is located in Culver City and features some of the apocalyptical-illuminati imagery that is often seen in his work as well as puts the LA-based street artist’s top-notch technical skills on display. This piece was part of series of works in support for Prop 37 leading up to the election and the fight for labeling of genetically modified foods (see video below for more info). Photo credit: The Hundreds. Discuss Mear One here.