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Streets: Jeff Soto (Lyon) Part II

Last week, we brought you photos of the cat-inspired mural Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted while in France for the Les Enfants TERRIBLES exhibition. It looks like that wasn’t the last of the feline-inspired walls that Jeff endowed on the city of Lyon as he now sends us a second set of photos of this large Le Chat Terrible piece, one of the largest outdoor works he has done in recent memory. The industrious Riverside-based artist finished it in pretty much in one day after sketching it […]

Streets: Vhils (UK)

Vhils, whom we recently filmed working on a wall for the Post No Bills gallery in Venice, California has been spotted chiseling away on the other side of the pond in the UK. This newest piece was commissioned by the Urban Outfitters in Exeter and also features what looks to be a specially constructed facade to accommodate the Portuguese artist’s unique techniques. More photos after the jump…

Streets: Phlegm (Croatia) Part II

Rounding out his time in Croatia, where a super-sized seeing device was already gifted to the Central European country, two more murals were completed by Phlegm before heading back to the UK. In trademark black and white, we see the Sheffield-based street artist furthered his fantastical storyline with his eerie, yet endearing cast of characters. Another brilliant flying machine, akin to one painted in London last week, is the stand out, highlighting his skills in going large while not ignoring the intricacies in the minor […]
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Viewpoints: Top 25 Most Expensive Banksy Works Ever

Last Wednesday during Christie’s Post War & Contemporary Art sale in London, a historic Banksy canvas came very close to tripling its high estimate of £50,000. Originally exhibited in 2002 at Santa’s Ghetto, a perennial winter group show (a modern riff of which occurred last December with Marks and Stencils) during those early, pre-hype years that saw Banksy canvases sell – and sometimes sit unsold – for a mere few hundred quid, Bird with Grenade closed at £145,250 ($228,043). The piece serves as an interesting […]

Streets: Conor Harrington for Dublin Contemporary

After gifting his homeland three cowboy themed murals back in June (here, here, and here), it looks like Conor Harrington (interviewed) has returned to Ireland for another wall. This time, he hits up Dublin with a large new piece entitled Dead Meat, painted for this year’s Dublin Contemporary. For those in London, look for Conor’s work for Lazarides’ minotaur themed event in the Old Vic Tunnels coming up next month. More photos of this mural after the jump…

Openings: “Made In Polaroid” @ Phillips de Pury

AM recently attended the star studded charity art show Made In Polaroid held at Phillips de Pury. The benefit was a one night auction that featured 50 works created by the 50-50-50 project using Polaroid’s mobile printer. All proceeds went to support Free Arts NYC. Numerous notable artists including Marilyn Minter, Jean Pigozzi, Will Cotton, Patrick Demarchelier, Phillip-Lorca Dicorica, Steven Klein, Matthew Rolston, Paulo Roversi, Lady Gaga, James Franco, Maripol, Nate Lowman, Chris Anthony, Estevan Oriol, Gary Baseman, Tyra Banks, EINE, Stella IM Hultberg, Krista Huot, Nick […]

Streets: Retna (Miami)

After the pulling the cover off of a controversial collaborative mural with fellow graffiti artist Risk a couple weeks back, Retna (featured) bounced down to Miami last week to get a leg up on his fellow artists for this year’s Wynwood Walls. Originally conceived of by Jeffrey Deitch as a clever way to revitalize the debilitated Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel Miami, the annual outdoor art gathering has blossomed into an all out assault by graffiti legends, street artists, and contemporary art figures alike […]

Streets: Invader (São Paulo) Part II

Last month we brought you coverage of Invader getting up down in São Paulo. It appears either the Parisian artist fell in love with the Brazilian street art mecca and stuck around for the past few week. Or he was so pleased with his previous invasion that he quickly returned for another attack. Whatever it may be, the master of the mosaic has bestowed another round of his 8-bit minions scattered throughout the South American country once again in some pretty impressive and brazen locations. […]

Streets: SABER – “Skytagging” (Los Angeles)

If you read AM this morning, you would have been tipped off by SABER (interviewed) to something happening in the skies around noon time today. So, if you were in downtown Los Angeles and looked up, you would have seen something interesting. Besides trying out a novel approach to tagging utilizing the technique of skywriting with shoutouts to Art Work Rebels (AWR) and Mad Society Kings (MSK) as well as some fellow crew members, the socially conscious writer also planned the event to protest the […]
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Streets: Miquel Barceló – “Gran Elefandret” (NY)

If you ever wanted to see one of Miquel Barceló’s precariously perched elephant sculptures in person, here’s your chance if you are in New York. The impossibly balanced bronze sculpture entitled Gran Elefandret from the Spanish artist is now on display through May 2012 in Union Square and is 26 feet high. The gravity defying pachyderm is presented courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Art in the Parks program. More photos after the jump via the gallery…