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Streets: World Roundup (June 25 – July 1)

South Africa-based DAL East has been busy traveling recently. His new whale mural C is the focus of our latest Streets: World Roundup feature and was put up Melun, France. You’ll also see a mural from his partner in crime and wife Faith47 from the same town as well as a kinetic multi-part piece from Dal from Nambia in our summary below. Other notable walls from this week includes work from Shida – Poland (source), Sten & Lex – France, Broken Fingaz – Austria, Escif – […]
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Rewind: June 25 – July 1

Legendary artist David Lynch recently got together with Dom Pérignon for a collaborative project. The American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician, and actor designed some limited versions of the Champagne brand’s bottles along with the packaging featuring the theme of flickering lights. The process was documented on a short film seen below, but you can also see some of the photos and an interview here. More videos of the week: Mike Leavitt was added as part of the ongoing ArtTalk series. John Baldessari explain his views of the internet’s impact […]
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Overtime: June 25 – July 1

Stories of the week: Jackson Pollock’s Mural traveling to the Getty Center to receive 18 month restoration and conservation. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) fires chief curator Paul Schimmel. Christopher Knight discusses Paul Schimmel’s firing.  As does Tyler Green. LACMA cuts hours and employment. RIP Ivan Karp, who died of natural causes at age 86. Artnet Magazine sadly ceases publication due to economic reasons after being online for sixteen years. Two shareholders of Artnet weighing a bid to acquire it, however founder Hans Neuendorf opposes […]
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Art Focus: Fulvio di Piazza

A new artist here to AM this week for our Art Focus feature is also opening a show tonight, June 30th, at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Fulvio di Piazza is a Sicilian artist who specializes in surreal oil paintings, a selection of which, entitled Ashes to Ashes, will be on display at the New York showspace in his first solo exhibition in the United States. His current imagery includes fantastical volcanic landscapes with floating islands and re-shaped land masses forming heads & creatures, among other things – […]
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Streets: David Ellis – “PST” (New York)

Versatile artist David Ellis recently turned the Pearl Street Triangle, a pedestrian plaza in Brooklyn, into a canvas for his a new mural. Entitled simply PST, the new piece which took six days to complete depicts an artist being held up by two large hands. The project funded by DUMBO developer Two Trees Management is a reference to the Ground Zero space filled with water while the uplifting hands show that we can pull ourselves up. Photo credit: Front image (Two Trees), other images (Gabriel Adderley) […]
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Streets: Lewy Bombs the Brooklyn Bridge

Earlier this week, Lewy added his name to the short list of legends who have hit up the Brooklyn Bridge with their graf skills. The tags were buffed over quickly but not before photos were taken of the first work on the spot in over a decade. The fill-ins were put up in the cover of darkness 119 feet up and were repeated three times by the daring and prolific artist. Via 12OzProphet.
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Preview: London Pleasure Gardens

Starting tomorrow, June 30th, the London Pleasure Gardens will open their doors to the public in the heart of Olympic East London. The 20 acre destination will be one of the art, music, and cultural hubs for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be in town for the 30th Olympiad with major venues for live concerts, sculpture gardens, nature reserve, video projects and more. Of interest to AM readers in particular are the artists slated for public art projects at the LPG including Risk, […]
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Streets: Tom Fruin – “Watertower” (New York)

We recently came across this stunning new installation from Tom Fruin in New York entitled Watertower. The NY-based artist’s sculptural creation, which is visible from Lower Manhattan, FDR Drive, and the Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridges, is built from salvaged plexiglass and steel throughout NYC sourced from a wide range of materials including old sign shops to closed-down artist studios and various warehouses. The piece was then mouned on a water platform in DUMBO, Brooklyn can be seen glittering during the day and glowing at night […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Rise Above Rebel Woman” (Paris)

Shepard Fairey (featured) and the OBEY crew were recently in Paris for a new mural put together by the Mairie of 13th district, Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance and Butterfly. The piece was part of a unfunded regeneration project of the area, called Street Art 13, which given has huge walls to many international artists. Located at 93 rue Jeanne d’Arc, 75013 Paris, the two-part mural took two days to complete as it was painted not pasted. Check out the pics below as well as an interview on video conducted by […]
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Streets: Spencer Tunick (Munich Opera Festival)

American photographer Spencer Tunick, known for organizing large-scale public nude photoshoots, has struck again – this time in Germany. The human installation created from 1,700 individuals marked the start of Munich’s 2012 opera season by gathering in formations recalling scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Painted in red or gold, the participants were part of a project commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera. Photo credit: Bayerische Staatsoper thru Designboom.