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Streets: El Mac & Augustine Kofie (Los Angeles)

Over the past week, artists El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) collaborated on a wall inside the KROQ radio station complex. For this project, the duo brought forth a mural which fittingly centered around the idea of music. They had previously worked together on a piece inside the 33third Store / Mid-City Arts building, however this time around they focused on a color palette featuring a variety of red, white and dark colors. Although their styles are very different, the two of them managed create […]
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Studio Visits: TrustoCorp – “Life Cycle” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

AM recently visited TrustoCorp’s secret lair in anticipation of their opening at New York’s Opera Gallery tomorrow, October 20th. The show entitled Life Cycle will be based around the aspects of growing up in the American culture including the life stages of childhood, puberty, adulthood and death. With works ranging in mediums from stained glass windows to board games to vintage arcade games, there willl be something for everybody. The Corp gave us a little tour of the new body of work as they bring […]

Streets: Escif for Festival “Le 4eme Mur” (France)

After working his magic in Norway with several murals for the Nuart Festival, it looks like the next destination for Spanish street dynamo Escif was France. He took some time to immerse himself in the city of Niort (“history, economical, old factory, architectures, silence of street without cars and ghost in a castel”) before working on some walls for the Festival “Le 4eme Mur” (The 4th Wall). More photos after the jump…
Photo credit: Gallery House/Ray Caesar

Interview: Ray Caesar – “A Dangerous Inclination” @ Corey Helford

This Saturday night (Oct 22), Ray Caesar will be bringing his digital masterpieces to Corey Helford Gallery for his first solo exhibition there. Entitled A Dangerous Inclination, the new body of work has a deep personal meaning for Caesar as it touches on the hidden places in his psyche as well as reflects on childhood experiences. AM had the opportunity to talk to him about this and many other things in an interview leading up to the show. Questions and answers after the jump…

Nuart Festival ’11: Herbert Baglione & Tellas

Rounding out our coverage of this year’s Nuart Festival in Norway are two last artists – Herbert Baglione & Tellas. The Brazil-based Baglione spent most of his time working the walls (above) with some intricate tags that has not been typically for him when compared to his usual figurative style. However, when you realize that these were the names of of the 77 young people that died in the recent Norwegian terror attack, this particular room took on a more powerful and somber mood. Baglione […]

Teaser: Slinkachu – “The Big City” @ Kunstverein Ludwigsburg

The last time miniature street photographer Slinkachu had a solo, it was March in London and AM was there to witness it in person. Near the end of this month, October 23rd, the UK-based street artist will be taking what he affectionately calls his “little people” to Ludwigsburg for his first solo ever in Germany at Kunstverein Ludwigsburg. Entitled The Big City, which is actually EVERY city for his tiny sculpts when you think about it, the show will consist of a combination of past work and installations as […]

Overtime: Oct 10 – Oct 16

Robbie Conal goes on NPR to talk about Occupy Wall Street and other subjects Video: watch Part 3 of Sotheby’s Your Art World documentary series. The WSJ chats with Dean Sobel, the first director of the Clyfford Still Museum. NYTimes on Apple and Job’s product design legacy.  It has 25 products in the MoMA collection. Victor Pinchuk plans to build a new contemporary art space in Kiev. The Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery may be threatened due to strike. Occupy Chicago protests […]
SHOK-1 mural for Rigenerarte Festival in Ravenna, Italy.

Streets: World Roundup Oct 10 – 16

Because the scope of coverage here on AM of street murals & graffiti is steadily expanding, we will be doing a weekly roundup of new work (or work that has not been featured in their own individual articles yet) from around the world. Some of these would have been previously mentioned in our weekly Overtime articles, but since this particular sort of news is so image-based, we will be isolating them out into a separate series for your enjoyment. For our first installment, we focus […]

Art Focus: Patrick Krzyzanowski

Our Art Focus feature this week is on wrestling enthusiast and painter Patrick Krzyzanowski. The University of Guelph trained artist names this series of works, Smell the Blood, which features detailed depictions of these sports entertainers often in gravity defying and exaggerated poses. One can definitely feel Krzyzanowski’s love for the subject as well as his humor, all rendered surprisingly in watercolors. More images after the jump…

Videos: “Threads: Documentary”

Back in July, Converse & Foot Locker invited four artists to Berlin to work on a project featuring street installations. Expertly curated to include artists who work with similar mediums, the resulting Threads documentary follows Hottea, Moneyless, Spidertag, and Aimee Dymond as they strung, spread, tied, and hung yarn & thread in complex patterns and shapes all in colors of the new Converse Padded Collar.