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Streets: Anthony Lister (London)

If you remember, AM last hung out with Anthony Lister while he was busy getting up and putting on shows in Los Angeles (see video here). The Australian artist is now set to open simultaneous exhibitions next weekend at both Lazarides the Outsiders locations – London & Newcastle. Unslung Heroes will feature portraits of after-party revelers, rendered in his loose style mainly in a red, black and white color palette as well as some sculptural works. Leading up to the show, Lister has in the streets painting mural […]
Photo: Iwan Baan

Overtime: Nov 5 – Nov 11

Overtime stories of the week: More spectacular aerial images of New York by Iwan Baan after parts of it loses power due to Sandy. How he captured the images. Galleries struggling to navigate complex options of insurance policies regarding flooding post-Sandy. Sandy exposes major flaw in design of National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Artwork damaged due to Sandy overwhelm art conservators in the NY area. Doug and Mike Starn’s South Ferry mosaics escape damage from Superstorm Sandy. Sandy miraculously spared 1st phase of Artlantic – […]

Streets: Bumblebee & Zio Zielger / Branded Arts Block Party

This Saturday night in Culver City, Branded Arts is putting on a party that is part art exhibition and part live music at the mural complex (8810 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232) that has seen artists like Dabs Myla, Herakut, Anthony Lister, RIME, Case, David Flores, Cyrcle., Andrew Hem, Yoskay Yamamoto, Robert Standish, Skullphone, Shark Toof, Miss Van, Dan Quintana, Meggs, Surge, Gaia, Cinton Bopp, and Duncan Lemmon stop by. Much of this public art has been covered in the past here on AM (see here), […]

Rewind: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Leading off this week’s collection of art videos is an insightful look at the current Barry McGee retrospective (covered) at the BAM/PFA. In it, Director Lawrence Rinder and Assistant Curator Dena Beard talk about various aspects of the Bay Area legend’s work from the late 1980s to the present. Make sure you stop by before the exhibition close on December 9th for a look at it yourself. Other videos worth watching include: Video of the A Show of Heads show featuring John Casey, Lucien Shapiro & Brian […]

Streets: How & Nosm on Bowery & Houston

It’s been a rough few weeks for New York City as Hurricane Sandy came up and took the city hostage as it wreaked havoc with flooding, blackouts and gas shortages. On Friday, twin brothers How & Nosm took the tall task of being the next artists invited to work on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Following up behind Aiko’s recent effort (covered), the twins braved the elements to join the ranks of notable peers such as RETNA, Kenny Scharf, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, JR, Keith Haring, and […]

Streets: World Roundup (Oct 29 – Nov 4)

This week’s Streets: World Roundup feature is headlined by a new mural (photo by Lois Stavsky) in New York City by Ron English, who worked overtime to finish it before Hurricane Sandy hit. The piece (on Mulberry Street between Canal and Hester in New York’s Little Italy) depicting his Temper Tot character is a English’s first mural in Manhattan in about 25 years as part of The New York Comedy Festival and Vandalog’s series of indoor and outdoor installations collectively titled The Art of Comedy. If you are interested, you can join their The […]

Studio Visits: Mike Sutfin – “Creeping Nomadic” @ Grass Hut

The other weekend, AM swung by Oakland-based painter/illustrator Mike Sutfin’s studio as he was putting the final touches to his Creeping Nomadic show at Grass Hut in Portland that runs til November 30th. The show features a series of small oil paintings on board (none of which are digitally colored!), ink illustrations, t-shirts, and hand-painted versions of his toy, Battle Man and Battle Rat (which were painted by him and other artists). The gallery already has already posted the artwork online, which you can check […]

Studio Visits: AJ Fosik

AJ Fosik’s sculptural artworks almost need no introduction. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to have a true individual voice as an artist, Fosik’s work has an original aesthetic honed over the years from his roots in graffiti, street art and two-dimensional drawing. AJ decided that his imagery would be better represented in three dimensions around seven years ago, and has continued to immerse himself in the medium of handcrafted woodwork for his iconography inspired art ever since. Using modern woodworking techniques (he doesn’t consider himself […]

Overtime: Oct 29 – Nov 4

Overtime stories of the week: Jesus backs Pussy Riot on South Park. Galleries in Chelsea suffer damage as a result of Sandy storm.  More from Hyperallergic and NY Times. Adam Lindemann’s picture of the devastation caused by Sandy in Chelsea. Sandy forces closures for Broadway, concerts, museums in NYC and mid-Atlantic region of US. Sandy forced the Whitney and dozens of nonprofits to cancel their galas and fundraisers. Sandy inflicted “extensive” damage to National September 11 Memorial, built at World Trade Center site A image […]

Streets / Videos: Herakut – The Giant Storybook Project (Part I)

It’s time to update you on something that German duo Herakut have been working on recently – The Giant Storybook Project. Acting on their long-time desires to create a children’s book, Jasmin (interviewed) and Falk have taken to the streets around the world to paint the “pages” of their story. Murals of Lily, Jay, two giants, and their adventures have already hit the walls in Kentucky, Germany, Montreal, Toronto, Rochester, and San Francisco. We’ll be taking a closer look at this project (scheduled to go through 2013) as it […]