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Streets: Ericailcane (Belgium)

Earlier this month, Ericailcane painted a set of three murals in Ghent, Belgium utilizing his distinctive illustrative style to coincide with the second edition of EI. The renowned Italian street artist painted the pieces on the outer walls of the artists’ workspace ‘het vogelnest vzw’ (Nieuwevaart 118D – 9000 GHENT – Belgium) where an event will be held on May 19th with lectures and a screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop. Discuss Ericailcane here.
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Streets: Banksy (London)

A statement on child labour in the UK has appeared on the side of Poundland on Whymark Avenue in London with an underaged worker hard at work with a sewing machine creating some bunting (perhaps for the upcoming Queen’s Jubilee?). Although not confirmed as of yet by Banksy, the stenciling and style are all strongly reminiscent of Mr. B’s handiwork. Photo credit: the lonely villein.
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Studio Visits: Yoshitomo Nara x Pace Prints @ Art HK

In anticipation for this year’s Art Hong Kong, we bring you a special studio visit to Pace Print’s Manhattan studios. For the fair opening on the 17th, Pace will be unveiling a special edition woodcut print created in collaboration with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. Unlike our recent trip to Pace’s Brooklyn studio with Shepard Fairey where experimental techniques were explored, this Manhattan location serves up a different set of traditional tools which were utilized by the blue chip Japanese artist. In applying a classic Ukiyo-e style technique for fine art […]
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Streets: Yoskay Yamamoto (Los Angeles) Part II

After coming off an impressive exhibition at Lebasse Projects (covered) where he showed his versatility by focusing on sculptural works, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) decided to try something new in his artistic career and go large scale (see in progress pics here). Set up through Branded Arts, the mural is actually his first and it clearly showed that he can paint his signature style on not only the small canvas. Using a variety of stencils to create an interesting pattern of white stars blending onto the […]
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Streets: World Roundup (May 7 – May 13)

For our summary of walls this week, we have for you as our featured wall – REYES in Detroit. The motor city has become one of the hotspots for street activity recently as the tanking economy has ironically led to more abandoned buildings facilitating the rise of public art. Also, the Detroit Beautification Project (first mentioned here) has been bringing in artists from all over to get up around town. We’ll have a summary on the project soon (also see Sever’s piece) but for now […]
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Rewind: May 7 – May 13

Our featured video of this week’s Rewind is a trailer for Augustine Kofie’s (featured) upcoming show at Known Gallery opening on May 26th entitled Working An Angle. The footage follows Kofie through his creative process as the versatile uses multiple techniques to create each piece demonstrating his skills as a master draftsman. Other videos that deserve your attention include: The Hundreds visits with Tim Biskup Mister Cartoon launches Sanctiond Auto. Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Identity Series in Manama, Bahrain. Feature on Date Farmers on KCET. Tom & Laura […]
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Overtime: May 7 – May 13

This week’s Overtime news summary: A tribute mural to Adam Youch aka MCA by The Entree Lifestyle crew near his Alma Mater in Brooklyn. Neil Young gets Shepard Fairey to make some paintings for him based on songs.  Exhibition to come. Shepard Fairey designs limited edition Artist Series vinyl for Serato. Sotheby’s reported a first-quarter loss as auction sales dropped 29 percent from a year earlier. Knoedler & Company may have sold Diebenkorn pieces they were informed were fake by Diebenkorn family. French cave art […]
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Update / Streets: Jorge Rodrigez-Gerada in Manama (Bahrain)

Recently, Cuban American artist Jorge Rodriguez-Guerada was invited to the Alwan 338 festival put together by the Al Riwaq Art Space in Manama (Bahrain). While there, he completed a mural of a traditional Bahraini fisherman ‘Yousif’ using his trademark charcoal technique. Jorge shares his experience in Bahrain in more details: “Knowing the current situation there, I was a little apprehensive but a good friend working with the gallery explained the special nature of what the Al Riwaq Art Space was doing. I met some truly extraordinary […]
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Art Focus: Carmichael Collective

This week’s artist we are introducing to you is the Carmichael Collective, (a creative company located in Minneapolis, MN) and their humorous street interventions. Although they have a diverse set of works, including Urban Plant Tags the #LivingTrophy, our Art Focus is on their Bug Memorials. Featuring pimped out funeral paraphernalia for dead insects, the memorials include portraits, flowers, candles, and more.
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Streets: AROE – MCA Tribute

With the sad passing of Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch aka MCA, tribute walls have been popping up all over the globe. We’ll be covering more of them in the future here on AM, but the first one to draw your attention to is this sick piece from AROE (MSK, Heavy Artillery Crew).  The Brighton-based writer gave his respects with a huge 12 foot by 64 foot mural centered around a plane crash, a remix of a classic album cover.  Rest In Power. Tipped off […]