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Overtime: March 29 – April 3

Ron English opens his show at the International Museum of Arts and Sciences (Texas). And also finds time to shave a horse. Some new works from Greg “Craola” Simkins. A preview of Sarah Joncas’ upcoming show. Some nice Carolein Smit sculptures. A look at the Richard Prince show in Paris. Bargain?  British man may have bought a Cezanne painting worth $65 million at thrift shop for £100. Entourage star Sasha Grey releases art photography book Neu Sex. NADA to expand successful fair to Hudson, NY. […]

Streets / Openings: Gaia in Chicago & “Resplendent Semblance” @ Maxwell Colette Gallery

In preparation for his newest exhibition, which opened last weekend, Gaia went to town on The Windy City with his intricate animal centric wheat paste creations. With well over ten pieces located in various Chicago neighborhoods, the street artist has created a virtual playground for local art fans. His impressive outdoor efforts were set upon the backdrop of Resplendent Semblance, an exhibition of gallery work hosted by Maxwell Colette Gallery. Not only was a selection of his more traditional decollage works on wood on display, […]

Studio Visit: Gary Baseman

With a huge solo exhibition currently showing in NYC at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (check out our coverage of it here), performances with the band Nightmare and the Cat, including in NY, LA, and Austin at SXSW, and inclusion in group and benefit exhibitions, Gary Baseman has had a very busy last few weeks.  We were very fortunate to be able to visit the native Angeleno in his home studio as he prepared for his first show in six years in the contemporary art capital […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington x Vhils (Lisbon)

Reminiscent of the fantastic JR x Vhils collaboration we witnessed in LA during the Eurotrash invasion last year, it looks like Vhils has busted out his tools again and has hooked up with another street artist for a project. As you know from our feature his recent piece in Lisbon, Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) was in town and apparently also put up this piece with some of Vhils’ special techniques although the effects weren’t as evident as the JR collab, perhaps since it was not as […]

Studio Visit: Kid Acne

Kid Acne has a solo show opening on 31st March at London’s StolenSpace Gallery entitled Rhythm is a Dancer which we at AM have been anticipating for a while. He has been spending time between Paris and the UK of late where we’ve seen him pasting his series of Art Fags on the streets. Acne has recently returned to his UK base of Sheffield, where is has taken up a studio space to prepare a new body of work for the upcoming show. We recently […]

Overtime: March 21 – March 27

New piece from Philippe Baudelocque in Paris. Photo by Vitostreet. Before I Die interactive street installation by Candy Chang. New Bumblee Bee street piece recently spotted in Los Angeles. JR’s Inside / Out project in Tunisia. Skewville in the streets. Controversial author James Frey’s newest book The Final Testament of the Holy Bible now available in the Gagosian Gallery shop. Roman Abramovich may have been the buyer of the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction – Picasso’s 1932 painting Nude, Green Leaves, […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington (Lisbon)

Lisbon continues to be a hotbed for street activity recently (Brad Downey, Vhils), and it appears according to Stick2Target, a new piece from Conor Harrington’s (interviewed) has popped up. Haven’t seen any indoor work from the Cork born painter since the brilliant Hell’s Half Acre show (covered), so we are certainly curious as to what’s he been working on (mentioned here). More detailed pics of this piece after the jump…

Streets: Elbow-Toe in London

Brian Adam Douglas, a.k.a. Elbow-Toe (interviewed) was in London a couple of weeks ago for his Due Date solo exhibition (covered), currently on at Black Rat Projects. While in town, he made sure to put up a few street pieces. AM caught up with the artist as he installed a black-and-white version of his linocut print Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? on Rivington Street in Shoreditch — opposite the landmark SCARY mural by Eine. We were able to witness the joys of trying to […]

Showing: Skewville – ‘Slow Your Roll’ @ High Roller Society

Slow Your Roll, the first UK solo show by Brooklyn art duo Skewville, launched last Friday at High Roller Society. AM took advantage of the East London gallery’s new Sunday opening hours to visit over the weekend in the calm of a non-preview atmosphere. On the way, we spotted one of Skewville’s recent outdoor pieces, featuring the painted and foam-stamped word “BEEF” aptly done on the shopfront shutter of a local butcher. Plenty of stamps were also in evidence along the Regent’s Canal towpath, at […]

Studio Visit: Polly Morgan

AM recently had the opportunity to go visit Polly Morgan in her East London studio. We anticipated what we might see. Tales of Polly’s ‘chamber of horrors’ from friends who had visited previously sounded intriguing and exciting, and this promised to be a very different studio visit experience for us. Polly is a member of the Guild of Taxidermists, and has been working as an artist since 2005, since which she has shown work via Banksy at the ’05 Santa’s Ghetto, at the currently hibernating […]