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Streets: RETNA (Los Angeles)

The AM crew did a night time driveby past the new RETNA (featured) wall in Beverly Hills recently.  The mural on the side of Gallery Brown isn’t the MSK AWR street calligrapher’s first time putting in work in the area if you remember, as he also put his brush on the walls of the Chanel flagship store in the city recently. Look for more RETNA news as Art Basel Week Miami draws near, but for now, check out more photos through the lens of ©Carlos […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles) Part I

As we mentioned earlier today, the MK2 Projects District La Brea group show will be opening tomorrow night. In association with the show, a mural will be created by Shepard Fairey (featured) on the former Continental Graphic’s building. AM stopped to catch the progress of Mr. Obey and his crew as they started work on the 30 foot high mural. Take a look at all the photos taken by our ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Streets / Preview: Herakut – “Behind the Berlin Wall” @ Wende Museum

This Sunday afternoon, November 13th, the Wende Museum presents Behind the Berlin Wall, a private reception ($50 to benefit the museum, call 310.216.1600 ext. 305 for those interested) featuring the unveiling of murals from Herakut, D*Face’s (interviewed), and RETNA (featured) on a remnant of the Berlin Wall, the longest stretch in the world outside of Germany. Although we have featured other artists before who have painted on fragments of the infamous barrier between what used to East and West Berlin, this project is particularly personal […]

Streets: Phlegm (Switzerland)

While it looks like street muralist Phlegm has had time to work on some drawings for his new book in his home city of Sheffield, he still has found time to leave the UK to work on some walls. This latest piece, put together by Wall Arts Basel, is in Basel, Switzerland and features some of his signature characters involved in some kind of struggle. More detailed pics after the jump…

Streets: Faile Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

AM was recently onsite to bring you Faile breaking ground at the prominent Houston & Bowery mural (before they headed to London for their solo). As you saw in Part I, the basic foundation of the work was a ginormous collage featuring much of the classic imagery created by the collective (both new & old). In an effort to dodge the crazy weather and rain, the two Patrick’s worked morning to night without assistance to wheatpaste the base of their work. After day one, the efforts paid off […]

Streets / Video: Meggs x Endeavor Snowboards (Vancouver)

Meggs, who recently invaded San Francisco along with members of the Young and Free Aussie crew, apparently decided to head up even more north pay a solo visit to Vancouver. While there, a sweet video (filmed and directed by Randy Ross) was put together as he worked on the mural seen above for the Endeavor Snowboards building as well something for the offices. The footage not only spent a lot of time documenting his technique and creative process, it also features a lengthy and insightful […]

Streets: David Flores x Shepard Fairey (Los Angeles)

David Flores and Shepard Fairey (featured) continue to go big as they have now collaborated on a new piece standing in the midst of Downtown Los Angeles. Covering an entire wall, the mural is a combination of Flores’ unique design on one side and on the other, Fairey’s black and white iconography. Over the past few months, the two artists have continued their prolific pace, much of which we have captured including Flores’ rendition of Phil Stern’s James Dean photograph and his reworking of a […]

Overtime: Oct 31 – Nov 6

Voina unveils massive photograph of one of their members on Prague’s Charles Bridge.  It was put up to protest the charges against him in Russia. A peek at what REVOK is preparing for a show in Hamburg in December. Aiko mentioned in Haruki Murakami book. Short time lapse video of Mike Giant creating a mural at The Fast Life. James Franco working on strap-on sex doll orgy art project. Man who stole Picasso off the walls of a San Francisco gallery pleads guilty to grand […]
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Streets: World Roundup Oct 31- Nov 6

This week’s roundup starts with the always entertaining David Choe (featured). He claims to have recently found the abandoned vacation home of the infamous Pablo Escobar in Columbia. What ensues is of course some NSFW shenanigans that for those interested you can see here. Other walls that caught out attention include Dran (France), Miss Bugs (London), ROA (Australia), Stinkfish (Guatemala), Sam3 (Portugal), Aryz (Spain), INSA (London), and Mobstr. Photos after the jump…
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Art Focus: Kon Trubkovich

Continuing our Art Focus feature, where we shine a light on those executing compelling artwork yet that perhaps don’t receive the attention they should, we bring you Kon Trubkovich, a Russian-born artist living and working in New York City. Drawing inspiration from the Cold War era Soviet Union he escaped early on, Kon’s work explores themes of lost identity and personal and cultural detachment. Through a series of oil paintings and graphite drawings, he captures distorted freeze-frame moments of video footage with immaculate clarity and […]