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Overtime: June 16 – June 22

More stories from the week that ended June 22 (click on bolded words for more information): A review of Franz West’s show at the Hepworth. RIP: Ultra Violet, who died at the age of 78 due to cancer. Heritage sues Christie’s for $60mil. over handbag personnel and trade secrets. Brad Pitt & Peter Capaldi lead efforts to raise £20mil. to restore fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art building. Finnish people unhappy with the possibility and feasibility study of Helsinki Guggenheim. More MOCANoMi drama between the board […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Malmo)

After visiting South hemisphere (covered), Phlegm is back in Europe and back to painting more exceptional murals. Recently he visited Sweden, and took part in the ongoing Artscape festival happening in Malmö. Being up for challenges, London-based artist took on creating a new piece on this tall narrow wall, despite all its architectural elements standing in the way of allowing a clean surface to work on. By cleverly using its form, and these elements, he created this effective piece. Painting only with black and white color, and […]
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Streets / Recap: Mural Festival (Montreal)

Between the 12-15th of June, Montreal became a mural mecca of the world for a few days. Hosting a great lineup of street art names, the city got culturally richer with the creation of some beautiful large murals that were painted during Mural Festival 2014. With the main idea of celebrating the creativity of and democratizing urban art, last year’s edition of the event had over 800,000 visits, and was awarded the Montreal Grand Prix du Tourisme. With international names from every corner of the globe, from South […]
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Streets: WK Interact – “D-Day 70th Anniversary” @ Vilette Paris la Geode (Paris)

It looks like WK Interact (featured) has hit Europe again. After knocking out a towering mural in Belgium last month, the New York-based French artist returns to his homeland to build a patriotic mural at the La Géode in Paris to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day (Check out a his previous visit to Paris). Measuring a jaw dropping 114 by 6.5 meters (374 x 21 feet), this piece features soldiers in intense compositions by WK. It’s Definitely worth stopping by to enjoy if you’re lucky enough to […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (Charleston)

Last month, we brought you photos from Shepard Fairey’s (featured) big museum exhibition in Charleston at The Halsey. As you may have guessed from the nature of his work, he also put in time on the streets. Working with his Obey crew, he pasted up his iconic Andre the Giant as well as other familiarly treated imagery up around town. Check out more photos below as well as a video… Photo credit: Jon Furlong. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
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Rewind: Jun 2 – Jun 15

We have gathered another prime selection of art related video for you to enjoy in this newest edition of our Rewind feature. Topping the list is a new Guest Artist Series feature from Stussy that focuses on Japanese artist and illustrator Hajime Sorayama. Take a look at the footage below as they take a rare look at him on tape as he talks about various aspects of his work and career. Other notable videos include: Harmony Korine’s Addict fragrance film for Dior. (via Slamxhype). Explore […]
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Streets: LUDO (Paris)

LUDO (interviewed) spent the last weekend putting up new series of pasteups around his hometown of Paris, titled Love and Riot. The work is strongly motivated by the current situation in France and some other parts of Europe where he feels extremist far right politicians and parties are gaining more and more popularity. This trend by him was first seen in Greece, Hungary, UK, The Netherlands, and lately in France. According to the artist, people are “choosing the option of non dialogue, direct violence, and are giving […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Jun 2 – Jun 15)

Time for another one of our Streets: World Roundup articles. This new edition features up top a new collaboration wall from SABER (interviewed)  and ZES at the Artist & Craftsman Supply building in Los Angeles. The two local and MSK affiliated writers combined their styles for an impressive wrap on the side of the structure. The project was arranged by Branded Arts and you can view more photos here if interested. Other notable public arts in this article comes from: Vine – Italy (source), Remed x Okuda – […]
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Overtime: June 9 – June 15

More stories from the week that ended June 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Images from Alex Da Corte’s exhibition A Night in Hell at Carl Kostyál. Artists and galleries battling eviction threats from landlord at building in Queens, NY. Petition to save Santa Monica’s Bergamont Station arts district from new development. Rembrandt previously said was a copy declared as definitely genuine. Unknown forger of Czech artwork fools even the experts. Knoedler & Company forger actually misspelled Pollock’s name on one of the pieces. […]
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Interviews: Justin Kerson – ‘Blood & Ink’ @ White Walls Gallery

San Francisco based Justin Kerson opens a solo exhibition this Saturday, June 14th entitled Blood & Ink at White Walls Gallery in SF. We got talking to the artist a few weeks back about the show and were intrigued about his process of taking imprints of freshly made tattoos to create unique artworks. Wanting to delve a little deeper into this unique take on art making and tattoo culture, AM asked Kerson a few questions… Arrested Motion (AM): So Justin, can you tell our readers a […]