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Overtime: May 12 – May 18

More stories from the week that ended May 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Mark Grotjahn’s first museum exhibition of sculptural works coming to Nasher Sculpture Center. RIP: H.R. Giger, who died at 74 after being injured in fall. Hong Kong show of Antony Gormley’s rooftop statues cancelled after man jumps off roof and kills himself. Takashi Murakami thinks that the art world (including himself) is full of zombies. Cornelius Gurlitt wrote a second will. A look at his final days. Anne Baldassari […]
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Streets: Space Invader (Tokyo)

Legendary street artist Space Invader is back in Tokyo where he is preparing for the Japanese premiere of his ART4SPACE movie (covered), in collaboration with Target Gallery. This 45 minute movie shows the making of one of his most elaborate and unique projects – sending up one of his tiled pieces into space. Already released in London, Paris, in New York, Japanese fans will have a chance to see it as well on Saturday, 17th of May. Four free admission screenings (18:30, 19:30, 20:30, 21:30) are planned at […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part II)

After a few days in Thailand (covered) and few days in Japan, Ludo (interviewed) has finished up his Asian tour recently. But before leaving Tokyo, he managed to put up couple of more pasters around the city, including this impressive double piece on a 6x6meter wall in the middle of Shibuya. Inspired by Asian culture and tradition as well as the Japanese high tech lifestyle, the works by the Paris-based artist fit the surroundings very well. His animals and plants morphing into weapons, machines and symbols of pop culture […]
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Streets: Phlegm (New Zealand)

After building up and later destroying his first ever gallery show in London (covered), Phlegm took of on a another world trip for a couple of months focusing on what he loves the most – painting large murals. He started  the tour by participating in the Public Festival in Perth, Australia (covered), and then head further south to New Zealand. His next destination was the remote little town of Dunedin in the south of the country, where he spent few days working on this stunning mural. […]
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Interviews: Mobstr

Coming up in London on May 15th, Mobstr will be opening a show at The Old Truman Brewery entitled Sex, Drugs & Painting Walls featuring his text-based minimalistic street messages in a gallery setting. Along with the originals on display, the UK-based artist will also be working on some installations for the space that will also no doubt mirror the witty and clever plays on words that he has come to be known for. AM had the chance to interview him in the days leading up to the show on various […]
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Rewind: Apr 14 – May 11

Over the last several weeks, we have gathered together some worthy videos for you to watch as part of our reoccurring Rewind feature. First up is an interview with Shepard Fairey by Complex where he announces and discusses his collaboration with Hennessy with a new bottle design set to be released in July. If you remember, (covered), KAWS (covered), and Os Gemeos (covered) have all created and released a version of their own. Take a look at the video below along with others that caught our attention. […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part I)

After visiting Thailand, and placing his works around Bangkok (covered), Ludo (interviewed) is continuing his Asian tour by visiting Tokyo. As much as he was taken by the cultural difference between Europe and Thailand, landing in Japan was a big change for the artist. As much as he was taken with the abundance of interesting spots and walls to work on in Thai capital, the French artist realized the situation will be very different in the Japanese capital. With every inch of public place being […]
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Overtime: May 5 – May 11

More stories from the week that ended May 11 (click on bolded words for more information): The Guardian catches up with Dan Colen as his exhibition opens at the Brant Foundation. Details also takes a detailed look at the artist. RIP: Sturtevant, who died in Paris. RIP: Cornelius Gurlitt, who died at the age of 81, probably due to failing heart. He bequeaths his collection to Kunstmuseum Bern. They are undecided on whether they will accept the collection yet. RIP: Maria Lassnig, who died away […]
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Art Focus: Pejac

For this edition of art focus, we introduce you to the diverse and inventive works of Spanish artist Pejac. We’ve been following his works for some time now, and have been enjoying the complete range of gallery pieces, indoor murals, and street works he’s been sharing online. From pieces on paper to different interventions involving various concepts and techniques, this skilled artist is able to show and tell so much by painting minimally, bringing new meaning to the term “site specific”. His works often use their surroundings as part of the […]
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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part IV)

We just received another series of works that Ludo (interviewed) created around Bangkok before leaving the city and continuing on his Asian tour. The other day, he discovered the popularity of a fake Viagra drug called Kamagra, so he created a piece dedicated to this phenomenon. While he was putting up other works around central BKK, he was approached by locals that seemed to be confused and entertained by the fact that someone was placing works outside like that, especially because they found these paste-ups […]