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Recap: RVCAloha x POW! WOW! 2014

Like in 2013 (covered), 2014 saw POW! WOW! Hawaii collaborate again with the annual gathering of RVCA’s advocates and artists for their winter getaway. Along with a highlight performance by Action Bronson at Republick to launch a BornXRaised and RVCA collaboration, guests also enjoyed watching a new mural (see video below by Andrew Tran) go up at the Keolu Skatepark in Kailua, Hawaii, painted by Dmote and Soul. Along with the footage of the mural, also check out more photos from the event below. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta.
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Overtime: Dec 29 – Jan 4

More stories from the week that ended Jan 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s three-person show with Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson. Family sues Majestic Collection Fine Art Gallerie after sculpture kills their toddler. Elana Pritchard illustrates her experience in jail and with the legal system. 14-year-old girl in Hong Kong arrested for drawing chalk flowers on a wall at protest site. Tania Bruguera arrested three times in two days in Cuba. Authenticity in use of Tracey Emin’s […]
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Rewind: Dec 1 – Jan 1

It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so let’s ring in the new year with some art-related videos you may enjoy. Leading things off is an interesting project – U2’s Films of Innocence, showcasing 11 artist films from Conor Harrington, Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James. We have for you a look at what Harrington came up with as well as a trailer of all the videos below, but to see the rest, […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Case (Miami)

Along with a permanent mural at the prestigious Wynwood Walls complex, German street artist case (aka Andreas von Chrzanowski) also made time to paint this beautiful piece in the surrounding area. Dedicated to the courageous Tuğçe Albayrak who was beaten to death just because she tried to save two other girls from beeing molested by some thugs, the wall certainly stood out with the Maclaim crew member’s signature use of hand imagery and photorealistic spray can skills. Take a look at more detailed photos below… See all our […]
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Overtime: Dec 22 – Dec 28

More stories from the week that ended Dec 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Mark Bradford talks about his work. RIP: Rafael Ramos, aka POTE BBK, who died at the age of 40 after being shot. RIP: Jane Bown, who died in her home at the age of 89 after a recent fall. Sheik Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani’s family being sued for his debt accrued while buying stamps. Safety of Michelangelo’s David statue a concern as over 250 small tremors rattle Florence. A […]
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Streets: Ludo (Hong Kong / Shanghai)

Right after releasing his recent limited edition lithograph (covered), Ludo (interviewed) traveled back to Hong Kong and China, and pasted some fresh works there. Continuing his ongoing Chaos Theory theme with butterflies as a signature character, in Hong Kong he left an image of a butterfly with handcuffs holding his wings along with the Both Sides of a Gun image he introduced in France back in August. These new pieces are probably referring to the  turbulent situation in the country and the clashes of protesters with the […]
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Art Focus: Pez – “The Magic of Christmas” Series

Pez is Nantes-based artist whose artwork has been greatly influenced by the graffiti and pop culture. Most famous for his recognizable graphite works on paper, his drawings often comment on everyday life, the economy, and icons of pop culture. He recently introduced a small series of drawings on paper forming The Magic of Christmas mini series. Millennium Mercatorum is one of the rare colored pieces from the artist, showing the Holy Night in a different, more consumerism focused environment. Money Christmas depicts an iconic snow ball with little bank notes […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Wunderkammern @ SCOPE

With Basel Week Miami in the rear view mirror, AM will now take time to highlight some of the individual artists and booths that caught our attention. One particular gallery’s offerings that we quite enjoyed at SCOPE (covered) was from Rome’s Wunderkarmmern, especially Mark Jenkins’ (interviewed) clever sculptural work (seen above). On display were also Aakash Nihalani’s geometric musings and Dan Witz’s street based pieces. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Mark Jenkins here. Discuss Aakash Nihalani here. Discuss Dan Witz here.
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Overtime: Dec 15 – Dec 21

More stories from the week that ended Dec 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Michael Rey and Amy Feldman 2-person exhibition opens at Freddy. RIP: Jeffrey Vanchiro aka KORN, who died at the age of 38 after falling out of 2nd-story window. LAPD arrests Raul Espinoza after he attempts to sell stolen art and recover 9 paintings. Three staff members of Uzbek State Arts Museum receive prison terms for selling artwork and replacing with forgeries. Experts gather in Berlin to discuss ways to […]
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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