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Overtime: Sept 23 – Sept 29

More news from the week that ended Sept. 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Prada Marfa installation by Elmgreen and Dragset may be at risk due to attention caused by Playboy piece. The Mallawi Museum in Egypt recovers 13 more looted items & arrest is made in connection with ransacking. International Council of Museums’ emergency red list of Syrian cultural objects in danger of being looted. The Auction Room website crashes during last half-hour of bidding in Saatchi’s Middle Eastern art sale. Alexandre Arrechea […]
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Streets: Kenny Scharf (Los Angeles) – Part II

Last month, we shared with you photos of a mural that Kenny Scharf (interviewed) painted in Los Angeles on the Davis Brothers’ Tire Pros building in Culver City. Recently, the New York street legend revisited the location and blessed the north wall of the structure with more of his signature imagery. As you can see in the photos above of the project (arranged by Branded Arts), he also posed one of the cars in front that he has been painting for his fans bi-coastally in an ongoing project. Photo credit: Branded Arts. […]
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Interview / Previews: Mike Egan – ‘We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

Pittsburgh based artist Mike Egan has a unique voice and visual vocabulary. With imagery steeped in blood, containing devils, skeletons, death and murder, his paintings tell the stories of those who have passed, those left behind after one’s passing, the mourners, the lovers, the hurt and the relieved.He has a solo exhibition We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths opening on October 3rd at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery. AM caught up with him for a glimpse into his studio and an interview. Arrested […]
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Streets: Natalia Rak (Poland)

Last week in Poland, Natalia Rak painted a new mural for the Folk on the Street 2013 event. Playing with ideas of scale, the clever piece features a girl watering a small plant or tree depending on your perspective and can be found on the side of the Institute of Chemistry building at the University of Bialystok. Take a closer look at the mural in the photos below… Via Street Art Utopia.
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Nuart Festival ’13: Part VII – Dal East, Hush, C215

It’s a little late, but here is the final article summarizing this year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years). Featuring a towering and kinetic piece from Dal East as well as some more work from Hush and C215, this unfortunately will have to tide your over until next year. Also take a look at the indoor gallery show from the artists here if you haven’t checked it out yet. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Streets: Aryz (Munich)

Prolific street muralist Aryz is back in action with a new wall painted in Germany. The new piece was arranged by Positive-Propoganda, a non-profit art association based in Munich, which is dedicated to establishing contemporary and socio-political art in urban spaces. Take a look at more shots of the Spanish artist in action as well as the completed mural below… Photo credit: Positive-Propoganda (& FB) Discuss Aryz here.
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Studio Visit / Previews: Sail – “Dead Language” @ Roq La Rue

This author had the pleasure of interviewing Sail in 2012 for his personal blog, but a lot has changed for the Seattle based artist since then. Shortly after his personal website launched in late 2012, he caught the eye of Kirsten Anderson, owner and curator of Roq la Rue. He soon found his name on the artist list for the I’ll Love You Until the End of the World group show. His work was well received, and after ThreeA Publishing released his book in their GOYA series, […]
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Studio Visit: Jocelyn Duke

A few weeks back, AM had a chance to visit with painter Jocelyn Duke in her Los Angeles studio. Coming off of back to back shows in Portland, Oregon (solo titled Brain Candy at the Sum Gallery and a group exhibition titled Wider than a Postcard at the Breeze Block Gallery), she was busy catching up on commissions and enjoying some time back home in the studio. She describes her work as Pop Organic Geometry, or POG for short. Jocelyn explains that her collective body of work consists of repetition of patterns, […]
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Overtime: Sept 16 – Sept 22

More stories from the week that ended Sept 21 (click on the bolded words for more info): Cryptic message on Banksy’s official website, as everything else on site appears to be taken down. RIP: David Gilhooly, who died at the age of 70 due to cancer. RIP: Cecil Fergerson, who died at the age of 82. He had been suffering from pneumonia. Glafira Rosales pleads guilty to art forgery scam and could face 99 years in prison. G. Wayne Clough resigns from his position as […]
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Studio Visits: Faile @ Dallas Contemporary

The anticipation has been building in the art community on Faile’s upcoming exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. The New York based duo of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller have been working non-stop since their incredible project with the New York City Ballet  for this trip to Texas. AM recently stop by their Brooklyn studio to take in some of their creative overflow. It was impressive to see some of the multimedia installations, large-scale paintings and sculptures they’ve got up their sleeves for this museum exhibition. We also got a […]