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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 […]
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Showing: “Three” @ DQE

Ruttkowski;68 and Art Is Just a Four Letter Word opened a group show “Three” in Cologne, Germany, at DQE in Heliosstr. The idea of the show is to show the diversities and similarities between three artists from different geographic backgrounds, with three signature styles, united by a common environment – graffiti. Include are works by German artist Hendrik “ECB” Beirkich, who is known for his large scale portraits and sky scraping murals/canvases, Dutch surrealist Super A that loves combining his painting with 3D work, and finally, a true […]
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Upcoming / Streets: JR @ Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati)

Along with a show coming up in London, French “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) also will be opening a solo museum exhibition soon at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati. The show officially opens on September 21 (more details on the schedule and associated activities here) and will feature wheatpasted images, photography, video projections, sculpture, as well as the famous mobile phone booth which has been spreading the street artist’s Inside Out love. Of course, JR is already in town doing some prep work including a mural at the historic Arnold’s utilizing old […]
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Streets: Mark Jenkins (Cologne)

American street artist Mark Jenkins (interviewed) recently visited Cologne in Germany where he created some new work for CityLeaks Festival at Ruttkowski;68 Gallery atelier. With a help of his collaborator, Sandra Fernandez, the artist created six new, site specific works that were than placed to different locations around town. From shop windows to shop counters, from balconies to rooftops, Jenkins’ creatures are now gracing the public space of the city. which matches perfectly with his statement - “If the city was a body, my artworks were like herpes – the body attacks […]
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Streets: Phlegm (USA)

After participating in couple of street art festivals all over Europe, British muralist and artist Phlegm recently visited the East Coast of US. During his visit, he painted three huge murals, each quite different than the others, but all so recognizable and unique. The first one he did was in collaboration with the Bushwick Collective, on Troutman Street in Brooklyn. This image shows a huge giraffe that birds are using as a hideout from poachers that are catching them. Existing tags on the building were cleverly […]
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Overtime: Sept 9 – Sept 15

More stories from the week that ended Sept 15 (click on the bolded words for more info): Museum identifies newly discovered Van Gogh painting previously found stored in an attic. RIP: Gerald Buck, who turns out to have a huge collection of art by California artists. RIP: Jack Beal, who died at the age of 82 of kidney failure. Shanghai authorities demolish Yuan Gong’s Art Garage compound. Painting thought to be by Peter Doig is actually a genuine Peter Doige work and is worth a […]
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Upcoming: JR – “ACTIONS” @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

World renowned “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) will make a return to UK and premiere a new exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. Entitled ACTIONS, this exhibition will take place in two parts as the indoor works will focus on the goals accomplished around the globe and will include images from Wrinkles of the City in Berlin (featured), his journey to North Korea and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation. The outdoor portion of the exhibition will have JR continue his Ted Prize pledge of changing the world through art. The artist […]
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Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn) Part II

We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]
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Nuart ’13: Part V – M-City, C215, Faith47

This Tuesday sees yet more photos from this year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years) where artists continued to throw up murals. This latest update is headlined by this great new piece from M-City painted directly onto an airport control tower. Take a look at more photos of this below along with pieces from Faith47 and C215. There are shots of other work from the festival so far here for those who have missed it. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Nuart ’13: Part IV – ROA, Dot Dot Dot, Martin Whatson, Ernest Zacharevic

We have more from Stavenger, Norway today from this year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years) featuring street work from participating artists. For this article, we focus on new murals from ROA (seen above), Dot Dot Dot, Martin Whatson, and Ernest Zacharevic. Take a look at the photos below and get ready for more tomorrow… Photo credit: Henrik Haven.