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POW! WOW! Taiwan ’15 / World Tour: Jeff Soto

After sharing with you the first leg of the POW! WOW! tour of Asia (see Japan), here is a glimpse at the second part which was held in Taiwan. Our coverage begins as we follow along with one of the participants, Jeff Soto (interviewed), as he shares an intimate look at his experiences there with a series of photographs. In this set of shots, you will see the American artist work on three murals for the event, some culinary delights, a few cultural sights, as well a […]
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Basel Week HK ’15: Art Basel Hong Kong – (Part I)

The Basel Art Fair circuit is pretty clear cut when it comes to scheduling for its mainstay fairs around the world. Art Basel takes Europe in June, Art Basel Miami takes hold of North America in December and Asia circles the calendar in May for the art world to visit Art Basel Hong Kong. But this year, the folks in charge of Art Basel shook things up and moved the fair to March. AM recently visited Hong Kong to catch the event in Hong Kong at […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey – Nelson Mandela @ South Africa

Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]

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 […]

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 […]
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Basel Week HK ’14: How & Nosm x Yardbird – Sake Bottle

Next week will be the second year for Art Basel Hong Kong and the country’s art fair edition has grown exponentially to bring in some of the best artwork to the gateway city where East meets West. As AM prepares to visit HK for the fair, we bring you an early look at a cool collaborative project to be unveiled next week. Brooklyn-based artists How & Nosm has been working with Hong Kong food & culture hub Yardbird and Pace Prints to create a limited edition […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part III)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) is still in Bangkok, finding out new things about the Thai people and the culture and placing his pieces on the streets. Since his work is focused on modified and morphed flora and fauna, he had to create a special piece for his temporary hometown. His received inspiration after finding out about the local’s obsession with the strongly aromatic durian fruit. He was also visiting a local Thai box club, and pasted one of his pineapple pieces around the corner from it, as well […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part II)

We just heard back from Ludo, (interviewed) who is still in Bangkok putting up works around the Thai capital and shooting a video for his upcoming solo show in the UK, all while fighting the hot humid weather. Last time we heard from him (covered), he started to get a better feel of the city and realized how many interesting spots there are. Even government and royal family-related buildings being strictly off limits, he is having a hard time deciding which walls to place his works on. The armed […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part I)

Ludo (interviewed) recently took off for Asia for the first time, and is currently in Thailand where he is experiencing the bustling and chaotic life in Bangkok. Along with undergoing the eclectic mix of new things and experiencing life outside the references and markers he grew up with, he is also creating some new street work in Thai capital. As elsewhere in the world he worked, locals are having hard time understanding the idea of pasting up posters that don’t advertise any brands. This kind of view raises […]
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Rewind: Oct 15 – Oct 21

This latest edition of Rewind is headlined by footage from the opening of Shepard Fairey’s current show at StolenSpace. For those interested, you can also check out a photo set with a more detailed look of the work here. Other videos you might want to check out include: WeSC visits Vanessa Prager in her LA studio. Installation of Adonna Khar’s Elephants piece, which won the 2012 ArtPrize. Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe discuss Stray Light Gray. Spidertag working in the Alps and Zurich. Gavin McInnes talks […]
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