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Preview: KAWS for MTV VMA’s

With this year’s Video Music Awards from MTV only several days away, installation has already started for the event. As mentioned when news first broke of KAWS’ involvement with the design of the special 30th installment of the award show, held in Brooklyn for the first time, there was going to be a a 60-foot Moonman (this year’s prize also remixed with the Brooklyn-based artist’s design) on stage, his tallest Companion ever. As you can see from the photo above, this impressive piece is already in place […]

Os Gemeos x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle Launch (New York)

Last Thursday marked the official launch of Hennessy’s latest VS Cognac bottle created by famed Brazilian artists Os Gemeos (featured). This marks their third successful artist collaboration following up previous designs by esteemed artists Futura (covered) & KAWS (covered). Like past collabs, there was an intimate meet up with the duo to discuss the project and its inspirations. AM had the pleasure of attending the launch party which was nothing short of extravagant and beautiful. Leave it to Hennessy to go all out at Pier […]

FriendsWithYou, Jen Stark, Alvaro Ilizarbe, and Daniel Arsham – Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Last month, we shared with you the fusion of fashion and art, arranged by The Arts Initiative & Primary Projects, that was the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. We had a preliminary look at the now open mall with the installations and distinctive work of Jen Stark & Daniel Arsham. Now, we have some more detailed photos of their contributions as well as work by the FriendsWithYou collective (seen above) and Alvaro Ilizarbe. Stop by yourself if you are in Chi-town as other artists like Bhakti Baxter, Jim Drain, Cody Hudson, Andrew Nigon, […]

Preview: “Hammer Projects: Maya Hayuk” @ Hammer Museum

After showing her works in a couple of solo and group shows in the US and Europe recently, working on some huge public murals, releasing a sold out edition with Pictures On Walls, and releasing a line of swimsuits and bikinis with Billabong, American artist Maya Hayuk is opening her first solo museum show stateside at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Known for her symmetrical compositions, bright, lush, and often transparent colors, drips and woven patterns, Hayuk’s work is a perfect blend of traditional Ukrainian crafts […]

Francesco Igory Deiana Installation at RVCA (SF)

Francesco Igory Deiana (featured) recently finished an installation in the window of RVCA on Haight St in SF. Using wood and spray paint, he built a structure using his recognizable geo elements painted with bright neon red and orange color with dark cloudy stains over them. With a such distinctive setup, the San Francisco-based artist definitely managed to get the store window more noticeable on this famous, already very bright and colorful street. Due to the size of the installation and the time limitations, Deiana couldn’t work […]

Preview: Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand Installation and “Morning Air” Print Release

For those fortunate enough to be in Southern California this time of year, Bumblebee will be presenting a one day pop-up installation this Sunday, August 11th on the world-famous Venice Beach Boardwalk. Bumblebee’s Lemonade Stand will not be serving citrus beverages, but instead will have artwork for sale (see preview images below) and also an exclusive print release. The exact location has not yet been locked down due to changes in available spots on the boardwalk, so please follow @bumblebeelovesyou on Instagram for updates regarding […]

Openings: Push – “Adaptation” @ Known Gallery

For those who missed the three day only showing from PUSH at the Known Gallery, our friends at LA Taco have some photos of the event. Presented by Simple Mobile, Adaptation featured a setup from the LA-based graffiti artist that cleverly brought his signature patterns indoors, which at the same time transformed his usual 2D work into a three-dimensional interactive walkthrough installation. More photos below… Photo credit: LA Taco. Discuss PUSH here.

55th Venice Biennale – Highlights

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the 55th Venice Biennale, you have till November 24th to experience the cacophony of visual styles. This year, the Biennale features an Encyclopedic Palace, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, 88 national pavilions, 47 collateral shows, a series of lectures, performances, debates and events, François Pinault’s two exhibition spaces and the Fondazione Prada. The words “art fatigue” do not begin to describe how you’ll feel at the end of a week spent hopping on and off vaporetti and crossing […]

Showing: Crimes of Minds 2013 (Brest)

During 3 years the Crimes of Minds project invited local and international artists to create 21 murals across the city of Brest (France), transforming the city into an urban art museum (see previous coverage here).  To celebrate the end of the project and launch of a book documenting the process, a retrospective exhibition has been organized within 22 000 sq meters former warehouse, a perfect opportunity for artists to display artworks but also perform some  live painting. Featuring Liliwenn (FR),  Jef Aerosol (FR), Guy Denning (UK), […]

Showing: ROA – “PAN-ROA’S Box” @ INOPERAbLE

You may remember street nomad ROA’s successful show at INOPERAbLE back in 2011 (covered). With a schedule that includes traveling more often than not, the in-demand street muralist only recently stopped by his home country for an exhibition (covered), before he headed out to Vienna again for PAN-ROA’S Box. Featuring a signature mix of found objects and interactive paintings of his dissected animal characters, the exhibition is a worthy destination for those in the area through August 31st. Photo credit: INOPERAbLE. Discuss this show here. Discuss ROA here.