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Banksy’s “Pop-Up” store in New York

Rumors about a upcoming Banksy NYC show had slowed down the past few days… that was until Banksy dropped a bomb on us and updated his Web site announcing a “pop up” store in Greenwich Village. The store, which actually opened a few days ago, according to Wooster Collective, is called “The village pet store and charcoal grill“. The store contains no paintings or prints, but instead animatronic installations of strange and wonderful animals, the likes of which only Banksy could imagine. In addition, our […]

Baby Tattooville Day 2: Riverside Art Museum

After an afternoon of artists alternating between sketching for attendees or working on the collaborative “Art Jam” piece, everyone headed down for the “Beyond Baby Tattooville” show at the Riverside Art Museum. We had previously previewed the show, but there was a new additional piece from each featured artist for sale at this exhibition. See a video of these new pieces & photos from the show after the jump.

Openings: D*face show @ BRP

aPOPcalypse Now! is the new D*Face show, and it’s a special one. D*Face, has created an entirely new body of work for the show at Black Rat Press Gallery in London. And while still recognizably D*Face, shows a marked stylistic departure. D*Face has taken time out of his busy schedule to encapsulate the show’s central message thusly: “My work reflects our popular culture encompassing the American dream and the ideal of good triumphing over evil, no longer relevant in today’s society where the ‘invade now […]

Shepard Fairey speaking @ the Corcoran Museum (DC)

Influential street artist Shepard Fairey has been a cornerstone of the US urban art scene for more than a decade, but his influence trancended mere street art after he created an image of Barack Obama so powerful, that it became the image that symbolized Obama’s presidential campaign. How fitting that the LA based Fairey will come to Washington DC to speak about the social and political issues that have influenced his art work. The famous Corcoran Museum will hold a symposium with Shepard Fairey and Al Farrow. Both artists will […]

Openings: Art For Hope @ Merry Karnowsky

The “Art For Hope” benefit (previously mentioned) took place at Merry Karnowsky Gallery last night. This was a special “one night only” group show to raise funds for the Obama campaign. Although this event was not planned very far in advance, everything came together nicely. Many of the contributing artists were in attendance last night -  Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Kent Williams, Mari Inukai, Jason Shawn Alexander, and Camille Rose Garcia, just to name a few. In addition to the artwork, there were several tables […]

Openings: Preview night @ “Outsiders” Lazarides NYC

What do you get when you put an empty, rundown building together with the UK’s hottest urban/street gallery? Just add a little graffiti and you’ll get one of the freshest shows of 2008! As promised, Arrested Motion was on hand for the exclusive preview opening of the Lazarides Outsiders show. In attendance was a veritable who’s who of the UK Urban art genre. Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, David Choe, JR and even Steve Lazarides himself was on hand to mingle with the packed 2 floor […]

Openings: Masakatsu Sashie @ Giant Robot 2

Masakatsu Sashie‘s show “Under Fluorescent Light” opened last Saturday at GR2 on the west side. As usual, his detailed spheres encompassing urban elements (buildings, vending machines, air conditioners, television sets) were quite eye-catching. It’s as if his so-called “orb paintings” shrunk the ingredients of city living into a compact package for consumption. Another interesting item for sale was this model kit of one of his “orb paintings” that was for sale. Limited 50 pieces and nicely priced at $100, these must have sold out. Hopefully […]

Openings: A night at Kaws’ Miami show

As a follow-up to our preview of Kaws’ “Saturated” show at Emmanuel Perrotin in Miami, we have some EXCLUSIVE pictures from our friend Kim, who generously shared with us a little opening night access! Kaws was on hand to sign some goodies for his legion of fans! It seems that Kim even got a little gift from the man himself! *Note that this show is “curated” by Pharrell and were NOT commissions for the trend-setting producer. So, the works were available for sale to the general public, but as […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki @ Mondo Bizzarro

Many have waited with baited breath for the first photos from Audrey Kawasaki’s first solo show out of the States to appear on the net. She finally had a chance to upload show photos from Mondo Bizzarro (Italy) onto her blog yesterday. For a couple weeks, the only image available was her next to her showstopper “Two Sisters” that had been floating around on flickr. Now there are plenty like the ones below… Such nice frames, more after the jump.
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