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Basel Week Miami ’13: Video Summaries by Vernissage TV

For those who missed Art Basel Week in Miami, Vernissage TV provides some good footage of some of the exhibitions & fairs. Their film crew stopped by the Piston Head exhibition, NADA, Art Basel Miami Public,  Perez Art Museum Miami, Art Basel, Design Miami, and the Untitled Art Fair. Check out some of the videos below… Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
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Showing: DALeast – “Redok” @ The Outsiders (Newcastle)

On the 22nd of November, The Outsiders in Newcastle opened a solo by Chinese born artist DALeast (interviewed). For this show, the South Africa-based painter created six large canvases, as well as six matching pen on paper studies, a video installation, and an exclusive limited edition etching created at gallery’s print studio. The title of the show, REDOK, is the phonetic English spelling for a Tibetan expression of hope and fear, two emotions that rule lives. Stepping away from his previous practice of painting dynamic movement scenes, DAL instead presented […]
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Art Focus: Lo Chen Pang

For our latest Art Focus feature, we bring you the somber oil paintings of Taiwanese artist Lo Chen Pang. Represented by Aki Gallery, the painter has already been awarded the Union Culture & Art Foundation Young Artist Award, The Chi-Mei Art Cultivation Award, and the first prize from the Kaohsiung Awards. Known for his dark portraits, like the work from his Ashen Face series, his subjects look almost zombie like in their pose and gaze and are often fully explored at different angles and with surreal effects. […]
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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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Streets: Liu Bolin (New York)

It looks like Chinese artist Liu Bolin was back in New York again recently since the last time he was in the Big Apple when we hung out with him and JR as they worked on an interesting collaborative project together. While in town for his current exhibition at Eli Klein Fine Art, site of his show in 2012 (covered), the photographer and painter decided to stop by 5Pointz Aerosol Arts Center, in an area of Queens which has heavy graffiti presence. The walls there will soon be replaced […]
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Meggs for The Hundreds

If you remember, Australian artist Meggs was in town for a solo exhibition currently showing in Los Angeles at the Thinkspace Gallery (covered). While here, he also was asked to paint a mural at The Hundreds warehouse complex (also see Stephen Harrington). The piece features a skull in hand rendered in his signature comic-inspired style. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Warren Brand. Discuss Meggs here.
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POW WOW ’13: Shark Toof & Angry Woebots

Another wall that was shared during POW WOW this year was the side of Fresh Cafe & Loft In Space, center of much of the activity surrounding the event. Getting up at this location were the LA-based artists Shark Toof and Angry Woebots with their signature characters (sharks and pandas) looking fierce. Take a more detailed look in the photos below and keep it locked here on AM as we have more completed murals to share with you soon. Discuss POW WOW here.
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Streets: Jonathan Borofsky (Pittsburgh)

This whimsical sculpture from by artist Jonathan Borofsky is entitled Walking to the Sky, a stainless steel and resin piece depicting people walking up a 30 meter high pole. The american sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Maine has had the piece installed in various places around the world, but now it resides permanently on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue in Pittsburgh. Via My Modern Met.
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Streets: World Roundup (Jan 14 – Jan 20)

For this week’s streets roundup, we start things off with a new piece for 2013 from ROID. If you look carefully, you can see shoutouts to REVOK and the late NEKST. Other notable walls this week come from Flying Fortress x Serval – Switzerland, D*Face – UK, Chu – Argentina (source), Fintan Magee – Australia (source), Phlegm – UK, Linelinedot – California (source), Jaz – South Africa, Know Hope – South Africa, Hyuro – Spain, In Lahti – Finland (source), Dale Grimshaw – UK (source), […]
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Preview: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Openhouse Gallery

After a release party for the Hello Kitty, Hello Art book that featured a themed group exhibition as well as a solo from POSE (covered) in Los Angeles, the cast of Sanrio’s beloved characters make the move to the Big Apple. Opening tonight and heading into a three-day event at the Openhouse Gallery (379 Broome – between Mott & Mulberry) in New York will be a show featuring artwork from 64 Colors, Adam Wallacavage (above), AIKO, Betsey Johnson, Cat Cult, Danni Shinya Luo, Grant Cobb, Jeremyville, Jessica Louise, Kenton […]
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