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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.

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.

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), […]

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 […]

Happy Halloween from Dan May

One last image for you on All Hallows’ Eve before you head out for your festivities. Patch was a piece Dan May (interviewed) did earlier this month, which was also released as a print. And like this painting, AM hopes that your night includes pumpkins, costumes, and other creepy creatures.

Happy Halloween from AM!

Readers out there planning to get your costumes on for Halloween, AM would like to wish you a safe and productive evening. Remember, we always love to see art-related getups and we are sure other art fans out there will appreciate them as well. Photo va Kristy Solomon.

Streets: Blu (Rome)

After painting a brilliant mural in Spain for the DesOrdes Creativas Festival back in July, Italian street savant Blu has surfaced in Rome with another detailed wall. This piece seen at greyhound track, under Ponte Marconi features renderings of classic roman sculptures but updated with a modern twist – religious figures, politicians, the KKK, and even the couch potato make an appearance.  Check out more details in the photos below… Via StreetArtNews. Discuss Blu here.

Openings: ROA – “Dominant Species” @ 941 Geary

Last Saturday, 941 Geary hosted the opening to ROA’s latest ambitious endeavor entitled, Dominant Species (previewed). This is the followup to his exhibition last year at the San Francisco gallery’s sister location, White Walls. This time around, ROA was given an even larger space and more time to transform the gallery into an urban wasteland where the animals depicted in his paintings roam. The works in the gallery include ones that can be physically manipulated and/or viewed at different angles to show different layers of […]
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Streets: RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles)

As we reported last month, the Michael Kohn Gallery will be hosting a new body of work from notorious LA writer RETNA (featured). It looks like fans of the graffiti artist will not only be admire his works inside the space, but also his urban calligraphy gracing the facade of the West Hollywood gallery. Come check out his New Paintings and Works on Paper on Saturday night (September 15th) from 6-8pm. Photos below from MELROSEandFAIRFAX. Discuss RETNA here.

Upcoming: Roland Tamayo – “Where The Heart Is” @ Gallery 1988 – Melrose

Coming up in October, fans of Roland Tamayo’s (interviewed) work will finally have the opportunity to see a solo from the LA-based artist in his hometown at the Gallery 1988 on Melrose. Featuring his signature and intriguing mix of the industrial and natural world, Where The Heart Is is dedicated to his twin boys who have been an inspiration for this new body of work. Tamayo will be playing with images from his hometown, sea creatures, and nostalgic thoughts .and pop culture that his children are starting […]