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Rewind: July 22 – July 28

It’s time to take a look at some worthy art-related videos in another one of our Rewind features. First up is an interview with Jeffrey Deitch as he speaks about art and his time in LA, created before word came out that he is stepping down as MOCA’s director. Other videos to watch include: A video about Matt Small and his show at Nelly Duff. Kickstarter video for Art Story. Trailer for Jay Z’s Picasso Baby on HBO (via Hyde or Die). Amanda Ross-Ho discusses […]
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Upcoming: Zach Johnsen – ‘The House of Uncommons’ @ Hellion Gallery

Portland based artist Zach Johnsen is busy preparing for his upcoming exhibition entitled The House of Uncommons. The body of work created for the show explores an alternate parliamentary governing system comprised of spirit figures existing outside the periphery of mankind. Each painting depicts a figure within this fantasy system of rules with its own unique title, identity and powers of legislation. Johnsen’s dynamic paintings have pretty much always been executed on paper, but his new work for the exhibition is comprised entirely of paintings on wooden panels. […]
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Interview: DALeast

DALeast is a Chinese born artist that lives and works in Capetown, South Africa. After successful 2012 in which the artist painted his distinctive murals all over the world, had a sold out show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC, and instantly sold out two print releases, we thought it was time to catch up with him here on AM. So, we virtually visited him in his studio shortly after his successful show and murals project in London, and just before he headed for another productive […]
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Videos: Paul Insect & Sweet Toof – ‘Clowning Around’

Two notable London graffiti / street artists, Paul Insect & Sweet Toof have a long history of working collaboratively and jamming out walls together. Their latest collaboration is entitled Clowning Around. Check out the cool stop motion animated video they made of the piece coming together below… Discuss Paul Insect here. Discuss Sweet Toof here.
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Showing: Isaac Cordal – “The New Slavery” @ Temple of Gout (France)

It’s been over a year since we brought you photos from an Isaac Cordal exhibition (Barcelona). So, we are happy to share some shots of the Spanish street artist’s latest solo at the Temple of Gout in Nantes, France entitled The New Slavery. The show features a series of sculptures (what he refers to as Cement Eclipses), installed in the fantastic indoor setting, as well as a display of photography and videos related to his outdoor interventions. Cordal’s work has always had heavy political undertones and the […]
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Ryan McGinley – “Varuo” in Times Square

Times Square has been the stage for various projects form artists we have covered on AM in the past, not the least of these from Tracey Emin and JR. Now the high profile location has been playing nightly the Ryan McGinley video Varuo that we shared with earlier this year. The video is part of July’s Midnight Moment, the synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square and will play through the rest of the month from 11:57 p.m. – midnight. Photo […]
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MTV VMA Moonman Reinvented By KAWS

It was a giant step for mankind when Buzz Aldrin first stepped on the moon and now, another big step has occurred in the career of KAWS as he was tapped to re-design this year’s MTV VMA “Moonman” trophy. His iconic work is continuing to hit the mainstream, especially after his inflatable companion was revealed in last year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Now the 2013 winners of the VMA’s, set to be held for the first time at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, will receive a prize from the locally […]
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Contests / Releases: Von – “Semblance 16″ Print

We have been following the UK-based Von’s (interviewed) work for while now and if you recall, our readers have benefited from several giveaways we have run in the past (2010, 2011, 2012). This year is not any different as he has just released Semblance 16 for pre-order, a new limited edition here. You can see all the details here and order one for yourself, but AM has one of these beauties to give away. Just leave a comment below this article to enter. Also, to qualify for the […]
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Rewind: June 24 – June 30

It’s been over a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s past due that we share some videos that caught our eye in the recent weeks. Headlining things is a documentary behind the making of BOOKHEAD, a music video from JJ Doom directed by Stephen Powers aka ESPO. Along with a colorful backstory as to their history together and how things progressed up until the making of this video, the footage also features the two creatives explaining their thoughts behind the process as well […]
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Videos: RETNA for MOCAtv

MOCAtv recently released a new video featuring the Los Angeles-based RETNA (featured) spanning several projects put together in conjunction with the museum. The footage includes an interview with the graffiti artist as he talked about his two recent murals, The Falcon Before and After – 2013 and Para Mi Gente, Los Pintores de Nuestra Alma, painted at the Grand Ave Location for their 2013 Gala. Also discussed was his work with the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Program (see RETNA’s other collaborations with the fashion line here and here). Discuss RETNA here.