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More stories from the week that ended April 13 (click on bolded words for more information): Truong Tran uses old pornography and nature magazines to protest Hirst’s use of butterflies. RIP: Alan Davie, who died at 93, a day before his retrospective was due to open at Tate Britain. Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7mil. painting dumped by cleaners at Grand Hyatt hotel after auction. Matisse’s painting Sitting Woman, part of Gurlitt trove, now subject to two competing claims. Authorities returning the artwork trove […]
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Philippe Baudelocque recently took part in the ongoing BergeStreet event on the banks of the Seine in Paris. Creating one of his signature chalk drawings in public, the Paris-based artist created this interesting, delicate mural inspired by the sculpture of a rhinoceros from the forecourt of the nearby Musée d’Orsay. Baudelocque has been a fan of the museum since his early age, and this is his tribute to it and the “silent but powerful” sculpture (in different perspectives) by Alfred Jacquemard. Along with the drawings of the rhino, the […]
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Yesterday, we headed down to Coachella, not the annual music and arts festival, but to the city itself. Despite the associated name of the huge yearly revenue source nearby, the taxes go to the city of Indio with the actual city of Coachella remaining a poor farming community. This is what the Date Farmers, who call the area their home, and curator Medvin Sobio are seeking to change with the Coachella Walls project. First up, we want to share with you what El Mac painted in the historic Pueblo Viejo area of the […]
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Austrian street muralist Nychos has made a return to San Francisco after painting a massive wall in the city last year. This time around, he worked on a ground level dissection in Haight-Ashbury (arranged by Wallspace SF) for his fans in the Bay Area, many of whom will be making it out to the opening of his solo show, entitled Street Anatomy, on April 18th at Fifty24SF. Photo credit: Upper Playground. Discuss Nychos here.
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The other day, the inevitable end of La Tour Paris 13‎ project (covered) started. The big (de)construction machines surrounded the building inside which 100 artists from around the world left their mark, and started tearing it down. This project was curated by Mehdi Ben Cheikh from Galerie Itinerrance, and was undertaken with the idea to paint the inside of this abandoned building creating the biggest street art exhibition in France. As the machines started ripping the walls, the works by world renowned artists such as Swoon, Inti, Vhils, Cope2,  Indie […]
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Vhils aka Alexandre Farto recently spent some time in Brazil working with the Guarani tribe in the Piraquara region and creating a new body of work for a show at Caixa Cultural in Curitiba, Brazil.  The Portuguese artist spent some time working with the tribesmen in the Araçaí village, creating works for the show, as well as leaving his mark in the village. The show consists of 54 wooden doors etched with indigenous motifs and portraits. Created on old wooden doors collected and found in the area, the […]
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It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature so it’s time we introduce some videos to you. You may remember last month when we shared the #WithSyria campaign that launched on March 13, the third year anniversary of the conflict and resulting death & destruction in the country. If you remember, Banksy lent his famous “Girl With Red Balloon” iamge to the cause, but there was also a video produced that can be seen below as well as on the #WithSyria website. Other worthy […]
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More stories from the week that ended April 6 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at Phyllida Barlow as her Tate Britain commission opens. RIP: Mon Levinson, who died at the age of 88. Antony Micallef describes decision not to display his work on London tube station posters as censorship. Art school in Chile plans to promote Nazi ideology and make widespread use of the swastika. Protesters shower Guggenheim museum visitors with cruel labor confetti from above. Applications fall by over 20% […]
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Spanish artist Borondo recently moved to London and has been very active on the streets of the British capital. Known for his raw, expressive style of painting, which often is done by scratching the paint off glass or other surfaces, he’s been creating works on shop windows, under bridges and such unusual places. Recently, he created this multi portrait piece called Nemesis, showing the face of a man putting on face paint and blending with the background, or disappearing as he’s progressing. His work, based on […]
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Spanish muralist Aryz recently spent few days in Linz, Austria, working on this gigantic piece titled Overprotected. The painting of the mural was organized by Bubbledays, a wakeboard, music, and streetart festival happening from the 13th to 14th of June, and was created in the Linz harbor area where the event will take place. Using his signature palette of pastel colors, the Barcelona-based artist painted this massive image showing two characters in a hug & clinch posture. A bit simpler & cleaner than other works […]
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AM visited Dutch artist Femke Hiemstra in her home studio in Amsterdam shortly after relaunched her official website, Femtasia.nl, and the release of her latest book Timid Cabbage. We were intrigued to see how her impressive works take form, where she get the ideas for her unique pieces, and what her plans were for the coming year. Hiemstra’s art career started by chance, when her long time job as an illustrator for different Dutch publications got put on hold. This was a result of the ongoing recession and […]
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AM recently had the pleasure of visiting the Brooklyn studio of painter Michael Kagan as he prepares for his upcoming exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery which opens April 3rd. Entitled Thunder in the Distance, this latest body of work continues his exploration of space aviation. Known for painting with oils, Kagan employs an impasto technique which utilizes thick and deliberate strokes. From upclose, the paintings seem to be almost coming apart, but take a few steps back and it appears to re-form tightly into a […]
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