After a successful show at White Walls for Bay Area-based ABOVE (interviewed), the nomadic street artist decided to travel down to Southern Cali for a four-month long summer tour. Although not as exotic as many of the other locales he has visited in the name of art, Los Angeles seems to be a perfect spot for his newest project – a revival of his iconic arrow mobiles – this time with a Hollywood twist. Take a look at the many spots he hit up with [...]
Last year, AM had the pleasure of visiting artist Joe Sorren at his studio in Flagstaff – you can check out our pictures here. Whilst we were there, Joe gave us a tour of the town, and in particular an insider’s look at his mural, titled “The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux”, in downtown Heritage Square. Read on for further details and pictures after the jump. The mural was completed back in September of 2000, and still looks as fresh as the day it was [...]
A fundraiser for the gulf. In related news, a clever remix of an Escher piece. Yoskay x Buffmonster figure. A new drawing from Craola. Audrey Kawasaki prepares for her show in Australia. More moleskin from Stella Im Hultberg. New work from Saber. ROA hit the streets. And, collaborates with Sweet Toof as well. British master J.M.W. Turner’s Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino sells at Sotheby’s for $45mil. to J Paul Getty museum – an American museum! An exhibition of Lichtenstein in Cologne. More rich dudes [...]
AM recently brought you details of the ProjectRoom event that Jaybo and Remi/Rough held last month in London with Juice 126. The artists combined their talents to create three collaborative pieces of work on the night. This nicely produced video gives some background of the project coming together, along with footage of the live painting itself, so now you can enjoy the fun even if you couldn’t make it. Discuss Remi/Rough here. Discuss Jaybo here.
Spanish street artist Escif recently participated in the Insitu Festival along with other artists like San, Herbert Baglione, and Sam3. He decided to contribute this mural to the event held in his home country, filled with his hooded characters causing Mayhem which is aptly named “Nice Time For A Revolution”. Take a closer look after the jump… Via Unurth.
The art world is on fire this weekend – so many major shows opening around the world. Los Angeles leads the charge with major solo shows opening this weekend from the likes of Dennis Hopper (MOCA), Natalia Fabia (Corey Helford Gallery), Yosuke Ueno (Thinkspace), Jonathan Yeo (Lazarides), Jim Houser (Subliminal Projects), and Boogie (Carmichael Gallery), not to mention the annual ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ group show at Gallery 1988. Not to be outdone, NYC is host to some major shows this weekend with Josh Liner being [...]
While he was in London, LUDO (interviewed) decided to hit up the same spot where ROA’s famous lenticular rabbit once stood. In fact, you can see the remnants of that piece still peaking out from the bottom. For this new work, the Parisian street artist continued his “Nature’s Revenge” series with an apple that has something hidden inside, aptly named “The Apple Spy” Take a look at the side to side views of the piece after the jump as well as checking out more of [...]
Our friends over at Above Second have sent over some images of Meggs working on some pieces for the opening of his show on July 9th (6pm – late). After recently opening a similarly named show “King for a Day” at his own gallery down under, the Melbourne based artist has traveled all the way to Hong Kong to showcase a new body of work. Based on the artists imagery, an appropriately named “Superhero / Super-villain’s Fantasy Afterparty” follows at the ROXIE. You can learn [...]
Summer is off to a blazing start as June sets the pace with a flurry of crazy shows. From the old schoolers to new comers, it seems that everyone is getting into it this month. Here’s another look back as the staff at AM brings you a look back at the juiciest stories of this past month. Get served after the jump. Sleepboy recommends: 1) Jeff Soto – “Life Cycle” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery – Studio Visit & Show Coverage Jeff Soto (featured) returns to [...]
Our friend Gaia is currently in Korea working on some new projects. Here is a “Tiger Rabbit” piece he put up in Seoul and in his words “the hybrid of the Tiger and Rabbit signifies the annual transition in the Korean calendar. Furthermore, these archetypal symbols of aggression and submission address the hierarchy of japanese colonization and contemporary korean identity. Situated in Hongdae, the center of Seoul’s fashion and nightlife, the neighborhood is the confluence of traditional Korean culture and American influence.” A video and [...]
As we have reported, the “Viva la Revolución : A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape” group show is fast approaching. While Barry McGee et al. were leaving their controversial mark in San Diego, Invader has been quietly getting up around town with his signature tile work, even getting close to the Navy ships stationed there it seems. There is method to his madness though as you will see in the video trailer after the jump; his path of street work forms a huge invader piece [...]
Opening next Friday, July 9th, in Seattle at the Roq La Rue Gallery will be a mini-show from Eric Fortune (interviewed). He recently revealed some thoughts behind one of the paintings, “Exquisite Departure” that will be part of that body of work – a first for him on canvas. Take a look some step by step photos of his process after the jump… Discuss Eric Fortune here.