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After the pulling the cover off of a controversial collaborative mural with fellow graffiti artist Risk a couple weeks back, Retna (featured) bounced down to Miami last week to get a leg up on his fellow artists for this year’s Wynwood Walls. Originally conceived of by Jeffrey Deitch as a clever way to revitalize the debilitated Wynwood Arts District during Art Basel Miami, the annual outdoor art gathering has blossomed into an all out assault by graffiti legends, street artists, and contemporary art figures alike […]
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Last month we brought you coverage of Invader getting up down in São Paulo. It appears either the Parisian artist fell in love with the Brazilian street art mecca and stuck around for the past few week. Or he was so pleased with his previous invasion that he quickly returned for another attack. Whatever it may be, the master of the mosaic has bestowed another round of his 8-bit minions scattered throughout the South American country once again in some pretty impressive and brazen locations. […]
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If you read AM this morning, you would have been tipped off by SABER (interviewed) to something happening in the skies around noon time today. So, if you were in downtown Los Angeles and looked up, you would have seen something interesting. Besides trying out a novel approach to tagging utilizing the technique of skywriting with shoutouts to Art Work Rebels (AWR) and Mad Society Kings (MSK) as well as some fellow crew members, the socially conscious writer also planned the event to protest the […]
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If you ever wanted to see one of Miquel Barceló’s precariously perched elephant sculptures in person, here’s your chance if you are in New York. The impossibly balanced bronze sculpture entitled Gran Elefandret from the Spanish artist is now on display through May 2012 in Union Square and is 26 feet high. The gravity defying pachyderm is presented courtesy of Marlborough Gallery and the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Art in the Parks program. More photos after the jump via the gallery… Photos by Marlborough Gallery.
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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird… It’s a plane… It’s Saber?! No seriously… Today at noon (PST) graffiti legend, SABER (interviewed) will be taking his talents to a whole new stratosphere. Utilizing several planes (think Blue Angel level coordination) the renowned artist will be skywriting his messages and images for all who care to tilt their head upwards. His target will be downtown Los Angeles and that’s all we can say for now. So if you’re lucky enough to be in the City of […]
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Anthony Kiedis takes Ed Ruscha on a ride down Sunset Blvd. Former art dealer accused of selling forged paintings said to be by Monet, Rothko, and others. Renoir piece stolen in Houston. Roman Abramovich’s new art museum in St Petersburg will include a giant outdoor hot tub. Don’t miss the final week of foster + partners – the art of architecture in Hong Kong. Jenny Saville paints pregnant women for her Gagosian show. The place to go for artists to get material for their sculptures. […]
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In our continuing coverage of this year’s FAME Festival, we now bring you the work of Sam3. Last seen in Poland and Madrid with his more traditional, nature-inspired murals, the Spanish street artist tried something completely different in the streets of Grottaglie. In perhaps a deliberate – or not – riff on VOINA’s infamous Dick Captured by KGB street action, the abstracted lines of spray paint assemble together like a jigsaw puzzle when viewed from an upstairs bathroom window, where the sizable piece is realized […]
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This week’s Art Focus is on Melbourne based Jessica Stewart. What particularly drew our attention initially were her melding of urban objects and nature, as well as her hazy and dreamy portraits rendered juxtaposed with plants and animals. “Using pencil, paint and pastel she draws ships, homes, animals among all other sorts of symbolic objects to represent a bond, a freedom or maybe an escape from their current situation.” For those looking to see her work in person, Fine Grime Gallery will be representing her […]
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After stopping off in Venice for the opening of his latest solo show, Barry McGee (aka TWIST) appears to have continued his world travels abroad by heading down to Australia with long time friend and cohort Josh Lazcano (aka AMAZE). In a nod to arguably their most iconic collaborative mural composition, last seen at the famed Houston & Bowery wall last summer, the THR (The Human Race) crew members went big and bold in the Central Business District of Sydney. The minimalism of the mural, with […]
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The pervasive Sheffield street artist Phlegm is at it again, this time in Croatia. After recently endowing the streets of London with a steampunk-inspired flying machine, he bestows the Balkans with the longest, most technologically superior seeing device ever. Brilliantly using the architectural details of the space, Phlegm transforms a security gate at the end of the wall into a entry hatch for his signature characters to gain access inside and calibrate the massive telescope. His monochromatic palette, free hand execution, and whimsical narrative has […]
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Jeff Soto (interviewed) is currently in Lyon, France prepping for the  Les Enfants TERRIBLES satellite exhibition during Lyon Biennale week. While there, he is continuing to exercise his renewed love for mural work with this feline piece in a nearby park, which was inspired by a local chat (cat) that was hanging out as well as something for the local kids. More photos after the jump as well as a video preview of the group exhibition… Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Over the weekend, New Yorker’s received a new mural to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, courtesy of WK Interact. Project Brave is a huge 328 foot wall piece located on Kent Avenue (between North 4th & North 5th Streets) that paid tribute to the firefighters and memorialized the tragedy through the kinetic imagery of the NY-based street artist and will be on display until October 11th. AM photographer Joe Russo was on scene to document the install with the full photoset after the jump.  […]
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