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Controversial graffiti by Zevs in Room 233 at the Comfort Inn in Maine where the terrorists of September 11th stayed before attacking the World Trade Center (only seen under UV light). The Atlantic interviews JR. Jim Carrey – comedian and now “graffiti artist.” Bike designed by Ben Eine being sold at Christie’s with funds benefiting War Child. Los Angeles continues its [misguided] crusade against graffiti by targeting everyone who buys spray paint as a potential criminal. Video: Poesia vs. Kofie by Collabo Arts. Remi/Rough and […]
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This morning, AM was invited for the unveil of a new collaborative piece between graffiti artists Risk and Retna (featured). In conjunction with the Heal the Bay charity, an environmental group working to keep the Santa Monica bay clean and free of pollution, the two prolific artists had been working on this project during the last two months under major secrecy. The process actually began 2 months ago when Risk began layering a multitude of wooden panels with a palette of different colors meant to […]
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Back in June, we brought you photos of the medusa head that Blu painted for the CityLeaks Festival in Germany. Now pictures have surfaced of the beautiful new mural that the Brazilian street surrealist Ethos gifted Cologne for his part of the event. For those interested, the festival have uploaded timelapse videos onto their vimeo channel of Herakut’s and Blu’s work so far. Check out a couple more detailed pics of the wall above after the jump… Photos via Unurth. Discuss Ethos here.
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To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, WK Interact will be collaborating with New York City firefighters on Project Brave, a mural that will be located on Kent Avenue (between North 4th & North 5th Streets). Featuring his signature in-motion creations, the large 328 foot mural will feature iconic imagery from the tragic attack and will be on view from September 11 – October 11. Discuss WK Interact here.
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During this past Labor Day weekend, AM had the privilege to visit Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) studio as he prepares to present his forth solo exhibition at LeBasse Projects Culver City location. The show titled Picking Up Where We Left Off opening on September 10th will feature paintings as well as sculptures that attempt to touch on both his Japanese heritage and his time living in the United States. This latest exhibit continues to highlight his style which often focuses on the face as a way to […]
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Since July, we have already seen three huge murals from Interesni Kazki in Russia, Ibiza, and Portugal. The Ukranian duo continues their hot streak with this newest wall in Košice, Slovakia featuring some of their signature surreal imagery. Look for a gallery show from the two at the end of the month in Milan at the Avantgarden Gallery. More views after the jump… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
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Opening this Thursday, September 8th, at Chelsea’s Joshua Liner Gallery is East Weets Mest, the second full-gallery solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) Recently, we were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Matsu’s studio as he was finishing preparing for the show, and we were blown-away by what we saw. Matsu has been hard at work on an impressive collection for this show, including an amazing large-scale painting and two intricate sculptures. And from his description of the installation he’s planning, East Weets […]
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It looks like gifted painter Joe Sorren’s (featured) has painted another wall in his home city (see the previous The Veridic Gardens of Effie Leroux), this time in collaboration with Lyle Motley. This wonderful new piece entitled Galápagos is located in Flagstaff at 209 Benton Avenue (La Famiglia Foto) is perhaps a warmup to his show coming up next month at Dorothy Circus in Italy.  We’ll have more on that soon, but for now, take a look at a more detailed shot of the mural after […]
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Artists have been hard at work the past week getting up in Norway for the ______ capitalism? event put on by the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in close collaboration with the Nuart Festival. If you remember back in July, Eine was the first to paint a piece for the project, but others like M-City, Escif, Dolk, and Hyuro have joined in the fun to challenge the leading business school’s ideological foundations directly on their walls. The unlikely pairing of the street artists with the school […]
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After having a break from London, AM was very happy to return to a lot of fresh pieces. Phlegm has been painting the walls of The Foundry with his impressive comic book characters, Kid Acne has put up one of his excellent paste-ups which is especially nice, and it was also great to see that Mobstr had been out and about again with one of his thought provoking stencil messages. Also a great wall by artist David Shillinglaw who currently has a show at East […]
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Only full-length portrait of Vincent Van Gogh may have been discovered Wall Street Journal profiles Pace Gallery. The New York Times profiles ASCO. Artinfo interviews Anthony D’Offay. Chuck Close talks about corruption on the art market. Art dealer convicted of fraud for cheating consignors sentenced to 30 years in prison. Rembrandt drawing that was stolen and later recovered in church will not be returned until authenticity and ownership is determined. Man with no real interest in art makes it in his sleep. Brooklyn-inspired new works […]
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As a preamble to TrustoCorp’s recent tongue-in-cheek riffs on reality television and tabloid magazine interventions, the New York-based street art collective had also endowed the Big Apple with a series of their signature signage, as well as a collection of humorous works staged at various subway entrances. Always playful and with a strong message at the core, the installations reaffirm why their unique street art methodology is so effective. Cleverly reclaiming public space otherwise reserved for mundane directional alerts, TrustoCorp has taken it upon themselves […]
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