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You may recognize the piece above, Cast Into A Rippled Mentality, from Tran Nguyen’s show at Thinkspace Gallery last month (covered). She has now posted some images on her blog showing the step by step creation of the painting which allows us to once again reprise our Creative Process feature for you enjoyment. Pics from drawing to completion after the jump…
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Banksy’s comment on the UK phone tapping scandal. Anders Breivik, mastermind of worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history, self-proclaims he was “once one of the most influential graffiti artists in Norway” (under name MORG). Shepard Fairey’s HOPE image turned around on Obama in a political cartoon. More Kidult tagging, this time of a Kenzo store in Paris (video). KAWS ad disruption piece stolen from Marc Ecko art gallery. New street work by Gaia, Isaac Cordal, El Mac, Fintan Magee, Insa, and Elbow-Toe. Revok, Rime, & […]
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We’ll be re-purposing our Art Focus feature a little by using it to introduce you to artists that are new to us or those not reported on frequently here on AM. First up is Brooklyn artist Amy Bennett who uses the interesting technique of building miniature sets and then using them as reference for her remarkable paintings. Not only are they rendered beautifully giving you an almost painted equivalent to tilt-shift photographs, she also manages to infuse her compositions with subtle storytelling that leaves one […]
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As you know, Shepard Fairey’s (featured) was just in Copenhagen for his show at V1 Gallery (covered). We had privately been told by multiple sources that him and Romeo Trinidad of OBEY Clothing had been attacked while in town, but didn’t want to write about it until there was official word released (which just happened). Suffice it to say, it was a complicated situation in part perpetuated by misinformation in the press surrounding the first mural in a series of murals he did on the streets. […]
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Copenhagen has been a pretty popular destination for international artists recently. After only recently been gifted multiple murals from Shepard Fairey’s (featured), who was in town for his solo show (covered), renowned graffiti king COPE2 arrived to paint his famous “bubble” tags on an adjacent wall next to one of Shep’s pieces. The South Bronx wildstyle legend is in town for his own exhibition at Halvandet (more on the opening later). More views of the mural thanks to Henrik Haven after the jump…
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Anthony Lister (interviewed) made unbelievably good use of his time when he was in Los Angeles recently for a show at HVW8 getting up all around town. With no less than eight different murals accounted for, we’ll be splitting them up into two articles to make them easier for fans to digest. Starting things off will be the piece he did in Downtown LA (Setup by L.A. Free Walls & Brooklyn Street Art) seen above and then we will move on to the HVW8 gallery […]
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Known for his ability to modify urban structures to resemble hyper-realistic miniature buildings, Berlin-based artist EVOL recently took his unique artform up a notch. As one of the participants of the art component of the MS Dockville Music Festival, what he had to work with was in his words “the endless meadow, trees and blue sky, not exactly what I play with usually.”  What he decided to do next was pretty amazing. He “decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but […]
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Gagosian to show Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 simultaneously in all eleven of its galleries. Even with pay cut, MoMA director Glenn Lowry made $1.6 million (+ luxury housing $318K). Free Ozomatli concert part of music & dance performances as part of Pacific Standard Time. Lucian Freud’s daughter, Jane McAdam Freud, on the recently deceased artist. Damien Hirst’s restaurant, Pharmacy, is making a comeback. Kalup Linzy and James Franco no longer working together, it appears. You can play the Jeff Koons Must Die!!! […]
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Here are some more photos of our four part series as Shepard Fairey (featured) continued to assault the streets prior to his show that opened last night in Denmark at the V1 Gallery (more on this soon).  You can refer to part 1 and part 2 of our coverage where you can see the OBEY crew busy the entire week stenciling and wheatpasting on the streets of Copenhagen. More photos taken for us by Henrik Haven after the jump…
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Since the last AM London Instagram Roundup, quite a bit has being going on. First up, it was great to see Mobstr’s newly painted shutters with the words “Huh?” repeated in black and white to make up one giant “Huh?” Also, the side door to Stolen Space Gallery had a wonderful make over by Word to Mother, very nice. Sweet Toof is still being very active hitting up another roller piece with artist Smells, and also some other new work around from him too. There […]
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For the last five and a half weeks, Gagosian Gallery on Britannia Street (the larger of its two spaces in London) has been hosting a Takashi Murakami exhibition (previewed). The show features five large-scale sculptures along with a group of paintings merging references to both Japanese contemporary society and the country’s artistic heritage. This recent output includes collaborations with manga, animé, figyua and other artists from Japan’s otaku subculture, which some might describe as a curious world of fantasy, self-indulgence, obsession and disengagement. For the […]
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Unstoppable Belgium street artist ROA will be hitting up Vienna next with a show on August 26th at INOPERAbLE. He was only recently in Berlin for a solo show in July where he painted up the indoor and outdoor spaces in the city.  No doubt he will be doing the same for Austria with this mural being the first image to be released. Discuss ROA here.
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