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Recently, AM was fortunate enough to visit the studio of artist Brian M. Viveros. In preparation for his show titled Returning Art To The Unclean opening on September 3rd, the artist has further expands on his signature style which often features extremely sensual women under an aura of pin up style imagery. Working with portraits instead of full body images, Viveros’ style carries a weight of emotion and feeling that’s often hidden underneath the gaze of his female creations. The various influences which he borrows […]
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Lawsuit between Gerard Malanga and John Chamberlain concerning “fake Warhol” painting (pictured above) finally settled. Ai Weiwei warned by China over recent Twitter activity. Lady Gaga appropriates contemporary artists again. Jerry Saltz chats about Willem de Kooning with his biographer. Sneak peak video for Work of Art Season 2, premiering Oct 12 on Bravo. Great Park in Irvine, CA to get a arts complex called Great Park Gallery. Art magazine banned in Texas prisons for being too sexy. Gallery in Long Beach specializes in sculptural […]
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While in Hong Kong for his show at Above Second (covered), INSA found plenty of time for two of his loves, eating and painting. For some of the murals (like the one above), he collaborated with local artist Xeme, whose Chinese calligraphy were tributes to the now deceased Hong Kong OG graffiti legend, Tsang Tsaou Choi, aka “King of Kowloon”. More pics INSA sent us after the jump…
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Last week, we featured a video teaser for Mark Whalen’s latest exhibition entitled Anomaly. We were fortunate enough to be able to follow this up with a visit to his studio and document the some of the process as he readies for his September 10th show at the Merry Karnowksy Gallery. If that video didn’t blow you away, this visit should at the least give you a great indication of the hard work put forth by the Australian born artist. Whalen, who also goes by […]
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Besides their reality bus stop ad campaign in Los Angeles, TrustoCorp also decided to make their statement on Hollywood. Many of you know that entertainment industry is one of the important attractions of LA and at the center of Tinseltown is it’s famous Walk of Fame on Hollywood Blvd (also parodied by D*Face a while back). Between Hollywood and Vine, more than 2400 stars have been given along the 15 block length. What you may not know is the actual boulevard runs almost 5 miles […]
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It’s time to summarize the remaining murals for the T&J Art Walk now after bringing you the walls from Faile, Shepard Fairey, D*Face, and Logan Hicks previously. The other artists involved include The London Police, who threw up the sick piece above, as well as Will Barras, Fenx, Martin Whatson, and Gallo. Keep in mind, the reason behind this event in Oslo was to support of the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and to honor those slain and injured of the terror attack of July 22. We’ll also be bringing you […]
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Judging from the pictures TrustoCorp sent us, the plan was to take their reality show street satires bi-coastal. The only difference was in New York, they hit up pay phone ads (covered) and in Los Angeles, they used bus bench interventions. You can see a peek of part two of the campaign on the west coast on the sidewalk sticking out behind the benches. We’ll have more on that later but for now, check out more pics of the Somali Shore, Real Housewives of Baghdad, […]
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Artists, what would you give to paint on a piece of history? That’s exactly what happened recently in Germany as artists like Nunca, Miss Van, and McBess were asked to paint on remnants of the Berlin Wall like Chor Boogie did last year for the Stroke.03 Art Fair. This time, the pieces were organized together into a Freedom Park event organized by Dudes Factory and Lux Pop Art Group. More photos after the jump…
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Besides the amazing boat mural that Phlegm painted for the Walk & Talk Festival in Azores, Portugal, there were also some other familiar names who got up some quality work. Vhils did his home country proud with some chiseled local portraiture, Interesni Kazki continued to impress (see Ibiza) with another large surreal mural, and Escif threw up a cryptic wall with a dinosaur and block lettering. These fore-mentioned artists along with 26 others (20 of them from Portugal) certainly went a long way in fulfilling the vision of tranforming the […]
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Last week, AM paid a visit to the studio of the street art collective known as Cyrcle. Combining their different backgrounds which blend graffiti, fine art and design, the trio will debut their first solo exhibition this coming Thursday over at Design Matters located in West Hollywood. Titled We Never Die, the exhibit will explore the group’s fascination with Classic Romanticism and delve into concepts of death, life, and the gray areas in between. Although the artistic ensemble has been known for their wheat paste […]
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Ron English (featured) started his road trip to Detroit recently, looking to bring some of his art to the city including apparently a hand painted “grin balloon.” Along with some walls and billboards plastered with his “popaganda” imagery at the imfamous Packard Plant location, he also raised his profile in the motor city with something inflatable that could be seen from a distance. More photos after the jump…
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After recent visits by Shepard Fairey (covered) and COPE2 (covered), another artist heads over to make his mark in Copenhagen – ROA.  The Belgium-based artist was in town for the Galore Festival taking place in the the cultural zone of Toftegårds place in Valby. For his part, the prolific street artist decided to wrap what looks like a scaled serpent painted in his distinctive anatomic style around a tower. After this, he’ll probably be heading to Vienna soon for his solo opening there on the […]
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