Over the weekend, Tauba Auerbach unveiled a newly created body of work entitled Float at New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery to a packed opening night audience. The showing was everything we expected from the Brooklyn based artist and more, representing the diversity in Tauba’s artistic talents as well as her endless energy to explore a range of mediums. From her recently developed weave paintings to a new Bent Onyx book from the series which started last summer in the Hamptons named A book is an X-axis, […]
By now, you will have seen photos from the intriguing collaboration between JR (featured) and Jose Parla on the walls of Havana. Parla, with his Cuban roots, seems like the perfect partner in crime for the TED winning French artist as calligraphic stylings of the first meld seamlessly with the stark photos of the second. This next phase of JR’s Wrinkles Of The City project will coincide with the 11th Havana Biennial 2012 and feature photos from a previous trip to Cuba that the duo took back in […]
After bringing you an initial walk through of the Frieze Art Fair in New York several days ago, here is another selection of photos for you to peruse. Bringing an expertise that hails from across the Atlantic, the event which first made it’s name in the UK featured a diverse selection of contemporary art as well as associated satellite fairs (more on that later). Discuss Frieze NY here.
For fans of the recent more monochromatic aspects of Mars-1′s (featured) oeuvre, this new mural he painted in San Francisco should get them going. The otherworldly and organic nature of his work has become recognizable as part of the local painter’s signature imagery with certain pieces executed in a more minimalistic fashion – like the one seen here but on a much larger scale. Painted over several days on the side of the Phoenix Hotel and arranged through Wallspace, Mr. Martinez has added another beautiful piece […]
Last Friday AM attended a preview of Shepard Fairey’s (featured) solo exhibition Harmony & Discord with blue chip gallery Pace Prints. As shared in our recent studio visit, this epic show was over a year in the making. Utilizing the full gamut of tools & materials from the legendary print facilities, the head of OBEY created some of the most exquisite and beautiful editioned fine art he’s ever crafted. He didn’t just stop with superbly produced HPM’s and prints. Leave it to Shepard to elevate his game as […]
Just like when he gifted his home county with a series of murals (here, here, & here) last summer, Conor Harrington (interviewed) appears to be hitting up multiple walls on this trip to Ireland as well. We already showed you a quick piece he whipped up outside of Lurgan, but now comes photos of something new – The Duel of Belfast, Dance By Candlelight. Keep it locked here on AM to see if any future walls will pop up. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
A couple weekends ago, London showgoers had the opportunity to enjoy a selection of new paintings from Ian Francis (featured) at the Rathbone Place location of Lazarides. 10,000 Years From Now is a pretty incredible new body of work featuring the Bristol-based artist’s masterful blend of the photo-realism & the abstract while touching on imagery that included seductive characters & ghostly landscapes utilizing a beautiful palette and intriguing titles. For those interested, also take a look at a studio visit we did leading up the […]
After bringing you a first glimpse of the next phase of the Wrinkles Of The City project from JR (featured) where he is collaborating with good friend and artist Jose Parla in Cuba, it looks like the two are in the thick of the action now. Working on walls throughout the city of Havana, the sublime mix of the French street photographer’s candid shots of the Cubanos along with Parla’s calligraphic messages has fans of the duo’s work buzzing. The street activity has been timed to […]
After a first look at the All City Canvas in Mexico City, we have returned for some second helpings. Most of the artists have completed their pieces like El Mac, Saner, ROA, Vhils, Interesni Kazki, Escif and Herakut. From the photos, we can also see that Aryz has started work on his piece. It’s not often you get so many artists in the same place, and even more rare to see them all go so large. Photo credit: Rodrigo Medina except instagram photos (as labelled).
We start this week’s summary of videos with a timelapse from Colin M. Day of German duo Herakut in action. Watch as Jasmin & Falk aka Hera & Akut get their paint on for a piece in their Loving the Exiled showing in San Francisco (covered). Other worthy videos include: Christie’s is auctioning Yves Klein’s legendary Fire-Color Painting FC 1. A closer look at Tim Biskup’s part of the Emoticon Project. A chance to win a Thomas Campbell flower courtesy of HUCK Magazine. Talking to […]
Frank Faryab spends £2million proving oil painting he bought is lost JMW Turner masterpiece. The Scream pastel drawing on cardboard by Munch sells for a record $120 million at Sotheby’s. Speculation on who may have won it. Adjusting for inflation, the piece is not the most expensive artwork ever sold. The Getty cutting about 9% of its workforce in order to buy more art. Suit over WWII Norton Simon artwork enters final phase & could have far reaching implications. Tate favoring new art too much over […]
For our streets roundup this week, we’ll start with this interesting new piece in Detroit. The mural painted by SEVER was taken from the Instagram feed of SABER (interviewed) and looks to be a tribute piece to some of the greats in the street art scene like Barry McGee, Os Gemeos, Kaws, Futura, and Shepard Fairey. Other walls you should take notice of include pieces from Chris Stain (Baltimore), Kid Zoom & Reka (Australia), Tellas & Moneyless (Poland), Jon Burgerman (Canada), Phlegm (UK), Jaz (Baltimore), Otto […]