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Audrey Kawasaki profiled in LAWeekly.com.  (pictured above with some recent works) Justin Richel’s recent installation at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Luke Chueh’s new Tumblr Photo Blog. Cooper the cat taking photography world by storm. Hong Kong artist activist Kacey Wong on Ai Weiwei arrest – interview. Andy Warhol’s auction market may not be what it seems. Previously unseen works by Marc Chagall to be auctioned. Nate Lowman featured in Art in America. Pae White’s unintentional subversion of weddings. Jeffrey Deitch interviewed in Art […]
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Finding time before his opening in Los Angeles tomorrow night, Hush’s (interviewed) hit up a wall with his multi-textured technique.  The mural at De La Barracuda is consistent with his new body of work that plays with the idea of duality through a series of Twin paintings.  On a busy Saturday night of art, make sure you make time to head over to New Image Art between 7-10pm. Photos via De La Barracuda. Discuss this show here. Discuss Hush here.
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NY graf legend Eric Haze recently flew out to Los Angeles to participate in the MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition, but being the busy bee he always is, he also took some time to put up some street work in the City of Angels. Working with the Standard Hotel he painted this great mural outside of the downtown location. Haze sent us these pictures of him creating this beast which measured 40 x 6 feet. This isn’t the first time he’s worked with the […]
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In yet another example of street art and graffiti’s acceptance and proliferation in fine art institutions across America, the Portsmouth Museum of Art hosts Street a.k.a. Museum, curated by LeBasse Projects’ Beau LeBasse. The exhibition, which opened on May 11 and runs until Sept. 11 features familiar names: Bumblebee, Herakut (fresh off their beautification of Los Angeles), Shark Toof, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, and Andreas von Chrzanowski. The showing is the second part of a two part exhibition, the first of which was in LA featuring the […]
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MOCA’s indoor space (covered), along with the surrounding outdoor landscape (covered), was infiltrated by Invader’s mosaic minions for Art in the Streets. Apparently, his street invasion, while technically unsanctioned, was so egregious that he was bestowed the unwelcome honor as the first artist to be arrested – though later released and allowed to leave the country – by Los Angeles Police. The LAPD have made their opposition and misplaced animosity regarding the museum exhibit crystal clear, as if on some tireless terrorist hunt wasting resources […]
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AM recently sat down with an artist we have been meaning to talk to for while now to learn a little more about him and his upcoming joint show at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City opening May 21st. The vivid hyperrealistic paintings of Jeff Ramirez have always drawn our attention with their curious poses and refreshing angles, an ode to his skills with the camera as he photographs all his own references – something he discusses in our interview among other things… Questions and […]
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Last Sunday, AM attended the screening and Q+A for Kenny Scharf: More, Newer, Better, Nower, Funner, as part of a series of short films at the Levis Film Workshop, each based on an artist in the Art in the Streets exhibition. The footage includes Scharf on day and night time spray painting excursions, as well the creation of his installation for the historic MOCA show. The short film is directed by Nathan Meier and Kenny’s daughter, Malia Scharf, who are collaborating on a feature length documentary […]
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My Love For You has a look at new work from Josie Morway. Another Pressure Printing Secret Stash sale including a sweet Mark Ryden drawing. New customs from Jeremiah Ketner for Cast in Plastic. Mike Maxwell has a great series of podcasts where he chats with artists like Paul Chatem. Tracey Emin gets a breast reduction – from size 34G to 34DD. Watch I’m Your Fan Vol. 5 – honoring Nate Lowman Check out the book Nuevo Mundo: Latin American Street Art, published by Gestalten […]
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As we mentioned in our article documenting RETNA (featured) painting the side of the Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA), tonight marks the opening of Street Cred, an exhibition featuring a LA-centric roster of graffiti and street artists (as well as fine artists who have street influences in their past). In conjunction with the show, Augustine Kofie and El Mac have recently collaborated on this mural for the 33third Store / Mid-City Arts. A number of other artists from the exhibition will also be blessing […]
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Back on the streets in preparation for an upcoming group show Succession, Gaia has gone big with his largest unsanctioned piece to date. After going nuts in Chicago with an impressive visual assault on the streets during his time in the Midwest for his solo in March (covered), he undoubtedly felt compelled to bring it proper now that he was back in his home turf of Baltimore. As the artist conveys, “the most massive illegal piece of my life on Edgar Allan Poe”, now fittingly […]
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As the first artist to make his mark in Italy for the epic urban art festival FAME, Teo Pirisi (aka Moneyless) recently spent a week in the quaint town of Grottaglie, building up the local landscape with a series of his free floating geometric art installations in preparation for the outdoor art gathering that culminates in September. Examining the relationship between materials and design, the Italian artist transforms simple string into industrial architectural forms, often situating them in the rural countryside or derelict metropolitan structures. […]
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It would have been a shame if Belgian street artist ROA had a show at White Walls in San Francisco (covered) and didn’t leave behind any artwork in the streets of the city… Fortunately he thought so too. After his Nocal show opening and then his gracing of the walls of MOCA’s “Art In the Streets” exhibition in Los Angeles (covered), he made sure to allot some time to return for the closing party in SF on Saturday night, as well as hit up a […]
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