With the weather turning nicer, the Sheffiled-based Phlegm was able to get out and about painting a set of murals entitled Waterways. The whimsical pieces feature his signature characters and his continued exploration of the nautical theme, which was appropriate considering his placement. Looks like he also may have gotten a little wet based on the difficult locations he had to work in. Discuss Phlegm here.
After hitting up Belgium with his illustrative murals, Ericailcane returned to his home country to put in some more work. This newest piece was painted in Modena, Italy featuring one of his beloved animals hoarding a stash coins tied in a stranglehold around its neck while teetering on the edge of a cliff. Pretty insightful commentary on the financial health of Europe don’t you think? Look for more from Eric the Dog for the upcoming Fame Festival. Photo by Ms Larsen (via Unurth). Discuss Ericailcane […]
We’ve been busy getting ready the past few weeks for our City of Fire exhibition opening that happens tonight in Beverly Hills. While exhibiting fresh artwork from some of our favorite artists may be the point of this group show, but we also remember that the foundation of many collections are rooted in fine art editions. So in celebration of this opening we have worked with Dave Kinsey, Ron English and TrustoCorp to create a unique series of limited prints for the AM readers. Part […]
Stories of the week: TrustoCorp working on their window installation for our City of Fire show we are curating opening on Tuesday at Stephen Webster in Beverly Hills. More details here and hope to see some of you there. Jack Kavanaugh ordered to pay $250,000 in damages for role in sale of fraudulent Picasso. Collector sues Rhona Hoffman Gallery for $1.4 mil after it loses Sol LeWitt certificate. Javier Krahe prosecuted for offending religious feelings and could face year in jail for art film. Las […]
Just a couple days from announcing the lineup for 2012, the FAME Festival has its first visitor – Conor Harrington (interviewed). The UK-based muralist is back in Grottaglie for another tour of duty painting up the town with his signature colonial style featuring mixture of abstraction and realism. Take a look at these first two walls, but you can expect more from him in the coming days including a large-scale piece. Discuss Fame Festival here. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
Last we met Andreas von Chrzanowski aka Case, it was in Los Angeles where he was showing in a group show at LeBasse Projects (covered) as well as hitting the streets with friends and fellow Germans Hera and Akut. It was then that we became increasingly enamored with his technique, spray skills, and imagery. This recent mural he painted in his home country in Schmalkalden a a newly opened skatepark only serves to remind us of this love for his special style.
We have already directed your attention to two murals (here & here) which marked the passing of late Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys, and now we have another tribute to add to the mix. Shepard Fairey recently has put up several pieces around Los Angeles, utilizing a Glen E. Friedman photo, in remembrance of the music legend at a couple locations (Sunset at Las Palmas and another on Fairfax just south of Santa Monica Boulevard). RIP. Image via the artist & FRESHNGOOD. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.
On June 1st, Andrew Schoultz and Richard Colman will once again open a joint show together since the last time in Copenhagen in March (covered). This time, the two friends and artists will be taking their paintings up north to Toronto for an exhibition at Cooper Cole collectively entitled Destroyer. It looks like Schoultz has arrived ahead of time and has been working on a beast of mural the last six days at the recording studio of Daniel Lanois. Check it out along with the […]
As a followup to a piece he put up last week Alfama district of Lisbon, Vhils has also created a mural high above the city as well as in Aveiro (seen above). The recent increase in street activity in his home base is a precursor to the Portuguese artist’s show opening on June 1st at the Vera Cortês Art Agency entitled Diorama. Fans of the Mr. Farto’s unique skills will get a double dose next month as he will also be opening a show in Paris […]
Leading off our summary of last week’s notable public art is this mural from Philippe Hérard (photo by morac19, via Juxtapoz). Utilizing a mixture of paint and newspapers, Hérard is able to create a whimsical piece for the streets of Paris. Other walls worth mentioning this week comes from Sten & Lex (Poland), Gaia (Washington DC), Phlegm (UK), Nick Walker (New York), LUDO (Belgium), Shida x Knarf x Bazuco (Austria), Sam3 (Spain), Mobstr (UK), Ever (Baltimore), C215 (France), 2501 (Italy), Philippe Baudelocque (France), Philippe Hérard […]
Currently showing at Fondation Beyeler is the first exhibition ever devoted by a Swiss museum to American artist Jeff Koons. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of the museum. This video from Vernissage TV boasts footage of the entire show as well as a talk with curator Dr. Theodora Vischer. Other than this featured video, other notables for the […]
For your Memorial Day Weekend perusal, we have this week’s Art Focus on sculptor Willy Verginer. The intricate works from the Italian artist are carved usually from a single piece of wood featuring people interacting with inanimate objects or animals in some interesting positions. Often the pieces are accented by ornate floral elements or segmented colors lending them a sense of whimsy. Via Beautiful Decay. Photos via Galerie Majke Husstege & Arch|dez|art. Discuss Willy Verginer here.