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On occasion of his inclusion in Spoke Art’s Urban Osmosis exhibition (which we previewed last week), the Los Angeles-based Shark Toof made the much-traveled trek north to the Bay Area.  While in the area, Mr. Toof knocked on the doors to the Oakland studio of his friends and occasional mischievous collaborators, Eddie Colla and D Young V to check out the impressive installation piece they were creating for the exhibition.  Consisting of the familiar sight of East Bay Express newspaper boxes (although you normally don’t […]
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It look like while ROA was in Los Angeles for his pop-up show (covered), he found time to take a little detour to the Salten Sea. While there, the Belgium artist painted a fish in his signature style to mark his passage.  It certainly is a telling piece as the fertilizer runoff combined with the increasing salinity is certainly threatening the survival much of the fish species there. Another view as well as perhaps the inspiration for this piece after the jump… Via Unurth. Discuss […]
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RIP: Andy Warhol’s older brother, John Warhola, died on Christmas Eve. “Frail and terrified” woman hospitalized after police dragged her out of Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea while she was howling in pain. LACMA gets $150,000 from Los Angeles to preserve and manage Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers. In time for Snowpocalypse 2010 – MoMA’s Snow, a Poem in Five Pictures. Isabelle Hayeur – Fighting Fire With Fire. An overview of the upcoming VIP Art Fair. Martha Cooper’s thoughts on Kenny Scharf’s Houston mural getting dissed. Kenny […]
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We continue our look at artists’ sketchbooks with a peek at Yoskay Yamamoto’s (featured) recent efforts.  You may remember that we had brought you a glance through his sketches almost a year ago.  In fact, Yoskay was one of our first sketchbook features.  He most recently showed some work at Roq La Rue (covered) where the tried a new medium – paintings on paper – we’ll see if this continues in 2011. More pics after the jump… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Agata Oleksiak or simply known has Olek has come into prominence recently for her crocheted interventions on the streets.  Although more commonly known for her bikes, the “Crochet Guerrilla” recently created a “sweater” for the famed Charging Bull or “Wallstreet Bull” in New York. Interestingly enough, the sculptor, Arturo Di Modica, originally installed the bull (costing the artist $360,000 of his own money) without permission in front of the New York Stock Exchange in December 1989 so this new work is somewhat of a homage […]
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Inspired by some night-time walks by the coastline in the Northwest, Amy Sol (interviewed) recently filled her sketchbook with some night scenery since her last show was at Corey Helford (covered). It remains to be seen whether this translates to actual paintings, which actually would be pretty interesting. We are looking forward to her part in a monster group show towards the end of 2011 at Thinkspace Gallery. More after the jump… Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Some pieces from Sam Flores’ show in Cairo. Tom Bagshaw working on a piece for the upcoming “In The Nursery” show. Creative Spaces visits Luke Chueh in his “shedio”. Eric White shows in Norway. Christie’s sold a record $5 billion of art and collectibles at auction in 2010. Despite successes in other Asian countries, the contemporary art market in Japan is struggling. Christopher Hawthorne review on architecture in 2010. Christopher Knight, on the year in art. Spanish thieves mistake sculpture worth 800,000 euros as scrap […]
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Our final gift to you comes from the NYC art duo Skewville.  Known for their hanging wooden shoes, it looks like they hung up something different this time above the cleverly incorporated door for this street piece. And, with this final Christmas greeting, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Holidays from the AM crew. Keep warm and we hope you got what you wanted for Xmas. Via Wooster Collective.
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More Christmas greetings come from street miniature photographer Slinkachu. This piece in London entitled Maz + Joe is a twist on the usual story this time of year with Mary riding something other than a Donkey, but it looks like all the places to sleep are still full. Hopefully, they’ll be able to find a manger to keep warm and deliver their bundle of joy. Another view after the jump… Via Unurth. Discuss Slinkachu here.
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What a fitting photo with the snow, church, and imagery courtesy of French stencil specialist C215, who recently showed at Galerie Itinerrance (covered). This piece is a “sacred heart” variation on a piece we featured last year at this time. Another view after the jump… Discuss C215 here.
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It looks like Paris recently received a hefty dose of WK Interact and also may have gotten a glimpse at a different side of the NY-based artist. The bondage-inspired works were considerably smaller than the huge mural WK just completed in Mexico (covered), but nevertheless, still made a strong impact on the City of Lights. More images after the jump… Photos via WK Interact. Discuss WK Interact here.
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Remed’s Woman On Boat in Kiev. Interesni Kazki also has work up in Kiev. Deitch vs. Blu as interpreted by Escif in 2009 – he must be able to see the future. New mural from Dabs Myla and Craola. Futura’s Pointman animated for Unkle. Rostarr’s new mural and Invader’s work up in Miami. The drawing Conor Harrington did for a new print – Holy Smoke. Unhappiness at MOCA. 10 staff members have left since Jeffrey Deitch took over the museum. It was only a matter […]
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