Aussie artist Melissa Haslam has been hard at work on some new paintings, some of which will be revealed in San Francisco at the “Showcase: SF” exhibition with LeBasse Projects early next month (more on that later). This body of work will have more of a portraiture feel to them with what looks to be an amazing increase in detail in her work. Melissa has put in a lot of time in this new set of paintings, even creating studies first, and it has all [...]
Since his show in Paris, Roa has been busy putting new work, mostly in Belgium. With each new piece, he further affirms his mastery of the art of proper placement. Not only that, he creatively incorporates elements of the location into his work and elevates typical two-dimensional street art with three-dimensional twists. Take a look at more of his recent work after the jump to get an idea of what we mean… Photos via Roa. Discuss Roa here.
Looks like the German street tagteam of Various & Gould have been out and about pasting up art on the streets around the Brooklynite Gallery where they opened a show last week (previewed). Their eclectic and colorful representations of what look to be circus performers definitely brightened up the neighborhood. More images after the jump… Photos via sabeth718.
Proving that tensions between graffiti artists and street artists are not just a phenomena of the western world (see banksy vs. robbo), Pixacao artists in Sao Paulo have defaced a mural by Os Gemeos, NUNCA, NINA, Finok, and Zefix. They are probably angry that the mayor of Sao Paulo, after creating the project “Clean City” in 2006 (which erased much of the illegal graffiti) is using public funds for commissioning legal writers and famous street artists. This all at a time when the government is [...]
As we mentioned in our teaser a couple weeks ago, Edwin Ushiro will be opening his show “At Night, Lights Fell and Loved Ones Returned Home” this Wednesday at Sloan Fine Art. AM was looking forward to this show after his impressive showing at Lebasse Projects last September and were lucky enough to be able to catch up with Edwin for an interview recently where he discusses his thoughts behind the show, some of his process, and LOST among other things. Take a look at [...]
The Radiant Child wore Reeboks? New work from Escif and Know Hope. See Scott Campbell’s process. Some roadtrip watercolor sketching from Amy Sol. John Casey working on some new sculptures, him in action. Gallerist Lawrence Salander to plead guilty to $100 million art fraud scheme with his art collection sold soon to help pay off those he conned. Anthony Haden Guest loses his $1 million+ art collection for another reason… he owed Public Storage $1,350. Walk in extremely close proximity between two completely naked people now at MOMA Ai [...]
Carmichael Gallery’s move to Culver City is the big news this weekend. With the debut North American solo show from Brazilian artist Nina Pandolfo “Life’s Flavor” serving as their debut exhibition, this proves to be a not to be missed event. Look for several shots of the show coming together after the jump, as well as a full breakdown of all the other shows keeping art lovers busy this weekend. Sat, March 20th 7-10PM Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art 5795 Washington Blvd in Culver City [...]
Opening next Saturday, March 27th in Culver City will be Lola’s newest solo show – “Ipsum Factum” (teased) at the Corey Helford Gallery. AM lucky enough to be able to stop by her studio a while back to check on the progress on this new body of work. We are happy to report this new set of paintings are her most detailed yet, down to the pointy-toed goodness. Take a look at more pics after the jump… Discuss this show here. Discuss Lola here.
Nick Walker (interviewed) just threw up this sick stencil on Quai De Valmy in central Paris. The message is particularly timely because of Sarkozy’s attempts to prohibit the wearing of the burkha and it looks as though the government may be getting ready to ratify the ban. The piece is entitled “Le Coran-can,” perhaps a wordplay on Koran and the can-can? Thanks to Phil Moran for the pictures. Discuss Nick Walker here.
Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Saber recently threw up a new mural on the corner of 7th and Mateo, showing he can get his street art on as well. The piece, part of the L.A. Freewalls Project (see D*Face’s contribution), features skyline imagery as well as what looks to be one of the legendary artist’s famous tags on one of the foreground walls. More images after the jump… Photos via RPM 4. Discuss Saber here.
What steps might an artist take if charged with the task of rewriting monetary policy? Scott Campbell’s Cut Currency series seeks to address this question, with tongue firmly implanted in cheek. Talk about adding value to an increasingly worthless piece of paper, the artist’s work aims to repurpose the greenback in an imaginative and compelling manner. The acclaimed tattoo artist turned gallery provocateur will bring his revisioning of the US Dollar, along with a host of paintings and drawings, to NYC on April 29th for [...]
A few weeks ago we previewed Hush (interviewed) working on a new type of Geisha. One that was more detailed and more realistic. It looks like he’s out working on a larger version as a mural. Very interesting… Check out the in progress shots after the jump. Images thanks to Hush. Discuss Hush here.