It appears Swoon wasn’t the only artist in Venice recently.Â Shepard Fairey and his boys were also spotted spending a few weeks to “restore Venice.” The purpose of their visit wasn’t to vacation in the grand canals of Venice, but to create works for the SMS Venice Foundation. The works were donated by Shepard to promote the preservation of artistic and architectural heritage of the historic city of Venice. More after the jump.
“Word on the street is…” How many times have we heard those words muttered? Well, in the past few weeks, we’ve heard a lot of chatter about some artists – mostly around 3 major players: Banksy, KAWS and Shepard Fairey. Mind you these are UNCONFIRMED reports from the RUMOR MILL. Read about all the speculation after the jump.
Last time we interviewed Swoon, she was getting ready to set sail on her latest journey (The Swimming Cities of Serenissima) to Venice with her hand crafted fleet of ships. Thanks to our boys at Vandalog, we caught up with Swoon just as her mini-armada arrived for the Bienalle in Venice.Â Here are some pics of Swoon and her crew as they docked in in the city of canals. More photos after the jump.
Mark Flood is a Texan who produces work that mocks popular American culture and the contemporary art world. His signs on cardboard poke fun at the prestige that culture places on paintings, with such messages as “Another Painting” or “25 More Paintings.” His collages of mutated celebrity portraits challenge people’s perceptions of their relationship with “celebrity” – are you interested in the person themselves or their image as depicted in the poster? How is the feedback to your head affected when that picture is tweaked? […]
As May makes way for the Summer, we bring you another serving of some of the best stories to hit AM this month. Check out this month’s edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump…
Just as sculptor Jin Young Yu (interviewed), Wang Zhi Jie and Ayako Rokkaku caught our eye at Art Basel Miami last year, the recent Art Hong Kong fair introduced us to the stunning porcelain dress of Beijing artist Li Xiaofeng. Xiaofeng creates clothing from porcelain fragments from the Ming, Qing and Song dynasties and even more amazing are that they are wearable. Take a closer look after the jump…
Bristol vandal Nick Walker’s long awaited solo show and concurrent 36 Chambers series book launch entitled “A Sequence of Events” (teased) opens at Black Rat Press today, May 28th. AM had the pleasure of interviewing Nick about this show where he shares information about the two new prints being released, the future direction of his work, as well as the possible end of some of his most popular characters. Check out the entire interview and get a sneak peek of the work from the show […]
“I love this stuff (art)! It’s like being pornstar when you’re a porn addict!” – Ron English. A few weeks ago we brought you the opening of Ron English’s first UK solo, “Lazarus Rising.” Now AM brings you an exclusive behind the scenes look at this spectacular show from Ron’s Popaganda headquarters in Jersey City. A week before Ron was about to ship this stunning body of work to London, we were invited to his studio where we got to see the various techniques and […]
Krista Huot will be showing her newest work in “Quiet Storm,” a group show that will also feature the work of Scott Campbell, ghostpatrol and Roland Tamayo. You can catch the opening of “Quiet Storm” at Gallery 1988: Los Angeles, on Tuesday, May 26th, from 7-10 PM. The last time we saw new work from Krista was back in March when she was part of Gallery 1988: San Francisco’s group show “Sweet Surrender“. Since then, we’ve kept in touch with Krista and are happy to […]
As we previously covered, Mark Brown’s debut solo The Lost MacGuffin opened up at Gallery 1988 LA with much anticipation and it lived up to the hype. Luckily AM caught up with the busy artist after the opening for his first ever interview to discuss MacGuffin, his artistic style/influences, G.I. JOE characters fighting R2-D2 and of course The Beastmaster. Read the interview after the jump…
On a recent road trip to the Bay Area, AM took the opportunity to visit the studio of Brendan Monroe (interviewed) that he shares with Evah Fan.Â Although Brendan was only in the early stages of preparing for his next solo show at Richard Heller Gallery, there were still many items of interest to discuss and see. Brendan walked us through his woodworking area, showed us various in-progress sculptures, enlightened us a little about his mixed-media technique and even showed us their vegetable garden.Â Surrounded by the […]
As part of our continuing coverage of Jeff Soto in London, AM went to check out what Jeff was up to on the day of his opening at StolenSpace where we found him in nearby Corbet Place putting up his second piece on the streets. He’d started off blocking the piece out the day before and we were there to capture a few images of the work as it went up. Take a look at all of the pictures of this plus three more unseen […]