Last month, AM stopped by the original Record Plant in New York to check out the largest outdoor mural to date from Faile (featured). Designed by the Patrick’s and painted by Colossal Media, the massive piece on the side of the building in Hell’s Kitchen features some of the collective’s signature imagery. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Discuss Faile here.
With the special screening of ART4SPACE (covered) for Invader’s fans in New York City last month, you would expect the secretive street artist to also make an appearance. As evidenced by the fresh public works, including the appearance of new video game characters and other pop icons, Invader made the most of his time while in the Big Apple. In addition to a collaboration (seen below) with the legendary NY graffiti artist COST and partner ENX, Invader also had a run-in with the NYPD. Take a look at more photos […]
More stories from the week that ended on Nov 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Newly completed piece from James Jean – Enoki II – on three canvases, sized at 72″ x 90″ Nazi-looted art valued at over a billion dollars discovered in Munich apartment during raid. Bavarian authorities handling case under sharp criticism. Family spots their painting on TV and puts in a claim. Knoedler and Company may have knowingly bought fakes. Cornell University to return 10,000 ancient tablets that may have […]
Mario Wagner recently completed his third installation for hotel and supporter of the creative arts The Standard. The huge image itself is a retro-futuristic landscape in classic Wagner stylings with imposing architectural elements devoid of any central characters. Here’s where the fun starts though – this installation in Downtown LA has an aspect that is new to us as it is an interactive “Living Collage,” meaning visitors first photograph themselves using the SNAPS app then insert themselves as characters into the image. You can give yourself one of Wagner’s black masks, […]
Curiot recently took part in a new mural project Lienzo Capital in Mexico City. Organized by Museo del Juguete and Insituto de la Juiventud, this project kicked off with the Mexican artist painting a big wall entitled Quetzen-tul con una canica más. Created on the side of a very colorful building with his recognizable imagery influenced by the mysticism of the ancient cultures, the idea of the piece reminds us how small and fragile human life really is, and how impossible it is for humans to […]
After bringing you an in-progress look at the massive mural Stephen Powers was working on in front of the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen last week, we now have photos of the completed wraparound piece to share. Arranged by V1 Gallery, the 55 meter long project from ESPO was associated with an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
AM recently had the pleasure of stopping by New York-based artist Eric White’s (interviewed) studio. During the visit, we got the chance to see some of his new work for his solo exhibition entitled All of This Has Not Occurred coming up at Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles. White showed us an alternate reality with his work – work which he describes as “Paranoid Social Realism” – a look into a different Hollywood, which is conceived as a multidimensional world. He executes this by masterfully inventing films and […]
We recently visited Mary Iverson’s studio as she finished up works for her Sunk exhibition, opening on November 7th at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle. After receiving an art grant, Mary traveled to Yosemite National Park in order to gain some source material for her wonderful landscape paintings. In addition to the photographs she takes for reference, she also takes the opportunity to paint at location with water colors. These smaller pieces are most dear to her heart since they were created while surrounded by […]
It looks like ESPO (featured) is back in Copenhagen (see 2011) for an artist talk and the European premiere of his documentary film A Love Letter For You. Along with this event presented by V1 Gallery and held at (Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Nyhavn 2. Copenhagen K – Denmark) on November 5th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Steve Powers is also in town to paint a new large-scale mural in front of the U.S. Embassy. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss ESPO here.
AM recently stopped by the Wolfbat Studios of Dennis McNett. The Brooklyn-based artist is getting ready for his solo exhibition entitled Temple of Wolfbat at Known Gallery in Los Angeles that is set to open on November 16th. While there, we got a sneak peek of what’s to come for this big Los Angeles exhibition. From sculptures, leather etchings, wood carving, to collage paintings, McNett continues to bring us on his animalistic storytelling journey. Discuss Dennis McNett here.
The end of this week brings another Rewind feature here on AM where we bring you art-related videos that may interest you. Leading things off is a closer at the recent mural painted by José Parlá at the James B. Hunt Library at the North Carolina State University. For those intrigued by the photos we shared with you back in July, make sure you watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based artist as he explains his thoughts behind the project making use of his urban calligraphic technique. Bumblebee […]
More stories from the week that ended Nov 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Space Invader reportedly arrested in NY for putting up street work (as shown above). RIP: Arthur C. Danto dies at the age of 89. RIP: Karin Higa, who died at 47 due to cancer. Dutch museums have identified 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era. Max Stern’s heirs announced the recovery of a painting he lost 76 years ago, but they lose two others. 1,300 […]