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More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 8 (click on bolded words for more): Gilbert & George presents Waking (1984) on the High Line billboard – up until Oct. 1. RIP: Michael McManus, who died at 60. He was the former chief curator at Laguna Art Museum. Dennis Szakacs, director and CEO of the Orange County Museum of Art, will resign effective Dec 31. New Stalin monument defaced in Georgia after locals say it was erected without their permission. Egyptians use Twitter to […]
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This year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years) officially opened this weekend and we have a plethora of new street pieces to share with you. Part II sees us taking a look at the work of Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Hush, and Strøk. If you remember, the Lithuanian Zacharevic was featured in our Art Focus article last year. It’s nice to see his inventive and whimsical works get more attention and hopefully we’ll see him invited to more street art events. Also, see Part I of our coverage here. Photo credit: Henrik […]
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After bringing you a preview of the lineup for this year’s Nuart Festival (see previous years) as well as an advance look at David Choe’s (featured) street stylings (here), we now bring you part one of our ongoing coverage of the event. This set of photos features some of the recent murals from Dot Dot Dot (seen above), Choe, and Martin Whatson. Keep your eyes on AM as we’ll have more for you from the action in Stavenger, Norway soon. Photo credit: Henrik Haven.
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Artist Herbert Baglione is currently in Frankfurt, Germany for the Street-Art Brazil exhibition put on by the SCHIRN along with other artists like Nunca, Zezao, and more. With the opening festivities scheduled for the 4th, the Brazilian street muralist has been extending his 1000 Shadows project (also see Parma, Italy) into the Deutschland. He has been painting the striking, ghostly, and floating silhouettes that he is known for in the open square of the Hauptwache measured at 900 square meters so stop by if you […]
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Over the last couple of weeks, organisers and curators Gage Hamiliton and Matt Wagner (of Hellion Gallery) have assembled 15 international artists to participate in Forest For The Trees. The mural project in Portland, Oregon saw Blaine Fontana (work pictured above), Erik Otto, Kamea Hadar, Gage Hamiliton, J. Shea, Marcelo Macedo, MADSTEEZ, Michael Salter, MHAK, MEGGS, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Sam Rodriguez, Rone, Taka Sudo, Yoskay Yamamoto, Zach Yarrington and Jun Inoue all participate in the city-wide project to bring art to previously bare walls. Although it has one of most vibrant artist communities in the United States, Portland doesn’t have a […]
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On Saturday night, September 7th, the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will welcome back Nicola Verlato and his surreal paintings for another showing (see 2012). The new work is collectively entitled Pagan Pop, a reference to his contemporary take on late medieval narrative painting and the theme of how Western society has continually attempted to suppress its pagan roots. The exhibition will feature three large scale pieces from Verlato, glimpses of which you can see in the studio visit below… Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez. Discuss Nicola Verlato here.
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This last week brought new work from German street artist Case for the Wall Therapy event in Rochester, New York. Following up their 2012 rendition with even a stronger roster this year, the city was gifted many new pieces including two murals from the Maclaim crew member. Particularly stunning was the tribute seen above to Martin Luther King near Park & Colby featuring the colorful hand styles that he has been using recently in his walls. Photo credit: Mark Deff & the artist. Discuss Case here.
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More stories from the week that ended on Sept. 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Basketball court designed by Robert Indiana and used by Bucks in ’70s reemerges as a art piece. RIP: Matt Doust, who died at age 29 from epileptic seizure. He had just completed work for his first solo show. RIP: Stephen Antonakos, who died at age 86. It was discovered that David Hockney’s assistant Dominic Elliott died after drinking drain cleaner during binge. Zwelethu Mthethwa charged with murder of 23-year-old […]
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After resurfacing in Mexico for his first show in years, David Choe (featured) has switched continents for his next foray in the streets. Along with Choe, this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavenger, Norway also features Martha Cooper, DALeast, ROA, M-City, Faith47, Hush, Vhils, Ernest Zacharevic, C215, Dot Dot Dot, Dotmaster, Strok, Martin Whatson, and Aiko. Although the event officially opens on September 7th, Choe is already in town retracing his steps from 2011, painting new murals for his fans to enjoy.
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Earlier this year, AM got to visit Chris Valkov in his studio as he prepared for his upcoming solo exhibition entitled Schematical Sabbatical. The Portland based artist uses a highly stylised aesthetic in his work, using a variety of mediums all derived from his background as an architectural draughtsman.  On initial inspection, his fluid line-work looks so tight that it could be mistaken for digitally created screen prints. Valkov is strictly old school though in his methodologies and his precise work is painted with One […]
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The artist that took MTV’s Video Music Awards by storm (covered) is back in the streets of Brooklyn! Well, sorta. Before launching himself into the world of fine art and working with prestigious galleries such as Galerie Perrotin (here & here) and Honor Fraser (here & here), KAWS got started in the 90′s leaving his mark on NYC’s urban landscape with his signature graffiti tags and ad interventions. Now, he makes a prominent return outdoors with a fresh new mural coming up in Downtown Brooklyn, across […]
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The recent extensive showcase of street art put together by the Wooster Collective for their ten year anniversary exhibition (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery was just the tip of the iceburg. In the streets of Williamsburg & Dumbo, the collective got ahold of some prime wall space for some of the artists involved to work on. We stopped by Brooklyn’s DUMBO district to catch artists such as Shepard Fairey, DALeast, Faith 47, Eltono and MOMO put their signature styles on full display for the community to enjoy. […]
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