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Chances are, you probably know of Mike Maxwell not just for his own art, but also the series of podcasts he releases called Live Free, where he interviews artists and broadcasts the results. The San Diego native is now finalizing the details for his solo exhibition in San Francisco at Nowheresville Gallery entitled The Span Of My Attention, which opens on Saturday June 7th. We thought it was time to even the balance a little a put some questions to Mike ourselves. Read on for our […]
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It’s time again for another one of our Streets: World Roundup features, a summary of some of the newer street murals that has gone up. Leading things off is this new piece from Aryz that he painted in Lagos, Portugal entitled Tempus Fugit. The mural by the Spanish artist was created for ARTURb ’14. Also make sure to check out more worthy public works below from Augustino Iacurci – Rome, Faith47 – London, Telmo Miel – France, Woozy x Borondo – London, Run – London, Thierry […]
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As a part of preparation for his upcoming museum show in Lisbon (covered), Alexandre Farto aka Vhils recently finished another signature piece on the outskirts of Lisbon. The Lisnave area was once a huge shipyard, building and fixing large boats from around the world, but has now been abandoned for the last 15 to 20 years. In order to get across the devastating consequences that had to the economical situation in the area and people living there, Vhils created this large size portrait. Using paint and heavy tools, the Lisbon-based artist carved this portrait […]
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Another week, another Rewind feature. Leading things off is a nice little video from Jeremy Asher Lynch documenting some murals Herakut painted in Los Angeles (set up by Beau Basse), overlayed with a quote from Pablo Casals. Other worthy videos that can also be seen below come from: SMART CREW transforms SIXTY SoHo. Art collectors starting out younger and younger. Carsten Nicolai creates public art light show in Hong Kong. 3 Letters book preview. New street work by Farewell. Peiqi Su’s wall of penises. Optical illusions […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Jeff Koons’ Split-Rocker to be installed at 30 Rock. RIP: Maya Angelou, who died at the age of 86. RIP: Michael Schmidt, who died at the age of 68, three days after learning he had won Prix Pictet. Gunman opens fire and kills four people during attack at Brussels Jewish Museum. Alexander Selvik Wengshoel eats his own hip as part of art performance. Says it tastes like “wild sheep”. […]
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Dutch artist Daan Botlek has recently moved to Germany and after a few weeks of life in one of the street art’s capitals, he picked up his tools and went painting in public again. Recently, he was wandering around the abandoned Wuhlheide train station in Berlin, looking for interesting spots to paint. For the ones familiar with his public works, his interventions hugely depend on the environment and the possibilities of the location. He often uses architectural elements in order to create simple illusions, making his super flat and […]
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Spanish artist Pejac (featured), recently created this fantastic new outdoor piece in his hometown of Santander in Spain. More of an intervention than just a painting, this piece is called Wallcanvas and was created as a tribute to Lucio Fontana and his cut-off paintings.  In the same manner that the infamous Italian artist was creating cuts in canvases, giving the material a mysterious sense of illusion and depth, the creative Barcelona-based street artist did something similar with the rough concrete wall. In order to achieve the full effect of […]
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JR’s (interviewed) has been very busy the past few weeks setting up a museum exhibition, gallery show and bringing his signature Inside / Out truck to China. This trifecta of projects in Shanghai marks the French photograffeur’s return to China’s mega-metropolis after nearly four years (previous visit). AM attended this latest installment of the artist’s Inside Out global journey (the project has already traveled to Time Square, Japan, Los Angeles & London, just to name a few). Now, JR has wheeled his interactive photo booth truck into Shanghai’s Xin […]
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Faith47 recently collaborated with world famous Die Antwoord by creating some backdrops for their new music video Pitbull Terrier. Painting in and around this abandoned building in Johannesburg, the South African artist created two works titled Escape and Escape This Place. Following the aggressive feel of both the song and the idea of the clip, the works show the big dog in a threatening pose, and an action image of the pitbull catching and killing a swan. Painted with watered out, dripping paint, on these beaten up and graffiti […]
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The Opera Gallery in New York is set to open a solo show from Lori Earley on June 7th marking her successful return after a long hiatus. Entitled The Devil’s Pantomime, her largest exhibition to date featuring 34 new paintings comprises of surreal portraits of her characteristic females. We talk to her about a reason why her women may look the way they do, her struggles with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and more in the interview below. Check out the Q&A’s as well as preview images and make plans to […]
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The city of Charleroi in Belgium was the host for the first edition of the Asphalte Urban Art Biennial. Taking place from the beginning of May till the end of October, this event includes theatrical programming, dance and academic programs, concerts, as well as urban and street art projects. Created as an initiative of the City of Charleroi and its cultural operators, the visual component of the event was curated by Alice van den Abeele and Raphaël Cruyt  from Alice Gallery. The idea was to produce a […]
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Sainer & Bezt, the only two members of the Etam Cru, recently visited Italy right after opening their solo show in Barcelona (covered). The Polish art duo stopped in Gaeta, where they created this large mural for the ongoing Memorie Urbane festival. This time, the two put aside their darker surrealist concepts, and did this playful piece showing a little boy selling his toys, symbolizing the end of childhood and entry into the world of grownups. This large wall includes some of their familiar elements such as floral patterns, […]
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