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ANRA Scholarship: Children’s art contest

Its tough being an up and coming artist in the world today! Its an uphill battle for most artists trying to get your work recognized and accepted at galleries. So its truly unique to see a young artist take time to go above and beyond the call of duty… Since AM last saw Ana Bagayan at Baby Tattooville, she has been busy getting ready for her upcoming show with Billy Shire and recently announced a show with Dorothy Circus in Italy. Yet with a such a heavy […]

Openings: Shag and Calma @ Jonathan LeVine

Last night, AM was on hand at Jonathan LeVine for the preview of two great shows, Shag’s Voyeur (previewed/interviewed) and Stephan “Calma” Doitschinoff’s Novo Mundo. Shag’s work is nothing less than magnetic from the second one enters the gallery. Each painting is sharp and vibrant in its given color palette, and all the works together form a rainbow that shocks the viewer’s senses! (Think of a “mod” fiesta for the eyes.) In addition to the paintings, there is an installation room, with floating metallic fishes […]

Kenwood Vineyards’ Shepard Fairey wine

AM is crazy about art, but we also appreciate many of the other finer things in life. However, sometimes our art obsession leaves little time to think about anything else. That’s why we were happy to see that California’s Kenwood Vineyards has come up with a way to simultaneously enjoy urban art and wine that is much better than the previous method of drinking “Mad Dog” on the streets of Williamsburg. For the 30th installment of their artist series, Kenwood has collaborated with Shepard Fairey […]

Preview: Kuksi & Rocha @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Opening shows tomorrow at Joshua Liner Gallery are two artists whose work couldn’t be more different, yet are interesting in their own way. In Gallery I, Kris Kuksi’s Imminent Utopia showcases his intricate mixed-media assemblages made from “model kits, injection-molded toy soldiers and animals, plastic skulls, knick-knack figurines, and mechanical parts.” The size and detail of some of these works have to be seen in person to be believed – AM will be bringing you opening pics, which should give you more of an idea […]

Preview: Travis Louie @ Merry Karnowsky (Berlin)

Travis Louie has a show opening in Berlin on November 22 entitled Inhuman Oddities at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery; also opening at the gallery is Kill Pixie’s Super Systems. It will be a busy November for Travis as he will be exhibiting in NY at the end of the month (but more on this later). Judging from the images of the paintings and the pre-sketches he sent us, this show will focus on his fantastical creatures (like the turnip head seen above) rather than his […]

Openings: Dreamscapes @ Definition Gallery

Kim at Definition Gallery forwarded us some images from their group show Dreamscapes, which includes some artists that we think are headed for bigger things like Michael Page, Martin Wittfooth, Dan May and Andy Kehoe (seen above). We like Page’s storytelling, Wittfooth’s textures, May’s linework, and Kehoe’s wonderful landscapes. These artists all paint surreal scenes and creatures from deep within their imaginations, hence the title of the show. More photos after the jump.

Releases: REAS and KAWS

If you are like AM, you missed out on today’s Banksy drop. But don’t despair, because there are plenty of other new artist releases out there. Get the info, after the jump.

Releases: Banksy Print – Nola

Guess who’s back…? Banksy and POW have just released a new print “Nola” for all the fans that have been waiting patiently all year. This print was based on his recent New Orleans work “Rain Girl”. “Are you tired of looking out the window at the grey and the rain? Then why not draw the curtains, curl up on the sofa and gaze lovingly at this cheerful little number. It’s the latest print from the pseudonymous mister Banksy and its called ‘Nola’.” -POW It’s been […]

Preview/Interviews: Shag @ Jonathan Levine

Shag is at it again… this time he’s living it up in the Big Apple. Fresh from his recent Baby Tattooville retreat where AM met him, JoSH AGle (aka: SHAG) has a hip new show at Jonathan Levine. (Nov 22nd – Dec 20th) This time, Shag is giving us an official “peep” at the elegant beauties and chic lifestyles for the aptly named theme: Voyeur. This is sort of an introspective show for Shag, for he was once a Voyeur; which led the way for […]

Streets: Faile Spoof

Looks like some clever impersonators are on the loose in the UK. After some of the art Faile pasted up (coinciding with their recent show) was stolen, someone put up these pieces (with a style that imitates Faile) in the same exact spot. Some of the wording reads “AND IN THE DARKNESS THEY FAILED TO STAY UP” and “History is made once again, it should have been a STENCIL”. The classic Faile girl is shown counting money with a giant hand grabbing her with the […]