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Openings: Banksy – “Dismaland” (Evening View)

If you’ve been following our visit to the UK to experience Banksy’s theme park Dismaland in the UK, you probably think you’ve see it all. But what’s a true to form artistic replica of Disney’s magic kingdom if it doesn’t work at night? Besides isn’t that when the magic is suppose to truly happen? Well, we stuck around to catch the “Bemusement Park” transform during the August 21st evening VIP session. Disappoint it did not as Banksy and company hit their mark to build a corporate playland, complete with a full drumming […]
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First Look: Vision Art Festival @ Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Swiss ski resort Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais, is currently hosting the first edition of Vision Art Festival. With this unique event, the region known for exceptional snow and adventure sport facilites, golf tournaments, wine and cheese production, is now putting itself on the world street art map. After a test year in 2014 when Hebru Brantley and Icy & Sot did the first murals in the mountains, this year’s edition will produce […]
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Showing: Lucas Price – “Dumb Poetry” @ Lazarides

On 1the 4th of August, Lazarides Rathbone gallery officially opened a major solo exhibition by Lucas Price aka Cyclops entitled Dumb Poetry. Both artist and the gallery used his debut appearance at this space to put together an impressive, coherent show. In his last show with Lazarides (covered), Price was mostly showing his portraiture work. This time however, he decided to present his version of still life works, a direction he hinted at last time. Both through sculptures, installation and oils, the new body of work features recurring images […]
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Streets: ROA (Australia)

Last month, prolific muralist ROA (interviewed) was in Townsville painting a few of his favorite things. Commissioned by the city council as part of the Street Art Activation Framework in a push to make the city the arts capital of the North Australia, the Belgium painter has once again chosen local fauna as his inspiration – the Goanna, Sugar Glider, and turtle resting on top of a crocodile. Take a look photos of the three murals below… Photo credit: Regan Tamanui (top image) & Tom Dickson (other images). […]
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Upcoming: FriendsWithYou x Netflix – “True & the Rainbow Kingdom”

Slated for release in early 2017 is a new animated series on Netflix from FriendsWithYou called True & the Rainbow Kingdom. Those familiar with the Los Angeles-based collective’s imagery will agree that their characters and visual language would be perfect for a kids show. Now with the help of Pharrell Williams’ creative venture i am OTHER, Home Plate Entertainment, and GURU Studios, the story created will center on a girl name True with the target being the preschool set. FWY further states – “As artists, we really had no […]
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Streets / Videos: Kwest Graffiti Sculpture For Roskilde Festival

Canadian graffiti artist Kwest, who we last saw collaborate with on mural with El Mac last year, was able to recently complete a project of his own. Heading to Denmark for the Roskilde Festival, his goal was to build the biggest graffiti letter sculpture he had ever attempted since he first started working in this medium in 1999. Working around his moniker, the letterform took form over many days and nights of hard work in a warehouse across from the festival and then transported over and […]
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Studio Visits: Brendan Monroe – “Morphology” @ Heath Ceramics (San Francisco)

Last week, AM had the opportunity to visit Heath Ceramics in San Francisco where Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was hard at work in the upstairs workshop on an upcoming show. Opening September 25th in the ceramics studio and store’s Bay Area Boiler Room, Morphology will reveal months of work the Oakland-based artist has put in testing his limits with larger pieces, carefully choosing glazes, and bringing to life (in three dimensions) concepts and elements of his visual language. Judging from what we saw as well as his show at the Los Angeles Heath […]
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Releases: Cleon Peterson Sculptural Editions

In association with his upcoming show in Detroit, Cleon Peterson has released a series of sculptural editions for fans who want to see his brutal imagery taken to the third dimension. The three offered sculpts come in an edition of ten in three different colorways (black, white, and gold), mirroring the palette of the provocative artist’s paintings. Ranging from $1500 – $2500, contact the  Library Street Collective if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Water Is The New Black” Print

Tomorrow (August 25th) between 10 – 11 am PDT, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be releasing a new edition entitled Water Is The New Black. The print will come in a run of 450 and cost $55 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the National Resources Defense Council. The image appears to be taken from a new piece he is working on for his upcoming New York show. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested in adding this to your collection. Photo credit: […]
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Upcoming: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On this Saturday, August 29th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will welcome in painter Dan Quintana for a new solo show. Diffused will feature almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper, ghostly and surreal portraiture that show off the Los Angeles-based artist’s eye for detail as well his exploration of some more abstract elements. Rounding out the show will be a site-specific mural painted in the gallery space. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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