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Teaser: Ana Bagayan “Flutter” @ Mondo Bizzarro Gallery

Following on from her recent showing with Roq La Rue Gallery in Seattle last year (covered), the talented Ana Bagayan’s next exhibition, “Flutter” opens on Saturday, May 8th at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome. This will be Ana’s first overseas showing, and promises a captivating series of oil paintings and drawings. The painting pictured above is the title piece for the show. Take a look at a couple of close up views and breathe in the beautiful detail after the jump.

Overtime: April 26 – May 1

A fascinating look inside Richard Colman’s studio ahead of his show at New Image Art. A new show for Pam Glew. Warhol wore Ferragamos and now you can too. Jose Parla is a fan of Anish Kapoor. A look at the Phillips de Pury auction. A retrospective for R. Crumb in Paris. Hush mural captured as a timelapse. An interview with Vhils and Black Rat Press. Hush, Blek Le Rat, and ABOVE installation pics. Shepard Fairey in the City of Brotherly Love, speaking at the […]

Banksy Included in 2010 TIME 100

Two names familiar to AM readers, and no doubt to mainstream popular culture aficionados today, is Shepard Fairey and Banksy.  Today, we learned that Banksy was included in TIME Magazine’s TIME100 list, featuring 100 of the most influential people “who most affect our world”.  And the one who wrote the description to his entry?  Shepard Fairey, who took time off of his East Coast muraling, speaking, and preparation for his upcoming exhibition opening to pen something for his mischievous friend. See what Fairey had to […]

Streets / Preview: Blek le Rat

Parisian street art pioneer Blek Le Rat has landed in San Francisco and yesterday afternoon blessed the exterior of the Tenderloin-located White Walls Gallery with a site-specific take on one of his “Beggars” stencils, similar to the works London residents may remember from ’07.  His joint show with the artist Above will debut this Saturday at White Walls alongside Hush at Shooting Gallery. Street installation pictures and show preview after the jump.

Openings: Rooms @ Scion Space

On Saturday night, AM attended the opening of “Rooms” at Scion Space (previewed). The show, curated by Roger Gastman, certainly brought us back to the old school days of youth.  A wide array of nostalgic goodness such as Laser Tag, VHS lined living rooms, Michael Jordan & Dream Team posters, elementary school desks, bus stops, gothic throwbacks and even an outdoor street/play area were included.  There was literally something for everyone to reminisce on.  The artists: Adam Wallacavage, Bill Daniel, Chris Stain, Dan Monick & […]
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Releases: Aaron Horkey x Jay Ryan – “Versus”

Two of our favorite artists from the contemporary rock poster renaissance currently underway, Aaron Horkey and Jay Ryan, have just released a collaborative 25-color screenprint entitled “Versus”.  The print, who’s layers were hand separated (no computers used!), measures in a just a little over 12″ x 29″ and is currently available here.  The higher priced variant edition looks to be sold out already, but with Horkey hand embellishments, similar to the “Detritus” print we saw from his showing at FIFTY24SF couple years back, we’re not […]

Highlights: Recommended openings for April 29 – May 2

NYC is the place to be this weekend – Ryden, Julie Heffernan, Faile/Bast, and Shepard Fairey – just a stunning lineup of shows offering something for every taste. Shepard’s big show at Deitch is by far leading the charge – the turnout for this show should really keep the local officials on their toes considering it’s the end of an era as well, with this being the final show at Deitch’s space before he turns his attention to MOCA in Los Angeles. This is one […]

Video / Studio Visits: Blek le Rat – “Faces in the Mirror” @ White Walls

On May 1st,  White Walls is having a show with French street artist Blek Le Rat. One of the originators of the stencil technique for the street art movement, we are excited to see what he will bring to the good folks of SF in his latest show “Faces in the Mirror”. Our friends over at White Walls got a hold of this cool studio visit video. It’s short and very sweet.
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Preview: Laurie Lipton – “Weapons of Mass Delusion” @ Grand Central Art Center

London-based artist, Laurie Lipton, is getting set to open her show this weekend at the Grand Central Art Center at Cal State Fullerton. This exhibition will include new and old works (some from her Liverpool show in November), featuring some of her signature incredibly detailed “drawings” that have to be seen to be believed. “Weapons of Mass Delusion”, opening May 1st, not only showcases Lipton’s rendering skills but also her biting social commentary including familiar scenarios such as impotent witnesses to a crime (seen above), […]

Openings: JR – “Women Are Heroes” @ Galerie Springmann.Varol

Germany got a healthy dosage of JR with his recent opening at Duesseldorf’s Gallery Springmann.Varol. The latest exhibition in JR’s  “Women Are Heroes” project, (previously seen in Paris and London) had much of the town buzzing. The gorgeous gallery was a great space for the French street photographer to showcase his talents. Both the inside and outside were fully utilized by the artist’s signature photo paste-ups. As teased, JR created another phenomenal wall installation consisting of 128 “speaker eyes” similar to the one we experienced at the […]