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Overtime: Jan 23 – Jan 29

Ouch – David Hockney has his new works (like one above) harshly criticized by his art teacher. Hockney also billed as a fashion icon? Christopher Knight on the new Matthew Marks location in LA and its Ellsworth Kelly facade. Richard Jackson crashes a plane into a canvas as part of a PST performance. Marina Abramovic throws a silent party where participants wear lab coats and can’t talk. The Patrick Cariou vs. Richard Prince copyright case continues. Ronald Coles facing up to 10 years in jail […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 23 – Jan 29)

We lead off this week’s street roundup from around the globe with this new piece from Mobstr with another one of his witty one-liners. Other murals of note include something from Hush (interviewed) in San Francisco where he currently has a solo show, as well as walls from Labrona (New York), Reka, Ghostpatrol & TwoOne (Melbourne), Papy x Milouz (France), Stinkfish (Columbia), Aner – Maher – Alapinta crew (France), Space Invader (France), and Cranio. Check it out after the jump…

Art Focus: Ethan Murrow

Boston-based Ethan Murrow works in large-scale graphite drawings and is the subject of our Art Focus for this week. The full time Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty in Painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Beantown bases his imagery on collaborative work with his wife, where she films, photographs and directs him in performances.  In fact, his short film Dust was an official selection of the 2008 New York Film Festival. Murrow has an upcoming show in April at the Obsolete Gallery […]

Video / Preview: “The Boneyard Project: Return Trip” @ Pima Air and Space Museum

As a final enticement before the opening of the The Boneyard Project: Return Trip this weekend, here is a behind-the-scenes video from the same group,  viejas del mercado (Medvin Sobio & 塚本清市), that brought you the initial teaser video. Featuring footage that fleshes out the photos you have seen already, Retna, Nunca, Saner, How & Nosm specifically out of a huge lineup, are followed as they prep for the opening at the Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. You can see some other […]

Releases: Amy Sol – “Water Dragon” Print

Amy Sol (interviewed), who has a Los Angeles solo coming up in March, is also releasing a new print appropriately in this new year of the dragon. The image, Water Dragon, is from a piece she did for the the New Moon group exhibition early last year and will be reincarnated as a limited edition giclee (edition 50) scheduled for release tomorrow, January 28th, at 2pm pacific time in her online store. Check out some gold hand embellished details after the jump…

Openings: LUDO – “Nature’s Revenge” @ Wunderkammern Gallery

After a showing in Amsterdam last November, LUDO (interviewed) continues his exploration of his Nature’s Revenge theme with a new exhibition in Rome. Opening its doors to a new body of work last weekend, Wunderkammern Gallery was taken over by the Parisian street artist’s vengeful creatures in the form of his ad interventions, sculptures, paper pieces, and pastes over found objects. More photos after the jump…

Openings: Thinkspace Gallery @ Affordable Art Fair (Los Angeles)

Over the weekend, the Affordable Art Fair opened Los Angeles including a booth for one of the galleries exhibiting work – Thinkspace Gallery. The Culver City showspace presented work from a talented core of artists which they have worked with in the past and will certainly continue to do so in the future including Dabs Myla, Brian Viveros, Matt Doust, Linnea Strid, David Cooley, and Audrey Kawasaki to name a few. Certainly, their booth was a stand out for those visitors who made it to […]

“Fresh Kills” @ Anonymous Gallery (Mexico)

The Anonymous Gallery kicked off their Mexico City location with a bang with a recently closed group show – Fresh Kills. The title of the showing refers to the 2,200 acres in New York known as Fresh Kills Landfill that will be converted to a huge public park over the course of the next 30 years. The transformation of what was formerly the world’s largest landfill into something beautiful is a metaphor for the type of work the artists in this show do – taking […]

Streets / Update: Escif (Part II)

On a torrid pace since our update only a week ago, Spanish street artist Escif has uploaded many new walls for his fans’ viewing pleasure. Painting with imagery that possesses a simplicity yet curious touch that makes the viewer wonder what the back story is or what the artist is trying to get across, the Valencia-based muralist continues to plaster his homebase with his work, sometimes accompanied with a short phrase or word. More photos after the jump…

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Brooklyn)

After Shepard Fairey hit up the streets of Manhattan last summer, he made a stop in the borough of Brooklyn as well. AM rode along to catch Mr. Obey working spots both big and small while him and his crew went to work on their community beautification campaign. We saw him push through a number of mediums, from his detailed hand-painted wheatpastes to his newer stencils without tire. Check out all the action captured for us by Joe Russo after the jump.