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Videos / Basel Miami Week ’11: Marco Brambilla – “RPM” for Ferrari

As you may have guess, AM has already touched down in Miami for this year’s Art Basel Miami Week. We’ll start off our extensive on-site coverage of the biggest art party of the year with this new video, RPM, from Marco Brambilla (who worked on Kanye West’s Power video & and also created video montages for The Standard Hotel in NYC) that was commissioned by Ferrari for their latest auto masterpiece – the 458 Spider.  This new work from the NY-based artist is a “visceral, cubist […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Barracuda Wall) Los Angeles

Over the weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) and the Obey crew continued their large scale projects by pasting over the famed Barracuda wall. Last time we saw Fairey working on this wall was late last year when he collaborated with  SABER (interviewed) on a dual rendering of the American Flag (covered). This time around, Fairey has decided to use his name and recognition as a way to highlight and bring attention to a political cause affecting Native Americans. This latest mural is actually a collaborative piece between Fairey […]
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Showing: Ai Weiwei – “absent” @ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (Part II)

In Part I of our visit to Taiwan to catch Ai Weiwei’s exhibition Absent at the TFAM, we gave you a look at the impressive sampling of the Chinese artist’s works from the early 80s to present day. Of course, AWW isn’t a man that rests on his laurels as he’s constantly looking at life from his unique artistic viewpoint, which brings us to his Forever Bicycles installation, a unique and completely new work created especially for the Taiwan museum. This sculptural piece puts together 1,000 […]

Streets / Videos: VIK @ Paper Box

Our friends at Stink Grenade gives us a unique look at the female graffiti artist VIK in the footage above. Residing in Brooklyn and hailing from Warsaw, Poland, VIK is one of those rare female graffiti writers that works the streets of New York. In this video, we catch her working on the gates of the upcoming space for Paper Box in Brooklyn. Using her bright signature writing style she shows us how she gets up in the video.
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Talks: James Jean Talk @ Pratt Institute

Before his recent book signing in in New York’s Reed Space, AM sat in on a special talk that James Jean (featured) conducted at New York’s Pratt Institute. James spoke to a packed hall of art students eager learn from the accomplished artist. Mr. Jean presented a comprehensive and entertaining presentation which spanned his student beginnings at SVA (School of Visual Arts) to his early days as an award winning comic illustrator then finally to his current focus of working as a contemporary fine artist. Not shy […]

Update: Scott Musgrove – “Walktopus” Bronze

We’ve featured some of Scott Musgrove’s (featured) bronze sculptures before in the past here on AM, but this newest one may be our favorite. Walktopus stands five feet tall and will feature working candle lanterns when finished. Next up is to get this clay sculpt molded and cast in bronze by the good people at Metalphysic in Tucson. A couple more photos after the jump…

Teaser: Invader – “Attack of the Space Waffles” @ The Outsiders

On December 2nd, The Outsiders Gallery on Greek Street in London will be hosting Attack of the Space Waffles, the newest solo from the infamous Invader. Just like his show in Paris (covered) back in June celebrating his 1000 piece of street work, there will be an appearance of Space Invader shaped waffles, which is also hinted in the title of the exhibition. Also purported to make a showing at the opening will be a “brand new mosaic Alias’, an Invaded Disco Ball, a 20 […]

Openings: “East West Connect” @ Above Second

Last Friday night, the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong hosted Arrested Motion’s first curatorial project, East West Connect, with a lineup that represented the diverse selection of art we love and cover for you every day. It was gratifying to see that art fans in HK appreciated this type of art as well, evidenced by the turnout and the fact that most pieces that sold so far have found homes with local collectors. We also enjoyed some interesting discussions with attendees on the idea and […]

The Underbelly Project (Paris)

As the Underbelly Project preps for the festivities for Art Basel Miami Week, word comes (via Brooklyn Street Art) of another satellite undertaking in Paris. Featuring the same daring tactics as in New York, the smaller French version (also organized by Workhorse and PAC) includes artists Conor Harrington, SheOne, Saber, How & Nosm, C215, Alice Pasquini, Will Barras, Futura, and Tristan Eaton. More photos by Ian Cox and Martha Cooper after the jump…

Video / Preview: Swoon – “Murmuration” @ Black Rat Projects

We mentioned this a couple weeks ago, but now is a good time for a reminder to make your way down to Black Rat Projects on December 1st for the unveiling of Swoon’s (interviewed) newest showing. Entitled Mumuration, the project has taken the Brooklyn-based artist three long weeks to create, transforming the gallery into an immersive installation featuring her signature intricate and elaborate paper cuts and sculptural shapings. Take a look at a recent video after the jump to get you in the mood…
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