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Highlights: José Parlá @ Concord City Place (Toronto)

This past Thursday, José Parlá was the guest of honor at a commencement party that paid tribute to the two ginormous murals he recently endowed to the City of Toronto. Commissioned by the Concord City Place, the Brooklyn-based street art legend turned contemporary art heavyweight proved first hand what it means to “go big or go home”, with a duo of larger than life works executed in his patented graffiti-inspired calligraphic style. This impressive community art project serves as a fulfilling appetizer for Parlá’s upcoming […]

Overtime: Jan. 16 – Jan. 22

James Cauty’s “Riots in a Jam Jar”. Swoon speaking at TEDxBrooklyn. Mondo Bizzarro Gallery will be showing a private collection of Shepard Fairey works. Looks like Banksy added a couch to his living room in Camden. C215 interview now with English subtitles. “Deitch” brand condom conceived by LA Raw in response to BLU wall whitewashing. Damien Hirst now has staff of 130 employees. Does not paint on any of his new photorealist paintings and is doing well due to growth of Asian market. Christopher Knight […]

VIP Art Fair

An art fair based on an interesting premise opened this weekend – the VIP Art Fair. As online sales have increased when compared to in-person sales at most galleries, it was only natural that a virtual art fair be the next “big idea”. What is surprising though are the heavyhitters that are backing it. Look at some of these founding galleries – David Zwirner, Gagosian, White Cube, and exhibiting galleries – Blum & Poe, Paul Kasmin, Gladstone, Emmanuel Perrotin, Perry Rubenstein. It seems collectors were […]
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Preview: “Conjoined in 3D” @ Copro Gallery

Opening tonight, January 22nd, at the Copro Gallery is a sculptural group show, entitled Conjoined, conceived in the twisted artistic mind of Chet Zar. With this curatorial turn, he takes an opportunity to bring to the gallery some of the sculptural skills he is known for in the motion-picture industry as well as inviting a bunch of his friends and artists to participate in this three-dimensional homage to the dark visual arts. Also of note, besides the 4 ‘ masterpiece he is contributing to the […]

Streets: Dain (New York)

We’ve showed you some of Dain’s gallery work in the past (New York ’09, Paris ’10), but not much of his street work. It looks like what may be new pieces have popped up recently in Brooklyn and luckily for us, the Brooklynite Gallery was around to document it. More after the jump…

Previews: “Ahn-Nyung | Hello” @ LeBasse Projects

Tomorrow night, January 22nd, LeBasse Projects will bring in a Korean wave of talent to it’s Culver City showspace with their newest exhibition Ahn-Nyung or Hello. Curated by Jae Yang, the show features the works of four artists – Hyung Kwan Kim, Seok Kim, Yeonju Sung, and of particular interest to us here at AM - Jin Young Yu. You may remember our interview with her a couple years ago after her delicate and emotive sculptural works caught our eyes at an art fair. Take […]

Releases: Kid Acne – ‘When the Smoke Clears’ Zine

AM got all enthused late last year over Kid Acne’s solo show (covered) at Concrete Hermit entitled When the Smoke Clears. For us, the defining part of the installation was the wall of small one-off screenprinted drawings in all their black and pink splendour. Well, if that monochromatic installation floats your boat, you can now thumb through the series of drawings in Kid Acne’s brand new When the Smoke Clears Zine. Produced with a screenprinted, embossed and numbered cover, the 52 page zine is available […]

Patron After Party (Los Angeles Art Show) @ The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

To celebrate the kick-off of the L.A. Art Show and showcase the artwork of Shepard Fairey, Mear One, Shark Toof, and Chor Boogie, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live (in collaboration with LA ART MACHINE) hosted the Patron After Party in a two-story penthouse on the 51st floor of their exclusive and luxurious building.  DJed by Shepard Fairey, the event honored supporters of the L.A. Art Show beneficiary and The Art of Elysium. It featured new murals by the aforementioned artists, as well as framed […]

Teaser / Setup: Ellis G. – Permanently Temporary @ Mighty Tanaka

It looks like our friend Ellis Gallagher’s (interviewed) is setting up for his latest show Temporarily Permanent, a title that certainly describes the state of street art, especially when mostly done with chalk in his case. With this newest endeavor, Ellis is putting on a show in NYC again, with the first being at Collective Hardware in 2009. Head over to the Mighty Tanaka tomorrow night, January 21st, if you are interested because for the first time, original shadow & chalk drawings will be available […]

Previews: R.M. Phoenix – ‘Nobody’s Fault But [Mine] [Yours] [Ours] Mine’ @ And/Or Gallery, London

AM has been following the work of R.M. Phoenix and the journey he has taken with his art over the last couple of years since being first introduced by mutual friends Chloe Early and Conor Harrington. His most recent body of work comes to completion with his solo exhibition entitled Nobody’s Fault But Mine Yours Ours Mine opening at And/Or Gallery in East London, this Saturday 22nd January. Rob’s work has evolved from a series of fluid oil paintings where he beautifully captured light and […]