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Overtime: March 5 – March 11

Seth Casteel’s underwater photographs of dogs becomes an internet sensation and helps his non-profit, which trains shelter workers to take better photos, leading to increased adoption rates. Wolfgang Beltracchi says he could have easily put “1,000 or 2,000” forgeries on the art market. Volkswagon providing $800,000 for project to track down Russian art treasures lost in WWII. Police in Rome recover 37 stolen paintings including works by Rubens and Poussin. Gallerist Kristen Dodge chases down art thief by foot and recovers 4 stolen paintings. Worldwide […]

Rewind: (March 5 – March 11)

Another week, another list of noteworthy art videos for our readers to peruse. Our featured video is entitled Sweeping Beauty II and shows what an artist Niels Shoe Meulman from Singapore and do with just a broom and water. Vernissage TV visits the Armory & Volta Art Fair. A new Know Hope mural in NYC (via Nuart). See how Terry Richardson was cloned for his OH-WOW Gallery exhibition. Tim Biskup rethinks emoticons for a documentary series on Trailer for Cindy Sherman exhibition on view at […]

Art Focus: Brad Kunkle

For this week’s Art Focus, we turn our attention to New York-based painter Brad Kunkle. We were first introduced to his skills during the opening of the Martin Wittfooth curated Dark Water show (covered) in Los Angeles. What is striking about his work is his incorporation of silver and gold leaf into his oil paintings, which imbues them with an added depth and allows for a play with light and angles. He feels that the relationship between the leaf, figures, and environments in his work is […]

Flying Murals of Wynwood

You may remember some photos that Futura sent us that we shared with you last month painted for Art Wynwood. That large painting, along with work from Retna, How & Nosm, DAZE, and Aiko was destined to be displayed at the Miami fair last weekend above as part of the flying murals of Wynwood project over the VIP lounge area. Here are now some photos of them hung up along with some bonus looks at an installation by Ron English. Check it out after the […]

Streets: ROA (Belgium)

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that busy international traveler and prolific street muralist ROA is from Belgium based on so many of his works popping up around the world (most recently in Stockholm). We can finally show you something painted in his home country (for the the generically named Street Art Festival) with again some nice incorporation of architectural elements into the piece (windows used as the perch). Tipped off by Nuart. Discuss ROA here.

Teaser: Jim Houser – “As Quiet As Itʼs Kept” @ LeBasse Projects (Culver City)

We last had the pleasure of seeing one of Jim Houser’s installations about a year back at last year’s Armory Week in New York. Now, as it was back then, we are still intrigued by the Philadelphia-based artist’s use of his own brand of symbology and visual language. Fans in Los Angeles will get the opportunity to witness for themselves on Saturday night, March 10th, as Houser (you can see a glimpse of him setting up above) will be opening his As Quiet As Itʼs Kept exhibition […]

Publications: “Delusional” – The Story of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Would you buy art from a guy in a Teletubby outfit? Well, many have as the man who runs Jonathan LeVine Gallery often wears many hats and costumes. Having hosted many of AM’s favorite artists such as Audrey Kawasaki, Josh Keyes, James Jean, Invader, Haroshi just to name a very few, Mr. Levine’s latest project is his book Delusional from Ginko Press which chronicles from his humble beginnings of curating his first show in 1994 to his current gallery location in NYC. To celebrate they’re holding a […]

Previews: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Sky Ladder” @ MOCA (Los Angeles) – Part II

A couple days ago, we brought you images of some of the amazing gunpowder drawings being created by Cai Guo-Qiang, his assistants, and a group of volunteers at the Los Angeles MOCA. We now have for you process photos of the second commissioned piece from the renowned Chinese artist entitled Zero Gravity (approx. 11 x 39 feet), which portrays “mankind’s undying fantasy to defy gravity and its unsuccessful challenges by naive measures since antiquity.” For those interested (and if you are MOCA members), you will […]

Armory Week ’12: Armory Show – First Look (Part II)

As with most art fairs, there is such a overwhelming amount of art, it’s hard to take in all the goodness in one pass. After Part I of our look at the main fair, we now have a second set of photos to share with you from the Armory. Enjoy the viewing as we work on getting you more coverage of additional select satellite fairs and events. Photoset after the jump…

Streets: Retna Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

After spending some time with LA artist RETNA (featured) as he put his mark on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall in New York (covered here), AM headed back to see the finishing touches. As you can see, the MSK writer’s calligraphy is getting increasingly complex and is undecipherable for those who aren’t in the know. Luckily for those curious, we have a photo of part of the message he was painting. See this and more photos taken for us by Joe Russo after the jump…