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Preview / Installation: Swoon – “Anthropocene Extinction” @ Boston ICA

After presenting The Big Easy with her stunning Thalassa installation at the New Orleans Museum of Art in June, Swoon (interviewed) is moving on to her next project.  On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) has commissioned the Brooklyn-based artist to create an installation for the Sandra and Gerald Fineberg Art Wall. The 400-pound, suspended bamboo sculpture entitled Anthropocene Extinction will soar over 40 feet, be accented by her signature labor intensive cut paper, and will be unveiled this Saturday, […]

Videos: Scott Campbell – “That’s All Folks!” & “Prison Tattoo Gun”

Last seen outside his Brooklyn tattoo studio and rubbing elbows with the fine art world during the opening of Blankness is Not a Void (covered) at Marc Jancou Contemporary, showing alongside the venerable Raymond Pettibon, Scott Campbell has reverted to a more childlike forum, continuing his pyromaniacal tendencies with this new experimental video. Produced by Purple Fashion Magazine, the tattoo icon turned contemporary art mainstay pays homage to Looney Tunes with canon fuse and pipe bomb, perhaps working out the kinks for his next solo […]

Releases / Signings: “HEROES & VILLAINS” @ Launch LA

Tomorrow night (7-10pm), September 1st in Los Angeles at Launch LA, the HEROES & VILLAINS signing and release event will be the place to be. With at least 30 artists rumored to be on hand, this would be a perfect opportunity to get your book autographed. The beautiful glossy publication features photographic portraits by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho of many of the artists you have grown to love on AM. Included are also in-depth interviews and an introductory essay by Amanda Erlanson. Also, an […]
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Contests: TrustoCorp – Tabloid Magazine Interventions

After prominent public interventions in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, you’ve probably got the memo that no place is too far to travel for the urban collective known as TrustoCorp. Check out their latest project poking fun at our secret guilty pleasure – the tabloid magazines. Similar to their hilarious NYC rebranding campaign, they’ve gone into magazine stands, bookstores and pharmacies throughout Hollywood, Manhattan, Williamsburg, LAX and JFK to drop copies of these little artistic interventions for the unsuspecting public. No details were spared […]

Streets: “Transforming Beauty” by David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, Yuri Shimojo & SASU @ Sephora

In most parts of the modern world, before a new building or store opens up, a construction phase begins where a monotone barricade (Often tagged “post no bills”) is erected to shield passerby’s from the messiness. As you’ve often seen, street art is often placed there to combat the dreariness. Cosmetic retailer Sephora took the initiative to commission a special outdoor installation to occupy their exterior barricade. With the help of David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, Yuri Shimojo and SASU, Sephora created a live motion mural […]
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Previews: LUDO – “Metamorphisis” @ High Roller Society (London)

A couple weeks back, we brought you coverage of LUDO’s (interviewed) recent US street art tour, as well as reference to his upcoming show with High Roller Society in London. We now have some tasty preview images to share from what will be the French artist’s second solo exhibition of the year. Opening Friday, September 9th, Metamorphosis will see LUDO continue the evolution of his signature Frankenstein-esque, green-tinged creatures, much like was seen during his impressive Zurich show, La Belle Vie (covered), back in April. […]
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Streets: Living Walls Atlanta – The City Speaks

International art festivals in Europe featuring street art and graffiti have been on the rise recently, from the the established set to get underway soon (NuArt – Norway & FAME – Italy) to the newer ones (Galore – Copenhagen, T&J Artwalk – Oslo, See No Evil – Bristol, Bloop Festival – Ibiza, Walk & Talk Festival – Azores, Draw The Line Festival – Campobasso). Meanwhile stateside, Atlanta decided not to let the other side of the Atlantic have all the fun as Living Walls kicked off their annual conference with a […]

Preview: Pedro Matos – “Ephemera” @ Shooting Gallery

Portuguese artist Pedro Matos is set to open his first solo show in the United States on September 3rd at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco. Entitled Ephemera, the new body of work features his oil on canvas paintings emulating the torn and faded posters frequently seen pasted on the side of buildings in an urban environment. As always, Pedro’s imagery juxtaposes beauty and decay as well as focuses on society’s downtrodden and forgotten. More photos of him working on the new paintings after the […]

Videos / Openings: Unsanctioned Banksy Show @ Keszler Gallery

Many of you may have already seen this video yesterday when we posted it to our facebook fanpage, but here it is again with somewhat of a followup. The footage above, that angered many street art fans, was put together by the Keszler Gallery in association with the Bankrobber Gallery where unnamed individuals traveled to Palestine and boldly removed some of the well known and much beloved work Banksy created for the Santa’s Ghetto event held in the West Bank in 2007. It turns out several […]
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Studio Visit / Preview: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art To The Unclean” @ Last Rites

Recently, AM was fortunate enough to visit the studio of artist Brian M. Viveros. In preparation for his show titled Returning Art To The Unclean opening on September 3rd, the artist has further expands on his signature style which often features extremely sensual women under an aura of pin up style imagery. Working with portraits instead of full body images, Viveros’ style carries a weight of emotion and feeling that’s often hidden underneath the gaze of his female creations. The various influences which he borrows […]