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Signing: James Jean @ LA Times Festival of Books

For those of you who would like to meet the talented Mr. Jean, here’s your chance (at least if you are in LA). This Saturday, April 24th, James Jean (interviewed), will be signing at the LA Times Festival of Books.  He’ll be at the Giant Robot booth from 4:00 to 5:30 pm and will be bringing along art books, assorted prints, and knick knacks for your enjoyment. Who knows, if you become friends, you might get a gift from him one day like this beautiful […]

Setup: David Choe – “Nothing to Declare” @ LAzarides Beverly Hills

Earlier in the week, we gave you a sneak peek of the show from inside David Choe’s (featured) secret LA studio. But, our friends at LAzarides 90210 also got us a quick look at the install progress in the luxe Beverly Hills space. As you can see from the picture above, David didn’t forget his famous watercolors. Don’t worry, we’ll get you even more pictures at the “Nothing to Declare” opening event but for now, check out more install pics after the jump…

Streets: Shepard Fairey Mural – “These Parties Disgust Me” for Deitch Projects

The Shepard Fairey’s (featured) mural on Bowery & Houston that we first teased here looks to be pretty much finished. Entitled “These Parties Disgust Me”, the piece is about the dysfunction of the two-party political system in Washington and also about encouraging activism. The famous location, hosted by Deitch Projects, was recently the site of an amazing Os Gemeos mural, but now is home to the new Obey mural in preparation for the opening of the “May Day” show opening on May 1st. Check out […]

Teaser: Chloe Early @ Corey Helford Gallery

The last we saw Chloe Early (interviewed), she had just opened her solo show, “Clouded Apollo”, last November in the UK. Now, it looks like she has started working on her next show slated to open in October at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. We’ll have more as the show gets nearer, but for now, take a look at this in progress piece… Discuss Chloe Early here.
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Preview: Mark Ryden – “The Gay 90′s: Old Tyme Art Show” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

Ever since we saw the first stunning painting at Art Basel for Mark Ryden’s upcoming show, we have had the date, April 29th, marked down on our calendars. Subsequent peeks at a timelapse of that piece, “Incarnation” and a look at one of the most beautiful show invites ever have only served to increase our artlust even more. And now, it appears some preview images have leaked for the show opening next week at Paul Kasmin Galley in New York which have pushed expectations of […]
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Openings: ‘Fresh Cream 2′ @ Opus Art

AM went along to Opus Art’s opening of group show “Fresh Cream 2″ (previewed) at its Newcastle gallery last week to check out the collective wares of Lex Thomas, Hush, Ghost of a Dream, Charlotte Bracegirdle, Alexandra McLain, Hector de Gregorio, Karl de Vroomen and Teresa Duck. The show brought together a great level of variance in the outputs, mediums and techniques used by the artists involved. Read on for our take on the show, as well as our pictures from the opening after the […]

FAME Festival ’10: Swoon

Well, shortly after announcing their lineup for 2010, this year’s FAME Festival is already underway. First to arrive were Swoon (interviewed) and Ben Wolf to participate in this annual Italian celebration of street art (take a look at our coverage of the 2009 event here). Unfortunately, Wolf’s work was destroyed before it was photographed but here are some photos of Swoon pasting up an old chapel as well as other parts of town. More images after the jump.
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Releases / Preview: Street Art New York Book and Silent Auction Benefit @ Factory Fresh

Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com and authors of the book of the same name, are about to release a brand new publication entitled Street Art New York, a comprehensive examination of the city’s lively urban art culture that features many of AM’s favorite New York and internationally-based street artists. In order to celebrate the occasion, our friends have organized a party and silent auction benefit for Free Arts NYC at Factory Fresh on April 24. Artists taking part in the auction include […]

Studio Visits / Preview: David Choe – “Nothing to Declare” @ LAzarides Beverly Hills

Los Angeles, absence makes the heart grow founder… So, David Choe (featured), welcome home! After a six year hiatus from showing in LA, the man who paddle-boated down the Mississippi, safaried the Congo Jungle, was jailed in Japan, and once exhibited in an ice cream parlor, will be making his homecoming in the heart of Beverly Hills this April 23rd for an exhibition to blow the hinges off. AM had the pleasure of stopping by David Choe’s warehouse/studio earlier this week for a little visit […]

Preview: Souther Salazar Installation for Fumetto Festival

Souther Salazar recently put together a pretty dope installation piece for the upcoming Fumetto Festival in Switzerland (with an assist from Monica Choy). As you can see from his other installs for recent shows in New York & Los Angeles, Souther is quite skilled at creating these whimsical mixed media pieces that seem to jump straight out of one of his paintings. The exhibition will be Souther’s first solo in Europe and will feature larger paintings, comics, sculptures and drawings displayed along with “Alejandro”! More […]