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Preview / Setup: Paul Insect – “Triptease Revue” @ Post No Bills

We recently brought you a number of images showing Paul Insect’s street art work across the city of Los Angeles, but now here is a peek at the installation process taking place inside Post No Bills gallery where the U.K. based artist will be presenting his first major U.S. show entitled Triptease Revue. The exhibit which opens tomorrow, will feature a large collection of original works on paper as well as exclusive limited edition prints, all which feature Insect’s take on politics, sex, and pop […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part II

Several months ago, we brought your attention to the first set of hand-painted mutant bunny sculptures from Joe Ledbetter. The LA-based painter and art toy mogul has not released the next five of what will be an eventual total of 40. The 12″ figures (sculpted by Pretty in Plastic) are priced at $1500 and should be the crown jewel in the collection of any fan of Ledbetter’s three-dimensional work. For those interested, you can email [email protected] More detailed photos after the jump…

Openings: Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

Last weekend, alongside Jeremy Fish, the Mark Moore Gallery also featured the work of Kenichi Yokono. The last time we had an opportunity to take in a large body of work from the Japanese artist, it was 2009 and we were at Art Basel Miami week. Rise of the Underground featured more of his signature carved woodblocks and it was a joy to examine his intricate details close up. This time around, some of his piece included skateboard-like elements to the compositions. Enjoy more photos […]
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Streets: El Mac (Barcelona)

Gifted street muralist El Mac is at it again, this time in Spain. This new piece was painted on the side of the Montana paint factory (a brand that he has used many times over the years) in Barcelona. Based on his model Lacheln, the wall done in a palette limited to black, gray and whites, and is a nice contrast to an adjacent mural by Os Gemeos. More photos after the jump…

Streets: Paul Insect (Los Angeles)

In preparation for his solo show titled Triptease Revue at Post No Bills this upcoming Thursday, November 3rd, the enigmatic artist known as Paul Insect has been busy putting up his signature artwork across the streets of Los Angeles. From a variety of freeways to some of the most desolate areas of the downtown L.A. district, the baby heads have been popping up everywhere in a multitude of colorful variations. In addition, the UK based artist also got a chance to paint a large section of […]

Videos: James Jean on “1-2-1 w/jeffstaple”

Ahead of his signing of his Rebus book at Jeff Staple’s Reed Space in New York, James Jean (featured) sat down for an intimate video interview session for this 12th installment of the 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple series. Jean touches on many topics including the beginnings of his career, his experiences with Fables, and an honest assessment on his work and the direction he would like to take it. Via Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Christie’s x Murakami – “Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit” Auction @ Gagosian

We recently broke news of a special benefit auction, New Day, created by  Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Co. & Christie’s to help the victims of the tragic Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake. Last week, AM stopped by to catch the special viewing of the fresh works from many stars of the contemporary art scene. Held at the Gagosian Gallery Madison avenue location, works from artists such as Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya […]

Teaser: Faile – Fragments of Faile @ Lazarides (Rathbone)

As you know, Faile (featured) has been hard at work creating the mural for the iconic Houston & Bowery wall in New York. But, what we left out for the past year was the fact that they were secretly in their lab putting together a new show together for their fans in London. Details are tight as they’ve decided to keep this show a surprise but from what we know, the collective will be taking it to a whole new level when the new work is […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

Over the weekend, AM stopped by Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles to take a look at Jeremy Fish (featured) part in Rise of the Underground. Exhibiting alongside Kenichi Yokono, the standout pieces from the bearded one were his exquisite and imaginative woodcuts, an extension of the work we saw in NY in July. Enjoy more photos taken for us from ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…
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Streets: D*Face (Melbourne)

With D*Face’s (interviewed) solo opening tonight at the Metro Gallery, it’s about time we updated you on his work in the streets leading up to the show. From the looks of things, his oversized spray can installations seem to be popular, but check out the other photos of D getting his logo up all over Melbourne, as well as an invitation to join the Order of the Wings. Pics after the jump…