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Streets: Wynwood Walls Update (Miami) Part III

Looks like Wynwood Walls is again the place to be for street art fans when Art Basel Week arrives in Miami next week. Adding to the impressive roster of artists we already covered in Part I and Part II, this newest update includes murals from Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki (who just opened a show in Los Angeles), How & Nosm (also with recent exhibition in LA), Sego, La Pandilla, and a wall used both Shep and ABOVE. More photos after the jump by Head8K…

Preview / Installation: “East West Connect” @ Above Second

The East West Connect show (see our coverage here) is installed and ready to go for tonight’s opening at the Above Second Gallery in Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong. If you are in town, definitely stop by as we would love to meet you and talk some art. For those interested, you can go here to look at some of the scans of the work in the show, but you need to email [email protected] for the preview PDF or with questions.  See you tonight! Discuss this […]

“It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973 Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona” @ Pomona College Museum of Art

For the Pomona College Museum of Art’s inaugural Pacific Standard Time show, the focus of the exhibition was on Hal Glicksman’s time as curator and director of the institution.  Glicksman, a pioneering curator of Light and Space art, established one of the first museum residency programs in which artists used the museum gallery as a studio space and created unique environments directly in the museum. The exhibition, which was conveniently open 24 hours a day (a variation of a project originally by Michael Asher), so […]

Contest: Paul Insect x Post No Bills Giveaway

No more than a couple of weeks ago, Post No Bills unveiled a new solo exhibition (covered) by UK-based artist Paul Insect. During the event, specially-signed letterpressed items were given away to a fortunate few. These were created by printmaster Ramon De Larosa using a machine from the 1830’s and the final results were a handful of signed/hand-finished editions, one of which AM will now be giving away to a lucky winner. In conjunction with this give away, here we have a video put together by […]

Tim Burton x Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

For those of you waking up to enjoy Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, keep you eyes out for a balloon from director, artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer Tim Burton, whose retrospective exhibition recently showed at the LACMA. Last year, it was Takashi Murakami who grabbed the attention of art-loving parade-goers, this year it will be this B. Boy inflatable made from (according to the cover story created by Burton) the leftover balloons used in children’s parties at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Frankenstein’s monster-style. Happy Thanksgiving! Concept […]

Update: Faile for “East West Connect” @ Above Second

We’ll be sharing with you a preview of the entire exhibition soon, but here is one more look at one of the pieces from East West Connect, AM’s first curated show (hosted at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong). For those astute Faile fans out there, you will recognize this image from part of the recent outdoor mural they created for the prominent Houston Bowery location in New York. This silkscreen on found book cover is part a triptych that will soon be revealed. Show […]

Streets: Augustine Kofie & Matt W. Moore (San Francisco)

While in San Francisco for his solo show (covered), Augustine Kofie (featured) found time to collaborate with Matt W. Moore on a wall mural. Kofie’s abstract and geometric-based post-graffiti style melded well with Moore’s vector-based so-called retro graffiti aesthetic. For those who feel themselves gravitating towards this type of abstract street work and are interested in the continual evolvement of graffiti, you will have to pay attention to an upcoming event during Art Basel Week Miami. Kofie and Moore will part of a mural installation project entitled In […]

High Desert Test Sites 2011

Occurring during the Oct 15 and 16 weekend, High Desert Test Sites returned for its 2011 edition in the communities that include Joshua Tree, Pioneertown, Wonder Valley, Yucca Valley, and 29 Palms in California.  The destination event includes site-specific new experimental art, architecture, and design projects by such notables as Ball Nogues Studio, N. Dash, Sam Falls, Ephraim Puusemp, LeRoy Stevens, and Dawn Kasper.  With its expansive outdoor setting, spread out locations, and sun-soaked warm weather, this event provides a unique escape from our usual […]

Publications: Scott Campbell – “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long” Book

Coming next spring from Rizzoli, and produced in conjunction with OHWOW publishing, comes Scott Campbell’s first monograph focusing on the duality of his artistic career both as a tattoo prodigy and a fine art powerplayer. Named in homage of his debut New York solo exhibition last year, If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long discusses how his ink work informs his gallery work and vice versus. Referencing of “new antiquarian” style, nineteenth-century hand-lettering, kitsch, and classic tattoo “flash”, his art – as seen this year […]

Viewpoints: A Reading of Boris Hoppek’s Obama Beach Ball

The following article is a guest post by friend of AM, Peter Bengtsen. He wrote this essay for us after seeing the release of Boris Hoppek’s Obama Beach Ball, the resultant opinions that have been broadcast on the internet in response to the artwork, and the political motivations of the artist himself. We hope you enjoy the article, and that it may bring some clarity both to Hoppek’s project, and a context to this work as part of the artist’s output. Make up your own […]