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Audrey Kawasaki – “Charlotte” Timed Release Print

When we visited Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) recently prior to her show (covered) at Merry Karnowsky, we saw her pre-signing some of her next timed release prints. The complete details for Charlotte have now come out and it looks like August 14th will be the release date. Since this edition is unlimited, all you have to do is log-in between 12am to 11:59pm pacific time (a 24 hour window), place your order, and you will get a print. The price will be 17.5″ x 17.5″ and will […]

Teaser: Christiaan Nagel @ Rich Mix

You may remember a while back when we introduced you to Christiaan Nagel’s mushroom street interventions in London. Apparently, he will be taking his creations indoors with a show presented by Street Art London at Rich Mix. His thoughts behind the show – “Mushrooms are a metaphor for the idea. Ideas are original thoughts. Where do all ideas come from? They are the culmination of the person and his environmental circumstances. There is an element of randomness in any idea, that part we don’t have […]
Ana Bagayan

Preview: “The Blab! Show” @ Roq La Rue

Featuring a stellar lineup of artists, the Roq La Rue gallery will be hosting the reoccurring The Blab! Show with Krampus being the theme this time. Familiar regulars such as Nicoletta Ceccoli, Travis Louie, Martin Wittfooth, Ana Bagayan, Brian Despain, Dan May, Shag, Andy Kehoe, and some other talent new to AM will be painting their versions of the mythical creature. Judging from the piece above, there will be some spanking and other punishments in Seattle when this Friday, August 12th rolls around. More preview […]

Opening & Afterparty: Shepard Fairey – “Your Ad Here” @ V1 Gallery

As most of our regulars know, we have been following Shepard Fairey’s (featured) excursion into Copenhagen for a series of murals (part 1, part 2, and part 3) leading up to his showing at V1 Gallery. Well, the Your Ad Here finally opened Friday night and it looks like Mr. Obey packed heavy bags for his trip to Denmark as there was an abundance of quality work to be enjoyed by the local fans. Local AM photographer Henrik Haven was on site to capture the opening […]

Streets: Evol (Germany)

Known for his ability to modify urban structures to resemble hyper-realistic miniature buildings, Berlin-based artist EVOL recently took his unique artform up a notch. As one of the participants of the art component of the MS Dockville Music Festival, what he had to work with was in his words “the endless meadow, trees and blue sky, not exactly what I play with usually.”  What he decided to do next was pretty amazing. He “decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but […]

Openings: Square Enix – “Deux Ex: Human Revolution” @ Wooster St. Social Club

Square Enix and the Wooster Street Social Club presented a mini charity exhibition recently centered around the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Artists such as Estevan Oriol, Sam Flores, Patrick Martinez and Jeremy Fish created game themed posters for the event, each with a small edition of 20 with proceeds benefiting art education. The party of course was a blast as we got to play advance copies of the new Deux Ex software on both XBOX & PS3 as we got our Dave & […]

Overtime: August 1 – August 7

Gagosian to show Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011 simultaneously in all eleven of its galleries. Even with pay cut, MoMA director Glenn Lowry made $1.6 million (+ luxury housing $318K). Free Ozomatli concert part of music & dance performances as part of Pacific Standard Time. Lucian Freud’s daughter, Jane McAdam Freud, on the recently deceased artist. Damien Hirst’s restaurant, Pharmacy, is making a comeback. Kalup Linzy and James Franco no longer working together, it appears. You can play the Jeff Koons Must Die!!! […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Copenhagen) Part III

Here are some more photos of our four part series as Shepard Fairey (featured) continued to assault the streets prior to his show that opened last night in Denmark at the V1 Gallery (more on this soon).  You can refer to part 1 and part 2 of our coverage where you can see the OBEY crew busy the entire week stenciling and wheatpasting on the streets of Copenhagen. More photos taken for us by Henrik Haven after the jump…

Peter de Sève – “Easy Being Green, It Is Not”

This work entitled Easy Being Green, It Is Not from Peter de Sève recently caught our eye as we were browsing the interwebs. This unlikely but perfect juxtaposition between Kermit and Yoda was painted for the Star Wars, Visions, a collection of Star Wars images created by a wide variety of artists from many genres.  The famed American illustrator has also created many of the covers for the The New Yorker as well as worked on character design on many animated features including the beloved […]

Openings: MS Fundraiser for Tim Strazza @ Joshua Liner Gallery

We all hit bumps in the road, but with a little help we can all overcome any obstacles. As mentioned previously, a good friend of AM and assistant director of Joshua Liner Gallery, Tim Strazza, was unfortunately diagnosed with a Multiple Sclerosis. We helped sponsor a fundraiser created by the gallery to generate funds that went to support Tim and his medical bills. It seemed that almost everyone came out of the woodworks to donate artwork for the charity auction including a heavy rotation of […]