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Streets: Roa in New York

The unstoppable Roa has been painting up the Big Apple while he was in town for his show at Factory Fresh. We just recently saw pics of this completed piece, a perfect example of his anatomical street pieces, and wanted to share it with our readers.Take a more detailed look at how textured the surface was that the the mural was painted on after the jump…

Openings: Logan Hicks, Anthony Lister and Michael Kalish @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Last week, AM attended the opening at New York’s Opera Gallery where they hosted the opening for Logan Hicks (interviewed), Anthony Lister’s (interviewed) and Michael Kalish. Many attended the opening including Eric Haze, Charming Baker and crew. Check out the opening night pics after the jump.

Raymond Pettibon @ Gladstone Gallery (Brussels)

Having shown in London just a few months back, Raymond Pettibon continues his European tour with a show of new works at the venerable Gladstone Gallery in Brussels. The exhibition continues on Pettibon’s themes of exploring the American psyche through images and text.  His comic strip-style narratives combine stunningly rendered images in the artist’s unique style with text drawn from a number of sources, including poet William Blake, vernacular speech, and pulp magazines. Icons from American culture, including fighter jets, bombs, cars, and UFOs dominate […]

Streets: Os Gemeos & Blu (Lisbon)

Since Os Gemeos was in town for their exhibition (covered) at the Lisbon’s Museu Colecção Berardo, it was a foregone conclusion that they would leave their mark inside and out. Here you can see them teaming up with another high-flying street act, the prolific Blu from Italy. Hopefully we’ll see more photos of the completed piece soon… Discuss Os Gemeos here. Discuss Blu here.

Contests: Audrey Kawasaki – “Tiger Tiger” Print Giveaway

Your friends here at AM have a little surprise for those who missed out on the new Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) print that was released recently in conjunction with the “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright” show at Roq La Rue. Thanks to the generosity of the gallery and artist, we are giving one away to a lucky reader! Entitled “Negaigoto”, it was one of limited edition releases sold at the show to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so feel free to support the charity with your […]

“Beyond the Street” NY book launch @ Deitch Projects

AM UK recently attended the bustling evening that was the London launch of Patrick Nguyen & Stuart Mackenzie’s “Beyond The Street” book, hosted at Phillips de Pury. The level of support for the book came over extremely positively in the number of people that attended the event. Now, New York gets it’s turn as the stateside launch party is to be held next Thursday 27th May at Deitch Projects. Bring your copy of the book along or grab a copy at a discounted rate at […]
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Teaser: “Street Smart” @ Affirmation Arts

This Wednesday night, May 26th, a group show opens at Affirmative Arts in New York. The diverse lineup features heavy-hitters Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Blek Le Rat, D*Face, Dalek, Date Farmers, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Keith Haring, James Jean, Kaws, Mark Ryden, Jeff Soto, Robert Williams, WK Interact coming together for an exhibition that partially benefits Art Connects New York. More details after the jump.

Openings: Hajime Sorayama @ Shirokane Art Complex

You may remember Hajime Sorayama from his collaboration with Kaws on the “No Future Companion” figure that we covered last year. A famous artist in his own right, the Japanese paintor, who is know for for his sexy robot and pinup art, opened a show recently at the Shirokane Art Complex. We have several more images after the jump, but for the full set check out Hypebeast.

Preview: “The Future Tense” @ The Future Gallery, London

The Future Tense launches itself in London this week with a showing of represented artists Katrin Fridriks, Lee Baker, Mark Webber, Tom Oldham, Joseph Loughborough, Jamie Shaw and Louis Hudson. We particularly like the look of Katrin Fridriks’ work, pictured above. The Icelandic artist currently lives and works in Paris where she composes her abstract explosions of colour using an almost perfect balance of order and refinement complimenting the chaos and urgency seen within her work. The official opening takes place on Wednesday 26th May, […]

Studio Visits / Preview: Greg Simkins – “Inside the Outside” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) is set to open his show on June 5th at the Joshua Liner gallery, so AM took the opportunity to hang with the ever creative mastermind at his Torrance studio. The show “Inside the Outside” (teased) is just that – flipping our world as we know it upside down with a mind-spinning array of painted characters and stories that would impress any hardcore sci-fi or fantasy fan. In addition to Greg’s coveted paintings, he took the time to revisit his roots […]