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Streets: D*Face skate ramp

Last weekend, AM got the call from D*Face that he was up to some mischief in London, so hopped on the train to go and see what his latest project involved. Remember we showed you the pool D*Face painted in LA last year? What we got was a similarily was great piece of pop-street art fusion here in the UK. D was recently commissioned by skate company REAL to create the artwork for three of it’s riders – Brock, Busenitz and Ramondetta – new signature […]

Overtime: June 6 – June 12

Willy Verginer goes swimming in concrete. New massive Anish Kapoor sculptures. Read Jeffrey Deitch’s first interview since becoming MOCA’s director Warhol shows at at Prism. And, he’s part of a mini-gallery on the moon. Most valuable auction in history. New work on the streets from Escif, Roa, Mac and Retna and a Sam3 timelapse. “I had a lot of hope for Obama, but it’s not panning out.” – Shepard Fairey A new book from Ericailcane. New work from Jeremiah Ketner and Dan May. Kozyndan exhibition […]

Showing: Armsrock – “Drawn Towards The Present” @ Signal Gallery

Danish artist Armsrock (interviewed) opened his solo show “Drawn Towards The Present” with London’s Signal Gallery last week. Ever willing to push the boundaries and try out something new, Armsrock filled the gallery with huge charcoal pieces on rice paper, suspended around the gallery with thin wire trace. The work is viewable from either front or rear due to the delicacy and translucency of the paper – the pieces nearest to the window being especially effective as you can observe the world going by through […]

Live Painting: ProjectRoom with Jaybo, Remi/Rough & Juice 126

London’s first Projectroom event took place last night, with out-of-town organiser Jaybo inviting locals Remi/Rough and Juice 126 to collaborate in a live painting event. The three artists each took a canvas to start work on individually – Remi and Jaybo working directly on the wall and Juice getting all primeval by working barefoot on the floor. As the evening progressed the three dipped in and out of the each others canvas’ leaving 3 pretty unique and well composed collaboration pieces. Expect more collaborative painting from […]

Streets: Mac & Retna Mural (In Progress) @ Culver City

Those who came out for the Culver City Artwalk and ventured south of Washington on La Cienega encountered a very special treat. Two legends in graffiti, El Mac and Retna, were collaboratively painting a huge mural sponsored by Rivera & Rivera.  The team, who have blessed walls from coast to coast–including many beautiful ones in Los Angeles already–worked into the night, unloading aerosol can after aerosol can on this piece.  Word is that they had two days left on this one, but as you can […]
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Openings: Ana Bagayan – “Flutter” @ Mondo Bizzarro Gallery, Rome

Currently showing at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery in Rome is “Flutter”, Ana Bagayan’s first overseas solo show. Containing a delectable selection of Ana’s paintings, the California resident artist was in attendance at the recent opening, from which we have some pictures courtesy of the gallery. If you didn’t read our interview with Ana just ahead of the exhibition opening, you can check that out here. Take a look at some further flicks from the opening after the jump.

Video: Barry McGee @ Oakland Museum of California

You may remember when we brought you some pics from the Oakland Museum of California, where Barry McGee was commissioned for an installation piece. Well, now comes a timelapse video of that all coming together along with some interviews with the curators who arranged everything. Discuss Barry McGee here.

Previews: LACMA Saturday – Justin Bua “Urban Art Studio” & Gary Baseman “Giggle & Pop

The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) is stretching its horizons and holding two very cool free events this Saturday, June 12th. The first is Justin Bua’s “Urban Art Studio” where he will be be showcasing his historic hip hop based art and holding an afternoon of events with some interviews and performances with artists such as Camille Rose Garcia, Mear One, Mix Master Mike, Flea and The Wiggles. On another front also sponsored by the LACMA, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) will be presenting his […]

Setup / Video: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Familiar Strangers” @ Lebasse Projects

As the we get closer to Yoskay Yamamoto’s (interviewed) opening of “Familiar Strangers” at LeBasse Projects tomorrow night (June 12th), we wanted to give you one last behind the scenes look at this excellent show. As we hinted in the last picture of our studio visit to Yoskay’s “batcave”, you got a glimpse of the exclusive “Astroboy” homage sculpture – “Do you remember me?” Well, imagine an entire wall installation with over 100 of them. FYI, the limited black resin variant will be available only […]

The Vader Project Auction Preview

When The Vader Project rolls into Los Angeles tonight, June 11th, it will be at the end of a long four year journey. The 100 iconic helmets, customized by many artists sure to be familiar to our readers, will be on display in Hollywood (6812 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles CA 90036) before they are auctioned off in Philadelphia at a Freeman’s auction. Also of interest to those in LA will be the the catalog available for sale and the signing event the following day, June […]