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Openings: Liu Bolin @ Eli Klein Fine Art (NY)

Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening of Chinese artist Liu Bolin’s. For his first solo in New York, Liu took the city by the horns as he made the most of the past few weeks with his signature self paint & photography sessions by continuing his iconic Hiding In The City series at some of the Big Apple’s most unique locations such as the 9/11 tribute and Bowery & Houston Mural. The special opening at Eli Klein Fine Art was packed from the beginning as fans […]

Streets: Conor Harrington (Ireland) Part II

As we mentioned in our last article, Conor Harrington (interviewed) is traveling his home country of Ireland and it looks like he has cowboys on his mind. This newest wall is in Ennis and was painted for the Ennis Street Festival. Look for one more piece to come as well as a video from the talented Andy Telling, who previously created the Crossing Lines video with Conor in the Middle East (and the sweet Fame Festival footage in Madre). More pics after the jump…

Openings: San & Escif – “See you in Croatan” @ Fifty24SF

Spanish artists, San and Escif finally made their stop at Fifty24SF on Thursday for the opening of their show See you in Croatan. For the past month, the two friends have journeyed all along the coast of California, gathering inspiration to create works on walls and paper and documenting it on their blog, EL TERCERO EN CUESTIÓN. Regarding their project, “the mission was to work as far away as possible from doctrines, imperialisms and linear reasoning, searching for beauty in errors and fortuitous tools, working […]

Openings: “Zero to Sixty” @ Corey Helford Gallery

On Friday night, the Corey Helford Gallery celebrated its 5th anniversary by showcasing the artwork of more than 50 different artists from all across the world. With such an array of styles and talent, it may have seem like a difficult task to pull off, but the exhibit, titled Zero to Sixty, was nothing short of outstanding. Artists who were featured during the special celebration included the likes of Todd Schorr, Joe Sorren, Sas & Colin Christian, Ron English, Natalia Fabia, SHAG,  Greg Simkins, David […]

Overtime: June 27 – July 3

Leonardo di Vinci painting (with asking price of $200 million) lost for centuries has been authenticated by scholars. Founders of L&M Arts: Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, discuss their partnership. James Franco sells (prices range from $20 to $10,000) invisible art. Francis Alÿs posts his art films on his website for streaming or downloading. Art dealer Michelle Maccarone breaks her nose falling in Venice after trying to pee in canal. Interview with artist Nan Goldin. Missing Farah Fawcett Warhol painting discovered after shown on Ryan […]

Streets: Slinkachu – “House of God” (New York)

Miniature photographer Slinkachu has a gift for incorporating urban objects into his work with this newest piece in New York no different. Entitled House of God (Application to the Department of City Planning – Ref: 13-3470/C), this latest street intervention brings to mind the another piece he created for his solo at Andipa Gallery several months ago of a similar name and concept. More detailed shots after the jump…
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Preview: Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena – “Dead Relatives” @ Black Book Gallery

On July 9th, the Black Book gallery in Denver will welcome Philip Lumbang & Ernesto Yerena (featured) for a collaborative show entitled Dead Relatives. The two Shepard Fairey disciples meld their own unique styles – Lumbang with his animal characters and Ernesto with his Chicano inspired collage work – together for some works inspired by Day of the Dead imagery. There will be 1-Off canvas and an edition of 3 HPM’s on paper for every image. More preview looks after the jump…

Bookshelf: ‘Out of Sight: Urban Art / Abandoned Spaces’ by RomanyWG

From the lead page featuring an image of Cyclops and Sweet Toof wearing full face clown and wolf masks next to a just-completed Lenny character in an abandoned mental asylum, Out of Sight: Urban Art / Abandoned Spaces drags the reader into the underground of the underground. Street art is often seen by many as a form of advertising – and it often can be. A street version of of a forthcoming gallery piece or the next print release somehow seeking validation from an outdoor, […]

Video: RETNA & El Mac – “Let the Arts Roam”

RETNA (featured), who we last saw in London on his Hallelujah World Tour and El Mac, who we last saw getting up with Augustine Kofie are two frequent collaborators who recently were featured in a video portrait – Let the Arts Roam as part of the I Am Los Angeles series. Included in the footage are various murals they have worked on as well as a discussion with both artists on their philosophy behind the content of their murals, public art in poor neighborhoods, and […]

Teaser: Brian Viveros – “Returning Art to the Unclean” @ Last Rites Gallery

When we we last visited Brian Viveros in his studio, he was hard at work getting ready for his The Dirtyland exhibition at Thinkspace. After that successful showing last October, the Riverside-based painter will be bringing his entire “Smoking Arm-Me” to New York for his next solo at the Last Rites Gallery in September. We’ll have more to follow but take a look at this teaser shot of his Night-Stalk-Her painting for now. Showcard after the jump…
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