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Showing: Keith Haring 20th Anniversary @ Tony Shafrazi Gallery

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of Keith Haring, the Tony Shafrazi Gallery recently opened a gallery-wide tribute to the graffiti legend and 80s New York art superstar. The show contains iconic paintings, drawings and sculptures with Haring’s bold lines and energetic characters. See all the images from the show, after the jump.

Video: Murakami x McG x Dunst – “Akihabara Majokko Princess”

Last year, we told you about the video that Murakami, Kirsten Dunst and McG were creating to be shown at the Tate Modern “Pop Life” exhibition (here). You can now see entire crazy video, (Update: We have removed the link to the video which was apparently uploaded without the authorization of Kaikai Kiki.) “Akihabara Majokko Princess”, which depicts Kirsten running around the streets of Akihabara in wild cosplay costumes while singing a cover of the Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”. Did you catch Nigo from a Bathing Ape in there too? […]

Videos: Robert Williams Hurley Interview

To complement our recent coverage of Robert Williams’ show “Conceptual Realism in the Service of the Hypothetical” at the Cal State University Northridge Gallery, we thought you may like this cool video that Hurley made with Robert Williams. In the video, we catch a glimpse of Robert’s house and his hot rods. He also talks about his iconic “Appetite for Destruction” painting (featured) that was used for the Guns & Roses album. Discuss Robert Williams here.

Teaser: Rosson Crow – “Bowery Boys” @ Deitch Projects

For one of Deitch Projects last hurrahs, the gallery will host “Bowery Boys,” an exhibition of new paintings by Rosson Crow. For the show, which opens March 4, Crow has used her adopted town of NYC as the theme for her bright and energetic large-scale canvases. See an image of the lovely Ms. Crow from the NYC Stages show (covered) and read the Deitch’s press release for “Bowery Boys,” after the jump.
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Openings: First night of Dash Gallery

Mogul Damon Dash has successfully navigated the world of media and fashion for years from his Manhattan home base. Now, he’s turning his focus on the world of art. Last weekend, AM was on hand for the private opening of the Dash Gallery in the heart New York’s storied Tribeca district. The premiere show, curated by Gabriel Fortoul, featured artists Isaac Fortoul, Bobby Castaneda, Heather Gargon, Hector Ruiz, and Jeremy Wagner. Some of hip hop culture’s finest were also in the house to experience the […]
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Studio Visits: Steve Powers

When we were in Philly to check out Steve “ESPO ICY” Powers’ amazing “Love Letter” mural project (covered), we stopped by his center city headquarters to chat with the man himself and get a behind-the-scenes look at his work and creative process. Similar to Powers’ previous Coney Island studio opened in conjunction with Creative Time’s Dreamland Artists Club, his Philadelphia space is part studio, part working sign shop and part neighborhood hangout. With every wall covered with ephemera, art, jokes and junk, it’s clear that […]

Openings: Shaquille O’Neal – “Size Does Matter” @ Flag Art Foundation

Shaquille O’Neal’s curatorial debut opened at Flag Art Foundation this past Friday to a mass of curious art fans. A line filled the lobby just for the elevator up to the duplex gallery space on the 9th and 10th floor. The massive gallery space was justly utilized to house both the ginormous and microscopic pieces that represented the show’s theme “Size Matters”. “The Big Curator” did a nice job not only picking some of the top names in the industry, but also selecting some very relevant […]
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Openings: Robert Williams – “Conceptual Realism in the Service of the Hypothetical” @ CSUN Gallery

Saturday night was the opening of Robert Williams’ traveling solo show at the Cal State University Northridge Gallery. We originally covered the exhibition in New York, but the second time around was no less stunning. Bringing with him a massive body of work including paintings, sculptures, drawings, comic book covers, and and specially designed wallpaper, the “godfather” delighted his fans in the greater Los Angeles area with his conceptual genius and flawless execution. Check out the our opening pics after the jump and make sure […]

Streets: Love Letter – Steve “ESPO ICY” Powers

We took the roadtrip down to the City of Brotherly Love to grab a cheesesteak (or two) and experience firsthand Steve Powers’ ambitious public art project entitled “Love Letter.” Powers (as ESPO ICY) and crew got back up on many of the same West Philadelphia rooftops that he used to hit back in the day, to paint dozens of murals on buildings along the Market Street elevated train line between 45th and 63rd streets.Together, the walls form a sentimental dialog between young lovers, but they […]

Teaser: Barnstormers @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Just recently, the Joshua Liner Gallery gave notice that they were revising their schedule to include an exciting surprise show opening March 18 by the NYC/Tokyo-based artist collective The Barnstormers. According to insider information leaked to AM from a reliable source, the collaborative group (which includes nearly everyone whose anyone in the street art and associated scene) will be creating individual pieces and site-specific installations that will likely span beyond the walls of Liner’s spacious Chelsea gallery into another gallery space in the building. This […]