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Openings: “Three-Handed” & “Smother Your Mother” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

This past weekend, AM caught the opening of the Date Farmers, Eric White (interviewed), Nicola Verlato and Fulvio Di Piazza at Jonathan Levine Gallery. The two shows were unique as it touched on both ends of the spectrum in terms of dimensions with all the way from large scale museum size works to a cornucopia of medium to smaller size pieces. First, we saw the immense paintings from “Three Handed” which featured Eric White, Nicola Verlato and Fulvio Di Piazza. Eric’s breathtaking piece “Massacre of the […]

Preview: TrustoCorp – “An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem” @ Brooklyn Brothers Gallery

Opening later tonight at the Brooklyn Brothers Gallery in New York is TrustoCorp’s debut exposition/party. Entitled “An Overt Display of Mischief and Mayhem”, expect just that from the street art conglomerate. As seen in the photos provided, TrustoCorp will be celebrating the first phase of their nationwide culture jamming project. From the custom made street signs to their rebranded products, and what also appears to be some new shooting range targets. There’s really no better way to take out your tax day frustrations and troubles […]

Video: Ed Templeton – “The Cemetery of Reason” @ S.M.A.K.

Ed Templeton recently opened his biggest museum show ever in Belgium at S.M.A.K with over 1200 works from all over the world serving as a mid-career survey for the American photographer and contemporary artist. “The Cemetery of Reason” features old and new work including paintings, photographs, silkscreens, and painted objects, many of which are arranged into some pretty awesome clusters. Take a look at some opening footage as well as Templeton’s commentary on the new exhibition. Via Hypebeast.
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Preview: “Now’s The Time” @ Black Rat Projects

Next week, Black Rat Projects opens its doors to a comprehensive survey of street art spanning several decades of outdoor expression. Titled ‘Now’s the Time’ (running from April 22nd to May 20th), the show promises a chance to see many rare and never been seen before vintage works as well as more recent pieces by key artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey (featured), Swoon (interviewed), Banksy, Barry Mcgee, Faile (featured) and Os Gemeos – pretty much a who’s who and what’s what of […]

Openings: Jeff Gillette – “Dismayland” @ Copro Gallery

Last Saturday night marked the opening of Jeff Gillette’s solo at Copro Gallery, “Dismayland”. If you made the obvious connection between the name he chose for the show and the happiest place on earth, then you would be right. The imagery the Orange County-based artist features in this new body of work includes Snow White, Cinderella, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and other Disney characters scattered in what looks to be the slums of some third world country or perhaps some post-apocalyptic alternate universe leading to […]

Video: Nathan Picket x 800LB Gorrillas Time Lapse

Check out this nice time lapse video of Nathan Pickett creating this painting for 800LB Gorillas from soup to nuts. This was created live at Kingdom in Williamsburg. Thanks to our boy Joe Russo for sending it by.

Teaser: Karen Chau @ Sloan Fine Art

Coming in October, Karen Chau is set to make her debut with Sloan Fine Art and we’ve got special teaser images of some of the works that art going to be at the special Halloween showing. For those that may not immediately know the Chinese painter, look closer… You may recognize her style as she’s the creator of one of our favorite children’s cartoon Ni Hao, Kai-Lan currently on Nickelodeon. (Sorta reminds you of Hoho right?) Check out another image after the jump.

Video: Takashi Murakami’s UStream Channel

Looks like Superflat icon Takashi Murakami is a fan of UStream seeing as he has already uploaded about 100 impromptu videos of his life and works in the studio. For example, the footage seen above sheds light on what looks to be his biggest painting to date – “Cloud Dragon”. Listed under “takashipom”, you can see the full list of what you can watch (if you can get past the annoying ads) on his channel here. See another example of him at work in the studio […]

Teaser: Escif – “Around The Wall” @ Pictures On Walls

Spanish street artist Escif will be visiting the UK for a solo show at Pictures On Walls (POW) opening April 17th. As you can see from the image above, he’s already in town working on the streets in preparation for his “Around The Wall” show. Take a look at a couple promotional videos released by POW after the jump…

Video: Barry McGee for SFMOMA by The Creative Lives

Barry McGee recently opened a show for the 75th Anniversary of SFMOMA back in January (covered). Now comes further insight into the process as The Creative Lives has come up with fascinating video interview with and mini-documentary with the elusive street and contemporary artist. Discuss Barry Mcgee here.