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Streets: Shepard Fairey x Obey – Mural Call Out

You’ve seen the previews of Shepard Fairey’s coming May Day exhibition at Deitch, but do you know the drill? Shep has an exhibition and the host city gets a free urban beautification makeover courtesy of iconic murals from the Obey crew, much like the ones built in Boston, Venice, Austin, Pittsburgh, and DC. But, this time he’s doing a little homework and this is your chance to get in on some “audience participation.” The crew is putting a call out for mural sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn […]

Teaser: Damien Hirst – “Cornucopia” @ Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Damien Hirst is heading up the centenary celebration for the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco with his latest “Cornucopia” exhibition. Much like his recent Gagosian Gallery show in NYC (covered), this installment will feature 60 works that span the major points of his illustrious career. From butterflies, medicinal cabinets, spot & spin paintings, and formaldehyde glass tanks, museum goers in the exclusive city of Monaco will be able to experience the brand of art only the YBA artist can produce. The show opens up April 2nd. Image […]

Videos: Yoshitomo Nara Lecture

Famed Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara and Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura (interviewed) were recently invited to participate in the Too Cute conference at Princeton University. It’s pretty rare to hear a talk from an artist such as Nara, especially translated. He touches on his childhood, his work with clay and sculpture, the composition of his paintings, among other things. Part II and Part III after the jump…

Preview: Gregory Euclide – “What Was Still in the Pause of My Advance” @ Merry Karnowsky

Opening on April 10th at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles will be Gregory Euclide’s new show “What Was Still in the Pause of My Advance”. We saw a fantastic piece from Euclide at the Grammy show earlier this year and can attest to the complex textural and sculptural components to this paintings. He definitely pushes the envelope in terms of blending 2D and 3D elements smoothly, even bulging out some of the “glass” that encloses some of his paintings to accommodate some of […]

Showing: Spector, Various & Gould – “Make It Fit” @ Brooklynite Gallery

Currently showing at the Brooklynite Gallery is “Make It Fit” (previewed), a show featuring Brooklyn-based artist Specter and the German duo of Various & Gould. We showed previously, a little of what Various & Gould were doing on the streets, but here is a look at the duo combining with Specter in taking over the gallery space with installations and standalone pieces. More pics after the jump…
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Preview: Kathie Olivas & Brandt Peters – “Living Between Worlds” @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

Husband and wife artist duo Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters (interviewed) are set to open their joint show this Friday night, April 2nd at Gallery 1988 in LA. When these two long time collaboraters are involved, expect paintings, sculptures, and some fabulous customs with their own signature imagery and characters. We are also excited to hear that they will be creating their largest installation to date! Some preview images after the jump.

Teaser: “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright” Group Show @ Roq La Rue

Opening in May at the Roq La Rue Gallery will be a group show based around the theme of tigers, inspired by William Blake’s poem “The Tiger” (seen after the jump).  Also, with this being the year of the tiger, the show is quite timely and will be featuring work by Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Robert Hardgrave, Travis Louie (interviewed), Lisa Petrucci, Isabel Samaras, Robert Burden, Jason D’Aquino, Nouar, Jim Blanchard, Angelique Houtcamp, Bob Dob, Anthony Ausgang, Anne Marie Manker, Yumiko Kayukawa, and more. See the […]

Video: R. Crumb – “The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb’s Book of Genesis” @ David Zwirner

After stopping by the David Zwirner booth at Art Basel last year and checking out the wonderful Marcel Dzama pieces in their inventory, we also learned about an upcoming R. Crumb show. The controversial show from the infamous cartoonist featuring a comic version of the first book of the Old Testament (previewed), has come and gone but the good folks of Vernnisage TV have documented everything with some video footage (seen above).
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Openings: Justin BUA @ Pop International Gallery

On Thursday night, AM was on hand to catch the opening of  Justin BUA’s homecoming show at the Pop International Gallery. Justin’s innovative mix of urban and illustrative styles drew many of the Big Apple’s finest out to attend the opening. As mentioned in our preview, this show had an impressive mix of old and new. From his classic “DJ” and “1981” to his latest centerpieces of Muhammad Ali and Jay-Z, he shows his talent for using his illustrative techniques and his creativity to capture […]

Banksy & David Choe’s Films to Screen in U.S.

Street art lovers will be happy to hear that two pretty awesome films “Dirty Hands” and “Exit Through The Gift Shop” from David Choe (featured) and Banksy respectively will be opening in select cities in the United States. Although not a general release as of yet, this might be our best chance stateside (at least in major metropolitan areas) to get a look at these documentary/films. “Exit Through The Gift Shop” will be showing in LA, NY, and SF starting on April 16th and hopefully […]