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Streets: ROA (Berlin)

Belgium-based ROA was recently in Berlin for a solo showing (covered) and of course, he couldn’t leave town without painting some walls. The massive project came together with the help of KJOSK & Skalitzers and features some of his signature imagery of creatures hung up and stacked together. More photos by Just for Ekosystem after the jump…

Openings: COOP – “Idle Hands” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Friday evening, AM decided to duck the over-hyped oncoming threats of Los Angeles’ “Carmageddon” to check out the opening of legendary pop artist COOP’s show Idle Hands at Corey Helford Gallery. This is his first solo show since 2009, and once again he brought a series of ambitious large scale paintings as well as a few preliminary sketches and his signature ink drawings. He states regarding his current show – “pulp magazines, more overt sexuality and a little more deliberate provocation are on this time around.” COOP has […]

Overtime: July 11 – July 17

Ron English putting on the finishing touches to his four foot dunny. Kevin Earl Taylor visited by My Love For You. Album cover design for Mastodon by A.J. Fosik. Doktor A showing Berlin and Chicago. Amy Sol brings along some watercolors for sketching on camping trip. Shepard Fairey appears on The Dinner Party Download. Dscreet directs the trailer for Kid Acne’s upcoming museum show in Sheffield. Two new prints from Part2ism. Stephan Doitschinoff aka CALMA opened his latest performance in Lisboa. Lush interviewed by Vandalog, Fafi interviewed by Hypebeast. New work on […]

Streets: RETNA @ West Hollywood Library Project (Part I)

Drawing comparisons to his recent mural at the Pasadena Museum of California Art for the Street Cred exhibition (covered), RETNA (featured) lent his street calligraphy to an ambitious new project with Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey in Los Angeles. We’ll have more for you as Shep and Scharf get in the mix, but head over to the West Hollywood Library if you are interested in seeing some of these street legends in progress. More pics after the jump…

Streets / Contests: Anthony Lister (Los Angeles)

Last week, we ran a contest asking readers to guess which artist’s new posters (girl with purple mask) were hitting the streets of Los Angeles. As several astute fans were able to figure out, the person behind this new work is none other than Anthony Lister (interviewed), who will be in town for an event later this month. For those who guessed wrong or missed on on the last giveaway, don’t worry – just leave a comment here to get a chance to win some […]

Phil Noto – “New Machines” @ Bold Hype

This past spring, comic artist Phil Noto exhibited a nice show at New York’s Bold Hype Gallery. The body of work entitled New Machines comprised of over thirty fresh works with Noto’s dose of 60s & 70s retro style & flare. With much of the subject matter focusing on his refined females in many familiar nostalgic surroundings, we found ourselves thoroughly enjoying his fine art work. Check it all out after the jump.

Preview: Richard Phillips – “Point of Purchase” @ John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller

Although he is a highly successful artist and painter who exhibits in the finest galleries (like Gagosian) in the world, Richard Phillips is also well respected for his work in the fashion, media, and film worlds and has worked with such brands as Jimmy Choo, MAC Cosmetics, Mont Blanc, Colette and USM Furniture. Today, at John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookstore’s East Hampton location, an exhibition is opening that features the artist’s collaborative efforts with brands as well as other commercial works.  The pieces range […]

Vote! – AM x Deadmau5 Head Design Contest

For the past month, AM has been working with Talenthouse to inspire art fans and design the next Deadmau5 head that the Grammy nominated DJ & Producer will be wearing on stage. The bad news is that the July 12th deadline to submit your design has past, but the good news is that the voting stage has begun. Check out all the designs created by your artistic peers through our interactive Facebook (here) or contest page (here) and go vote now as you only have until Tuesday to […]

Preview: Tran Nguyen – “The Synapse Between Here and There” @ Thinkspace

Tomorrow night, July 16th, Tran Nguyen will open her solo show The Synapse Between Here and There at Thinkspace. The strong new body of work includes both paintings, detailed drawings, and concept sketches all featuring her light and deft touch with imagery bringing to mind beautiful illustrations that would fit on the cover of your favorite fantasy novel, but more refined and detailed. More preview images after the jump…

Preview: Melissa Haslam – “Kigurumi” @ Lebasse Projects

Tonight at LeBasse Projects in the Los Angeles Chinatown, Melissa Haslam (featured) will be presenting a new body of work that promises an increased attention to detail and realism as she continues to refine her technique. Drawing her inspiration from the Japanese subculture of fashioning oneself to look like stuffed animals or Kigurumi, the Australia-based painter uses this metaphor to explore ideas social role-playing. More preview images after the jump…