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Video: “Skullphone Strikes Again” @ The Standard, Hollywood

The last time we caught up with digital street specialist Skullphone in Los Angeles, it was a year ago at his show held at Subliminal Projects. The LA-based artist now returns with a project in collaboration with The Standard including The 6th Street Mural at The Standard, Downtown LA and The Box (see Tim Biskup & Ryan McGinness) at The Standard, Hollywood. Take a look at some of the footage in the video above and also make sure to head over to the Hollywood location tonight […]

Preview: “European Bailout Show” @ Post No Bills

After showing off one of his brightest stars, Brooklyn-based Faile (featured), at his new outpost in Los Angeles, Lazarides will be introducing some of his other artists including Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2, Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Zevs, and Vhils (who just christens the outdoor space with a new piece). The Venice, California showspace Post No Bills will primarily deal in prints and limited editions and will host the opening of the European Bailout Show tonight from 7-10pm. More […]

Teaser: KAWS @ Honor Fraser

KAWS fans in LA may remember his last showing in the City of Angels not only for the great art, but also for the long lines and large crowds they had to battle to get a look at their favorite artist.  Well, let that be a lesson the second time around as he will be returning to Honor Fraser scheduled for a September 10th opening (perhaps with some Hennessy for attendees to sample).  If these new images and his recent showing with the gallery at […]

Openings: Kid Acne – ‘Kill Your Darlings’ @ Sheffield Museum’s Millenium Gallery

AM was in Sheffield last weekend for the official opening of Kid Acne’s three month run of the Kill Your Darlings solo exhibition at Sheffield Museum’s Millenium Gallery. The exhibition is his first solo show in his now-base of Sheffield, and as it’s hard to walk around the city without catching a glimpse of his outdoor murals and graffiti, it made a nice change to see some of his work in an indoor setting in South Yorks. The exhibition serves as a retrospective of sorts as he […]

Openings: Anthony Sneed – “Grand Illusion” @ Shooting Gallery

Anthony Michael Sneed recently opened his solo exhibition Grand Illusion at San Francisco’s Shooting Gallery. The New York based artist has been previously known for his humorous works of retro 8-bit video game iconography, but this body of work is an elevation into a new level of abstraction and color theory. Utilizing simple palettes with detailed premeditated placement, Anthony created works that renders fantastic optical illusions in both 2-D and 3-D. His beautiful paintings and wooden installations seem to blend together effortlessly in the gallery […]

Preview: Femke Hiemstra – “Big Thousands of Golden Flowers” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday night, July 30th, Femke Hiemstra will be joining Audrey Kawasaki, whose works we previewed yesterday, and Deedee Cheriel for a show at Merry Karnowsky Gallery. Known for her detailed paintings (often on found objects) of her cast of animal characters set in surreal scenes and compositions, the Dutch painter will be taking viewers of this new body of work on a fairytale journey into mythical worlds of her imagination. More preview images via our friends at Hi-Fructose after the jump…

Preview: “Summer Group Exhibition 2011” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

On August 4th, the Joshua Liner Gallery will be showcasing their roster of artists, a number of which are scheduled for a solo show soon with the New York gallery. The exhibition will feature painting, collage, and drawing, with works by the following artists – Chloe Early, Damon Soule, Dave Kinsey, David Ellis, Evan Hecox, Evelyn Rydz, Greg Lamarche, Herbert Baglione, Oliver Vernon, Pema Rinzin, Ryan McLennan, Shawn Barber, Stephen Powers, Tiffany Bozic, Tomokazu Matsuyama and Tony Curanaj. Take a look at some more preview images after […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – Manhattan

Earlier this month, Shepard Fairey came and visited the Big Apple to work on a few projects (more on that later). In between his indoor sessions, he invited AM to tag along while he worked to beautify some legal spots in Manhattan. Many of you may recognize his classic wheat paste-ups, but Mr. Obey and his assistant Nick have expanded his outdoor tool-set to stenciling. Much like his giant Mandala Ornament mural and he stenciled in Miami and his WeHo Library wall in Los Angeles, he’s […]

Streets: Sheffield Instagram Round-Up

AM’s regular Instagrammer SazaJane is taking a break this week from her London street art round-up, so as we were in Sheffield this weekend for Kid Acne’s opening, we bring you a northern version. We checked out some of the classic Acne slogan based murals that make up part of the Sheffield scenery, along with pieces, throwies and tags by Ema, D-Rot, Phlegm, Motfu, Dscreet and Osk amongst others. Take a look at more pics after the jump.

Openings: Usugrow & Toshikazu – “Oriental Elements” @ Backwoods Gallery

Usugrow and fellow Shinganist artist, Toshikazu Nozaka recently reprised  their 2-man show at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery. Usugrow has again created a few new drawings combining flowing lines, skulls, stipple and a self invented caligraphy, and is still able to incorporate them in a new way that keeps his work fresh and progressive. Along with the original ink drawings, he also debuted a few new prints of his recent work, as well as a few framed pieces of his caligraphy. Toshikaizu, who is tattoo artist of 20 years […]