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Overtime: August 15 – 21

The amazing graphite work of Melissa Cooke. Big Bambu at the Met. Alex Rosmarin at Swee(t)art. Keith Haring and Andy Warhol team up. Edible handgun art. Lichtenstein drew stuff too. New work from Sickboy, Jonathan Darby, and Herbert Baglione. Gregory Euclide and Gaia interviewed. Trustocorp enters the debate about a mosque at Ground Zero. Barry McGee works on a bike saddle. The controversial Shepard Fairey Joaquin Phoenix Poster. Biggest Tag on Earth. Tucson political street art. A detailed look at Tran Nguyen’s work. Peeking at […]

Streets: Know Hope in Croatia

  Street poet Know Hope, who recently tried his hand at trainwriting in Croatia, apparently also left his mark on the walls there. This mural piece also had some sculptural elements which the Israel-based artist has been known to include in both his outdoor and indoor work. A closer look after the jump…

Teaser: Amy Sol @ Corey Helford Gallery

Amy Sol (interviewed) recently posted an teaser image on her twitter of a new painting she started working on. She does have a solo show in October at the Corey Helford Gallery, so perhaps this is the beginnings of that new body of work. We’ll keep you posted. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Videos: Jeff Soto – “Off The Wall”

While Jeff Soto (featured) was in NY, Friends With You visited with him and caught some footage of a wall mural he was working on. Jeff was in town for his solo show “Life Cycle” (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and talks on camera about his background, the creative process behind the show, his future plans, and much more. Discuss Jeff Soto here.

Roa Mural for VNA Magazine

Remember that mural AM witnessed going up last month by Roa for the cover of Very Nearly Almost Issue 12 (release party coverage)? Well, for those who haven’t seen the magazine yet, the mural actually had multiple anatomical layers that the Belgian street artist is famous for including the skeletal, circulatory, and neural systems. Take a look at all the pics posted by VNA boys in all their glory after the jump…

Teaser: Andrew Hem @ Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair

Our friend Amanda recently posted up an image of Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) sketchbooks, scattered gloriously about with pages open revealing this and that. In essence, these gouache “sketches” are mini-paintings and a selection will be available from LeBasse Projects at next month’s Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair. As a whole, the work is a summary of Andrew’s many travels as he stops occasionally to paint a scene that impressed him for one reason or another. Via Erratic Phenomena. Discuss Andrew Hem here.

Streets: Nick Walker – “Dopey” in Paris

Our friend Nick Walker (interviewed) is at it again, this time in France. He sent us some pics of the latest piece entitled “Dopey”. It’s his little twist on what he calls the “Dwarfs.” This is Nick’s most recent work on the streets of Paris since his Le Coran-can. Nice little tag there Nick, wonder what’s coming next? Update: The location is rue Oberkampf situated in the 11th district (Croisement et de St Maur dans le 11ème) next to La place verte. It’s created with support from the LeMur Association. Check […]

Openings: Zosen – “System Collapse” @ StolenSpace

StolenSpace’s latest exhibition opened last week and featured a solo exhibition by Zosen. “System Collapse” is the Barcelona based Argentinian artist’s first solo exhibit in the UK for which he presented a series of colorful character based canvases alongside some text based work, a video installation and some hand knitted pieces including a couple of these fun looking day-glo balaclavas. We’d love to see someone wearing one of these around town – could be essential winter-wear for the East London hipster brigade! AM’s favourite piece […]

Videos: JR – “Women Are Heroes” @ Nuart 2010

As we mentioned last month, this year’s Nuart festival will be fast upon us. Along with a fantastic lineup including Vhils, Blu, ROA, Dolk, Ericailcane, Evol, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sten & Lex, M-City, and Dotmasters, it has now been announced that JR will be showing his “Women Are Heroes” film in conjuntion with the festival. There will be three screenings at Stavanger’s main cinema SF Kino, scheduled on Sept 15-17 at the moment. Discuss JR here.

LA Openings: Jean-Michel Basquiat – The Radiant Child

The film we heard first heard whispers of at Art Basel Miami last year is finally ready for its Los Angeles release tonight. Billed as the definitive documentary on Jean-Michel Basquiat, “The Radiant Child” (trailer) was filmed by close friend Tamra Davis before his untimely death in 1988 after which she stored the footage away for almost 20 years. There will be some special guests for some of the initial screenings, details after the jump…