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Streets: Christiaan Nagel (London)

We came across these sculptural street pieces recently from Christiaan Nagel placed last year scattered around on the East End in London. The colorful mushrooms are made from polyurethane, fiber glass, and stainless steel and are placed on top of buildings and roofs. Not sure if these are an ongoing series from the artist but we kinda hope it is. More photos via Street Art London after the jump…

Releases: Kris Kuksi “Divination and Delusion” Book

As a fitting followup to the impressive display of work unveiled during Art Basel Week with Joshua Liner Gallery (covered), Kris Kuski has also just provided his fans the first wide-arcing examination of his work to date. Published by BeinART, the well-produced hardcover publication serves as a chronicling of the mixed-media artist’s unique vision, captured within 144-pages of wonderfully crisp photographs of his sculptural works, a plethora of detail shots that magnify the intricate detail achieved, and a scattering of text that further shines light […]

Overtime: Jan 2 – Jan 8

New commission seen above by Andy Kehoe. Upcoming March solo at Jonathan LeVine. A tea cup giveaway from Amy Sol. Bunnie eared / horn girls from Audrey Kawasaki. A new sculptural piece from Nathan Ota. Eric Fortune trying his hand at oils. Some new sketches from Travis Louie. Apak x AT&T billboard. Hacking Google: a collection of design hacks that are variations to the popular Google designs. Artists’ studios were heavily damaged in Laguna Beach due to mudslides and flooding. Jeff Koons, who has been […]

Streets: Faile & Bäst (New York)

Brooklyn based artists and constant collaborators (see Deluxx Fluxx Arcade), Faile and Bäst, recently worked together on this industrial doorway in Brooklyn. A welcome sight in snowy New York for street art fans as the cold season cuts down on the amount of new work this time of year.  You can take a closer look at the salon style installation after the jump but head over to Brooklyn Street Art to get the full set of pics including in progress shots.

Video: Ai Weiwei – “Never Sorry” Documentary

Right on the heels of the behind-the-scenes Sunflower Seeds video, a trailer for Ai Weiwei’s Never Sorry documentary has surfaced. This first full length feature on the Chinese artist and activist sheds light on some of his philosophies & principles and why he is admired by so many fans in and out of China. Discuss Ai Weiwei here.
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Studio Visit: Steve More

In anticipation of his upcoming two person exhibition with Remi/Rough, AM brings you a view from the studio of Edinburgh based artist Steve More. More’s heritage as a graffiti writer dates back to the mid 80’s when his elaborately styled letter based pieces started to go up under the name of OneMor. He was part of Edinburgh based crew Fallen Angelz and then relocated to London for a number of years ahead of moving to New Zealand in 2003. In 2010, he returned to the […]

Releases: Blu – 2010 DVD

Fans of Blu’s fantastic graff-animations – Muto, Combo (collaboration with David Ellis), and Big Bag Big Boom – now have a way to own some of the footage.  The prolific street artist has released his first ever DVD, signed and numbered with an edition of 100, covering videos he has made during the last 10 years. The price is €30.00 and it is available here.

Preview: “Is This Thing On?” @ Gallery 1988 (Melrose)

For those interested in these sort of shows, Gallery 1988, the Melrose location, has a group exhibition tonight featuring artwork of your favorite comedians. There is a massive list of artists and the funnymen or funnywomen they are paired with but we have a small preview (after the jump) of the show entitled Is This Thing On?
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Preview: ‘Haymaker’ group show @ Freight + Volume

New York Gallery Freight + Volume open their 2011 season with a group show this week featuring Kristen Schiele (interviewed) and Eric White (interviewed). Haymaker also features Tatiana Berg, Doug Fishbone and Damian Stamer, with the curatorial theme focusing on commerce within art. We hear that Eric is bringing some of his album cover pieces to the show along with a new canvas that looks at and parodies the sixties American dream. Kristen’s newest work seen above uses 70’s magazine cuts, pasted and layered into […]

Preview: “There It Is” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A trio of talented artists will be opening up a group show this Saturday night, January 8th, at the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Seth Armstrong, Brett Amory (interviewed), and Adam Caldwell will be showing some new paintings collectively entitled “There It Is” alongside Paul Barnes in the project room. More preview images after the jump…