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Interviews / Studio Visits: Jan Kalab

Jan Kalab is a Czech artist that was one of the pioneers of graffiti in his homeland. As a founder of the DSK crew, his career stretched from Prague’s train yards to painting whole cars in NYC in 2000. Around that time, he developed an interest for 3D graffiti and eventually started sculpting huge abstracts letters. This eventually evolved into passion for abstraction when in 2007 he graduated from the Academy of fine Arts of Prague. One year later, he had his first solo show and continued actively […]
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Overtime: June 1 – June 7

More stories from the week that ended June 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Anish Kapoor sculpture becomes relevant to a lot of people’s interests because it is a giant vagina. Artists create parody imagery mocking FIFA and World Cup sponsors due to human rights violations. Russia requests that Britain blocks sale of Ivan Aivazovsky’s “Evening in Cairo” because it is stolen. Some of the creative class in San Francisco leaving the city to live in Portland. Portland’s creative community starting to be evicted and priced out of properties. […]
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Streets: Maya Hayuk (Coney Art Walls)

What started out as a sunny Saturday morning eventually turned into nearly five spotty days of thunderstorms, coastline flash flooding and Maya Hayuk relentlessly riding out the storm in pursuit of her craft. As the weather went from bright, blooming and beautiful to dark, dreary and dismal, so also morphed the aesthetic of this incredible wall. The multilayered Maya Hayuk who clearly absorbs the environment in which she inhabits is obviously an introvert, masquerading as a social butterfly. Her process is both beautiful and organic. Many artists would have called it a […]
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Releases: Lucas Price / Cyclops – “La Petite Mort Du Cyclops” Prints

One of the London’s living street art legends and nowadays accomplished painter known for his photorealistic oil paintings and graphite drawings, Lucas Price (featured) is releasing new limited editions soon. More than a year since his last release through Lazarides Editions, these new offerings are based on his popular portraits and will be hand-finished with colored pencils. The artist will be releasing three images from La Petite Mort du Cyclops series, each available in an edition of 35 with only 5 sets with matching numbers. The prints […]
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Interviews / Setup: Jim Houser – “HUSH” @ Andenken / Battalion Gallery

Jim Houser is currently setting up his upcoming show (previewed) entitled HUSH with Andenken / Battalion Gallery, the American artist’s first solo in Amsterdam. The gallery owner, artist and friend of AM, Hyland Mather aka X-O, used this opportunity to do a little Q&A session with Houser on our behalf. What was planned as an interview, turned into a deep and informative conversation between the two creatives, covering all kinds of subjects from skateboarding, music, traveling, family, rising kids, and last but not least, art. Hyland Mather (HM): Hey Jim, […]
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Releases: Tomoo Gokita x Case Studyo – “A Bathing Beauty” Sculpture

Taking a painting from his show at Mary Boone Gallery last year (covered), Tomoo Gokita has brought the faceless beauty he created to life with the help of Case Studyo. Entitled A Bathing Beauty like the painting, the new bronze sculpture will be released tomorrow through their website in two colorways – white & black. The very limited edition (8 + 3 AP’s) will come in a silkscreened wooden box and include a signed and numbered certificate from the Japanese artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.
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Showing: Erin M. Riley – “Darkness Lies Ahead” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Showing through this Saturday at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York is Erin M. Riley’s (interviewed) solo show entitled Darkness Lies Ahead. The exhibition gives fans a good look at some of the different series of works she has woven so far in her career including the Selfies featuring portraiture sourced from young women on the internet as well as from her own self-portraits and The History Pieces, works that document car crashes, skid marks, and the residue of trauma. Riley’s weavings are a merging of a traditional medium with a modern point of view and are intriguing to see […]
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Previews: James Reka – “Olympvs” @ Avantgarden Gallery

Berlin-based artist James Reka is currently in Milan, adding the final touches to his upcoming solo show opening at Avantgarden Gallery on June 4th. Along with showing a new body of work created for this show, the Australian artist painted a mural at the entrance of the gallery and is also releasing a limited edition of hand finished prints for this occasion. From the preview photos we just revived, OLYMPVS will include some fresh pieces inspired by the aesthetics of the ancient Greeks. Including figurative as […]
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Releases: Maya Hayuk – “True Flag” Print

While travelling to Morocco for the opening of Main Street show at Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art (covered), as well as taking part in the Jidar street art festival there, Maya Hayuk made a stop in Paris to work on her new limited edition fine print. In collaboration with PrintThemAll, whose Nicolas Couturieux curated the Rabat show, the NY-based artist produced her first lithograph at Idem studio as a part of their series marking this big event. The 10 color piece was entirely created […]
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Overtime: May 25 – May 31

More stories from the week that ended May 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Prince’s Original exhibition on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue. RIP: Mary Ellen Mark, who died at the age of 75 due to myelodysplastic syndrome. Three shot during Last Thursday art walk in Portland. People subsequently take selfies and demand ice cream. Maura Reilly writes about sexism in today’s art world. The following artists respond to her piece: Jamian Juliano-Villani, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Eleanor Antin, Mickalene Thomas, and K8 […]