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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Wynwood Walls

Once again, the Wynwood Arts District became the capital of the street art world during Basel Week Miami. With artists from around the globe painting on every corner of this lively neighborhood and related events happening at local bars, clubs, galleries and parks, one of the main events was surely going down at Wynwood Walls. This year, the outdoor museum of street art ran by Goldman Properties added a nice new selection of fresh works to their existing collection. The main area got fresh new piece […]

Recap: Coney Art Walls

After a close look at the creation of three murals (Eine, Miss Van, Maya Hayuk) for the Coney Art Walls, we now have an recap of the event for you to enjoy. Curated by Jeffrey Deitch at an empty lot on Coney Island at 1320 Bowery on the west side of Stillwell Avenue (open 7 days a week), 30 artists were invited in to paint among food vendors chosen by Smorgasburg. Highlights for us was something from Futura (seen above) mirroring some of his photography work, a […]

Streets: Crash x Daze (New York)

As part of the continuing L.I.S.A Project in New York City’s Little Italy, Crash and Daze were recently invited to collaborate on a wall on Mulberry Street. For the two legendary NY writers, the mural was a natural extension of their friendship and professional lives as they share a studio together and were one of the first to make the jump from the streets to the gallery back in the 80’s. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss Crash […]
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Openings: CRASH – “Broken English” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

One of the summer exhibitions that we checked out recently was by Bronx-based graffiti artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled Broken English this freshly minted body of work spanned traditional mediums such as canvas and paper, but also highlights Crash’s dexterity as a graffiti master as he worked his painterly street magic to redo a Mini Cooper in his signature style & visual language. This great exhibition will be up until July 26th, so if you’re in NYC, this is a must see. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. […]
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Openings: “10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013″ @ Jonathan LeVine

The Wooster Collective recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of existence with a massive show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This robust exhibition was a celebration of street art & graffiti and included a veritable who’s who of the scene. Notable artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast, Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine (seen above), Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Aakashi Nihilani, DALeast, Skullphone, Cope2, and more were […]
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Streets: Crash Mural on Bowery & Houston (Part II)

Earlier this week, we gave you a behind the scenes look of street artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), as he worked the renowned Bowery & Houston wall. With the help of Tats Cru member BIO assisting on the cans, Mr. Matos powered through this fresh composition featuring the iconic cartoon character Popeye. Maybe a possible nod to Jeff Koons? Regardless, it’s impressive to see Crash turn his concept sketch on paper into a large scale reality.
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Streets: Crash Mural on Bowery & Houston

After a great post-Sandy inspired mural by How & Nosm (covered), it’s time for a new artist to take on the iconic Bowery & Houston wall. Legendary graffiti and fine artist Crash, a.k.a. John Matos (featured), was tasked to put his hybrid street & Lichtenstein-inspired style on this marquee location for New Yorkers to admire. Pulling from his deep arsenal of urban experience, Crash lived up to his reputation as he hit the ground running. As you can see above from the concept sketch that he shared […]

Openings: “The Boneyard Project : Return Trip” @ Pima Art & Space Museum

Last weekend, the outdoor fields and indoor hanger Pima Art and Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona were the venues for the hand-painted vintage planes of The Boneyard Project: Return Trip. While the the DC Super 3 planes painted by How & Nosm, Nunca, and Retna, a C97 cockpit by Saner, a C45 plane by Faile, and a Lockheed VC 140 Jetstar by Andrew Schoultz were already stunning enough as centerpieces of the exhibition, when you include the nose cones, cockpits, and other plane segments painted […]

Openings: Crash, Freedom, and Risk – “Blurring the Lines” @ Corey Helford Gallery

With the overwhelming success of Art in the Streets, it seems like LA can’t seem to get enough of street art lately. And for hardcore graffiti fans, one couldn’t ask for more than a group show curated by Roger Gastman, featuring New York legends CRASH and FREEDOM, alongside historic LA pioneer and figurehead RISK. Last Saturday, AM attended the opening of Blurring the Lines at Corey Helford Gallery, which features new work by these East and West Coast graffiti masters. This exhibition marks a moment […]

Previews: Crash, Freedom & Risk – “Blurring The Lines” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This weekend, Corey Helford Gallery is showing Blurring The Lines, a throwback to the 80s where graffiti was not looked yet looked upon as art in the public eye. The exhibiton will feature three old school masters – Crash, Freedom and RISK. Curated by our friend Roger Gastman (co-curator of the Art In The Streets Exhibition), this gives us a close up look at the fine artwork of the three artists who were also featured in the MOCA show. Check out some more preview images […]
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