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Streets: El Mac “Ánimo Sin Fronteras” (El Paso)

Right after finishing his mural in Ciudad Juarez (covered), El Mac crossed over to El Paso and painted another striking portrait piece. Like the Juarense y Poderosa, Ánimo Sin Fronteras is also a homage to people from the US/Mex border region that suffered or lost someone to violence, corruption and injustice in the last near-decade. Ánimo Sin Fronteras (Spirit Without Borders), is created in his signature technique using only aerosol and fatcaps. This unique painting method require a high level of skills and can control, and […]
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Streets: El Mac – “Juarense y Poderosa” (Mexico)

Unfortunately for fans of El Mac, the gifted street muralist has been dealing with health issues as of late. But, luckily for him and us, he’s finally feeling a little better and has been able paint on the streets a bit. This latest piece is entitled Juarense y Poderosa and and is one in a series of murals inspired by those who have lost family members to the violence, corruption and injustice that has plagued Mexico for the last near-decade. The Los Angeles-based artist photographed participants in the […]
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Streets: Miron Milic (Rijeka)

With a lot of street art these days focusing on size, technique, or the decorative side of the work, it’s refreshing seeing pieces where concept, background, environment, technique and message come together. Such is the newest mural that Croatian artist Miron Milic recently painted in coastal town of Rijeka. Invited to paint in the city as a part of a modern art museum’s project that supports art creation in public, the Zagreb-based artist, painter and illustrator picked an old building in the center of the city as […]
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Interviews / Studio Visits: ROA – “Metazoa” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After spending some time with the Belgium-based ROA in Hawaii last month (covered), we followed up recently with a visit inside his studio as he was busy preparing for his solo with Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Metazoa at their 529 West 20th Street location. The work for the show was being created during a residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with plans also to paint a mural at a Mana-owned building located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel (more on this later). Along with shots of […]
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Overtime: March 23 – March 29

More stories from the week that ended March 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Christie’s gets $140mil. Picasso for its May sale. Could break the record for most expensive artwork at auction. RIP: William King, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: Hans Erni, who passed away at the age of 106. Ironworker performing construction on Larry Gagosian’s mansion dies after fall from ladder. Los Angeles Unified School District data shows that LA students getting virtual no arts education. Fire destroys […]
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Streets: Pejac (Santander)

After a few quiet months interrupted with occasional drawings shared through his Facebook page, Pejac is back with another street piece in his hometown of Santander entitled New Order. As the title indicates, the mural symbolizes a different setup or view of things, or a drastic change that can bring brighter future. Staying true to his recognizable technique and approach, the Spanish artist created another striking original work using some of his recurring imagery. With minimal intervention on the wall, he created an effective illusion of […]
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Studio Visits: Meguru Yamaguchi – “Infinity Net” @ Reed Space

AM recently had the chance to peek inside Meguru Yamaguchi’s studio in Brooklyn as he was preparing a new body of work, which will be shown at Reed Space starting March 26th. Infinity Net will present some striking new abstract work by the Tokyo-born and raised artist for his second showing at the space. The works continue his colorful expressive style, but step further into abstract while continuing to combine the influences of the street culture in Shibuya and NYC, along with fashion design influences both from his parents and […]
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Overtime: March 16 – March 22

More stories from the week that ended March 22 (click on bolded words for more information): NY home formerly owned by Halston and designed by Paul Rudolph goes on the market for $40mil. Nineteen people killed by terrorists during attack at National Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Extra police assigned to NY’s most popular museums in a direct response to the attack. Helge Achenbach sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of fraud. Robert Durst’s family’s connection to the art world. American officials […]
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Rewind: Jan 26 – Mar 19

It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature, so here are some videos that you may have missed in the interim. Leading things off is a film by director Ben Mor featuring an interesting look into the world of Os Gemeos. The eclectic footage merges seamlessly together as we are taken on a trip through exhibitions, installations, paintings, sculptures and the real lives of the Brazilian twins. Through the magic of animation, fans will notice the duo’s imagery come to life. Other notable videos: The Hundreds […]
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Patrick Martinez x Kobe Bryant for BlackRainbow Magazine

French magazine BlackRainbow recently unveiled the cover of their latest issue featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover posed with the work of Patrick Martinez in the background. The basketball themed release (limited to 100 copies) can be purchased on BlackRainbow‘s Parisian flagship store and online. In it, Kobe can be seen in front of Martinez’s signature neon works as well as a large painting. For those interested in more of Martinez’s work, his new show will be opening at New Image Art on April 11th. Photo credit: Jared Ryder (via […]
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