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Interview / Videos: Mark Jenkins for Beck’s Green Box Project

Washington DC-based artist Mark Jenkins, whose work we enjoyed back in March at the VOLTA fair during Armory Week, recently got involved with the Beck’s Green Box Project, an interesting application of new technology in the streets. The ambitious undertaking, which plans to showcase 1,000 projects by individuals over the next three years, utilizes the Beck’s Key App (also with Android support), which allows people to overlay their mobile devices / tablet computers over “green box” locations and see an augmented reality like 3D or […]
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Streets: TrustoCorp – “Drive Through Liposuction” (Brooklyn)

This summer saw TrustoCorp truly spread their satirical wings with smart and assertive street interventions on both coasts, critiquing the ugliness of pop culture with signature wry wit and multiple campaigns in Los Angeles and New York. In perhaps their most humorous, most direct, and most popular intervention to date, a series of faux trash mags were planted at news stands in and around airports in LA and NYC. Now, as fall is about to set in, the Brooklyn-based collective once again targets vanity and […]

Streets: Lawrence Epps – Ceramic ‘Human Resources’ Treasure Hunt

Regular readers of AM may recognise the name Lawrence Epps as he is one of our contributors here in the UK. Lawrence is also a ceramicist based in Cambridge, and we wanted to share with you a project he is working on at the moment. This Wednesday, September 28th, Lawrence is unleashing an interventionist street drop at dawn in both London and Stoke-On-Trent to coincide with his participation in the British Ceramics Biennial, which runs from September 30th until 13th November in the heart of […]
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Interviews: Laurie Lipton – “Carnival of Death” @ Last Rites

This Saturday night, New Yorkers will be treated to the dark and detailed graphite drawings from Laurie Lipton. Featuring imagery characteristic of the Day of the Dead festival as well as her distinctive cross-hatching technique of creating depth and luminosity in her work, Carnival of Death should not be missed. She sat down for a short interview with AM leading up the opening on October 1st at Last Rites Gallery. Questions and answers after the jump…

Overtime: Sept 19 – Sept 25

Morgan Spurlock follows Mr. Brainwash for the latest episode of his “A Day in the Life”. REVOK calls out Fab 5 Freddy over his most recent exhibition of works. Check out Remi/Rough’s new iPad app. Phil Frost street piece attempted to be passed off as a Basquiat? New street work by Invader (Brazil), Eine (SF) Escif (France), and Isaac Cordal (Milan). Complex interviews Eric Haze about his new show. A new print and sticker set soon to be released from Hush. Roberta Smith pleads to […]

Streets: Blu (Spain) Part II

After a machine-like summer which saw Blu continue banging out thought provoking murals in the Eurozone in a near never ending stream of projects that started back in March (see Italy, Bologna, Palestra, Jesi, Krakow, Poznań, Fabriano, Cologne, Grottaglie, Valencia, Italy), the Italian street maestro has apparently worked his wizardry on another massive wall in Valencia, Spain. The coastal Mediterranean community had served as ground zero for a nice tandem collaborative effort with Escif back in July for the Arquitecturas Colectivas street art event. This time Blu […]
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Art Focus: Robert Montgomery

Robert Montgomery is the associate publisher of Dazed & Confused, but our art focus on him today is because of his practice of the Situationist tradition of detournement, which he interprets by replacing advertisements, often times illicitly, with his own poetry. Sounds like on the surface, a more intellectual form of street art doesn’t it? Besides this particular method of expression (which you can see examples of after the jump), he is also known for creating a series “recycled sunlight” pieces that combines solar cells […]

Streets: LUDO (London)

While in town for his recent London show, LUDO (interviewed) spent some time outside of the gallery in the urban environment where he feels most comfortable. His large-scale, hand-drawn wheatpastes infiltrated walls, billboards, and shutterfronts citywide. As with his recent stateside street tour, the green-tinged pieces seem to blend seamlessly into the already derelict city landscape, as if providing a snapshot of the future evolution of these plants and insects as they mutate and arm themselves to fight back against the species that has senselessly […]
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Streets: Dave Kinsey @ The Standard (Los Angeles)

Dave Kinsey, designer and fine artist, arrived in Los Angeles this week and created his latest work of art on the walls of the Standard Hotel, the same location painted in the past by Eric Haze (covered) if you remember. For his mural, Kinsey mainly used black and white, which can be seen driving down the streets of Downtown L.A. The artist had been hard at work beginning on Monday and his latest effort is simply a precursor of things to come as he will […]
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Streets: Jeff Soto (Lyon) Part II

Last week, we brought you photos of the cat-inspired mural Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted while in France for the Les Enfants TERRIBLES exhibition. It looks like that wasn’t the last of the feline-inspired walls that Jeff endowed on the city of Lyon as he now sends us a second set of photos of this large Le Chat Terrible piece, one of the largest outdoor works he has done in recent memory. The industrious Riverside-based artist finished it in pretty much in one day after sketching it […]