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Openings: Blek Le Rat – “Ignorance is Bliss” @ Jonathan LeVine

Fans of street art know the legend of French artist Blek Le Rat. The pioneer of stenciling has garnered praise from notable peers such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. We recently stopped by Jonathan LeVine Gallery to catch Blek’s latest exhibition entitled Ignorance is Bliss. This large show took over all three spaces in LeVine’s gallery and featured canvased works and a golden sculpture of his interpretation of Michelangelo’s David. Discuss Blek Le Rat here.
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 3

For his third act in his ongoing street residency in New York, the UK-based Banksy created a new stenciled piece near 24th & 6th street. The image of a dog and fire hydrant’s relationship demonstrated Mr. B’s humor to his fans in the Big Apple once again. To hear the audio commentary that goes along with the piece, call 1.800.656.4271 and choose #2. Check back tomorrow as it looks like there will be a new piece revealed every day. Discuss Banksy here.
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 2

Before Banksy could even put up a second piece from his ongoing monthlong Better Out Than In project on the streets of New York, his first effort already had a portion of it stolen and then painted over. The Big Apple arose this morning to a new piece though featuring the British street legend’s signature cheeky humor (reportedly on West 25th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues). You can follow the progress of this street artist residency yourself on BanksyNY.com, on his Instagram, and here on AM of course. Discuss Banksy here.
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Hush For TAO Downtown (New York)

Over the weekend, TAO held a monster party to launch their new location at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, their second New York location. Over the course of four weeks leading up to the grand opening, the UK-based Hush’s (interviewed) was asked to create multiple large-scale installations for the  mega-clubrestaurant, essentially guiding the design of the interiors thematically with is his east meats west urban aesthetic and the geisha girls that have populated his works of late. Take a look at photos below from the party, attended […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 1

Bristol’s elusive street artist, Banksy, just launched a website, BanksyNY.com, which is dedicated to a new project he hinted at on his official website some 10 days ago. According to the site, Better Out Than In appears to be a month long street residency during which Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York. Staying true to his love for working in public, he just revealed his first piece (seen above) painted in Chinatown. Each one apparently will have  toll free number next to it, […]
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Streets: D*Face (New York)

After a show (covered) and some street activity in London back in June, D*Face (interviewed) found time recently for a project in New York. Tasked with creating a mural that represented Premiere League Football showing on television stateside, he produced this stunner in the ever busy Time Square. Take a look at a couple more day time photos below… Discuss D*Face here.
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Previews: “TOME II : Melancholia” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tomorrow night (September 28th), the Last Rites Gallery in New York will continue their support of the dark arts with a new group exhibition. TOME 2: Melancholia is curated by Kasra Ghanbari of the art collective/publisher 44FLOOD, celebrating contributions to the upcoming publication release of the same title. Artists including Rick Berry, Paul Booth (seen above), Vincent, Castiglia, Colin Christian, Lina Hsiao, Erik Jones, Richard A. Kirk, Anita Kunz, Menton3, Soey Milk, Shane Pierce, George Pratt, Dan Quintana, Scott Radke, Guillermo Rigattieri, Tim Roosen, Julia Sh, Bill […]
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Openings: Jeremiah Ketner – “Ideal World” @ myplasticheart

Last month, myplasticheart in New York hosted a solo show from Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) entitled Ideal World. The new body of work featured the feel good imagery typically seen from the Chicago-based artist painted in bright colors. Ketner’s female and fairy-like characters frolic and play in a tranquil natural world full of flowers, vines, and gardens – certainly one artist’s interpretation of utopia. Discuss Jeremiah Ketner here. Discuss this show here.
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Openings: Barry McGee @ Cheim & Read

Last Thursday, renowned artist and AM favorite Barry McGee made his debut with New York blue chip gallery Cheim & Read. The solo exhibition marked the return of Barry to the Big Apple after an eight year absence. The San Francisco Art Institute alumnus brought along a diverse arsenal of graffiti, folk and op art techniques for this prime showcase of his colorful and bold visual vocabulary. From his classic painted glass bottles to eye-catching clusters to sculptural gems to his immense “boil” installation, this exhibition […]
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Streets: Phlegm (USA)

After participating in couple of street art festivals all over Europe, British muralist and artist Phlegm recently visited the East Coast of US. During his visit, he painted three huge murals, each quite different than the others, but all so recognizable and unique. The first one he did was in collaboration with the Bushwick Collective, on Troutman Street in Brooklyn. This image shows a huge giraffe that birds are using as a hideout from poachers that are catching them. Existing tags on the building were cleverly […]