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Openings: David Ellis – “Hudson River Alley” @ Joshua Liner

New York based artist David Ellis currently has a solo show titled Hudson River Alley going at Joshua Liner Gallery through October 19. This exhibition showcases the beautiful body of work consisitng of sculptures and paintings influenced by his new studio surroundings in Woodstock, NY. The area’s natural and historical surroundings plays a role in the artist’s use of tobacco-stained paper and embrace of imagery such as black bears, silhouettes of soldiers, and the American flag. Photo credit: AK for Arrested Motion. Discuss David Ellis here.
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Openings: Ian Davenport – “Colorfall” @ Paul Kasmin

Now through October 26th at Paul Kasmin Gallery, British artist and YBA alumnus Ian Davenport has an exhibition of new paintings titled Colorfall. Known for his colorful “puddle” abstract paintings, Davenport brings brilliantly chromatic canvases, a spectrum of more or less evenly painted stripes cascading down before some unseen current disrupts their flow, transforming them into swirling eddies of colors mixing together. Don’t miss this show from an amazing artist. Photo credit: AK for Arrested Motion.
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 5, 6, 7

After releasing a provocative video (seen directly below) for day #6 and a mobile waterfall truck for his day #5 of his Better Out Than In project in NYC, Banksy is continuing this event with a new street piece. For day #7 of his NYC residency, Mr. B revealed a fresh piece showing his infamous balloon heart. The image of the girl with a balloon heart flying away from her is one of his strongest, and most recognizable pieces, and it is obviously a special one for […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 4

It is his fourth day of his street residency in New York, and for today the ever elusive Banksy created an ongoing series of works titled Random graffiti given a Broadway makeover. Known for simple, witty ideas, this concept is a perfect example of the street artist’s creative thinking. By adding a flashy “The Musical” under random graffiti around the city, addressing either economic, political, neighborhood or completely private issues, the artist is commenting on the superficial way our society tends to look at these or other issues. This concept […]
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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.