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Recap: ComplexCon 2017

Over the weekend, AM stopped by the second annual ComplexCon at the Long Beach Convention Center, drawn in mainly by the infusion of Takashi Murakami’s design, art, and merchandise at the event. We’ll delve in deeper to see what Murakami (seen above) meant to the two-day celebration of art, streetwear, and hiphop in a later post but for now enjoy a first look at some of what you would have seen if had been one of the more than 50,000 that attended (a lot of […]

Overtime: Oct 30 – Nov 6

More stories from the week that ended Nov 7 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Hambleton, famed “shadow man” street artist, dies at 65. Cities around the world using street art to slow down drivers. Palestinian protestors crash Banksy’s street party. The Whitney planning New York’s first Warhol retrospective in last 30 years. Art Review’s list of most influential people in the contemporary art world in 2017 – Power 100. Helen Downie’s collaboration with Gucci started with an Instagram post. Barbara Kruger’s popup […]

Releases: Dan Witz x Dior Homme Print

On November 7th, Dan Witz will be releasing a print that celebrates his AW 2017 collaboration with Dior Homme. The imagery for the edition is taken from his signature “mosh pit” mixed media paintings, which was also used for the the fashion house’s outerwear line for Winter 2017. The prints will be come signed, dated and numbered (out of 175), measure 70 x 50cm, and come priced at €400. Those interested can sign up here. With further states – “The print’s imagery is a great representation of the […]

Screening: OBEY GIANT – Shepard Fairey Documentary @ Ace Hotel (Los Angeles)

On Tuesday, November 7th, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles (RSVP here) will be screening the new Shepard Fairey (featured) documentary OBEY GIANT. Created and executive produced by James Moll and executive produced by James Franco, the film profiles the life and work of artist renowned street artist and will start streaming on Hulu on November 11th. Shep states – “It’s surreal, humbling, but also incredibly exciting that I’m deemed worthy enough to be the subject of a documentary film, so I’m incredibly honored to share the ‘OBEY […]

Inside The Home Of Brian “KAWS” Donnelly

It’s always interesting to take a peek into the home of one of your favorite artists (also see the Rydens and Shepard Fairey), especially if they are collectors themselves. Architectural Digest recently stopped by the home of Brian Donnelly, better know as KAWS, and his wife and artist Julia Chiang to give us an intriguing look at their Brooklyn abode. The converted triangle-shaped industrial building features both living space as well as administrative offices and art storage, something Donnelly certainly needs judging by his art collection. Just from […]

Events: Banksy – “Balfour ‘Apology Party'” @ The Walled Off Hotel (Bethlehem, Palestine)

Earlier today Banksy set up a street tea party in front of The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine (covered), “celebrating” tomorrow’s 100 years anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The infamous artist already addressed the important role of Great Britain in the ongoing Middle East conflict at the hotel’s museum, and couldn’t miss an opportunity to remind the world about it on this big day. Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” […]

Upcoming: Shepard Fairey – “Damaged” @ Library Street Collective (LA Popup)

Coming up on November 11th, Library Street Collective will be transforming an industrial space in Los Angeles for Shepard Fairey (featured) to host his first large-scale show in his hometown in nearly 10 years. Billed as his largest ever solo, Damaged will feature over 200 works and takes it’s name from Black Flag’s 1981 album. Shep further states – “From a creative standpoint, the scale and variety of the works and the depth of the layering in the pieces is more labor intensive than any work I’ve ever made. […]

Overtime: Oct 23 – Oct 29

More stories from the week that ended Oct 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Phillips makes history by selling Paul Newman’s Rolex for record $17.6mil. in its first NY watch sale. Knight Landesman accused of sexual misconduct by multiple people. Artforum responds. A look at his emails and correspondence. More allegations from women. He resigns from his position at Artforum. Editor-in-Chief of Artforum, Michelle Kuo, resigns. She explains why she resigned. Some galleries boycotting the magazine. Artforum staff pens letter condemning the magazine’s management. Terry […]

Streets: Smug (Stavanger, Norway)

A few days after Nuart Festival officially closed their 2017 indoor show (covered), they wrapped up another successful mural project. Teaming up with Smug, Attende AS and students from Kannik Middle School, they produced their inaugural mural for the new Social Inclusion Through Street Art project. Attende AS employs approximately 330 people with disabilities who would otherwise exist without a meaningful work life. Providing them a steady employment in the large and varied industrial production system, the concept both helps these less fortunate individuals and contributes […]

Streets: Skullphone x Positive-Propaganda (Munich)

Recently in Munich, Positive-Propaganda collaborated with another artist in their ongoing street art project (covered) of “establishing contemporary and socio-political art in urban spaces.” Invited in by the non-profit, Skullphone created several pieces using his usual style targeting Coca Cola’s deceptive “greenwashing” ads that positions their high sugar content soft drinks as supposedly healthy in their “Light” products. Utilizing his signature pointillism technique, the American artist painted a triptych that included the brand’s distinctive bottle, the lips of the consumer, as well his signature image that is also […]