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Contests / Releases: Nick Walker – TMA Hong Kong / “Basking in the Glory”

Fans of Nick Walker (interviewed) can always count on two things – intricate stencil work and the iconic The Morning After (TMA) series where his signature “Vandal” runs amuck “beautifying” some of the most prominent cities around the globe. Some may remember East West Connect, the exhibition where Mr. Walker first unveiled (here) this site specific painting of the streets of Hong Kong, entitled Basking in the Glory. After two years, Nick finally makes good with his promise to release this as a 15 color silkscreen. Created in […]
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Previews: Mark Whalen – “I’ll Meet You In The Middle” @ Future Perfect

Starting tomorrow, December 11th, through the 15th, Mark Whalen (featured) will be showing some new works in Singapore at Future Perfect. Presented by Black Art Projects, I’ll Meet You In The Middle features new surreal works from the artist formerly known as Kill Pixie. Perhaps taking cues from String Theory and ideas of dimensional space, the LA-based artist’s imagery explores his special view of the universe and our future human race and/or alien race. Take a look some installation shots below and stop by if […]
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Publications: Viral Art by RJ Rushmore

Viral Art is the latest venture from Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore. Taking the form of a free e-book, the publication analyses how graffiti and street art has been communicated from the early days of trading photos, zines and physical books to the social media explosion of recent times. As it was written by someone who has immersed himself in the internet world of graffiti and street art throughout his young years, the book should make for an interesting read. RJ is also experimenting with viral media […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Openings: “Most Oddinism” @ The Rotunda

Another interesting exhibition that occured during Art Basel Week was entitled Most Oddinism located at The Rotunda, just a block from a number of fairs such as Miami Projects, Art Miami & Context in Miami’s Downtown district. This group show featured the works by many familiar artists you’ve seen here at AM including Aaron De La Cruz, Christopher Derek Bruno, Ben Eine, Kenji Hirata Anthony Lister, Otto Zitko, Patrick Martinez (seen above), ESPO and Roid. Discuss Art Basel Week Miami here.
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Preview: MODE 2 – “New Drawings and Other Works” @ Le-Fix Gallery

A couple of days ago, the Le-Fix Gallery in Copenhagen opened a showing featuring New Drawings and Other Works from MODE 2 (interviewed). One of the legends of the European graffiti scene, the provocative painter put his erotic and sensual imagery on display for his Danish fans. Enjoy some photos here of MODE 2 at work getting ready for the show and come back soon for the opening pics. Photo credit: Henrik Haven. Discuss MODE 2 here.
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POW! WOW!: 2013 Video Review & 2014 Preview

With the end of 2013 almost here, a new video has been released summarizing POW! WOW! earlier this year in Hawaii (covered). The annual gathering of creative minds has become one of the premier art events on the island. Public murals have populated the Kaka’ako area in Honolulu and re-vitalized the area as well as the arts community. Take a look at the footage and interviews in the video below and get ready for another great event in 2014 as evidenced by the confirmed artists seen below who […]
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Overtime: Dec 2 – Dec 8

More stories from the week that ended Dec 8 (click on bolded words for more information): George Clooney x Yayoi Kusama x Giorgio Armani featured in W Magazine’s art issue. Manny Silverman Gallery and Martin L Cohen sue Knoedler for selling them fakes. Marguerite Hoffman’s lawsuit due to breach of confidentiality regarding sale of her Rothko piece. Aaron M. Freedman, assistant to accused antiquities smuggler, pleads guilty to possessing looted items. Tom Dewhurst aka DNB, spared jail time because judge thinks he can be the […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos – Nelson Mandela Tribute

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, the world mourns the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who had become an inspiration to the oppressed everywhere. His views and life seem to align with philosophies of many street artists out there who create work along the same lines with the themes Mandela supported. Os Gemeos recently posted up a tribute piece they did with a caption and quote – “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions […]
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Showing: “Skull Show” @ The Garage, Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s secretive street & urban art gallery, The Garage, is celebrating the end of the year with a group show featuring works by their represented artists and friends. The Skull Show is features artwork by different artists from all over the globe, working with different mediums, in different sizes, but all sharing the same familiar theme. The exhibition opened on the 29th of November, in a very discreet setting of an old 17th century carriage house in the canals of Amsterdam. The highlights of the […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13 / Streets: “Women on the Walls” (Wynwood) – Part I

For those street art fans down in Miami for Art Basel Week, you may want to head over to the Wynwood district for the new outdoor mural project. Women on the Walls features work by Aiko (seen above), Miss Van, Fafi, Maya Hayuk, Lady Pink, and Olek in the Wynwood Walls compound. Also included are Faith47, Kashink, Lakwena, and Sheryo who will be painting new walls in the adjacent area. Along with all these artists, Clay Money, Jess & Katie, Myla, Shamsia Hassani, and Toofly will be participating […]