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Bacon in Toronto.  Photo by Luna Park.

Streets: World Roundup (April 2 – April 8)

At week’s end, AM is again catching you up with the latest walls from around the world. Leading things off is this sick spider’s web collaboration between Flying Fortress, ZAY, and LAY-Z. Other murals you should check out come from Dabs & Myla (Australia), Bacon (Canada), DECYCLE (Germany), Eine, Sickboy, and Niels Shoe Meulman (California), City Bilder x Otecki (Germany), JR x Cyrcle. (France), M-City (Poland), Mea & Mart (Brazil), Ewok & Rubin (New York), Pøbel (Norway), Faith47 & DAL (Denmark), Deedee Cheriel (California), and […]

Rewind: April 2 – April 8

One of the stories dominating AM of recent weeks has been the behind-the-scenes look at Cai Guo-Qiang and his Sky Ladder exhibition opening today at the LA MOCA. We had the pleasure of attending the explosive Chinese artist’s creative sessions (here, here, and here) as well as the setup for his amazing pyrotechnic event last night. Before heading over to check out the exhibition for yourself, take a look at the video above from Art.sy films (via NOWNESS) that sees Cai talk about his choice of […]

Overtime: April 2 – April 8

Trayvon Martin street art goes up in Baltimore, courtesy of Justin Nether. A look at places where REVOK acquires his found materials for his work. New print from Mear One now on sale. Mr. Cartoon honored by LA Weekly as one of the 10 Awesome Tattoo Artists in L.A. Bobby Hundreds pays a visit to Futura. The market for Banksy works seems to be experiencing a revival. Photos from the INSA “Self Reflection” installation. Virtual room view here. In tribute: friends and collaborators remember the life and […]
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Mausolee: Lek x Sowat (Paris)

Imagine an abandoned four storey supermarket in the North of Paris occupied by squatters, then deserted again. On August 12, 2010, French graffiti artists Lek and Sowat discovered the place much to their delight. For a year, in the greatest of secrets, both artists continuously wandered in this 430,000 sq ft monument to paint murals and organize an illegal artistic residency. They invited forty French graffiti artists to collaborate, from the first to the last generation of the graffiti movement. Together they built a Mausolee, […]

Streets: Nick Walker (Paris) Part II

After hitting up Paris with some street work (covered) back in February, Nick Walker (interviewed) has return for more. One of the walls (seen above) he painted was a mirror image of the piece he submitted for the Fifty Fifty group show that opened last week at Parisian showspace Mathgoth Galerie. Take a look at another piece from the Bristol-based artist after the jump…  As a bonus, we added another collaborative piece he painted with SheOne from his last trip there as well.

Teaser: Kenny Scharf @ Honor Fraser

In about a week, April 14 to be exact, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) will be opening his newest show at the Honor Fraser Gallery in Los Angeles. Although we spied his animated character on TV recently for his cameo on The Simpsons, we haven’t attended a solo from him since NY early last year. If you are lucky, there may be the customary free donuts – besides the amazing art of course – for those attending although you may have to be satisfied with a performance […]
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Openings: Olek & David Peterson – “Synthetic Nature” @ Krause Gallery

AM recently attended the Olek’s latest show at New York City’s Krause Gallery. Yes, we said NYC. The rogue urban crocheter was out on bail from the UK and returned to her hometown to do a show with David Peterson entitled Synthetic Nature. For this special event, Olek ditched her signature yarn and utilized balloons. Using synthetic rubber, she built an cave installation by weaving semi-inflated balloons in a way that would make even Krusty the Clown blush. Designed to obscure the viewer’s vision, the cave is […]

RISK Paints Santa Monica Home

You may remember last year September, we told you about Risk and Retna (featured) collaborating on painting a house in Santa Monica. That controversial project raised money and awareness for the Heal the Bay Foundation, but drew the wrath of neighbors and resulted some drama and threatened fines from city officials. This time, developer Adam Corlin has commissioned only RISK to cover a new property, minus the scaffolding, with his distinctive abstract style. Look for a more revealing look in May in conjunction with RISK’s upcoming solo show. Discuss Risk here.

Openings: “Hookers” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last weekend, the Corey Helford Gallery played host to the opening of the Natalia Fabia (interviewed) curated show Hookers. With the theme in mind, her artist friends including Kent Williams, Michael Hussar, Phil Hale, Erik Sandberg, Saber, REVOK, and more created pieces for the show that showed a diversity of mediums and range of artistic vision. Photos from the opening taken by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Video: JR x Liu Bolin Collaboration (NY)

Last month, we brought you some photos (here & here) from the JR (featured) and Liu Bolin collaboration in New York. For fans out there who want to see more of this complex project, the people at RHC have put together a nice video documenting the entire process from start to finish. For those in NYC, you may want to check out Liu Bolin’s show at Eli Klein (covered) after stopping by the mural. Discuss JR here. Discuss Liu Bolin here.