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Overtime: July 18 – 24

Real talk with Saber in the context of his The American Graffiti Artist exhibition. Tox has been jailed for 27 months for writing graffiti. Work on the streets by OaKoAk, Jaz, and Trustocorp. Pics from Aiko’s Unstoppable Waves exhibition and street work in Amsterdam. Faith47 and DAL paint a mural in New York on video. World’s largest “graffiti tag” seen from space. FAME Festival Ericailcane footage and some people speaking Italian. Dotmasters – On The Hop. Rudimentary Perfection group show in the UK on video. […]

Streets: Gaia (New York)

Gaia recently sent over some photos of a new mural he installed on the corner of Houston & Elizabeth in New York as part of the rag & bone houston/PROJECT.  Featuring his signature rooster as well as a complex background, the creative process and timelapse of the wall can be seen after the jump…

Phlegm: Squid Boat

Known for his penchant for painting murals of boats and creatures of the sea, for example Whale of a Time and The Harnessing of Giant Squids, Phlegm has taken it to the next level and painted an actual boat. The effect is quite striking when seen half submerged and makes us want to see how the mural on the jet he painted would look in the air. More pics after the jump…
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Streets: Blu & Escif (Spain)

It looks like Spanish street artist Escif, who recently hit up San Francisco with his friend San, has changed tag team partners. This time it’s prolific street satirist Blu, who recently himself was working with Ericailcane in Italy at the FAME Festival. So, back to the story at hand – the duo painted up adjacent multi-story buildings in Valencia – Escif with a stop motion falling car and Blu with what looks like Moses (with snakes for a beard) bringing down the ten commandments (with […]

Streets: Vhils (Los Angeles) for Post No Bills

Yesterday, Portuguese-born artist Vhils, who’s known for creating works of art directly into surfaces, visited the Post No Bills gallery space and sketched his signature style onto an adjacent wall. Utilizing his trademark tools such as drills and hammers, he produced yet another amazing work of art that continues to place him among one of the most interesting and creative artists working in the scene right now. This new work of art goes hand in hand with the upcoming exhibit that will take place at […]

Openings: Stephen “ESPO” Powers – “Flights of Genius” @ Ogilvy & Mather

Last Thursday, AM attended the much anticipated unveiling of Flights of Genius by Steve “ESPO” Powers. Created in association with Joshua Liner Gallery and held at the corporate offices of Ogilvy & Mather (see previous project there), the marketing agency commissioned ESPO to create a series of works that lined each floor of the stairwell for the historic building with direct quotes by legendary founder David Ogilvy. We walked the entire building to catch the comedic and still relevant sayings which compliment ESPO’s witty artistic statements nicely. We […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey @ West Hollywood Library Project (Part IV)

Over the last several days, we have brought you photos of Kenny Scharf’s (interviewed) in-progress piece for the West Hollywood Library Project as well as RETNA’s (featured) facade work on the opposite wall.  It’s now time to show you the third street artist enlisted for this set of murals – Shepard Fairey (featured).  As you can from the slow progress, the entire mural will impressively be done entirely by stencil (similiar to his Mandala Ornament piece for last year’s Art Basel Week Miami), which is infinitely more time-consuming compared to his usual […]

Streets: D*Face ‘Death From Above’ Pavement installation

You probably came across the pictures online recently of the paving slab that D*Face (interviewed) installed in East London a couple of weeks back… Known for carrying out street level interventions previously such as his concrete spray cans, and also the tombstones he installed on the Hollywood walk of fame, first seen in our studio visit, AM thought the paving stunt was a pretty cool move from D*Face. It’s long gone already of course – probably taken in much the same manner it was installed – and […]
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Openings: NORM – “Always” with Steel, Trevelen, and Lani Lee

Over the weekend, Known Gallery unveiled new work by multi-talented artist NORM. With a background in both graffiti and the tattoo field, the artist exhibited a number of works which display his proficiency in both. The exhibit, titled Always, brought forth a large crowd which could not get enough of the artists’ style and technique. What’s interesting about the artwork is that although the roots of graffiti and tattoo culture are clearly embedded in the artwork, it somehow moves beyond that and in turn, gives […]
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Streets: Kenny Scharf @ West Hollywood Library Project (Part III)

After spending four days in Philadelphia last week working on a mural, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) returns to Los Angeles to paint his wall for the West Hollywood Libary Project. It will probably take a couple more days for him to finish, but when it’s done, it will stand alongside murals by RETNA (covered) and Shepard Fairey (more on this tomorrow). Photo set after the jump taken for us by Carlos Gonzalez .