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Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Street Art London

For street art fans who live in London or those who are in town for a visit, you may want to check out a new iPhone app from Street Art London. After downloading, the app allows you to locate street murals and interventions in the area and help you get to the piece you want to see. Take a look here at the rest of the features and if interested, you can download the get it here.

Preview: “International Women” @ Warrington Museum

With the opening scheduled for March 29th, the Warrington Museum in UK gets ready to host International Women, a group show featuring 15 artists from 10 countries. Curated by Frankie Shea & Tina Ziegler, the lineup includes Catalina Estrada, Elizabeth Mcgrath, Faith 47, Hera, Holly Thoburn, Kukula, Mel Kadel, Miss Van, Pam Glew, Sarah Joncas, Stella Im Hultberg, Swoon, Tara Mcpherson and Xue Wang. A peek at a couple more pieces in the show after the jump…

Rewind: March 19 – March 25

The Guggenheim in New York is currently showing a can’t miss retrospective from the late John Chamberlain. The renowned American sculptor, known as the artist who successfully translated Abstract Expressionism into three dimensions, is perhaps most most famous for his crushed car pieces, which are despite the materials – collages. Watch the video above as curator Susan Davidson talks about the exhibition. See more videos (via Artlog) about the Chamberlain showing after the jump as well as other notable videos we collected for you this week […]

Overtime: March 19 – March 25

Nudes in famous paintings re-imagined for today’s model-skinny “standards.” Kevin Costner sued by Peggy Detmers over breach of contract regarding display of her artwork. Van Gogh painting discovered and confirmed and there may be another one underneath it. Two men arrested for handling stolen LS Lowry paintings. 10 die in Egypt while illegally digging for ancient treasures. Chinese farmer gets 13 years in jail for stealing works of art & jewels from the Forbidden City. Stanley Tucci addresses Congress to advocate for a 6% increase […]

Streets: World Roundup (March 19 – March 25)

Another weekend, another Streets: World Roundup here on AM. The highlighted mural this time comes from Tahrir Square in Egypt where Sheikh Khan painted one of the barriers that the Egyptian military erected to divide the streets that connect to government power centers. This wall, which was painted to look as if it was never there is one of many that the young artists in the area have painted over (story via Hyperallergic). Other street work that caught out eyes this week include Vhils (Luxembourg), […]
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Shepard Fairey Pursues Film Adaptation For “1984”

Remember this cover (also released as a print) from Shepard Fairey (featured) that was commissioned for new Penguin Book editions of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984 several years back? Word has now leaked that Mr. Obey will take a similar route as his friend and fellow street artist across the pond, Banksy, and get into film. Fairey will be teaming up with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment to attempt to bring Orwell’s seminal literary work, which certainly shares many of the themes seen in the LA-based […]

Videos: Kid Zoom – “Home” @ Turbine Hall

In October 2011, Kid Zoom (aka Ian Strange) returned to his native home Australia for a special project where he built a full scale reproduction of his childhood home at the prestigious Turbine Hall on Cockatoo Island. Following the Aussie suburban theme, Kid Zoom parks three classic Holden Commodores to round out the picturesque setting symbolizing his youth. What happens next is a whole lot of awesome and is captured in a special video where Zoom goes aggro and literally blows up the idyllic setting. […]

Streets: Escif (Valencia)

If you have been following the news, you may have heard about the student protests going on in Spain in response to the cuts to education spending as part of the country’s austerity measures. Not helping things are the heavy-handed response by police in Valencia. Of course, prolific local street muralist Escif had something to say about it – in the form of public art. More examples after the jump…

Openings: Saner – “Corazon Sangrante” @ Fifty24SF

On a wet Friday evening, Fifty24SF hosted Mexico City-based artist Saner’s latest exhibition entitled Corazon Sangrante (Bleeding Heart). The show is made up of a series of paintings and drawings (some of which have burn and stitching elements) with his signature characters fitted with animalistic masks in situations that reflect what he observes around him in everyday life. Saner explains the issues expressed in the show’s works are ones that “consume the body of a society that is getting closer to its destruction, unless the […]