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Openings: ‘Printmaking Today / ROA Installation’ @ Black Rat Projects

AM had to cut our evening in London short this Thursday due to problems with the trains, so unfortunately missed our VNA friends’ new issue launch, but we did manage to get to Black Rat Projects’ Printmaking Today show. In addition to their great looking and very large multiple layered edition from Swoon (interviewed), BRP also presented a series of secondary market editioned works from such contemporary artists as Peter Blake, Tracy Emin, Grayson Perry, Peter Doig and Damien Hirst as well as editioned work […]

POW WOW ’11 / Interview: 123Klan

Some other participants in this year’s POW WOW will be Scien and Klor, repping the 123Klan from Montreal. Initially formed as a graffiti crew 20 years ago, the klan has branched out to branding, creation of logos, character design, illustration and typefaces, all the while staying true to their first love – graffiti. Take a look after the jump as we sit down with the husband and wife duo for a short interview.

Streets: Banksy (Los Angeles) Part II

As we suspected, Banksy was not done with his initial “Crayon Shooter” stencil in West LA. Looks like another piece has been discovered showing he’s a fan of Charlie Brown on the side of an abandoned fire-damaged building.  We wonder how many he has planned as we lead up to the Oscars.  Take a look at another video from Foreman of the initial piece after the jump…

Streets: Banksy (Los Angeles)

As our readers must know by now, Banksy’s film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” has been nominated for an Oscar.  Although it doesn’t appear that he will be allowed to personally accept the award if he wins, it looks like he made the trip out to Los Angeles just the same.  Take a look at this new piece that has popped up reportedly attributed to the elusive street artist.  Perhaps the start of his Oscar campaign with more to come? Photos via Capturing Banksy. Discuss […]

Streets: Mentalgassi (Spain)

Unurth just tipped us off to new work from Mentalgassi on the in Spain as part of this year’s Getxo Photo festival. The German street art collective is known for creatively wheatpasting photos utilizing local urban objects to their advantage.  Take a look at more photos after the jump…

Openings: David Ellis – “Mola Salsa” @ New Image Art

A couple weeks back, multifaceted art dynamo David Ellis filled New Image Art with his new body of work Mola Salsa. Featuring a more figurative collection of paintings, the work also maintained hints of Ellis’ geometric patterns and linework. We’ll see if he develops this new direction more next month at the Joshua Liner Gallery booth for PULSE New York during Armory Week. More photos after the jump…

Films: Steve “ESPO” Powers – “A Love Letter for You”

Happy Valentine’s Day art lovers. Here’s a post perfect for today. Last week, we were lucky enough to attend a rare screening of Steve Powers movie entitled A Love Letter for You, which is about the amazing mural project of the same name that Powers completed last year along the elevated train line in West Philadelphia (c0vered). Going in, we had expected the film—directed by Joey Garfield—to be a straight documentary about how the large-scale public art project consisting of over 50 buildings was conceived […]
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Openings: Retna – “Hallelujah World Tour” (NYC)

Last week, AM attended the much anticipated opening for Retna’s (featured) NYC stop of his Hallelujah World Tour (previewed). Made possible by the folks at Valmorbida and Feedback the star-studded event was attended by many NYC art, fashion and entertainment notables as it led off the Fashion Week festivities. Like us, those that made it into the jam-packed opening were in for a treat as the Los Angeles-based artist took his work to another level. Large scale canvases, sculptures and of course the classic detailed works […]

Streets: Happy Valentine’s Day

Those looking for a little love on Valentine’s Day need look no further than the streets. We’ve gathered some images from the last year from C215, Ellis G., Sam3, Escif and Faile that may spark some romance for you. Although some of the pieces may not be exactly what you are looking for. Photos after the jump…

Previews: Alexandros Vasmoulakis – “I’ve got you a date with Botticelli’s neice” @

Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis is returning home to Athens to showcase a new exhibition at gallery. Known for his versatile style both inside and out, Alexandros will focus this indoor series on the common subject of artisans throughout time – nude women. Each female figure featured will have a name and a past. This show opens February 15th and will run through March 24th. Check out more after the jump.