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Streets: El Mac (Los Angeles)

Nearly two weeks ago, artist El Mac painted a new mural atop a busy West Hollywood building. Interestingly enough, hardly anyone noticed that it was taking place. That’s because this most recent work by the artist has been kept under wraps for this last part of the month. The mural will be unveiled alongside an L.A. Times Magazine article which focuses on the writings of Connie Rice, a civil rights attorney, activist, and relative of Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Her likeness is […]

Videos: Smash 137 – “Grow Up” @ Galerie CELAL

AM had the chance to hang out with Smash 137 during Art Basel Week in Miami earlier this month where he mentioned to us a show he had just closed in Paris. One of the most respected and prolific writers in Europe with a constantly evolving style, the Swiss-born artist graced the walls with some canvases collectively entitled Grow Up at the Galerie Celal. He sent over this video with footage from the opening as well as an interview where he talks a little about the […]

Streets: Vhils (Berlin)

It looks like Vhils (filmed) has recently stopped by Berlin and left one of his signature wall etchings behind. Perhaps this was created while he was in town for the release of the Walls & Frames book launch party. We especially like the intriguing inclusion of the Eye of Providence which appears on the United States one-dollar bill as Angela Merkel’s 3rd eye. Discuss Vhils here.

Basel Week Miami ’11: Nick Walker @ Corey Helford (SCOPE)

Delving further into Corey Helford Gallery’s booth at the SCOPE Art Fair, we now focus on some work from Bristol artist Nick Walker (interviewed). Definitely making his presence felt as he showcased a diverse mix of new paintings, he included a new addition to the TMA (The Morning After) series with the city of Miami along with his signature character making a stop at the Eiffel Tower. Thought the “Vandal” would take a holiday break after hitting Hong Kong, but we guessed wrong… More after the jump.
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Basel Week Miami ’11: Cooper Cole Gallery @ Scope

During Scope art fair we got a chance to catch up with Toronto’s Cooper Cole Gallery. Hosting a solid array of names familiar to readers of AM, the gallery presented great pieces from artists such as Cleon Peterson, Jesse Harris, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Wallace and Steve Powers. We were particularly taken with the always colorful and imaginative pieces by Jen Stark. Who has always had the viewer in mind when she creates her interactive works of art.

Videos: “Here Comes The Neighborhood” Series 1-7

Last month, we brought you the trailer for Here Comes The Neighborhood, a new video series focusing on Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The latest episode features the prolific street photographer, Martha Cooper (interviewed), and her views on the blossoming mecca of street art and graffiti that has become a destination for all art fans during Art Basel Week. Check out some of the other episodes after the jump including features on IRAK, Sego & Saner, Intercambio, Kenny Scharf, and Gaia.
Isaac Cordal in Brussels.  Photo via Vandalog.

Streets: World Roundup (Dec 19 – Dec 25)

Here is a roundup of the street murals after a Christmas weekend. On that note, we start with this new install in Brussels by Isaac Cordal. Other walls that caught our attention include work from Know Hope (Atlanta), Dot Dot Dot (Oslo), João Maurício (Portugal), Phlegm (UK), PakOne (France), Faith47 (South Africa), and Sten Lex (Rome). See them all after the jump…

Overtime: Dec 19 – Dec 25

Shepard Fairey is among the artists that have work in the Police Brutality Coloring Book. An interview with Askew. Tyke/Witnes and Dabs & Myla paint a wall in Miami – caught on video. Man accused of removing Banksy work off wall and putting on eBay for £17,000. LA Weekly’s top ten street art and graffiti stories of 2011.  Guess what’s number one? JR, Jacob Kassay, Aurel Schmidt, and Sam Falls,  among Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Art & Design. More MBW and Banksy speculation, including accusation […]

Streets: Dabs Myla (Los Angeles) Part II

Yesterday, we brought you a look at the progress from Dabs Myla’s latest mural in Los Angeles. This Branded Arts project once again shows off their impeccable technique as well as their ability to work on a large scale project with ease utilizing their unique style. After four days of working from day to night, we now have images of the duo putting onn the final touches and some photos of the finished outcome. More images after the jump…

Teaser: Os Gemeos @ PRISM

Continuing the stellar program at the PRISM Gallery in Los Angeles, the showspace will be hosting a solo show from Os Gemeos early next year. Despite their massive undertaking in October for their museum show at the Museu Vale in Brazil (covered), the twins look ready to start working on filling the architectural space on Sunset with their colorful street-informed paintings and sculptural pieces. And, judging from the image above that they chose for their show card, when the opening on February 25th rolls around – […]