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Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

Ai Weiwei sings Caonima at his fans’ request. The iPad video has lyrics that may be interpreted as “fuck your mother” in certain tones and contains slang for “fuck your mother’s vagina.” It is probably directed at the Chinese government. Ai Weiwei to challenge his $2.4M tax bill using money donated to him by supporters. The story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column, from its original concept to its display at the Getty Center. Tate director Nick Serota urges rethinking of climate […]

Previews: LUDO – “Super Discount” @ The Garage (Amsterdam)

With his debut gallery exhibition in the spring followed up by another solo in the summer, LUDO (interviewed) will be ending things on a high note with his third show of the year. Opening Saturday, November 26th, Super Discount will see the Paris-based street artist will bring his signature brand of green tinged work to The Garage in Amsterdam. For the first time, the artist will also produce some work on canvas, something he has thus far shied away from. Long fascinated with Warhol’s production […]

Basel Week Miami ’11 / Videos: COPE2 – “Rise to the Occasion” Preview

Another show to check out while in Miami for this year’s Art Basel Week is a new solo from COPE2, who we recently saw in New York & Amsterdam. Still on a prolific pace, the wildstyle legend from the Bronx will be bringing a new body of work entitled Rise to the Occasion to the Wynwood Arts District (167 NW25th Street) for a show opening on December 1st and running to the 4th. Preview pics after the jump…

Publications: KAWS for Whitewall’s Winter Luxury Issue

For this year’s winter luxury issue, Whitewall invited KAWS to design the cover (in two versions). In addition to this collaboration on the front of the glossy, the magazine will publish a 12-page studio visit feature including an in-depth interview, portraits of the artist, images of his new work, and KAWS’ own sketches and blueprints of his sculptures and paintings. The new issues will be premiered at Art Basel Week Miami, but you can preorder them now here. Check out more preview images after the […]
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3D Joe and Max x Reebok – World’s Largest 3D Street Artwork

Yesterday in London’s West India Quays, Canary Wharf, on Guinness World Records Day, Reebok CrossFit has teamed up London-based street art duo 3D Joe and Max to complete what will go down as the world’s largest and longest 3D street artwork ever (for now). The deceptively realistic piece measures 1,160.4 metres square and is 106.5m long, beating the previous 892.15metre square record set by China’s Qi Xinghua, and will remain on display for the rest of today. In-progress photos after the jump, but also check out some videos […]

Streets: Escif (France)

A while back, we gathered some photos of murals that Escif painted while in Niort, France, for the 1st edition of the Festival Le 4eme Mur (The 4th Wall).  Apparently there was one wall that we missed that could arguably be the most intriguing of the bunch from the Spanish street artist – a ghost motif that we have seen before from him, this time drifting slowly away from the body of of an animal as it dies… More photos after the jump…

Streets / Teaser: EVOL @ Pictures on Walls

Hitting up London ahead of his showing at Pictures On Walls on December 1st, German artist EVOL installed some his distinctive work at Smithfield Market. Featuring his uncanny ability to transform urban objects into tiny cityscapes, this latest street intervention will only fuel the fires of fans in the UK as EVOL and full supporting cast of artists take over POW with their upcoming show. More photos at Street Art London and after the jump…

Preview / Setup: Interesni Kazki – “Nothing Special” @ Mid-City Arts

AM stopped by Mid-City Arts yesterday to visit with Ukranian duo, Interesni Kazki, as they prepared a new body of work for their show opening on Saturday night, November 19th. Like their recent exhibition in Milan (covered), Nothing Special will feature an indoor translation of of their surreal outdoor murals as well as some other surprises. Take a look at some in-progress photos by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…

Teaser: Steve Powers & Todd James – “Livingston STREET MARKET” @ Icy Signs

ESPO & REAS are at it again – this time perhaps without the third conspirator, Barry McGee, in regards to the Street Market installation seen recently at the seminal Art in the Streets exhibition at the LA MoCA. On November 19th, the duo will be exhibiting the 5400 sq. feet of signs and paintings from the museum installation at ICY SIGNS (200 Livingston Street in Brooklyn). Make sure you show up to see a piece of history if you are in the area. Showcard and […]
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Preview: SIXEART – “Cosmovisión Andina y los Hijos del Inti” @ Galería N2

Opening this Thursday 17 November, Sixeart is back to the N2 Galería, in Barcelona, Spain, where some of the discerning public found out about his work a year before the Tate Modern discovered him. The new solo show entitled Cosmovisión Andina y los Hijos del Inti is an approximation to the ancient cultures of the Andes, full of colour, wisdom and misticism. Using his own abstract and pictoric language, Sixeart reinvents a new idea of ancestral connections. More preview images after the jump…