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Teasers: Kaws – “Passing Through” Companion @ The Standard (New York)

All right kids, Kaws is coming back to homebase for the summer. The huge companion statue showcased recently at the The Aldrich Contemporary Museum will be stopping by the meatpacking district of Manhattan. We first saw this giant companion in the Hong Kong Passing Through exhibition (covered). Now we get to enjoy this at the front yard of The Standard Hotel New York. The figure will be available for viewing starting tomorrow June 8th and will run until October. Discuss Kaws here.

Showing: “Street Art – Meanwhile in deepest East Anglia, thunderbirds were go . . . .” @ Von Der Heydt Museum (Germany)

Currently showing at the Von Der Heydt Museum in Wuppertal, Germany is an exhibition with a rather cumbersome title – Street Art – Meanwhile in deepest East Anglia, thunderbirds were go . . . . Not sure who came up with the name, but included are a great group of street artists – Ash, Herbert Baglione, Boxi, Brad Downey, Ben Eine, Faith47, Boris Hoppek, Mark Jenkins, JR, Os Gêmeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Swoon, and Zezão. Take a look at more pics sent to us from […]

Streets: Phlegm – “Shrines and Caskets”

Looks like Phlegm has found a new location and is continuing to work on murals for his forthcoming photographic edition of his zine Phlegm Comic. If you remember, the UK-based artist had taken us on a tour of an abandoned school where he had spent time getting up a series of works, also slated for the epic comic which has been two years in the making. For those impatiently waiting for the wall zine, you may want to check out a separate project presumably to be […]

Preview: Fafi Pop-Up Show @ Galerie L.J.

We recently brought you coverage of Miss Van’s show in New York, but it looks like the other femme fatale of French street art also has something planned. Fafi, who is also able to claim graffiti roots from Toulouse starting in the 90s, will be hosting a pop-up show from June 14th to the 22nd at Galerie L.J. in Paris. Attendees will have a shot at ten new limited edition giclee prints, customized VANS sneakers, and other products. Take a look at more of the […]
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Preview: Supakitch – Based on a True Story @ Muriel Guepin

Opening this Thursday June 9th at Brooklyn’s Muriel Guepin Gallery is Based on a True Story, a show featuring the work of Supakitch, along with Japanese artist Tamiko Kawata. As we’ve previously shown during our visit to his studio, Supa’s art is a colorful and energetic mix of street art, manga and hip-hop, which often focuses on the visual depiction of sound and music. He has shown extensively around the world, however, this is his first major NYC exhibition since relocating to Brooklyn, so we’re […]

Openings: Logan Hicks – “Pretty Ugly” @ Opera Gallery (NY)

Logan Hicks (interviewed) debuted his latest show Pretty Ugly (previewed) last week at the Opera Gallery in New York. The new body of work was created over the past six months and featured some of his largest indoor pieces to date. While there, we noticed that Logan was working with various compositions and subjects that normally isn’t seen in his work. To compliment his detailed environmental stencil pieces, he also created portrait works and played with colors or lack thereof. What we enjoyed especially was […]

Openings: Gaia – “Succession” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Exhibiting alongside Mars-1 (covered) and Miss Van (covered), Gaia took full advantage of the opportunity to show on his largest stage to date by transforming the Project Room at Jonathan Levine Gallery into dynamic visual feast. Much like his solo exhibition in Chicago in March, Resplendent Semblance (covered), the Baltimore-based street artist presented a selection of of his signature mixed media linocut decolloage works, along with a piece that incorporated oil paints into the equation as he illustrated his ability with more traditional techniques. As […]

Preview: Culver City Artwalk 2011

We’re sure many of our readers will be strolling the annual Culver City Artwalk today (2-8pm) visiting their favorite galleries and related events. Here are some suggestions for those heading out starting with some group shows at Thinkspace and LeBasse Projects and ending with some that are currently showing – Zhang Huan at Blum & Poe and Flight & Fable at Corey Helford. Gary Baseman’s (featured) ChouChous and Wildgirls (above) will also be out there entertaining the crowds with their art performance Giggle and Pop.

Showing: “Street a.k.a. Museum” @ Portsmouth Museum of Art – New Hampshire – Part II

Having shown AM readers some outdoor work that was put up as part of Street a.k.a. Museum (curated by LeBasse Projects’ Beau LeBasse) at the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire, we now bring you some glimpses of the work inside the museum, as well as additional street work.  Check out work by all your favorites, including Bumblebee, Herakut, Shark Toof, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, and Andreas von Chrzanowski, as they dominate New Hampshire indoors and out. More images, courtesy of the museum, after the jump…

James Marshall (aka Dalek) @ Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery (UAB)

After ten straight days of painting, albeit with the help of some university art students, Dalek (interviewed) has completed a massive four panel, site-specific installation within the Birmingham Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama. With minimalism more reminiscent of his Psych Optic Black Light Fuzz (Part 1 & Part 2) exhibitions over the winter than some of his more traditional work, the street artist turn gallery veteran utilized simple geometric forms and subtle shades of blue to strong effect. On display through August […]