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Shepard Fairey hits up Austin for SXSW Festival

Shepard Fairey did some urban “spring cleaning” in Austin this past weekend in time for the SXSW Festival. Visiting the Lone Star state with buckets of wheat paste and some good old fashion Obey elbow grease, Shepard hit up many prominent spots including Lance Armstrong’s Bike Shop: Mellow Johnny’s, Red 7, Emos, Home Slice, and many more. We have some awesome in-progress pics of gorgeous murals being put up by the man himself. Shepard Fairey’s 2009 “Hat Trick” list: January – Washington DC: Inauguration & Manifest […]

Openings: Word to Mother – “Lost for Words” @ StolenSpace

Last night saw the opening of Word to Mother’s third exhibition, “Lost for Words,” (teased) at StolenSpace Gallery in London.  After the success of his two previous shows, Word to Mother took control of the larger Drayton Walk gallery and filled it with an array of new work and found objects including a stranded landlocked boat mysteriously filled with vintage magazines, violin cases, paintings and other ephemera.  Most work was on salvaged wood or metal and featured classic Word to Mother characters as well as […]

Creative Process: Sam Flores

Sam Flores’ show “Ego, Addiction and other Bedtime Stories” is set to open at Subliminal Projects on May 2nd. We know many of you are looking forward to attending the opening but here is a little taste of what to expect. Flores sent us a description of some of his creative process to share with our readers: “This painting was done in steps. First the sky – a layer of clouds with acrylic, then colored and blended with a misting of spray paint. I like […]

Google Maps United Kingdom “Street Art” View

One of the most important elements of a strong street art piece is proper placement, which dictates how the work engages viewers through its interaction with the space it inhabits. This context is usually lost when viewing street art online as most photographers are more focused on filling the frame with the work itself. Google Maps changes this, having just added street view imagery throughout the United Kingdom. Street art fans have already been scouring the city, identifying the locations of pieces from Banksy, Blu, […]

Ron English x Bigfoot x Jason Maloney Mural in Jersey City

Yesterday afternoon, one of our favorite contemporary pop artists, Ron English, along with west coast artists Bigfoot and Jason Maloney, injected a little extra life into downtown Jersey City. They blessed Hudson County Art Supply’s exterior wall in Jersey City, NJ with a huge, colorful, and collaborative mural.   It was a gorgeous day for painting. Even Jersey City Mayor, Jeremiah Healey showed up unexpectedly to show his appreciation and support for the project. Everyone was in good spirits and there were aerosol cans everywhere. […]

Preview: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ Pyo Gallery (Beijing)

Apparently, David Choe has been in China working hard on his next series of shows with Pyo Gallery in Beijing.  Opening simultaneously on April 4th at several locations including the Chao Yan Liquor Gallery & 798 Gallery, his solo exhibit will be entitled “Death Blossom.”  Take a look at some of the completed and in-progress paintings after the jump. Also, take time to read the entertaining interview Choe did with our friends over on the Obama Art Report.

Releases: Faile Relaunches Website with Originals & Prints

One would think that the Faile collective would take a little time off after their bangin’ “Lost in Glimmering Shadows” show last year in the UK (covered), but 2009 is no off-year for them. First, they went on a “Supreme: Urban Beautification” campaign on the streets of Manhattan (reported), and now they have relaunched their website: Faile.net with some fresh designs and some even fresher original works & prints which will be sold exclusively through their online shop. To make things as fair as possible for […]

Armory Focus: Bast Studio Visit by New Image Art

The thing about “Art Show” week (Armory, Art Basel, Art LA) is not only exposure to all the great art you can handle, but you also realize how small the art community is. Seeing big-named artists walking down the aisle and celebrities moving from booth to booth is not an uncommon occurrence. At the Armory Art Fair, we ran into Marsea Goldberg of LA’s New Image Art. Marsea told AM that she was in town not only to check out Armory Week, but also to “catch up” […]

Futura, Stash & Phil Frost @ Cuadro Fine Art Gallery (Dubai)

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, in collaboration with KRUNK, will be hosting a three-man exhibition featuring urban legends Phil Frost, Futura, and Stash later this month. The show will held in conjunction with Art Dubai, U.A.E.’s third annual contemporary art fair, part of their ever-growing ambitions to become the center of the art world (see article on construction of their cultural district). A Collector’s Lunch is scheduled for March 17th and an evening Preview Reception on March 19 will open the exhibition which will remain on […]

Outsiders Selection @ Lazarides (Newcastle)

Another great group show is underway at Lazarides (Newcastle Location). This time, the exhibition that opened last weekend is entitled “Outsiders Selection” and features original paintings, prints and sculpture from Faile, Antony Micallef, Blu, Ian Francis, David Choe, JR, Conor Harrington, Damien Hirst, Paul Insect, Invader, Polly Morgan, Kelsey Brookes, Vhils, Jonathan Yeo, Herbert Baglione, Zevs, and more.  Although the art was mainly older work, there were many standout pieces including this stunning “Flying Copper” (seen above) by Banksy suspended in glass/plexi.  Many more pics […]