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Teaser: Whammy! The Art Show @ VASF

Whammy! The Art Show opens next Thursday, July 9th with some pretty good artists in the lineup.  How does Dave Kinsey (above), Anthony Lister (interviewed), Tiffany Bozic, Jeff Soto, John Dwyer, Robert Hardgrave, Mel Kadel, Jay Howell, and Kelsey Brookes sound?  The exhibition will be held at VASF, the RVCA retail flagship on Haight and Ashbuy in San Francisco.

Openings: Vhils – “Scratching The Surface” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Place)

Portuguese street artist Vhils opened his first UK solo show “Scratching The Surface” last night to a packed house at Lazarides Rathbone Place. Vhils employed various mediums and techniques for his amazing portraiture pieces in the show, including stencils, collage and even a few relief pieces like the ones we saw in the video he released a couple of months ago, except this time he used acid and bleach instead of a hammer and chisel. All the photos from the opening after the jump…

Openings: Gaia & Imminent Disaster @ Ad Hoc Art

Last Friday, Ad Hoc Art had a great two-person solo show with Gaia and Imminent Disaster (previewed). The hippest of the Williamsburg crowd made their way out to see a great showing by these two street artists we recently saw in D.C. at the “Street/Studio” experience. For the show, Gaia brought the streets to the gallery with a “outdoor” installation to complement each of his works while Imminent Disaster flexed her muscles by showing off her intricate hand-cut stencils and thought-provoking imagery. All the photos from the opening […]

iArtist DIY Kits

Can’t afford to own a piece of original art of your favorite artist like Damien Hirst?  Why not make your own with these Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kits from iArtist?  What we initially thought was a joke might be for reals, and we are not quite sure to make of it.  Take a look at the Banksy kits they have after the jump…

Preview: Word to Mother – “Young Mind, Old Soul” @ FIFTY24SF

Opening tonight in San Francisco, Word to Mother’s “Young Mind, Old Soul” is looking to be a stellar, and hopefully a breakthrough, US debut for this London based artist.  Hot off the heels of his near sell out show at Stolen Space (which followed “Till the Hot Runs Cold”, a completely sold out show), WTM brought a trunk of originals, salvaged wood, rusty nails and even an exclusive print for his US collectors (teased).  AM swung by the gallery yesterday to chat a bit with […]

Openings: “Park Life: The New Utopia” @ Subliminal Projects

This past Saturday, Subliminal Projects presented the second installment of their “Park Life” series. Curated by Studio Number One, this latest body of work revolves around the theme of “The New Utopia,” which presents each artists’ individual representations of a perfect society. Bringing together a wide variety of talents creating art with a diverse range of mediums, participating artists included Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey, Cleon Peterson, Ernesto Yerena, Marissa Textor, Date Farmers (seen above), Sage Vaughn, Maya Hayuk and many more. See all the photos […]

Releases: Hand Finished Prints by Chloe Early @ StolenSpace Summer Group show

StolenSpace opens it’s annual Summer Group show this coming Thursday with an international list of exhibiting artists as long as your arm!  StolenSpace artists past, present and future – Alex Thornton, Sylvia Ji, Mike Leavitt (interviewed), Mr Jago, Pete Fowler, Ronzo, Kris Kuksi, Kai & Sunny, Shepard Fairey, Kristy Whiten, Will Barras, Chloe Early, Brad Downey, Charles Krafft, Jaybo, d*face, Dan Witz, David Bray, Word to Mother, Miss Van, Doze Green, Jacob Knill, Mudwig, Mysterious Al, Joshua Petker and Hellovon all are showing work at the […]

Preview/Setup: “Willoughby Windows” presented by Ad Hoc Art

Twelve different storefronts from 89 to 106 Willoughby Street in Brooklyn are being transformed by over fifteen artists as part of the “Willoughby Windows” project. Presented by Ad Hoc Art in conjunction with the MetroTech Business Improvement District, the exhibition showcases the beautification project in place to bring life to the twelve empty storefronts on this block. The unveiling of this effort kicks off with a block party on Friday, July 10 from 2-7 pm. Participating artists include Chris Stain, Ellis G. (streets), Gaia, Logan […]

Openings: Invader & WK Interact @ Jonathan Levine

On Saturday, Invader and WK Interact drew a big crowd trying to catch a glimpse of the two hard-working artists from Europe’s Street Art scene. It was a treat to see both artists create large sized works to fill the walls of Jonathan Levine’s multi-room gallery. The works from WK conveyed much raw energy and emotion as hinted in our preview. The door installations were astonishing as each one was adorned with endless details that had to be seen to be enjoyed.  Invader was equally entertaining, […]

Auctions: Day & Evening Sales @ Christie’s (London)

AM took a look at Christie’s Summer Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions, taking place tonight, June 30, and tomorrow, July 1, and found a few pieces we would love to put in our collection. Thank goodness more and more auction houses are using the term “Post-War” for what is no longer “Contemporary” art. Let’s hope the galleries and art fairs start to do the same. Our favorite lots from ths auction include Liu Ye’s “Red I” (Lot #2) seen above, estimated at $246,000 – $328,000. […]