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Preview/Setup: Know Hope – “the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)” @ Carmichael Gallery

AM stopped by the Carmichael Gallery to check out the progress of Israeli street artist Know Hope’s first Los Angeles solo debut “the times won’t save you (this rain smells of memory)” (teased) opening tomorrow, Thursday, June 4th. His intricate gallery installation, comprised of paper raindrops, fishing twine and a lot of cardboard was really coming together. We were equally impressed with Know Hope’s new work for the show. His large mixed-media pieces just keep getting better and we were delightfully surprised to see that […]

Shepard Fairey x Arkitip – Launch Party & Installation @ ALIFE (Hollywood)

As we previously reported, Arkitip is putting out a special collaboration issue with Shepard Fairey and the release is right around the corner. To celebrate the launch of Issue 51 and all it’s Obey goodies, ALIFE is transforming their Hollywood retail location into a mini-gallery to host the release with Mr. Fairey. A giant 14 x 48 ft. billboard specifically designed by Shepard for the event will be erected directly above the store and the inside of the location itself will be transformed with a site specific installation. In […]

Openings: “Whole in the Wall” @ Helenbeck Gallery

The “Whole in the Wall” group show at Helenbeck Gallery opened to an excited New York crowd this past Thursday. Adorning the walls of the massive, two-story space was work from: Banksy, Blade, Blek le Rat, Crash, Daze, Ikon, Jonone, Nunca, Plateus, Quik, Lee Quinones, Rammellzee, Sharp, Sozyone, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Jamel Shabazz, Silvio Magaglio and Victor Ash. The show explored the transition of street art from its graffiti roots in the early 70’s and 80’s to its modern day mixture of spray paint, […]

Openings: Nick Walker – “A Sequence of Events” @ Black Rat Press

AM was on hand for the opening of Nick Walker’s (interviewed) “A Sequence of Events” show and book launch at Black Rat Press. There was a great turnout to see the original images from the book, which was a retrospective of the past ten years of Nick’s and also included some new imagery. Nick was on hand to sign copies of the book for fans, many of whom had waited much of the day to score the two now sold-out prints released at the opening. […]

Teaser: Adam Neate @ Olympia International Art Fair

Adam Neate has a new work titled “The Concert Pianist” and it looks amazing. Check out the background where Adam incorporates an audience using a photograph. His evolution from street artist to fine artist is progressing nicely as this piece is a finalist for the prestigious “Country Life Object of the Year” competition at this year’s Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair being held from June 5th-14th in London. More after the jump…

Preview/Interviews: Nick Walker – “A Sequence of Events” @ Black Rat Press

Bristol vandal Nick Walker’s long awaited solo show and concurrent 36 Chambers series book launch entitled “A Sequence of Events” (teased) opens at Black Rat Press today, May 28th. AM had the pleasure of interviewing Nick about this show where he shares information about the two new prints being released, the future direction of his work, as well as the possible end of some of his most popular characters. Check out the entire interview and get a sneak peek of the work from the show […]

Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business

Creativity is best defined as the generation of new ideas and concepts and is often called an “asummptions breaking process.” This requires the discarding of preconceived notions and approaching ideas with a fresh perspective that others would not conceive of. The cover story for the current issue of Fast Company lists the top creative minds in business today and includes some names familiar within our genre, including Damien Hirst (#22), Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS (#70) and Cai Guo-Qiang (#86). Read on to see what Fast Company […]

Showing: Reinking Urban Art Collection @ Weserburg Museum (Germany)

Hamburg-based collector Rik Reinking is displaying his collection of urban art for all to see at the Weserburg Museum in Germany. The show includes works from Herbert Baglione, Banksy, Blu, Boxi, Brad Downey, Mark Jenkins, Miss Van, Mode 2, Os Gêmeos, Mirko Reisser (DAIM), Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Swoon, Zevs among others. The exhibition will be supplemented by an attractive supporting program with workshops, walks through town, film evenings, discussions and work in the streets. Take a look at all the images after the jump.

Openings: Herakut – No Placebos @ Red Flagg

German collaborative street art sensation Herakut (interviewed) opened their show “No Placebos” last night at Red Flagg in New York. Plenty of fans were in attendance, despite the fact that it was a “surprise” show with it being announced only the day before the opening. The packed house was definitely a testament to the rapid ascendancy and popularity of their work. The lovely Jasmin aka “Hera” and Falk aka “Akut” were on hand to chat with fans as well as sign copies of their recently […]

Openings: Louis Vuitton Exhibition – A Passion for Creation (Hong Kong)

Last night, Louis Vuitton premiered a show they curated entitled A Passion for Creation at the Hong Kong Museum of Art with a shortlist of some of the top names in Contemporary Art.  Some of the artists included Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Paul Chan, Cao-Fei, Yang Fudong, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lavier, and Christian Marclay. Of course LV homeboys Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Stephen Sprouse had a “special section” of their own, comprising of Vuitton’s antique trunks and […]