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Teaser: FAME Festival 2009

Studio Cromie just announced their lineup for “FAME Festival 2009,” an outdoor art event held from June through September in which street and contemporary artists from across the globe descend on Italy to create some spectacular murals across the city of Grottaglie. The festival will draw to a close on September 19th with a group show featuring new work from the participating artists, print and book releases, as well as a tour around town to see all the artwork. This year’s lineup includes: Blu, Conor […]

Openings: Ron English – “Lazarus Rising” @ Elms Lesters

Ron English’s latest solo show at Elms Lesters opened this past Friday with the UK crowd bustling to get a glimpse of the Jersey-based artist’s latest body of work. Ron’s mastery of both indoor and outdoor techniques were clearly represented in this latest series. As we mentioned earlier, these works spanned not only his signature portraits, but also his use of comic book collages and satirical characters. Be on the look out as we’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes studio visit with Ron as he was […]

Openings: “Shinganist” Group Show @ FIFTY24SF

Japanese artist Usugrow, best known for his collaborative projects with Upper Playground and Vans, debuted his latest project “Shinganist” at FIFTY24SF last night. Featuring the paintings, sculpture and drawing of Bene, Mozyskey, Toshikazu Nozaka and Jun Kaneko, “Shinganist” is an intriguing look into the work of some of Japan’s up-and-coming young artists. Straddling the fine line of street art, skate and tattoo culture, while simultaneously drawing inspiration from centuries of traditional Japanese imagery, the project looks like it’s off to a great start with a […]

Openings: “Get Rich Quick!” Group Exhibition @ Carmichael Gallery

Last night, the Carmichael Gallery in Hollywood pulled no punches with their all-star show, “Get Rich Quick!,” showcasing the strongest talents in the street and urban art genre. Some scorching hot pieces lined the gallery’s walls for the exhibition, including: a rare Banksy canvas, a KAWS ad disruption, boxes and screen-printed collages from Faile, to originals by Barry McGee and Micallef and much more. Visiting the gallery was like seeing a modern day museum retrospective of the last five years in urban art. Truly amazing. AM has all the […]

Openings: Logan Hicks & Broken Crow – “Broken Horse”

This past weekend, Logan Hicks and Broken Crow (Mike Fitzsimmons & John Grider) opened their “drive-by” show “Broken Horse” for a packed Brooklyn house. Held in a unique venue that once housed the Hamilton Savings & Loan, the art was really the draw. Utilizing an intricate stenciling process, Logan was able to create scenic snapshots of some of the coolest urban landscapes we’ve seen from a stencil artist. Broken Crow brought mother nature back to the concrete jungle by integrating the animal back into the […]

Preview: “Get Rich Quick!” Group Exhibition @ Carmichael Gallery

What do you get when you put some of the hottest names in urban art in a “secondary market” art show? You get a blazing showcase of heat that’s almost never seen this side of the pond. The Carmichael Gallery is set to open an exhibition with an all-star roster including: Adam Neate, Antony Micallef, Banksy, Barry McGee, Bast, D*Face, Dalek, David Choe, David Choong Lee, Faile, Herbert Baglione, Ian Francis, KAWS, Nick Walker, Paul Insect, Shepard Fairey, Sixeart, Skullphone, Space Invader, Swoon, Will Barras […]

Close-Up: Os Gemeos – “Vertigo” @ Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) Rio De Janeiro

Following up on our coverage of the “Vertigo” exhibition by Os Gemeos at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB) of Rio de Janeiro, LostArt brings us a closer look at the visual parade put on by the twins from Sao Paulo. Sit back and enjoy the retinal delights awaiting after the jump…

Openings: Sam Flores – “Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories” @ Subliminal Projects

“Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories,” the latest body of work by Sam Flores (interviewed) opened to a packed crowd Saturday night at Subliminal Projects. The show, laid out in Flores’ storybook illustration world, revolved around the premise of the basics of everyday human struggle, controlling our inner demons and the balance between good and bad. It was great to see that Flores included something for everyone in the show, ranging from his amazing large-scale paintings, to intimate portraits of his characters, as well as […]

Preview: “the GREAT outDOORS” @ Artbreak Gallery

The most striking, inherent fallacy of street art displayed in a gallery setting is undoubtably the loss of contextual reference for both the viewer and the artist. Just as the adrenaline rush or illegality of street art can never truly be conveyed in a screenprint, the dirt, grime and overall pith and timber of the street can never truly be conveyed on a canvas or for that matter, the internet. It is this intrinsic issue that curators Luna Park and Billikid have attempted to tackle […]

Video/Preview: Logan Hicks & Broken Crow – “Broken Horse” Exhibition

Stencil sensations Logan Hicks and Broken Crow (Mike Fitzsimmons & John Grider) took some time do an interview with AM for their upcoming “drive-by” show “Broken Horse.” The much anticipated urban stencil show will be held in an awesome venue that was once the Hamilton Savings & Loan in Brooklyn, opening tomorrow, May 1st, from 7-11pm. Keep in mind that this show will only be up through the weekend, so be sure to check it out before it closes Sunday. Check out the preview pictures after the jump.