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On the streets: New Banksy

A crispy new Banksy just popped up in Gillett Square (Hackney, UK). It seems that the recent “hammering” which the urban art market took in this week’s auctions (covered) have clearly not affected Banksy’s approach at all. It goes to show that his meteoric rise in popularity the past few years have not gotten to his head. His unique perspective on our world today are not driven by speculators or gallerists. Whether the art market is up or down, Sir Banksy reminds us that why his works belongs on the streets and not […]

Auctions: Dreweatts – Urban Art

In a matter of hours, Dreweatts will hold their first “Urban Art” auction of the year, being hosted at the Ultralounge within the London flagship location of Selfridges. The auction features some great pieces by a strong mix of urban artists including: Adam Neate, Banksy, Bast, Beejoir, Faile, Judith Supine, Nick Walker and Pure Evil. Connoisseurs are keeping a particularly close eye on two original works by Banksy, “No Ball Games” and “Go Flock Yourself,” (announced) which carry estimates of £30,000-60,000 and £40,000-60,000, respectively. This […]

Openings: Black Rat Press Annual Print Show

The annual Black Rat Press Print Show (previewed with interview) last week was a success again with scores of fans and collectors turning out to meet artists and learn a little more about the print-making process. Take a look at the show as well as a little video after the jump.

Teaser: Word To Mother @ Stolenspace

Last we saw, Word To Mother was in Hong Kong for a group show marking the launch of Adapta Gallery. His next show appears to be a solo “Lost for Words” at StolenSpace scheduled to open March 19th. This exhibition will feature “paintings in spraypaint and acrylic on wood, canvas, found objects and installation pieces… as well as a release of limited edition wooden boxes hand-made by the artist (contents to be revealed at a later date).” Discuss this show here.

Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art School with Ron English

On Valentine’s Day, Molly Crabapple invited AM to participate in a “life drawing” event called Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School. The guest artist for this session was our friend Ron English. Our first thought was… “There’s going to be a bunch of hardcore artist types sitting with their easels circling a ‘neck-ed’ model. Well, we were wrong…” Dr. Sketchy was anything but… So being the “Anti-Art” school, they hosted the event at a burlesque bar crowded with beautiful people excited to socialize and channel their inner artist. The subject was Ron English’s famous “Cow […]

Shepard Fairey Video – CBS Sunday Morning

Street artist Shepard Fairey was featured in an awesome segment on CBS News Sunday Morning. The video features an in-depth interview, provides a look at his “Supply & Demand” retrospective at ICA Boston (covered), discusses his recent arrest (covered) and legal issues with the AP, and contains some great footage of a young Fairey from the documentary “Andre the Giant Has a Posse.” Note: There is a brief twenty second CBS commercial preceding the video. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Openings: KAWS – The Long Way Home @ Honor Fraser

Fans came out by the hundreds and waited for hours in a line that stretched down La Cienega Blvd. to check out artist and designer KAWS’ latest solo exhibition entitled, “The Long Way Home,” which opened last night at Honor Fraser. Fans loved the latest series of abstractions and were delighted that KAWS was pushing the boundaries of his creativity.This show is the first time there’s nothing identifiable with my aesthetic except the palette and the way it’s painted. There’s no X eyes. I feel […]

KAWS x Royal/T Party and Art Exhibition

On the eve before his solo show at Honor Fraser, KAWS kicked things off with, “I Can’t Feel My Face,” a VIP party and art exhibition at Culver City’s Japanese-style maid cafe Royal/T. Party-goers were surrounded with a stunning array of artwork and sculptural pieces from over 25 contemporary artists, hand-picked by KAWS from owner and collector Susan Hancock’s collection. Another huge treat for those in attendance was the OriginalFake pop-up shop set up inside the space, featuring limited edition merchandise and toys, including a […]

Preview/Interviews: Black Rat Press Annual Print Show

This Saturday sees London’s Black Rat Press open the doors to their second Annual Print Show which gives a unique insight into the way prints are created with print demonstrations with Matt Small and Black Rat’s master printers as well as the opportunity to ask the experts those technical questions you’ve never been able to ask before. In addition to several new editions there will also be the opportunity to pick up special small editions, hand coloured variants and other unique works by the Black […]

Outsiders LA & 2009 lineup @ Lazarides

Who says the art market is having a down year? Not Lazarides… We’ve got a sneak peek of the UK urban juggernaut’s 2009 lineup and it seems to be bringing the gusto. With solos planned with exciting artists such as Ian Francis, Antony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Blu, Invader, Vhils, Bast, and some surprises yet to be named, it seems that Laz is bringing some Red Bull to turbo-charge the scene. For the US market, Laz saved a little surprise as well. The “Outsiders” group show […]