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Streets: Faile Spoof

Looks like some clever impersonators are on the loose in the UK. After some of the art Faile pasted up (coinciding with their recent show) was stolen, someone put up these pieces (with a style that imitates Faile) in the same exact spot. Some of the wording reads “AND IN THE DARKNESS THEY FAILED TO STAY UP” and “History is made once again, it should have been a STENCIL”. The classic Faile girl is shown counting money with a giant hand grabbing her with the […]

Kaws x Kanye West

Artists collaborating on album covers is not a new phenomenom, but here is an interesting one from Kanye West that was done by Kaws. This one apparently is only for the iTunes release.  If this is true, then the only place you would see the album cover would be in your Ipod or music players.  Shows what a powerhouse iTunes and downloads have become if money is spent exclusively for the online release.  Not sure why Kanye wouldn’t use the same cover for the hard […]

Close-Up: Faile “Prayer Wheels” and “Circular Palettes”

In our recent review of Faile’s extraordinary show “Lost in Glimmering Shadow’s,” we briefly touched on the new “Prayer Wheels” and “Circular Palettes” which were premiered in the UK. AM now brings you an closer look at these two beautiful hand produced mediums! Faile has really taken urban medium to another level by infusing their “spin” on an age old spiritual instrument. True to the original spiritual Prayer Wheels found in Asia, the detailed graphic carvings on the Prayer Wheels are designed to spin around and be […]

Openings: Clowns! @ Corey Helford Gallery

The Clowns! (previewed) show opened last night in Culver City and AM contributor Marcus was on hand to snap some photos. This group show had a pretty unique and strong lineup as Corey Helford teamed up with Stolenspace (UK) to exhibit artists from both sides of the Atlantic. Photos of all the work after the jump.

Teaser: This is China @ BLVD Gallery

“This is China” is a show organized by Red Star Press that is opening next month in Seattle featuring urban and graffiti artists from China including 0528, Steel Dan, Soos, Cui Nan, Ha Shiyou, Zhang Qitian, Popil, Shen Jingdong, and Yang Jun.  “Graffiti is considered a serious crime in China, and violators incur harsh penalties from the government. Ironically, the Chinese government recently commissioned a number of public graffiti pieces during the 2008 Olympics to portray positive messages about China and the Olympic games. Local […]

Preview: Clowns! @ Corey Helford Gallery

What do you get when you have an enormous group of talented artists take their own spin on a modern day “clown”? Well, for their newest show Clowns!, Corey Helford assembled a diverse group and let them loose on this simple theme and the results? A veritable carnival of visual delights! How often does one see the likes of Dave Kinsey, Shag, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman work off the cuff with a subject that is foreign to their repertoire? If that wasn’t enough, Corey Helford […]

The Adam Neate “Friday scavenger giveaway”

Have you seen what happens when a band or sports team throws a few free t-shirts into the crowd? A brief frenzy may ensue as people try to catch the freebie and all returns to normal a few seconds later when one person comes up victorious. Now take a red hot UK street artist and multiply that scenario by ONE THOUSAND.  That’s what may happen in London come Friday. Renowned urban contemporary artist Adam Neate announced that he will be dropping 1,000 pieces of his […]

Preview/Interviews: Herakut “Dirty Laundry” Show (UK)

German collaborative duo Herakut will be opening a show entitled “Dirty Laundry” on November 28th. The show was organized by campobarbossa who arranged for a venue in London’s Covent Garden. All the works are pre-commissioned paintings and sketches so this will strictly be an exhibition with no sales. We quite like the combination of Akut’s photorealistic spray paint and Hera’s more fluid broad strokes.  Jasmin aka Hera took some time to answer some questions and share some preview images with us.

Preview: Saints and Sinners

A pretty well put together show called “Saints and Sinners” is opening tonight at the St. Martins Lane Hotel in London. This group exhibition is being organized by Artrepublic and includes artists like dam 5100, AME72, Asbestos (seen above), Blek Le Rat, Brokencrow, C215, Charming Baker, D*Face, Dolk, Eine, Johan Andersson, Lidia De Pedro, Logan Hicks, Mau Mau, MissBugs, Mr Brainwash, Nick Georgiou, Nick Walker, Peter Kennard & Cat Picton-Phillipps, Pinky, Pure Evil, Static, Sten & Lex and Zachary Walsh.  Photos from the preview after […]

Openings: Jose Parla @ Cristina Grajales

AM was in attendance Saturday night for the opening of Jose Parla’s first NYC solo show, entitled Layered Days at Cristina Grajales. In addition to the caligraphic abstract paintings and watercolors for which Parla has earned his reputation as one of urban art’s most sought-after artists, the exhibition also included several beautiful ceramic works, made in collaboration with the Ichi-Yo Gama family-owned Bizen-yaki factory in Japan. There was also a wall-sized mixed-medium installation of paintings, drawings, photography and more. Parla himself was on hand for […]