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POW! WOW! Taiwan ’15 / World Tour: Jeff Soto

After sharing with you the first leg of the POW! WOW! tour of Asia (see Japan), here is a glimpse at the second part which was held in Taiwan. Our coverage begins as we follow along with one of the participants, Jeff Soto (interviewed), as he shares an intimate look at his experiences there with a series of photographs. In this set of shots, you will see the American artist work on three murals for the event, some culinary delights, a few cultural sights, as well a […]
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Previews: Banksy – “Dismaland” @ Tropicana (Weston Super Mare – UK)

Well, it’s been a tough secret to keep, but after months of silence & speculation the cat’s finally out of the bag: Banksy is opening a new exhibition featuring his unique vision of theme park giant – Disneyland. Entitled Dismaland, Banksy & friends have designed & built a contemporary replication of the iconic amusement park experience, but this time, the anonymous contemporary artist from Bristol looks to create a “bemusement” experience like non other for those fortunate enough to make their way to the United Kingdom for his “biggest show to […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part II)

After a few days in Thailand (covered) and few days in Japan, Ludo (interviewed) has finished up his Asian tour recently. But before leaving Tokyo, he managed to put up couple of more pasters around the city, including this impressive double piece on a 6x6meter wall in the middle of Shibuya. Inspired by Asian culture and tradition as well as the Japanese high tech lifestyle, the works by the Paris-based artist fit the surroundings very well. His animals and plants morphing into weapons, machines and symbols of pop culture […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Tokyo (Part I)

After visiting Thailand, and placing his works around Bangkok (covered), Ludo (interviewed) is continuing his Asian tour by visiting Tokyo. As much as he was taken by the cultural difference between Europe and Thailand, landing in Japan was a big change for the artist. As much as he was taken with the abundance of interesting spots and walls to work on in Thai capital, the French artist realized the situation will be very different in the Japanese capital. With every inch of public place being […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part IV)

We just received another series of works that Ludo (interviewed) created around Bangkok before leaving the city and continuing on his Asian tour. The other day, he discovered the popularity of a fake Viagra drug called Kamagra, so he created a piece dedicated to this phenomenon. While he was putting up other works around central BKK, he was approached by locals that seemed to be confused and entertained by the fact that someone was placing works outside like that, especially because they found these paste-ups […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part III)

French artist Ludo (interviewed) is still in Bangkok, finding out new things about the Thai people and the culture and placing his pieces on the streets. Since his work is focused on modified and morphed flora and fauna, he had to create a special piece for his temporary hometown. His received inspiration after finding out about the local’s obsession with the strongly aromatic durian fruit. He was also visiting a local Thai box club, and pasted one of his pineapple pieces around the corner from it, as well […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part II)

We just heard back from Ludo, (interviewed) who is still in Bangkok putting up works around the Thai capital and shooting a video for his upcoming solo show in the UK, all while fighting the hot humid weather. Last time we heard from him (covered), he started to get a better feel of the city and realized how many interesting spots there are. Even government and royal family-related buildings being strictly off limits, he is having a hard time deciding which walls to place his works on. The armed […]

Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part I)

Ludo (interviewed) recently took off for Asia for the first time, and is currently in Thailand where he is experiencing the bustling and chaotic life in Bangkok. Along with undergoing the eclectic mix of new things and experiencing life outside the references and markers he grew up with, he is also creating some new street work in Thai capital. As elsewhere in the world he worked, locals are having hard time understanding the idea of pasting up posters that don’t advertise any brands. This kind of view raises […]
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Pow Wow ’12 – Kickoff

AM is in Hawaii and it’s the officially the first day of Pow Wow 2012. Similar to last year, we started the day on the North Shore and moved to Honolulu where artists and media took their first steps to getting the Loft in Space location ready for the big exhibition this Saturday. It was a cheerful mood as the Pow Wow alumnus reunited and new artists got introduced. With an expanded roster for this year’s event, the setup work is requires helpf from everyone. […]

World Tour – Completing the Gagosian Gallery x Damien Hirst Spot Challenge

227 hours – That’s how long it took for AM to travel the globe and complete the Spot Challenge presented by Damien Hirst x Gagosian Gallery. As we broke the news about this unique promotion, we thought, “why don’t we take Damien up on his challenge instead of just reporting on it?” Some of us have long been fans of Mr. Hirst’s spot paintings, so pair that with the opportunity to visit eight awesome cities (Geneva, Paris, London, Rome, Athens, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong) and […]
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