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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Streets/Video: Know Hope

After his amazing debut Los Angeles solo show, Israeli street artist Know Hope made his way over to the Big Apple and worked a pretty sick street mural at the Hotel Chelsea that was commissioned by No Longer Empty. Luckily for us, all the action was caught on the time-lapse video above. Discuss Know Hope here.

Preview: “Celeritas” @ SURU

Motorcycle culture and fine art come together this Sunday, July 12 with “Celeritas,” a motorcycle culture themed art show for charity, opening at SURU in Los Angeles. The impressive lineup of artists will utilize elements from motorcycle culture as their canvases, including helmets, apparel and a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa. All proceeds from the show will benefit Riders for Health, a non-profit that funds the transportation of medical personnel to remote communities in Africa. Participating artists include Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Barry McGee, Darren Romanelli, Estevan […]

Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District

After our coverage of the Art Hong Kong Fair, we turn our attention to the much discussed development of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District which will involve building a large contemporary art space on 40 hectares of reclaimed land including a museum, exhibition space, performing arts venues, as well as residential and retail projects.  Although progress is slow due to the continuous public consultation process of the $3 billion project, the completion date of phase one has been set for 2016.  An international search […]

Art Focus: Robert Longo

We recently came across the mind blowingly detailed charcoal work of Robert Longo which led us to do a little digging to see what’s going on with this talented and renowned artist. His twenty year retrospective (1979-2009) show at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, France just opened last month and will be showing until the end of November.  Not sure exactly which works were included but our vote would have been for some of his newest work this year from the YingXiong (Heroes) series, an example […]

Teaser: Mia – “Riddles in the Dark” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Mia (interviewed) and her “event-full” paintings are back on a new mission. Check out this quick little hit she sent us for her upcoming show “Riddles in the Dark” at Corey Helford Gallery at the end of this month. Discuss Mia here.

Highlights: Recommended Openings For July 9-12

Enjoy AM’s fresh new feature, where we bring you the best of this week’s openings from across the globe. Andrew Hosner of Sour Harvest has been putting together recommended openings for the Los Angeles area for almost six years now on his full-time site and has joined the AM team to expand these listings globally. Be sure to check out his site for a much more in-depth guide to Los Angeles openings. Get a full overview of shows in LA, SF, NYC, Greater Europe, Canada and more […]

FAME Festival: Lucy Mclauchlan

Lucy Mclauchlan made her mark on the town of Grottaglie with her art deco-like motifs as part of the FAME Festival, bringing out the cherry picker and scaffolding to throw up the massive mural seen above. Impressed by the ceramic pieces that Conor Harrington (interviewed) produced, Lucy joined in on the fun as well. See her distinctive ceramic works after the jump…

Preview/Setup: Stella Im Hultberg – “Memento Mori” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) opens her solo show “Memento Mori” (previewed) at Thinkspace Gallery this Friday, July 10th. AM dropped by the gallery and caught Stella working on what’s shaping up to be an impressive mural and we were also lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the wide variety of work she produced for this show. There are impressive works on canvas which exhibit maturity in her technique, striking pieces on wood where Stella employed the use of graphite, acrylic, metallic pen and watercolor, a series of beautiful wood figures and of course, Stella’s tea-stained […]

Streets: Os Gemeos Mural Replaces Keith Haring Tribute in NYC

People that have visited New York in the last year may remember seeing the Keith Haring day-glo mural recreated on the corner of Houston and Bowery in honor of the artist’s 50th birthday. Earlier this week, word circulated that the mural had been whited-out. But what was at first sad news has turned out to be good news. Guess which pair of street art twins (hint: They’re from Brazil) have stepped up and are already working this iconic spot? None other than Os Gemeos! Fresh […]

Teaser: Crazy 4 Cult III @ Gallery 1988 (LA)

It’s always interesting to see artists step out of their comfort zone and create a piece for theme shows.  Constrained by the subject matter, one needs to find a way to fit into the show, yet maintain your own style so that your work is recognizable as your own.  Ana Bagayan was successful on all counts with this piece (creative process on her blog) for this year’s Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988 (LA).  The third installment of this hugely successful show is set […]