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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nuart ’10: Blu & Ericailcane

It looks like this year’s Nuart Festival is finally underway in Norway. Blu continues his collaborations with big names, this time with Bologna based Ericailcane on the same building. Together, they take aim like other artists (Os Gemeos, Todd Schorr) at an easy target – the massive oil spill by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. Ironically, Stavanger is currently hosting ONS, one of the world’s largest oil and energy industry conferences. Keep it locked on AM as Vhils, ROA, Dolk, Evol, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Sten […]

Preview: Tom French – “Hidden Realizations” @ Vincent Michael Gallery, Philly

When AM visited Tom French in his Newcastle Studio earlier this year, we discovered the artist deep within an experimental phase. Whilst Tom is recognized for his stunning charcoal figurative works, we witnessed the first stages of him working on a new layering technique involving his traditional drawing skills, but also combining multiple painted film layers over the drawings to present an extra level of depth and abstraction to his work. We also caught a glimpse of another part of Tom’s oeuvre as work in […]

Contest: Pedro Matos – “Therefore the King” Print

Lisbon based street artist, Pedro Matos, recently released a limited edition print (details here) of his painting “Therefore the King”. If you remember, the piece was first seen in his solo show at the Montana Shop & Gallery back in June (covered). Pedro has graciously decided to giveaway one the AP’s for this print to one of our readers. Just leave a comment at the end of this post or on our facebook on what your interpretation of the crown in the painting is and […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – New York City Recap (Part 2)

In second part of our Shepard Fairey NY street coverage (first part here), AM’s man on the street Joe Russo tours the concrete jungle with the Obey crew on a few stealthy late-night sessions. Under the cloak of darkness and working in virtual silence, it’s always interesting to see how the crew unwinds after brutal daylight campaigns of mural building at “legal” spots. Of course, these pieces are created in the most prominent locations and always done in good taste with consideration to other urban artworks. We also trekked […]

Teaser: Aaron Horkey – “Midwestern Heart” @ Remick Gallery

Aaron Horkey, well known for his work on rock posters, intricate silkscreens, and Burlesque Design, is set to open a retrospective at the Remick Gallery in Minnesota on September 12th. The show in his hometown, which will include prints and originals from 2003-2010, is rumored to be the last from the popular Midwest artist and has many of his fans traveling long distances to attend the opening. Take a look at this sweet show poster featuring some his beloved typography. Discuss this show here.

Releases: KAWS – “Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket” Figures

When we first confirmed the imminent release of KAWS’ Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket figures back in June, we didn’t have any details yet as to the price or date of release. If you remember, these were first seen at the fantastic retrospective the Dos Sequis drinking artist put on at the Aldrich Contemporary in Connecticut. Well, now word is these will be released at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on August 28th for approximately $200 with other associated retailers getting their shipment a couple weeks […]

Overtime: August 15 – 21

The amazing graphite work of Melissa Cooke. Big Bambu at the Met. Alex Rosmarin at Swee(t)art. Keith Haring and Andy Warhol team up. Edible handgun art. Lichtenstein drew stuff too. New work from Sickboy, Jonathan Darby, and Herbert Baglione. Gregory Euclide and Gaia interviewed. Trustocorp enters the debate about a mosque at Ground Zero. Barry McGee works on a bike saddle. The controversial Shepard Fairey Joaquin Phoenix Poster. Biggest Tag on Earth. Tucson political street art. A detailed look at Tran Nguyen’s work. Peeking at […]

Streets: Know Hope in Croatia

  Street poet Know Hope, who recently tried his hand at trainwriting in Croatia, apparently also left his mark on the walls there. This mural piece also had some sculptural elements which the Israel-based artist has been known to include in both his outdoor and indoor work. A closer look after the jump…

Teaser: Amy Sol @ Corey Helford Gallery

Amy Sol (interviewed) recently posted an teaser image on her twitter of a new painting she started working on. She does have a solo show in October at the Corey Helford Gallery, so perhaps this is the beginnings of that new body of work. We’ll keep you posted. Discuss Amy Sol here.

Videos: Jeff Soto – “Off The Wall”

While Jeff Soto (featured) was in NY, Friends With You visited with him and caught some footage of a wall mural he was working on. Jeff was in town for his solo show “Life Cycle” (covered) at Jonathan LeVine Gallery and talks on camera about his background, the creative process behind the show, his future plans, and much more. Discuss Jeff Soto here.