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Je Suis Charlie

With the world’s attention on Paris after the tragic events that unfolded today, artists around the world have shown their solidarity with the French people by doing what they do best – making art. Inspired by the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie,” creatives like Hanksy above have shown their support for freedom of expression with “cartoons” of their own. Take a look at a small sampling below…                               […]

Basel Week Miami ’14: NADA

In Miami, the second must-visit fair right behind the Art Basel Miami Beach fair every year is NADA Miami Beach. Focusing on younger galleries and artists, NADA typically contains more surprising finds and new discoveries. Located in the historic Deauville Beach Resort, it included 36 exhibitors this year. Works ranged from art stars such as Israel Lund, Mary Weatherford, and Jon Rafman, to newer ones, such as Darja Bajagić, Mike Bouchet, and Peter Sutherland. Pictured above: solo presentation by Brian Kokoska at East Hampton Shed’s […]

Releases: BNE x Banksy (Artists 4 Water)

After recently releasing limited edition t-shirts in collaboration with Space Invader, Faile and Shepard Fairey, BNE is continuing the Artists 4 Water effort with another major artist. On World Water Day, Saturday, March 22 at 12 Noon PST, there will apparently be a collaborative release from Banksy (although no official confirmation yet) on Also at the same time, an original piece from Shep (seen below) will be available with 100% of the sale price donated to their campaign. Funds will be raised for Charity: Water, a “New York based non-profit […]

Interview / Previews: Mike Egan – ‘We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

Pittsburgh based artist Mike Egan has a unique voice and visual vocabulary. With imagery steeped in blood, containing devils, skeletons, death and murder, his paintings tell the stories of those who have passed, those left behind after one’s passing, the mourners, the lovers, the hurt and the relieved.He has a solo exhibition We Bleed Black Blood When We Die Dark Deaths opening on October 3rd at Portland’s Breeze Block Gallery. AM caught up with him for a glimpse into his studio and an interview. Arrested […]

Previews: Eric Shaw – ‘Throw Off Your Mental Chains’ @ Breeze Block Gallery

This June sees Eric Shaw’s psychedelic gouache paintings coming to Breeze Block Gallery in Portland for his solo exhibition Throw Off Your Mental Chains. Alongside Shaw’s more familiar abstract works, the New York artist has created a series of portrait-based pieces using his distinctive shapes and super-flat elements as seen in our preview images below. The exhibition opens this Thursday 6th June and runs until 29th June. Discuss Eric Shaw here. Discuss This show here.

Openings: “Miss Danger on the Loose” @ LAB ART Los Angeles

Last Thursday saw the opening night private preview of the all-female street artist show Miss Danger on the Loose (previewed here) at LAB ART Los Angeles. Curated by KH No. 7, the show featured LA’s very own legendary Becca Midwood, as well as a bevy of emerging talent getting up around the City of Angels.  Most of the exhibiting ladies were in attendance (some painting live), as were the young, hip, and beautiful art patrons of the town. Check out images, taken by Birdman, of […]

Openings: “Three Apples” Hello Kitty Show @ Royal T

Hate it or love it, Hello Kitty (HK) is alive and well, thriving in fact. This globally recognized icon kicked off her birthday festivities with last night’s VIP opening of “3 Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty” at Royal/T Cafe (if you remember, a previous KAWS event was held there) in Culver City. Reveling in a stat that might make most women cringe, “3 Apples,” publicly references this 35-year-old’s weight. Don’t worry, Ms. Kitty, three apples doesn’t really weigh that much. Some […]

Interviews / Preview: Esao Andrews – “Farewell Avery” @ Thinkspace Gallery

It’s been a while since Esao Andrews has had a major show and for his many fans, it’s long overdue. Since his showing with Roq La Rue last May, he’s been relatively off the grid – most likely getting ready for this year’s show “Farewell Avery” at Thinkspace, opening TONIGHT. It seems like it has been time well spent because this new body of work took our breath away. Even though we teased you with a peak at “The Conjoined Bell”, we had no idea […]