Fans of street art know the legend of French artist Blek Le Rat. The pioneer of stenciling has garnered praise from notable peers such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey. We recently stopped by Jonathan LeVine Gallery to catch Blek’s latest exhibition entitled Ignorance is Bliss. This large show took over all three spaces in LeVine’s gallery and featured canvased works and a golden sculpture of his interpretation of Michelangelo’s David. Discuss Blek Le Rat here.
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Our friends over at Toy Qube have been quietly working on a project that will bring to life a painting by Josh Keyes (interviewed). We finally got the go ahead to share some detailed images with you. Entitled Lifted II, this meticulously sculpted piece is a three dimensional creation based on the painting we recently showed you from his last exhibition at Roq La Rue. This artwork critiques the mistreatment of circus animals and also beautifully depicts Keyes’signature “transparent cubed” water which hints at a future […]
The anticipation has been building in the art community on Faile’s upcoming exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary. The New York based duo of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller have been working non-stop since their incredible project with the New York City Ballet for this trip to Texas. AM recently stop by their Brooklyn studio to take in some of their creative overflow. It was impressive to see some of the multimedia installations, large-scale paintings and sculptures they’ve got up their sleeves for this museum exhibition. We also got a […]
Last Thursday, renowned artist and AM favorite Barry McGee made his debut with New York blue chip gallery Cheim & Read. The solo exhibition marked the return of Barry to the Big Apple after an eight year absence. The San Francisco Art Institute alumnus brought along a diverse arsenal of graffiti, folk and op art techniques for this prime showcase of his colorful and bold visual vocabulary. From his classic painted glass bottles to eye-catching clusters to sculptural gems to his immense “boil” installation, this exhibition […]
Brazilian duo Os Gemeos (featured) continued their tour to celebrate the launch of Hennessy’s newest artist VS Bottles. This time it was on the west coast and the good folks of Los Angeles had an opportunity to enjoy twins talent and their vibrant Brazilian vibe. Much like the New York Launch event, Otavio got the crowd going with a lively DJ set on the wheels of steel. Instead of Nas headlining this show, it was West Coast legend Warren G that anchored the amazing night of music performance […]
World renowned “photograffeur” JR (interviewed) will make a return to UK and premiere a new exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. Entitled ACTIONS, this exhibition will take place in two parts as the indoor works will focus on the goals accomplished around the globe and will include images from Wrinkles of the City in Berlin (featured), his journey to North Korea and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation. The outdoor portion of the exhibition will have JR continue his Ted Prize pledge of changing the world through art. The artist […]
Premiering this Saturday at San Francisco’s Guerrero Gallery are two fresh exhibitions. The first is Lucien Shapiro with a show entitled Vessel. This body of work, composed of masks and corresponding vessels, coincides with specific rituals personal to Shapiro’s experiences and reflections in life. Themes such as relating to the daily hustle, the seeking of light, confronting fears, realizing strength, the longing for a partner, and dealings with rejection are all reflected in these creations. The mask created acts like a shield from realities and […]
We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]
Brooklyn based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) recently opened a new exhibition in the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University for its 40th anniversary. This sparkling showcase features classic and fresh paintings for those in the Boston area. This great show runs until November 1st and the artist reception with Matsu in attendance on September 26th. Be sure to check it out if you’re lucky enough to be in the area. Discuss Matsu here.
Our friends at Very Nearly Almost (VNA) recently held a release party to celebrate the launch of their latest issue where Brooklyn collective Faile (featured) created a limited edition print by silkscreening their artwork on the cover. Each issue one was also hand signed and featured additional artists such as Morning Breath, Prefab77, Agostino Iacurci, Eelus, Hedof, Michael Sieben, Days, Peque, Vibes to name a few. Held at Reed Space, this packed launch also served as a mini showcase of the artists featured in this issue. Check […]