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Previews: Will Barras – “Bad Reception” @ Stolenspace

AM has been keeping an eye on artist Will Barras for some time now and we’re excited to see he has an upcoming show entitled “Bad Reception” at London’s StolenSpace. Will’s use of fluid motion in combination with urban techniques create striking works that blur the line between the abstract and the real. This solo show has contains some large scale pieces that we are looking forward to seeing. The show formally opens Thursday, Oct 28th – go check it out if you’re in London. See […]

Streets: El Mac Mural in Chelsea

When El Mac was in town for his show “The Humble and Sublime” at Joshua Liner Gallery last week, he also laid down some work in the streets of New York. He labored through both rain and shine to create this little gem on the corner of 10th Ave & 26th St. in Chelsea. We like the radiant glow that this piece exudes. Check out more images of the completed piece after the jump.

Preview: “Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time” @ Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum will be holding an exhibition to feature Edward Hopper and many of his contemporary peers from 1900-1940. Focusing on this period of time when massive changes were occurring in America, artists such as Ed captured the sweeping transformation across the nation in both rural and urban areas. In case you’re wondering who else is a fan, maybe you’ll remember Banksy taking a page out of Hopper’s famous “Night Hawks” (here). This show opens October 28th. Check out a preview after the jump.

Previews: David Choe & James Jean – “LA Secret Studio” in Tokyo

Remember when we brought you an inside look into David Choe’s (featured), & James Jean’s (interviewed) secret Bat Cave in Los Angeles? Well, the dynamic duo has decided to take this concept to Japan and put on a pop-up show in Shibuya. The citizens in the “Land of the Rising Sun” will be waking up to an exhibition featuring the works from these two cutting edge artists from the City of Angels and will have an opportunity to purchase James’ “Liber Novus” and Dave’s “Tokyo Girl” prints. This […]

Previews: Kai-lan (Karen) Chau – “Inner Dialogue” @ Sloan Fine Art

Next week, Kai-Lan (Karen) Chau will be making her fine art debut with Sloan Fine Art. The creator of the Emmy nominated hit Ni Hao, Kai-Lan will be premiering a Superflat series of works named “Inner Dialogue” (teased). The body of work will includes canvases, fiberglass sculptures, and of course prints. Another cool note is that Karen will donate all the proceeds from one of her print edition to two charities. The opening reception will be on Wednesday October 27th 6-8pm. Check out an exclusive preview after the […]

Openings: Youtube Play – “Biennial of Creative Video” @ Guggenheim Museum NYC

Last night, AM attended the opening celebration of the Youtube Play: a Biennial of Creative Video at the  Guggenheim Museum in New York. As previewed, the 23,000 videos were filtered down to “the Shortlist“ of 125 that were then whittled down to the final 25 winners. The museum was packed with patrons and art fans attending the inaugural ceremonies. Those in attendance were treated to an on-going light show that transformed the very architecture of the spiraling Guggenheim museum into a giant visual canvas. It seemed […]

Previews: Abner Preis – “The Superhero Project” @ ModoBrussels

Come this weekend at ModoBrussels, Rotterdam based American artist Abner Preis will be debuting his latest work “The Super Hero Project”. Abner and various individuals will take to the streets done up as masked superheroes. By dressing the right way and utilizing the hidden facade of the “superhero”, the participants explore the freedom to be whomever they want to be. Which begs the question… is it that simple to change your personality with a simple device as a mask or costume? Check out this cool […]

Releases: “Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art”

Recently, AM attended the VIP preview of Tachen’s latest art book: Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. Written by Carlo McCormick, curated by our friends Marc & Sara Schiller at the Wooster Collective, and edited by Ethel Seno, this behemoth houses tons of pictures documenting graffiti and other forms of unsanctioned art all around the globe. It features works from 150 artists including AM favorites such as Keith Haring, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Os Gemeos, Faile, Ron English and Blu. From the moments the doors opened, there was […]

JR Wins the 2011 TED Prize

The prolific and daring photographer/street artist JR has just been announced as the winner of the 2011 TED Prize, joining prestigious alumnus such as Bill Clinton and Bono. The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual making a change in the world. Along with the $100,000 cash prize, the winner will unveil their “One Wish to Change the World” at the coming TED conference where the community will work on collaborative initiatives focusing on making the wish a reality. AM congratulates JR and […]

Showing: Lazarides’ “Hell’s Half Acre” at the Leake Street Tunnels

One of the most notable stops in our hectic journey through London was Lazarides’ “Hell’s Half Acre” group exhibition. The pop-up show was located in the eerie tunnels of Leake Street (AKA the Old Vic Tunnels where the Cans Festival was held). The dark catacombs were the perfect setting to host this amazing group show that featured signature works from artists such as Ian Francis, David Choe, Conor Harrington, Antony Micallef and Jonathan Yeo. One of the stand out pieces from the show was Paul […]