Last weekend, Shepard Fairey (featured) held his latest solo show “May Day” at the legendary Deitch Projects in New York City and effectively shut down a small part of SoHo with the crowds he drew at the opening night festivities. It seemed as though anyone and everyone who had an interest in art was in attendance. Celebrities, artists, gallerists, art affectionados, collectors and loyal fans of Obey Giant came from all over the world to attend the show. Fans traveled from Germany, Memphis, San Francisco, […]
Posts from juggernut3...
One our stops in this past weekend’s art tour de force in NYC was Scott Campbell’s “If You Don’t Belong, Don’t Be Long”. Hailing from Miami, OHWOW Gallery created a hip Soho pop-up space that was new to AM eyes. The minty fresh location drew boatloads to the opening night festivities. Scott’s latest series of works definitely “wowed” us even more than anticipated than from our teaser and preview articles. Present were his signature cut-currency sculptures, intricate in design and often depicting objects, animals or slogans. […]
This past weekend, Faile and Bast opened the New York version of their famed “Deluxx Fluxx Arcade” show. The pop-up gallery located in the LES (Lower East Side) of the city was subject to many rumors and discussions during this busy week of art in the Big Apple. Many who thought this show was imported from the recent blockbuster UK arcade show were pleasantly surprised to discover that the artists created a fresh set of machines/installations for this unique vision of one of our favorite childhood past […]
AM attended the opening of Mark Ryden’s latest series of work “The Gay 90’s: Old Tyme Art Show” at Paul Kasmin Gallery (previewed). As expected, the space was packed with art enthusiasts that were clamoring to see Mr. Ryden’s amazing talents. Mark certainly didn’t disappoint as he created a cohesive body of works that are as diverse as they are great. It seems to have it all, dreamy canvas paintings, detailed drawings, and even gorgeously rendered watercolors. It was a true pleasure to see Mark’s work […]
With Banksy’s recent documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop premiering with much success and fan fare accross the world (coverage here), wouldn’t it be a pain to share a name with this recently well-known film? Well, for the rock band formerly known as Exit Through The Gift Shop it becomes a blessing in disguise as Banksy took the time to make a “double mattress” size canvas for the band with a new name of Brace Yourself, which has the Grim Reaper clutching the wheel of […]
On Saturday night, AM attended the opening of “Rooms” at Scion Space (previewed). The show, curated by Roger Gastman, certainly brought us back to the old school days of youth. A wide array of nostalgic goodness such as Laser Tag, VHS lined living rooms, Michael Jordan & Dream Team posters, elementary school desks, bus stops, gothic throwbacks and even an outdoor street/play area were included. There was literally something for everyone to reminisce on. The artists: Adam Wallacavage, Bill Daniel, Chris Stain, Dan Monick & […]
On May 1st, White Walls is having a show with French street artist Blek Le Rat. One of the originators of the stencil technique for the street art movement, we are excited to see what he will bring to the good folks of SF in his latest show “Faces in the Mirror”. Our friends over at White Walls got a hold of this cool studio visit video. It’s short and very sweet.
Germany got a healthy dosage of JR with his recent opening at Duesseldorf’s Gallery Springmann.Varol. The latest exhibition in JR’s “Women Are Heroes” project, (previously seen in Paris and London) had much of the town buzzing. The gorgeous gallery was a great space for the French street photographer to showcase his talents. Both the inside and outside were fully utilized by the artist’s signature photo paste-ups. As teased, JR created another phenomenal wall installation consisting of 128 “speaker eyes” similar to the one we experienced at the […]
It’s a rare and special privilege for your city when two of the biggest names in urban art open shows on the same weekend in galleries separated by just a few miles. Having been treated to the spectacular exhibition staged by David Choe, Los Angeles braced itself for a show of brand new work by the highly respected and unique artist Phil Frost. Frost filled Known Gallery to the brim with artwork mostly in two different uniform sizes, consisting of his unmistakable masked characters. More […]
The last time we were at the Brooklyn Museum, we were taking in Takashi Murakami’s Retrospective (covered). Recently, we went back with our friend Shepard Fairey as he gave an insightful artist discussion (previewed) along with a book signing for museum patrons and fans. Lining up as early as 11AM to get a prime seat, many of New York’s art fans came out to listen to Shepard speak about his turbulent history in the street art scene. The talk also became interactive as attendees were […]