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Openings: Will Barras – “Darling We’re Leaving” @ FIFTY24SF

Will Barras’ nearly sold out show, “Darling We’re Leaving” at FIFTY24SF will be closing later this week. AM had the opportunity to visit the artist during the install (though it was more of a week-long live painting session) as Will effortlessly crafted his narrative, weaving it between the walls and the wooden canvases, smoothly expressing a fluid stream of consciousness and spontaneous storytelling full of lust, compassion, fear and longing. Barras, being the overall nice guy that he is, set this show at very attractive […]

Releases: CheTrooper Bust by Urban Medium

Urban Medium recently released a whole new colorway series of their long sold out CheTrooper Bust. Standing at 7.5″, these vinyl sculptures are limited to only fifty pieces per colorway and are expected to sell out quickly. For more information, check out their online store; more pictures after the jump.

Openings: Steve “ESPO” Powers @ White Walls

AM visited Steve “ESPO” Powers on the opening day of his “This Woman’s Work” show (previewed) at White Walls in San Francisco. ESPO held back no punches as he furiously assembled, painted and tagged an entire show in just a few days. After recently completing his Philadelphia Love Letter Project, it came as a pleasant surprise to see ESPO getting back to his early roots with hundreds, if not thousands, of tags and throw-ups covering almost all indoor wall surfaces. An installation of a hundred […]

Releases: Charles Saatchi – “My Name Is…” Book

Phaidon Press recently released this intriguing title by world renowned art dealer, collector and ad man Charles Saatchi. Known for his reclusive nature, Saatchi has apparently stepped into the spotlight to answer 200 questions from journalists, art critics and members of the public, all with unabashed honesty. An excerpt of ten question after the jump.

Video: Neckface Movie Trailer

Artasty recently hipped us to the fact that Neckface, our favorite satanic latrinaliaist, is currently filming as the subject of a documentary.  Directed by Ty Evans, whom you may remember co-directed the “Yeah Right!” skate video alongside Spike Jonze, the movie is currently filming and apparently has been for a couple years.  Evans recently told Slash Film that: “The Necface doc is super rough right now. I started filming Neck back in 2005. A lot has happened since then and there is a lot more […]

Releases: Shepard Fairey and WK Interact – “Revolution Girl”

With WK Interact’s latest body of work currently showing at Subliminal Projects (covered), it’s no surprise that SP has decided to release a few of the remaining Shepard Fairey X WK Interact “Revolution Girl” screen prints from 2007. The print is signed by both Shepard and WK, measures in at 18″ X 24″ and can be found here.

Releases: Tyler Stout’s “Inglourious Basterds” Print

Acclaimed poster artist, Tyler Stout, has quietly dropped the few remaining copies of his “Inglourious Basterds” print.  The 24″x36″ six color screenprint was originally released for the VIP opening of the film at the renowned Alamo Drafthouse, which interestingly enough, featured Quintin Tarantino in attendance.  In an effort to raise some funds, Stout has decided to sell his personal stash, including the much sought after variant edition as well as his Artist Proofs.  All four editions are available now in limited quantities through his online […]

Studio Visit: Jason Vivona

Last week, AM visited the studio of Jason Vivona as he was preparing for his first San Francisco solo show opening today at Gallery Six.  If you’re not aware, Gallery Six is the pet project of Jillian Mackintosh, whom you may recognize from White Walls, the Shooting Gallery and Juxtapoz. For the last few months, Jillian has been using Gallery Six as a launching pad for some of the west coast’s most exciting up-and-coming artists.  Jason Vivona, who recently moved to the Bay Area from […]

Art Focus: Dabs and Myla

AM had the opportunity to sit down with the recently transplanted Australian duo of Dabs and Myla – a couple of artists that we’ve had our eye on for a while.  Their wondrously complex yet easily accessible paintings and murals are the result of years of collaboration as well as a seemingly near-psychic connection found only in the strongest of couples.  While Dabs creates the characters, Myla renders the washed out backgrounds and intricate cityscapes.  Their individual voices harmonize together with near symphonic results, the […]

Openings: Jeremy Fish @ Laguna Art Museum

AM visited Jeremy Fish this past weekend in Laguna for the opening of “Weathering the Storm”, his first solo museum show. As you may well remember from our studio visit, Fish has created an entirely new body of work for this exhibit, featuring a variety of sizes and mediums. Fans turned out in droves, many coming from as far as San Francisco to attend the opening. In attendance were art scene staples such as Lynzy Blair of FIFTY24SF, Juxtapoz’s Matt Revelli and Evan Prico, Fecal […]