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Category Archives: Street & Urban Art

Streets: OG Slick (POW! WOW! Worcester)

Continuing to work with the POW! WOW! family, OG Slick recently finished a wall for this year’s event in Worcester, Massachusetts. The mural features a motif the Los Angeles-based artist has worked on in the past featuring his familiar Micky Mouse hands spray painting a smiley face. We’ll have more from POW! WOW! Worcester soon, but for now enjoy some more photos of the multi-story piece form Slick. Photo credit: @carlosmare, @smanzo36, @dickchuck77, @1ill510, @lannysphotos, and the artist. Discuss OG Slick here.

Overtime: Sept 10 – 16

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Three shows coming up from Ai Weiwei in Los Angeles starting at the end of the month. Interview with Conor Harrington about his new show “The Story of Us & Them” at Heni Gallery. Street artist Revok and H&M settle dispute over an ad that featured his work without permission. Inside his London studio, Mark Wallinger contemplates our desire for self-reflection and recognition. The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation has opened with an […]

Releases: Skullphone – “California Collection” Print Set

Poster Child Prints recently released some new limited editions from Skullphone as a three part print series. Created in runs of 100, Gold Foil Grid, West Covina and Locksmith are $125, $75, and $50 respectively and come signed and numbered. Each piece features a version of the street artist’s iconic namesake and alternatively can also be purchased as a California Collection set at a discount. Discuss Skullphone here.

Studio Visits / Interviews: Rowdy

Rowdy is perhaps best known for his crocodiles, which stalk the urban landscape with a quiet menace, and his cast of other characters which abound with abrasive energy. But the Bristol-based artist’s abstract landscapes, which can be read as both highly political but also deeply personal, represent a far more reflective and contemplative side to his work. An entire building is depicted by an individual mark such as the smudge of a fingerprint, the stroke of a paintbrush or the squirt from a spray-can and […]

Previews: Conor Harrington – “The Story of Us and Them” @ HENI Gallery

This Thursday (September 13th), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in London entitled The Story of Us and Them. Consisting of 12 new works, the exhibition to be hosted by HENI Gallery sees the Irish artist explore the fine line between tribalism and patriotism. Working with with two combatants wrapped in blue and red flags from a fictional nation state, the UK-based artist uses the pair’s struggles to reference the political climates seen in many parts of the world in these times of strife. […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part II)

The past weekend marked the opening of the 18th edition of the world-renowned Nuart Festival and once again, AM was there to witness all of it. Different in quite a few aspects than in previous years, the 2018 edition produced a whole new body of new public interventions ranging in size, placement, and medium, while adding to Stavanger’s exceptional street art collection. Due to unfortunate funding cuts this year, festival organizers were forced to slightly change their concept. “It has helped us to re-focus on who we are and what we’re […]

Streets: Nuart 2018 (Part I)

Once again the quiet Norwegian city of Stavanger turned into the world capital of Street Art during the 1st week of September as the 18th edition of Nuart Festival brings an army of artists, creatives, academics, and media to cover the events. Aside from inviting the impressive lineup of 26 international artists to create work through the city, a number of prominent researchers, writers, academics, and journalists to discuss the topics related to Street Art, this year’s event marks the release of the very 1st Nuart […]

Previews: Felipe Pantone – “Transformable Systems” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tonight (September 6th), Joshua Liner Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Felipe Pantone entitled Transformable Systems. As a product of growing up in the internet era, the Argentinian artist’s new and ongoing series of work’s are filled with bright gradients of color, grids, optical patterns, QR codes, and other cues from the technological world we live in. Mixing both digital means of production (i.e.: his Subtractive Variability series where he applies UV inks directly onto an aluminum panel using an industrial printer) with human manipulation (moving the panel […]

Overtime: Aug 27 – Sept 2

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Why artist Barry McGee has no interest in a traditional museum retrospective. A list of the must-see gallery shows in New York this September. See the first trailer for HBO’s new documentary about the high-flying art market. Secrets of the LA art world, Part I: The Hills. David Teiger’s blue-chip art collection could exceed $100 million at Sotheby’s. Richanda Rhoden, a fascinating painter whose work was rarely shown in her lifetime. Is […]

Upcoming: Osgemeos- “Artist in Residence” @ Mattress Factory

Hard at work in Pittsburgh, Osgemeos are well on their way to creating one of their signature immersive installations for the Mattress Factory. If the Brazilian twins’ past work is any indiction, expect a floor to ceiling kaleidoscope of sculptural forms, paintings, and murals featuring their yellow-skinned characters – inspired by hip hop and graffiti culture. The duo’s work will be part of the Artist in Residence fall exhibition opening on September 21st at the museum, which also will include installations from William Earl Kofmehl III, Laleh Mehran, Karina Smigla-Bobinski, and Christina […]