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Contest: Pedro Matos – “Therefore the King” Print

Lisbon based street artist, Pedro Matos, recently released a limited edition print (details here) of his painting “Therefore the King”. If you remember, the piece was first seen in his solo show at the Montana Shop & Gallery back in June (covered). Pedro has graciously decided to giveaway one the AP’s for this print to one of our readers. Just leave a comment at the end of this post or on our facebook on what your interpretation of the crown in the painting is and […]

Travelogue: D*Face in Quito, Ecuador – Part 2

It seems that cans of paint are a valuable commodity in Ecuador and whilst we discard our empty cans and messed up caps without question where it is readily available, the local kids in Quito clean up the old tips and re-fill and re-pressurise the cans for a second life. We last saw D*Face (interviewed) hitting Quito with posters and paste-ups around the city whilst trying to source some precious paint during his trip to Ecuador for the ‘9no Festival de Arte en la Calle’ […]

Giveaways: The D*Face x Arrested Motion – *Face Painting Contest & Skatedeck Giveaway

Heads up for a great giveaway that D*Face has given to readers of Arrested Motion. You saw the flicks we got of D putting together this stenciled skate ramp recently, and then we got first sight of the new uber-limited skate decks at the recent StolenSpace Summer Group Show… This set of three screen-printed skate decks has been produced by Real Skateboards in conjunction with D*Face in a limited edition of just 10 sets. A less limited full color set has also been produced, which […]

Openings / Giveaway: Dan Baldwin – “A New Life” @ Signal Gallery

Dan Baldwin’s solo, “A New Life”, recently opened at Signal Gallery, and AM stopped by to take a look at the new work on show. Dan’s new collection of paintings brings a more subtle and controlled approach to his work, triggered, in his words, by a change of surroundings from the city to the countryside and also his impending fatherhood (Baldwin Jr. attended the opening in utero!). There still are the typical chaotic Baldwin moments within the compositions, but he seems to have tamed the […]

Contest: Dan May – “Echoes of Existence” Print

A show definitely worth checking out that is currently showing at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is Dan May’s (interviewed) new body of work – “Into the Wild”. We last saw his incredibly detailed paintings of gentle creatures and humanoids at the Rotofugi Gallery several months ago. Dan has kindly sent over an AP print of his “Echoes of Existence” painting to give away to one of our lucky readers.  Just leave a comment guessing how many hours it took to complete the actual painting […]

Update: Greg Simkins

It appears one of our lucky forum members was able to recently score a rare commission from Greg “Craola” Simkins‘ (featured) featuring none other than The Count and his Sesame Street crew (well, minus Ms. Piggy and Big Bird who are apparently dead in this alternate universe). Take a look at the details after the jump including the preliminary sketches and marvel at how Greg is able to seamlessly incorporate all the famous children’s show’s imagery into the painting. Oh and if you haven’t seen […]

Contest: Mark Brown – “Hmm.. Candy” Print

As we recently reported, Mark Brown has a new show up at Gallery 1988 SF.  To celebrate the show’s opening, 1988 and Mark have kindly donated a rare Artist’s Proof of the new print “Hmm… Candy”.  To enter for your chance to win, simply choose a number between 1 and 100, and enter your submission on the Artchival forum.  Enter here.

Showing / Giveaway: Kai & Sunny – “Return To The Wild” @ Stolenspace

AM stopped by StolenSpace this weekend to check out their latest exhibition, Kai & Sunny’s “Return to the Wild”. The show contains large scale one-off and small edition prints by the duo, with a cohesive colour palette and fantastic nature inspired subject matter and motifs used throughout. Alongside the wall pieces are four floor standing tee-pee lights with silkscreened covers stretched over bamboo frames. These pieces of functional art provide a welcoming glow to the entrance of the gallery, and were first seen in a […]

Giveaway: “Beyond the Street: The 100 Most Important Figures in Urban Art” (Part II)

Based on the successful turnouts at both the London’s Phillips de Pury and New York’s Deitch Projects release parties the past few weeks, it’s safe to say that Gestalten’s “Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art” by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie was very well received. Now we’re sure some of those that have picked up the book may have wondered why a few urban art cornerstone’s were not included? But after talking with one of the book’s Authors, some obvious artists (Ahem… Banksy, Barry McGee, and a few […]

Contests: Audrey Kawasaki – “Tiger Tiger” Print Giveaway

Your friends here at AM have a little surprise for those who missed out on the new Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) print that was released recently in conjunction with the “Tiger Tiger Burning Bright” show at Roq La Rue. Thanks to the generosity of the gallery and artist, we are giving one away to a lucky reader! Entitled “Negaigoto”, it was one of limited edition releases sold at the show to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust so feel free to support the charity with your […]