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Preview/Setup: BOXI – “Grey Area” @ Carmichael Gallery

AM is excited about Berlin-based stencil artist BOXI’s debut United States solo show “Grey Area” opening this Thursday, April 9th at Carmichael Gallery. Best described as a “figurative Logan Hicks,” the photo-realistic effect of his work is the result of a meticulous and labor intensive process involving six separate layers of hand-cut stencils and an equal variation of grayscale coats of paint. This unique technique combined with his formal training at London’s St. Martins School of Art and Design lends to pieces that are rich, […]

Release: Hunters, Run! green vinyl X Josh Keyes

Our friends at The Art Collectors are reporting that At Arms LTD. will release a very limited, green vinyl, second pressing of the sold out Hunters, Run! single, which features beautiful art work by Josh Keyes. These will be dropping today sometime before midnight EST, so keep a watchful eye.

Video: Shepard Fairey installation at SXSW Festival

Following up on our Shepard Fairey hits up SXSW coverage, MyLocationScouts posted a nice video of Shepard Fairey and the Obey Giant crew wheatpasting on the side of Home Slice Pizza in Austin. It’s always nice to see Shep’s artistry in action, showing off his composition, layering, and tearing skills. Via Hypebeast.

Openings: Hi-Fructose Group Show – “Overdose” @ Copro Gallery

“Overdose” (previewed) opened this past Saturday at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Upon entering the gallery, you will notice several great pieces from “Overdose” on display in the gallery’s front room. The majority of the exhibition’s body of work is displayed in the gallery’s main room. A table was set up over in the smaller wing of the gallery for the Hi-Fructose Collected Edition 1 book signing. Artists Greg “Craola” Simkins, Gary Baseman, Attaboy, photographer Brian McCarty, and Joe Ledbetter were all on hand for […]

Releases: KAWS Companion Keychains @ KAWSONE

Better act fast if you want to get these 2″ Companion keychains. The set of five colorways is on sale now for $60 at KAWSONE.com. UPDATE: Sold Out

Teaser: Gary Baseman – “La Noche de la Fusion” @ Corey Helford

Pervasive artist Gary Baseman, will be opening his next solo show at Corey Helford Gallery on May 2nd.  This show is influenced by Brazil’s Carnival and will feature paintings and sculptures introducing his Carnival Girls and ChouChou Buddha.  Sounds fun as there will be an outdoor festival with live performances, music and costumes.  We also hear there might be some body painting? A video of Baseman at Carnival last year after the jump…

Teaser: Aakash Nihalani, Ellis G., Poster Boy (Neo-Con Collective) & Zeus @ Carmichael Gallery

Big surprises coming out of the Carmichael Gallery, who for weeks have been hinting at a “secret group show” in the rear portion of the gallery to coincide with BOXI’s debut United States solo, opening this Thursday, April 9th. The group show will feature the Neo-Con Collective, comprised of shadow chalker Ellis G. (Seen on the streets), the man of colorful geometric shapes Aakash Nihalani (Update) and ad disruptor extraordinaire Poster Boy. The collective will be joined by London urban artist Zeus, whose latest works […]

Openings: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Brazil” @ Roberts & Tilton

The Kehinde Wiley show opened last night to a packed house at Roberts & Tilton in the Culver City Art District. This show focused on the third segment of his “World Stage” project where Wiley immerses himself in the culture of a country by taking residence there and “street-casting” it’s inhabitants. In his signature style, Wiley asked the young people of Rio de Janeiro in their everyday clothes to assume poses found in sculptures that lined the streets and parks of the city. He then […]

Openings: Miss Bugs & Joe Black – “2 Many Artists” @ Brooklynite

Last night, Bed Stuy’s Brooklynite Gallery hosted the opening of “2 Many Artists,” featuring the work of Miss Bugs and Joe Black. The show seemed to be the the two artists commenting on the current public conversation about what constitutes fair use in terms of artists reappropriating from other artists. Their answer: anything goes. Both Miss Bugs and Joe Black take the imagery and styles of dozens of modern and contemporary artists – from Salvador Dali, Piet Modrian and Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst, Ron […]

Openings: David Choe – “Death Blossom” @ PYO Gallery Beijing

Yesterday, David Choe unveiled his latest series of works in Beijing at PYO Gallery. As you saw in the preview, David hit the streets of China hard. David showed ingenuity by utilizing whatever he could get his hands on to create complex pieces out of asian cargo and shopping bags, local “yuan” currency, vintage communist era posters and even a badminton shuttlecock! The show had fantastic installation pieces in varying shapes, mediums and sizes. This dynamic body of work truly gives China a taste of […]