Italian street artist extraordinaire Blu recently was invited to speak in Barcelona at the fifth annual “Influencers” festival hosted by the Center of Contemporary Culture (CCCB).Â He was also commissioned to put up this fantastic mural of a giant shark made of money devouring old painted slogans as well as bearing down on a Swoon wheatpaste (although we are not sure if this was a collaboration). Blu’s presentation (video here – knowing Spanish/Italian may be helpful) was well received, as well as comical as he […]
When AM visited James Jeanâ€™s “Kindling” show at Jonathan Levine (here), the gallery served up some delicious wine with some of JJ’s artwork on it. Turns out that James designed three series of wine labels for California-based Grateful Palate. There are three different types of wine in the line: “Southern Belle” Shiraz, “Diddley Boo” Riesling, and “Poor Thing” Grenache. Each bottle has one of three different artwork on the label. So, continuing with our coverage of artist & vineyard collaborations (here) that entertain the eyes […]
Hush has been a busy little artist since his last show in the UK (here). On March 5th, he’s going to “skip across the pond” and head straight to Hollywood for a solo at the Carmichael Gallery. We’ve been anxiously waiting toÂ catch a glimpse of the urban sensation’s latest body of work “Hymn to Beauty” and got a hold of little gem: “Butterfly Girl – Siren“. Measuring a whooping 55 x 30 inches, we weren’t surprised to find out that it’s already been sold. Hopefully, […]
Portland artist Mark Warren Jacques has been busy working on a new solo show featuring interactive installation, painting, and sculpture titled “Big Beautiful Color” at Fontanelle Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Mark took some time out to answer a few questions for AM, and sent us some images of the work produced for the show. Â Take a look after the jump.
“But one of the attributes of love, like art, is to bring harmony and order out of chaos, to introduce meaning and affect where before there was none, to give rhythmic variations, highs and lows to a landscape that was previously flat.” – Molly Haskell Before heading off to enjoy your Valentine’s Day festivities, take a moment to get into the spirit of love with some art centered around this day of expression, after the jump.
Two original works by Banksy, “No Ball Games” and “Go Flock Yourself,” will be auctioned off on February 26th at the London flagship location of Selfridges when they host “Urban Art” in conjunction with auction house Dreweatts. Banksy collectors will surely be keeping a close eye on these two lots to see how prices hold up during this global economic crisis. “No Ball Games,” measuring 91 x 91.5 cm, carries an estimate of Â£30,000-60,000. The similarly sized “Go Flock Yourself” is estimated to fetch between […]
Stella Im Hultberg’s show “The Insentient World” (teased) is opening tonight at Roq La Rue showing concurrently with Andrew Hem’s (interviewed) show.Â Her show will feature approximately six canvas paintings and six tea-stained paper pieces.Â She took a little time out from her busy schedule to work on a creative process feature for our readers focusing on one of her canvas works (12″ x 14″) entitled “Nobody and Everyone Else.”Â Take a look after the jump.
Love, sex, sensuality, and the grittiness of the street are reverberating all over AlphaBeta tonight as Brooklyn Street Art prepares for their group show, “Street Crush,” opening tomorrow Friday, February 13th. The art show and party will feature new work from over 42 street artists, including Aakash Nihalani, Abe Lincoln Jr., Aiko, C. Damage, Imminent Disaster, Jef Aerosol, Jon Burgerman, Matt Siren, Poster Boy, Veng, Skewville, and Stikman. In addition to the great art, patrons will be entertained by Ellis G’s amazing chalk shadows (Seen […]
Gallery 1988 LA announced their latest print with Luke Chueh (teased) featuring his “Disintegration” image. Fans who missed out when the painting was first printed as a giclee on canvas last year (limited to 25 pieces) now have the chance to adorn their wall with this great image. Measuring a whopping 25″ x 33″, the giclee print on archival paper is the largest print ever produced by Luke Chueh. The print is an edition of 100, is hand signed and numbered, and will go on […]
As you can see from the large painting in the background, Mario Martinez aka Mars-1 has some pretty amazing things planned for his upcoming show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. His show “Nuclear Mystic” opening on February 21st is sure to feature his signature otherworldly landscapes, vibrant palette, and organic patterns. Image via Craola’s Blog. Discuss this show here.