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Openings: ABOVE – “Transitions” @ White Walls Gallery

Intrepid traveler and arrows and axioms street slanger, ABOVE (interviewed), slowed down recently to put on a show (along with Blek Le Rat) for his San Francisco fans. The prolific street artist and activist has put together a show “Transitions” at the White Walls Gallery featuring some of his classic imagery including his hanging arrows, witty word-play and axioms, as well as stencils and installations showing off some of his well-known placement skills. If you are in the Bay Area, make sure to check out […]

Streets / Preview: Blek le Rat

Parisian street art pioneer Blek Le Rat has landed in San Francisco and yesterday afternoon blessed the exterior of the Tenderloin-located White Walls Gallery with a site-specific take on one of his “Beggars” stencils, similar to the works London residents may remember from ’07.  His joint show with the artist Above will debut this Saturday at White Walls alongside Hush at Shooting Gallery. Street installation pictures and show preview after the jump.

Video: ABOVE – “Help Thy Neighbor” Haiti Installation

It appears that world traveler and street artist ABOVE (interviewed) recently made it over to Cuba to put up a stencil and installation regarding the current situation in Haiti, which is only 90 miles away from Cuba. The video shows a young boy holding a Haitian flag about to set up to help his “neighbors.” Can you do the same? Here are some of the many ways you can help.

Releases: Above – “First Love”

The ever evolving street artist Above (interviewed) has just released in his online store a stunning new print of his Valentines Day image from earlier this year.  Composed of 12 colors, this screenprint measures in at an impressive 22″ x 30″ (55cm. X 76cm.), comes hand embossed, numbered and signed.  With two variants accompanying the release (the hand embellished one is already sold out), expect there to be something for any Above fan. Pictures of the variant editions after the jump.

Video: Above – “Flying in the Wind”

ABOVE (interviewed) has put up another creative street piece, this time in Paris. We love how he mixed in some of his older work (the arrows) with his newer stuff.  Also, nice touch with continuing to add 3-dimensional elements to his stencils.  You can see more of his videos here. Discuss ABOVE here.

FAME Festival – A Tour Through the Monastery

After months of following the goings on at Italy’s FAME Fest (see our coverage here), AM decided to take a trip to Grottaglie to find out if all those pieces were really as incredible as they appeared. Let’s just say that we were far from disappointed. From the murals painted within the ancient monastery and on the walls around town to the fantastic private preview dinner and packed opening night reception showcasing work from all the artists, FAME is every street art fan’s dream come true. […]

Streets/Video: ABOVE hits up the Berlin Wall

ABOVE (interviewed) continues his trip throughout Europe with a stop in Berlin, Germany, making his mark on the Berlin Wall a little over 20 years after Ronald Regan made his historic speech at Brandenburg Gate stating, “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Detailed photos and a video of ABOVE’s massive word/play piece and how he marked the anniversary of the bridge to this divide after the jump…

Streets/Video: ABOVE – “Ears, Tears, & Fears”

ABOVE (interviewed) made a stop in Madrid, Spain as part of his current European tour. He made sure to give the locals a little love with some fresh street pieces that highlight his excellent placement skills and clever play on words. A video and detailed photos of both pieces after the jump.

Second Helpings: April 2009

  April definitely did not fool around when it came to artwork. The staff at AM selects some notable stories of the month for the readers in this edition of Second Helpings. Get served after the jump.

Interviews/Releases: ABOVE

ABOVE, the prolific street artist best known for his wooden arrow mobiles, clever wordplay pieces and most recently, his social and political commentary stencils, has long been putting up work throughout the world that both brings huge smiles and invokes serious contemplation. As long time fans, AM was thrilled to gain further insight into ABOVE’s recent work, thoughts on the economic crisis and his whirlwind journey during his “South Central” tour. To coincide with this interview, ABOVE just released a hand-pulled screen print on his […]