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Releases: James Jean’s “Kindling” Book – San Diego Comic-Con

A limited number of advance copies of James Jean’s (interviewed) book featuring work from his NYC solo show will be released at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Published by Chronicle Books, “Kindling” presents 12 of James’ visual mix of abstract and illustrative works from the show, along with his detailed preliminary sketch for the work on the reverse side, printed in a removable large poster format. Check out the video above for a look through the book and read on for more after the jump…

Preview: Kokeshi Show @ the Japanese American National Museum

A pretty epic customs show is opening on July 11th at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Curated by Christina Conway, the exhibition features custom kokeshis from over 100 artists, many well-known to our readers.  We have gathered some images for you of some of our favorites like the one from Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) seen above. Check them out after the jump…

iArtist DIY Kits

Can’t afford to own a piece of original art of your favorite artist like Damien Hirst?  Why not make your own with these Do-It-Yourself (DIY) kits from iArtist?  What we initially thought was a joke might be for reals, and we are not quite sure to make of it.  Take a look at the Banksy kits they have after the jump…

Teaser: SHAG “Haunted Mansion” Special Event @ Disneyland

SHAG (interviewed) will be invading the one and only Disneyland this August 9th (10am – 1pm) for a special meet, greet, and signing to celebrate the release of his “Haunted Mansion” inspired artwork and limited edition products created in commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Represented in the artwork are some of the Mansion’s most beloved scenes, including the Stretching Portraits, the Ballroom, the Seance Room, the Attic, Graveyard, among others. Find out more about this and the special products planned […]

Releases: Hand Finished Prints by Chloe Early @ StolenSpace Summer Group show

StolenSpace opens it’s annual Summer Group show this coming Thursday with an international list of exhibiting artists as long as your arm!  StolenSpace artists past, present and future – Alex Thornton, Sylvia Ji, Mike Leavitt (interviewed), Mr Jago, Pete Fowler, Ronzo, Kris Kuksi, Kai & Sunny, Shepard Fairey, Kristy Whiten, Will Barras, Chloe Early, Brad Downey, Charles Krafft, Jaybo, d*face, Dan Witz, David Bray, Word to Mother, Miss Van, Doze Green, Jacob Knill, Mudwig, Mysterious Al, Joshua Petker and Hellovon all are showing work at the […]

Openings: An Afternoon With Greg Simkins @ G1988LA

AM dropped by Gallery 1988 LA this past Saturday and met up with our friend Greg “Craola” Simkins. Greg spent the afternoon treating everyone to live painting (previewed). Seeing Greg paint live is a rare occurrence and was truly a special treat. In addition, two different laser-engraved skate decks released along with a new print “Here Stands Matt Riddle.” Only one skate deck design was announced for this event, but a suprise second “black” design skate deck (limited to 15) was offered on Saturday as […]

Interviews: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper – “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary”

AM had the pleasure of interviewing Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper as they celebrated the launch of their amazing book “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” at Black Rat Press (covered).  Despite an initial print run of just a few thousand back in 1984, “Subway Art” has become a true phenomenon with countless reprints that have inspired thousands of artists and fans around the world. Check out the interview and get a chance to win a signed copy of “Subway Art: 25th Anniversary” after the jump.

Releases: David Choe – “Jimi Hendrix” Print

What’s with all the great limited edition releases recently? Here is David Choe holding up an epic print (his largest ever) of his Jimi Hendrix painting. Limited to 27 (also Hendrix’s age at death) and sized at 44″ x 51 5/8″, the print was priced at $600. Unfortunately, it already sold out before Choe even got the post up on his blog.

Teaser/Releases: Word To Mother – “Young Man, Old Soul” @ Fifty24 SF

UK artist Word to Mother lands in San Francisco next week for his debut US solo show “Young Mind, Old Soul” at Fifty24SF Gallery, where he will be dropping this exclusive print release (above). The screenprint is entitled “Slow Your Roll” will be available exclusively at the gallery opening on July 2nd as an edition of 25. This print is also being released in a grey colourway (edition of 50) at the StolenSpace “Summer Group Show” in London, opening on the same night. Any copies not sold at […]

Release Party: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Lonely Knight” Skate Deck

Take a look at this intricate new laser-engraved skate deck design from Greg Simkins. The “Lonely Knight” wood decks, limited to 25, priced at $325 will be released this Saturday, June 27th (12 – 4 pm) at Gallery 1988 LA. Simkins will also be on hand to chat with fans and do some live painting, with the piece auctioned at the end – proceeds go to charity. Also, a new print “Here Stands Matt Riddle” will be released. Take a look at it as well […]