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Chris Burden 1946 – 2015

The art world was saddened today to hear that Chris Burden had passed away at home earlier this morning after an 18 month fight with melanoma. He was 69. Although probably best known for his iconic Urban Light installation (seen above) at the LACMA, the American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art was at his most provocative early in his career with a series of performances where personal danger was the theme including shooting himself in the arm, being kicked down two flights of stairs, starving […]

Streets: Os Gemeos – Nelson Mandela Tribute

With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, the world mourns the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who had become an inspiration to the oppressed everywhere. His views and life seem to align with philosophies of many street artists out there who create work along the same lines with the themes Mandela supported. Os Gemeos recently posted up a tribute piece they did with a caption and quote – “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions […]

Matt Doust 1984 – 2013

It saddens the staff here at AM to have to bring news of the tragic passing of Matt Doust last week from a seizure, just days away from his debut United States solo exhibition that was to be held at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. The young Perth-raised painter, who was shortlisted for the Archibald prize in 2011, a tribute to how well regarded his portraiture skills were in Australia. Collected internationally by fans including Jim Carrey and Mickey Rourke, the 29 year old was well […]

Banksy Pays His Respects To Nekst

For those who frequent art websites, there has been an outpouring of love, shoutout, and tribute works (an example here) out on the streets after the passing of NEKST late last year. The MSK-affiliated writer who got his start in Houston before moving to New York was well respected in the graf scene and will be remembered through now and surely in the future by his peers. Recently from accross the pond, Banksy also has created an animated flickering flame image on the front of […]

Streets: AROE – MCA Tribute

With the sad passing of Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch aka MCA, tribute walls have been popping up all over the globe. We’ll be covering more of them in the future here on AM, but the first one to draw your attention to is this sick piece from AROE (MSK, Heavy Artillery Crew).  The Brighton-based writer gave his respects with a huge 12 foot by 64 foot mural centered around a plane crash, a remix of a classic album cover.  Rest In Power. Tipped off […]

Maurice Sendak 1928 – 2012

Sadly, word has come of the passing yesterday of Maurice Sendak, one of the most important children’s book artists of the 20th century. He is known in particular for Where the Wild Things Are, which has sold over 19 million copies worldwide and has been the subject of many adaptations, including a live-action 2009 feature-film directed by Spike Jonze. While the American writer and illustrator has contributed to more than 80 books in his lifetime, he has also gained distinction for his work in animation, […]