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Streets: Blek Le Rat (San Francisco)

While in town for his showing (more on this later) at Weinstein Gallery, legendary street artist Blek Le Rat spent some time working some of his stencil magic in San Francisco. Hitting several locations including the Hastings College of Law, the French artist was able make his mark on the area including conjuring up appearances of his famous rat. Take a look at some photos documenting his time on the streets below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Blek Le Rat here.

Openings: Mark Drew – “What Goes On?” @ Spoke Art (New York)

Earlier this month, Spoke Art’s New York location hosted the opening of Mark Drew’s new solo show. Entitled What Goes On?, the new body of work continues the Tokyo-based artist’s signature juxtaposition of Peanuts comics and 90s rap lyrics. The mashup of hip hop bars with Snoopy & gang by the Australian artist takes two presumably familiar elements for the viewer and generates a new refreshing point of view and interpretation. Rounding out the exhibition was a dog house entrance as well as a couple installations featuring items like Snoopy paraphernalia and old […]

Showing: Jasper Johns – “Something Resembling Truth” @ The Broad (Los Angeles)

Widely regarded as the greatest living artist in the world, Jasper Johns has not had a comprehensive survey of his work in Southern California in over 50 years. The Broad’s ambitious Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth’ show addresses this cruel absence and then some by meticulously bringing together 120 paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. Some may know him for his iconic flag paintings, and there is a room of those, but this show will allow you to explore his ideas – six decades worth – in much […]

Kris Kuksi x US Marine Corps – “Battles Won” Sculptures

At the end of last year, Kris Kuksi revealed a series of three sculptures he worked on for the United States Marine Corps as part of their recruitment campaign. The Battles Won set features bronzes entitled Nation’s Call, Waged In Will, and the nearly seven feet tall At Their Core (seen in more detail here), which were later donated to the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia where they can be viewed. Taking approximately seven months to complete, the intricate and richly layered mixed media works […]

Openings: BEYOND THE STREETS (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, an expansive collection of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations was revealed at BEYOND THE STREETS in Los Angeles (1667 N Main St). Curated by Roger Gastman, the show featured a roster of over 100+ artists working with 40,000+ sq. ft. of industrial indoor and outdoor space spurring them to produce some large and impressive works for the event. In addition to the shots we have already showed you in a preview here, we now have a many more pics to share with you. Make sure you stop […]

Frieze Week NYC ’18: First Look

With the Frieze Art Fair opening in New York this week, AM made the trek out to Randall’s Island to see what the contemporary art world had to offer. Featuring 190 galleries from 30 countries and a new layout, the event certainly had something for all art lovers out there, no matter their taste. Here is a first look at some of the artists, works, and booths that caught our eye as we braved the heat to bring photos for your perusal.

Streets: PichiAvo (Lisbon)

While in town for their current solo show at Underdogs Gallery (more on this later), PichiAvo completed a stunning new mural near the Santa Apolónia railway station utilizing their signature palette. Soaring high into the urban landscape, the multi-story mural from the Spanish duo features their signature remix of ancient Greek and Roman sculptures with their love for graffiti. With deft spraycan control, the two carefully layered urban scrawl with a classic marble bust, leading to a beautifully textured and complex wall painting. Photo credit: José […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Taking over three floors of Galerie Perrotin’s New York LES location, Takashi Murakami’s latest show was unveiled last night to the delight of his fans. Entitled HEADS↔HEADS, the body of work on display was dominated by a series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as a monumental 33 feet long piece that was a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Rounding out the exhibition from the Japanese artist was a room of studies and blueprint concept sketches that gave a glimpse into his creative process. Artwork ©2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai […]

Streets / Recap: The Crystal Ship (Belgium)

Last week, we gave you a taste of the art going down at this year’s The Crystal Ship art festival (also see 2016 & 2017) with photos of sweet new mural from Sainer. Now we have a recap of some pieces from the other participants – A Squid Called Sebastian, Ben Slow, Chiara Daneels, Colectivo Licuado, Dourone, Gaia, Icy & Sot, Jaune, Joachim, Johannes Verschaeve, Matthew Dawn, Milu Correch, Oak Oak, Wasp Elder, and  Zoer x Velvet including a lovely set of walls from Telmo Miel. Photos © Henrik Haven. Discuss Etam […]

Previews: Camille Rose Garcia – “The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Following up on her show in 2016 (covered here & here), Camille Rose Garcia will be opening her solo soon in downtown Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery on May 12th entitled The Wonderful World of Dr. Deekay. As referenced by the title of the exhibition, the work centers around imagery from her new illustrated dystopian novel and stop motion animation documenting the horror of her real life dental experience of enduring “11 root canals, a full mouth reconstruction, gum surgery, and finally a bad reaction to an anti-anxiety pill […]