French artist Ludo (interviewed) was recently in London, where he created several new works on the streets of the British capital. Along with leaving his recognizable mark in form of black and white pasteups with bright green accents, the artist arranged a new gallery representation in the UK with Lazarides. New pieces include an image of the grim reaper with a banana instead of scythe, a huge “armed” sunflower with bullets and machine guns scattered around, and a familiar pineaple/skull punk image. After this, the artist had […]
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More stories from the week that just ended (click on bolded words for more info): David Cerny flips off Czech president with his floating sculpture pointed at Prague castle. RIP: Anthony Caro passes away at the age of 89. David Franklin resigns as director at Cleveland Museum after affair, suicide, and missing cell phone. Mayor Bloomberg grants Metropolitan Museum of Art right to charge mandatory admission of $25 or more. Damien Hirst artworks censored for sensitive audiences in China and Qatar to avoid controversy. Nigel […]
It’s been a while since we caught up (her pop-up project at the New Museum) with New York artist Julia Chiang. So in anticipation of her exhibition opening soon at Kansas City’s Bill Brady Gallery, AM stopped by her Brooklyn studios to check out the new body of work set to be unveiled this Saturday, October 26th from 6-8pm. As you can see from our preview below, Julia has been working hard painting and composing her eye catching “burst” paintings. If you’re lucky enough to be in Kansas City, be sure to […]
Tag and Juice Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently opened Preto e Branco (Black and White), a show by 2501 (Jacopo Ceccarelli) and Ozmo (Gionata Gesi) from Italy. Opened on 2nd of October, the title of the show comes from the main colors that both artists use when creating their work. While the palette utilized is exactly the same, the actual works are quite diverse due to their different styles – the fine line work of 2501, and realistic portraits of religious figures of Ozmo. While visually very different, both […]
Earlier today, AM stopped by the corner of Bowery & Houston to catch up with Swoon (interviewed) as she started her mural. Putting up her work over the last two artists here (REVOK & POSE), the street artist and activist is only one in a long line of creatives who have blessed the location in the previous months (see here). We’ll be following up with the finished piece, but for now, enjoy some in-progress photos. Discuss Swoon here.
For our latest Art Focus feature, we bring you the somber oil paintings of Taiwanese artist Lo Chen Pang. Represented by Aki Gallery, the painter has already been awarded the Union Culture & Art Foundation Young Artist Award, The Chi-Mei Art Cultivation Award, and the first prize from the Kaohsiung Awards. Known for his dark portraits, like the work from his Ashen Face series, his subjects look almost zombie like in their pose and gaze and are often fully explored at different angles and with surreal effects. […]
After we visited his literal outdoor gallery installation last Friday, Banksy continued his assault on the streets of New York over the weekend. Adding a video in Staten Island (below) that completed his tour of all five boroughs, Mr. B also created a clever strength tester stencil piece (below) utilizing existing elements, and a new one in South Bronx to start your Monday off (above). Discuss Banksy here.
It’s time again for another Streets World Roundup where we review some the public art that you may have missfed recently. Leading things off is this sweet new mural form Phlegm. The Sheffield-based artist painted this Welsh Dragon in Roath, Cardiff for the Empty Walls Festival organized by the Modern Alchemists in Wales. You can check out more photos here. Other worthy walls come from El Mac – Los Angeles (source), Telmo Miel – Belgium (source), SatOne – Germany (source), Swoon – London (source), Mafeel – South Korea, Xuan Alyfe – Switzerland, Ernest […]
Street artist and photographer Slinkachu recently was in Paris where he set up his Why is it so hard to find a job? series of work (construction worker, guard, saleswoman, scientist, and electrician) around town. These new street installations were created to promote ReAct Paris, “a conference organised by the European Parliament to tackle the problems of unemployment in Europe, particularly youth unemployment, which in some parts of Europe stand close to a miserable 30%.” Hidden in plain sight all around the City of Light, the miniatures play with […]
More stories from the week that ended Oct 20 (click on the bolded words for more info): Pieter Brueghel the Younger painting unknown to the world for 400 years will be shown at Frieze Masters. RIP: Carter Wellborn, who died at the age of 86 due to a heart attack. RIP: Leslie Sacks, who died at the age of 61 due to cancer. Heirs of seller who sold Klimt Frieze at huge discount pressing Austria to return it to family. Two poster collections, including work […]