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POW WOW ’13: Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Hamada, Wu Yue, and Andrea Wan

Another mural we watched go up during POW WOW Hawaii was a joint effort from Yoskay Yamamoto, Jeff Hamada, Wu Yue, and Andrea Wan. Situated next to a small park in the Kaka’ako district, the piece meshed the talents of all four artists who hail from different parts of the world – Los Angeles, Vancouver, Paris, and Berlin. Take a look at some more detailed pics below… Discuss POW WOW here.

POW WOW ’13: Faith47

South African power couple Faith47 and DAL were one of the many duos that were in town for POW WOW this last week. We’ll start with the delicate work of Faith first with photos of her mural The Silence Before across from the Fresh Cafe on Queen Street in Oahu. The minimal palette that she uses blended in nicely with the neighboring structures and will be admired by art lovers in that part of town for years to come. Discuss POW WOW here. Discuss Faith47 here.

Streets: How & Nosm (San Francisco)

AM caught up with How & Nosm in San Francisco just as they were completing their piece on the corner Hyde & Turk in a gated parking lot in the Tenderloin. The New York-based twins have been working at a lightning pace to make the most out of the daylight during their short stay in town. Check out more pics below, as well as their Instagram, which documented the progress. Discuss How & Nosm here.

POW WOW ’13: Shark Toof & Angry Woebots

Another wall that was shared during POW WOW this year was the side of Fresh Cafe & Loft In Space, center of much of the activity surrounding the event. Getting up at this location were the LA-based artists Shark Toof and Angry Woebots with their signature characters (sharks and pandas) looking fierce. Take a more detailed look in the photos below and keep it locked here on AM as we have more completed murals to share with you soon. Discuss POW WOW here.

POW WOW ’13: Nychos x Jeff Soto Mural

After a relaxing week in Hawaii filled with art, great food, and friends we haven’t seen in awhile, it’s time to share with you photos of some more of the murals that went up for POW WOW 2013. One of the collaborative pieces that seemed to work well for this year’s event was from Nychos and Jeff Soto (interviewed). With both artists who have some of the more painterly techniques there, the combination of their imagery meshed quite nicely on this large wall. Discuss POW WOW here. […]

Streets: Jonathan Borofsky (Pittsburgh)

This whimsical sculpture from by artist Jonathan Borofsky is entitled Walking to the Sky, a stainless steel and resin piece depicting people walking up a 30 meter high pole. The american sculptor and printmaker who lives and works in Maine has had the piece installed in various places around the world, but now it resides permanently on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University near the intersection of Forbes Avenue and Morewood Avenue in Pittsburgh. Via My Modern Met.

Overtime: Feb 11 – Feb 17

More stories from the week ending Feb 17: Richard Jackson makes his mark on OCMA as his long-awaited retrospective opens this weekend. The LA Times profiles the artist. RIP: Richard Artschwager dies at age 89 following a recent stroke. Woman vandalizes iconic Delacroix Painting at the Louvre, tagging “AE911” on it. France to return seven Old Master paintings looted from Jewish families during WWII. Henri Matisse painting stolen in 2000 from a museum in Venezuela will soon be returned to the country. Police raid Bill […]

POW WOW ’13: Dabs Myla x 123Klan x Slick x Askew x Roid

As this year’s POW WOW draws to a close this weekend, murals that artists have been working on all week are nearing completion. We’ll be bringing you a look at many of these pieces soon, starting first with an epic collaboration between Dabs Myla, 123Klan, Slick, Askew, and Roid. The long wall deep in the Kaka’ako district will add much needed color to the area, and highlights a seamless meshing of styles from these artists hailing from different parts of the world. Check out more detailed […]

POW WOW ’13 (Part II)

After taking you through the first set of public murals for POW WOW 2013, here is now a look work from another group of artists. This time around, we have in-progress photos from Meggs x Phibs (above), Yoskay Yamamoto x Andrea Wan x Jeff Hamada, Hannah Stouffer x Kamea Hadar, Askew x Dabs Myla x Roid, Solomon Enos, DAL, and Faith47. One of the best aspects of the event is the collaborative spirit and camaraderie that develops over the week. We’ll be bringing you a […]

Studio Visit: Melissa Haslam – “Floating Garden” @ LeBasse Projects

Returning to the botanical imagery that she has worked on in the past, painter Melissa Haslam (featured) will be opening a show at LeBasse Projects on March 2nd. Entitled Floating Garden, the new body of work will highlight how the Melbourne-based artist has furthered refined her form of portraiture. Take a look at some of these shots from her studio and head out to the opening if you want to meet Haslam as she will be flying in for the show. Discuss Melissa Haslam here.