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Streets: World Roundup (Dec 24 – Dec 30)

Another week, another selection of great public art from around the world. This week’s Streets World Roundup, the last of 2012, is headlined by a new piece from Martin Ron (in collaboration with Frederico Ron) entitled Lujuan Pedro and His Dog (source). The mural was painted for the Meeting of Styles event in Buenos Aires, held in the Barracas district. Other notable work this week comes from Phlegm – UK, Gaia x Freddy Sam – South Africa, Escif – Spain, Shepard Fairey – Miami, Pixel Pancho x […]

Overtime: Dec 24 – Dec 30

Stories from the week that just ended: The Guardian chooses the best photographs of 2012. Above: Bombs over Aleppo – photograph: Maysun/EPA LA Times’ list of notable deaths (including Kinkade, Kelley, Price, Benjamin) in art and culture in 2012. Proposal to sell photograph by Edvard Munch in Oslo museum to Centre Pompidou, Paris stirs controversy. BBC’s art controversies of 2012 – in pictures. L.A. City Council prohibits food trucks from parking on Wilshire, in front of LACMA between 9am and 4pm. Battle over estate of […]

Streets: Aakash Nihalani – “Sum Times” Series

After sharing with you something we quite liked from Aakash Nihalani that he did for the Nuart Festival earlier this year, we were pleased to see that he has expanded on that piece in a series of works. Entitled Sum Times, the carefully executed pieces take advantage of existing urban elements and creatively applies the concepts of mathematics to them. Continuing to push the limits of the geometric forms that grew from the street placement of his original medium of choice – tape – Nihalani has introduced a new exciting facet in […]

Streets: Metlac Bridge Graffiti (Mexico)

Taking risks is certainly part of every graffiti artist’s job description, but here is an example that even some seasoned writers may have a problem with – especially if they have a fear of heights. Braving a narrow ledge on the side of highest railroad bridge in North America (430 feet high), some young guns have recently tagged the Metlac Bridge in Veracruz, Mexico to make their names known. If these photos are enough or if you have questions about their authenticity, head over here to […]

Streets: 0331c (Moscow)

We have one more piece from the streets to share with you before we close the chapter on this year’s Christmas festivities. It was -25°C in Moscow recently, but that didn’t stop 0331c and his friends from holding their own celebration of the holiday season with the creation of a graffiti Xmas tree on the side of a building. Check the video and more photos below… Photo Credit: Ekosystem.

Basel Week Miami ’12 / Art Focus: Jorge Santos

As you saw from our coverage and cover image for CONTEXT Art Miami, we were quite taken by an artist new to AM – Jorge Santos. Showing with 101/Exhibit as well as Evan Lurie Gallery, the American painter takes inspiration from the political turmoil and struggles of his formative years in Angola and Portugal to create surreal and brooding scenes, a seemingly frozen snapshot in some fantastic story. With his works overflowing with intriguing characters and details, we found ourselves continually discovering new things as […]

Merry Christmas from Escif

One of the most prolific street artists out there, Escif, apparently hasn’t taken Christmas off. He’s been on a roll as of late with increasingly more edgy and political imagery (for example here & here), not surprising as the depressing situation in Spain is fertile ground for inspiration. This recent wall in Valencia features his take on the Christmas tree. Discuss Escif here.

Art Focus: Eloy Morales

It’s been a while since we last had an Art Focus article here on AM, but it’s time to get back to introducing artists new to our site. Eloy Morales is a painter from Spain who specializes in large oil on panel portraits. He had his first show at the age of 15, and has been focused on creating art ever since. You may have seen his work at various art fairs as well as solos in his native country. Check out more of his incredible […]

Overtime: Dec 17 – Dec 23

Stories from the week that just ended: Although the image is old, the bible scene interrupted by Middle East conflict is purportedly on Banksy’s Christmas card this year. RIP: billionaire mega-collector and dealer Giuseppe Nahmad. Simon de Pury resigns after 12 years as chairman of Phillips de Pury after selling his remaining interest. UK teacher discovers William James Webb painting in her attic and it sells for almost $1 million at Christie’s. Crewest Gallery in downtown Los Angeles to close after ten years. 323East Gallery […]

Rewind: Dec 17 – Dec 23

With the return of the Rewind article, our first since Basel Week Miami, it only seems appropriate that the featured video is from Art Basel. The footage follows chairman and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, as he explains two prime examples of the famed artist’s work – the white Snow Flurry mobile and an Untitled black piece (never seen before in public). Check the fascinating below as Rower explains the significance and back story of each piece… Other notable videos include: Ann […]