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Venice Biennale ’15 / Openings: Bridges of Graffiti

The city of bridges (Venice is located on 117 small connected islands), is currently hosting a very unique group exhibition titled Bridges of Graffiti. Organized as a collateral event of the 56th International Venice Biennale Arte, this show brings together a wide range of important names for the graffiti culture in Italy and worldwide. The ten artists involved – Boris Tellegen, Doze Green, Eron, Futura, Mode2, SKKI ©, Jayone,Todd James, Teach, and Zero-T worked together for the very first time, bringing to life a single cohesive Hall of Fame show, along with […]

Je Suis Charlie

With the world’s attention on Paris after the tragic events that unfolded today, artists around the world have shown their solidarity with the French people by doing what they do best – making art. Inspired by the phrase “Je Suis Charlie” or “I Am Charlie,” creatives like Hanksy above have shown their support for freedom of expression with “cartoons” of their own. Take a look at a small sampling below…                               […]

Rewind: Nov 3 – Nov 30

It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so it’s time to round up some art related videos again that you may be interested in. First on our list this time is a trailer of an upcoming documentary (seen via Booooooom) about Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and his provocative work. Release is scheduled for summer of 2015 and it looks to be a good one. Other notables videos seen below include: A Q&A with Adam Neate. A look at Futura’s solo show in Shanghai. Neckface, […]

Rewind: Sept 22 – Nov 2

It’s been over a month since our last video summary here on AM – something we call Rewind. Leading things off is a video (via Designboom) detailing Miguel Chevalier’s mix of new technology with ancient structures. Created for the Festival Internazionale Di Andria Castel Dei Mondi, the installation transforms a castle in Italy with “magic carpets.” Other notable videos include: A video profile of Shohei Otomo by Backwoods Gallery. Mark Dean Veca launches a new apparel line with Rare. Nathan Spoor studio visit by Juxtapoz. Daniel […]

Showing: Futura – “Timewarp” @ Schusev State Museum of Architecture

Leonard McGurr, better known as Futura, recently opened a show at Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, exactly 30 years since his first visit to the Soviet Union. Back in 1984, the artist was photographed breakdancing on Moscow’s Red Square, which was a symbolic act during tense Cold War times. Three decades later, Futura is back on the same spot, only few meters away when his Timewarp or ИЗГИБ ВРЕМЕНИ opened to the public on October 14th. Despite a huge amount of work and projects that has already sealed […]

Openings: “Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art” @ Pera Museum

The country of Turkey was recently graced by a great exhibition featuring some key graffiti & street artist from around the world. Held at the Pera Museum, the show was entitled Language of the Wall: Graffiti / Street Art and gathered together 20 artists from countries such as America, Germany, France, Japan, Turkey, to give folks in the region a taste of the urban art form from around the globe. Curated by Roxane Ayral, this grouping included works by distinguished icons from different generations & disciplines […]

Recap: Futura x Crooks & Castles – “LEWDS” Launch @ Known Gallery

Last week, the Known Gallery featured the release party (with support from Hennessy) for a new line from Crooks & Castles designed by Futura. Entitled LEWDS, the collection (which can be seen in more detail here) featured the familiar text and atom motif from the NYC graffiti legend while paying homage to Christopher “Lewds” Natalio, the late Marketing Director of the streetwear brand. Rounding out the event was a Ferrari, whose outer shell was blessed by Futura as well as an appearance from Lupe Fiasco, Futura’s co-collaborater with […]

Openings: Futura – “Introspective” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

Earlier this week, graffiti legend Futura created new work for a Paris show at Magda Danysz Gallery entitled Introspective. Drawing from many of the series of works that have defined his career, the NYC-based artist presented street influenced abstractions, figurative work featuring his pointman character, and paintings that included his famous atom motif. Rounding out the exhibition were a selection of manipulated photos similar to what fans have seen him post on his Instagram for a while now. Photo credit: Stéphane Bisseuil (opening shots) & Guillotine. Discuss […]

Futura Designs Poster for U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team

With the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team set to kick off their World Cup campaign later today, now would be a to share this new poster from Futura. The New York graffiti legend and official art director for the team incorporated familiar elements of his work into the design including colorful abstractions in the background, his pointman character running the field, and soccer ball comparisons with his atom motif. It also sounds like fans of Futura’s work and the team will have a chance to […]

Upcoming: Futura – “Introspective” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 14th, a true New York City legend, Futura, will be opening a solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery at their location in Paris. Entitled Introspective, the new body of work will no doubt feature the pioneering artist’s post graffiti abstractions as well as forms of his signature atom sign and pointman character. So fans who are in France who may also have been recently following his commercial work (see NBA & World Cup), will not want to miss a rare chance to see his […]