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Behind the Scenes: Futura – Odyssey Two” @ Art Forum Berlin

AM was on-hand as Futura prepared for the his latest exhibition “Odyssey Two” that opened at Art Forum Berlin.  In addition to the canvases we showed you earlier, the exhibition included moderately-priced Pointman drawings, which are rumored to be sold out at preview.  A Pointman print that was debuted is also said to be completely sold out. As the legendary graffiti artist braced for the public to see the work that spans 20 years of his career, he grabbed his spray can and blessed the […]

Openings: Futura – “Odyssey Two” @ Art Forum Berlin

Fresh off successful shows in Los Angeles and Dubai, Futura returns with Odyssey Two, an exhibition of new works, as well as key pieces from as far as 20 years back in his fabled career.  He’s found another spot in the globe to conquer and it’s Berlin.  Fans will be able to see significant works, such as the original Pointman canvas, as well as early Pointman sketches, and early abstract pieces, right next to his most recent works.  Think of it as a retrospective and […]

Openings: “Celeritas” @ SURU

The motorcycle culture themed “Celeritas” show (previewed) and silent auction held last weekend at SURU in Los Angeles was a huge success, raising $66,000 for Riders for Health, a non-profit that funds the transportation of medical personnel to remote communities in Africa. The centerpiece of the show was a 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa customized by Barry McGee coupled with a mannequin draped in styling Darren Romanelli fashioned motorcycle leathers. Accompanying this were a series of custom helmets from Alex Pardee, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed), Estevan Oriol, Futura, James Jean (interviewed), Joe Hahn, […]

Close-Up: Lance Armstrong’s “Stages” Trek Art Bikes

This past weekend we previewed the work from “Stages,” (announcement video) the collaborative art project between Lance Armstrong and Nike Sportswear opening tomorrow at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. To promote the exhibition, Lance commissioned a series of custom artist-designed bikes that he has been riding during various stages of the Tour De France. Now, AM takes a closer look at the two wheeled beauties from Yoshitomo Nara (seen above), Shepard Fairey, Futura, Marc Newson, Barry McGee, and KAWS, as well as a sneak-peek at the bike from Damien Hirst, which […]

Tomokazu Matsuyama named Top Ten of Art Dubai

It seems like Matsu’s a thoroughbred that keeps outpacing the competition. Keeping the momentum from his stunning solo at Joshua Liner Gallery (covered); Tomokazu (Matsu) Matsuyama’s “Runnin II” was named one of the top ten pieces in this this year’s Art Dubai by Emirates Business. The piece was represented by Frey Norris, where he sold out his previous show (covered).  Matsu’s beautiful work was recognized as one of the gems of this year’s monster show in the ever growing UAB. And despite the gloomy perceptions about the overall world economy, it appears […]

Futura, Stash & Phil Frost @ Cuadro Fine Art Gallery (Dubai)

Cuadro Fine Art Gallery, in collaboration with KRUNK, will be hosting a three-man exhibition featuring urban legends Phil Frost, Futura, and Stash later this month. The show will held in conjunction with Art Dubai, U.A.E.’s third annual contemporary art fair, part of their ever-growing ambitions to become the center of the art world (see article on construction of their cultural district). A Collector’s Lunch is scheduled for March 17th and an evening Preview Reception on March 19 will open the exhibition which will remain on […]

Openings: Elms Lester’s Exhibition + Book Launch

Elms Lester is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new group show and book launch. The book catalogs 17 exhibitions over the past 12 years with a Who’s-Who of contemporary urban art: Adam Neate, Jose Parla, Phil Frost, Anthony Lister, Futura, James Marshall (Dalek), Boris Tellegen (DELTA), Mark Dean Veca, Ron English,  Space Invader, Stash and WK Interact. The book is limited to 1000 and is available here. The group show is nothing short of spectacular. Special mention goes to Adam Neate cause he is simply unconscious […]