With Halloween in mind, Fanakapan put his special style to work creating some pumpkin head murals on the streets of London. The first piece (seen above) was a solo endeavor that once again highlights the UK-based artist’s balloon animal technique with a creepy jack-o’-lantern. The second wall painted was a collaboration with AliHamish Campbell & Tom Blackford at Mile End Skate Park with a pumpkin-head skeleton as his contribution. Photo credit: Street Art Atlas & @annahitahessami.
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For this holiday season, the Connaught Hotel in London commissioned Damien Hirst to create a Christmas tree outside for passerby’s in the posh Mayfair neighborhood to enjoy. The 30 foot Norway Spruce was decorated by the British artist with the power of science and medicine in mind, one of the themes that frequently inspires him. Garnishments include medical instruments, snowmen formed with pills, garlands of pink sausages, as well as traditional white doves. Hirst further explains – “The Christmas tree is a celebration of togetherness, a […]
Coming up on Halloween, Candice Tripp (interviewed) will making a side project available for purchase. These Houses Of Horror may be recognizable to astute fans out there as from movies like A Nightmare on Elm Street (seen above), The Omen, Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, House of the Devil, Suspira, The Birds, and more. She has even painted Stephen King’s house in Bangor and added it to the set of infamous structures that are all done with gouache on illustration board. These little originals are sized at 10″ x 12″, so head over […]
Those who are familiar with Chet Zar’s (interviewed) beautifully grotesque imagery would not be surprised if they heard Halloween was one of his favorite holidays. This year, Copro Gallery in Los Angeles will be celebrating in fashion with a vintage costume party on October 18th along with the opening of a new solo show from the locally-based artist entitled All Hallow’s Eve. As you can see from the preview shots, he has been preparing a series of ghastly paintings for the occasion. Discuss Chet Zar here.
Coming up on October 24th, New York will get their own Black Moon show put on by Sloan Fine Art (site/109, 109 Norfolk St). Like the one in Los Angeles last year (covered), friends Elizabeth McGrath, Jessicka Addams, Marion Peck, and Camille Rose Garcia will get together to present dark new artworks inspired by their favorite time of year. Take a look at the the imagery from CRG above and put it on your schedule if you are in the NY area as it will be up […]
As our readers in America get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, here are some works from Ryan McGinley (who recently showed in Hong Kong) to start things off. Taken from his firework series of photographs, the combination of the sparklers and the human forms is one of his most iconic images. So, have a happy Independence Day and stay safe out there. Discuss Ryan McGinley here.
If you are like us here at AM, you will already have seen many Valentine’s Day wishes and imagery posted from artists like the piece above from Dan Quintana. We hope you enjoy this special day with your loved one and we would also like to wish you happy V-day by sharing a small selection of these images with you. You may also want to take this chance to show your love back to your favorite artists by following them on Instagram (click on links […]
Now would be a good time to update you on the adventures of David Choe (featured) seeing as he and his friends have been recently traipsing around with some US Flag gear on. You can follow his Instagram here to keep up on his travels and activities with commentary that can be brilliant, insane, hilarious and / or downright offensive depending on your viewpoint. Also tune in to his talkshow to dive deeper into the mind of Choe if you dare. Have a safe fourth of […]
For the new years holiday, we decided to explore the work of the great American artist J.C. Leyendecker. Known in the early 20th century as one of the pre-eminent illustrators, he was a predecessor and idol of the great Norman Rockwell. Perhaps one of his most famous series of works, and the reason why we are featuring him today, is his covers for the The Saturday Evening Post where he popularized his iconic New Year’s Baby (the last from him being in 1943). Enjoy more examples of the traditional […]
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.