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Streets: D*Face (Los Angeles)

With D*Face’s (interviewed) show opening soon (next weekend) in Los Angeles, the British artist was busy completing a new mural at the same location as where the popup exhibition will be held (315 Robertson Blvd). Featuring his Lichtenstein inspired imagery as well his signature wings, the caption reads “You’re Dead To Me.” Check out more photos below and see you at opening night. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss D*Face here.
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Overtime: Sept 15 – Sept 21

More stories from the week that ended Sept 21 (click on bolded words for more information): Raymond Pettibon collaborated with Supreme for their 2014 Fall/Winter Collection. Images up for Torey Thornton’s Some Narrow Sleeping exhibition at OHWOW. Iraqi city of Mosul has art, music, history, literature and Christianity classes “permanently annulled” by ISIS. Abigail DeVille’s installation removed in Washington DC because residents complained that it was junk. 20 prominent women from the art world answer the question: “Is the art world biased?” Ben Davis writes […]
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Streets: Blu (Italy)

To commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the death of Fabrizio Ceruso, Blu has painted a new mural in San Basilio, a district of Rome. The teenager died after being shot in the chest during the protests that erupted after the government tried to evict some of the houses occupied by 150 families in the area. The saint that gives his namesake to the district can be seen moving against the protestors along with the authorities. As you can imagine, using imagery that depicts the police […]
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Baby Tattooville ’14 / Previews: “Through The Looking Glass” @ Riverside Art Museum

Baby Tattooville 2014 is fast approaching so we will start bringing preview coverage of the event starting with this look at something currently showing at the Riverside Art Museum. This iteration of the annual companion exhibition is entitled Through The Looking Glass and features work from this year’s official participants which includes Brom, Laurie Lee Brom, Bob Dob, Eric Fortune, Tara McPherson, Brian Smith, Joe Sorren, and Jeff Soto (seen above). Also on display were all the previous year’s Art Jams (collaborative paintings from participating […]
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Setup: Pryce Lee – “Fish in a Barrel” @ Anonymous Gallery (Mexico)

Tomorrow, September 19th, Pryce Lee will unveil a brand new exhibition in Mexico City’s Anonymous Gallery. Entitled Fish in a Barrel, this fresh body of work continues his exploration of the fragility & violence that is part of human society with his signature bullet embedded sculptures. This show also serves as the inaugural exhibition for Anonymous Gallery’s new space in Mexico.  This fascinating show is a must see if you’re in the region and will be up until October 26th. Lee actually has travelled to Mexico to work in […]
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Preview: Rob Sato – “Curses” @ Martha Otero Gallery

Opening on Saturday, September 20 is the first solo show by gallery artist Rob Sato at Martha Otero. The LA-based artist will exhibit to his home-town audience mainly works on paper, but will also include baseballs (he played the sport as a kid) and sketchbooks. The presentation will tie personal, fictional, and historical narratives that the artist processes into his own visual aesthetic to explore his own ideas of memory, space, and time. One highlight of the show is Sato’s epic project Five Movements For […]
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Showing: Kelly Vivanco – “Peculiar Tides” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, AM stopped by Thinkspace Gallery to take a look at the new body of work from Kelly Vivanco. Entitled Peculiar Tides, the fresh paintings worked off a nautical theme where her characters are situated in seaside or underwater environments. Completing the whimsical nature of the show was an installation of ship sculptures (seen above) on a wall of waves, where some of the creatures seen in her work can be seen piloting the vessels. Discuss this show here. Discuss Kelly Vivanco here.
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Preview / Streets: O.Two – ‘Flux’ @ Winterlong Galerie

London based abstract artist O.Two is currently in France painting a commissioned wall at a large concert venue in La Rochelle and he sent us along a few progress pictures of the piece coming together. The mural combines his typographically inclined abstract stylings with figurative elements – somewhat of a first for him. Also known as James Carey, O.Two is combining the trip with an exhibition at Winterlong Galerie set to open this Thursday, September 18th entitled Flux. The show will feature 10 new paintings […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

Right on the heals of a successful opening of his solo in Los Angeles (covered), KAWS has returned for a second engagement at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The star of the event was a new sculptural installation featuring a cluster of his signature companion figures entitled Clean Slate, situated in the Ocean Terminal forecourt where his previous massive Passing Through companion could be seen back in 2010 (covered). Complementing this was the New York-based artist’s imagery all along the corridor leading into the shopping complex […]
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Recap: Nuart Festival (Part 2) – Streets

If you enjoyed the indoor work that some of the artists put in for this year’s Nuart Festival, you will definitely want an update on what they created on their primary canvas – the streets. Participants this year included Andreco, Borondo (seen above), DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Enjoy all the shots below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven, Nuart, and the artists.
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