Fans of Nick Walker (interviewed) can always count on two things - intricate stencil work and the iconic The Morning After (TMA) series where his signature "Vandal" runs amuck "beautifying" some of the most prominent cities around the globe. Some may remember East West Connect, the exhibition where Mr. Walker first unveiled (here) this site specific painting of the streets of Hong Kong, entitled Basking in the Glory. After two years, Nick finally makes good with his promise to release this as a 15 color silkscreen. Created in an edition size of 150, the first hundred of the TMA Hong Kong print will be released first come first serve on TheArtOfNickWalker.com at 7pm GMT (2pm EST & 11am PST). The remaining 50 will be offered via lottery. We all know how tough getting your hands on a TMA print can be, so Mr. Walker & AM have teamed up for a fun little contest on Instagram. We want you to get creative and share your favorite city where you want to see the Vandal hit up next! Top 3 winners win: Grand Prize - A special A/P (artist proof) edition of Basking in the Glory 1st Prize - Basking in the Glory silkscreen from the edition of 150 2nd Prize - Vandal prize pack How to play? Between now and Jan 5th, simply post on your Instagram, a picture of yourself (Vandal gear optional) in the scene/location of where you envision the next TMA. Please use the hashtag: #VandalWasHere and also hashtag the city you're repping (i.e #HongKong). Discuss Nick Walker here.
If you have been following AM over the years, you will have noticed we have teamed up with UK-based artist and illustrator Von (interviewed) for giveaways in the past. This time around, he has graciously offered up one of his new "Motion" Collector's Edition Box Set featuring his familiar bird imagery to one of our lucky readers. The hand made box set of five prints comes in an edition of 50 with each measuring at 40 x 30 cm, and costs £225 (available for preorder now here). To qualify for the contest, you need to like Von’s facebook fanpage here as well as the Arrested Motion fanpage here. After that, leave a comment at the bottom of this article stating why you should be the winner. Discuss Von here.
Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) recently released a new limited edition through Roq La Rue to partially benefit Bat Conservation International. Fitting in perfectly with her recent imagery featuring the winged creature, I Will Be Here When You Fall will be produced in a run of 100, be sized at 9" x 12", and cost $250 with $130 of each print going to the conservation efforts. Each one will have hand deckled edges, have hand-finished gold embellishments, and be signed & numbered by the artist. If you purchased the print Garcia released several years ago to help endangered elephants in Africa, this would match nicely. Contact the Seattle-based gallery if you are interested in making a purchase. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
The UK-based D*Face (interviewed) is currently in Japan to promote his new book - The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog. To that end, he will be holding a signing event (tonight) and show at Parco Gallery X in Tokyo where he will also be releasing a Japanese flag version print (seen below). Of course, while in town, he also took time to work on a mural (located in Shibuya). Photos via Mura. Discuss D*Face here.
In association with her recent showing at the Fecal Face Dot Gallery in San Francisco, Tiffany Bozic has released a print entitled Strigiformes. The striking image of a series of overlapping owls is a reproduction of a painting from the exhibition and is available now. It will be produced in a run of 100, is sized at 20" x 16.5" (12" x 16" image), and cost $165. Head over here if you want to add this to your collection. Discuss Tiffany Bozic here.
Later today, at 11am PST, Static Medium will be releasing a new print from Los Angeles street legend Mear One (interviewed) entitled Transformation. Each print is embellished with hand painted details, sized at 18"x18" image on 20"x22" sheet, and cost $90.00 (postage $15 USA, $25 INT'L). The release will be timed sale lasting 24 hours with the edition size determined by how many are bought. Take a look at the video below to learn more about the image and head over here tomorrow if you are interested in adding this to your collection. Discuss Mear One here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXtrxbKvmUE
Earlier today, Aron Wiesenfeld released two limited editions, The Wedding Party (seen above), which was produced from a painting seen in his New York show back in 2011 (covered) and Early (seen below). Fans of the San Diego-based artist may also want to check out a small selection of originals available on his webstore along with details of the new prints. If you are interested in seeing his works in person, which he describes as "painted as realistically as he can from his imagination," you may want to check out his next solo show in September 2014 at the Arcadia Contemporary, or the Pop Surrealism show at Museum Aquarium, Rome, in December 2013. Discuss Aron Wiesenfeld here.