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01.26.15 Rhett Jones

A police department in North Miami Beach made headlines last week when it was discovered they were using mugshots of black men for target practice. Now, some unlikely meme-creators are trying to break the internet with a Twitter protest campaign. The #UseMeInstead campaign was started on a Facebook group for Lutheran clergy. The idea is for priests […]

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07.29.14 Marina Galperina

Street artist David Anasagasti aka “Ahol Sniffs Glue” has filed a lawsuit accusing American Eagle Outfitters of unlawful infringement of his intellectual property — on their website and social media, in ads and billboards, and around their stores — without permission or compensation. In one of the sloppiest corporate appropriations we’ve seen in a while, American […]

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02.18.14 Andy Cush

After an unsuccessful attempt at offloading outdoor works from Banksy’s NYC residency Better Out Than In at Art Miami in December, art dealer Stephan Keszler is trying once again to sell the pieces. The artist’s Red Hook heart balloon wall piece and “Crazy Horse” car door are up for sale at Miami’s FAAM auction house, for starting bids […]

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12.06.13 Marina Galperina

“We started Cloaque as a digital landfill,” artist Carlos Saez tells ANIMAL about his ongoing Tumblr-based project with Claudia Mate. “Our idea was to collect digital trash found online and join it together like the compost cubes at landfills.” The Tumblr had quickly turned into a “100% collaborative” group project, Exquisite corpse-style — each artist begins his digital piece […]

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Marina Galperina

Kilo Collective’s Brazilian-born artist Gustavo Sousa is in Miami, watching the insane amount of legal murals going up for art fair season. Every day, Sousa is painting very tiny, surprisingly detailed, impressionistic mini-portraits of the street artists at work using a tiny “portable studio” watercolor kit. “This project uses Instagram as an exhibition space,” Sousa […]

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12.04.13 Aymann Ismail

Last night, the “Faile Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade Presented by Perrier™” opened to the public in Miami Beach. ANIMAL stopped by just before the opening to check out the games. They were on and they were loud. In a room covered with Faile collages, the refurbished machines offered a variety of amusements, like joy-stick powered brass knuckles for […]

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12.03.13 Marina Galperina & Aymann Ismail

“I think it has the Max Fish vibe for sure,” the bar’s owner Ulli Rimkus tells ANIMAL. “It feels good, not nostalgic.” The Lower East Side’s venerable dive bar and graffiti writer hang-out shut down earlier this year, but with the help of Klughaus gallery, it is being briefly resurrected in Miami. Rimkus and friends recreated Max Fish from the […]

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06.25.13 Andy Cush

New Yorkers looking to pretend they’re Rick Ross, Scott Storch, or Kourtney and Khloe taking Miami for a few minutes are in luck today: that city’s tourism board has a fleet of ludicrously expensive cars stationed across the street from Bryant Park waiting to chauffer you anywhere you’d like, as long as it’s in Midtown. […]

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01.02.13 Andy Cush

Last month, instrumental hip-hop godhead DJ Shadow was asked by the staff at Miami’s Mansion nightclub to cut his set short, apparently because whatever he was playing was too weird for the crowd. Later, Shadow promised to upload the offending set to SoundCloud so we could hear exactly what had those promoters so worked up. […]

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12.07.12 Marina Galperina

“BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH…” reads another transparent banner, tugged along by a plane above Miami Beach today, as a part of Adam Shopkorn-curated airborne art show for Art Basel Week. Not sure where the promised Richard Prince, John Baldessari, etc. are at, but this one’s a bit on the nose, innit? […]

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