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Streets: Invader (Toulouse)

Last week, Invader started his first wave of public art in the city of Toulouse with some of his iconic tile-based works. Choosing an appropriate color for his video game-based characters, the French artist glued up ten different pieces in the “Pink City,” known for the pinkish terracotta bricks used in its architecture. Toulouse is the 66th city to be “invaded” by the street artist – you can see more in the photos below… Discuss Invader here.
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Upcoming: “Suggestivism : Resonance” @ Spoke Art

Following up on Suggestivism exhibitions in Orange County (2011) and Rome (2013) and Los Angeles (2014), Nathan Spoor will be curating a new iteration in San Francisco. The group exhibition opening at Spoke Art on September 1st will include work from him as well as Audrey Kawasaki (in progress piece seen above), along with many others listed below… Other participants include: Alex Pardee, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Hurd, Boris Pelcer, Charlie Immer, Dan Christofferson, Dan May, Eric Richardson, Esao Andrews, Fulvio Di Piazza, Greg Simkins, Hannah Faith Yata, […]
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Openings: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA

A couple weekends ago, in association with POW! WOW! Long Beach, a massive group show opened at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension was presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW!, a followup on last year’s debut showing (covered) with another amazing series of installations and murals from a new roster. Not only did fans in the beach city get to see murals from some of their favorite artists (covered), but also a high quality selection of work in a museum […]
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Upcoming: Zevs – “The Big Oil Splash” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On July 28th, Lazarides Rathbone will be presenting new works from Zevs in a solo show entitled The Big Oil Splash. Included from the French artist, otherwise known as Aguirre Schwarz, will be a series of paintings, monochromes and sculpture featuring his iconic drips and thematically referencing oil spills. He further states – “Ecology is at the heart of this new work. But it was paint, not politics. The work of man on earth extends here in a work of painting on canvas.” Discuss Zevs here.
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Releases: Josh Keyes – “Guardian” Print

Coming up on August 8th, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new Artist Collectable archival print on wood entitled Guardian. Produced in an edition of 250, it will measure 9”x12”x1 5/8″ and come in a satin black frame. The price will be $250 so head over here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Showing: FriendsWithYou – “Light Wave” @ Santa Monica Pier

Currently showing at the Santa Monica Pier through September 3rd (7-10pm on Thursdays) is a new installation from FriendsWithYou. Light Wave is the collective’s largest installation to date and was created in partnership with the iconic pier’s Twilight Concert Series as well as Snapchat. The huge inflatables and play with light creates a magical setting for beachgoers enjoy through the rest of summer. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Streets: Recap

With the second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach successfully completed, it’s now time to review the murals painted for the event. The street art festival upgraded itself this year with a more extensive list of artists including 123Klan, Aaron Li-Hill, Andrew Hem, Brendan Monroe, Cinta Vidal, Dave Van Patten, Defer, Dragon76 (seen above), Edwin Ushiro, Ernest Zacharevic, Evah Fan, Felipe Pantone, Gail Werner, Gary Musgrave, Hitozuki, Hula, James Molina, James Haunt, Jeff McMillan, Kaplan Bunce, Karshink, Mr44, OG23, OG Slick, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, Sket One, Telmo Miel, and Yoskay […]
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Overtime: July 18 – July 24

More stories from the week that ended July 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Yanyan Huang – Giardino del Tempo at Tomorrow Gallery featured by Mousse Magazine. RIP: Mladen Stilinović, who passed at the age of 69 after battling a serious illness. RIP: Billy Name, who passed away at the age of 76. When he turned Andy Warhol’s Factory silver. RIP: Carlos Nine, who passed away at the age of 72. Jeff Koons’ studio lays off 14 workers. Met Museum might let go of as much as 100 […]
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Previews: “Cluster” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Starting on August 3rd at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, some of their established as well as new artists will be presenting work in a new group show. Entitled Cluster, the exhibition gave the participants a chance to interpret the idea of cluster or to arrange a grouping of their work to display. Included on the roster will be Amandine Urruty, Anton Vill, Ben Tolman, Charlie Immer (seen above), Drew Leshko, Gary Mellon, Gary Taxali, Luke O’Sullivan, Marco Mazzoni, Nicomi Nix Turner, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Smithe One, […]
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Openings: Pejac – “Law of the Weakest” (London Popup)

On Thursday, July 21st, Pejac revealed his long awaited London solo show for a private viewing. Installed as a popup at the Londonewcastle Project Space on Redchurch Street, Law of the Weakest included around 30 pieces created in the last couple of months exclusively for this event. The visitors entered the main part of the show through a dark room in which a large ball pit was placed. Looking ordinary at first, on closer examination, a shark fin could be seen emerging out of the colorful balls, adding tension to a usual place […]
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