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Openings: Five-Year Anniversary Group Exhibition @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

This past weekend, Jonathan LeVine opened their five-year anniversary group show, featuring works from an extensive list of artists who have been instrumental in the New York gallery’s success, including Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Andrew Brandou, Andy Kehoe, Blek le Rat, Chris Mars, Dan Witz, Date Farmers, Dave Cooper, Doze Green, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Esao Andrews, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Invader, Isabel Samaras, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Josh Agle (aka Shag), Kathy Staico Schorr, Mark Dean Veca, Miss Van, Natalia Fabia, […]
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Video: Banksy – “Lights, Camera, Banksy” Stencil & Interview

Readers of the The Sunday Times in the UK were greeted with a six-page spread on Banksy including a question and answer session with the stealthy street artist. The interview ended up being quite insightful despite the fact that he talks in his usual tongue-in-cheek manner about museums, CCTV, his reasons for anonymity, his hypocrisy, his family, his art background, his collection, and sure to disappoint fans everywhere, he says – “I won’t be doing any more big gallery shows for a while, it’s all […]

Weekend Chelsea Art Walk, Part 2

Continuing on with our walking tour of Chelsea (see part 1 from yesterday here), we stopped at Metro Pictures on 24th Street to see “Midnight Madness,” the latest show by painter Gary Simmons. Simmons’ “erasure” style – he uses oil paint, pigment and cold wax to produce ghostly smeared images on textured backgrounds – works perfectly with his current theme: horror-movie houses and old theater marquees. His rendering of the Bates House from Hitchcock’s 1960 classic “Psycho” (pictured above) was particularly effective: huge and looming, […]

Openings: Mike Giant @ Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea – Milan

Following his successful show last year at France’s Magda Danysz (covered), Mike Giant returned to the EU to open his “Welcome to Frisco” show last Thursday night at Milan’s Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea.  Featuring his trademark clean lines and tattooed subjects, Giant’s showing looks to be a great introduction to the San Francisco aesthetic and culture for the Milanese people. More pictures after the jump.

Banksy – “Exit Through the Gift Shop” Lambeth Palace Special Screening

After screening at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, Banksy’s “Exit Through the Gift Shop” documentary premiered in the UK at a some special screenings early this week in a tunnel underneath the Waterloo train station dubbed “Lambeth Palace.” Of course, anything the famous street artist puts on is not a simple affair.  The evening came complete with multiple installations like a red carpet painted on the street, his “Paranoid Pictures” logo, the animatronics from his “Village Store and Charcoal Grill” pop up show, as […]

Showing: Victor Castillo – “Strange Fruit” @ Merry Karnowsky

Showing alongside a fantastic new body of work from Miss Van at Merry Karnowsky was the mischievous and devious (see what we did there?) paintings of Victor Castillo (previewed). His not-so-innocent sausage-nosed children could be seen feasting on some unknown meat dujour, perusing pornography, and partaking in some forbidden or “strange fruit.” All the photos we took after the jump…

Bonus News Recap (Feb 20-27)

• No love for Lebron? WK Interact is a Dwayne Wade fan and Terry Richardson is a Kobe fan (and apparently a fan of Jersey Shore’s Pauly D as well). • Love him or despise his existence, an interview with Mr. Brainwash. • Ron English’s explanation of the art world to a dead hare. • Barry McGee makes new friends in Belgium. • Bid on a chance to sit for a portrait with Shepard Fairey. • The GR Biennale James Jean and David Choe crates […]

Weekend Chelsea Art Walk, Part 1

New York City is currently digging out from yet another snowstorm. But last weekend, the weather in New York was beautiful, and luckily, we took advantage of the brief window of sun to spend the day strolling around Chelsea popping in and out of art galleries. And even more luckily, we saw lots of amazing art – so much so that it was too much to talk about in just one post. So, enjoy part 1 of our virtual Chelsea stroll today, and check back […]
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Streets: Vhils in Moscow

Lazarides recently released some images of a piece that Vhils put up in Moscow, perhaps at the same time this piece was created. For more background info on how the Portugal-based street artist produces his “unbufferable” works of art with hammer and chisel, check out a video here. Also, more images of this piece after the jump…

Preview: “Curious and Curiouser” @ Nucleus Gallery

We recently told you about an upcoming show, book release, and signing tour from Camille Rose Garcia surrounding her new illustrated Alice in Wonderland book.  Tomorrow night, another Alice in Wonderland tribute show is opening at Nucleus Gallery entitled “Curious and Curiouser”, a nod to the famous quote from Alice when she began growing taller after eating the cake labeled “Eat me.” Not only will there be some fantastic art like the pieces seen above from Amy Sol (interviewed) of Alice, the rabbit, and the […]
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