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Halloween Roundup

Well, to put you in the mood for a little trick-or-treating tonight, we have a little roundup of the rest of the Halloween snippets we have gathered for you. First up, Brandi Milne (featured) has released a new print entitled “Give Me Your Soul, Little One”. It’s available through Corey Helford Gallery, so contact them for details if you are interested. Take a look other ghastly items from the art world after the jump, and remember, stay safe!

Showing: “13th Hour III” @ Last Rites Gallery

After tipping you off to two holiday-appropriate shows (Neckface in LA and Phantasmagoria in Montreal), we have one last one for you – the “13th Hour III” group show at the Last Rites Gallery. With great curatorial direction, the group of artists chosen all are mostly known for darker and bizarre imagery, leading to a great series of paintings of eerie creatures and creepy situations. Some selections after the jump…

Video: Dan Witz – “WTF 2010″

You may remember us posting a piece last Halloween from Dan Witz leading up to his show at Carmichael Gallery. Well, he recently released a video of some of his recent work entitled “WTF 2010″, an updated version of his “In Plain View” and “Kilroy Variations” series and we thought it would again be a fitting time to share it with you. We like the roadwork-like costume he puts on as he glues up scenes of entrapment that would scare anyone coming across it on […]
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Streets: LUDO – “Halloweenism”

LUDO (interviewed) just completed a series of Parisian bus shelters ad takeovers entitled “Halloweenism.” A fitting project don’t you think with his view of monsters (Castro, Saddam, Stalin, Gaddafi, Mao, Mugabe) for this holiday. More after the jump…

Showing: “Phantasmagoria” @ Yves Laroche

What better way to kick off your Halloween festivities than with this group show at Yves Laroche in Montreal. “Phantasmagoria” reunites the creative minds of Chet Zar, Travis Louie (interviewed), Kathie Olivas, and Brandt Peter (interviewed) for this creepy theme show. Attendees can look forward to Chet’s nightmarish characters, Travis’ strange creatures, and Kathie / Brandt’s misfits to perhaps give them some costume ideas. More preview images after the jump…
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Happy Halloween from Ana Bagayan

For those of you who follow Ana Bagayan’s (interviewed) work, you may be used to something a little more cheerful than this new series of drawings. Inspired by the Halloween spirit, Ana seems to have found a theme for these pieces that will be part of her solo show at FB69 Gallery next February in Germany. Take a look are more creepy samples after the jump…

Releases: Vandalog Limited Editioned Shirts (Gaia, Faro & Troy Lovegates)

Our friend RJ at Vandalog has been working on this project all summer and we’re happy to announce that his project is now in full bloom. Tapping into some of his favorite street artists, RJ has created a very limited edition (less than 40) screenprint shirts to launch his new Vandalog clothing label. Being all about the artist, you won’t see the Vandalog logo anywhere, instead you’ll find all artwork dead and center. To start off, the three artist involved are Gaia (ed. of 37), […]

Openings: Ryan McGinley – “Life Adjustment Center” @ Ratio 3

With Ratio 3 playing host, Bay Area residents came out en masse to catch a glimpse of phenom photographer Ryan McGinley’s newest body of work last night. Famously known as the youngest artist ever to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Life Adjustment Center (previewed) showcases in perfect detail the reasons for such an honor. Technical prowess, imaginative shot composing and a flair for the dramatic all work in concert to engage and entice the viewer, both in subdued monochromatics […]

Streets: Eine (South Africa)

The last time we hung out with Ben Eine was when he was painting the “Alphabet Street” in London. He has since made headlines by entering Obama’s collection and now appears to have traveled to Cape Town to do some work. Take a look this nice project as he painted over some large vats with “FAIR SPONTANEOUS PASSIONATE CHANGE THE WORLD AND CELEBRATE.” Take a look at a couple of in progress shots as well as more shutters from South Africa after the jump…

Video / Interview: Charming Baker

Charming Baker has sent us a video interview about his recent “Stupid has a new Hero” show in New York (covered). You’ll see some funny sequences of him running through the streets of Chinatown and Lower East Side with his paintings. Charming also talks about his Michelle Obama piece and his unique approach for concept creation. Discuss Charming Baker here.
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