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Streets: Leon Keer // ONO’U (Tahiti)

Earlier his month, Leon Keer contributed another one of his signature anamorphic street paintings to the ONO’U street art festival in Tahiti. Painted at the lookout of the Gare Maritime Ferry Terminal in Papeete, the piece features a parade of robots ready to explore the beautiful island after exiting their cruise ship. As you can see, his three-dimensional skills are quite impressive, creating an optical illusion that the island residents would not soon forget. Photo credit: Selina Miles, Marc Emmanuel Louvat, and the artist. Discuss Leon Keer here.

Releases: Mark Drew – “Deez Nuts” Prints

One of Australian artist and graphic designer Mark Drew’s most popular series of works are his genius mashups of the Peanuts comics and 90s rap. These paintings collectively entitled Deez Nuts were originally covered by us in 2013 when he had a showing at his China Heights Gallery in Sydney. For those who missed it, some of these images featuring some classic hip hop phrases and Schulz’ iconic characters are available as prints here. Discuss Mark Drew here.
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James Jean Prints // David Choe’s Mangchi Final Tour

As with many things in life, it pays to know the right people. With what is promised to be the final tour kicking off soon for David Choe’s band Mangchi, they will be giving out free prints featuring the artwork behind the group to attendees. As you may well know, some of the artwork for the band is from Choe’s friend James Jean (interviewed), so if you want a shot at something unique for your walls that won’t come up for sale, you may consider buying tickets to […]

Upcoming: Mark Jenkins – “Knock Knock” @ Ruttkowski;68

On October 21st, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) will be opening a show at Ruttkowski;68 in Cologne, Germany, his third solo with the gallery. Knock Knock will feature more of the American artist’s signature witty sculptures utilizing the human form, with the latest body of work a play on the classic joke. With these freestanding pieces, mimicking his installations on the streets, as well as the more indoor based sculptural canvas flats, Jenkins’ hopes to “metaphorically knock on the viewer’s mind, calling norms into question again.” Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Upcoming: Evoca1 – “Though Perils of Our Youth” @ StolenSpace

Though Perils of Our Youth, a solo show from Evoca1, will be opening at the StolenSpace in London on November 3rd. Known for his detailed and expressive murals featuring portraits of people and often their animal companions, the Miami-based street artist is working on something a little more personal for this gallery show. The Dominican born artist further explains – “This exhibition of oil paintings, and drawings will reflect on what we endure through our lives overcoming childhood struggles and experiences. The stories portrayed in the work […]

Upcoming: Anarchic Adjustment – “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” @ Seventh Letter Gallery

Anarchic Adjustment, a fashion clothing company originally founded in London and then popularized in San Francisco, is celebrating their 30 year anniversary revival at the Seventh Letter Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the exhibition will be featuring mainly sculptural works dealing with the “uncompromising satire of mass distraction, narcissism and the hidden machine.” For those interested, the show opens on October 20th.
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Releases: Damien Hirst – “Myth And Legend”

Those who follow Damien Hirst may remember the Myth & Legend sculptures that he had on display at Chatsworth House grounds in the UK in 2013 (covered). The British artist now has released porcelain replicas of the two partially dissected imaginary creatures (unicorn – myth, pegasus – legend) as a set currently through Outer Criteria in an edition of 20 for £67,000. He explains – “In a way, science brings religion down to earth and to cut open mythical creatures and expose them as no different to mortal horses is somehow still […]

Releases: Eine – “The Missing Letter” Sculptural Edition

Fluorescent Smogg recently released a series of sculptural editions from Eine, their second collaboration with the British street artist on three-dimensional representations of his famous letters. The hand cast concrete sculpture is produced in a run of 10 in four unique color ways (light blue, saffron yellow, light green, light pink) plus a handfinished special edition, £575.00 & £875.00 respectively. Entitled The Missing Letter to reference the fact that Eine’s alphabet canvases sometimes omit the letter ‘W’, these can be added to your collection by heading here. Discuss Eine here.
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Upcoming: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Fans of Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) may want to plan ahead to her next solo show coming up soon in Los Angeles. Opening on November 12th (alongside Stella Im Hultberg) at Thinkspace Gallery, her new body of work will be entitled Interlude, sure to feature her beautifully rendered sensual women with expert use of the wood grains in the painting surface. Photo credit: Jordana Sheara. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here. Discuss this show here.

Previews: “Urban Dawn II” @ The Factory Lofts (Beirut)

On October 15th, the Urban Dawn II exhibition organized by curator19.90 will get underway in Beirut, Lebanon. The selection of artists is unusual for the region with the goal being to “help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture.” You can see a selection of preview images here with the full roster to include Alex Diamond, Alex Sastoque, Anton Savitsky, Andrew Schoultz, Ashekman, Base23, Camille Adra, Chad Muska, Dalek, Danno, Dan Witz (seen above), Dem189, […]
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