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Customs: Joe Ledbetter – Dissected Mutant Bunny

Ever since when he started in 2011, Joe Ledbetter has continually adding to his custom painted Mutant Bunny series (examples here, here, and here). Featuring arguably the Los Angeles-based artist’s most beloved character, each of these art objects have been painstakingly painted in creative manifestations of the original form, sometimes mirrored in paintings past or future. The latest one we are sharing with you is a beautiful dissected version – check out more photos below… Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Permanent Vacation” @ Eden Rock Gallery

As fans in his home country prep for the Thanksgiving holiday, KAWS is currently in St. Barths, where he has frequently vacationed in the past, getting ready for a showing at the Eden Rock Gallery opening on November 28th. In conjunction with Art Saint Barth and presented by Galerie Perrotin, the exhibition will be held at the top of the Eden Rock Hotel. On display will be Permanent Vacation, a dolphin-shaped painting from the Brooklyn-based artist, as well as selections from his recent black and […]
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Streets: Rostarr for The Standard (NYC) – Part I

Currently in New York, gifted urban calligrapher Rostarr is working on a rooftop mural for The Standard Hotel. The piece, when completed, will be a welcome addition to the visual landscape associated with the high traffic High Line pedestrian walkway. Take a look below at some in-progress shots of Romon in action and head over for a look yourself when the work is completed. Photo credit: @chrismosier, @geoffsean, @takuspefad, and the artist. Discuss Rostarr here.
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Fashion: James Jean x Big Bad Wolf Tee Release

After introducing a new apparel brand (Big Bad Wolf) last month and the first release in their street-inspired line of children’s clothing with Yoskay Yamamoto, we can now share with you another collaboration. This latest offering features the sublime work of  James Jean (interviewed) and his imagery which includes running wolves as well as other super detailed renderings. If interested, you can purchase this limited edition tee in store at Giant Robot, the Long Beach Museum of Art and online at www.bigbadwolfkids.com. Discuss James Jean here.
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Showing: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Sweet & Low” @ AFA (New York)

Almost two years after her last show in New York, Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) has unveiled new paintings at AFA NYC. Entitled Sweet & Low, the fresh body of work continues the exploration of her delicate female characters in a land of dessert. As seen commonly in the San Marino-based painter and illustrator’s work, the innocence of the setting is balanced by an undercurrent of dark themes seen when her imagery is examined more closely. Discuss Nicoletta Ceccoli here.
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Releases: Luke Chueh – “Boba Fett” Figure @ FLABSLAB

On November 21st, Luke Chueh (featured) will be releasing a figure based on his popular Boba Fett image, his ingenious combination of a popular Chinese drink and the fortuitously similarly named Star Wars character. The threeB event (boba, bears, and bounty hunters) will take place at FLABSLAB in Singapore where he will be available to meet and greet fans. In addition to the new resin art toy, attendees will also have a chance to buy the Los Angeles-based artist’s tote bags, prints and paintings for sale. […]
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Previews: Nate Frizzell – “Dark Was The Night” @ CHG Circa

This Saturday night in Los Angeles, Nate Frizzell (interviewed) will be presenting all new paintings at CHG Circa entitled Dark Was The Night. Working primarily with a black background, the new perspective referenced in the title of the show provides a stark new background that really make his imagery pop. The fresh pieces will continue to feature his portraiture of children and different wild creatures as well as his familiar exploration of identity thru the use of costumes. Discuss Nate Frizzell here.
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Releases: James Jean – “Seasons” Print

On November 18th, next Tuesday, starting at 8:00 AM PST, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing another timed edition. Entitled Seasons, it will have an image size of 22.25 x 37″ and paper size of 24 x 40″, and will cost $200. Anyone ordering it 24 hours after the start time will get one (never to be released again) with the run determined by demand. Head over here at the appropriate time to add it to your collection. Discuss James Jean here.
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Previews: Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

After dipping their feet into the waters of the Denver art community with a mural a few months back (covered),  Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon return tonight with a full plunge. Momentum at Space Gallery features the Furtherrr Collective together again (see 2012, 2013, 2013) with a showing that highlights how well their imagery go together – whether it is in collaborative pieces or collectively when their individual works are seen side by side. Head over tonight for the opening if you still can or plan a visit through December 2nd. Photo credit: The […]
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Streets: Vhils (Los Angeles)

Over the last several days, Vhils (filmed) has been busy working his magic in downtown Los Angeles with some new murals arranged by LeBasse Projects. The last time we saw him in the area was in 2011 when we have the chance to catch some of the footage of his unique mark-making in the streets. This newest piece features the Portuguese artist’s portraiture chiseled into this wall near Chinatown as per his usual technique. Check out more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos for Arrested Motion. Discuss Vhils here.
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