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Haroshi – “Battle At The Berrics VII” Trophy

Sculptor Haroshi (featured), who is deeply embedded in skate culture, has designed the trophy for The Battle At The Berrics VII. A fitting collaboration as the unique aesthetic of the Japanese artist features recycled skateboards as his raw materials. If you remember, Haroshi also created the BATB 5 trophy featuring a middle finger salute. This time around he decide to go with a lower leg and foot. You can follow the finals here on Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. PST if you are interested to see who will bring […]
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Upcoming: Antony Micallef – “I Love That You Love What I Love” @ Lazarides (Popup)

Coming up in October, Antony Micallef returns (see 2012) to show with Lazarides at a yet to be disclosed popup location in London. I Love That You Love What I Love will see the gifted painter reveal provocative new large-scale works alongside a selection of studies often featuring his distorted and unearthly figures that speak to what lies deep inside his psyche. Sample your eyes on these shots from the studio for now as we head closer to the opening. Photo credit: Ian Cox & Lazarides. Discuss […]
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David Shrigley for Sketch Restaurant (London)

Like what Damien Hirst’s art did for the Tramshed Restaurant, David Shrigley has now done for sketch in London. The Turner Prize nominated and Fourth Plinth commissioned artist contributed 239 new works (available for purchase through Stephen Friedman Gallery) for the restaurant that now line the walls, the largest group of drawings that he has created. In addition, Shrigley has contributed new ceramic tableware (available for purchase online next year) that feature his distinctive text. Discuss David Shrigley here.
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Upcoming: Daniel Arsham – “The Future is Always Now” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Running concurrently and staggered with the current G I R L exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris starting Thursday night (June 12th) will be a new show from Daniel Arsham. The Future is Always Now will be the New York-based artist’s ninth solo with the gallery and will feature about 20 artworks centered thematically around music, an interest seen previously with his collaboration with Pharrell. Fans of Arsham will want to stop by to see his unique views on future archeology with his eroded sculptures of […]
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Recap: Ken Sortais – “Les Peregrinations De Si Atroce” @ Galerie Celal

Last month, Galerie Celal in Paris opened up a new show from Ken Sortais (aka Cony from PAL Crew) entitled Les Peregrinations De Si Atroce. The Frenchman who was once a pro golfer who in the end could not resist his love for graffiti put together a new body of works featuring paintings and sculptures that takes viewer on a symbolic journey. While looking at a further abstraction of his usual work, one can almost see hints of something emerge in the lines and patterns, yet can’t be […]
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Recap: POW! WOW! Taiwan

Last week, the first POW! WOW! Taiwan wrapped up successfully as invited artists finished public works throughout the capital city of Taipei. With the main event based in Hawaii (see 2014), it looks like the crew behind this annual art retreat will be branching out to different parts of the world. Taipei’s version featured some familiar faces and some new talent, including some local artists. We have already shared photos of James Jean’s impressive wall and an associated show from Brendan Monroe & Evah Fan, […]
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Upcoming: Futura – “Introspective” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 14th, a true New York City legend, Futura, will be opening a solo show at Magda Danysz Gallery at their location in Paris. Entitled Introspective, the new body of work will no doubt feature the pioneering artist’s post graffiti abstractions as well as forms of his signature atom sign and pointman character. So fans who are in France who may also have been recently following his commercial work (see NBA & World Cup), will not want to miss a rare chance to see his […]
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Openings: “Space//Squared” @ White Walls Gallery

Last month, White Walls Gallery in San Francisco opened a group exhibition entitled Space//Squared. Curated by Sven Davis, the showing was a followup to an event last year in Portland (covered). This time around, participating artists were again asked to contribute artwork in a 10 x 10″ format.  Along with pieces from over 100 artists (list seen below), Adam Friedman and Robert Minervini also created a site-specific installation featuring a series of paintings interspersed throughout mural elements. Roster: 2501, Adam Friedman, Adam Weir, Akiko Masker, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, […]
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Upcoming: Brandi Milne – “Here Inside My Broken Heart” @ Corey Helford Gallery (Popup)

On June 14th at a special popup location (10000 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232), Corey Helford Gallery will be presenting a new body of work from Brandi Milne. The new paintings have been in the works for almost 2 years with each piece drawing from difficult personal experiences from the Los Angeles area-based artist. Collectively entitled Here Inside My Broken Heart, the work features a somber palette for her characters as they contemplate new situations. Discuss Brandi Milne here.
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Previews: Zaria Forman – “Ice to Island” @ WWFA (Seattle)

Tonight in Seattle, Winston Wächter Fine Art will be opening a solo show from Zaria Forman, who we featured in an Art Focus article earlier this year. The exhibition holds special meaning for the Brooklyn-based artist, as her exquisite paintings will be shown alongside the photographs of her late mother, Rena Bass Forman. The two of them traveled together to see the natural wonders of the world in places like Greenland, Iceland, Patagonia and India, inspiring Zaria’s own interest in documenting disappearing places. Ice to Island features some of the […]