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Streets: D*Face // The Unexpected 2016 (Fort Smith) – Part II

As a follow up to the Warpaint mural he painted for The Unexpected event in Fort Smith, Arkansas last month, D*Face (interviewed) added a companion installation at the east entrance to downtown. The creation of the five larger than life arrows from repurposed telephone poles was underwritten by the Choctaw Nation, with the Oklahoma-based tribe also giving the British artist some historical context as well as making sure the design of the arrows was authentic. You can learn more about the installation here and you may also want to see the cowboy themed Bad […]

Releases: James Jean – “Adrift II” Print

Following up on his first Adrift print release, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing the Adrift II print starting tomorrow morning (November 21st) at 8:00 AM PST. The time-limited edition will be available for 24 hours and will never be reprinted after this release. With the image size at 25 ¾″ tall × 19 ¼″ wide and paper size at 28″ tall × 22 ½″ wide, the signed and numbered print will be priced at $200. “As a special bonus for this holiday release, a complimentary, limited edition “Eddy” pin in […]

Releases: Mark Ryden – “Queen Bee” Invitation & Print

Tomorrow morning (November 21st) at 8am PST, Porterhouse will be releasing two editions from Mark Ryden (interviewed) featuring the image from his Queen Bee painting. The first one (seen above) is a replica of the announcement for his upcoming Cámara de las Maravillas exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center of Málaga in Spain. Featuring a laser-cut frame adorned with gold highlights, the edition is sized at 11″ x 7-1/4″, produced in a run of 200, and will cost $100. The second choice will also feature the same image as a lithographic poster sized at 33″ x […]

Benefits: Faile x Keihls – “Baby Give Back” Collection

For this holiday season, Faile (featured) has teamed up with Kiehls to release a collection of skin care products to benefit Feeding America. The Patrick’s worked with the American cosmetics brand retailer, gifting their design skills and artwork on a range of products, with each one labeled conveniently as to how many meals you are helping provide to families in need. Take a look here for more info as well as watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based duo talk about the project. Discuss Faile here.

Releases: James Jean x MAEKAN – “Masquerade” Print

For those that missed ComplexCon, it looks like you may still be able to get the special print James Jean (interviewed) released through MAEKAN. Masquerade was produced in an edition of 500 and was gifted to those who purchased a yearly subscription to the MAEKAN, a website that “aims to tell creative culture’s best stories through an uncluttered and ad-free audio-visual experience.” [email protected] for more info if interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Upcoming: Lush – “Bring Cash” @ Backwoods Gallery (Popup Location)

Coming up next week at a secret location presumably somewhere near Melbourne, Lush will be presenting a new show in a unique format entitled Bring Cash. The Australian graffiti artist who has made memes and comedy on the streets an art form has put up a new print for sale (seen above) featuring Clinton and Trump liplocked titled simply “When you’re both pieces of shit and it works.” By purchasing it thru Backwoods Gallery, you gain the privilege of being blindfolded and taken in a […]

Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Interlude” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last weekend in Culver City, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) opened her sold out show entitled Interlude at the Thinkspace Gallery featuring a stunning and provocative new body of work. On a evening that featured a beautiful sunset that can only be seen in Los Angeles, the colors from the sky seemed to match the bold palette used by the locally-based artist to delicately render her new series of femme fatales with her signature skill working with oil on wood panel. In addition to these paintings, four drawings were quickly sold to those […]

Previews: “Roll Call” @ L.A. Louver

Tonight in Los Angeles at L.A. Louver, Gajin Fujita has put together a heavy lineup for a group show entitled Roll Call. With many of the original graffiti crews as well as some of the succeeding generations of artists represented, fans will be in for a treat. Participants include Chaz Bojorquez, David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Fabian Debora, Ricardo Estrada, Alex Kizu (Defer), Patrick Martinez, Retna, Jose Reza (Prime), Jesse Simon, Slick. Fujita further explains – “Graffiti gave us a voice and a sense of identity. It was […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Phantom” Print

Tomorrow (November 14th) at 10am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a new print through Modern Eden entitled Phantom. The image is taken from a painting Keyes contributed to a current group show at the gallery in San Francisco and features a surreal scene with a shark swimming through a flooded forest, a reference to the dangers of global warming that is often seen in his work. Produced in an edition of 100 and sized at 21 x 15″ (paper size), it will be available here […]

ComplexCon ’16: Dabs Myla

After a first look at the inaugural ComplexCon, held at the Long Beach Convention Center, we now will focus in on a few things that caught our eye. Like their recent high profile projects at Times Square in New York, with Modernica in Los Angeles, and for the MTV Movie Awards, the Dabs Myla created an immersive installation for the attendees to enjoy. Featuring sculptural as well as painted elements featuring their signature retro cartoonish characters, the area from the two featured a steady stream of people wandering […]