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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: The London Police

While attending this year’s Basel Week Miami, we also walked by a new mural painted by The London Police in the Wynwood district. The crisp linework and iconic LADS characters instantly marked the piece as painted by the famous duo and is a welcome addition to this hotbed of street art activity in Miami. Take a look at more detailed shots of the wall in the photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss The London Police here.
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Previews: Lola – “The Younger” @ 80 Forty Gallery

This Saturday night (December 13th) in Los Angeles at 80 Forty Gallery, Lola will be opening the first solo we have seen from her since 2012 (covered). The new body of work entitled The Younger sounds to be deeply personal for the artist as it explores her childhood memories and documents her mental, physical, and spiritual journey through art and life. Fans will be interested to know that she has added oil painting to her repertoire and also housed each piece in antique, vintage, or hand built […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Faith47 x Alexis Diaz

Another wall that caught our eyes while around Wynwood Walls during Basel Week Miami was a joint effort from Faith47 and Alexis Diaz, a continuation of the The Art of Collaboration program this year (also see Shep x Cleon Peterson). The mural was stunning in person, mixing South Africa-based Faith47’s female portraiture entwined with the darker illustrative style of the Puerto Rican Diaz. Here are some shots of him putting the finishing touches on the piece as well as a look at the entire image. Full image of the wall via […]
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Previews: Brad Kunkle – “The Belonging” @ Arcadia Contemporary

Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing oil paint with gold and silver leaf, The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.
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Releases: Ben Eine – “URBAN [E]” Cubes

The UK-based Ben Eine recently released a novel new three-dimensional art object that allows fans to add a unique representation of his typography to their collection. The limited edition cubes come signed and are presented in concrete, metal and wood, measuring 12 x 12 x 12 cm. They are produced by Fragile Ventures in a run of 100 and can be purchased here for £2,500.00. Discuss Ben Eine here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Aqua

Another fair we visited while in Miami was the tenth edition of Aqua. Featuring emerging and mid-career artists, the unique setting was a classic South Beach hotel that opened its rooms to collectors and exhibitors for the duration of Basel Week Miami. One of the pleasant surprises we stumbled upon was the piece seen above from Travis Louie (interviewed) that sees him using color for the first time in his signature series of works (exhibited by William Baczek). See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
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Releases: Jim Houser – “Fusillade” Print

Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser recently released a new print through Contemporanea in Spain entitled Fusillade. The name of the five color screen print is certainly appropriate as it features a cloud of arrows (some hand painted) that is often seen in Houser’s pieces as well as his installations. Measuring 16 x 16″ with a 1″ border, it comes in an edition of 50 (10 APs) and available here for those interested. Discuss Jim Houser here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Barry McGee Signing @ NADA Beats Booth

While visiting the NADA fair (more on that later), we stopped to take a look at the signing session at a special booth from Barry McGee for fans that purchased his limited edition Beats Pill. Created in conjunction with Beats By Dre, the product looks great with one of the Bay Area-based artist’s signature characters on the side. More photos can be seen below… Discuss Barry McGee here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Anthony Lister

While walking the Wynwood Walls area, we noticed the always attention-grabbing Anthony Lister (filmed) doing his thing in front of a crowd of people. Using his recognizable loose style, the Australian artist took advantage of the long wall to paint a lady on her side overlaid with some of the frames that he has used before. More photos below… See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Anthony Lister here.
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Upcoming: Sam Flores – “A Light in the Darkness” @ Fifty24SF

Tonight in San Francisco, Sam Flores will be opening a new show at Fifty24SF entitled A Light in the Darkness. Coinciding with the Lower Haight Art Walk, the exhibition will feature new paintings on canvas and drawings from the locally-based artist. As you can see from the preview image above, his signature characters and their animal friends continue to hold an important part of his imagery. Flores further states – “The continuous theme in my work is ‘balance.’ The balance of good vs. evil, light […]