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Streets: Ericailcane & Bastardilla (Italy)

Recently in Rovereto, a city in Northern Italy, Ericailcane and Bastardilla painted two walls that both featured their artistic takes on bicycling. Working in his home county, Ericailcane created a mural with his signature illustrative style starring a bear with an alternative mode of transportation strapped to its back while the invited guest from Colombia, Bastardilla, painted a pair of riders seen from a different perspective. Both artists spent several days with rollers & brushes with long extensions to each leave their distinctive mark on the city. Discuss Ericailcane […]
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Releases: Cleon Peterson – “Paint The Town” Print

Just in time for Halloween is a new limited edition release from Cleon Peterson entitled Paint The Town. The 21″ x 16″ screen print  is available in black or white, produced in a run or 100 each, and will cost you $100. Head over here if you are interested in adding something that will match the holiday season to your collection. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

At the end of last month, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening of Dave Kinsey’s (featured) new show entitled Cushion of Memory. Moving somewhat away from the distorted human faces and forms as well as his signature palette anchored in reds, the artist based in the mountains north of Los Angeles has created a triumphant new body of works. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), and utilizing a cooler colors, the new pieces feature abstract fragments of Kinsey’s memories that form centerpieces, some […]
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Releases: Saber – “City Lights” Print

Besides a group exhibition featuring a great list of artists, a DJ set by Talib Kweli, and a chance to benefit the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, attendees may also want to attend the Branded Arts extravaganza tonight at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood because of a print release from SABER (interviewed). Entitled City Of Lights, the 36″ x 16″ regular edition based on the original painting, which will also be exhibited, will have a run of 24. Tickets ($20) to the event tonight (6pm – 1am) can be purchased here for those interested. Discuss […]
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Streets: Vhils (Poland)

Once again employing methods unique to him in street art game, Vhils (filmed) recently finished this piece for the Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, Poland. Featuring some of the foliage that has been seen recently in his urban portraiture, the chiseled wall leaves a lasting mark on the city that won’t be soon forgotten. Take a look at more in-progress and views of the wall in the photos below… Photo credit: Marek Szymanski. Discuss Vhils here.
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Showing: Sterling Ruby – “VIVIDS” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby’s show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: “I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. […]
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Streets: Faile (Covington, Kentucky) – Part II

Yesterday, after over a week of hard work, the Brooklyn-based Faile (featured) finally completed a mural project arranged by BLDG in Covington, Kentucky. Situated on the rear walls of the Republic Bank and Donna Salyer’s Fabulous Bridal on the corners of 6th Street and Madison Avenue, the two walls now covered with the duo’s imagery form a striking corridor for art-lovers to pass through. Take a look at more photos of their efforts below… Photo credit: Chris Breeden. Discuss Faile here.
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Previews / Setup: “Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative” @ Long Beach Museum of Art

If there is anything that you would call a can’t miss exhibition, tonight’s Masterworks: Defining A New Narrative at the Long Beach Museum of Art would be one of them. Not only is the list of participating artists impressive – Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean (seen above), Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth and Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan - the fact that they were asked to create or put on display a large scale […]
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Previews: Kent Williams – “How Human of You” @ 101/Exhibit (West Hollywood)

This Saturday night (October 25th) in West Hollywood, 101/EXHIBIT (8920 Melrose Ave) will be presenting new works from gifted painter Kent Williams in his first solo with the gallery. Entitled How Human of You, the new work will feature the lush and rich backgrounds that are settings for his celebration of the human form. In addition, this exhibition will see the locally-based artist take a turn toward abstraction including some works that are totally abstract. For those who want to get there a little early (6 – 7 […]
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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below… Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, […]
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