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Showing: Isaac Cordal – “La Comédie humaine” @ La Médiatine

Currently in Brussels, Isaac Cordal’s show entitled La Comédie humaine is on view at La Médiatine. The series of sculptures and installations continues to document the lives of the little cement businessmen that the Spanish artist is known for, mirroring his work on the streets. It’s always interesting so see how the sculptor from Galicia uses the indoor space as he is able to expand on his public art with larger scale installations that further explore his satire and commentary on politics, bureaucracy, power, and environmental issues. Discuss Isaac […]
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Streets / Recap: POW! WOW! Worcester

A couple weeks ago, POW! WOW! Worcester welcomed in artists from 8 different countries as well as locally from Massachusetts. In association with the event, there were gallery shows and other activities, but the main draw was the live painting (like in other POW! WOW! events around the world). Artists included this year were: Arlin (Brazil), Askew (New Zealand), Christina Angelina (California), Dan Witz (New York), Greg Mike (Georgia), Imagine (Nepal), Jason Eatherly – seen above (Texas), JALLEN (Massachusetts), Marka 27 (Mexico), Morgan Blair (Massachusetts), Rustam QBic (Russia), […]
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Showing: Wayne White – “I’M HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last week, Joshua Liner Gallery became the venue for Wayne White’s new solo entitled I’M HAVING A DIALOGUE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND YOU’RE JUST SITTING THERE. Transforming the New York showspace by taking over the walls with sculptural cutouts and murals, he then strategically embedded his paintings in place to complete the effect. The artist known for his witty word paintings (and his set and puppet designs for Pee-wee’s Playhouse) even transformed sections into what looked to be huge vintage painting – just like the ones he overlays his text onto. Photos via the artist […]
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Showing: Yayoi Kusama x Philip Johnson’s Glass House

To celebrate 110th anniversary of influential architect Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of his iconic Glass House being open to the public, Yayoi Kusama was invited in to create three installations at the historic house museum in Connecticut. Seen here is the Japanese artist applying her signature dot treatment to the mid-century architectural gem’s transparent walls. Those lucky enough to make the trek out to check out the intersection of the two legends’ work, make sure you do so before it closes on September […]
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Previews: Mark Dean Veca – “New Works” @ JAUS

On September 16th, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) will be opening a two person show (along with Kiel Johnson) in Los Angeles at JAUS. Veca will be contributing some acrylic on canvas works that take his signature pop culture inspired imagery for a twirl. By twisting his subject matter, created with his signature patterns, into clusters of repeating motifs, he seems to bringing further abstraction to his aesthetic. Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.
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Streets: World Roundup (Aug 1 – Sept 11)

With the end of another week of summer (good weather for outdoor mural painting), it’s time for another Streets World Roundup. Leading things off are these two murals seen above from Shok-1 and Marina Zumi for the Lollapalooza Berlin Festival. The public art is part of a program put together by Urban Nation to beautify the area up for the festival goers’ enjoyment as part of their art pavilon DREAMSCAPE. Other recent notable walls come from Bordalo II (Aruba), Sabek (Aruba), Seth Globepainter (China), Atlas (Russia), Aryz […]
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Previews: Takashi Murakami – “Learning the Magic of Painting” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

Continuing his long-time collaboration with Galerie Perrotin, Takashi Murakami will be opening a new solo at the three Paris locations tomorrow night (September 10th). Learning the Magic of Painting will be the renowned Japanese artist’s 12th showing in over 20 years with the gallery and will feature over 40 artworks. Included in the exhibition will be some pieces from his recent retrospective at the Mori Art Museum (covered), a group of works focusing on the theme of arhats, some painting from his Ensō series, and a new set […]
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Upcoming: Atsuko Goto – “An Empty Idol” @ Lower Akihabara

Tonight (September 9th) in Tokyo, Atsuko Goto will be opening a new solo show at Lower Akihabara. Entitled An Empty Idol, the exhibition includes ethereal mix-media paintings from the locally-based artist featuring her signatures portraiture which draws inspiration from the Shinto religion. The subjects of the Japanese artist’s imagery are in tune with nature with birds, butterflies, flora, and animals nesting and interacting with their hair and faces. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.
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Releases: James Jean – “Chang’e” Print

In celebration of another Chinese holiday (also see CNY), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new print for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Entitled Chang’e, the edition will be time limited for 24 hours from 8:00 AM PDT on Thursday, September 15th and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Friday, September 16th. Priced at $200 and sized at 25.5″ x 20″, the new print can be purchased here at the appropriate time. Discuss James Jean here.
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Releases: Neck Face x Guilty Parties Apparel Collection

The nasty one, Neck Face (interviewed), recently released a new line of clothing with Guilty Parties of Japan featuring his provocative imagery. Ranging from t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, to Hawaiian shirts, all the different designs can be seen at a special release party coming up in Tokyo on September 9th. Take a look at more examples of the collaboration below… Discuss Neck Face here.
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