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Streets: Greg “Craola” Simkins x Lyte (Redondo Beach)

After a successful showing that opened last month in Los Angeles (covered), Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) went back to his roots recently and painted something on the streets of Redondo Beach. Collaborating with Lyte, a fellow crew member from CBS/WAI, the duo beautified the wall with their letterforms while throwing out a shout out to 2SHAE in the process. More photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss this Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
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Previews: Roq La Rue @ LA Art Show / Littletopia

The LA Art Show is set to open today through the end of the weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Like last year, there will be a special section devoted to low brow, pop surrealism, and the new contemporary art movement entitled Littletopia (see 2014). This is where the Roq La Rue booth will reside with works this year from Travis Louie (seen above), Chris Berens, Peter Ferguson, Chie Yoshii, Jeff Jacobson, Femke Hiemstra, and Sail. More preview images below…
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Upcoming: Dustin Yellin x New York City Ballet

Coming up in February, the New York City Ballet will be collaborating with their third artist – Dustin Yellin (also see Faile & JR) – in series of special shows. Bringing sculpture into the arena of dance, the performances will feature the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature “window sandwiches” featuring the human form created out of collaged elements. The new pieces, which are extensions of his ongoing Psychogeographies series, will have his subjects put into motion, a nod toward the dancers and their craft. The NYCB third presentation of their Art […]
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Upcoming: “Conjoined V” @ Copro Gallery

On January 24th, Copro Gallery will be holding fifth edition of their Conjoined series of shows (see 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). As usual, participants specialize in creating bizarre imagery, in the three dimensional form. The extensive list of artists includes Doktor A, Peter Adamyan, William Basso, Jessie Berlin, Sarina Brewer, William Bryan, Nathan Cartwright, Cataclysm, John Cebollero, John Cherevka, Colin Christian, Dave Correia, Mike Correll, Ian Cromer, Albert Cuellar, Francesco De Molfetta, Amanda Dempsey, Brian Despain, Matthew Dutton, Erick de la Vega, Doubleparlour, Michael Edward, Miguel Edwards, […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Oct 13 – Jan 12)

During the winter months, we typically see a slowdown of street activity due to the colder weather. After a brief hiatus, our Streets: World Roundup feature returns with a summary of the intervening months. Leading things off is this Invader (who has a new website) piece that is seen in a new light in the wake of the tragic events that went down recently in the French artist’s home base (photo by tofz4u). Other notable walls come from ROA – Germany (source), Herakut – USA, […]
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Upcoming: Robert Williams – “Slang Aesthetics!” @ LA Municipal Art Gallery

One of the major exhibitions of 2015 will be opening next month at the LA Municipal Art Gallery featuring the work of Robert Williams. Debuting a new body of work in Los Angeles for the first time in ages, the man many consider the godfather of the low brow and pop surrealist art movements will be presenting paintings, drawings, and sculptures collectively entitled Slang Aesthetics! The show will be presented and curated by Thinkspace and Copro Gallery alongside 20 Years Under The Influence of Juxtapoz, a magazine Williams founded 90s. For […]
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Showing: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Impromptu” @ Fundación Proa

In December, Cai Guo-Qiang opened his latest exhibition at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, his first solo showing in Argentina. Impromptu is a new series of works inspired by his time in the country, which has been at the same time baffling, illuminating, and liberating for his artistic vision. Included are pieces created in collaboration with the National University of Arts and teachers and students of the Municipal Institute of Ceramics of Avellaneda featuring his signature gunpowder drawings, a ceramic creeper that hangs through the library, nine ceramic figurines […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Flash” Print Set

On Thursday, January 15th, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a pair of offset-lithograph prints entitled Flash. Each set come with an additional booklet of temporary tattoos that mirror the imagery seen in the prints. The size of the editions will be 24″ x 16″ and comes in a run of 1000, costing $100. Head over here at 8:00 AM PST to make your purchase. Discuss James Jean here.
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Je Suis Charlie (Part II)

With some of the perpetrators behind the horrific acts of terror in Paris brought to justice, we can now voice a small sigh a relief although the art world is still reeling from those targeted at Charlie Hedbo. With the weekly newspaper determined to carry on despite what happened, artists around the world continue to show their support for freedom of expression including an interesting contribution from Ai Weiwei (seen above). Take a look at more images below and see Part I of our coverage […]
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Previews: “The Lost Mitten Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tonight in New York, Jonathan Levine Gallery opens their annual winter salon show at their 529 W 20th Street location. Entitled The Lost Mitten Society, the exhibition includes work from artists Adam Wallacavage, Amandine Urruty, Anders Gjennestad, Anton Vill, Aron Wiesenfeld (seen above), Christian Rex van Minnen, Doubleparlour, Faith 47, Finok, James Marshall, John Brophy, Josh Keyes, Kris Lewis, Lucien Shapiro, Marco Mazzoni, Martin Wittfooth, Max Rippon, Mike Giant, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Taylor McKimens, Tristan Eaton and Troy Brooks. Take a look at more preview […]
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