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Releases: Jonas Wood Blanket

For those starting to look for Christmas gifts already for that special art-loving someone, you may want to take a look at this limited edition blanket just released by Jonas Wood. Produced in an edition of 50 and offered through House of Voltaire, the 100% lambswool blanket is sized 220 x 130cm and features one of the American painter’s signature still lifes. For those interested, the price is £520.00 and it can be purchased here. Discuss Jonas Wood here.
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Streets: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Spaces of Hope” (Boston)

Mehdi Ghadyanloo was recently invited in by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston to paint his first mural in America. The prolific Tehran-based artist worked on the large 70 x 76 foot wall in Boston’s Dewey Square Park (also painted by Os Gemeos in 2012) over the course of tree weeks creating a piece he calls Spaces of Hope, featuring some of his signature surrealist imagery. The Iranian artist decided to paint a line of people holding balloons as they climb a helical staircase to the top where […]
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Openings: Stella Im Hultberg – “Hollow Resonance” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple of weekends ago, Thinkspace hosted Stella Im Hultberg’s (interviewed) new show in their project room concurrently with Audrey Kawasaki’s solo in the main space. Stella’s new pieces, collectively entitled Hollow Resonance including several acrylic on wood paintings as well as some looser pieces combining ink, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencils. She explains the deeply personal new body of work – “I’ve had about a year’s worth of meandering thoughts and ideas like stream of consciousness, but they all started with my mom having been in a coma for […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.
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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.
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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 […]
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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 […]
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