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FriendsWithYou x Moncler (Ginza Flagship Store)

Continuing their commercial endeavors, FriendsWithYou recently collaborated with Moncler on a new collection of  jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters featuring their iconic imagery. The line entitled Happy Virus was created to launch the new flagship store in Tokyo in the top-flight Ginza shopping district. Adding in the Los Angeles-based duo’s graphics, plushes, and other design cues to the displays led to an immersive playground for shoppers who stopped by to check out the Italian-French brand’s new space. Discuss FriendsWithYou here.
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Upcoming: “Pigskin” @ Stay Gallery

Tomorrow (November 6th) in Downey, California, 32 artists will be presenting works at Stay Gallery inspired by the NFL team they were assigned to by curators Jenna Gibson and Jeff McMillan. Pigskin will feature the work of Lee Bakofsky, Charles Bakofsky, Nicole Bruckman, Soey Milk, Owen Freeman, Sean Norvet, Christine Wu, Grace Young, Elliot Brown, Jeff Smith, Joe Vaux, Erin Burell, Kwanchai Moriya, John Paul Altamirano, Gary Musgrave, Noel Marie III, Ken Garduno, Jason Snyder, Harrison Freeman, George Thompson, Celeste Byers, Jim Salvati, Thomas Broersma, Tory Lin, […]
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Upcoming: James Turrell @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

This Sunday (November 8th, 4-6pm), James Turrell will be opening a new exhibition with Kayne Griffin Corcoran in Los Angeles, his fifth showing with the gallery. The works slated to be on display from the master of light and space include three large scale Elliptical Glass pieces, mesmerizing apertures of frosted glass that have LEDs behind that are programmed to cycle through different colors over the course of 2.5 hours, and a series of prints that document his installation Aten Reign at the Guggenheim back in 2013. […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington x JAZ // O.bra Festival (Sao Paulo)

Last month, Conor Harrington (interviewed) & Franco Fasoli aka JAZ got together to paint a wall in Brazil for the O.bra Festival (also see Titi Freak, Brusk, and INTI x Alexis Diaz). Painted over the course of 10 days in Sao Paulo, the mural measuring 37 m high and 10 m wide featured an interesting composition of two horse and riders rendered in each artist’s characteristic style. The piece references different conflicts in Latin America, the Paraguayan War, and the subjugation of native people. Photo Credit: Martha Cooper, Clarissa Pivetta, and artists. Discuss Conor […]
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Studio Visits: Brian Viveros – “Matador” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Coming up on Saturday night (November 7th), Brian Viveros will be presenting a comprehensive new body of work at Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Matador, the exhibition sees the Riverside-based artist further refine his imagery with more time-intensive detailing, drawing ideas from Spanish tradition to infuse his work with a consistency referenced by the title of the show. Along with accenting the imagery with fresh palette choices, Viveros has also embellish his femme fatales with a cross-pollination of different concepts and themes seen throughout his oeuvre. The solo from the American […]
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Releases: Todd James x Case Studyo – “TEAPOT”

Tomorrow, November 5th, Case Studyo will be releasing another one of their unique collaborations with select artists. TEAPOT is a new sculptural edition from Todd “REAS” James that is functional and a beautiful work of art at the same time. Fashioned like one of the voluptuous, sensual and colorful female figures often seen in the American artist’s paintings, the vessel is hand-painted ceramic and will be produced in a run of 200. Head over to the online store at 9:00 AM (GMT) to add this to your […]
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Releases: Mark Ryden – “Lover’s Eye Brooch”

Continuing his longstanding collaboration with Porterhouse, Mark Ryden recently released the Lover’s Eye Brooch through their webstore. A similar item was given away at the Surrealist Ball during Baby Tattooville, with that prize being an original and this brooch being what looks to be an open edition. Priced at $99, the collectible comes with a  black, foil stamped box with a certificate of authenticity. Head over here if you are interested. Discuss Mark Ryden here.
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Previews: Ryan McGinley – “Winter” @ Team Gallery (New York)

Tomorrow night in New York, Ryan McGinley will be opening a new solo entitled Winter at Team Gallery’s Soho location. Continuing his series of road trip photo shoots with friends, these new images feature nude figures in upstate New York during the the dead of cold season requiring a mixture of audacity and sacrifice from the participants. The vulnerable forms juxtaposed again frozen and barren landscapes leads to a certain sadness, something that is different than the summer trips he has documented in the past. The exhibition […]
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Streets: INTI x Alexis Diaz // O.bra Festival (Sao Paulo)

Recently in Sao Paulo, Chilean artist INTI combined his talents with Alexis Diaz, who hails from Puerto Rico, to create a new mural. Painted for the O.bra Festival, the wall highlights INTI’s characteristic palette as well as Diaz’s attention to detail to form a pretty interesting collaboration. Set to coincide with the week of ArtRua, the event wasn’t the only thing of interest to us (also see Titi Freak & Brusk). Discuss INTI here. Discuss Alexis Diaz here.
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Releases: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “The Gobbler” Print

Halloween is barely over and Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) is already looking to Thanksgiving, or did he just combine both? The Gobbler is a 20″ x 20″ print just released by the Los Angeles-based artist and is a fine example of his surrealistic artistic vision. Produced in an edition of 30, the signed and numbered giclee can be yours for $165. Head over here if you are interested. Discuss Craola here.