On January 26th, James Jean (interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean here.
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Last week in Los Angeles, Shag (interviewed) brought a little retro chic to the new Corey Helford Gallery location with his latest solo entitled Jungle Drums. Along with his signature paintings featuring a nostalgic look back when mod characters hung out sipping martinis, the downtown LA showspace also featured tiki sculptures, a mid-century decor, as well as a large wall covered with his imagery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Shag here.
The last solo we had the opportunity of attending from Amy Sol (interviewed) in Los Angeles was back in 2013 (covered), so it was nice to hear she will be presenting some new works at Thinkspace Gallery soon. Entitled Garden Gamine, the set of fresh paintings will continue the Nevada-based artist’s series of delicate portraitures featuring her feminine subjects and their animal friends. An example of this can be seen above, but plan to be there for the opening on April 2nd to seen the rest. Discuss Amy Sol here.
Leading off the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature this week is a tribute from Jimmy C of rock icon David Bowie in the Brixton neighborhood where he was born. Londoners used the mural (photo: Tim Ireland/AP) as a makeshift shrine as visitors left gifts, flowers, and mementos at the feet of the image of Bowie as his one of his alter egos, Aladdin Sane. Other works worthy of a look below include: Disk (Stockholm), Andreas Englund (Stockholm), Robert Lazzarini (Miami), Guido Van Helton (Brim), Escif (Valencia), […]
After a showing at the end of last year in Italy (covered), Erik Jones has already started to work on a new series of paintings. The new batch of originals are destined for an exhibition closer to home for the Brooklyn-based artist at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in April, his first with the Chelsea showspace. As you can see, he will be presenting more of his vibrant portraiture, infused with abstract forms that could be said to represent geometric high-end fashion. Discuss Erik Jones here.
The abstractions of Boris Tellegen, or DELTA from his graffiti days, have always had an architectural feel to it, especially those that he has taken in a sculptural direction. This can be perhaps attributed to the Dutch artist’s industrial design engineering background and in fact, he has taken on projects before that have utilized his aesthetic to create something concrete in the form of real world structures. On that note, this latest venture sees him teaming up with Maurer United Architects to design a bed and breakfast pavilion in cooperation for Lucy […]
Tonight (January 16th) in Los Angeles, another Conjoined show opens (see 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011) at Copro Gallery with this one dubbed “666” for good measure. Curated by Chet Zar as usual, the sculptural group exhibition features “classic sculptures, hyperreal life like models, surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, and other conjoined works.” Fans of the dark arts should stop by tonight and bring $6 for the entry fee. This year’s roster includes: Aaron Verity, Adam Dougherty, Akihito Ikeda, Alex Pardee, Amanda Dempsey, Ave Rose, Beast Brothers, Ben Schwenck, Bill Bryan, […]
After working with the TAO Group on their NY downtown location by installing some of his art work in 2013 (covered), British artist Hush (interviewed) was recently asked to curate the decor for a new restaurant located on the Bowery on the Lower East Side called Vandal. Teaming up with celebrity chef Chris Santos (of Chopped fame), the appropriately named restaurant, bar, and lounge features fare inspired by European and Asian street food and the interiors featuring murals and installations from Hush himself and artists like Shepard Fairey, Apexer, Tristan Eaton, Eelus, Vhils, and […]
Artist Aaron Horkey and Jess of Blood Milk Jewels recently teamed up for an Instagram giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is give their accounts a follow (@aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk), repost the images, tag @aaronhorkey & @bloodmilk, and hashtag #planchettemoths. The prize is Horkey’s original Planchette Moth drawing & a choice of one piece of Blood Milk planchette moth jewelry: one pin, one necklace or one ring in either size option. Discuss Aaron Horkey here.
As part of a project with Branded Arts, art duo Cyrcle. (featured) recently installed two large pieces at the Continental Grand Plaza. Situated inside the corporate headquarters of the Los Angeles Kings in El Segundo, the two works are a striking works of art that welcome visitors into the building. Take a look at a few more shots below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.