Part III of our coverage of Cai Guo-Qiang’s The Ninth Wave exhibition takes us inside the Power Station of Art in Shanghai as walk through the work on display. After an explosive opening ceremony and an initial public showcase of a new piece down the river, the Chinese artist treated fans in his home country to a sampling of his diverse work. Highlights include his famous suspended installation of a pack of swarming wolves, the commissioned gunpowder works we saw him create, as well as the […]
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Out on the Lower East Side of New York, a new mural has taken form after some hard work by Chinese artist DALeast (interviewed). Featuring a beautiful image of a bird in flight (similar to a piece he painted in Hawaii last year), the wall painted with the South Africa-based artist’s signature kinetic style is the initial volley leading up to his solo opening on September 4th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd St. location). It looks as though the new body of work […]
Earlier today, Josh Keyes (interviewed) released a new print through Tiny Showcase continuing their long collaborative history together (2014, 2013, 2012, 2010). Entitled Sleeping Woods, the new edition has an image area of 14″ x 8.4″ and total size of 15″ x 9.5″ including the border. The run size will be determined by orders through Thursday, August 28 at 12pm Eastern Time with $15 of each $50 sale going to benefit Creative Growth. For further interest, check out the photo reference Keyes used for the […]
After sharing with you a new mural that Titi Freak painted in Rio de Janeiro for Seido Restaurant a couple of months ago, we now have for you some of his public art for you. Featuring something that appears frequently in his work, Koi fish, the Brazilian artist once again draws from his his Japanese heritage to gift this street in Sao Paulo with his imagery. Take a look at some more detail shots below… Discuss Titi Freak here.
The Regional Museum of Contemporary Art in Sérignan, France is currently showing the nostalgic abstractions of Rosson Crow (featured). Featuring 25 large-scale paintings (old and new) from the American artist, the comprehensive exhibition, her largest ever, gives attendees a good look at the psychedelic modern take on decadent interiors from the past that have become her signature imagery. If you happen to be in the area and are interested in seeing her “American version of Versailles, through its fabricated luxury,” the show is on through November 2nd. […]
With the opening of his Los Angeles exhibition scheduled in less than three weeks, KAWS will give the public another high profile look at his imagery with the launch of Pharrell’s fragrance “G I R L” this week. Released by Commes des Garçons online at Dover Street Market on August 28th and in-store in London on September 1st, the signature scent features a design by KAWS and will continue the long standing friendship (collector, curator) between the singer-songwriter and New York-based artist. Photo credit: BeautyMART & FreshnessMag. […]
Tomorrow, August 26th, at 12pm PST, 827 Ink will be releasing a new print from Sylvia Ji (interviewed). Entitled Marigold Catrina, the edition will be limited to a run of 150, with the image size at 18″ x 18″ (paper size 20″ x 20″), and will come signed and numbered of course. For those of you who attended her Los Angeles showing in 2012, you will recognize the image as one of the paintings from that exhibition. Head over here at the appropriate time if you […]
After sharing photos of the high profile installation and an in depth look at the creation of new commissioned pieces for his new show in Shanghai, we now turn our attention to Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosive opening festivities at the Power Station of Art. The multi-color aerial spectacular hosted at the riverfront of the museum was a crowd pleaser and highlighted the firework art skills from the Chinese artist. Entitled Elegy, Consolation, and Remembrance, each chapter of the performance had special meaning from color to alluded imagery. Photo credit: Zhang Feiyu & […]
With the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature, we first want to bring your attention to a new mural from Blu in Sardinia, Italy. The wall he painted once again showed his skills with large-scale imagery while working around architectural features of his surface. Also, the upside down toy soldiers are consistent with the Italian street artist’s penchant for politically charged public works. Other worthy walls come from Ernest Zacharevic – US, Satone – Germany, Seth – Puerto Rico, Bordalo II – Portugal (source), […]
A feature on Brendan Monroe (interviewed) kicks off this edition of Rewind. The video is the first from an ongoing artist series – Friends of Werehaus. take a behind the scenes look at the work of the versatile Oakland-based artist as well as here him talk about aspects of his practice, imagery, and art. Other notable videos: Os Gemeos in conversation with the Vancouver Biennale. Clayton Brothers talk about their new work and show. Outtakes from Amy Poehler’s Old Navy commercial. Teaser for Neckface show at […]