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Teaser: Nate Frizzell – “To Become Myself” @ LeBasse Projects

Coming up in May, Nate Frizzell (interviewed) will be introducing a whole new collection of works at the Chinatown location of LeBasse Projects.  If you remember, his standout exhibition last year (covered) featured engaging paintings of children and their animal counterparts on a path of self-discovery.  For this new show, Nate will be exploring the use of a different medium – charcoal on paper.  It will be interesting to see how these turn out. Take a look at a couple more teaser images after the […]

Streets: Eine – LA Weekly Building

UK-based street artist Ben Eine, who recently showed in SF (covered), made the trip down to Southern California soon after as we saw him at both the D*Face opening and of course participating at the Art in the Streets exhibition (covered) at the MOCA. Just like in San Francisco, he found time to work on some street typographical magic, this time on the LA Weekly building. More images of the crossword themed piece after the jump…
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Preview: “Outside/In” @ LeBasse Projects & Portsmouth Museum of Art

This Saturday night, April 23rd, Outside/In opens at LeBasse Projects’ Culver City Gallery featuring a group of internationally-known street artists. The list includes Case, Herakut, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Hush, SharkToof and Bumblebee and will continue on to the Portsmouth Museum of Art in New Hampshire with the opening there scheduled for May 11th.  While back east, along with exhibited a seperate series of works, the artists will also be traveling there to paint a selection of walls throughout the city. Take a look at some preview […]

Openings: Souther Salazar – “You Come Too” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Last Saturday in New York, Souther Salazar presented a delightful new body of work at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. The show, entitled You Come Too, featured paintings of fantastical worlds, inventive mixed media assemblages, and rich installations centered around ideas of inclusion, sharing adventure, and togetherness which in no small part were inspired by his recent life experiences. More photos after the jump…

Sketchbook: Elbow-Toe

It’s time to once again revisit our sketchbook feature. This time, we highlight some of the drawings of Elbow-Toe (interviewed) who we recently caught up with in London.  If you remember he was in town for his Black Rat Projects show (covered) and also found time to get up on the streets. Looks like besides his more complicated self-described “cut paper paintings,” the NY-based artist also has some traditional drawing skills. Take a look at more of these studies after the jump that he worked […]

Preview: Naoto Hattori – “The Magic Caravan” @ Dorothy Circus Gallery

The last time we covered one of Naoto Hattori’s exhibitions, he was wowing the Los Angeles crowd with his psychedelic works. Next Thursday, on April 28th, he opens another show a world away in Italy at the Dorothy Circus Gallery entitled The Magic Caravan alongside Mark Elliot. You can expect more of Naoto’s signature paintings exploring beauty in the grotesque and unexpected, all rendered in painstaking detail. Take a look at more preview images as well as a video after the jump…

Preview: Jessica Harrison – “Broken” @ Jealous Gallery

Jessica Harrison, whose bloody ceramic sculptures first caught our eyes at a group show last summer, will be opening a solo show later this month in London. Entitled Broken, a nod to the similarly named collection of figurines (Breaking), Harrison’s gory handiwork will be on display at the Jealous Gallery starting on April 28th. Fans of self-mutilation will have to make sure they stop by to check out the decapitated and disemboweled takes on these classic pieces if they are in town. More preview images […]
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Releases: Shepard Fairey x COPE x Martha Cooper Print

Reuniting three major players from the Art in the Streets exhibition, this latest release from OBEY Giant features the photography of Martha Cooper (interviewed) of a wall with Shepard Fairey (featured) and COPE’s work on it, all distilled through Shep’s distinctive filter.  The 18 x 24″ signed screen print will be released today, April 21st, online at a random time with a limited run of 450 and priced at $60 for those interested. Some photos of the artists signing the print via Modern Multiples after […]

Releases: Miss Van x Safewalls Print

On this Thursday, April 21st (around noon eastern time), SAFEWALLS will be releasing their next artist collaborative print. Miss Van, who is currently showing in Paris (covered), continues the Cirque du Soleil project celebrating the art of the circus poster with the offering seen above. Take a look at a previous article for more info if you are interested. Discuss Miss Van here.

Streets: Blu & Ericailcane (Palestra)

Although we didn’t see any of his work in the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA last week (probably related to the controversial buffing of his mural), most people still consider Blu one of the most important street artists at the moment. In fact, both him and fellow Italian artist Ericailcane (who recently collaborated on a mural in Bologna) are some of our favorites out there and they reaffirm our love for their work with this recent mural they are working on in […]