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Preview: “Kingdom Animalia” @ Land Rover Anaheim Hills

Tomorrow night, June 29th, Land Rover Anaheim Hills will be hosting a benefit group exhibition to benefit Big Life Foundation, an anti-poaching organization. Organized by Kirsten Anderson of Roq La Rue and artist Joey Remmers, the roster includes Amy Crehore, Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Brad Woodfin, Brian Viveros, Camille Rose Garcia, Christian Van Minnen, Chrystal Chan, Craig LaRotonda, Dan May, Dan Quintana, Dave Cooper, Heidi Tailleferr, Henry Lewis, Glenn Barr, Greg Simkins, James Jean, Jessica Joslin, Joe Ledbetter, Joey Remmers, Kim Thompson, KMNDZ, Kris Kuksi, Krista Huot, […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey – “Rise Above Rebel Woman” (Paris)

Shepard Fairey (featured) and the OBEY crew were recently in Paris for a new mural put together by the Mairie of 13th district, Mehdi from Galerie Itinerrance and Butterfly. The piece was part of a unfunded regeneration project of the area, called Street Art 13, which given has huge walls to many international artists. Located at 93 rue Jeanne d’Arc, 75013 Paris, the two-part mural took two days to complete as it was painted not pasted. Check out the pics below as well as an interview on video conducted by […]

Streets: Spencer Tunick (Munich Opera Festival)

American photographer Spencer Tunick, known for organizing large-scale public nude photoshoots, has struck again – this time in Germany. The human installation created from 1,700 individuals marked the start of Munich’s 2012 opera season by gathering in formations recalling scenes from Richard Wagner’s opera Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). Painted in red or gold, the participants were part of a project commissioned by the Bavarian State Opera. Photo credit: Bayerische Staatsoper thru Designboom.

Upcoming: Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Exhibition @ SDCC

Yes, Comic-Con is almost upon us again. As always with SDCC, there is bound to be some art-related news or exhibitions in association with the event. One of these is Cartoon Network’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition curated by Mark Murphy with 75 artists slated to participate. Each were given a Cartoon Network show (like Samurai Jack, Adventure Time, Ben 10 Alien Force, Billy & Mandy, Dexter’s Laboratory, the Power Puff Girls, Gumball, etc) and asked to create a themed work and interpretation on their designated assignment. […]

Streets: Rafael Barrios (New York)

For those who haven’t seen them yet, you have until June 30th to check out nine visually intriguing sculptures from Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios in New York. Featured in the Park Avenue Malls between 50th and 68th Streets, the slender works play like an optical illusion and almost appear like digital effects when seen in photos. The public showing that started during Armory Week was put together by Parks & Recreation, The Fund for Park Avenue, and the Art Nouveau Gallery. Other artists who have exhibited in the same […]

Upcoming: Travis Louie – “Spirits” @ Stranger Factory

Continuing to spread his strange creatures and special form of surreal vintage portraiture to unlikely locales, Travis Louie’s (interviewed) next solo will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We last covered the NY-based painter’s showing in Northampton, Massachusetts at William Baczek Fine Arts back in May, and now it looks like his black and white cast of bizarre characters will be headlining a show at the Stranger Factory in August entitled Spirits. We’ll have more for you as the show draws nearer. Discuss Travis Louie here.

Upcoming: Jeremy Fish – “Where Hearts Get Left” @ Fifty24SF

The last time we saw Jeremy Fish (featured) it was in Los Angeles for his show (covered) at the Mark Moore Gallery at the end of 2011. Since then, he has been hard at work getting ready for his solo in his adopted city of San Francisco at Fifty24SF entitled Where Hearts Get Left set to open on July 14th. He describes it as a “visual love letter” with new artwork and a book project inspired by “The City That Knows How,” an old nickname for San […]

Preview: Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton Pop-Up Stores

It looks like Louis Vuitton is going all in with their new Infinitely Kusama collaborative line with Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama. The French fashion house is planning seven special pop-up shops around the globe decorated with Kusama’s signature dot motif as well as her pumpkin sculptures to match her inspired clothing and products. The first store will open in New York on July 10th, two days before Kusama’s touring retrospective opens at the Whitney Museum. Other high-profile locations planned include Pacific Place in Hong Kong, Ngee Ann City […]

Streets: Eduardo Kobra (New York)

Featured as our Art Focus artist back in May (here), Sao Paulo-based street artist Eduardo Kobra has traveled to New York City for a mural project. The two-level public art piece features his remix of the famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph from the V-J celebrations in Times Square marking the end of U.S. hostilities with Japan. This new wall from the Brazilian painter can be seen from the High Line so we suggest those those in New York who are interested should take a stroll to […]

Preview: Shawn Barber – “Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

This Thursday night in New York, the Joshua Liner Gallery will be opening Shawn Barber’s (interviewed) Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits Series. The exhibition featuring new oil paintings by the Los Angeles-based artist is his second with the Chelsea showspace and his most personal to date. The series documents much in the tattoo world including friends like fellow tattoo artists including the celebrated Shige of Yokohama, Japan – a stunning 6-x-9-foot triptych, a panorama with nine full-length views of the artist, Barber’s largest painting to date. Of note, the showing […]