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Preview: Andy Kehoe – “Strange Wanderings” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Master of the autumn palette, Andy Kehoe will be bringing his rich landscapes and creatures to New York when he opens his solo “Strange Wanderings” alongside Gary Baseman at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery. We haven’t seen a large body of work from Andy since the end to 2009, so we are looking forward to seeing what he has to offer come March 5th. More preview images after the jump…

Video: Greg Simkins’ mural @ Mid-City Arts

Recently, Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) spent some time at Mid-City Arts in Los Angeles working on a mural. Take a look at this timelapse footage as he painted some of his classic imagery including the pedestal, cloud, honeycomb, and elephant. His next project is curating the INLE group show (lineup) at Gallery 1988, an ode to his favorite book Watership Down and source for much of the symbology in his work. Video and more pics at Juxtapoz. Discuss Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
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Banksy x Simpsons (Part II) and Oscar Update (Part III)

After taking a brilliant turn as the director of the Simpsons’ opening sequence, Banksy returns as a reference in the last episode (22×14) as a timely tag backstage as America’s favorite animated family makes an appearance at the Oscars. Speaking of which, several other pieces (including one that made grown men fight) have popped up since we showed you the first two stencils in Los Angeles. We’ll see if he has what it takes to win the award for best documentary come this weekend, but […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part II

As we reported earlier, French street activist and photographer JR is continuing his assault on the walls of LA since starting with a mural in Venice last week.  LA weekly is following his progress in bringing his “The Wrinkles of the City” to Socal on their website (map) and this is the latest piece at Barracuda in Melrose. This newest project will lead in nicely to the TED Prize award show on March 2 (live streaming) where he will reveal his “wish.” Discuss JR here.

Happy Presidents’ Day

For those of you lucky enough to have today off work in the States, here is Ron English’s (featured) salute to the Presidents’ Day holiday. George Washington never looked better remixed with some comics and modified dollar bills.  For those of you who missed Ron’s recent solos in New York and the LA area, he’s scheduled for another show in Texas at the end of March at the International Museum of Arts and Sciences. Discuss Ron English here.

POW WOW ’11: Suitman

One of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii for POW WOW ’11 was spending some time with Young Kim. The performance artist, photographer, designer, creative director, and videographer has worked with many the major brands out there. His famous alterego – Suitman – is the physical representation of his cultural alienation and acceptance issues as he has lived and worked in many places since childhood. With a long line of people waiting to be photographed for one of his personal projects in the signature […]
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Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “She Entwined” Print

For those waiting patiently for the next Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) print release, your patience will be rewarded this Sunday, February 27th, if you are quick enough. “She Entwined”, from her recent set of shows in Australia (covered), will be in an edition of 300 (unframed $200 & framed $460) and released as usual on her webshop at 1:00pm pacific time (more details here). For those eager to see her originals in person, she will be part of the INLE show at Gallery 1988 next month […]

Phlegm x Sukhoi Su-17

Looks like Retna’s not the only one into painting aircraft. Phlegm recently enhanced this old Soviet fighter jet, a Sukhoi Su-17 with some of his signature imagery.  If you are in the UK, you’ll be able to see more of his work when he tagteams with ROA on the BLACK/LIGHT show in about a week. Closer looks at the jet after the jump…

Streets: ROA (Mexico)

One of the hardest working street artists in the game, ROA recently made a special trip to Mexico where he took time to throw up a bunch of murals (you can see more on Unurth). Not only did he reprise his signature “stacked pile” of animals, but he also chose creatures we have never seen him use before. Also, for those lucky enough to be in the UK, he has already gotten up in East London as well as created a monster installation at Black […]
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Teaser: Jacub Gagnon – “Elements and Oddities” @ Thinkspace

Coming up at the end of April, Jacub Gagnon will be bringing a whole new body of work to the Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. The Toronto-based artist paints in stunning detail the interplay between animals and various chosen objects often with clever juxtapositions. Also showing jointly at the same time is Yosuke Ueno (teaser pic after the jump…)