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Preview: Thinkspace Five Year Anniversary Show

Coming this Saturday night, our friends at the Thinkspace Gallery will be holding their Five Year Anniversary Show. As you might expect, with their storied history and drawing from their large roster of artists, the group show is shaping up to be pretty epic. It looks like all the artists are putting some of their best work together – see the Natalia Fabia’s (interviewed) piece above – so make sure you attend the opening on November 6th! We have more preview images for you after […]

Releases / Giveaway: Von – “Animals: Collector’s Edition Box Set” & “Lion 01″ Print

Von, or HelloVon (interviewed) has released a pretty nice set of prints entitled “Animals: Collector’s Edition Box Set”.  Each of the boxes are handmade with the set coming in an edition of 50 and priced at £225. Sized at 40cm x 30cm, each print is signed and numbered and is based on his Animal Series. To make things a little more interesting, there are five original drawings from Von inserted randomly if you are feeling lucky. These are available for purchase here for those interested. […]

Preview: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Group Show

Remember last year’s 35th birthday bash for Hello Kitty (covered)? Well, if you enjoyed that, then you will be excited to know it’s almost time for another Sanrio show. This time, it’s for the 50th anniversary of the company and yes, that means all your favorite characters are free game for the artists like the Badtz Maru incarnation from Travis Louie (interviewed) seen above. Of course, the group show won’t be the only festivities held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica starting November 12th. […]

Streets / Teaser: ROA with Pop-Up Show (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, we visited with ROA as he worked on his first street piece in Los Angeles (7th and Mateo). It was produced in assocation with The LA Freewalls Project (other artists in the neighborhood for The LA Freewalls Project include Saber, Shepard Fairey, Herakut, and Ron English).  As usual, there is always more to his pieces that meets the eye – check out the tail action. The Belgium-based artist is in town for his pop-up show next week at the New Puppy Gallery (presented […]
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“WALLWORKS” @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

In a project reminiscent of the old parking structure at the LACMA (now demolished), the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has commissioned several artists to christen each level of their parking garage with their signature imagery. The new hotel, which you may recognize from their recent commercial with “Just the Right Amount of Wrong”, now has permanent murals, entitled widely as “WALLWORKS”, from Kenny Scharf, Retna, Shepard Fairey, and Shinique Smith. We have not even told you about the inside of the hotel as it sounds […]

Halloween Roundup

Well, to put you in the mood for a little trick-or-treating tonight, we have a little roundup of the rest of the Halloween snippets we have gathered for you. First up, Brandi Milne (featured) has released a new print entitled “Give Me Your Soul, Little One”. It’s available through Corey Helford Gallery, so contact them for details if you are interested. Take a look other ghastly items from the art world after the jump, and remember, stay safe!

Showing: “13th Hour III” @ Last Rites Gallery

After tipping you off to two holiday-appropriate shows (Neckface in LA and Phantasmagoria in Montreal), we have one last one for you – the “13th Hour III” group show at the Last Rites Gallery. With great curatorial direction, the group of artists chosen all are mostly known for darker and bizarre imagery, leading to a great series of paintings of eerie creatures and creepy situations. Some selections after the jump…

Video: Dan Witz – “WTF 2010″

You may remember us posting a piece last Halloween from Dan Witz leading up to his show at Carmichael Gallery. Well, he recently released a video of some of his recent work entitled “WTF 2010″, an updated version of his “In Plain View” and “Kilroy Variations” series and we thought it would again be a fitting time to share it with you. We like the roadwork-like costume he puts on as he glues up scenes of entrapment that would scare anyone coming across it on […]
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Streets: LUDO – “Halloweenism”

LUDO (interviewed) just completed a series of Parisian bus shelters ad takeovers entitled “Halloweenism.” A fitting project don’t you think with his view of monsters (Castro, Saddam, Stalin, Gaddafi, Mao, Mugabe) for this holiday. More after the jump…

Showing: “Phantasmagoria” @ Yves Laroche

What better way to kick off your Halloween festivities than with this group show at Yves Laroche in Montreal. “Phantasmagoria” reunites the creative minds of Chet Zar, Travis Louie (interviewed), Kathie Olivas, and Brandt Peter (interviewed) for this creepy theme show. Attendees can look forward to Chet’s nightmarish characters, Travis’ strange creatures, and Kathie / Brandt’s misfits to perhaps give them some costume ideas. More preview images after the jump…