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Streets / Upcoming: Vhils @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

After seeding his home city of Lisbon with multiple murals (here, here, here & here) and opening a show (covered) there at Vera Cortês Art Agency, Vhils (filmed) is now in Paris preparing for his solo at Magda Danysz opening June 23rd. Not only will fans be able to check out some of the Portuguese street artist’s new styrofoam works, he has also worked on multiple walls while in town.  Here are some photos of two of the more interesting ones – one with mimicking some […]
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Upcoming: Usugrow – “Ink Moon” @ Stolenspace

Later this week on June 22nd, the Stolenspace Gallery in London will be hosting a new solo show from Japanese artist Usugrow. Ink Moon will include a selection of originals, prints and an exclusive vinyl figure release – the Shinganist’s new Shingon Skull figure. We haven’t seen a large body of work from him since 2010 at the same gallery, but it looks like he is continuing to perfect his signature fusion of Japanese calligraphy and the LA “cholo” style graffiti. Discuss this show here. […]
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Upcoming: Sea No Evil 2012

On June 30th, the sixth rendition (see 2011, 2010, 2009) of the Sea No Evil Art Show returns to the Riverside Municipal Auditorium with the silent auction proceeds to benefit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. This year’s lineup includes artists like Amy Sol, Ana Bagayan, Brandi Milne, Camilla d’Errico, Dave Kinsey, Deph, Gary Baseman, Jeff Soto, Jeremiah Ketner, Jessica Hess, Korin Faught, Lola, Roland Tamayo (above), Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson, Tim Biskup, Travis Louie, and more. As usual, Captain Paul Watson, eco-activist, founder of Sea […]
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Upcoming: Tat Ito – “Shinagawa Shinju” @ Above Second

This Friday night (June 22nd) in Hong Kong, the New York-based Tat Ito will be presenting a new body of work entitled Shinagawa Shinju at the Above Second Gallery. In his return to the Sai Ying Pun showspace after participating in the AM curated East West Connect last year, the Japanese artist will be bringing a selection of paintings in the mold of storytellers of Japanese rakugo, a form of verbal entertainment based on comical monologues about ordinary lives. Of course, with Ito’s work, the […]
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Openings: “Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black

Last week, Ivory & Black in London hosted their first group exhibition featuring painters Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian. Entitled Gin & Juice, the artists chosen all have been influenced by various Californian subcultures which in turn has informed their work and imagery. Showgoers were also greeted by James Jean (featured) who made the trip over and took time to work in a wall installation. Discuss this show here.
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Openings: Sarah Joncas – “Between Wind and Water” @ Thinkspace

Just this last Saturday, the Thinkspace Gallery presented a new show from Sarah Joncas (interviewed) entitled Between Wind and Water. The collection of new works included paintings as well as drawings featuring the Toronto-based artist’s female portraiture embellished with a surreal narrative. Joncas was showing jointly with Caia Coopman – you can check out the entire show here. Photos by Sam Graham. Discuss this show here. Discuss Sarah Joncas here.
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Openings: Patrick Martinez – “Lovely Day” @ Known Gallery

Last weekend, Patrick Martinez opened his solo show Lovely Day at the Known Gallery in the heart of LA. Continuing to display a creative versatility, the locally-based artist put a selection of pieces on the walls ranging from sculptural neon works, mixed media works, paintings, as well as a set of vending machines with custom made items.  All in all, the showing came together thematically in revealing both the beautiful and the ugly things that are seen by people living in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta / […]
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Upcoming: Martin Wittfooth @ Corey Helford

Coming up in September, the Corey Helford Gallery plans to lead off the fall season with an exhibition from Martin Wittfooth (interviewed). After witness a brilliant showing last October from the Brooklyn-based painter in New York where he unveiled increasingly powerful imagery in his work, we are looking forward to seeing what he has in store for LA. Discuss Martin Wittfooth here.
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Rewind: June 11 – 17

It’s time for another Rewind feature where we collect videos from the week that might be of some interest to our readers.  Leading things off is some footage of the time Conor Harrington (interviewed) spent in Grottaglie, working on murals (part 1 & part 2) for this year’s FAME Festival. Looks like Conor also found time to catch up on eating some good Italian food as well… Other videos: Kalup Linzy performance during the 2012 Whitney Museum Art Party. Are you a Hipster? Aaron Young – […]
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Showing: Jeff Koons @ Fondation Beyeler

Last month, we already shared with you a video detailing Jeff Koons’ current showing at the Fondation Beyeler. For the fans out there who want more and weren’t able to stop by the exhibition during Basel Week Switzerland this year, here are some actual photos from the Swiss Museum for your to peruse. The show runs until September 2, 2012 and features a focus on three bodies of works: The New, Banality, and Celebration. There’s also a huge flower sculpture, Split Rocker, in the garden of […]
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