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Keith Haring @ Pace Prints

Over the weekend, an exhibition of prints and small scale multiples by Keith Haring closed in New York at Pace Prints. Haring believed in and was fascinated by the process of printmaking and in the course of his career produced over 60 limited editions on paper using a variety of methods including lithograph, silk-screen, etching, embossing and aquatint. The prolific artist also created editions in aluminum, wood, concrete and terracotta, several of which were also on view. The exhibition also included a special Pop Shop installation, […]
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David Choe Paints New Facebook Offices

With Mark Zuckerberg moving into the new Facebook headquarters to Menlo Park, California, he decided he needed some interior decorating. David Choe (featured) had painted up the original offices back in 2006, so it was only natural for Zuckerberg to invite the street specialist back to put his signature touch on the inside the building. The social networking genius apparently has a taste for art as he already has some of Choe’s paintings in his personal collection and also has commissioned Aakash Nihalani in the past. […]

Preview: “Ritual: New Works by Charmaine Olivia” @ Shooting Gallery

This Saturday, January 14th, The Shooting Gallery will be presenting a new body of work from Charmaine Olivia. Ritual will be her first solo show in her hometown and will feature explorations of the female form while touching on themes of magic and earth energies. “The gallery will be transformed into a temple of altars for each of Olivia’s demigods; each surrounded byinstallations magical items, and other smaller artworks that pay homage to the central female.” More in-studio photos by Michael Cuffe (some NSFW) after […]

Teaser: Kehinde Wiley – “The World Stage: Israel” @ The Jewish Museum of New York

Coming up in March, The Jewish Museum of New York will be hosting Kehinde Wiley’s works from The World Stage: Israel that showed last April at Roberts & Tilton (covered). The museum recently acquired Alios Itzhak (2011), a nine-foot tall portrait of a young Jewish Ethiopian-Israeli man that was part of the Los Angeles exhibition which featured traditional Jewish papercut embellishments from part of the NY institution’s collection. Along with other works from Israeli portion of Wiley’s World Stage series, “a selection of textiles and papercuts from The Jewish Museum’s collection – chosen by the artist – […]

Openings: Haroshi x HUF x DLX (Los Angeles)

Over the weekend, Haroshi opened their joint project and show with HUF and DLX in Downtown Los Angeles. The collaborative effort with the Bay Area purveyor of skateboarding culture as well as distributor was a well curated affair as the Japanese artistic duo is known for their sculptures made from compressed used skateboards. Rounding out the night was an impromptu ollie contest over the Haroshi created fire hydrant piece. For those interested, check out the HUF x Haroshi x DLX microsite for associated products. More photos taken […]

Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Occupy Protester” Print

At a random time in the morning (PST) on January 12th, the now familiar cover image for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year issue from Shepard Fairey (featured) will go on sale at his webstore. The screenprint entitled Occupy Protester will be sized at 18″ x 24″, come in an edition of 450, and cost $60 with all proceeds going to Occupy Wall Street. The limited edition piece will be signed by both Fairey and Sarah Mason, whose picture was used for the image. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Preview: Nicoletta Ceccoli – “Girls Don’t Cry” @ Roq La Rue

After a showing near her home country of San Marino at the end of 2010 (covered), gifted artist and illustrator Nicoletta Ceccoli (interviewed) will be putting her works on display in a more distant land – Seattle, Washington – come next Saturday, January 14th. Girls Don’t Cry at the Roq La Rue Gallery has the painter returning for her first showing there since 2009 and will feature delicate renderings of her girls of tainted innocence. More preview images after the jump…

Videos: TateShots – Maurice Sendak

“People say – why don’t you do Wild Things 2, Wild Things 1 was such a success? Go to hell, go to hell. I’m not a whore. I don’t do those things.” With that, this interview with renowned writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak starts as another installment to the great TateShots series (also see Jeff Koons & Jonathan Yeo). Topics covered include his love for William Blake, the inappropriateness of his work, his most important book, and more.  Enjoy! Via Juxtapoz.

Streets: Jeff Soto (Paris)

While in France for a couple shows he was involved with, Jeff Soto (interviewed) also found time to work on a couple public murals (here & here). In addition to those street pieces, the Riverside native also decided on doing something more adventurous. Venturing into an emergency air duct above the tracks on the Paris Metro, he drew with chalk on the textured and grimy walls some imagery from a dream he had the night before. More photos he sent us after the jump…

Preview: Scott Campbell – “BLESS THIS MESS” @ Galerie Gmurzynska (Zurich)

Coming up on the 25th of this month, Scott Campbell will be opening his first European solo show at Galerie Gmurzynska’s Zurich location. We last enjoyed the tattoo specialist’s signature pieces fabricated from U.S. currency and ostrich eggshell paintings at his Marc Jancou Contemporary showing last year (covered), but it looks like the versatile artist has now added another medium to his repertoire. His Fuse Paintings will be on display for the first time featuring designs drawn with gunpowder and then lit (video here) ala Cai […]