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Releases: James Jean – “Lotus War Pyramid”

That Lotus War Pyramid print from James Jean (featured) that we told you about a couple weeks ago is now available online. For the New Yorkers out there, this new release was sold at Jean’s signing at Reed Space, but now fans everywhere can purchase one for themselves. The five-color, 26 x 30 inch limited edition is signed and numbered and will be produced with a run of 555. A couple more pics after the jump…

Preview: Tom Sachs – “WORK” @ Sperone Westwater

Tonight, November 4th, the Sperone Westwater Gallery, whose showspace was named the Best New Building in NYC recently, will be hosting a new body of work from Tom Sachs. Drawing from a diverse set of inspirations including “historic objects and cultural iconography – Sèvres porcelain, traditional African symbols, Pop, NASA, and the singer and songwriter James Brown – the hardest working man in show business,” the NY-based artist continues to explore his obsession with the the ritual act of work itself (well documented in these […]

Streets: Ma’claim (Egypt)

After showing you a piece memorializing the late Khaled Said by Case, we present further evidence that the Ma’claim crew has interest in Egypt and the current political upheaval there. Akut from Herakut along with Rusk, Tasso, and the aforementioned Case were recently in the country hitting up the streets of Cairo and Alexandria with murals. They were in also in town for the release of the Arabic Graffiti book from From Here To Fame Publishing. More photos via the publisher taken by Joel Sames […]


As you saw briefly in our recent update on the street festivities down in Miami, the Bay area-based ABOVE (interviewed) worked on a piece painted with his signature letters spelling out “GIVE A WALL ST. BANKER ENOUGH ROPE AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF.” The mural, which also featured a man in a suit hanged in effigy along with the prolific street artist’s well known arrows, drew much attention and was featured on the local news. Enjoy the video (seen above) detailing the creative process that […]

Preview: “Homeroom” @ Subtext Gallery

Coming up on November 11th, the Subtext Gallery in San Diego will be hosting a group show entitled Homeroom. Curated by Christina Conway and featuring Allison Sommers, Audrey Kawasaki (featured above), Catherine Brooks, Chris Ryniak, Jeya, JUURI, Kelly Vivanco, Nimit Malavia, Tran Nguyen, Yoskay Yamamoto, among others, the showing encourages the artists to reinterpret a piece of art created during their childhood. Another preview image after the jump…

Aakash Nihalani x Facebook Installations

Our last update on the whereabouts of NY-based artist Aakash Nihalani had placed him in India where he took time to work some of his tape magic in with some local flavor. Now, he just informed us that he created several installations for the Facebook offices, joining the likes of David Choe on Mark Zuckerberg’s like list. More images after the jump…

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part II

Several months ago, we brought your attention to the first set of hand-painted mutant bunny sculptures from Joe Ledbetter. The LA-based painter and art toy mogul has not released the next five of what will be an eventual total of 40. The 12″ figures (sculpted by Pretty in Plastic) are priced at $1500 and should be the crown jewel in the collection of any fan of Ledbetter’s three-dimensional work. For those interested, you can email [email protected] More detailed photos after the jump…

Openings: Kenichi Yokono – “Rise of the Underground” @ Mark Moore

Last weekend, alongside Jeremy Fish, the Mark Moore Gallery also featured the work of Kenichi Yokono. The last time we had an opportunity to take in a large body of work from the Japanese artist, it was 2009 and we were at Art Basel Miami week. Rise of the Underground featured more of his signature carved woodblocks and it was a joy to examine his intricate details close up. This time around, some of his piece included skateboard-like elements to the compositions. Enjoy more photos […]

Streets: El Mac (Barcelona)

Gifted street muralist El Mac is at it again, this time in Spain. This new piece was painted on the side of the Montana paint factory (a brand that he has used many times over the years) in Barcelona. Based on his model Lacheln, the wall done in a palette limited to black, gray and whites, and is a nice contrast to an adjacent mural by Os Gemeos. More photos after the jump…

Videos: James Jean on “1-2-1 w/jeffstaple”

Ahead of his signing of his Rebus book at Jeff Staple’s Reed Space in New York, James Jean (featured) sat down for an intimate video interview session for this 12th installment of the 1-2-1 w/jeffstaple series. Jean touches on many topics including the beginnings of his career, his experiences with Fables, and an honest assessment on his work and the direction he would like to take it. Via Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.