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Preview: Luke Chueh – “Bearing the Unbearable” Signing @ Spoke Art

Tomorrow night (July 5th) in San Francisco, Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be continuing his Bearing the Unbearable book signing tour (see Los Angeles). Also, of interest to Bay Area fans will be the release of new prints from his popular sushi series of paintings, with the originals created for a 2009 showing in LA. The 11″ x 14″ giclees (edition of 100) will cost $140 for the set (or $80 each). Also on display will be some of the LA-based painter’s sketches. Luke will be showing alongside the […]

Preview: Kamea Hadar – “White Dreams” @ Loft In Space

Coming up on July 20th, the Loft In Space gallery in Hawaii will be presenting a solo White Dreams from painter Kamea Hadar. If you have had the opportunity to attend the annual POW WOW art festival (covered) in Oahu you will have for sure met Kamea as he is one of the lead directors of the event. In the photo above, you can see him working on a new group of paintings which deal with deal with his Jewish roots, the Holocaust and the complex mix of race, […]

Streets: Eduardo Kobra (Los Angeles)

After recently gifting New York with a mural that remixes a famous Alfred Eisenstaedt photograph (which is also is visible from the High Line), Sao Paulo-based street muralist Eduardo Kobra has travelled to Los Angeles to work on another piece. The commissioned wall is set to be revealed to the public today, Independence Day, at 1255 La Brea Ave. In honor of the holiday, the artist has painted his own version of the iconic Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota. Stop by to check it out for yourself if you […]

The Water Tank Project (New York)

If Tom Fruin’s Watertower installation in Brooklyn is any indication, having artwork tower over art lovers in New York can make the cityscape a lot more interesting. Something that might do just that (as evidenced by these mock-up photos) is the proposed Water Tank Project, except instead of a new structure, existing water tanks (twelve feet high, thirteen feet in diameter) in NYC will be used as canvases for public art. Scheduled for the Summer of 2013, artwork from artists and notables like Jeff Koons, Ed Ruscha, Jose Parla, Catherine […]

Releases: Jeff Soto – “Seeker Friends #4: The Gardener”

Back in March, we introduced you to a new line of prints from Jeff Soto (interviewed) entitled Seeker Friends. The series of limited editions were from Prints On Wood with each one available for 24 hours after a specified date and time. Each 6″ x 6″ print costs $25 + shipping with $1 of every sale going to plant one tree through the Plant A Billion Trees program. The next release window will be for the fourth one, The Gardener (seen above), this Thursday, July 5th starting at non PST. Discuss Jeff Soto […]

Upcoming: Josh Keyes @ Roq La Rue

With his exhibition at the University of Arizona’s Joseph Gross Gallery already open to the public (we’ll bring you photos of the opening reception coming up on August 30th), Josh Keyes (interviewed) is already working on his next showing. Hopefully, this painting from a new studio shot will be part of the upcoming show in Seattle as it already has hard core Keyes fans salivating at a resurrection of some of his most iconic “treadmill” imagery (some examples below). His show with John Brophy opens at Roq […]

Openings: Kid Acne – “Stand & Deliver” @ C.A.V.E Gallery

Over the weekend, the C.A.V.E. Gallery hosted the opening reception for Kid Acne’s (interviewed) newest solo entitled Stand & Deliver. The UK-based artist brought a selection of work to the Venice showspace featuring his “stabby women,” some of which was set against a backdrop of a patterned motif seen frequently in his street work. Rounding out the show was a series of customized spray cans as well as a outdoor mural. He’ll be working on some other walls around the LA area so keep your eyes peeled. Photo credit: Richard […]

Streets: Escif (Spain)

It looks like Escif was caught up with the Euro 2012 fever that had his home country in its grip as he painted this piece entitled The Rescue leading up to the final. After Spain was crowned the UEFA champion, the street artist turned his attention to more serious topics with a mural (seen below) dealing with the cuts the country has had implement as it becomes increasingly mired in the financial crisis of Europe. Discuss Escif here.

Streets: World Roundup (June 25 – July 1)

South Africa-based DAL East has been busy traveling recently. His new whale mural C is the focus of our latest Streets: World Roundup feature and was put up Melun, France. You’ll also see a mural from his partner in crime and wife Faith47 from the same town as well as a kinetic multi-part piece from Dal from Nambia in our summary below. Other notable walls from this week includes work from Shida – Poland (source), Sten & Lex – France, Broken Fingaz – Austria, Escif – […]

Yoshitomo Nara – No Nukes!

As protests mount in Japan over the decision to restart two nuclear reactors at the Oi power plant, Yoshitomo Nara has granted permission (via twitter) to his fans to make use of his NO NUKES girl image in support of the movement. The Japanese artist has said he wouldn’t mind photocopies of the piece from his 1998 book Slash with a Knife” and actually, a hi-res version has been made available here for download. Via Giant Robot. Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here.