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Showing: Travis Louie – “The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories” @ Gallery 1988 (Melrose)

Proof that the art world doesn’t completely stand still during Art Basel week, Travis Louie (featured) bravely opened his The Ghost of Delilah and Other Stories last week in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 (Melrose). Trying something a little different, this new body of work consisted entirely of drawings by Travis and also in collaboration with other artists like Fred Harper, Lola, Craola, Chet Zar and more. As a pleasant surprise, when one thinks of drawings, usually they are small or medium sized but some […]
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Streets: Basel Week Miami ’10 Overview (Part I)

Whether the artists were participating on the legal walls like Primary Flight, Wynwood Walls, Graffiti Gone Global, or just freelancing it, there were certainly many new pieces thrown up for this year’s Art Basel Week Miami. You have already seen us focus in on some work from Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Gaia and Jeff Soto, but check more work in Part I of our overview of the murals. Pics we gathered after the jump…

Videos: Art Basel Miami 2010

For those of you who feel photos are not enough for the full Art Basel experience, you will enjoy this new video from Vernissage TV. Although still not quite like being their yourself (we aren’t rubbing it in), the footage can give you an idea of how huge the main fair is and how massive the amount of art involved is.

Streets: ROA (Los Angeles) Part II

Unurth recently published a couple new street pieces (with a third huge piece yet to be revealed) from ROA while he was in Los Angeles for his pop up show (covered). We’re sure you can guess that something anatomical is inside this box by the LA River, but take a look at the full reveal after the jump. Also, another piece following the life cycle of mice can be seen outside the gallery space where he showed. And, in case your wondering, wanderlust has hit […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Retna – “Silver Lining” @ Primary Projects

Last night, before heading out to the requisite evening parties at Art Basel, we stopped by Primary Projects to check out the street calligraphic stylings of Retna (featured). His signature script in different manifestations infused the space with the West Coast aesthetic including the walls, floors, and doors reminiscent of his immersive show at Riviera and Riviera in August (covered). The impressive new body of work included large pieces on panels, found objects, and overwritten photographs. Fellow fans and notables in the street scene like […]
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Releases: David Choe – “Tokyo Girl”

Although David Choe’s (featured) is currently in Miami, he’s found time to release the remaining “Tokyo Girl” prints from his recent Secret Studio show in Japan. The 17 x 17 inch print, inspired by “half-Japanese women and Shibuya,” is in a edition of 76 (priced at $250) and will be available today at noon pacific time at Trapeze Editions. For those looking for something a little more limited (run of 5), a larger 44 x 44 inch version will up for grabs for $808 as […]

Releases: SABER – “Art Work Rebels Flag”

For those fans who have been waiting a while for this, you will be happy to know that AM friend SABER (interviewed) has just announced the imminent release of his “Art Work Rebels Flag” limited edition scheduled for Tuesday, December 7th at 10:00 am PST (most likely on Saberone.com). Printed by Modern Multiples, the beautiful serigraph features 10 colors, is sized at 31 x 39 inches, with a full edition of 120 (80 signed and numbered Red, White, and Blue – $300, 15 signed and […]
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Basel Week Miami ’10: Robert Williams @ Tony Shafrazi

Tony Shafrazi’s booth was one of the first ones we made a beeline to when we entered the main fair at Art Basel. As advertised, our attention was dominated by Robert Williams’ newest sculpture, The Brain Trap, which we can fully reveal now. This was surrounded by other paintings from Williams along with the Diamond in a Goat’s Ass sculpture, and work by Dennis Hopper, and Ed Ruscha. More photos after the jump…
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Preview: Josh Agle (SHAG) – “Ambergris” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

If you need something to look forward to once the Art Basel festivities are over with, look no further than the following weekend at Jonathan LeVine. Josh Agle (SHAG) (interviewed) will be opening his third solo exhibition at the NY gallery entitled “Ambergris” featuring over a dozen original acrylic paintings on panel as well as three large-scale giclee editions on canvas. For this new body of work, SHAG drew inspiration from his renewed interest in surfing and the ocean, although unfortunately for him, this included […]

Streets / Basel Week Miami ’10: Jeff Soto

Our friend Jeff Soto’s (featured) just sent over photos of some of his escapades in Miami with his old graffiti partner Maxx242. In town for Art Basel Week (he is painting a mural for Wynwood Walls and is listed for Primary Flight), you can be sure the Sotofish sure knows how to have a good time (see last year).  Stay away from the alligators this time! More photos after the jump…