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Streets / Teaser: ROA with Pop-Up Show (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, we visited with ROA as he worked on his first street piece in Los Angeles (7th and Mateo). It was produced in assocation with The LA Freewalls Project (other artists in the neighborhood for The LA Freewalls Project include Saber, Shepard Fairey, Herakut, and Ron English).  As usual, there is always more to his pieces that meets the eye – check out the tail action. The Belgium-based artist is in town for his pop-up show next week at the New Puppy Gallery (presented […]
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“WALLWORKS” @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

In a project reminiscent of the old parking structure at the LACMA (now demolished), the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas has commissioned several artists to christen each level of their parking garage with their signature imagery. The new hotel, which you may recognize from their recent commercial with “Just the Right Amount of Wrong”, now has permanent murals, entitled widely as “WALLWORKS”, from Kenny Scharf, Retna, Shepard Fairey, and Shinique Smith. We have not even told you about the inside of the hotel as it sounds […]

Halloween Roundup

Well, to put you in the mood for a little trick-or-treating tonight, we have a little roundup of the rest of the Halloween snippets we have gathered for you. First up, Brandi Milne (featured) has released a new print entitled “Give Me Your Soul, Little One”. It’s available through Corey Helford Gallery, so contact them for details if you are interested. Take a look other ghastly items from the art world after the jump, and remember, stay safe!

Showing: “13th Hour III” @ Last Rites Gallery

After tipping you off to two holiday-appropriate shows (Neckface in LA and Phantasmagoria in Montreal), we have one last one for you – the “13th Hour III” group show at the Last Rites Gallery. With great curatorial direction, the group of artists chosen all are mostly known for darker and bizarre imagery, leading to a great series of paintings of eerie creatures and creepy situations. Some selections after the jump…

Video: Dan Witz – “WTF 2010″

You may remember us posting a piece last Halloween from Dan Witz leading up to his show at Carmichael Gallery. Well, he recently released a video of some of his recent work entitled “WTF 2010″, an updated version of his “In Plain View” and “Kilroy Variations” series and we thought it would again be a fitting time to share it with you. We like the roadwork-like costume he puts on as he glues up scenes of entrapment that would scare anyone coming across it on […]
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Streets: LUDO – “Halloweenism”

LUDO (interviewed) just completed a series of Parisian bus shelters ad takeovers entitled “Halloweenism.” A fitting project don’t you think with his view of monsters (Castro, Saddam, Stalin, Gaddafi, Mao, Mugabe) for this holiday. More after the jump…

Showing: “Phantasmagoria” @ Yves Laroche

What better way to kick off your Halloween festivities than with this group show at Yves Laroche in Montreal. “Phantasmagoria” reunites the creative minds of Chet Zar, Travis Louie (interviewed), Kathie Olivas, and Brandt Peter (interviewed) for this creepy theme show. Attendees can look forward to Chet’s nightmarish characters, Travis’ strange creatures, and Kathie / Brandt’s misfits to perhaps give them some costume ideas. More preview images after the jump…
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Happy Halloween from Ana Bagayan

For those of you who follow Ana Bagayan’s (interviewed) work, you may be used to something a little more cheerful than this new series of drawings. Inspired by the Halloween spirit, Ana seems to have found a theme for these pieces that will be part of her solo show at FB69 Gallery next February in Germany. Take a look are more creepy samples after the jump…

Streets: Eine (South Africa)

The last time we hung out with Ben Eine was when he was painting the “Alphabet Street” in London. He has since made headlines by entering Obama’s collection and now appears to have traveled to Cape Town to do some work. Take a look this nice project as he painted over some large vats with “FAIR SPONTANEOUS PASSIONATE CHANGE THE WORLD AND CELEBRATE.” Take a look at a couple of in progress shots as well as more shutters from South Africa after the jump…
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Showing: Anish Kapoor – “Turning the World Upside Down” @ Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens in London is currently the setting for “Turning the World Upside Down”, Anish Kapoor’s newest exhibition of his largescale mirror sculptures. Organized by the Royal Parks and Serpentine Gallery, the new locale for the renowned Indian artist’s most recent works certainly provides a stunning contrast especially when reflected in the shiny surfaces. The four sculptures will be in residence for six months amongst the trees, grass, and ponds and will feature around the clock security. More pics after the jump…