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Previews: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Coming up next weekend, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery for his fifth solo with the New York showspace. The new exhibition is kind of a nostalgic look back at the imagery that the Southern California-based artist has been sharing with his fans throughout his career – iconic characters like yetis, reapers, robots, walkers, and the Sotofish. Soto further states – “I always feel like an artist’s entire body of work should be fair game to use. My cast of characters and the worlds I create are The Sotofish Society.” […]
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Releases: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Beyond The Sea” Sculpture

Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) recently announced the release of a sculpture from Silent Stage entitled Beyond The Sea. The limited edition (run of 25) resin sculpt from the Los Angeles-based artist is based on one of his surreal paintings (see below) and measures 21″H x 19″D x 13″W. For those interested in the $2499.99 price point, you can add this to your collection by heading over here. Check the video below for a more detailed look… Discuss Greg “Craola” Simkins here.
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Streets: Etam Cru x Robert Proch // UNIQA Art Lodz (Poland)

Recently in Lodz, Etam Cru and Robert Proch teamed up to paint an amazing new mural they entitled Enjoy The Silence. The wall was painted for UNIQA Art Lodz, a new urban art program curated by Michał Bieżyński (of Lodz Murals). Located in a high traffic area (Sienkiewicza 81), the piece naturally went to the two artists (Etam Cru) who got their start in the central Polish city as well as to Proch, one of the best muralists in Poland. The collaboration is one of the most interesting […]
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Previews: “BLAB! Eleventh” @ Copro Gallery

On September 1st, Copro Gallery will be opening the 11th edition of the BLAB! Show. The selection is always strong for this longest running annual exhibition at the Los Angeles gallery with this year being no different. Participants for 2016 include: Camille Rose Garcia, Martin Wittfooth, Travis Louie, Joe Sorren, Nicoletta Ceccoli, Jeff Gillette (seen above), Peter Ferguson, Jana Brike, Esther Pearl Watson, Ryan Heshka, Lola, Owen Smith, Glenn Barr, John Brophy, Amy Crehore, Richard J. Oliver, Tim O’Brien, Tom Bagshaw, Fred Stonehouse, DXTR, Hannah Faith Yata, […]
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Upcoming: Ron English – “Guernica” @ Allouche Gallery

On September 22nd, Allouche Gallery in New York will be opening a solo show from Ron English (featured) in their new Meatpacking District space. Three years in the making, the new body of work will be entitled Guernica, a fitting choice as he has painted his own pop-infused versions this masterpiece from Picasso over 50 times (including on the streets). For this exhibition, English will no doubt have another iteration of the piece prepared for his fans so add this to your art calendar if you will […]
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Streets: Nychos // Mural Harbor (Austria)

Recently in Linz, Nychos painted one of his largest and most detailed murals to date for the Mural Harbor project. The Austrian street artist certainly gave his best effort for this piece in his motherland which was entitled Translucent Serpent – two huge snakes, one with its insides exposed. Utilizing a generous amount of Montana Gold “Lime”, Nychos was able to leave a great example of his anatomical style next to the train tracks. Photo credit: Christian Boehm, Christian Fischer, and the artist. Discuss Nychos here.
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Previews: “Small Works 2016″ @ beinArt Gallery

On September 17th, beinArt Gallery in Brunswick, Australia will be opening their Small Works 2016 group show. As the title of the exhibition suggest, the pieces in the show are meant to be affordable and all measure under 10″ x 10″. Tiffany Bozic liked this format so much (see above and directly below), she may be making some more smaller paintings in the future. Other participants include Ron English, Josh Keyes, Henrik Uldalen, David Stoupakis, Jana Brike, Brian Viveros, Dan Quintana, Marco Mazzoni, Naoto Hattori, Johnson […]
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Upcoming: Masakatsu Sashie – “External Effect” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On October 15th, Masakatsu Sashie will be opening a new solo at Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled External Effect. From the drawings you see on the Japanese artist’s table in the photo above, it looks as though he will be continuing his popular clustered globe works. This exhibition will be a followup to his successful showing at the Chelsea showspace in 2013 (covered). Discuss Masakatsu Sashie here.
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Upcoming: “Playboys & Girls” @ Slow Culture

Coming up on September 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be opening a group show entitled Playboys & Girls. As the name of the exhibition suggests, the gallery has teamed up with the iconic magazine and brand to present new works that embody the Playboy culture. Participants include: Ben Venom, Brook Power, Chloe Kovska, Cleon Peterson, Ed Templeton, Hellen Jo, Sandy Kim, Jay Howell (seen above), Jean Jullien, Johnny Ryan, Mark Whalen, Matt Furie, Matt McCormick, Stacey Rozich, Mel Kadel, Molly Steele, Nate Walton, Nathan Kostechko, […]
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Streets: Telmo Miel // UGANGprosjektet (Norway)

Recently in Drammen, Noway, artistic duo Telmo Miel painted a mural entitled Når jeg blir Stor or When I Grow Up for the UGANGprosjektet. Referencing the country’s viking roots, the piece was the second one the two painted on their trip (first one here). Take a look at a few more in-progress photos and detailed shots below… Photo credit: Gabby Dadgostar and the artists. Discuss Telmo Miel here.