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Streets: Invader (Ravenna)

After a summer series of works in his hometown of Paris, Invader has moved on to Italy to put up his next batch of work. The central Italian city of Ravenna is known for its superb Byzantine mosaics, so it is only natural that the French artist has chosen to increase his street activity there. This second invasion featured 15 new pieces with inspiration that ranged from the architecture, culture, and sights of the area. Discuss Invader here.

Rime Sues Moschino & Jeremy Scott Over Katy Perry’s Met Gala Dress

Like Maya Hayuk earlier this year, Joseph Tierney aka Rime has also filed suit for copyright infringement. The Brooklyn-based graffiti artist alleges that Moschino and its designer Jeremy Scott imitated a graffiti tag that he painted on a Detroit building for Katy Perry’s Met Gala dress. Not only did they allegedly take the VandalsEYES imagery and his signature without his permission but they also added the Moschino and Jeremy Scott brand names in a spray-paint style as if part of the original work. You be the judge. Discuss Rime […]

Previews: Soey Milk – “PIDA” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

Starting from opening night on October 1st, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will have new works from Soey Milk on display, oil paintings and graphite drawings. The Korean term “PIDA / 피다” (also the title of her show) means to blossom or to become something else, something that applies to the Los Angeles-based painter’s continued development in technique and artistic vision. Also new in the last year has been her experimentation with adding embedded objects into her art like crushed flower pedals or earth to go along […]

Previews: Matt Dangler – “Sanctify” @ Copro Gallery

On October 10th, Matt Dangler (interviewed) will be opening a new solo at Copro Gallery, the site of his showing in Los Angeles in 2012 (covered). Entitled Sanctify, the title is perhaps a hint at some of the heavier topics that the gifted painter will be exploring with his surreal vision. An example of what to expect can be seen in the piece above, The Promised Land, as well as in the preview images below. Discuss Matt Dangler here.

Streets: Shok-1 – “Dog With Bones” (London)

Recently in the heart of London, Shok-1 created a new mural entitled Dog With Bones, reinterpretation of one of Keith Haring’s iconic dog paintings. Using his signature x-ray spray technique, the latest effort from the British artist is part of his X-Pop series that takes a look inside popular icons and symbols. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Shok-1 here.

Upcoming: Daniel Arsham @ YoungArts (Miami)

Tomorrow (September 24), as part of YoungArts Awareness Day, sculptor Daniel Arsham has prepared a special interactive event in Miami. Similar to his current exhibition in Hong Kong (covered), the Brooklyn-based artist will have an installation of his “future relics” on display, with nearly 2,000 objects made of chalk that visitors can use to draw or write their impressions of the future. More info about the event and an opportunity to purchase tickets here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
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Upcoming / Videos: Mel Kadel – “Sky’s Eyes” @ Slow Culture

On October 2nd, Slow Culture in Los Angeles will be presenting new works from Mel Kadel in a show entitled Sky’s Eyes. Known for her folk art inspired paintings featuring her recognizable female characters along with what must be penchant for patterns, the American artist has prepared at least 100 new pieces, which you can see stacked up in the video below. Discuss Mel Kadel here.

Releases: Jen Stark – “Drip Cascade” Print

On Thursday, September 24th, Jen Stark will be releasing a new good-sized print entitled Drip Cascade. The imagery used is easily recognizable as one from a series of works from the Los Angeles-based artist playing with psychedelic colors and patterns. Produced in an edition of 200 (with 9 AP’s), it measures 24″ x 30″, and will cost $550. Head over here at 4 pm Eastern Time if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Jen Stark here.

Upcoming: Aaron Li-Hill x Soundwall Installation (New York)

Thursday night (6-9pm) in New York, Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) will be unveiling a new installation at Soundwall entitled Resonance. Featuring the signature kinetic energy and geometric lines seen in the Brooklyn-based artist’s work (example above), the new piece is certainly something you want to see in person. Arranged by LeBasse Projects, the event will also see Li-Hill releasing a special print. RSVP here if you are interested in attending. Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.

Openings: Nick Walker – “Entropy” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Last week, Nick Walker (interviewed) opened his new show at Above Second Gallery entitled Entropy. If in September, we brought you a look while the Bristol-based street artist was creating new body of work in his studio, so we come full circle now with a look at the artwork hanging in the Hong Kong showspace. Included are his new series of number pieces as well as stencils inspired by the local urban landscape. Discuss Nick Walker here.