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Releases: Futura x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II collection

Starting next month, the Futura Chuck Taylor All Star II collection from Converse will be releasing at specialty retailers, Converse stores and online at Converse.com. This project with the NY graffiti legend will be the first artist collaboration with the redesigned Chuck Taylor All Star from the American shoe company. As you can see, the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature aesthetic can be seen featured on the sneaker (hi-top and the ox), apparel and accessories collection. Via Highsnobiety. Discuss Futura here.
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Streets: Jasper Wong // Designed on Surface

Designed on Surface is a project Jasper Wong worked on recently with Microsoft, spanning 17 cities in 12 countries. Over the course of 5 weeks, the founder of POW WOW brought together a roster of artists including Mulga, Wonderlust, Noir, Bao, Pablito Zago, Andrea Wan, Andreas Preis, Frankie Cihi, Akmal, Persue, Odeith, Ink & Clog, Rosh333, Ano & Bounce, Lucas Aoki, Mon, Bakibaki, Cook One, Usugrow, Dragon76, Luise One, and Jay Shogo to paint walls inspired by the mantra “Do Great Things.” Take a look at more details […]
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Shepard Fairey Residence For Sale

Ever wonder what the the house of a successful artist like Shepard Fairey (featured) looks like? Tastefully appointed and filled with his iconic imagery apparently – according to photos from the recently listed residence for sale in Los Feliz. It can be had for $1,835,000, but no word as to whether the art will be included. Take a look at more photos below… “Residence of iconic American artist, Shepard Fairey, a 1929 Mediterranean home tells a story; a language of love and HOPE. 4 Beds 3 […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Nychos

Another artist that left their mark on the streets during Basel Week Miami last year was anatomical enthusiast Nychos. The Austrian artist celebrated his birthday during the week of art festivities by leaving this burner behind in Wynwood Cafe entitled Strike Eagle, finishing despite being stopped by the police for a few days. The mural featuring his translucent spray technique was organized by INOPERABLE with support from Montana Cans. Photo credit: Brave Antics, Gully Art, and Diana Larrea. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Nychos here.
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Art Focus: DU Kun

This week’s Art Focus is on artist DU Kun and his surreal portraits of Chinese rock stars rendered as temples built into the sides of mountains and cliffs. The faces of each subject is assembled with a mystic combination of elements such as air, earth, and water leading to a god-like temple structures overlooking their own fiefdoms and worshippers (not unlike how recording artists have rabid fan communities). The series entitled Gods of Rock Festival can in part be attributed to his own interest in music […]
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Streets: Eine (Santa Ana)

A couple months ago in Santa Ana, California, Ben Eine painted a mural utilizing his signature text-based imagery with the words “Suenos Revolucionarios” or “Revolutionary Dreams.” Arranged by Marcas Gallery, the piece was considered by the British artist as one of his best walls in the last few years and it’s not hard to see why. Large scale and painted with a complex color scheme, the piece gifted to the art loving public in Orange County will be enjoyed for many years to come. Via Obey. […]
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Releases: James Jean – “Year of the Monkey” Print

On January 26th, James Jean (interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Shag – “Jungle Drums” @ Corey Helford Gallery

Last week in Los Angeles, Shag (interviewed) brought a little retro chic to the new Corey Helford Gallery location with his latest solo entitled Jungle Drums. Along with his signature paintings featuring a nostalgic look back when mod characters hung out sipping martinis, the downtown LA showspace also featured tiki sculptures, a mid-century decor, as well as a large wall covered with his imagery. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Shag here.
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Upcoming: Amy Sol – “Garden Gamine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

The last solo we had the opportunity of attending from Amy Sol (interviewed) in Los Angeles was back in 2013 (covered), so it was nice to hear she will be presenting some new works at Thinkspace Gallery soon. Entitled Garden Gamine, the set of fresh paintings will continue the Nevada-based artist’s series of delicate portraitures featuring her feminine subjects and their animal friends. An example of this can be seen above, but plan to be there for the opening on April 2nd to seen the rest. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Streets: World Roundup (Nov 23 – Jan 18)

Leading off the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature this week is a tribute from Jimmy C of rock icon David Bowie in the Brixton neighborhood where he was born. Londoners used the mural (photo: Tim Ireland/AP) as a makeshift shrine as visitors left gifts, flowers, and mementos at the feet of the image of Bowie as his one of his alter egos, Aladdin Sane. Other works worthy of a look below include: Disk (Stockholm), Andreas Englund (Stockholm), Robert Lazzarini (Miami), Guido Van Helton (Brim), Escif (Valencia), […]