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Hayao Miyazaki Un-retires

Fans around the world were delighted to hear last month that Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki will be working on a ten minute short that will screen exclusively at the Studio Ghibli museum in Japan. His son Goro Miyazaki revealed that his father is bored maintaining the museum and wants to keep busy working on a new three year project that will feature a 3D animation about a caterpillar named Boro. Hopefully this means the man known for producing the highest quality traditional hand-drawn animation will […]
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Showing: Os Gemeos – “Parallel Connection” @ Times Square (New York)

After tipping you off a few days ago about Os Gemeos’ three minutes of fame at New York’s Times Square, we now have some photos and video to share of their animation that runs from 11:57pm to midnight each night in August. The two brothers entitled the short clip Parallel Connection which features their signature yellow characters interacting with the screens and staring down at the mass of people at the busy intersection. This latest effort from the duo is part of the Midnight Moment presented by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and […]
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Upcoming: Cleon Peterson – “Poison” @ Library Street Collective

Provocative painter Cleon Peterson has worked with the Library Street Collective before like during last year’s Art Basel Week in Miami (covered). Their new collaborative effort, a show entitled Poison, will be opening on August 29 at the LSC gallery space in Detroit and will no doubt feature more powerful and barbaric imagery from the former assistant to Shepard Fairey, drawing from his experiences and dark past. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Previews: “infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Tonight at both locations of the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, infra:REAL – The Art of Imaginative Realism featuring the work of 37 artists will open. Curated by Patrick Wilshire, artists Allen Williams, Anthony Palumbo, Billy Norrby, Bob Eggleton, Boris Vallejo, Brad Kunkle, Brom, David Palumbo, Donato Giancola, Dorian Vallejo, Eric Velhagen, Greg Hildebrandt, Ian Miller, Jeffrey Watts, Jeremy Mann, Jim Burns, Jim Pavelec, John Harris, John Jude Palencar, Julie Bell, Justin Sweet, Kirk Reinert, Laurie Lee Brom, Marc Fishman, Matthew Stewart, Michael C. Hayes, Michael Whelan, Patrick Jones, […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic (Warsaw)

Following up on our coverage of the Conor Harrington & 1010 murals for the Street Art Doping festival, we now have photos of the piece that Ernest Zacharevic painted. Only a few weeks ago, the Lithuanian artist was in Lisbon setting up his current show (covered), and now he has completed a whimsical new mural in Warsaw. Featuring some the children characters that he is famous for, the wall is now covered with something the kids in the area can relate to. Photo credit: Maciej Kruger. Discuss […]
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Fashion: Brendan Monroe x Big Bad Wolf Kids Tee Release

Joining artists like Yoskay Yamamoto & James Jean before him, Brendan Monroe has released a shirt with Big Bad Wolf. Priced at $28, parents can affordably get their kids started on an appreciation for art by clothing them with imagery from their favorite artists like these recognizable characters from Monroe. Head over here if you are interested… Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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Releases: James Jean – “Pescados” Print

On August 8th, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up another time-limited print on his webstore entitled Pescados. Each one (image size: 8 ⅜″ tall × 6 ¼″ wide, paper size: 11 ⅜″ tall × 7 ¼″ wide) is signed and numbered and will cost $100. The edition size will be determined by the number of orders in a 48 hour window from 12:01 AM PDT on Saturday, August 8th until 11:59 PM on Sunday, August the 9th. Discuss James Jean here.
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Openings: Josh Keyes & Brin Levinson – “Reclamation of Nowhere” @ Antler Gallery

Last week, Josh Keyes (interviewed) returned to the Antler Gallery for a joint showing with Brin Levinson entitled Reclamation of Nowhere. Their imagery meshed nicely together with Keyes’ creatures interacting with what may be a post-apocalyptic urban landscape and Levinson working with the same nature versus man themes but with a different atmosphere. The show runs through the 26th of this month for those in Portland who want to stop by themselves for a look. Discuss Josh Keyes here.
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Showing: Hannah Stouffer & Hilary White – “Ingress/Egress” @ Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Currently at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia, Hannah Stouffer & Hilary White have a joint show on display entitled Ingress/Egress. Both artists’ work fit well together with Stouffer’s colorful geometrical and naturalistic compositions melding nicely with White’s more dimensional and vibrant abstractions. The exhibition runs through September 12th so stop by for a look yourself if you are in town.
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Upcoming: “Shared Space : KAWS, Karl Wirsun, Tomoo Gokita” @ Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane

Coming up on September 9th, the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane will be hosting Shared Space : KAWS, Karl Wirsun, Tomoo Gokita. The artists involved are obvious from the title, but the interesting arrangement will see 17 works from KAWS on display, but also seen will be pieces from his personal collection – 26 works by Karl Wirsum including drawings, paintings, and sculptures from 1968 to 2011, as well as 9 faceless portraits and one sculpture by Tomoo Gokita. KAWS states – “I think of collecting like building […]