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Previews: Nick Walker @ Quin Arts

On January 21st (6-9pm), Nick Walker (interviewed) will be opening a solo show at the Quin Hotel in New York. As the hotel’s inaugural artist-in-residence, the British artist already has 15 original pieces for display in their permanent collection. The newest body of work will be sure to put his stencil skills on display as well as bring us along some further adventures with his iconic Vandal. Discuss Nick Walker here.
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Previews: “Asymmetrical Diptych” @ Corey Helford Gallery

This Saturday (January 16th), the Corey Helford Gallery will be opening the Asymmetrical Diptych group show. The title says it all – 26 artists will be creating two piece works meant to be displayed together but in an asymmetrical arrangement or shape. Exploring this interesting assignment will be artists Andrew Brandou, Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Brian Donnelly, Caia Koopman, Cathie Bleck, Greg Gossel, Jennybird Alcantara, Joe Hengst, Kent Williams, Lola, Liz McGrath, Luke Chueh, Mandy Cao, Mikael Takacs, Michael Mararian, Michael Page, […]
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Streets: El Mac x David Choe (Phoenix)

After collaborated on a series of works in Cambodia last month, El Mac and David Choe met up again in Phoenix recently to work on a new project. The mural at Cobra Arcade Bar featured Miles’ signature ripple-line portraits (this time of his friend Darlene) along with Choe’s loose embellishments surrounding the image. Take a look at more photos below… Top image by @ektorlouise. Discuss El Mac here. Discuss David Choe here.                
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Releases: Charlie Immer // IxRUN – “The Funk Of 40,000 Years” Print

Fans of Charlie Immer’s work can now purchase The Funk Of 40,000 Years, a print just released through 1xRUN. The image is taken from Lyric 3, a show last year at the Inner State Gallery that was musically themed and curated by Glenn Barr. Immer was inspired by the song Thriller by Michael Jackson to paint this piece and included one of his signature skeletons painted in his characteristic style. Head over here if you want to add this to your collection. Discuss Charlie Immer here.
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Showing: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

If you attended any of the previous Supersonic Invitational shows, you know you’re in for a treat. We were unable to attend the reception last Saturday night at Spoke Art, but we met up with the curator/art blogger, Zach Tutor, earlier in the day for a look at all the artwork. Zach’s line up included over 75 artists from all over the globe. Supersonic Art has accrued over 500,000 followers worldwide and it seems like this show gets bigger and better each year. It also […]
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Art Focus: Nunzio Paci

This weekend, our Art Focus feature is on Nunzio Paci, an Italy-based artist whose series of new works highlights his fascination with human anatomy as well as the man-nature relationship. The first five paintings seen below belong to a set that is devoted to the Baroque masters and will be on display at Art Stage Singapore with gallery Officine dell’Immagine from January 21 – 24. Discuss Nunzio Paci here.
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Update: James Jean // Year Of The Monkey

After working with Apple on promoting the new Apple Pencil and iPad Pro with some amazing digital artwork, James Jean (interviewed) recently revealed a new Year of the Monkey piece to his fans (seen below). With Chinese New Year coming up in about a month, the monkey must have been on his mind as he also collaborated with Beats By Dre on a new similarly themed design for their Solo 2 wireless headphones. For those in Shanghai, Jean will also be making an appearance at the Pudong Apple […]
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Showing: Alex Israel @ The Huntington

Currently at The Huntington in Los Angeles, a selection of works from Alex Israel has been inserted throughout the the historic institution’s European art collection. The intriguing mix of new and old brings to mind exhibitions in the past like KAWS at the PAFA or like the turns Koons, Murakami, and Kapoor took at Versailles. For the exhibition, the locally-based artist has carefully and seamlessly placed 16 paintings and sculptures as well as two site-specific murals throughout the gallery’s two stories, contrasting his references to the cult of celebrity […]
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Streets: El Mac (San Diego)

After returning from a trip to Cambodia where he painted a few murals (covered) along with his Igloo Hong brothers, El Mac decided to work on a project a little closer to home. His latest public arts contribution was created over the holidays at UC San Diego, another portrait piece featuring his distinctive ripple effect. You can watch a couple short videos here and here to get a glimpse at his technique. Photo credit: Eric Heights. Discuss El Mac here.
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Previews: “Lápiz, papel o Tijera” @ Plastic Murs

Later this month, January 30th, Plastic Murs in Valencia, Spain will be opening up a group show entitled Lápiz, papel o Tijera. The medium of choice will be graphite on paper with contributions from 30 artists – Adonna Khare, Alesia Ianneti, Amandine Urruty, Ana Juan, Chamo San (seen above), Crajes, Craww, Dan May, Dulk, Enric Sant, Gabi de la Merced, Ivana Flores, Linnea Strid, Mab Graves, Nicofey, Nicomi Nix Turner, Manu Iranzo, Mohamed Lghacham, Oliver Flores, Paolo Pedroni, Rubenimichi, Sara Sanz, Seven Moods, Sicioldr, Simona Candini, Twee […]
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