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Damien Hirst – “Pharmacy 2” Restaurant

After collaborating with restaurants in the past by incorporating his artwork into the decor, Damien Hirst has taken things to a whole new level. A new eatery was open last month by the British artist (in partnership with Mark Hix) at the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, London. During the day, the restaurant serves visitors of the ongoing exhibitions while at night, it feeds diners when the gallery is closed. Pharmacy 2 is obviously named after the series of works Hirst has created over the years based on his fascinations with […]

Releases: Joao Ruas – “The Rites of Spring” Print Set

On March 20th, Joao Ruas will be releasing a print set entitled The Rites of Spring. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece Le Sacre du Printemps, the limited editions will be available at 8:31AM (PST) the exact moment of the Vernal Equinox on the Northern Hemisphere. Super limited to a run of 30, the set will cost $300 so if interested head over here soon for more info. Discuss Joao Ruas here.

Previews: Will Cotton @ Orlando Museum of Art

This Saturday, March 12th, the Orlando Museum of Art will be opening a show featuring the sugary work of Will Cotton. The exhibition from the American painter known for his subjects adorned with desserts will feature oil paintings, preparatory drawings and sculptures revealing different stages of his creative process. Also on display will be at the New York-based artist’s interest in the printmaking process of stone lithography. Discuss Will Cotton here.

Streets: Phlegm (New Zealand) – Part II

Phlegm has made good use of his visit to New Zealand to get up some of his signature imagery. Along with a piece in Dunedin, he also painted a larger piece in Wellington on the side of a building where sound heads were made for movie projectors. He incorporated one of his characters with one of these devices as one of the elements that formed a large head. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: StreetKiwi (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Phlegm here.

Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Whirlwind Of Time” @ StolenSpace

Last weekend, StolenSpace hosted the opening of Kai & Sunny’s (interviewed) latest solo show – Whirlwind Of Time. Their fourth showing with the gallery in London featured a series of vibrant and complex drawings of nature using their signature ballpoint pens and linear patterns. Along with the originals, they also released a new print edition and a series of four skate decks. Discuss Kai & Sunny here.

Previews: Marion Peck – “Promenades Magiques” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On March 15th, the Paris location of Magda Danysz Gallery will be opening a solo from Marion Peck entitled Promenades Magiques. The series of never before seen oil paintings takes viewers into her dream-like world inhabited with strange creatures and sad-faced children. She further explains – “If there is a narrative to emerge from my paintings, I hope it would be just like a very short poem. I imagine my characters as ones speaking slowly, carefully and quietly, not hiding their hesitations or even stumbling. Their awkwardness is, to me, a […]

Yoskay Yamamoto Installation @ interTrend

Over the course of last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) set up an installation at ad agency and supporter of the arts interTrend in Long Beach. The piece entitled wish you were here… was originally part of a show at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo that has now been reconfigured in two parts for the new space. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.

Previews: “Inaugural Group Exhibition” @ beinArt Gallery

On March 12th, beinArt will be opening a gallery space in Brunswick, Australia with an Inaugural Group Exhibition. They have selected artists who have been supported by the collective in the past to contribute works including Julia deVille, Jana Brike, Scott Musgrove, Chet Zar, Casey Weldon, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, Dan May, Kit King, Oda, Alex Garant, James Guppy, Matthew Quick, Peter Gric, Scott G Brooks, Chris Leib (seen above), Caitlin McCormack, Nick Sheehy, Steven Kenny, Adipocere, Amanda Sage, Lucy Hardie, Rachel Bess, Ben Howe, Carrie Ann […]

Streets: Phlegm (New Zealand) – Part I

Recently in Dunedin, New Zealand, the ever busy Phlegm finished a new mural on the side of a structure featuring some of his signature characters riding a Giant Moa. The striking image features the long extinct flightless bird endemic to the area that could grow to 12 feet tall and weighed about 500 lbs. Of course, when magnified by the Sheffield-based artist, it looks even more impressive. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: StreetKiwi (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Phlegm here.

Upcoming / Videos: Victor Castillo – “Born in ’73” @ KP Projects // MKG

Tomorrow night (March 5th) at KP Projects // MKG, Victor Castillo will be opening his fourth showing with the West Hollywood gallery. Born in ’73 is a self-reflective new body of work according to the locally-based artist – he was born about the same time the military dictatorship was established in Chile in 1973. The feelings of fear from the brutal political system can often be seen in the undertones of his paintings that on the surface feature children happily playing. Included in the exhibition will be eight new […]