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Releases: Cleon Peterson Sculptural Editions

In association with his upcoming show in Detroit, Cleon Peterson has released a series of sculptural editions for fans who want to see his brutal imagery taken to the third dimension. The three offered sculpts come in an edition of ten in three different colorways (black, white, and gold), mirroring the palette of the provocative artist’s paintings. Ranging from $1500 – $2500, contact the  Library Street Collective if you are interested in adding one to your collection. Discuss this show here. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Water Is The New Black” Print

Tomorrow (August 25th) between 10 – 11 am PDT, Shepard Fairey (featured) will be releasing a new edition entitled Water Is The New Black. The print will come in a run of 450 and cost $55 with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the National Resources Defense Council. The image appears to be taken from a new piece he is working on for his upcoming New York show. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested in adding this to your collection. Photo credit: […]
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Upcoming: Dan Quintana – “Diffused” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On this Saturday, August 29th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will welcome in painter Dan Quintana for a new solo show. Diffused will feature almost a dozen new oil paintings and several charcoal drawings on paper, ghostly and surreal portraiture that show off the Los Angeles-based artist’s eye for detail as well his exploration of some more abstract elements. Rounding out the show will be a site-specific mural painted in the gallery space. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dan Quintana here.
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Upcoming / Videos: Jen Stark x Miley Cyrus for VMA’s

Continuing to collaborate artists that speak to a new generation of viewers (see KAWS & Dabs Myla), MTV has tapped the visual language of Jen Stark for 2015’s VMA. Working with host Miley Cyrus on this year’s award show, the Los Angeles-based artist looks to be integrating her recognizable psychedelic & colorful imagery in animations, video spots (example below), ads, and artwork for the stage, among other things.  You can catch it all this Sunday night, August 30th. Discuss Jen Stark here.
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Releases: El Mac – “Los Campesinos” Print

Today between 10 – 11 am PDT, El Mac will be releasing a new print through The Desert Soul. Los Campesinos is adapted from the gifted street artist’s acrylic painting based on images of farmers he photographed in southern Mexico, subject matter we have seen echoed in his outdoor work in the past (2014, 2015). The two variants seen above – black edition of 47 (left) & dark brown edition of 21 (right) measure 28 x 36.5″ paper size, (24 x 32″ printed area) and will come signed, […]
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Streets: James Bullough (Richmond)

For those who enjoyed the mural James Bullough painted at the Long Beach Museum of Art (covered), take a look at what he followed it up with. Going big in Virginia for the Richmond Mural Project last month, the Berlin-based artist got up on the side of building situated on Lombardy & Broad streets. His portraiture oftentimes features the image broken up sporadically like it was transmitted with glitches, resulting in a signature fractured look. Photo credit: Benjah Photography. Discuss James Bullough here.
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Upcoming: Mars-1 Sculptures @ Burning Man

Taking his bronze sculptures to the next level, Mars-1 (featured) has prepped three massive new pieces for this year’s Burning Man. The eclectic week-long annual event in Northern Arizona has seen the San Francisco-based artist’s organic imagery before (see 2010), but nothing in three dimensions. Take a look at some glimpses below of what else awaits travelers at the end of the month. Photo credit: Furtherrr, Jacob Just, and the artist. Discuss Mars-1 here.
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Upcoming: Mark Whalen – “Trapazoid” @ KP Projects // MKG

Coming up on September 12th, Mark Whalen will continue his longstanding collaboration with KP Projects // MKG (see 2012, 2014) on a new show entitled Trapazoid. The new series of works continues his signature exploration of geometrical and mathematical concepts, mixed in with a heavy dose provocative human behavior. He further states – “My work is an interpretation of the modern era. I like to really explore all aspects of human activity and behavior through the paintings. Whether it be ideas of invention, science, sexual desire, […]
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Streets: Aryz (Venezuela)

Recently in Maracay, Venezuela, Aryz completed a massive new mural with the help of Huellas del Arte. Painting on a wall that spanned ten stories high, the prolific Spanish street artist chose to create a touching portrait of a father holding his son in his signature aesthetic. Aryz further states – “As far as I’ve seen, Venezuela is an amazing place, however it is in a tough moment because there is big interest by many countries to make Venezuela collapse. In this type of projects you don’t have the […]
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Previews: Geoff McFetridge – “It Looks Like It Says” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Coming up on September 10th, Joshua Liner Gallery will be unveiling ten works on canvas and numerous smaller works on paper from Geoff McFetridge. It Looks Like It Says will be the Los Angeles-based artist’s first solo with the New York showspace and continues his signature aesthetic of simplifying forms, utilizing matte colors, and playing with perspective. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss Geoff McFetridge here.