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Releases: Tomoo Gokita x Case Studyo – “A Bathing Beauty” Sculpture

Taking a painting from his show at Mary Boone Gallery last year (covered), Tomoo Gokita has brought the faceless beauty he created to life with the help of Case Studyo. Entitled A Bathing Beauty like the painting, the new bronze sculpture will be released tomorrow through their website in two colorways – white & black. The very limited edition (8 + 3 AP’s) will come in a silkscreened wooden box and include a signed and numbered certificate from the Japanese artist. Discuss Tomoo Gokita here.
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Streets: JR (Istanbul)

Last week, JR (interviewed) completed the latest installment of his ongoing project The Wrinkles Of The City in Turkey. The series which has seen the French artist paste up large scale photographs of the older citizens of various cities has already taken him to Cartagena, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Cuba, and Berlin since 2008. Take a look below as JR and his team navigated the vibrant streets of Istanbul as well skillfully worked with the architectural elements they encountered. Discuss JR here.
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Showing: Erin M. Riley – “Darkness Lies Ahead” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Showing through this Saturday at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York is Erin M. Riley’s (interviewed) solo show entitled Darkness Lies Ahead. The exhibition gives fans a good look at some of the different series of works she has woven so far in her career including the Selfies featuring portraiture sourced from young women on the internet as well as from her own self-portraits and The History Pieces, works that document car crashes, skid marks, and the residue of trauma. Riley’s weavings are a merging of a traditional medium with a modern point of view and are intriguing to see […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes – “Migratory Soul” & “The Hermit” Figures

Tomorrow, June 2nd, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing his latest collaborations with ToyQube in bringing his imagery to three dimensional life. Based off two of his associated paintings, The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the sculpts of which we already shared with you, the figures are now almost ready to be added to your collection if you so choose. These would compliment the two prints released last year (covered) for those who snapped them up. Head over here tomorrow at 1 PM EST to make your purchase, and to pre-order the signed […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Wasted Youth” @ CAC Malaga

Towards the end of 2013, D*Face (interviewed) and Shepard Fairey (featured) joined forces to paint two large murals (covered) on the side of a building in Malaga, Spain. Fast forward to the end the month and the city in southern Spain will see D return with his first museum exhibition at the CAC Malaga entitled Wasted Youth. On display starting June 27th will be fresh large scale paintings on canvas and installation pieces. Also, for the first time, the London-based street artist will be sharing a retrospective body of work as well as […]
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Previews: “Tiny Trifecta” 2015 @ The Cotton Candy Machine

This Saturday, June 6th, one of the most anticipated shows of the year from the Candy Cotton Machine, Tiny Trifecta, will be opening. Annually, the New York gallery puts together a roster of artist who each contribute three pieces of artwork that will sell for only $100. Be warned though as lines for long and early for first picks of the artwork like this exquisite piece from Eric Fortune (seen above). Check out a small sample below of what will be available this year from […]
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Streets: 1010 (Paris)

After introducing you to the work of 1010 after a showing in San Francisco earlier this year, we now have some images from a new project from the German artist in Paris. Invited in by Galerie Itinerrance, the street artist known for painted multicolored optical illusions onto the side of buildings created the appearance of a chasm on a freeway interchange under construction in the 13th arrondissement. Photo credit: Milan Poyet. Discuss 1010 here.
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Previews: John Wentz – “Imprints” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On June 6th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting the opening reception for a new solo show from John Wentz. Imprints comprises of more than a dozen oil paintings from the artist who hails from Alameda, California and features his form of fragmented portraiture. He further states – “For ‘Imprints’, I took a step back to reevaluate my process. I was really motivated by a Chuck Close quote I heard in an interview recently. He was asked about achieving a certain style and said […]
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Streets: RISK – Rock On The Range Festival

Earlier this month, RISK head out to Columbus, Ohio for the Rock On The Range festival, a project he collaborated on with Danny Wimmer Presents. With the goal to create the world’s largest interactive mural, he has so far attended two events (out of a planned ten) and has had the participation of over 15,000 people (with a goal of 100,000 people & a 10,000 sq. foot mural). The process starts with the Los Angeles graffiti legend laying down the foundation on the wall with his “beautifully destroyed” technique. Then […]
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Upcoming: EVOL – “Unreal Estate” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

At the Jonathan LeVine Gallery (557C West 23rd Street location), starting June 25th, a new solo show from EVOL entitled “Unreal Estate” will be opening to the public. Known for his use of cardboard to recreate the look of buildings and structures, often times as site specific installations on the streets, the Berlin-based artist will be bringing his architectural illusions indoors. For this exhibition, his second (see 2012) with the New York showspace, he “comments on the ambiguity arising from the transformative stages of post-wall, pre-gentrified East […]