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Showing: “Mojiten 1” @ HHH gallery

Tokyo based HHH gallery is continuing its efforts to bring the freshest, cutting edge art to the bustling Japanese capital. On July 2nd, they opened a group exhibition entitled Mojiten 1, featuring works by calligraphy artists from around the globe including Big Sleeps, Cryptik, Defer, 
Mayonaize, Pitc & Usugrow. Showing works by artists from such places as US, Australia, Japan or Peru, the idea was that languages and letters around the world are a reflection of regional characteristics and history of people who live there. Through their work, these calligraphy artists create […]

Releases: KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez Handbag Collection

Last week, KAWS announced his latest project, a collaboration with Nancy Gonzalez on a handbag collection. Continuing his foray into the fashion world (also see Uniqlo & Mira Mikati), the Brooklyn-based artist lent his iconic double x’s to the Colombian designer known for her handbags of exotic leathers and brightly colored hues. Some of the the resulting line can be purchased here with one of the totes making it into the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual charity contemporary art auction. Photos via Nancy Gonzalez & […]

Releases: Eddie Martinez x Case Studyo – “Untitled” Handwoven Rug

Tomorrow at noon on their website, Case Studyo will be releasing a handwoven woolen rug based on one of Eddie Martinez’s paintings from 2015. Produced in an edition 12 + 4 AP, the tapestry is sized at 210 cm x 140 cm and comes with a signed and numbered certificate by the artist. You can [email protected] for inquiries about price and availability if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Eddie Martinez here.

Openings: Jeremy Fish & Jim Houser – “New Works” @ Thinkspace gallery

On June 25th, Thinkspace Gallery opened New Works, a double solo by artists Jeremy Fish and Jim Houser. Both artist built their careers through their love for drawing, music and skate culture, creating influential and distinctive works and graphics along the way. This show introduces their latest bodies of work. Featuring their signature styles and recognizable concepts, the fresh pieces are the results of years of drawing and keeping up with the subcultures they grew up with. For this particular exhibition, they created coherent installations in which they exhibited the new pieces. The SF-based Fish included new […]

Releases: Liu Bolin – “Hidden in the City: the Louvre Pyramid (with JR)” Print

In May, we shared with you the amazing takeover by JR (interviewed) at the famous Louvre in Paris where he pasted over the iconic pyramid using photographs of the surrounding structures. Looking at the right angle, it appeared that the pyramid in the main courtyard “disappears” from sight. Who better to collaborate with next in an inception-like project than with China’s disappearing man – Liu Bolin? With both the French and Chinese artist painted over, the two friends (see 2012 collaboration) blended in with the already camoflauged pyramid behind them. This intriguing […]

Rewind: March 16 – June 3

It’s been a few months since our last Rewind feature, but with POW! WOW! Long Beach set to start soon (more on this later), we thought now was a good time to share with you the good times that were had at the main event in Hawaii earlier this year. Take a look at the footage below as well as some other other notable videos… Mel Kadel’s work animated. Art Basel Unlimited. Martin Creed discusses his show at The Park Avenue Armory. Doug Aitken: “Electric […]

Upcoming: Von – “Echoes” @ StolenSpace

On July 7th, artist and illustrator Von (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show entitled Echoes at StolenSpace in London. The new body of work in graphite is a continuation of his Elsewhere series – capturing this fleeting moments of personal reflection that is becoming rare in our digital world. The pieces in the show are both detailed and abstract, an aesthetic that fans of the UK-based artist’s work have come to expect. Discuss Von here.

Overtime: June 27 – July 3

More stories from the week that ended July 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Sui Park creates sea creature sculptures using cable ties. RIP: Kenworth Moffett, who passed away at the age of 81, due to complications of heart disease. RIP: Peter J. Amdam. RIP: Lisa Liebmann, who passed away at the age of 61. RIP: Ben Patterson, who passed away at the age of 82. RIP: Wellington Ward, who passed away at the age of 81. Isil destroys Temple of Nabu in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern […]

Openings: KAWS – “BFF” @ Central Embassy (Bangkok)

A couple of days ago, Central Embassy in Bangkok unveiled the latest large-scale sculpture from KAWS, standing 8 meters tall outside their complex. Produced with the help of curator AllRightsReserved, the event also featured a plush version of the figure, which looked to be a cross between Elmo & The Cookie Monster, remixed the the Brooklyn-based artist’s double-x eyes and skull & cross bones. Along with this, to the delight of his fans, there was also an exhibition of limited edition prints as well other associated products for sale. Photo […]

Releases: Takashi Murakami x NEXT5 Sake

If you are a fan of Takashi Murakami and have visited Japan in the past, you may have made a stop at Bar Zingaro, the spirits section that connects his galleries in the Nakano Broadway mall in Tokyo. He now has his own line of sake to serve his customers with the recent release of a collaboration with NEXT5 Sake. All the different versions of bottles are adorned with the Japanese artist’s signature flower motif, but the ceramic bottles will come in three colors (gold ones signed by the artist himself). Take a look […]