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Releases: Naturel // 1xRUN – Star Wars Print Series

Recently, Lawrence “Naturel” Atoigue released a series of prints through 1xRUN inspired by his love for Star Wars. First up was a new Guernica x Star Wars mash up artwork (seen above) for a new track from legendary producer Timbaland and Illmind. This new print is now available along with other similarly themed editions that he has been making available here. He states – “Like many Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting the next installment of the Star Wars Saga, I took the last few weeks and caught up on all […]
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Overtime: Dec 28 – Jan 3

More stories from the week that ended Jan 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Njideka Akunyili Crosby billboard now on display across from the Whitney museum. Artinfo remembers those that passed away in 2015. RIP: Eugenie Schwartz, aka Ersy, who passed away at 64 from complications following ulcer surgery. Preservationists making 3D records of threatened heritage sites in effort to preserve for future generations. France will start to control imports of archaeological works and create refuges where museum collections and recovered goods can be held. Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater in […]
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Previews: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Coming up on January 9th, the 5th annual Supersonic Invitational will open at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition this year includes many names that should be familiar to our readers as well as some that will be nice discoveries. Participating artists include: Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Allan Innman, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Caleb Brown, Cam Floyd, Casey Weldon, Chad Wys, Charlie Immer, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakamura, […]
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Upcoming: Shag – “Jungle Drums” @ Corey Helford Gallery

After debuting their new space in Chinatown earlier this month with a show from Ron English (c0vered), Corey Helford Gallery will be following it up with an exhibition from another strong artist on their roster – Shag. Jungle Drums is a collection of brand new paintings and sculptures from the American artist that will feature his signature retro chic imagery. Add the January 16th opening reception to your art-going schedule if you plan to be in the Los Angeles area. Discuss SHAG here.
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Overtime: Dec 21 – Dec 27

More stories from the week that ended Dec 27 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Ellsworth Kelly, who passed away today at the age of 92. RIP: Alain Jouffroy, who passed away at the age of 87 after being hospitalized for two weeks. Archivists in Paris working hard to preserve murals created in response to terrorist attacks in the city. Attendence at the Lourve and Centre Pompidou down drastically since terrorist attacks in Paris. The Bardo National Museum strengthens links to Italian institutions following terrorist […]
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Upcoming: Jonathan Viner – “Strange Math” @ Roq La Rue

Coming up on February 4th, Jonathan Viner will be opening a new show in Seattle at the Roq La Rue Gallery. Entitled Strange Math, the new oil on linen works continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of figurative works that bring a sense of nostalgia to the viewer with its retro vibe, often accented by the unexpected. Judging from the size of some of some the pieces he is working on, attendees will get the chance to see a nice representation of his work at this […]
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Upcoming: “Platinum Blend 2″ @ Modern Eden Gallery

On January 9th, Modern Eden Gallery will be hosting the opening of Platinum Blend 2 as Stephanie Chefas returns to curate another group show for the San Francisco showspace. The lineup this year includes the likes of Fulvio DiPiazza, Victor Castillo, Sarah Louise Davey, Lola Dupre, Adrian Cox, Lola Gil, Jana Brike, Ana Bagayan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Nicomi Nix Turner, Lauren Marx, Erika Sanada, Kevin Sloan (seen above), Brian Mashburn, Lisa Erikson, Brian Donnelly, Redd Walitzki, Elizabeth Winnel, Stephanie Buer, Erin M Riley, Moneyless, Mark Warren Jacques, […]
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Rewind: Nov 23 – Dec 22

For out latest Rewind feature we are highlighting a video from INSA featuring his work with Pepsi in creating a moving peace sign (formed of painted cars) that can be seen from space. This particular form of art is right down the UK-based street artist’s alley as he has plenty of experience as the inventor of the Gif-iti series of works. Other notable videos include: Jeff Gillette working in the desert. Timelapse of Odeith at work. Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic 04. An online video installation […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15: “No Commission” – Curated by Swizz Beatz x The Dean Collection

During Basel Week Miami, one of the hottest and most talked about event was an exhibition/art fair curated by celebrity collector and art patron Swizz Beatz. Over the past few years Swizz has amassed an astonishing collection of works by many notable artists around the globe. Shared on Instagram under the account & hashtag #TheDeanCollection, viewers are able to get a glimpse of his taste in art. For Miami, Swizz took it to another level by putting on a large scale exhibition with no strings attached – […]
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Releases: Candice Tripp – “Sally” Masks

Earlier this year, you may have noticed some of the delicate mask sculptures Candice Tripp (interviewed) created for her show in Newcastle. These facial disguises are a reoccurring motif in her imagery and her characters can be seen cavorting around with them on in her dark narratives. Luckily for fans of the UK-based artist who took a liking to these, she has started a timed release for six versions of these masks that can be ordered here until noon on January 21st (GMT). Each piece will be […]