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About month ago we introduced the new charity art auction website After a successful launch and donations by many artists from around the globe, the project seems to be growing bigger and better by the day. Adding new works on daily basis, they recently successfully auctioned works by artists like Sandra Chevrier, Isaac Cordal, Fintan Mage, Martin Whatson, and Fintan Switzer. We just wanted to give you a quick update and a reminder that all the proceeds from the sales will be forwarded to the Are You Syrious? humanitarian initiative […]

James Jean – Apple Pencil // Ipad Pro

Gifted artist James Jean (interviewed) recently was recruited by Apple to promote their new Pencil stylus which pairs nicely with the newly released iPad Pro. Jean put the novel technology to good use by drawing his amazing imagery directly onto the tablet, which you can see in the images included here. If you have already watched the commercial (below) featuring the new device, you may have already seen what he came up with already. Discuss James Jean here.

Openings: “Paintguide” @ Unit London

Last week, Unit London hosted the opening of a group show curated by the founder of Paintguide, Henrik Uldalen. Along with his work, other artists who were invited in the past to take over the art sharing Instagram account also contributed to the exhibition. This well rounded list included Aaron Nagel, Aron Wiesenfeld, Alessandra Peters, Allison Sommers, Amy Sol, Andrew Hem, Andy Espinoza, Anthony Hurd, Anthony J. Waichulis, Audrey Kawasaki (seen ab0ve), Benjamin Bjorklund, Brad Kunkle, Casey Weldon, Casey Baugh, Conrad Roset, Daniel Ochoa, Dan Quintana, David Kassan, Eric Fortune, Eloy […]

Releases: VNA #32 (Audrey Kawasaki Cover)

Recently, our friends at VNA Magazine just released issue #32 with the cover going to Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). Along with a feature on her, other artists included are Jeff Soto, Ella & Pitr, Fintan Magee, Askew, Mr Penfold, Steph Morris, Natalia Rak, and Sandra Chevrier. Head over here to purchase a copy for yourself if you are interested. Discuss Audrey Kawasaki here.

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Showing: SCOPE

One of the first satellite fairs we hit during Basel Week Miami was SCOPE Miami, situated nicely in their pavilion on the beach off Ocean Drive. Celebrating its 15th anniversary edition with 120 international exhibitors from 22 countries and 57 cities, the fair had something for everyone including this Suck Face bronze from D*Face seen above and the Felipe Pantone installation seen directly below. Enjoy the rest of the photos below… Photo credit:[email protected] Arrested Motion. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
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Previews: “Charismatic Megafauna” @ Roq La Rue

On Thursday night (December 3rd), Roq La Rue will be opening a new group show entitled Charismatic Megafauna. Artists Adam Doyle, Brad Woodfin, Camille Rose Garcia, Chris Berens, Femke Hiemstra, Jacub Gagnon, Jean Pierre Arboleda, Jessica Joslin (seen above), Joey Bates, Josh Keyes, Josie Morway, Justin Beckman, Laurie Hogin, Lindsey Carr, Michael Alm, Peter Ferguson, Peter Gronquist, and Scott Musgrove were asked to contribute a piece that focuses on some of the world’s largest and most spectacular species, and even what appear to be some mythical ones.  

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Previews: Kevin Peterson // Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Along with a couple group shows (covered), Thinkspace will also be hosting mini solos from Kevin Peterson and Alex Yanes at the SCOPE Miami booth. For his part, the Houston-based Peterson has sent a series of paintings to highlight his skills during Basel Week Miami that feature his mix of children, animals, and urban environments. Take a look at some more preview images below and add this to your itinerary if it piques your interest. Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Kevin Peterson here.

Basel Week Miami ’15 / Previews: Thinkspace @ SCOPE

Next week during Basel Week Miami, along with a couple mini-solos, Thinkspace will also have group exhibitions on display including many artists contributing pieces in a 12 x 12″ format for a special wall. Participants this year for the booth at SCOPE Miami include: Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Allison Sommers, Andy Kehoe, Anthony Clarkson, Baghead, Brian Mashburn, bumblebeelovesyou, C215, Camilla d’Errico, Carl Cashman, Casey Weldon, Christine Wu, Cinta Vidal, Craig ‘Skibs’ Barker, Dan-ah Kim, David Cooley, Derek Gores, Drew Leshko, Erik Siador, Ernest Zacharevic, Fernando Chamarelli, Frank […]

Overtime: Nov 23 – Nov 29

More stories from the week that ended Nov 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Flash Art reviews Ajay Kurian’s Rowhouse Project show in Baltimore. Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, charged with renouncing Islam. Also Known as Africa fair in Paris cancelled in wake of terror attacks. Some Paris galleries re-staging shows that were forced to close due to attacks in city. Cultural institutions in Paris report major drops in attendance following terrorist attacks in the city. 17 major artworks stolen from Castelvecchio […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “The Cleaner” Print

Currently on offer from Tiny Showcase is a new print from Josh Keyes (interviewed) entitled The Cleaner. The 8 x 10″ time limited edition will be available through November 31st, 12 pm Eastern Time. Purchasing it for your collection will cost you $40 and Keyes will donate $10 of each sale to No Kid Hungry which works to “end childhood hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaching families how to cook healthy, affordable meals.” Discuss Josh Keyes here.