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Showing: RETNA // “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” @ Legion of Honor

Currently at the Legion of Honor, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine is showing through August 2018 featuring RETNA’s (featured) distinct script in the background. The Los Angeles-based graffiti artist’s work has always been compared to and influenced in part by Egyptian hieroglyphs, so his career has come a full circle now with an invitation by the museum in San Francisco to paint the walls surrounding the exhibition. Learn more in the video below… Discuss RETNA here.
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Overtime: May 23 – May 29

More stories from the week that ended May 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Terence Koh returns. Koh talks to Artforum. New York Times interviews him. Artinfo writes about the show at Andrew Edlin Gallery. Artsy also covers his return. The Creators Project attends the parade. RIP: Steve Wolfe, who passed away at the age of 66. Darja Bajagić work censored from Omul Negru exhibition. Artsy writes about the culturally suffocating ways that the government treats art exhibitions in Vietnam. Thomas Duncan Gallery will close in […]
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Os Gemeos Designs Felipe Massa Helmet

For this year’s Monoco GP, Os Gemeos have designed a special helmet for fellow countryman and Formula One driver Felipe Massa. With the relaxing of the rule forcing drivers to keep a single helmet design for a whole year (now allowed one special set of colors once per season), the Brazilian racer took advantage and asked the artistic duo to create the imagery for the new headwear including a painted version of his wife and son on the top. Take a look at more detailed views below… Photo […]
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Upcoming: Coney Art Walls 2016

Following on last year’s inaugural event (covered), Coney Art Walls has returned with new artist for 2016. Opening starting today (with murals slated to be done June 18th), the public display of art will feature murals from Nina Chanel Abney, John Ahearn, Aiko, Crash, Timothy Curtis, D*Face, Daze, Jessica Diamond, Tristan Eaton, Tatyana Fazlizadeh, Gaia,  Haze, Icy & Sot, London Police, Mister Cartoon, Nychos, Pose, Stephen Powers, Marie Roberts, Tats Cru, and Sam Vernon. One of the first artist’s to leave their mark this year was […]
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Streets: JR @ The Louvre (Part II)

After a first look at a new intervention at the Louvre from JR (interviewed) earlier this week, here are photos of the completed project. Pasting over the iconic pyramid in his signature technique was a time-consuming undertaking, but the impressive result is a testament to the French street artist’s artistic vision. Along with this “disappearance” trick, the TED winning artist will also be taking over the museum with conferences, masterclass, screenings, concerts, workshops on May 28th starting at 3pm. He further explains the project – “I will never forget this […]
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Previews: Futura – “NEW HORIZONS” @ Library Street Collective

Coming up on June 18th, Library Street Collective in Detroit will be opening up a solo show by graffiti legend Futura. Entitled NEW HORIZONS, the exhibition will feature imagery that fans of the street pioneer have come to love – gyroscopes, nebulae, and other abstracted structures as well as some of his pointman characters. The new work gives a nod to local culture with titles like Shelby Yellow, Pistons, and Tiger Stripe that Motown residents will be sure to recognize. Also, in association with the showing, he will be unveiling […]
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Introducing: Google’s Data Center Mural Project

With numerous street art/mural festivals being organized around the world, with the idea of bringing the finest street art to city centers and beautifying the urban area, Google recently took a slightly different approach to the concept with their Data Center Mural Project. The idea of this massive program is to beautify their large data centers around the globe and connect them with the people that drive and walk past them. Whether it’s sharing photos, searching the web, or translating languages, billions of requests are sent to these […]
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Shepard Fairey x Cleon Peterson – L.A. Public Library Card

Last month, the Los Angeles Public Library unveiled a new card designed by Shepard Fairey and Cleon Peterson. The first artist-designed, limited-edition library card made available at all 73 locations features an image of the historic Central Library, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2016. Shep further states – “My wife Amanda and I believe in the value of libraries to provide resources for the public, especially those who can’t afford decent computers or an extensive book collection. When I was younger, I did most of […]
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Streets: Pastel (Manila)

Francisco Diaz aka Pastel recently spent some time in Manila, Philippines, participating in the 2nd edition of the Art BGC Mural Festival, creating one of his largest floral murals to date. Titled Calamansi and Sampaguita, the piece is based on ancient local traditions, depicting the plants that have a local symbolism. Calamansi is a plant used during funerals as way of purify the body, while the national flower, Sampaguita, represents humility and reverence, and it’s the flower that young kids sell on the streets just to survive. Enlarging his illustrative […]
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Streets: Seth Globepainter (China)

Back in March and April, Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter spent another couple of weeks traveling and painting around the Fengjing and Shanghai area in China. After two trips in 2014 and 2015 (covered here and here), the Paris-based artist returned to create more work influenced by the local tradition, culture, social and economic situation, as well as the setting he was working in. Whether by choosing the color palette, working within a certain format or by creating an image that extends the found situation, the produced works show […]
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