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Releases: C215 “Magnificat”

We just received these studio photos from Paris, where C215 is adding final touches to his upcoming new editions.  French stencil artist teamed up this time with Print Them All studio in order to release his 2nd lithograph with them. The title of this print is Magnificat, and it is one of his signature cat images he’s been painting on the streets worldwide. The print will be released on Thursday, 20th of November at 2pm CET, in an edition of 80 unique pieces, as each of them […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey – Nelson Mandela @ South Africa

Shepard Fairey (featured) took his talents on a global tour this year with stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philly, New York, Berlin, Tokyo and South Africa, to name a few. One of his more notable stops was in South Africa, which has long been a focal point of political dissent. Given this situation, it’s fitting that Mr. Fairey paid his first-ever visit to Johannesburg to build an eight story mural of their recently passed icon Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a key anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served […]
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Studio Visit: Phlegm

We recently had a peek inside Phlegm‘s little shed at the edge of Epping forest in London, seeing him adding final touches to his upcoming etching release that he has been working between his travels last year or so. The artist that is known for large, elaborate, narrative murals he has been creating everywhere from Sri Lanka to New Zealand, recently returned from his last world trip, and went straight to work finishing this long awaited edition. Working till late in the night in his tiny, 1.5 meters wide […]
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Recap: Kenny Scharf @ Pace Prints

Pace Prints recently unveiled an exhibition of fresh works by New York legend Kenny Scharf. The self-titled show consisted of unique silkscreen prints on which his signature cartoon-like faces were depicted three-dimensionally from painted and sculpted paper pulp. This new technique brings to life another aspect of his classic characters, who already exhibit vivid colors and wild emotions. And to add a little bling to the works, Scharf adorned each with Swarovski crystals in the smiles and eyes. An excellent direction to see from Mr. […]
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Streets: Thierry Noir (London)

After a successful LA debut show last month (covered), Thierry Noir was back in London working on an important commission for the German Embassy for the 25th anniversary of the “Fall of the Wall” in collaboration with Howard Griffin Gallery. The French artist painted his signature portraits on the wall in front of the embassy as well as indoors – the same iconic imagery he was painting between 1984 and 1989 over the existing notorious Berlin wall. Back then, his work was act of rebellion, trying to ridicule the […]
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Previews: Anthony Lister – “Hurt People – Hurt People” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Pl.)

International vandal and art terrorist Anthony Lister (filmed) has been at it again. Actually, let us rephrase, he is still at it. Anyone who knows Lister also knows he has a unrelenting appetite for production, and makes no apologies to anyone, (generally for anything). Appropriately titled, Hurt People – Hurt People is set to open Friday, November 28th at Lazarides in London. Lister’s latest body of work explores society’s false sense of security, something Mister Lister undoubtably knows a little something about. Thru his latest run-ins […]
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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16

More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep. RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions. Ryder Ripps’ ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New […]
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Pejac For Sushisamba Restaurant (London)

We recently received these exclusive shots of Pejac working on an indoor mural in London. Titled Entelequia (entelechy), this beautiful symbolic piece was commissioned by the Sushisamba restaurant for their Heron Tower private entrance. the new image mixes elements of his previous work – cherry blossom flowers from his recent image and sold out print release Sepukku (covered), with a girl on a swing, one of the images he used to paint on windows. The finished large piece features a girl sitting on a swing that is tied to itself, […]
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Releases: VNA magazine #28

Tireless crew behind the VNA magazine, recently rounded up another issue packed with the freshest and most important urban and street art from around the world. Issue #28 cover artist is Mike Giant with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. The mag also took a look at Insa’s career to date, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a,  ‘GIF-ITI’. Other headlines include a world first interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew, legendary French graffiti crew. They gathered Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, […]
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Showing: Alëxone Dizac – “Banana Spleen” @ David Bloch Gallery

Alëxone Dizac’s Banana Spleen, an impressive solo show at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech recently opened, turning the gallery space into a small section of his surrealist universe. With a strong base in graffiti, the French artist is further exploring the possibilities of his imagery and style by presenting works on fabrics, papers, and even traditional Moroccan handicrafts. The imagery used in his work include numerous layers of strange and familiar characters and animals that Alexone has been painting for years. Working with bright colors, being […]
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