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Rewind: Sept 20 – June 8

It’s been quite a long while since one of our Rewind features. Here are some footage that you may be interested in since we last updated you on videos from the art world. Leading things off is a look at Johnny Depp’s downtown LA penthouse which includes some pieces of his art collection including a massive piece from Os Gemeos. Other worthy videos: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 official video Process video for Chuck Close’s “Self-Portrait” (2015) woodcut. Robert Mangold on Drawing, Printmaking and Painting. Trailer: Ed Atkins […]

Previews: Ludo – “I’ve Been Missing You” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

On June 17th, Ludo (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the Paris location of Magda Danysz. The prolific street artists is often on the road so this exhibition entitled I’ve Been Missing You reflects his feelings for his hometown. Along with pieces featuring his distinctive “Nature’s Revenge” theme as well as signature green tint, this show will also feature an an installation made up of an army of fireflies whose phosphorescent light dazzles and envelops while questioning the relationship between men and technology. Discuss LUDO here.

Releases: Banksy UK Election Print

Trying a new technique to further his political activism, Banksy has announced that he will be releasing a new print soon to coincide with the UK Elections on June 9th. He explains – “This limited edition artwork on archival quality paper is completely free, but is only available to registered voters in the Bristol North West, Bristol West, North Somerset, Thornbury, Kingswood and Filton constituencies. Simply send in a photo of your ballot paper from polling day showing you voted against the Conservative candidate and this complimentary gift will […]

Overtime: May 29 – June 4

More stories from the week that ended June 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Rome’s first permanent installation of contemporary art is Giuseppe Penone’s Foglie di pietra. RIP: Ronald Markman, who passed away at the age of 86. RIP: Dan Tranberg, who passed away at the age of 53. Sam Durant sculpture will likely be removed from the sculpture garden at the Walker Art Center after Native American protests. Walker Art Center postpones opening of sculpture park after the protests. The work will be dismantled […]

Streets: Telmo Miel – “Trollstigen” (Norway)

Recently in Gol, Norway, a new mural was painted by Telmo Miel entitled appropriately entitled Trollstigen. The Dutch duo explain – “They come in all shapes and sizes. Trolls, Beings from Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. Till this day they’re still being hunted by tourists, trying to get a glimpse of one of these creatures.” Discuss Telmo Miel here.

Releases: KAWS – “Blush Companion”

Just released this morning, the Blush edition of KAWS’ Companion figure is still available on his website. The two versions (regular and flayed) are both open editions and retail for $200 each. If you remember, word on these first surfaced around the time the Brooklyn-based artist opened his show in Shanghai. Discuss KAWS here.

Streets: Naeem Searle (NIMI) (Stavanger)

Bergen-based artist Naeem Searle aka NIMI recently spent couple of days in Stavanger painting his piece for the latest addition to Nuart Festival‘s ongoing Art City initiative. The Last Traveler is a ‘sister piece’ to NIMI’s mural Sofia and the Mountain (covered), painted for the same project. Aiming to produce work outside of Nuart’s annual flagship festival, Art City once again invited the South African-born architect and street artist to create public work in their hometown. The result is a piece that tells a story of […]

Upcoming: Vhils – “Debris” @ Navy Yard No.1 – Contemporary Art Center (Macau)

Following up on an exhibition in the neighboring Hong Kong (covered), Vhils (filmed) will be opening a show on May 31st at Navy Yard No.1 – Contemporary Art Center in Macau. Entitled Debris, like his exhibition in HK, this event was organized with the support of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA) and will lead to an interesting body of work from the Lisbon-based artist seeing as this Special Administrative Region of China used to be a Portuguese colony. Of course, the new work will feature Vhils’ unique mark-making […]

Recap: POW! WOW! DC 2017

The Washington D.C. edition of POW! WOW! recently returned in 2017 with another 15 artists creating murals in the NoMa district. Local artists CHELOVE, JD Deardourff, Jordann Wine, Julia Chon, Key Han, Martin Swift, Mas Paz, and Matt Corrado joined artists traveling from afar – Kaplan Bunce (Hawaii), Madsteez (California), STASH (Brooklyn) – seen above, TRAV (California), It’s a Living (Mexico), Muro (Spain), and Qbic (Russia) in painting walls in the neighborhood at a number of locations such as the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the new AVA apartment building at 55 M Street NE. Take a look at more photos below…

Installation: Pejac – “Nature First”

Nature First is the title of the latest action by Pejac, revealed the other day via his official website. This installation once again shows his ability to work with different mediums while passing on a strong, important message. Like most of his works, this intervention speaks about environmental issues – the over-exploitation of natural resources, namely cutting down trees for human need. Playing with the idea of the surreal and familiar, the Spanish artist placed a children’s slide inside a forest in Olot just outside Gerona, […]
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