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Openings: Pastel & Elian – “Fallas” @ Montana Gallery Barcelona

On the 29th of May, Montana Gallery Barcelona opened a two men show featuring works by Argentinian artists Elian and Pastel. Though significantly different in their use of visual language, the two artist put up a coherent and well balanced show juxtapozing their works and creating a collaborative mural inside gallery space. Supported by their local artists friends such as Zosen or Aryz, Fallas (Failure) presents a series of paintings about errors. Standing for plural of defect, the show focuses on the consequences and alterations of the nonfunctional […]

Streets: JR (Istanbul)

Last week, JR (interviewed) completed the latest installment of his ongoing project The Wrinkles Of The City in Turkey. The series which has seen the French artist paste up large scale photographs of the older citizens of various cities has already taken him to Cartagena, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Cuba, and Berlin since 2008. Take a look below as JR and his team navigated the vibrant streets of Istanbul as well skillfully worked with the architectural elements they encountered. Discuss JR here.

Releases: VNA 30 – Futura Cover

VNA Magazine is proudly introducing their landmark issue #30 featuring a true godfather of graffiti, Futura, as their cover artist. Aside from giving a nice overview on his work from the Futura2000 days and beyond, including a conversation about the stratospheric highs and crushing lows of his dramatic life and career, the limited edition box set includes a couple of nice goodies for his fans. Created in collaboration with their friends at White Duck Screen Print, each box set features Futura’s artwork screen-printed on the box and magazine […]

Previews: James Reka – “Olympvs” @ Avantgarden Gallery

Berlin-based artist James Reka is currently in Milan, adding the final touches to his upcoming solo show opening at Avantgarden Gallery on June 4th. Along with showing a new body of work created for this show, the Australian artist painted a mural at the entrance of the gallery and is also releasing a limited edition of hand finished prints for this occasion. From the preview photos we just revived, OLYMPVS will include some fresh pieces inspired by the aesthetics of the ancient Greeks. Including figurative as […]

Releases: Maya Hayuk – “True Flag” Print

While travelling to Morocco for the opening of Main Street show at Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art (covered), as well as taking part in the Jidar street art festival there, Maya Hayuk made a stop in Paris to work on her new limited edition fine print. In collaboration with PrintThemAll, whose Nicolas Couturieux curated the Rabat show, the NY-based artist produced her first lithograph at Idem studio as a part of their series marking this big event. The 10 color piece was entirely created […]

Streets: Ben Eine (Coney Art Walls)

The always outspoken Ben Eine did his part to help paint Coney Island every color in the rainbow. The British born artist, now residing in San Francisco, recently made his way out east to participate in the Coney Art Walls project curated by Jeffrey Deitch. Yes, the same Deitch that bounced ‘or was bounced’ from the MOCA, or whatever. How quickly we forget, this is also the same Jeffrey Deitch that ran the infamous Deitch Projects in lower Manhattan for well over a decade…  That said, we are really exciting about his latest art offering, leaving a splash of graffiti and […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Wasted Youth” @ CAC Malaga

Towards the end of 2013, D*Face (interviewed) and Shepard Fairey (featured) joined forces to paint two large murals (covered) on the side of a building in Malaga, Spain. Fast forward to the end the month and the city in southern Spain will see D return with his first museum exhibition at the CAC Malaga entitled Wasted Youth. On display starting June 27th will be fresh large scale paintings on canvas and installation pieces. Also, for the first time, the London-based street artist will be sharing a retrospective body of work as well as […]

Streets: 1010 (Paris)

After introducing you to the work of 1010 after a showing in San Francisco earlier this year, we now have some images from a new project from the German artist in Paris. Invited in by Galerie Itinerrance, the street artist known for painted multicolored optical illusions onto the side of buildings created the appearance of a chasm on a freeway interchange under construction in the 13th arrondissement. Photo credit: Milan Poyet. Discuss 1010 here.

Overtime: May 25 – May 31

More stories from the week that ended May 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Prince’s Original exhibition on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue. RIP: Mary Ellen Mark, who died at the age of 75 due to myelodysplastic syndrome. Three shot during Last Thursday art walk in Portland. People subsequently take selfies and demand ice cream. Maura Reilly writes about sexism in today’s art world. The following artists respond to her piece: Jamian Juliano-Villani, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Eleanor Antin, Mickalene Thomas, and K8 […]

Streets: RISK – Rock On The Range Festival

Earlier this month, RISK head out to Columbus, Ohio for the Rock On The Range festival, a project he collaborated on with Danny Wimmer Presents. With the goal to create the world’s largest interactive mural, he has so far attended two events (out of a planned ten) and has had the participation of over 15,000 people (with a goal of 100,000 people & a 10,000 sq. foot mural). The process starts with the Los Angeles graffiti legend laying down the foundation on the wall with his “beautifully destroyed” technique. Then […]