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Releases: New Faile Book Covers

We can’t help but be enamored by the book covers that Faile (featured) releases every now and then. Well, the time has come for another opportunity for fans to pick up some relatively affordable works from the Brooklyn-based duo. On Thursday, April 2nd, Noon (NYC Time), they will be making available a special series featuring hand cut vintage papers and silkscreen on found book covers (all unique and framed). Head over here at the appropriate time to add one to your collection. Discuss Faile here.
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Streets: El Mac – “Juarense y Poderosa” (Mexico)

Unfortunately for fans of El Mac, the gifted street muralist has been dealing with health issues as of late. But, luckily for him and us, he’s finally feeling a little better and has been able paint on the streets a bit. This latest piece is entitled Juarense y Poderosa and and is one in a series of murals inspired by those who have lost family members to the violence, corruption and injustice that has plagued Mexico for the last near-decade. The Los Angeles-based artist photographed participants in the […]
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Streets: Miron Milic (Rijeka)

With a lot of street art these days focusing on size, technique, or the decorative side of the work, it’s refreshing seeing pieces where concept, background, environment, technique and message come together. Such is the newest mural that Croatian artist Miron Milic recently painted in coastal town of Rijeka. Invited to paint in the city as a part of a modern art museum’s project that supports art creation in public, the Zagreb-based artist, painter and illustrator picked an old building in the center of the city as […]
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Interviews / Studio Visits: ROA – “Metazoa” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

After spending some time with the Belgium-based ROA in Hawaii last month (covered), we followed up recently with a visit inside his studio as he was busy preparing for his solo with Jonathan LeVine Gallery entitled Metazoa at their 529 West 20th Street location. The work for the show was being created during a residency at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City with plans also to paint a mural at a Mana-owned building located near the approach to the Holland Tunnel (more on this later). Along with shots of […]
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Overtime: March 23 – March 29

More stories from the week that ended March 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Christie’s gets $140mil. Picasso for its May sale. Could break the record for most expensive artwork at auction. RIP: William King, who passed away at the age of 90. RIP: Hans Erni, who passed away at the age of 106. Ironworker performing construction on Larry Gagosian’s mansion dies after fall from ladder. Los Angeles Unified School District data shows that LA students getting virtual no arts education. Fire destroys […]
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Openings: Vhils – “Dissonance’ @ Lazarides (London)

After showing at Lisbon’s Electricity Museum / EDP Foundation (covered) and in Paris (covered) over the last year, multidisciplinary Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils returned to London for a new solo entitled Dissonance at Lazarides Rathbone. Running until April 23rd, the exhibition reflects on how various factors in the contemporary urbanized world shapes its inhabitants, while personal identities are vanishing under the visual noise and surrounding clutter. Reflecting this, the subjects being portrayed in the pieces disappear through multiple layering of billboards and stratification on metal and wood. Check out images from the opening below. Photo credit: Butterfly. […]
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POW! WOW! / SXSW ’15: Recap

Constantly expanding their brand of street art inspired fun based in Hawaii, POW! WOW!’s latest adventure takes them to a satellite event at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas. Local artists like Mouf, Truth, Ana Maria and Lucas Aoki alongside international talents like Rone, Yoskay Yamamoto, Meggs, Ron English, Kamea Hadar, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gess, Tatiana Saurez and Risk transformed the walls on Red River Street, Barton Springs Road, Ceasar Chavez Street and Fruth Street during a six day painting process (with help from SprATX, Flexfit, Knockaround, […]
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Releases: Case – “The Heat is On” Print

Case is currently in Paris, working on his first fine art lithograph edition at Idem. Releasing through PrintThemAll.com on 27th of March, the print is based on one of the murals he painted in Miami earlier this year. As usual with the German artist, the image features photorealistic hands that are ghost-like, creating a gesture. For the German artist, hands are the most universal thing that is open to interpretation and translation, hence the use of them as the main motif of his work. For the creation of the print, Case painted an […]
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Previews: HuskMitNavn – “Morning” @ V1 Gallery

Graffiti writer, painter and illustrator, HuskMitNavn, is opening his solo show, entitled Morning, with the V1 gallery in Copenhagen on March 27th. Known for his witty comic-like work, often ridiculing and commenting on everyday situations, the Danish artist created a whole show themed around mornings and morning rituals. Through his flat visual language, using clean lines and a clear color palette, he immortalized recognizable morning routines into paintings, collages and drawings, creating a refreshing body of work with an original and common theme. Though some of the pieces might appeal […]
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Showing: Nick Walker – ‘Vicious Beauty’ @ Galerie Brugier-Rigail

UK artist Nick Walker (interviewed) is currently showing a new body of work entitled Vicious Beauty at Galerie Brugier-Rigail in Paris. Running until April 4th, the British artist’s  first solo exhibition in the French capital features his signature Vandal character and little girls with balaclava in various situations as well as hints of new directions he will be further exploring. Photo credit: TofArt. Discuss Nick Walker here.