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Recap: Graphic Surgery – “Contra” @ Mini Galerie

Recently, Mini Galerie in Amsterdam put together a showing from Graphic Surgery with works staying true to their aesthetic of diagonal lines, geometric shapes and a mostly B&W color scheme. The locally-based duo (Erris Huigens and Gysbert Zijlstra) have certainly made their name on the streets with their recognizable murals but display their versatility with this exhibition entitled Contra. Take a look at more photos below as well as enjoy a video. Photo credit: Ralph Roelse (via Graffuturism).
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Releases: Conor Harrington – “Samson’s Nostalgia Trap” Print

Following up on the amazing new imagery revealed in a recent popup show in New York (covered), Conor Harrington (interviewed) will be releasing the Samson’s Nostalgia Trap print soon. Sized at 74 cm x 100 cm with a total edition of 200, it will come signed & numbered and cost £250 (inc VAT). Fans will be able to purchase it only in-store starting midday on Friday, the 19th of December at Lazarides Editions at Mondrian London. Discuss Conor Harrington here.
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Streets: Blu (Rome)

The one and only Blu recently finished this massive wraparound mural in Rome featuring multi-colored faces painted in his usual style. This new project has personal meaning for the Italian street savant as he has been living in and working from the building for about 2 years now, with the painting financed by other residents. It used to be an old military warehouse but has been occupied in recent years by people in need of housing and activists from the “coordinamento cittadino lotta per la casa.” Take a […]
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David Choe Paints Good Smile Company Factory

Fans of David Choe (featured) will no doubt know his well-documented troubles with the law in Japan going all the way back to 8 years ago. Not only did his time in jail change him as a person and as an artist, he was also banned from going back to the country until only recently. Along with experiencing all that Japan had to offer, one place he made sure to visit was Good Smile Company (producers of his Munko toy) and their new factory, where […]
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Videos: JR – “Rivages” Video

A while back, we told you about an amazing project from JR (interviewed) that saw him work his magic on a 365 meter long container ship, the CMA CGM MAGELLAN. He has since followed that up by releasing a print that had him juxtoposing another long-standing series of works with the dancers from the New York City Ballet over his time wheatpasting the vessel. Also, if you have been following his Instagram, you will have heard of the amazing story of how the ship met and rescued some refugees after leaving from the […]
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Overtime: Miami Beach Art Fair Week Edition

More stories from Miami Beach during the week of the 2014 fairs (click on bolded words for more information): MdM x PK Shop pop-up opens at Soho House Miami Beach during fair week. RIP: Delbert “Demz” Rodriguez, who died at the age of 21 after being hit by a police car in Wynwood during a chase. There may have been a cover-up by police. Kalan Sherrard arrested after pulling fake penis from his pants at Art Basel Miami Beach protest. Silver Pablo Picasso plate stolen […]
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Releases: Escif – “Elsewhere” Book

After a couple of months in the making, Escif just launched an Indiegogo campaign, raising funds for his upcoming book release. Elsewhere is a hardcover book that is set to be released in February 2015, in an edition of 1000 pieces, each hand-finished and signed. The book will be focused on his last five years – from mandatory murals and interventions around the world, to sketches, drawings, ideas, feelings, recipes, deep secrets and everyday life thoughts. There will be 300 full color pages printed on papers of […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Nychos

Nychos was another street artist that made his mark during this year’s Basel Week Miami with multiple murals. This particular project on the facade of the Miami Ad School in the Wynwood features two flamingos in the Austrian artists’ s usual dissected style, a welcome addition to the neighborhood with this long necked species being one of the most recognizable in the state. Lucky students will now be able to enjoy this new mural from The Weird Crew member along with other artists who have painted on the pink walls of their […]
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Overtime: Dec 1 – Dec 14

More stories from the previous two weeks that ended on Dec 14 (click on bolded words for more information): [News related to Art Basel Miami Beach will be included in a separate special edition Overtime post] Time Out reviews Sean Landers (whose painting pictured above) show at Petzel. RIP: Wynn Chamberlain, who died at the age of 87 due to heart failure. Protesters turn Eric Garner’s “I can’t breathe” last words into performance art. Two drunk students attempt to steal Emil Nolde painting from Germanischen Nationalmuseum. […]
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Preview: Paul Insect – “2033, Original Works Created in 2014″ @ Allouche SOHO

Allouche Gallery in the SOHO district of New York City has spent the week busily preparing for their latest solo opening tonight in New York City.  The illusive Paul Insect (featured) is showing a truckload of new works on canvas and paper, interestingly titled; 2033, Original Works Created in 2014. Insect is known for his bold color palette and social plays on the absurdity of mainstream society and his latest works takes a hard look at the stark lines and bright colors of modern consumerism, In […]