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Openings: Shepard Fairey – “On Our Hands” @ Jacob Lewis Gallery / Pace Prints

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since¬†since street artist, activist and most recently outlaw (according to the mayor of Detroit), Shepard Fairey has ‘formally’ had a solo show in New York City. But as you likely know (if you are reading this), the American artist¬†doesn’t stand still for very long. Let’s not kid ourselves with the math equation here, the Los Angeles-based artist¬†and his posse still go as hard as any, 26+ years in the game. He recently finished up his second […]
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Openings: Nick Walker – “Entropy” @ Above Second (Hong Kong)

Last week, Nick Walker (interviewed) opened his new show at Above Second Gallery entitled Entropy. If in September, we brought you a look while the Bristol-based street artist was creating new body of work in his studio, so we come full circle now with a look at the artwork hanging in the Hong Kong showspace. Included are his new series of number pieces as well as stencils inspired by the local urban landscape. Discuss Nick Walker here.
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Streets: Os Gemeos (Lithuania)

The murals are coming fast and furious now that the twins are on a roll. Hot on the heels of work in New York, Naestved, and Minsk, Os Gemeos¬†have now moved on to Lithuania for their latest project. For the¬†third Vilnius Street Art Festival, the legendary duo from Brazil painted one of their classic yellow characters climbing out of a wall, smartly leaving some of the in situ graffiti in place on the wall. The piece is a also tribute to their grandfather, who is […]
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Previews: Finok – “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida

On Thursday, September 24th, Galleria Patricia Armocida¬†will be presenting a new solo exhibition by the Brazilian artist Finok¬†entitled Sorrir e Chorar. For his Italian debut, Raphael Sagarra aka Finok prepared six medium-scale works on canvas and wood, fifteen drawings, five sculptures, and three site-specific installations based around the idea of duality, or two sides of the same coin. Relying on elements of Brazilian folk culture, the young artist from S√£o Paulo has established himself as one of the more¬†well-known names coming from the epicenter of […]
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Streets / Videos: Os Gemeos (Minsk)

For the last several years, summer in Europe means a lot of street art festivals producing some amazing murals. This year, Brazilian twin brothers Os Gemeos are spending some time on the old continent, but taking a bit of a different route than majority. Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo recently visited¬†Minsk in Belarus, taking part in the Vulica Brasil Festival that celebrates Belorus-Brasilian urban art. Like¬†their recent NYC escapades (covered), the duo¬†decided to paint a new figurative¬†piece there. Similar to their silos painted in Vancouver last […]
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Overtime: Sept 14 – Sept 20

More stories from the week that ended Sept 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Bloomberg provides a tour of the Broad museum. KPCC gives a behind the scenes tour. Christopher Knight reviews the inaugural show at the Broad. Holland Cotter of the¬†NY Times also reviews the museum. LA Times reveals the opening festivities. Artnet writes about why¬†The Broad one of the best museums in North America. How the Broad hires and trains its staff. Image above by Iwan Baan. RIP:¬†Phoebe Fairweather, who died […]
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Previews: Randy Hage – “Fa√ßade” @ Flower Pepper Gallery

On October 10th (6-10pm), Flower Pepper Gallery in Old Town Pasadena¬†will be presenting¬†Randy Hage’s¬†Fa√ßade. The New York-based artist has spent many years photographing the gradually disappearing street level Mom & Pop storefronts in SoHo and then recreating them in stunning three dimensional detail to preserve memories of their “hand painted signs, layers of architecture, wonderful patinas and intriguing history.” Take a look at him at work below as well as a preview of some of the pieces¬†that will be on display and make plans to […]
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Streets: Titi Freak / Art Rua (Rio de Janeiro)

Last week, as part of the festivities surrounding the fifth annual ArtRua fair, held in the¬†Centro Cultural A√ß√£o da Cidadania in¬†Rio de Janeiro, local artists were invited in to paint some large panels for the fairgoers to enjoy. As one of the chosen artists, Titi Freak painted a man posed upside down with his usual style and technique and entitled it “A queda do ego” or “The fall of the ego.” Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Titi Freak here.
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Streets: Mark Dean Veca – “Pony Show” / SiTE:LAB

As one of the selected artists for the¬†Rumsey St. Project,¬†Mark Dean Veca¬†(interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan¬†to create a site-specific installation.¬†Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB¬†the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids‚Äô Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited¬†local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures. For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony […]
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Upcoming: POW! WOW! Asia

Continuing to grow their brand and spread their love for public art, the POW! WOW! team have just announced satellite events in Taiwan and Japan. Set to take place between October 17th and November 21st, the series of week long events will feature murals from artists like¬†Case, Kinsey, Fafi, Ben Horton, Faith47, Kevin Ancell, Jeff Soto, Naturel, Omen, Usugrow, Kami, Sasu, Yoshiyasu Tamura and more. “POW! WOW! Japan will be centered in Tokyo with over a dozen live murals being created simultaneously within a one-block […]