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Showing: KAWS – “Clean Slate” @ NorthPark Center (Dallas)

After making an appearance in Hong Kong and Ibiza, KAWS’ monumental Clean Slate sculpture has reached its final resting place. The NorthPark Center in Dallas has added the piece featuring the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature Companion figures to their impressive permanent collection that includes Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Joel Shapiro, Jim Dine, Jonathan Borofsky, James Rosenquist, Antony Gormley, Barry Flanagan and Beverly Pepper, among others. Shoppers at the luxury mall can find this new piece located on Level One near Macy’s. Fans in Dallas should also be reminded that KAWS’ […]

Previews: Barry McGee // Sites Unseen @ Moscone Center Garage

Today, the 9th of October, public art by Barry McGee will be unveiled (3PM–6PM) at the Moscone Center Garage in downtown San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood. This will be an inaugural event for Sites Unseen, a nonprofit public art organization that joined with Ratio 3 gallery for this project. The installations by the world famous SF-based artist will feature multi-colored geo panels installed in several locations on the exterior of the Moscone Center Garage, along with hand painted signature characters. Through 2018, seven alleys in the neighborhood also have plans to […]

Overtime: Oct 3 – Oct 9

More stories from the week that ended Oct 10 (click on bolded words for more information): The ’90s are alive at Frieze. Artnet’s list of what to see in London during Frieze week. The Art Newspaper  also has five picks of things to see. Artspace chooses five rising stars that are exhibiting work. The fair may benefit from a weak pound. Artnet picks the top 15 booths at the fair. Andrew Goldstein picks ten works from Frieze. Lorena Muñoz-Alonso has a sales report from Frieze. Artnet also […]

Streets: Lonac (Rijeka, Croatia)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia, is continuing their public art project Spajalica (also see Isaac Cordal & Sebas Valasco) by adding another impressive mural to the streets of their town. Local artist Lonac recently spent some time in town, working on a piece titled Nitpicking. The Zagreb-based artist has built a reputation as a skilled artist known for impeccable photorealistic works done exclusively with spray paint. His newest piece shows a man working on a sail boat model, with a look of concentration […]

Releases: KAWS – “ISOLATION TOWER” Print

Tomorrow, October 7th, KAWS will be releasing his latest print from Pace Prints entitled ISOLATION TOWER. The edition size will be small at only 50 with the screen print sized at a generous 60″ x 43″. The sale will be handled by lottery – just email [email protected] on the 7th between 12:00pm and 12:15pm EDT to request a print with your name, phone number, billing and shipping address. Pricing will be tiered and shared via telephone if you are lucky enough to be one of the names […]

Streets: Aryz x SAN Chapel Mural (Spain)

Last month in Zaragoza, Spain, Aryz and his friend SAN (Daniel Muñoz) painted the chapel of an old psychiatric hospital for Festival Asalto. Covering the exterior of the building with their distinctive imagery, the two spanish artists skillfully worked around all the architectural details while creating an intriguing juxtaposition between the new and old world. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Arzy here.

Showing: Swoon – “Thalassa” @ Detroit Institute of Arts

At the end of last month, Swoon (interviewed) unveiled the latest iteration of her Thalassa installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Fans of the her work can check out the suspended sculptural piece at the Woodward Avenue entrance through the end of May of next year. This display of Swoon’s work will round out nicely her contributions to the art scene of the Motor City to go along with her exhibition opening soon at Library Street Collective as well as a mural project in the Jefferson-Chalmers district. Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez (via Library Street Collective). […]

Streets: 1010 // Murals In The Market (Detroit)

With this year’s Murals In The Market from 1xRUN in full swing, photos of the new public art are starting to be shared all over the interwebs. One of the pieces that grabbed our attention was this new wall painted by 1010 entitled Abyss. Although what the German street artist contributed to the event over several days was one of his signature multicolored portals, he changed things up by adding some jagged edges. He further elaborates – “Love Detroit in all its facets!! Just had to paint something […]

Releases: SABER x 1849 Wine – “Iris” Bottle

Following up on his sold out Au Jus, Triumph, and Anonymous collaborations with the 1849 Wine, SABER (interviewed) recently released another bottle he designed for the wine company. Iris is of a 2013 vintage, a pinot noir “rich with dark cherry aromas accented with notes of violets and spice, supported by toast and the faint smoke from the barrel.” The label features imagery taken from the graffiti artist’s Tool of Dissent painting, a burst of colors created in his distinctive urban calligraphy. The first 100 fans who purchase a bottle will […]

Setup: Swoon – “The Light After” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Along with unveiling an installation at the Detroit Institute of Arts (covered) while in the Motor City, Swoon (interviewed) will also be opening a solo show at Library Street Collective on October 10th. The Light After will be an immersive exhibition covering approximately 2,500 square feet of gallery walls and ceilings with hundreds of hand-cut paper and Mylar elements. With the transition between life and death in mind, the show will be divided into the a “tunnel” section as well as a “light at the end of the tunnel” area entitled […]