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Teaser: “Fifty Fifty” @ Mathgoth Galerie

Tomorrow night (April 4th), Mathgoth Galerie in Paris will be opening their Fifty Fifty group exhibition. For this showing, artists were asked to work with 50 x 50 cm canvases to create whatever they wanted. Nick Walker (interviewed) sent over a look at what he submitted, but if you are in town you may want to also check out what C215, Cope2, Cornbread, Crash, Labrona, L’Atlas, Smash137, Tilt, Zevs, and more have contributed. Take a look at the full list of artists after the jump…

Streets: Flying Fortress (Frankfurt)

At the end of last month, Montana Cans in Germany hosted a two day event, Just Writing My Name, where graf artists were invited to paint the Friedensbrücke bridge in Frankfurt. Munich-based legend Flying Fortress, who we met at this year’s POW WOW, participated with this long mural featuring “The Hit Collection.” Check out the full wall as well take a look at a video documenting the going-ons after the jump…

Openings: Meggs – “Journey is the Reward” @ Above Second

Last Friday in Hong Kong, Meggs made the 4500 mile journey from Australia again for another solo exhibition (see 2010) at the Above Second Gallery. With paintings, sculptures, and wall murals infused with his urban aesthetic and comic-inspired imagery filling the showpace, fans who attended the opening for Journey is the Reward were certainly not disappointed. Throw in some work on the streets of the city-state and it was definitely another productive trip. More photos after the jump…

Streets: G40 – Aryz, ROA, Jaz, Pixel Pancho, Gaia (Part 1)

It looks like the G40 Art Summit in Richmond, Virginia that we mentioned earlier has kicked off with murals going up at multiple locations around town. Starting things off were Aryz with a massive still-life, ROA with a bird and arrow, Jaz with six lions, Pixel Pancho with two walls in his signature robotic style, and Gaia with his hands and dove. We’ll be bringing you more as the artists plan to get up more than once and as more participants arrive. More photos after the […]

Teaser: Barry McGee @ PRISM

We have some exciting news for Twist fans out west. Right on the heels of announcing an upcoming exhibition from George Condo set for opening this Saturday, the PRISM Gallery in Los Angeles has given word that Barry McGee has “next” (come May 12th). What a glorious run of three shows for the architectural showspace, as they only recently played host to Os Gemeos’ mind-blowing installations and paintings. If the Bay-area legend’s 2009 showing at the gallery is any indication, fans are in for a […]

Openings: Niels Shoe Meulman – “Justified Scriptures” @ 941 Geary

Last Saturday evening, Amsterdam-based artist Niels Shoe Meulman’s (NSM) exhibition Justified Scriptures opened at 941 Geary. The works in the show meshes his “calligraffiti” with repetition and abstract elements, to create what he describes as “Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin.” This exhibition reflects the road he has traveled as an artist – starting out with being a graffiti legend 80’s, to later becoming a designer/typographer who eventually starts a design company and then gets into advertising. The show also features a large installation at […]

Armory Week ’12: Scope Art Fair

One of the mainstay satellite fairs during Armory Week is the Scope Art Fair. This year’s edition rocked a new location just blocks from the main Armory Art Show (here & here) and gained some fresh galleries go along with its revamped look. As with most fairs we caught works by artists from around the globe and we also ran into a few familiar faces to go along with the infusion of new blood. Check it out after the jump.

Overtime: March 26 – April 1

Jeff Koons’ $25 mil. train sculpture headed to NYC’s High Line after LACMA discards it? RIP Anita Steckel, erotic female artist who received critical acclaim late in her life. RIP critic Hilton Kramer.  Check out what Christopher Knight wrote about him in 1991. Lawsuit filed against Gagosian Gallery uncovers revealing email about gallery negotiations. China told Ai Wewei that he will not be given a public hearing regarding tax evasion penalty. Bronze Lorax statue stolen from yard of 90-year-old widow of Dr. Seuss. Policemen recover […]

Streets: World Roundup (March 26 – April 1)

As we reach the end of March, we have some more worthy walls to share with you. Leading things off is another skeletal mural from Shok-1, this time in neon. Other artists and their works that you should check out include Stinkfish (Columbia), Mobstr (UK), Phlegm (UK), C215 (France), Ludo (France), Dimitris Taxis (Spain), Philippe Baudelocque (France), The BMD Collective (New Zealand), Probs (UK), and Triangulo Dorado. See them all after the jump…

Rewind: March 26 – April 1

NASA recently released a video they call Perpetual Ocean which tracks all the ocean currents from around the world. The twist is the animation has a pretty cool Van Gogh inspired vibe and is billed as “every bit as turbulent as the Starry Night” (via Animal), Other notable videos include: Trailer for Roger Gastman’s Wall Writers. Slick x Cale Super Mario Bros video (via Hypebeast). Two walkthrough videos of Kelsey Brookes’ Meditations on Symmetry show. Anthony Lister caught in action by Birdman painting Chalk Gallery (via […]