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Teaser: Vhils @ 18 Gallery (Shanghai)

It looks like Vhils (filmed) has been putting in work in Shanghai as he prepares for his show opening on March 31st at 18 Gallery (presented by Magda Danysz). Like JR before him, he’ll be introducing some of that European street aesthetic to the Chinese port city. Expect more photos to pop up soon as he has over a month to do some more damage to local walls. Another piece after the jump…
A gift painting form Choe to Howard Stern. Photo via Upper Playground.

David Choe x Howard Stern

In the insanity and aftermath of news breaking that David Choe (featured) stands to make $100-200 million dollars on the upcoming Facebook IPO, all the major network shows were attempting to book him for an interview. His first choice as a longtime fan was of course to be interviewed by Howard Stern (which makes sense if you know David’s lifestyle and humor).  You can see a video clip as well as audio clips of the entire interview after the jump where no topic was left […]

Previews: F*CK Art @ Museum of Sex

Opening tonight in New York is a special group show put together by the Museum of Sex. This provocative showing features 20 street artists including Mode2, Aiko, Rostarr, Miss Van, and Lush as they occupy the building with works that further push the boundaries of their viewpoints of sexuality and relationships (some more subtle than others). Attendees will be greeted by the 14-foot FUCK BIKE by Andrew Shirley & William Thomas in the Fifth Avenue lobby entrance. See the bike and more NSFW preview shots […]

Openings: McPherson x Aiko x Cheriel x Way @ Merry Karnowsky

Over the weekend, the Merry Karnowsky gallery held an impressive exhibition showcasing new work of four very talented female artists – Aiko, Deedee Cheriel, Lindsey Way and Tara Mcpherson. Each artist brought forth a unique collection of art that showcased their individual styles which had a completely different feel when compared to the next. Whether it was Lindsey Way’s intricate figures made out of paper or Aiko’s paintings that recall her Asian heritage and attraction for anime-like characters, the artwork on hand featured an interesting […]

Streets: Retna (Los Angeles)

Even though he’s currently preparing for a show at Known Gallery this upcoming weekend with fellow 7th letter member ZES, RETNA took the time to hit the streets of Los Angeles again. Featuring his signature style and lettering, he finished his latest large scale mural in just a couple of days. This piece actually covers the front wall of the forthcoming  LALA Gallery, an upcoming space set up by L.A. Freewalls which will also be host tonight to a final mural ordinance meeting including Shepard Fairey […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Dallas)

Last week, Shepard Fairey (featured) brought the OBEY show to Dallas for a series of street murals at the request of the Dallas Contemporary. In conjunction with the project, the institution which is modeled after European kunsthalles or art centers also hosted PHENOMENON, a party with Shep providing the music as DJ Diabetic. To round out the event, a artist discussion, pop-up shop, and book signing were included as part of the festivities. Take a look at more photos by via Obey Clothing & dickdavid after […]

Teaser: “Winter Group Show” @ White Walls

This Saturday night, February 11th, the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco will be opening their annual Winter Group Show. A diverse list of artists are scheduled to present work including EINE, Blek Le Rat, D FACE, Kofie One, ABOVE, Greg Gossel, Casey Gray, APEX, Know Hope, Peter Gronquist, Robert Burden, D YOUNG V, Ernesto Yerena, Chad Hasegawa and Georgi Tchkhaidze. Several more preview images after the jump…

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 30 – Feb 5)

Headlining our summary of street art this week is this fantastic new mural on the back of some abandoned substation just outside Sheffield from Phlegm of which you can see more detailed pics here. Other notable pieces this week include Know Hope (Israel), Escif (Spain), Zilda (Italy), C215 (Italy), Ludo (France), Shepard Fairey (Texas), Stinkfish (Columbia), Nod Young (China), ROID, and Mesa. See all the photos after the jump…

Overtime: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Rare opportunity – Calvin and Hobbes original artwork offered in February auction. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, the documentary on Ai Weiwei, wins special jury prize at Sundance. In other Ai Weiwei news, he was questioned for “attacking” a security camera. Rest in peace: Dorothea Tanning – artist and wife of Max Ernst dead at 101. Jerry Saltz on Mike Kelley. William Poundstone recalls seeing Kelley’s art with parents. Thieves steal artwork from gallery by entering through skylight and repelling down. Netherlands returns paintings looted 70 […]

RETNA for Metropolitan Hotel

Notorious Los Angeles writer RETNA (featured), who we saw go all in for the Boneyard Project in Arizona, recently also released photos of some work he did in the garage of the Metropolitan Hotel. Repping his crew with his signature calligraphy, you can see the words As We Rise, Mad Society Kings, and The Seventh Letter in the background. Also included were walls that were shoutouts to other members as well as his alter-ego Brimstone. See more photos after the jump by Gypsy One.