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Overtime: Jan 2 – Jan 8

Urinating woman arrested for leaning against, punching, and sliding her ass down $30 million Clyfford Still painting. Jerry Saltz’s top ten for the year in art, 2011. Kathy Grayson gets asked questions, then answers them. Robert Lucky Jr. fined & sentenced 25 months for selling forged Clementine Hunter paintings. The Financial Times has lunch with Peter Brant, who says he identifies with the 99%. Check out Roman Abramovich’s star-studded £5million new year’s eve party in St. Bart’s. A collection of etchings by Lucian Freud to go up […]

Streets: World Roundup (Jan 2 – Jan 8)

We have another diverse mix of artists from all around the world for this week’s street roundup. Starting off, check out this collaboration between Bom-K of Da Mental Vaporz & Liliwenn in Ris Orangis, France entitled Trouble Jeu. You can see more of the intricate details here if interested. Other walls that caught our eyes include Stik (UK), C215 (France), Cranio (Brazil), Zeh Palito (South Korea), Voina (Atlanta), Cere (Spain), Liqen (Oaxaca), Pixel Pancho (Spain), and Sat One. Photos after the jump…

Videos / Teaser: Adam Neate – “Revolving Door” @ Art Stage Singapore

Just like last year, visionary artist Adam Neate (interviewed) will be presenting his work at Art Stage Singapore. Showing with Elms Lester when the fair opens January 12th, the UK-based painter has created new piece, Revolving Door, for his fans in Asia that full demonstrates his “Dimensional Painting” technique. Discuss Adam Neate here.

Videos / Basel Week Miami ’11: Risk – “Beautifully Destroyed”

While he is currently working on a yet to be completed mural in Los Angeles (covered), Risk did recently complete a wall in Miami (as you can see in the photos here). Entitled Beautifully Destroyed, the piece that was created during Art Basel Week features the MSK/AWR affiliated writer’s signature geometric forms as well as his color washes & drips. Koshin Finley has all the footage on video above, but you can check it ou in person if you are in the area (Grand Central @ 697 N […]

Streets: ESPO – “Train To Always” (Brooklyn)

The prolific Steve “ESPO” Powers, who recently gifted NYC with a re-showing of the work from part of the Art In The Streets show (covered), has also posted up a photo of a mural from a corner of Brooklyn. The clever wall, Train To Always, features a mock map of train stations like “So So”, “Maybe”, “We’ll See”, and of course “Always”, among many others. Via The World’s Best Ever. Discuss ESPO here.

Releases: David Flores – “Deathead”

Not only has David Flores been busy in the streets and in the gallery, he has also been working on a new figure entitled Deathead. The 10″ tall reinterpretation of Mickey melded with Totenkopf symbol utilized by the Prussian army during the time of Frederick the Great will be produced by Bic Plastics and reportedly come in five colorways. As you can see, present in the design is Flores signature segmented silhouettes. Photo via the artist. Discuss David Flores here.

Video: JR x Massive Attack – “Encrages” @ Galerie Perrotin

Remember when renowned photographer JR (featured) recently returned to his home country of France for a solo exhibition entitled Encrages at Galerie Perrotin. The fresh show took over the spacious two story Paris gallery as well as utilized the ample outdoor area with his signature large-scale wheatpasting. During the opening night, we also showed you the pics from the surprise visit by Massive Attack and a short video of their live performance. Now, check out the official video JR just sent to us of that event. Discuss this show here. Discuss […]

Preview: Hush @ 941 Geary

Just weeks after unveiling an installation at Onethirty3 (covered), the UK based Hush (interviewed)  is currently working on his next exhibition scheduled to open on Saturday, January 21st. Returning to San Francisco after a showing back in 2010 (covered), the indoor-outdoor specialist will be presenting his gritty Asian-inspired creations at 941 Geary. Expect a transformative installation as well as a new hand painted multiple. More preview looks after the jump…

Teaser: “Obey Your Master” Metallica Tribute Show @ Exhibit A Gallery

Fans of heavy metal and art will have a chance to attend a exhibition where their two loves get together for a rare intersect. Obey Your Master will feature a collection of artists (including Shepard Fairey, David Stoupakis, Shawn Barber, Usugrow, Paul Chatem, Chris Peters, Nathan Ota, Brian Viveros, Dan May, Sylvia Ji, and Travis Louie – seen above with a concept sketch of his zombie piece) who have each chosen a song from Metallica as inspiration for their art piece which will then be […]
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Openings: Stephan Doitschinoff – Novo Asceticismo @ Jonathan LeVine

It’s been a while since we caught up with Stephan Doitschinoff (aka Calma). The Brazilian artist last showed with Jonathan Levine Gallery back in 2008 (covered) but now is back with a new series entitled Novo Asceticismo, which hits religious themes via mixed-media works rich in symbolism and highlighted by Latin text. Doitschinoff reflects on the sacrifice and deprivation necessary for the modern man to continue and live purely despite a society filled with vices and common mental traps. Check out more after the jump.