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Previews: Anthony Lister – “Hurt People – Hurt People” @ Lazarides (Rathbone Pl.)

International vandal and art terrorist Anthony Lister (filmed) has been at it again. Actually, let us rephrase, he is still at it. Anyone who knows Lister also knows he has a unrelenting appetite for production, and makes no apologies to anyone, (generally for anything). Appropriately titled, Hurt People – Hurt People is set to open Friday, November 28th at Lazarides in London. Lister’s latest body of work explores society’s false sense of security, something Mister Lister undoubtably knows a little something about. Thru his latest run-ins […]
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Overtime: Nov 10 – Nov 16

More stories from the week that ended Nov 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Blair Thurman’s first solo exhibition with Gagosian Gallery. RIP: Richard Duardo, who died at the age of 62 in his sleep. RIP: Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, who died at the age of 48. More about his collecting habits and the sale of the most expensive watch in the world. Artnet lists the top 10 Al-Thani family acquisitions. Ryder Ripps’ ART WHORE project at the Ace Hotel in New […]
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Pejac For Sushisamba Restaurant (London)

We recently received these exclusive shots of Pejac working on an indoor mural in London. Titled Entelequia (entelechy), this beautiful symbolic piece was commissioned by the Sushisamba restaurant for their Heron Tower private entrance. the new image mixes elements of his previous work – cherry blossom flowers from his recent image and sold out print release Sepukku (covered), with a girl on a swing, one of the images he used to paint on windows. The finished large piece features a girl sitting on a swing that is tied to itself, […]
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Releases: VNA magazine #28

Tireless crew behind the VNA magazine, recently rounded up another issue packed with the freshest and most important urban and street art from around the world. Issue #28 cover artist is Mike Giant with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. The mag also took a look at Insa’s career to date, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a,  ‘GIF-ITI’. Other headlines include a world first interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew, legendary French graffiti crew. They gathered Bom.k, Blo, Brusk, Dran, […]
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Showing: Alëxone Dizac – “Banana Spleen” @ David Bloch Gallery

Alëxone Dizac’s Banana Spleen, an impressive solo show at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech recently opened, turning the gallery space into a small section of his surrealist universe. With a strong base in graffiti, the French artist is further exploring the possibilities of his imagery and style by presenting works on fabrics, papers, and even traditional Moroccan handicrafts. The imagery used in his work include numerous layers of strange and familiar characters and animals that Alexone has been painting for years. Working with bright colors, being […]
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Showing: Vhils – “Vestiges” @ Magda Danysz (Paris)

Portugese artist Vhils recently opened a new solo show at Galerie Magda Danysz in Paris. Entitled Vestiges, the exhibition showcases his various unique techniques in which he engraves portraits and abstract patterns onto cork, metal, wood and paper. Using these techniques, Vhils continues to explore the ideas of destruction and creation within urban environments and the collective memory of city inhabitants. Check out images from the show below. Photo Credit: Butterfly
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Previews: Above – “Remix” @ Inner State Gallery

One of the legends of the early street art movement, Above (interviewed), is currently in Detroit, almost at the end of his two months residency with Inner State Gallery. The photos we just received show some game changing new works he’s been creating for his solo show Remix, opening on the 21st of November in the Motor City. Due to his strong engagement with street work and busy travel schedule, this will be his first US solo show in the last five years. After  15+ years of creating public art in 100+ cities and 60+ […]
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Overtime: Nov 3 – Nov 9

More stories from the week that ended Nov 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Installation image from Dominic Samsworth exhibition at SWG3 Gallery. Leonardo di Vinci self-portrait drawing was removed from Turin during WWII so Hitler would not gain magic powers. Natali Cohen Vaxberg placed under house arrest for defecating on Israeli flag. Diane Ducruet’s images from her Mother & Daughter series censored in France. Protests continue at Guggenheim in NY over alleged Abu Dhabi Museum labor abuse. Tony Shafrazi’s landlord trying to […]
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Previews: Mars-1, Damon Soule, Oliver Vernon – “Momentum” @ Space Gallery

After dipping their feet into the waters of the Denver art community with a mural a few months back (covered),  Mars-1, Damon Soule, and Oliver Vernon return tonight with a full plunge. Momentum at Space Gallery features the Furtherrr Collective together again (see 2012, 2013, 2013) with a showing that highlights how well their imagery go together – whether it is in collaborative pieces or collectively when their individual works are seen side by side. Head over tonight for the opening if you still can or plan a visit through December 2nd. Photo credit: The […]
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Openings: “Paper Party 2″ @ Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery

Freshly opened Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery in Geneve, Switzerland, introduced their work to the local art lovers with an inaugural group show titled Paper Party 2. Combining works by eleven artists from five different countries, this large show featured about 50 original works on paper that will stay on view until the end of the year. For this exhibition, the gallery brought together artists that they consider as some of the more interesting that contemporary urban art can offer at the moment. Ranging in styles, the […]