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Streets / World Tour: Ludo in Bangkok (Part I)

Ludo (interviewed) recently took off for Asia for the first time, and is currently in Thailand where he is experiencing the bustling and chaotic life in Bangkok. Along with undergoing the eclectic mix of new things and experiencing life outside the references and markers he grew up with, he is also creating some new street work in Thai capital. As elsewhere in the world he worked, locals are having hard time understanding the idea of pasting up posters that don’t advertise any brands. This kind of view raises […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Apr 14 – Apr 27)

This week’s edition of Streets: World Roundup brings us new street and public artworks from all over the globe. From a miniature piece (pictured) by Pablo Delgado (photo  by Marcus Peel), a London-based Mexican street artist who has been creating some new small works around British capital as an introduction for his upcoming solo show, to an enormous giant piece by Ella & Pitr in Santiago, Chile. From the deserts of West Australia, all the way to The Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, and couple of cities around […]
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Previews: Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch – “Monochrome Matters: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces” @ Galerie Wolfsen

We recently got these nice photos from Nils Müller, showing German artist and muralist, Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch, working in his studio on a new body of work for his solo exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen in Denmark. Opening on May 8, the show titled, MONOCHROME MATTERS: Harbor, Track and Road Junction Faces, continues the artist’s quest of highly poetic portraits depicting people from the immediate neighborhoods in which they live and gravitate. After painting portraits of random people he met on his travels for his last […]
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Overtime: April 21 – April 27

More stories from the week that ended April 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Ryan McGinley shown by Team Gallery at Paris Photo LA, which opened this weekend. RIP: Robert Olsen, who died at the age of 44 from a probable heart attack. Vogue not working with Terry Richardson after new allegations (denied by Richardson) by Emma Appleton. A vandal uses razor to damage Arezoo Moseni’s work in a exhibition at Gallery 61. Jose Carlos Bergantiños Diaz arrested after being suspected of dealing […]
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Openings: Dan Witz – “NY Hardcore” @ Jonathan LeVine

Brooklyn-based artist Dan Witz recently opened a show consisting of a fresh series of paintings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Entitled NY Hardcore, this exhibition featured a new body of work that utilized his skills of old master painting techniques depicting hyper-realistic subjects. We experienced a healthy mix of portraiture and his high-energy mosh pit paintings that have been long enjoyed. This long-standing series is inspired by his experience in the early 80s, performing in post-punk noise bands during the downtown NY scene. The mosh pit paintings […]
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Openings: Swoon – “Submerged Motherlands” @ Brooklyn Museum

It’s been a long time coming and finally Swoon (interviewed) unveiled her massive installation at the Brooklyn Museum. Entitled Submerged Motherlands, this exhibition ties together many themes by the talented and dedicated artist from Red Hook. As previewed in her extensive installation preparation (here), Swoon created a site specific visual environment for all to enjoy. Taking advantage of the grand 72 foot rotunda of the museum, Swoon puts nature at the center with an awe inspiring 70 foot tree sculpture, adorned with reaching roots and a sweeping […]
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Previews: Da Mental Vaporz – “The Wall” @ BC Gallery

Members of the French street-art collective Da Mental Vaporz  are currently in Berlin, working hard on their upcoming collaborative exhibition, The Wall, opening on the 26th of May at BC gallery. The show will include a display of works in the two spaces of the gallery, as well as two large public murals that can be seen in the surrounding area. The idea behind the exhibition and its title is to pay respect to “the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artists today” – THE WALL. […]
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Previews: “This Crazy Life” @ New Image Art

An upcoming group show brings together the work of Gregory Bojorquez, Patrick Martinez, and Michael Vasquez. The pieces in This Crazy Life depict inner-city urban life and culture through a variety of paintings, photographs and mix-media pieces. Explore the people, scenes, and themes that run throughout this exhibition at New Image Art in West Hollywood starting on April 26, from 7-10pm.
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Previews: Josh Keyes – “Entwined” @ Antler Gallery

Tomorrow night, April 24th, the Antler Gallery in Portland will be presenting some new work from Josh Keyes (interviewed), in a joint showing with Neil M. Perry entitled Entwined. For his part, Keyes will be continuing the series of work last seen in his online showing (covered) earlier this year in his new style, bringing his imagery all the way to the edge of the painting surface. Take a look at another piece from the show below… Discuss Josh Keyes here. Discuss this show here.
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Openings: “SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot” @ Oakland Museum of California

Last weekend, the Oakland Museum of California opened a new exhibition, entitled SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the art and culture magazine Giant Robot. Along with a diverse selection of GR branded paraphenalia and publications, artists who have been involved with them over the years contributed original artwork as well as some wall murals. Fans saw a diverse collection of works from artists like Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P. Sun, Adrian Tomine, and David Choe. Congrats to Eric Nakamura […]