This weekend, from December 12-13, popular French daily paper Libération and will be hosting the Artistes à la une (Front Page Artists) event at Le Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This exhibition will include some of their most famous covers revisited by more than forty artists. After the recent unfortunate events that have hit France, this show is a symbol of the commitment of the artistic community in the name of freedom of speech and information. By revisiting the most iconic Libération’s front pages, each artist […]
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One of the shows we have been looking forward to this year is opening this Saturday, December 12th at Thinkspace Gallery in Culver City. Galimatias will be the first US show for Polish artists Sainer & Bezt, better known as Etam Cru. This two are best known for the large murals they’ve been painting worldwide, which regularly get praised by art lovers as well as their artist friends. Aside from presenting the new body of work, the duo will also be releasing new prints as well as painting a six story high mural in Downtown LA as a part of […]
Special Art Basel Miami Beach edition of Overtime, covering more stories from the fair week in Miami (click on bolded words for more information): Woman (identified as Siyuan Zhao) follows and proceeds to stab another woman (identified as Shin Seo Young) with an X-Acto knife at Art Basel Miami Beach. Fair organizers respond to the incident. More photographs of the scene are released. Page Six profile of Siyuan Zhao, who thankfully failed in her mission of killing three people. Christian Viveros-Faune thinks that Art Basel Miami Beach is degrading […]
After successfully releasing his Aérotik Pink Malpa and Aérotik Black Malpa resin sculptures back in February (featured), Bom.K has another sculptural edition to offer. Fight For Love consists of a modified brass knuckle and its base, both casted in zamak and bronze with a hand finished process that gives them a raw, wornout feel. Knuckles have been popularly used as a defense tool for centuries, and are global symbol of direct fight and raw power used by many groups and organizations that promote aggressive behavior. They are originally designed to as an effective strike […]
Once again, the Wynwood Arts District became the capital of the street art world during Basel Week Miami. With artists from around the globe painting on every corner of this lively neighborhood and related events happening at local bars, clubs, galleries and parks, one of the main events was surely going down at Wynwood Walls. This year, the outdoor museum of street art ran by Goldman Properties added a nice new selection of fresh works to their existing collection. The main area got fresh new piece […]
As we continue our look at the prolific street activity centered around the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami, the next mural that caught our eyes is the collaborative effort between Li-Hill (interviewed) and James Bullough. Taking advantage of how well Li-Hill’s kinetic imagery and Bullough’s glitch-like style mesh together, its creation was timed to coincide with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Painted for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series of walls and curated by Urban Nation, this piece entitled Radioactive Cascade references some of the dangers that the world’s oceans are facing. More […]
CONTEXT Art Miami was another popular satellite fair for this year’s Basel Week Miami. Paired up with Art Miami, these two events gathered huge crowds over the course of several days. From a wide selection of works presented by over 80 participating galleries, we’re bringing you some of our personal highlights that include everything from AJ Fosik’s masterful wooden sculptures, to the Miaz Brother’s huge canvases, to new sculptural works by Mark Jenkins, to Mars-1 bronzes, to a captivating David Kassan portrait piece and many more. Photo credit:[email protected] Arrested Motion. […]
After a solo last month in Japan (covered), Usugrow followed it up by opening an exhibition in Taipei while there for POW! WOW! Taiwan. The showing presented by Remix ＆ G-SHOCK at the Woolloomooloo Xhibit space featured the Japanese artist’s characteristic mix of urban calligraphy & Los Angeles “cholo” subculture. He even found time to demonstrate his skills while there on an in situ piece and on the walls. Photo credit: Ben Roazen (via Hypebeast). Discuss Usugrow here.
While our coverage of Basel Week Miami has so far focused on the fairs, shows, and satellite events, there is another aspect of our time there that we haven’t started sharing with you yet – art on the streets. First up is a new piece from the locally-based Smog One painted in the Wynwood District (328 NW 29th St.) Put up on the side of NAPA Auto Parts, the mural features elements that the writer born and raised in Paris is known for – 3D rendering skills […]
For those still looking for a Christmas gift for their favorite street art fan, perhaps your should consider something Ben Eine and the people being VNA Magazine collaborated on. The scarf features the British artist’s characteristic font and letterforms spelling out the word HOOLIGAN and can be had for only £15.00. Head over here to make your purchase if you are interested. Discuss Ben Eine here.