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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Slinkachu

After a look (here & here) at most of the murals painted for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, we now focus in on some of the work for the event that you may have missed. Created on a miniature level by Slinkachu, the tiny sculptures were scattered and hidden in plain site around Oahu, including underneath some of the muralists, leading to some interesting collaborations. Take a look at more of the pieces created by the UK-based street artist especially for Hawaii in the photos below […]
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Previews: Anthony Lister – “Run Away Ouiji” @ Blackartprojects

On March 5th, Blackartprojects in Melbourne will be presenting new work from Anthony Lister (filmed) in a show entitled Run Away Ouiji. The Australian street artist, who recently made the news after being found guilty of wilful damage by graffiti in Brisbane, was apparently still able to find time to create a fresh series of paintings despite his legal troubles. He states something about the new exhibition  – “Ouiji boards and clowns have always freaked me out. Maybe it’s because I am in control of them these […]
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Previews: Erin M. Riley & Lucien Shapiro – “ANEW” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On March 3rd, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be opening a two person show entitled ANEW from Erin M. Riley (interviewed) and Lucien Shapiro. Although the pairing seems odd at first – when you delve a little deeper, you will see that both artists create personally meaningful work though unconventional methods. The Brooklyn-based Riley takes traditional hand-woven tapestries in a unique direction by choosing subjects that are considered taboo, which are often associated with womanhood. She further states – “There is so much about being a […]

Preview: Seth – “Tribute 1996-2016″ @ Galerie Géraldine Zberro

Two years since his last show with the gallery (covered) and a year since his last show in Paris (covered), Julien “Seth” Malland is opening a solo in his hometown with Galerie Géraldine Zberro. Titled Tribute 1996-2016, the show celebrates the first twenty years of actively painting in the street and pays tribute to those early days in the infamous Parisian graffiti scene. With roots deep inside a movement that was driven by the rebellious need to leave a mark in your surroundings, the French artist will look back on his very beginnings with this […]

Openings: Seen – “OLD NEW YORK” @ Buckshot Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Buckshot Gallery in Los Angeles opened a solo show from graffiti legend SEEN. OLD NEW YORK features a series of abstract works on canvas as well as free-hand graffiti works that he created while in Paris, including a nice touch of using unexpected materials such as metal frames from the Parisian rooftops. As anticipated, the reception saw an outpouring of support from fans as well as local writers and graffiti artists. Photo credit: Birdman Photos.

Releases: KAWS x Mira Mikati Varsity Jackets

For those who missed it, KAWS recently collaborated with designer Mira Mikati on several different varsity jackets. Featuring the cartoon character based imagery from the Brooklyn-based artist, the jackets from Mikati are now available from colette for €1100. Take a look at more photos below… Front image via W Magazine. Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Feb 22 – Feb 28

More stories from the week that ended Feb 28 (click on bolded words for more information): Images and information up for Louisa Gagliardi – La Belle Heure solo exhibition at Tomorrow Gallery. RIP: Umberto Eco, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Donald Drapkin, who passed away at the age of 67 after falling down during skiing. Two assailants shoot two guards dead at an archaeological site in Egypt’s Deir el-Bersha to steal artifacts. Laurel Gitlen Gallery will close after seven years on New York’s Lower East Side. […]

Streets/Installation: Nipper “Mission Directives” (Stavanger)

It’s no secret that people behind one of the oldest street art festivals, Nuart in Stavanger, always go for the artists with the freshest ideas and something to say. So, their newest project with the Bergen-based artist Nipper, is only a continuation of their worthy legacy to bring art out of museums, galleries and public institutions onto the city streets to become part of people’s everyday lives. Mission Directives consist of small scale installations that promote the sharing economy and citizen-led communication in public space. Significantly different to the large scale murals […]

Showing: Pixelpancho – “Androidèi” @ Galleria Varsi

On the 19th of February, Galleria Varsi in Rome opened a solo show by Italian street artist Pixelpancho. For Androidèi, the Turin-born artist transformed the entire gallery into a setting of one of his familiar works. Known for large murals that incorporate elements of his country’s rich history combined with vintage, futuristic, and even steampunk elements, Pixelpancho approached installing this show in a similar manner. Turning the whole interior into a piece, where exhibited works on paper and canvas were only details of the greater installation, […]

Releases: D*Face – “Beethoven Bust”

D*Face (interviewed) has been working on a new vinyl toy recently that takes the face of Beethoven and remixes it with his distinctive imagery. The subverted image of the famous musician and composer features the British artist’s famous wings and will retail for about $400 come June through the Japanese toy company Medicom. Take a look at a few more images below… Via Fatkids. Discuss D*Face here.