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Openings: Nick Walker @ The Quin Hotel

AM recently attended the opening of Nick Walker’s (interviewed) exhibition at the Quin Hotel in Midtown New York City. Marking the kick off of the first ever artist in residence for the hotel, the famed UK artist pulled out some great stencil compositions to deck out his paintings. We noticed a few NYC specific artworks and of course a few works featuring Walker’s iconic Vandal character. Curated by the Quin’s DK Johnston, a diverse selection of mediums such as canvas, paper and editions were all on display […]
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Streets: Nychos (Bangkok)

After a look earlier this week at what ROA painted for the BUKRUK Urban Arts Festival in Thailand, here now is a look at Nychos’ contribution. Taking inspiration from the Bangkok heat, the Austrian street artist painted a rubber ducky on meltdown, of course with the insides revealed with his usual aesthetic. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: A-line Photography & the artist. Discuss Nychos here.
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Overtime: Feb 1 – Feb 7

More stories from the week that ended Feb 7 (click on bolded words for more information): W Magazine has photographs from the Paramount Ranch art fair. RIP: Yoshiko Kakudo, who passed away as a result of a stroke. Saudi court overturns Ashraf Fayadh’s death sentence, instead gives him eight-year prison term & 800 lashes. Mark Rothko’s son, Christopher Rothko, denies authenticating paintings at Knoedler fraud trial. Artnet covers Stephen Polcari’s testimony during the case. Eleanore De Sole testifies and cries on the stand. NY Times writes about artwork authentication in relation […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Previews: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Tomorrow (February 7th) will mark the third time Thinkspace has curated a show in association with POW! WOW! Hawaii at the Honolulu Museum of Art School (see 2015 & 2014). The event will continue their push to further the art of what they call the “New Contemporary Movement” and will include an installation from Aaron Li-Hill. Other participating artists this year include: 1010, Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Alex Garant, Alex Yanes, Amanda Marie, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Clarkson, Apex, Baghead, Bec Winnel, Ben Frost, Benjamin Garcia, Brian Mashburn, […]
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Openings: KAWS @ Yorkshire Sculpture Park

As we previously mentioned, KAWS is currently in UK where he is officially opening his first UK museum exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the 6th of February. The show was revealed for selected museum members and fans of NY-based artist on the 5th of February, and we just received these exclusive preview images from the event, shot by WillNYC. With the focus of the show being on his sculptural work, a direction of his oeuvre that began with the release of his first vinyl toy back in […]
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Releases: Nychos Ultimate Ears Artist Edition Speaker

Ultimate Ears has collaborated with Nychos on a very recently released (in the US and Europe) artist edition UE Boom2 mobile speaker. Titled Rabbit Eye Movement, after the artist’s art space in Vienna, the limited edition product is covered in the artist’s signature illustrations on the acoustic skin and instantly brings added style to your music listening enjoyment. The portable speaker sounds great, with good amplification and deep bass – just like what you would expect from the Ultimate Ears brand. It has a 15-hour battery life […]
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Upcoming: Rime – “Conclusions” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On February 20th, Rime (otherwise know as Jersey Joe) will be opening his debut show with Jonathan LeVine Gallery at their 529 West 20th Street location in New York. Conclusions will feature a future turn towards figurative abstraction from the MSK-affiliated graffiti artist making use of bold colors and energetic compositions. Take a look at the image above, a detailed crop of one of the works the Brooklyn-based writer will be putting on display at the Chelsea showspace and make plans to be at the opening (6-8 pm). […]
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Streets: Javier Calleja (Genalguacil, Spain)

Genalguacil is a small town in southern Spain which has been involved in supporting and organizing art projects for the last 20 years. Slowly turning the town into an open space museum, the locals recently invited Javier Calleja from nearby Malaga to add his contribution to the collection. Inspired by the winding mountain roads between his hometown and the destination, the artist created this interesting sculptural installation titled Up, depicting a giant stubby pencil drawing a simple line on a white facade. This writing utensil is often […]
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Showing: Lek & Sowat & Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre – “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” @ Polka Galerie

Right after starting their residency at Villa Medici in Rome, Lek & Sowat teamed up with photographers Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre for a fresh new project that is currently showing at Polka Galerie in Paris. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work is a joint show that includes a unique series of works produced in collaboration between the two artistic duos. Opened on January 21st and staying on view until March 5th, this exhibition is the continuation of Lek & Sowat’s experimental artistic incubators in which they combine and modify their abstract installations and calligraphic paintings […]
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Upcoming: Vhils – “Debris'” @ HOCA Foundation

Coming up in March, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting new works from Vhils (filmed), his first solo exhibition in Hong Kong (more info here). Towards the end of last year, the Portuguese street artist, whose real name is Alexandro Farto, had already created several public works (seen below) in the Chinese city-state with various techniques. For Debris, he will introducing another urban intervention, this time on one of the city’s iconic trams. At the same time, he will be holding an exhibition at Pier 4 where he […]