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Previews: Mr Jago & Eric Haacht – “Working With Explosives” @ Fluorescent Smogg

Fluorescent Smogg at a location in Bristol will shortly be opening a new two-man show with Mr Jago (seen above) and Eric Haacht (seen directly below) entitled Working With Explosives. The exhibition runs from 1st to 4th December and each artist will be showing eight new paintings. Both bodies of work have their roots in abstract expressionism and feature a rich impasto application of paint, but from these foundations the two artists have taken their art in markedly different directions. Mr Jago’s practice is increasingly focused on […]
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Releases: Ludo “Victory” lithography

Coinciding with having his work as a part of  Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s A Conversation Between Friends (covered) at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse during Basel Week Miami, Ludo (interviewed) just announced his upcoming print release. Scheduled for Wednesday, November 30th, at 6pm (Parisian time, GMT+1) via his website EnjoyTheViolence.com, Victory is actually one of his works featured in the show. The image depicts the infamous Winged Victory of Samothrac or Nike of Samothrace upgraded with a recognizable twist by the French artist. His version of the iconic marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), has […]
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Overtime: Nov 21 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 27 (click on bolded words for more information): The importance of Kara Walker’s work in today’s times. Opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is delayed again. Len Blavatnik sues the Wildenstein family over £63mil. deal to buy New York townhouse. Alec Baldwin’s complaints and attacks against Mary Boone continue in court papers. Dealers’ group that owned Da Vinci painting threatening to sue Sotheby’s over Dmitry Rybolovlev flip. Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre after […]
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Previews: JonOne – “Crossing Over” @ Galeries Bartoux (New York)

JonOne returns to New York next week (starting November 30th) for an exhibition at Galerie Bartoux entitled Crossing Over, the first solo show in his hometown since moving to Paris almost 30 years ago. The new body of work consists of 27 new paintings which address the relationship between chaos and order in our cities. The American graffiti artist’s loose and expressive handstyles bring to mind the spontaneous and chaotic forces within our urban spaces such as crime, art and public protest. These letterforms sit alongside areas of negative space […]
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Streets: Mehdi Ghadyanloo – “Spaces of Hope” (Boston)

Mehdi Ghadyanloo was recently invited in by the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston to paint his first mural in America. The prolific Tehran-based artist worked on the large 70 x 76 foot wall in Boston’s Dewey Square Park (also painted by Os Gemeos in 2012) over the course of tree weeks creating a piece he calls Spaces of Hope, featuring some of his signature surrealist imagery. The Iranian artist decided to paint a line of people holding balloons as they climb a helical staircase to the top where […]
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Streets: D*Face // The Unexpected 2016 (Fort Smith) – Part II

As a follow up to the Warpaint mural he painted for The Unexpected event in Fort Smith, Arkansas last month, D*Face (interviewed) added a companion installation at the east entrance to downtown. The creation of the five larger than life arrows from repurposed telephone poles was underwritten by the Choctaw Nation, with the Oklahoma-based tribe also giving the British artist some historical context as well as making sure the design of the arrows was authentic. You can learn more about the installation here and you may also want to see the cowboy themed Bad […]
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Releases: Os Gemeos – “Efêmero” Book

Pirelli HangarBicocca recently released a new book documenting the creation of Os Gemeos’ intervention for their Outside the Cube project (covered). Efêmero includes exclusive photo documentation of the project along with text by project curator Cedar Lewisohn as well as an overview of the duo’s most important artworks. The large mural that was painted over the course of only several days (back in April of 2016) was dedicated to the mother of the famous Brazilian art twins. Depicting a vandal climbing the front of a subway train, it’s a monument to […]
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Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

More stories from the week that ended Nov 14 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Times reveals the artist list (which includes Henry Taylor, pictured above) for 2017 Whitney Biennial. Artnet also previews the survey. One of the tallest surviving structures from ancient world has been totally destroyed by Isil at Nimrud. Three people suspected of forging and distributing fake Lee Ufan paintings arrested. Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam dismisses a set of 65 newly revealed “Van Gogh” drawings as imitations. The experts are […]
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Benefits: Faile x Keihls – “Baby Give Back” Collection

For this holiday season, Faile (featured) has teamed up with Kiehls to release a collection of skin care products to benefit Feeding America. The Patrick’s worked with the American cosmetics brand retailer, gifting their design skills and artwork on a range of products, with each one labeled conveniently as to how many meals you are helping provide to families in need. Take a look here for more info as well as watch the video below as the Brooklyn-based duo talk about the project. Discuss Faile here.
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Upcoming: Lush – “Bring Cash” @ Backwoods Gallery (Popup Location)

Coming up next week at a secret location presumably somewhere near Melbourne, Lush will be presenting a new show in a unique format entitled Bring Cash. The Australian graffiti artist who has made memes and comedy on the streets an art form has put up a new print for sale (seen above) featuring Clinton and Trump liplocked titled simply “When you’re both pieces of shit and it works.” By purchasing it thru Backwoods Gallery, you gain the privilege of being blindfolded and taken in a […]