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Videos: Judith Supine Scales the Queensboro Bridge

We just received this exclusive video from Judith Supine‘s camp, showing some behind the scene action that took place the other night in NYC. As street art lovers already know, Supine has been known to put extra effort to place his public work in some of the most unusual places reachable. So, following his stunt from 2007, when he installed one of his pieces on Manhattan Bridge, the other night he climbed the Queensboro bridge in order to display one of his collages from the Golden Child […]
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Xenz Hand Paints London’s Malmaison Hotel

We haven’t heard much from Xenz since his solo show at The Outsiders‘ Newcastle location (covered). It sounds like he has certainly stayed busy though hand finishing a hundred rooms and suites at the boutique central London hotel, Malmaison, with his recognizable vines, butterflies, flowers, and no doubt birds. Take a look at more examples in the photos below… Via Lazarides. Discuss Xenz here.
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Showing: Ernest Zacharevic – “Rock, Paper, Scissors!” @ Montana Gallery

Ernest Zacharevic recently took park in an art residency in Barcelona (previewed) during which he painted some public works, as well as created new works and installations for his Rock, Paper, Scissors! solo show at Montana Gallery, his first solo show on the old continent. Working on found objects and thoughtfully mixing his painting skills with urban, graffiti elements done with spray can, the Lithuanian artist’s pieces are bursting with playfulness and positive energy. The imagery mostly consists of children playing, but that theme can range from innocent […]
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Openings: KAWS – “Final Days” @ CAC Malaga

KAWS aka Brian Donnelly just opened his big European museum exhibition, curated by Fernando Francés, at CAC Malaga. Titled Final Days, this is his first museum solo outside USA, and similar to his recent US shows and events at the end of last year (New York, KC, PAFA), this showing will coordinate with his solo that opened in Madrid back in Feb (covered). The new body of work will continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of large scale sculptures by presenting five versions of his familiar figures carved in wood which will […]
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Showing: Stohead – “Now” @ Galerie Lefeuvre

German artist Stohead is currently having a solo show at Galerie Lefeuvre in Paris, showing for the second time in their space. Titled Now, the show features 14 colorful, large size canvases in which he mixes his signature tagging and calligraphy elements with abstract smoke elements. Slightly different than some of his previous paintings that are mostly focused on letters, this body of work feels like a step forward for the Berlin-based artist. While we’ve seen him use these other dynamic elements in some of […]
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Streets: 2501 (Tuscany)

Continuing his ongoing project entitled Nomadic Experiment, 2501 recently visited the Tuscany region in Italy, where he created some new, interesting public pieces. The idea of this project is to combine painting, sculpture, video and other forms, in order to push boundaries of creative activity. Aside from creating public works, this endeavor will include a couple of gallery shows worldwide that will feature elements of these works as well as new pieces and installations. For this stage of the project, the prolific Italian artist painted an old […]
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Previews: Judith Supine – “Golden Child” @ Mecka Gallery (New York)

A year and a half since his last solo show in NYC (covered), Judith Supine will be opening a new solo show in his hometown on the 29th of March. Golden Child is a part show / part installation that will be presented at Mecka Gallery‘s big warehouse space. Known for his collages and cutouts, Supine’s works balance between provocative, abstract, psychedelic and surreal, and are often highlighted with bright pink or neon green details. By reusing images he finds in trashed magazines, he not only creates […]
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Streets: Cyrcle. (London)

During their recent visit to London for the opening of their solo show Overthrone! Pooring Reign (covered), Cyrcle also created a huge mural in Shoreditch. Following the theme and the visual identity of the exhibition, this massive piece features upside down Greek & Roman statues along with an upside down crow, infinity symbol and word REIGN. The whole concept of the mural is focused on taking power back, and overthrowing the rulers. With the Greek & Roman elements symbolizing some of the biggest and strongest empires that […]
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Benefits: Waves For Water Auction

The Chandran Gallery, Univ, and Juxtapoz recently got together to put on an auction to benefit Waves For Water, “an organization on the ground in the Philippines, mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.” Artists including CR Stecyk III, Geoff McFetridge, Richard Colman, Jeremy Fish (seen above), Lucy McLauchlan, Tim Biskup, Cleon Peterson, Monica Canilao, Andrew Schoultz, Swampy, Tahiti Pehrson, Ty Williams, Jason Jägel, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Michael Torquato deNicola, Jared Swilley of the Black Lips, and […]
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Streets: Aaron Li-Hill (New Jersey)

Earlier this year, we introduced you to the kinetic work of Aaron Li-Hill in one of our Art Focus features. Working in Jersey City on a wall project arranged by Savage Habit, the New York-based artist has recently painted one of his motion-filled portraits inspired by the movements seen in ping pong. Take a look at more detailed and in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Savage Habit. Discuss Aaron Li-Hill here.