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Openings: Seth Globepainter – “Walking on a Dream” @ Itinerrance Gallery

According to the photos and info we received from Paris, the opening of Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter’s solo show Walking on a Dream at Itinerrance Gallery on March 20th was a huge success. Known in his homeland both as an artist but also as a TV host of the popular show Les Nouveaux Explorateurs (The New Explorers), the Paris-based artist has a huge following that wanted to witness his artwork in person especially since he doesn’t do gallery shows that often. For this exhibition, Seth produced around 20 canvases featuring his recognizable imagery […]
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Previews: Augustine Kofie – “OFF/GRID” @ David Bloch Gallery

On March 27, David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will continue their program of introducing relevant international urban artists to the Morroco with a solo exhibition OFF/GRID by Augustine Kofie (featured). For this show, LA-based artist will collaborate with local craftsmen to produce “work that merges established Moroccan artistic traditions with his own brand of American contemporary expression.” The title of the show refers to the features that his work have been known for – the juxtaposition and the synthesis of styles, tones and shapes, and the tension between these visual elements. While seemingly very strict […]
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Previews: Vhils – “Dissonance” @ Lazarides Rathbone

On March 27th (private view on the 26th), Lazarides Rathbone will be opening a new solo from the Lisbon-based Vhils (filmed), his first there since 2012. Creating pieces with his special form of mark-making that mirrors his techniques on the streets, the artist otherwise known as Alexandre Farto will be presenting new compositions comprised of wood, billboard, metal and Styrofoam dioramas. Thematically based on the dilution of personal identity due to the oversaturation of by the realities of today’s society – profuse visual stimuli, mass media, […]
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Streets: Pejac (Santander)

After a few quiet months interrupted with occasional drawings shared through his Facebook page, Pejac is back with another street piece in his hometown of Santander entitled New Order. As the title indicates, the mural symbolizes a different setup or view of things, or a drastic change that can bring brighter future. Staying true to his recognizable technique and approach, the Spanish artist created another striking original work using some of his recurring imagery. With minimal intervention on the wall, he created an effective illusion of […]
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Overtime: March 16 – March 22

More stories from the week that ended March 22 (click on bolded words for more information): NY home formerly owned by Halston and designed by Paul Rudolph goes on the market for $40mil. Nineteen people killed by terrorists during attack at National Bardo Museum in Tunisia. Extra police assigned to NY’s most popular museums in a direct response to the attack. Helge Achenbach sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty of fraud. Robert Durst’s family’s connection to the art world. American officials […]
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Opening: Pixel Pancho – ‘Memory of Life’ @ StolenSpace

Pixel Pancho just launched his first solo exhibition in London at StolenSpace entitled Memory of Life. The Italian artist has transformed the gallery space with installations featuring surreal robotic characters using pieces of furniture & musical boxes while also created some sculptures with moving mechanisms, including Michelone, an edition of 10 handmade and articulated robots. The new body of work includes acrylic and pencil on wood pieces that showcase robotic figures that explore the circle of life, from the moment they grow while also making and […]
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Rewind: Jan 26 – Mar 19

It’s been a while since our last Rewind feature, so here are some videos that you may have missed in the interim. Leading things off is a film by director Ben Mor featuring an interesting look into the world of Os Gemeos. The eclectic footage merges seamlessly together as we are taken on a trip through exhibitions, installations, paintings, sculptures and the real lives of the Brazilian twins. Through the magic of animation, fans will notice the duo’s imagery come to life. Other notable videos: The Hundreds […]
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Previews: Know Hope “Truth and Method” @ Gordon Gallery

About one year since his last show during Armory Week 2014 (covered), Know Hope is about to open a new solo, this time with Gordon Gallery in Tel Aviv, on March 26th. After intensively working on it for the past 6 months, Truth and Method is shaping up to be his largest solo exhibition in Israel to date. For this new exhibition, the Israeli street poet pushes his signature textual works to a whole new level through a series of triptychs created through an extensive and very […]
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Releases: JR – “The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Oeil froissé 3″ Print

French photograffeur JR (interviewed) recently released a new print entitled The Wrinkles of the City, Los Angeles, Oeil froissé 3. Featuring one of his iconic eye images, the 4 color lithograph (35 x 26 inches), limited to a run of 180, can be yours for 850 € (with a 5% discount if you use coupon code HONGKONG). The artwork used for this release will be on display at an exhibition organized by the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong until the 12th of April and is part of the Wrinkles of […]
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Patrick Martinez x Kobe Bryant for BlackRainbow Magazine

French magazine BlackRainbow recently unveiled the cover of their latest issue featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover posed with the work of Patrick Martinez in the background. The basketball themed release (limited to 100 copies) can be purchased on BlackRainbow‘s Parisian flagship store and online. In it, Kobe can be seen in front of Martinez’s signature neon works as well as a large painting. For those interested in more of Martinez’s work, his new show will be opening at New Image Art on April 11th. Photo credit: Jared Ryder (via […]