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Overtime: March 28 – April 3

More stories from the week that ended April 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Hammer Museum’s A Shape That Stands Up exhibition is among the critics picks chosen by Frieze for LA. RIP: Zaha Hadid, who passed away at the age of 65 after having a heart attack. Six of her milestone buildings. NY Times has its pick of her seven best designs. Artnet shares the architect’s unfinished designs. 12 of her memorable quotes. Louise Blouin remembers Hadid. Tributes flow in for Hadid. Inspection of Palmyra […]
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Benefits: 2016 MTV RE:DEFINE Auction

Every year, the MTV RE:DEFINE Auction raises money for the Dallas Contemporary and MTV Staying Alive Foundation (HIV awareness and prevention). The fifth edition this year is no different with the online auction on Paddle8 which culminates which an art and music showcase on April 8th. This year’s roster includes Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman, Marc Quinn, Friends With You, Julian Schnabel, Daniel Arkham, Faile, Ryan McGinness, Harland Miller, Shepard Fairey, Dan Colen, Rosson Crow, Mark Flood, Hush, Kate MccGwire, Taylor McKimens, Sam Moyer, Jose Parla, Rob Pruitt, Dzine, […]
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Streets: Tristan Eaton (Tampa)

Last weekend, Tristan Eaton spent some time painting a mural on the side of Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Florida. The piece (arranged by CASS Contemporary) on the 60 x 30 foot was created in the LA-based artist’s signature patchwork style to honor the restaurant’s 60th anniversary and features Florida panthers intertwined with classical statues. The imagery includes much of the steakhouse’s rich history including the face of the founder, the ornate iron work inside, the rich wood, parts of a map displayed, as well as some references […]
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Streets: Rustam Qbic (Kiev, Ukraine)

Previously seen as an ink drawing and oil on canvas piece, the “Labyrinth” image from Rustam Qbic recently took form as a large mural in Kiev, Ukraine, officially marking the beginning of the Art United Us project. Aiming to become the biggest urban art project (engaging 200 artists through mural art) while spreading the message of peace on Earth, the event is scheduled to take place in Ukraine and around the globe over the course of the next 2 years. Showing a mythical looking character hovering over a maze of buildings, this new […]
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Streets: ROA (Belgium)

Last week, ROA returned to his home country of Belgium to participate in the Crystal Ship Festival on the streets of Ostend. The muralist decided to paint some of his favorite imagery that fans have seen from him the past – a stack of animals. Other artists slated to participate include 1010, Fintan Magee, Guido Van Helten, Pixel Pancho, Robert Montgomery, Ella & Pitr, Agostino Iacurci, Faith47, Ever, Cyrcle, JAZ, Elian, Isaac Cordal, Biancoshock & Zio Ziegler. Via StreetArtNews. Discuss ROA here.
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Releases: Saber – “Refulgent” Color Studies On Paper

Inspired by some recent paintings (example above) he has been working on called the “Refulgent” series, SABER (interviewed) has recently released some color studies on paper (seen below) for purchase on his website. These pieces on textured water color paper were created using spraypaint, acrylic, charcoal pencil, and oil stick and help loosen the Los Angeles-based graffiti artist up before he tackles the larger paintings like the one seen above. Head over here to add one to your collection if you are interested. Discuss Saber here.
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Showing: Vhils – “Debris” @ HOCA Foundation (Part I)

As part of his solo exhibition with the HOCA Foundation in Hong Kong, Alexandre Farto aka Vhils (filmed) has prepped a special installation at the Terrace of Pier 4 in Central. The neon works were modeled after the ubiquitous lighted signage the Portuguese saw during his residency in Hong Kong, as well as images that he created from scratch. Take a look at more photos below and head back here later for more coverage of Vhils show in the Chinese city-state. Photo credit: HOCA Foundation, @sunny_liu, Jose Pando Lucas, @h31.d1, and @rivah. Discuss Vhils here.
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Overtime: March 21 – March 27

More stories from the week that ended March 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Keith J Varadi reviews Ajay Kurian’s show at JOAN. Museums, as well as other institutions and transport in Brussels, on lockdown following terrorist attacks. Bozar later opens with increased security. Syria antiquities chief Maamoun Abdelkarim vows to rebuild Palmyra temples razed by IS. El Sexto arrested during protest in Havana. Censorship growing in Turkey as museums seek to help those affected by legal action. Monts 14 group launches final […]
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Showing: Adam Neate – “Heroes” @ Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

Elms Lesters Painting Rooms in London are currently showing a small selection of new dimensional surface paintings on canvas by Adam Neate (interviewed). Heroes is an informal selection of new works created with a new approach that artist is currently developing. The new pieces present his experiments with the dimensional surfaces on the canvas itself. After creating 3D dimensional paintings for years, the London-based artist challenged himself to capture the essence of those works by utilizing the contrast between matte, gloss and textured paints. Reducing the different techniques and mediums he […]
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Street: Herakut (Los Angeles)

Leading up to the opening of their solo show this weekend at Corey Helford Gallery, Herakut painted a new mural featuring their signature mix of photorealistic and abstract elements. The new piece on the side of the gallery was painted next something Ron English put up and you can definitely see that what they chose to paint was partially in reaction to that. More photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Herakut here.