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Streets: Invader (Switzerland)

The winter months usually see a slowdown in street art activity as the cold forms a natural impediment to being outdoors in certain regions of the world. There are exceptions though as seen by Invader’s recent work in the small village of Anzère in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The French legend gifted the area with some of his classic characters and namesakes as well as taking the opportunity to take cues as he commonly does from video games (in this case the old school […]
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Overtime: Dec 30 – Jan 5

More stories from the week that ended Jan 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Kendrick Lamar music vid features Eddie Peake & his work, conceptualized and directed by Darren Romanelli. 96 artifacts disappears from the Aswan Museum’s storehouse. Theft likely a inside job. Contrary to American Hustle’s claim, Worcester Art Museum’s Rembrandt is authentic. A exhibition about prestigious and famous forgeries. Knoedler fakes are still out there with unknown whereabouts as more victims sue the gallery. Banksy street pieces vandalized and damaged in Utah. […]
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Paintings: Yayoi Kusama – “I Who Have Arrived In Heaven” @ David Zwirner Gallery

By now, you’ve all heard the monumental buzz that this Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition I Who Have Arrived In Heaven has created with lines that exponentially grew from 30-45 mins to 4-6 hours in the course of less than a month. Mind you, art lovers endured near freezing NYC weather to take in the one minute zen experience of being one on one with Kusama’s Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (experienced here) infinity room installation. What many may not have known is that powerhouse gallery David Zwirner gave […]
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Interview: Alex Lukas – “Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete” @ Breeze Block Gallery

Next week in Portland (January 9th), the Breeze Block Gallery will be welcoming in Alex Lukas for a solo show entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. The recently relocated artist will be presenting new works in a wide range of mediums all centered on the tradition of printmaking as a tool for multiples. Known for his imagery featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures, the Chicago-based Lukas will fill the space with his dystopian visions. We had the opportunity to interview him leading up […]
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Streets: SpY – “Cameras” (Madrid)

Installed with the “intention of not watching over anything,” SpY’s new intervention in Madrid features 150 fake surveillance cameras on the side of a building. The Spanish street artist is known for his appropriation of urban elements to make his message known and this newest Cameras piece is no exception. Take a look at more in-progress photos below… Via Vandalog.
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Streets: World Roundup (Dec 2 – Dec 29)

With our first Streets: World Roundup feature since Art Basel Week in Miami, it’s only appropriate to choose a mural from there as our headliner. This tribute to Tupac and the The Notorious B.I.G. by Eduardo Kobra was painted in the Wynwood District. Check out the rest of our coverage of the happenings in Miami here. Other notable public art comes from Philippe Baudelocque – Paris, Libre, Spel, Kafy, Dual (HEM crew) and Skof – Mexico, David de la Mano – Uruguay, Chor Boogie – New […]
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Projects: Cyrcle., Remi Rough, Wais, Interesni Kazki, Mr. Jago @ The Z (Detroit)

After a series of updates on an expansive project curated by the Library Street Collective in Detroit at “The Z”, it’s time to recap the rest of the murals that have gone up at the downtown mixed-use development. The photo set here focuses on the work of Cyrcle., Remi Rough, Wais, Interesni Kazki, and Mr. Jago but make sure you check out the other street and graffiti artists that were involved here. Photo credit: Theonepointeight.
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Overtime: Dec 23 – Dec 29

More stories from the week that ended Dec 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Kanye West gives Kim Kardashian a Hermes bag painted by George Condo for Christmas. RIP: Eliseo Garza Salinas, who died at age 68 due to murder. Calders heirs lose $20mil. fraud lawsuit against the estate of his longtime dealer, Klaus Perls. About the Ghent Altarpiece, which is the most stolen artwork of all time. US pressures German government to return a trove of Nazi-looted artwork to rightful owners. French […]
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Recap: RVCAloha x POW! WOW! (Oahu)

RVCA recently spent six weeks in Hawaii with their surf, skate and art teams as well as their photographers and videographers to document the get together (also see 2011). Notables included Barry Mcgee, Kelsey Brookes, Dmote, Remio, Kevin Ancell, Keegan Gibbs, Estevan Oriol, Norm, Danny Fuller, David Choe, Julian Schnabel, Herbie Fletcher, Makua Rothman, Katch, ASAP Yams, YG, B.J. Penn, Mike Miller and more. Timed to coincide with the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters, good times were enjoyed by all. In association with the event, POW! WOW! Hawaii […]
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Basel Week Miami ’13: Vanessa Beecroft x Kanye West @ Mana Wynwood

During Art Basel Week, Vanessa Beecroft x Kanye West took part in the Affordable Care group show (covered here) curated by Flaunt Magazine in Miami’s Mana Wynwood Complex. This unique project pulled together two controversial artists (Beecroft & West) that have long drawn curiosity and criticism in their careers. Vanessa Beecroft, an accomplished peformance artist often utilizes live female models (often nude) as well as the audience and their genuine/awkward interactions to illustrate political, historical or social themes in the context of the location. Kanye of […]