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Overtime: Oct 19 – Oct 25

More stories from the week that ended Oct 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Alex Israel – Sightings opens at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Arts Council of England warns British museums of “severe and imminent” threat of “attack.” Claude Monet’s ghost may be haunting the Cleveland Museum of Art. UK’s Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey places temporary export ban on Rembrandt portrait worth £35mil. Bruegel currently in collection of Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna may have been looted from Poland. DeYoung Museum’s CFO Michele Gutierrez accuses President Dede Wilsey of […]
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Streets / Releases: Saber x Zes (Los Angeles) & Originals

Like they did in 2014 (covered), the AWR/MSK affiliated SABER (interviewed) and ZES recently collaborated on another impressive mural in Los Angeles, this time at the American Tea Room building. The piece in Downtown was made possible with special thanks to Montana Colors USA, The Seventh Letter, as well as Branded Arts and is another example of the locally-based writers’ synergistic artistic energy. In addition to this, they have also just released artwork inspired by the wall they painted together – SABER’s Ape Shit Series and ZES’ Perseverare Series On Paper, […]
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Streets: Evoca1 (Vienna)

Dominican artist Evoca1 was recently invited to Austrian capital by Inoperable Gallery to create one of his murals. After about a week of painting, the artist recently finished a beautiful piece titled Imperishable Relics that has his signature feel of classic painting to it. Working on a large building in Vienna, the piece comments on a series of flak towers that Hitler ordered to be constructed in Germany and Austria to defend against air attacks and serve as shelters back in the 1940s. These buildings are still […]
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Streets: Brusk / Art Rua (Rio de Janeiro)

Last month, we shared with you something Titi Freak painted during the fifth annual ArtRua fair in Rio de Janeiro. Turns out, a member of the Da Mental Vaporz crew was also in town painting a much larger 25m high mural entitled You’ll Sweat Blood And Water. Created over four days by Brusk, the impressive wall featured a disintegrating fire extinguisher made up of graffiti letterforms. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Da Mental Vaporz here.
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Recap: Forest For The Trees (Portland) – Part II

After sharing with you the first batch of murals for this year’s Forest For The Trees, here is now a look at some of the more recently finished walls for the event. Organizers Gage Hamilton and Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery put together a strong roster for 2015 and these latest photos feature work from Andrew Hem (seen above), Gage Hamilton himself, Michael Reader, Michael Salter, as well as a collaboration between INSA & Zach Johnson on a “giffiti.” Check out some more photos below and see if you can locate them […]
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Streets: How & Nosm (New Jersey)

On Sunday, October 18th, Mana Contemporary in New Jersey officially opened their latest commissioned work to the public – a large-scale mural by How & Nosm. Titled At The Center of It All, the piece was finished only four days before its official reveal during the open house  event. The twin brothers and artist duo from NY stated that the image explores themes that they feel are universally common. This was done through the use of various visual elements familiar in their previous work. Subjects such as danger, aggression, […]
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Overtime: Oct 12 – Oct 18

More stories from the week that ended Oct 18 (click on bolded words for more information): Artsy visits Hayal Pozanti and covers her Sunday Art Fair presentation with Levy.Delval. RIP: Hilla Becher, who died at the age of 81. RIP: Paul Reed, who died at the age of 96 due to congestive heart failure. Diversity in the Arts study shows funding for African American & Latino nonprofit museums is bleak. Mexico’s missing 43 remembered and honored with art installations, murals, banners, and costumes. Ryan O’Neal sues Richard Bernard Francis over ownership […]
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Studio Visits: Logan Hicks x Beau Stanton – “Calm Before the Storm” @ Highline Loft

Logan Hicks and Beau Stanton have been working diligently for their coming two person pop up show that opens tomorrow night at the Highline Loft in New York’s Chelsea art district. Curated by Lori Zimmer & Natalie Kates, the show entitled Calm Before the Storm takes inspiration from classic nautical superstition, flood myths, historic compositions of life changing events and even references the modern issue of rising waters of the world’s waterways. Both artists have created new paintings and multiples, along with a site-specific installation of […]
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Streets: Herakut / Project 256 (Paris)

Project 256 is a unique non-commercial campaign that launched several days ago in Paris. By combining street art and digital technology, the innovative project aims to ease some of the suffering of people that call those same streets their home. The concept of this campaign is based on creating a portrait of a homeless person in the public space. The artist then adds a unique QR code next to the work, which leads to a video of an interview with the homeless person as well as […]
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Streets: Luke Chueh / Murals In The Market (Detroit)

Last month, as part of the Murals In the Market festival, Luke Chueh (interviewed) painted a rare public arts mural in Detroit’s Eastern Market. The Los Angeles-based painter decided to go with an image inspired by his thoughts of the Motor City as being the home of house music and DJ culture as we know it. For fans of Chueh’s sad bear series of works, The Soundtrack (To My Life) is certainly instantly recognizable and striking in large scale form. Featured artists also include: 2501, Askew, Beau Stanton, Brian Lacey, Denial, Ellen […]