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Art Focus: Zaria Forman

For our latest Art Focus feature, we have for you the Brooklyn-based Zaria Forman and her work exploring climate change. Inspired by her childhood travels, she has taken recent trips to places like the northwest coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford, then using this experience to paint the rapidly diminishing arctic landscape (seen above). Her newest series (some seen below) was started after traveling to the Maldives, the other end of the equation if you will, one of the places in […]
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Streets: Shepard Fairey (NYC)

When in New York City the old adage is true – “Go big or go home.” In the latter half of 2013, Shepard Fairey visited the Big Apple for the Wooster Collective anniversary show (covered) where he stayed for a while to share his brand of visual beautification. Mr. Spray himself worked alongside a great group of street artist, to give back to the DUMBO district (featured) in Brooklyn. The result of his work was a beautiful large scale mural over 40 feet high. But that wasn’t […]
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Interviews: Bill McRight – “Willing To Lose” @ Breeze Block Gallery

This Friday night, January 9th, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland will be opening a solo show by Bill McRight along with Alex Lukas (whom we interviewed here). Entitled Willing To Lose, the exhibition will feature McRight’s signature homemade shanks, engraved stainless steel camping mirrors, drawings as well as some surprises. He talks about this and a lot more in an interview conducted for us by his good friend Sage Vaughn. Take a look at the questions and answers below… Sage Vaughn (SV): Did you go to art school? […]
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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.