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Previews: KAWS “UPS AND DOWNS” @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Today, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will be hosting KAWS’ new show titled UPS AND DOWNS. The exhibition will be featuring select works previously unseen. Much like the new Born to Bend sculpture (covered) that adorned the facade of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the black edition of the iconic 17-foot tall PASSING THROUGH COMPANION has been newly installed on the Nerman Museum’s front lawn. There will be a opening reception from 6 to 7 p.m. inside the museum’s […]

Showing: 2501 x Ozmo – “Preto e Branco” @ Tag and Juice

Tag and Juice Gallery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recently opened Preto e Branco (Black and White), a show by 2501 (Jacopo Ceccarelli) and Ozmo (Gionata Gesi) from Italy. Opened on 2nd of October, the title of the show comes from the main colors that both artists use when creating their work. While the palette utilized is exactly the same, the actual works are quite diverse due to their different styles – the fine line work of 2501, and realistic portraits of religious figures of Ozmo. While visually very different, both […]

Showing: Ai Weiwei – “Forever Bicycles” @ Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Currently in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square, Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles installation is on display 24 hours a day until October 27th. The piece consisting of 3,144 bicycles is in town for the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual celebration of contemporary art in the largest city of Canada. We first saw a version of this intricate and complex structure from the Chinese activist-artist back in 2011 when we visited Taiwan, and strongly recommend you check it out for yourself if you are in the area. Take a look at more in […]

Showing: Claudio Ethos – “Intuitions sur le Hasard” @ Galerie Itinerrance

Last Friday, the Galerie Itinerrance in Paris presented all new works from Claudio Ethos entitled Intuitions sur le Hasard. Featuring paintings, drawings, and wall murals, the Brazilian street artist’s French fans were treated to his special surreal aesthetic. Beautifully rendered, his portraits of distorted characters mirrored closely what we have come to expect from his public art. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Vitostreet (via Ekosystem). Discuss Claudio Ethos here.

Openings: “Brutal” Group Show (London)

Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory, joined their forces to bring an exceptional group show to art lovers at the peak of London art week. Brutal is an annual off-site exhibition set up in the abandoned office building the middle of Temple area in Central London. Private view of this large show was held on Monday, 14th of October, and the showcased works and installations impressed the crowd that came to witness a sensory feast only suitable for the brave and forward thinking. Spread in a large space where business […]

Openings: KAWS @ PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

This past weekend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opened its doors to unveil the much anticipated exhibition by KAWS. The show featured 70 works (old & new) at the historic institution and included both paintings and sculptures that spans some major milestones of the artist’s storied career to date. As previewed, the artist adorned the main entrance of the historic landmark building with a brand new nine foot sculpture entitled Born to Bend featuring his iconic “Bendy” character wrapped around a stark silouette of […]

Showing: Francesco Igory Deiana – “Free Fall” @ The Popular Workshop

The Popular Workshop in San Francisco opened The Fall, a solo show by Francesco Igory Deiana on the 27th of September. The Italian born artist created a new body of work continuing and evolving his imagery and concepts. Using wide range of different mediums and techniques, he prepared different kinds of pieces from smaller drawings, paintings, prints or photographs, to sculptures and large size installation. With this diversity and collage of different works, Deiana is trying to show that his work does and doesn’t have a strict […]

Previews: SheOne – “[S1]” @ Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh

If you’re in or around Edinburgh, get ready for a treat as Gamma Proforma’s new gallery space Gamma Transport Division opens this Friday with their inaugural exhibition featuring pioneering British graffiti artist SheOne. [S1] features a series of brand new works from the Transcend / Wizard Kings writer, also known under his real name of James Choules. SheOne’s work sees him abstract traditional graffiti letterforms into a unique visual codified language synonymous throughout his outdoor and gallery work, and from the looks of the pictures seen here from the […]

Showing: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Submerged” @ Times Square (Hong Kong)

At the end of last month, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) unveiled a major installation and show at one of Hong Kong’s busiest thoroughfares – Time Square. Presented by LeBasse Projects, the project featured two large heads, recognizably from the LA-based artist’s imagery, as well as other surrounding Submerged sculptures. In addition, some smaller pieces and paintings were on display as well. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.

Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 8 & 9

After a great first week in New York City where Banksy hit seven different locations over seven days (covered here), he starts off the week on Monday with a philosphical reference piece (Day 8). Then yesterday, we woke to find that the elusive Bristol-based artist had brought out the big guns – literally. For Day 9 of Better Out Than In, Mr. B gets a little more clever with an installation inside an empty lot in the Lower East Side near the corner of Ludlow & Stanton. Banksy sets […]