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Recap: Vincent Van Gogh Flower Parade (Netherlands)

If you are the birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh, you are allowed to commemorate the 125th anniversary of his death in style. Zundert, a small town in the Netherlands near the Belgian border dedicated their annual celebration, the world’s largest volunteer-run flower parade to the influential Dutch post-Impressionist painter. The 20 floats were all impressively created with Van Gogh’s recognizable style in mind with painstaking detail. Photo credit: Werner Pellis & Erwin Martens (via Slate).

Showing: Pixelpancho – “Androidèi” @ Galleria Varsi

On the 19th of February, Galleria Varsi in Rome opened a solo show by Italian street artist Pixelpancho. For Androidèi, the Turin-born artist transformed the entire gallery into a setting of one of his familiar works. Known for large murals that incorporate elements of his country’s rich history combined with vintage, futuristic, and even steampunk elements, Pixelpancho approached installing this show in a similar manner. Turning the whole interior into a piece, where exhibited works on paper and canvas were only details of the greater installation, […]

Releases: D*Face – “Beethoven Bust”

D*Face (interviewed) has been working on a new vinyl toy recently that takes the face of Beethoven and remixes it with his distinctive imagery. The subverted image of the famous musician and composer features the British artist’s famous wings and will retail for about $400 come June through the Japanese toy company Medicom. Take a look at a few more images below… Via Fatkids. Discuss D*Face here.

Previews: “A Material Legacy” @ Nasher Museum of Art

Tomorrow (February 18th) in Durham, North Carolina, the Nasher Museum of Art will be opening A Material Legacy, a group exhibition featuring selections from the collection of Nancy Nasher and David Haemisegger. The daughter and son-in-law of the original benefactors of the museum located in Duke University will be putting on display art almost exclusively made in the last 10 years including the work of David Altmejd, Huma Bhabha, Anthony Caro, Tony Cragg, Edmund de Waal, Mark di Suvero, Teresita Fernández, Liam Gillick, Wayne Gonzales, Katharina Grosse, […]

Installations: Ai Weiwei (Berlin, Prague)

Ever since Ai Weiwei moved to Berlin after Chinese authorities returned his passport in 2015, he’s been actively working towards raising awareness about the refugee crisis that is hitting Europe. After reporting from and opening a studio on the Greek island of Lesbos, closing down his exhibition in Copenhagen in protest at a new law that allows Danish authorities to seize valuables from asylum seekers, China’s most acclaimed contemporary artist got the world’s attention once again with his recent interventions. He recently opened his world touring Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads […]

Previews: Scott Hove & Baker’s Son – “Break Bread” @ Think Tank Gallery

After sampling his newest project by showing the Giant Cake Maze at the recent LA Art Fair 2016 (covered), Scott Hove and Think Tank Gallery are about to open Break Bread show on February 13th. Exhibiting back to back with Baker’s Son, this large installation is shaping up to be much more than a two man art show. From February 13th until March 14th, visitors will have the chance to explore six “chambers” filled with everything from tech-based mirror mazes to an ice cream truck, a lounge area with local […]

Rewind: Dec 23 – Feb 11

Time for another one of our Rewind features as we review recent videos that art lovers may be interested in. Leading things off is some footage of Bernie Mitchell working with an unusual medium – dry wall – to create wall sculptures. Other worthy videos include: Mel Kadel’s work with Adult Swim. Usugrow painting a wall mural for his show in Tokyo. Aryz in Ukraine. Footage of Futura painting his Houston & Bowery mural. Mars-1 sculpture arrives in Nashville. Yok & Sheryo putting in work […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Showing: “Exploring The New Contemporary Movement” @ Honolulu Museum of Art School

Over the weekend, POW! WOW! Hawaii kicked off the festivities with a show curated by Thinkspace at the Honolulu Museum of Art School entitled Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, something they have done for the last two years before this (see 2015 & 2014). As in the past, artists were asked to contribute works that conform to a certain format, leading to a visually congruent and display of artworks. In addition, an installation from Aaron Li-Hill (interviewed) could be seen on one wall, documenting the first major American military presence in Hawaii.   Other participating artists this year include: 1010, […]

Releases: Yoskay Yamamoto – “Sunny Flower” Series

Several days ago, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) released more iterations of his “Sunny Flower” series. The potted blooms are customized with the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature facial features and take inspiration from his job during college was delivering bouquets in Santa Barbara. Priced between $150 – $200, these whimsical pieces are an easy way to add something to your collection from Yamamoto. Head here if you are interested in picking one up. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.

Upcoming: Thomas Doyle – “If The Creek Don’t Rise” @ Hudson River Museum

Today at the Hudson River Museum, sculptor Thomas Doyle is opening a new show entitled If The Creek Don’t Rise. The first museum solo for the Westchester County-based artist will feature more of his signature miniatures that center on the suburban home and the families that occupy them, often threatened by chaos and calamity – known and unknown. Along with smaller scale works, the showstopper will a swollen riverbed that crosses the gallery space double dammed up by paraphernalia in two directions with a house in between. Discuss Thomas Doyle […]