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Dutch Flower Painting Recreated With Real Flowers (London)

Along with an exhibition celebrating Dutch flower paintings of the early 17th and late 18th century, the National Gallery in London has also organized an installation made out of flowers on their front facade. Created out of 25,000 blooms by the Flower Council of Holland, the piece is a recreation of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Take a look at more photos below as well as a video… Via My Modern Met.

Recap: Rose Beton Festival (Toulouse)

Curated by Tilt, the second edition of the Rose Beton Festival in Toulouse (FR) paid tribute to the graffiti scene. The festival kicked off with an exhibition at Chateau d’Eau featuring the iconic photographs by Martha Cooper  & Henry Chalfont (interviewed) as well as emerging photographer Sylvain Fargot. The Musee des Abattoirs is then taken over with installations by Boris Tellegen (covered), Mist, and Craig Costello while Tilt brought back his Voyage Retour car installation that he created during his recent residency at Jardin Rouge in Marrakech. Legendary  Futura painted over […]

Openings: Miss Van – “El Viento en Mi Pelo” @ CAC Málaga

The Centro de Arte Contemporáneo of Málaga recently opened Miss Van‘s first show at a museum. On 21st of June, the Barcelona-based artist introduced El Viento en Mi Pelo (For The Wind in My Hair), a show overviewing the last three years of her career. Curated by Fernando Francés, the show consists of 39 paintings made in the last three years, some of which are now being shown for the first time. Since starting out with outdoor mural interventions in her hometown of Toulouse two decades ago, the French artist has became […]

Openings: “Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose” @ Virginia MOCA

A couple weeks ago, the Virginia MOCA held the opening reception for Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose. Celebrating the publication’s decade of excellence bringing coverage of many of the artists you have grown to love here on AM, the group exhibition featured work from artists like AJ Fosik, Audrey Kawasaki, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Gehard Demetz, James Jean, Jeff Soto, Jeremy Geddes, Josh Keyes, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kehinde Wiley, Kris Kuksi, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Ryden, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Nicola Verlato, Olek, Scott […]

Showing: RETNA // “The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine” @ Legion of Honor

Currently at the Legion of Honor, The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine is showing through August 2018 featuring RETNA’s (featured) distinct script in the background. The Los Angeles-based graffiti artist’s work has always been compared to and influenced in part by Egyptian hieroglyphs, so his career has come a full circle now with an invitation by the museum in San Francisco to paint the walls surrounding the exhibition. Learn more in the video below… Discuss RETNA here.

Streets: JR @ The Louvre (Part II)

After a first look at a new intervention at the Louvre from JR (interviewed) earlier this week, here are photos of the completed project. Pasting over the iconic pyramid in his signature technique was a time-consuming undertaking, but the impressive result is a testament to the French street artist’s artistic vision. Along with this “disappearance” trick, the TED winning artist will also be taking over the museum with conferences, masterclass, screenings, concerts, workshops on May 28th starting at 3pm. He further explains the project – “I will never forget this […]

Streets: JR @ The Louvre (Part I)

Over the last week, JR (interviewed) has been working on his latest high profile project – painting the iconic pyramid at the Louvre. The plan is to paste for the French “photograffeur” to paste a photo over the glass structure mimicking the building behind, leading to it “disappearing” from sight. He further explains – “I will never forget this day. Today I’m going to make the Louvre Pyramid disappear. It’s quite crazy being Parisian, passing the pyramid so often, then today realising I can make changes to it […]

Previews: “El Mac: Aerosol Exalted” @ Mesa Arts Center

After showing at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center (covered), El Mac: Aerosol Exalted will be moving to the Main Gallery of the Mesa Arts Center where it will open for public on May 13th. The exhibition was announced with a large 35-foot tall mural few weeks ago (covered), and it presents El Mac’s latest body of work, including large collaborative canvases with RETNA. Featuring 18 original works from artist’s own collection, this show is an exclusive opportunity to experience his unique style transferred into the indoor setting. The Los Angeles-based artist’s photo realistic portraits are […]

Showing: Marilyn Minter – “Pretty/Dirty” @ Orange County Museum of Art

Earlier this month, Marilyn Minter opened a new show at the Orange County Museum of Art entitled Pretty/Dirty. The retrospective features over 25 paintings made between 1976 and 2015, three video works, and several photographs that highlight the American artist’s focus on society’s obsession with feminine beauty. Included are her iconic and lush works that focus on various eroticized parts of the female body like the feet, lips, and eyes. The exhibition will be on view through July 10th. Photo credit: James Ng for Arrested Motion. Discuss Marilyn Minter here.

Openings: “Subcultures” @ Espace Croix Baragnon (Toulouse)

The museum L’espace Croix Baragnon in Toulouse is celebrating the underground cultural scene with a new exhibition called Subcultures. The city of Toulouse is the cradle from which many renowned artists like Miss Van, Fafi, Reso, Tilt to draw came, but the artistic scene is even more prolific, mixing popular cultures (rock music, punk, goth, hip hop, experimental … sci-fi, comics, movies, skateboarding, tattoo…) revisiting modern art movements (surrealism, Dadaism, pop art, poster-art…) as well as post-modern art forms (lowbrow, graffiti, street art…). Curator David Pujol has been observing […]