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Streets / Videos: ABOVE – “24% DESEMPLEADOS” (Spain)

The Bay Area-based ABOVE (interviewed) was recently invited to paint at the 7th annual International art festival ASALTO in Zaragoza, Spain. He chose a 120 foot long wall to highlight an issue that has been front and center for the people of the country – their 24% unemployment rate (the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old, is a staggering 53%). He enlisted the help of the local Spanish people who posed in his studio to have their silhouettes traced for the project.  Check the video and more photos […]

Rewind: Sept 10 – Sept 16

This week’s video Rewind has a mini-documentary (source) on Gary Baseman (featured) produced by Eric Minh Swenson at the very top of the list. The in-depth interview reveals his thoughts behind his character Toby and his travels, his love for masks, how his sketchbooks document his travels, creating his own holiday, various characters he has created, the mythology behind his imagery, his personal history, and more. The footage also gives you an extensive look at his studio. Look for a major retrospective from Gary at the Skirball next […]

Rewind: Sept 3 – Sept 9

The return of our video Rewind sees a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the giant Yayoi Kusama statue that is currently installed by Louis Vuitton on the top of Selfridges in London. This was all arranged by Louis Vuitton as part of their campaign for a fashion line they collaborated on with the Japanese artist. ABOVE’s new mural on social media. Interview with Selim Varol and a tour of his Berlin show featuring his collection. Time lapse video of Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano’s melting Middle Class […]

Video: When Lucent Met Herakut…

Earlier this year, German graff duo Herakut teamed up with Lucent Dossier (covered)  to bring a unique show which was both part live painting, part acrobatic extravaganza. Many fans of both Herakut and Lucent missed out on the performance since it only played twice in front of an audience. However, here we have a short documentary directed by theonepointeight, which shows a rare behind the scenes look into the making of the show as well as the final performances. Looks can be a bit deceiving […]

Rewind: Aug 20 – Aug 26

Leading off this week’s video goodness is a look at Barry McGee’s first solo show in the Bay Area since 1994. Along with some footage of the stunning and comprehensive exhibition, the short features interviews with the Director and Assistant Curator of the BAM/PFA. Also, check out our coverage (photos) of the show for those who can’t make it to see it personally before it closes on December 9th. ArtnetTV interviews Robert Longo. THE ART UNDERGROUND – NYC SUBWAY – explore the art that’s in NYC’s […]

Rewind: Aug 13 – 19

This week’s video Rewind looks further into the world of Allison Schulnik as Beautiful/Decay and Visual Creatures pay a visit to the talented sculptor, painter, and animator’s studio. Schulnik, whose animation Mound we featured last December, talks about living and working in Los Angeles, how the different aspects of her work inform each other, the sad and fantastical creatures that fill her artistic vision, and more. Other videos worth watching include: Jack and Dinos Chapman’s installation in Grundy Art Gallery’s Adventureland Golf exhibition features Hitler. Artnet […]

Releases: Wes Lang – “Warrior Skull”

Artist Wes Lang has a new print entitled Warrior Skull. This image is the centerpiece of the new Grateful Dead box set Spring 1990. There’s two versions of this limited edition, the first is a run of 50 sized at 17″ x21″ and the second is a run of 10 sized at 34″ x 41″. Get yours here if interested. Also, check out the video interview below with Wes where he talks about his passion for the band and growing up in a “Deadhead Town” in […]

Rewind: Aug 6 – Aug 12

Photographer Ryan McGinley, who has been flexing his film-making muscles as of late, recently hooked up with EDUN (fashion label of Ali Hewson and her husband, U2 singer Bono) to produce a video for their Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The aesthetic used should be familiar to fans of McGinley’s photo series featuring his models posing with wild animals, first introduced with his Team Gallery solo, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (covered), and further developed with the inclusion of wild animals during his Life Adjustment Center (covered) […]

Studio Visits / Videos: Nicola Verlato – “Zero Gravity” @ Merry Karnowsky

We were first introduced to the work of Italian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Nicola Verlato’s imagery back in April at a showing (covered) with Jonathan LeVine in New York. Since then, the painter has been compiling a series of work for his latest solo, Zero Gravity, that opens at Merry Karnowsky this Saturday, August 11th. His cinematic visions of suspended moments in time are mixed in with the impending possibility of the future crash of the social economical system. Take a look inside his studio in the photo set as he […]

Rewind: July 23 – July 29

Leading off this week’s summary of videos is this time-lapse (via Savage Habit) from the Volvo Switzerland as seven Chinese artists paint and repaint the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid. The event was held at the Zurich Main Station and featured the work of Shadow Chen, Wang Meng, Sally Zou, Honghua, Hua Tunan, Left, Shan Jiang & MEGAMUNDEN. Other notable videos include: A look at LX.ONE’s process(via Nuart). Estevan Oriol interviewed by Label Pushers. Avante/Garde Diaries’s video of Aaron Rose talks about art and Watts Tower (via Los […]