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Over the last several weeks, we have gathered together some worthy videos for you to watch as part of our reoccurring Rewind feature. First up is an interview with Shepard Fairey by Complex where he announces and discusses his collaboration with Hennessy with a new bottle design set to be released in July. If you remember, (covered), KAWS (covered), and Os Gemeos (covered) have all created and released a version of their own. Take a look at the video below along with others that caught our attention. […]
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After visiting Thailand, and placing his works around Bangkok (covered), Ludo (interviewed) is continuing his Asian tour by visiting Tokyo. As much as he was taken by the cultural difference between Europe and Thailand, landing in Japan was a big change for the artist. As much as he was taken with the abundance of interesting spots and walls to work on in Thai capital, the French artist realized the situation will be very different in the Japanese capital. With every inch of public place being […]
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More stories from the week that ended May 11 (click on bolded words for more information): The Guardian catches up with Dan Colen as his exhibition opens at the Brant Foundation. Details also takes a detailed look at the artist. RIP: Sturtevant, who died in Paris. RIP: Cornelius Gurlitt, who died at the age of 81, probably due to failing heart. He bequeaths his collection to Kunstmuseum Bern. They are undecided on whether they will accept the collection yet. RIP: Maria Lassnig, who died away […]
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For this edition of art focus, we introduce you to the diverse and inventive works of Spanish artist Pejac. We’ve been following his works for some time now, and have been enjoying the complete range of gallery pieces, indoor murals, and street works he’s been sharing online. From pieces on paper to different interventions involving various concepts and techniques, this skilled artist is able to show and tell so much by painting minimally, bringing new meaning to the term “site specific”. His works often use their surroundings as part of the […]
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We just received another series of works that Ludo (interviewed) created around Bangkok before leaving the city and continuing on his Asian tour. The other day, he discovered the popularity of a fake Viagra drug called Kamagra, so he created a piece dedicated to this phenomenon. While he was putting up other works around central BKK, he was approached by locals that seemed to be confused and entertained by the fact that someone was placing works outside like that, especially because they found these paste-ups […]
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Croatian artist Miron Milic recently visited Heilbronn in Germany, where he created a new mural, titled “Was dich nicht tötet, das Verkrüppelt dich” (What doesn’t kill you, maims you), dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the 1st World War. Using only two colors, a paint roller and a brush, he created an illustrative style piece as a comment on the famous Nietzsche’s quote “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. Showing an anonymous soldier, with medals, scared face, and missing arm, this anti-war, non politic piece […]
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Continuing on its North American tour, Ai WeiWei’s traveling exhibition According to What? recently opened at the Brooklyn Museum. The show consists of more than 40 works, including large scale installations, photography and sculpture, which together portray Ai’s range as artist and activist. Several of the installations are created by collecting or assembling many of one type of object, such as backpacks, crabs, bicycles, pearls or rebar, to highlight the tension between an individual and a society, especially one as populous as China. And for […]
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Next week will be the second year for Art Basel Hong Kong and the country’s art fair edition has grown exponentially to bring in some of the best artwork to the gateway city where East meets West. As AM prepares to visit HK for the fair, we bring you an early look at a cool collaborative project to be unveiled next week. Brooklyn-based artists How & Nosm has been working with Hong Kong food & culture hub Yardbird and Pace Prints to create a limited edition […]
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Earlier this spring New York artist Todd “REAS” James returned to Sandra Gering for his third showing with the gallery. Entitled Supernatural this fresh body of work sees the artist going in another direction, Todd features his women: a colorful cast of warriors, sunbathers, sorcerers and girlfriends that have populated his work from the earliest years. The compositions serve as emotional touchstones in a narrative with both comedy & tragedy. Check out a look below.
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French artist Ludo (interviewed) is still in Bangkok, finding out new things about the Thai people and the culture and placing his pieces on the streets. Since his work is focused on modified and morphed flora and fauna, he had to create a special piece for his temporary hometown. His received inspiration after finding out about the local’s obsession with the strongly aromatic durian fruit. He was also visiting a local Thai box club, and pasted one of his pineapple pieces around the corner from it, as well […]
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More stories from the week that ended May 4 (click on the bolded words for more information): WSJ looks at a day in the life with Dan Colen as he prepares for this Brant Foundation show. At least 20 are killed in Syria after the finishing touches were put on children’s art exhibition. Ai Weiwei removed from Shanghai show about history of Chinese contemporary art due to governmental pressure. The artist also denounces sci-fi Kickstarter film that used his name and image to promote the […]
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We just heard back from Ludo, (interviewed) who is still in Bangkok putting up works around the Thai capital and shooting a video for his upcoming solo show in the UK, all while fighting the hot humid weather. Last time we heard from him (covered), he started to get a better feel of the city and realized how many interesting spots there are. Even government and royal family-related buildings being strictly off limits, he is having a hard time deciding which walls to place his works on. The armed […]
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