More stories from the week that ended on Dec 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Sam Falls’ show at T293 in Rome opened on the 17th. RIP: Frank Lobdell, who lived until the age of 92. RIP: George Rodrigue, who died of cancer at the age of 69. RIP: Günther Förg, who died on his 61st birthday. RIP: Al Godstein, who died at the age of 77 of renal failure. Beijing Poly International Auction may pose a formidable challenge to much needed reform in […]
Earlier this month, we shared with you a mural that D*Face (interviewed) painted in Tokyo while he there for an exhibition at Parco Gallery X. Turns out the UK-based artist had time to get up with another piece featuring Japan’s favorite feline character, the iconic Hello Kitty. Of course, D had to paint her with his signature surreal touch with half the face ripped away revealing the skull underneath. Photos via Mura. Discuss D*Face here.
After updating you with a new mural from Augustine Kofie (featured) in Detroit, it’s time to share some more fresh work from three other artists involved with the project. Curated by the Library Street Collective for a downtown mixed-use development (referred to as “The Z”), the undertaking had many American artists involved like Matt W. Moore, Push, Victor Reyes. As you can see, taken in series, their abstract imagery fit nicely together. More photos below… Photo credit: Theonepointeight. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
One of our contributing photographers in the past, Birdman, recently arranged for some artists to paint in an abandoned water park located somewhere in the Mojave Desert between California and Las Vegas. The project in association with VNA saw Risk, Meggs, Insa (along with some suicide girls decked out in Insa gear), Uglar, and Echo made their mark in and around the structures that exuded the aura of a failed American Dream. More photos from the can be seen in Issue 24 of Very Nearly Almost Magazine with some […]
The Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York and the 250 Wynwood development team joined their efforts and organized the Caleidoscoop event during Art Basel Week in Miami. Organized in collaboration of Made Creative and Catapult 13, “Caleidoscoop has the long term goal of being an annual event in Miami to showcase the extensive Art and Design talent of the Netherlands.” For their first year, the focus of the event is put the focus on the street art and graffiti culture […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 15 (click on bolded words for more information): Do Ho Suh creates a home within a home at the MMCA in South Korea. Adrian Procop, final suspect in Dutch art heist, arrested in Britain. A drug dealer tells what happens in Miami during Art Basel. Jack Armstrong has been accused of drugging and raping a woman after a night out in Beverly Hills. Despite record prices, broader art market is in the doldrums, according to experts who […]
Spanish artist Sam3 recently visited Barcelona where he created a new beautiful mural titled Park. Rendered with his familiar technique of using only black color and painting silhouettes, this public piece feels both very light and strong, fitting perfectly to the environment it is placed in. The piece shows four trees whose treetops form heads which communicated with each other with birds flying from one tree to the other. With a closer look, one notices that the leaves of the treetops are actually little birds […]
Following up on some of the walls in-progress that we showed you last week for the Women on the Walls in Miami for Art Basel Week, we now have photos of some of the completed murals and work. The surrounding area and the Wynwood Walls compound were beautified by visiting artists including Aiko, Miss Van, Fafi, Maya Hayuk, Lady Pink, Faith47, Kashink, Lakwena, Sheryo and Olek (seen above). We’ll be bringing you a closer look at more public works that went up this year but for now, peruse more of the photos for this particular project below… […]
If you follow the Graffuturism blog you’re probably aware of its writer and curator – Poesia. He is one of the pioneers of abstract graffiti and a member of the Transcend collective who helped popularise this particular form of graffiti, pushing new styles into the public eye as the movement continues to gather momentum and break boundaries. This weekend on 14th December, White Walls Gallery in SF plays host to L’Avenir, a group exhibition that acts as an international survey of the Graffuturism movement and features Augustine […]
Aside from the major fairs operating during Art Basel Week in Miami, there are countless art shows, launches and parties occurring during this tightly packed period. One unique building housed two notable ABMB events. The Pritzker Architecture Prize winning structure (designed by Herzog & de Neuron) held a great exhibition entitled PISTON HEAD: Artists Engage the Automobile. This show utilized the top floor and held a selection of classic automobiles reinterpreted by a distinguished group of artists including Ron Arad, Bruce High Quality Foundation, César, Dan Colen […]
More stories from the week that ended Dec 8 (click on bolded words for more information): George Clooney x Yayoi Kusama x Giorgio Armani featured in W Magazine’s art issue. Manny Silverman Gallery and Martin L Cohen sue Knoedler for selling them fakes. Marguerite Hoffman’s lawsuit due to breach of confidentiality regarding sale of her Rothko piece. Aaron M. Freedman, assistant to accused antiquities smuggler, pleads guilty to possessing looted items. Tom Dewhurst aka DNB, spared jail time because judge thinks he can be the […]
With the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, the world mourns the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who had become an inspiration to the oppressed everywhere. His views and life seem to align with philosophies of many street artists out there who create work along the same lines with the themes Mandela supported. Os Gemeos recently posted up a tribute piece they did with a caption and quote – “Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions […]