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Two weeks before the official start of the 18th edition of world-renowned Nuart Festival in Stavanger, exciting news is already arriving from the Norwegian oil capital. Taking this year’s theme to heart, Space Is The Place, and the festival’s aim to encourage artists to  to get off the beaten track and work outside the framework of the festival, art duo Snik created two new pieces, one of which was painted in the arrivals hall of Stavanger airport. Known for their intricate, hand-cut stencil works, Snik has seriously […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): RVCA’s “Now & Then” exhibit honors the artists and a movement that changed art. How Damien Hirst’s $200 million auction became a symbol of pre-recession decadence. Lévy Gorvy aims for “sweet spot” with a $400 million show. Three years on, we look at the strange legacy of Banksy’s Dismaland. ‘A critical juncture’: Richard Koshalek on MOCA’s future under Klaus Biesenbach. Could the art-finance industry offer museums some much-needed options? Christie’s is selling […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Artists are entrepreneurs. We should compensate them accordingly. Banksy learns about a bootleg show of his work in Moscow and responds in a very Banksy way. One of Philly’s oldest art collectives, Space 1026, to lose its home of 20 years. Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery honors Aretha Franklin. JR on creating public art, his Perrotin Gallery show, and why he wants to remain secretive. After protest and months of negotiations, the MoMA […]
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It’s fair to say that the days of big murals and street art festivals producing them are somewhat becoming things of past, and both the mainstream and urban art world are looking for another type of work that will fill that spot. With that said, we’re excited to share with you the lineup of 2018 Nuart Festival in Stavanger, which seems to be continuing their journey towards the new frontiers they’ve introduced last year. Always on the forefront of Street Art, both in a practical and theoretical way through their Nuart […]
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It’s time for another Rewind feature as we have saved up some art-related videos from the last year that might interest you. Leading things off is a closer look at KAWS collaboration with Dior for their Men’s Summer 2019 Show and his large scale BFF sculpture made with flowers. Other notable videos include: KAWS talks about his recent collaboration with Dior. Victor Castillo’s Hollywood Dreams. Mark Ryden talks more about the album cover he worked on for Michael Jackson. A look at a new mural from Faith47 […]
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Upfest returned to celebrate its 10th anniversary recently with approximately 350 artists from across the globe leaving their mark on the streets of Bristol. A central theme across the whole weekend was the 100 years which have passed since some women first got the right to vote in the UK. For example, Jody Thomas‘ gold-masked figure takes the meek and victimized Little Red Riding Hood from Victorian fairytales and recasts her as someone who is both eminently capable and confidently self-assured. The festival also saw The London Police bring their […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Sterling Ruby creates new artworks for concurrent exhibitions in Belgium. San Francisco’s new transit center features public art by Jenny Holzer, Julie Chang, and Ned Kahn. NADA cancels its New York City fair to shift focus to supporting member galleries. Here are all the galleries heading to Art Berlin’s new home in Tempelhof Airport. Sotheby’s disappointing earnings highlight risk of art market’s overreliance on trophy lots. Sotheby’s and Steve Lazarides team up […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): How Leo Castelli changed the art market forever. MoMA PS1’s Klaus Biesenbach, a champion of the Avant-Garde will now lead MOCA Los Angeles. Debate ignites in Los Angeles over MOCA hire. How graffiti artists are fighting back against brands that steal their work. Painting in the age of anxiety. Painting: An (incomplete) survey of the state of the art by Roberta Smith. See the first images of Site Santa Fe’s 2018 ‘Casa […]
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Commissioned by the Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs (SRE), El Mac recently completed a mural at the US-Mexico border entitled Abuelita de Presidio (Desert Rose). The piece was painted on a ten-story high water tank in the remote border community of Presidio, Texas, facing its southern neighbor Ojinaga, Chihuahua. Visible from both countries, the portrait featuring his distinct style was based on a 62-year-old Presidio resident who runs a secondhand shop just a stone’s throw from the International Port of Entry who was originally from Mexico. The Los Angeles-based artist further explains – […]
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More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Jonathan Gold, food critic who celebrated L.A.’s cornucopia, dies at 57. The rapid rise of Millennial collectors will change how art is bought and sold. As attendance plummets, New York dealers are scrambling to secure their future. Why one gallerist says Berlin is no longer hospitable to contemporary art dealers. What does gallery foot traffic really look like at Chelsea’s inaugural Art Walk? Ralph Rugoff’s Venice Biennale will respond to the rise […]
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Recently at the in Caniçada Dam in Northern Portugal, Vhils (interviewed) completed a striking new mural chiseled directly into the face of the water barrier. Created through EDP’s program of beautifying Portuguese dams with art and architecture, the new piece utilizing the Lisbon-based artist’s unique mark-making abilities features a “face inspired by the workers who gave their body and soul to the building of the dam, surrounded by a group of children and tree elements.” Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: EDP & Pedro Santasmarinas […]
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Sickboy’s red and yellow temples have been adorning Bristol’s dumpsters since the turn of the millennium.  Appearing like flowers blooming in the desert, their byzantine and seductive forms stand in stark contrast to the utilitarian and mundane objects on which they appear. The artist’s studio work has previously seen a broad array of cultural details filtered through a deeply surrealist imagination to create works which at one moment appear comforting and reassuring and at the next moment appear unnerving and unsettling. More recently, the canvases have seen […]
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