More stories from the week that ended Jan 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Vice writes about Awol Erizku’s show at Duchamp Detox Clinic. W Magazine also looks at the exhibition. RIP: David Bowie, who passed away at the age of 69 due to cancer. Bowie’s influence on contemporary art. A look at his art collection. Artnet throws it back to when Bowie chatted with Tracey Emin in 2001. The art world pays tribute to Bowie via Instagram. The time he was involved in […]
After collaborated on a series of works in Cambodia last month, El Mac and David Choe met up again in Phoenix recently to work on a new project. The mural at Cobra Arcade Bar featured Miles’ signature ripple-line portraits (this time of his friend Darlene) along with Choe’s loose embellishments surrounding the image. Take a look at more photos below… Top image by @ektorlouise. Discuss El Mac here. Discuss David Choe here.
This weekend, our Art Focus feature is on Nunzio Paci, an Italy-based artist whose series of new works highlights his fascination with human anatomy as well as the man-nature relationship. The first five paintings seen below belong to a set that is devoted to the Baroque masters and will be on display at Art Stage Singapore with gallery Officine dell’Immagine from January 21 – 24. Discuss Nunzio Paci here.
More stories from the week that ended Jan 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Van Hanos’ exhibition Intercalaris opens at Rowhouse Project. Wildenstein family tax evasion and money laundering trial begins. The trial is now suspended to probe its constitutionality. Sam Salz heirs accuse their stepmom of stealing and selling paintings belonging to his estate. Hollis Taggart Galleries appears to offer Calder work at art fair it had been loaned on approval from Paddle8. Judge rules that monkey can not own copyright to photos because it’s an animal, […]
After returning from a trip to Cambodia where he painted a few murals (covered) along with his Igloo Hong brothers, El Mac decided to work on a project a little closer to home. His latest public arts contribution was created over the holidays at UC San Diego, another portrait piece featuring his distinctive ripple effect. You can watch a couple short videos here and here to get a glimpse at his technique. Photo credit: Eric Heights. Discuss El Mac here.
After a closer look at a mural El Mac recently painted in Phnom Penh, here are now some photos and video of the Igloo Hong Project where other artists including Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean joined David Choe as they spread their artistic talents in Cambodia. For more info, you can read more about their trip on Choe’s website as well as his Instagram.
Another street art festival was recently held at yet another unusual and very exotic location – an insular region of France located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar – Reunion Island. The Ville Musée aka City Museum event was held in a area called La Rose des Vents, where seven big walls have been painted by such artists as Gorg One, Galvis, Seth Globepainter (seen above), France, Ceet, Meo and Jace. Each artists combined their visual language with the motifs of island life or their vision of it, which resulted in series […]
More stories from the week that ended Jan 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Njideka Akunyili Crosby billboard now on display across from the Whitney museum. Artinfo remembers those that passed away in 2015. RIP: Eugenie Schwartz, aka Ersy, who passed away at 64 from complications following ulcer surgery. Preservationists making 3D records of threatened heritage sites in effort to preserve for future generations. France will start to control imports of archaeological works and create refuges where museum collections and recovered goods can be held. Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater in […]
After a first look last week at the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton during Basel Week Miami with a new mural from Esao Andrews featuring Bob Dylan, we now have shots of what the rest of the artists did. Each participant painted a musical icon as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District including the lead Eaton (Afrika Bambaataa), Askew (Billie Holiday), Stephen Bliss (Debbie Harry), Cyrcle. (Beethoven), Drew Merritt (George Harrison), Hush (Lauryn Hill), Hauser (Kraftwerk), and Dave Flores (David Bowie). Photo credit: Jackie Hadel. […]
After big mural festivals taking over most of the major cities around the world, we’re witnessing a trend of similar projects being organized in more exotic, even remote places. The latest one of those was held during the pre-holidays week of December 11-21, in Nagua, Dominican Republic. The Artesano Project is an international public arts initiative that recently hosted around 30 local and international artists for their second annual event. Hosted by Dominican born artist Evoca1 and curated by INOPERAbLE, the event aims to help […]
Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]
Continuing our survey of the public art during Basel Week Miami, our eyes turn to a mural by Esao Andrews as he continues to create painterly pieces on the streets. As part of the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton, this image of Bob Dylan fits in nicely with all the other musicians painted by a select group of artists as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. We’ll bring you more about the project soon but for […]