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Just this weekend, Printed Matters, a show from  Shepard Fairey (featured) opened at Underdogs in Lisbon, a gallery co-founded by the locally-based Vhils (interviewed). Their collaboration didn’t end there as the American and Portuguese street artists combined their artistic vision for a joint mural featuring Shep’s iconic imagery and Vhils unique mark-making. Take a look at some more photos of the stunning piece below as well a few more walls Fairey worked on while in town. Photo credit: Jonathan Furlong, Ig (as noted), and the artists. Discuss Shepard Fairey […]
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It was only few months ago we were reporting from the inaugural Nuart Aberdeen (covered) and now it’s time for the main event in Norway. The people behind the longest lasting and respected urban/street art festival have just released info about the 17th edition of Nuart will be taking place in Stavanger from the 31st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition at Tou Scene staying on view through 15th of October. An initiative that placed the Norwegian oil capital permanently […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 23 (click on bolded words for more information): Cady Noland files lawsuit seeking the destruction of her work Log Cabin, claiming that it is a copy. Arthur Brand claims scientific certainty that Gardner Museum paintings stolen in 1990 is currently in Ireland. Authorities in Genoa close exhibition and confiscate 21 suspected fake Amedeo Modigliani paintings. Istanbul’s Rampa Gallery closes shop. Off Vendome closes its gallery. Other Criteria to close and become Other Criteria Books, focused on only publishing specialist art […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 16 (click on bolded words for more information): Dallas Museum of Art acquires Yayoi Kusama’s All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins installation. RIP: Lala Rukh, who passed away at the age of 69. RIP: Daniel LaRue Johnson (1938-2017). Salvador Dalí’s body to be exhumed next week to help resolve paternity battle. Vika Gazinskaya steals Brad Troemel’s artwork for its clothing designs. NY-based graffiti artists suing Vince Camuto for alleged misappropriation and infringement of their mural work. Four, including […]
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Festival Iminente will be bringing a taste of Portuguese culture to East London at the end of the month. The event is being curated by Vhils and the Underdogs Gallery which he established in 2013. The festival debuted in Lisbon’s Oeiras district last autumn and this latest iteration carries a particularly contemporary theme with the subtitle Art Before Brexit. The participating artists’ individual contributions address some of the specific issues which dominated the public conversation around Brexit. For example, Mais Menos’ installation is concerned with […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 9 (click on bolded words for more information): 1000 GESTALTEN performance takes place during G20 Summit. RIP: Jan Fontein, who passed away at the age of 89. RIP: Xavier Douroux, who passed away at the age of 61. America Meredith on Why It Matters That Jimmie Durham Is Not a Cherokee. New cybersecurity law goes into effect in China, causing greater self-censorship by artists. Hobby Lobby accused of buying up Iraqi war loot in quest to amass biblical artifacts for museum. $3.9mil. in […]
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Not long after closing his successful solo show in Paris (covered), and prior to starting working on upcoming solo shows in Asia and US, Belin had the opportunity to paint a new mural in Torredonjimeno, near his hometown of Linares in Andalucia, Spain. Continuing his ongoing body of Postneocubism works, the Spanish artist (and a father of 3) composed this harmonious piece titled Amor De Padre (Love Of Father). Using spraypaint, the piece cleverly mixes photo realistic elements that are deconstructed in cubism manner, along with vibrant […]
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More stories from the week that ended July 2 (click on bolded words for more information): Serpentine Galleries releases new Gerhard Richter edition, produced by HENI Productions. RIP: Sylvia Hougland, who passed away at the age of 78. RIP: Richard Benson, who passed away at the age of 74. RIP: Paul Fitzgerald, who passed away at the age of 94. Judge orders Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for a paternity suit. Two people have died looking for Forrest Fenn’s buried treasure. Native American artists from around US […]
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It’s been a long time since our last Streets World Roundup so we won’t be able to catch you up with all the murals we have been enjoying the last year or so. We can however share what caught our eye in June though. Up top we have a mural from Eduardo Kobra in Carrara, Italy with a very unique placement. Painted in the famous Carrara quarry where Michelangelo and so many other renowned Italian artists sought marble for their works, the new 12 x 20 meter […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 25 (click on bolded words for more information): Frieze reviews Joyce Pensato’s show at Lisson Gallery, London. RIP: Hans Breder, who passed away at the age of 81. RIP: Joella Jean Mahoney, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Julius Schmidt, who passed away at the age of 94. Silberkuppe Gallery closes after 10 years in business in Berlin. ISIS bombs and destroys historic Al Nuri Grand Mosque in Mosul. Third noose discovered hanging near National Mall, outside the National […]
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Last month in Italy, street art savant Blu made one of his increasingly rare appearances and painted an impressive new mural for the Draw The Line Festival. Entitled La Cuccagna, the mural is his second for the event in Campobasso (see 2011) which again features the Italian artist’s typical biting political commentary made painfully clear with his straight to the point imagery. The piece depicts metaphorically in a genius way how the “elites” of society live off the poor and how they pollute the environment through the […]
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More stories from the week that ended June 17 (click on bolded words for more information): Lisa Yuskavage’s debut show with Zwirner Gallery in London. RIP: Khadija Saye, who passed away at the age of 24. When she was among the missing after London tower blaze. David Lammy speaks about her and the fire, calling it “corporate manslaughter”. RIP: Edit deAk (1950-2017). MAMA Gallery closes its space in LA. NY Times looks back on the life of the late Benjamin Cho. On Stellar Rays gallery to close and reopen as […]
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