By now, you’ve all heard the monumental buzz that this Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition I Who Have Arrived In Heaven has created with lines that exponentially grew from 30-45 mins to 4-6 hours in the course of less than a month. Mind you, art lovers endured near freezing NYC weather to take in the one minute zen experience of being one on one with Kusama’s Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (experienced here) infinity room installation. What many may not have known is that powerhouse gallery David Zwirner gave […]
Next week in Portland (January 9th), the Breeze Block Gallery will be welcoming in Alex Lukas for a solo show entitled Prints & Photographs; Copies & Concrete. The recently relocated artist will be presenting new works in a wide range of mediums all centered on the tradition of printmaking as a tool for multiples. Known for his imagery featuring submerged cities, urban landscapes ablaze, and abandoned structures, the Chicago-based Lukas will fill the space with his dystopian visions. We had the opportunity to interview him leading up […]
Installed with the “intention of not watching over anything,” SpY’s new intervention in Madrid features 150 fake surveillance cameras on the side of a building. The Spanish street artist is known for his appropriation of urban elements to make his message known and this newest Cameras piece is no exception. Take a look at more in-progress photos below… Via Vandalog.
With our first Streets: World Roundup feature since Art Basel Week in Miami, it’s only appropriate to choose a mural from there as our headliner. This tribute to Tupac and the The Notorious B.I.G. by Eduardo Kobra was painted in the Wynwood District. Check out the rest of our coverage of the happenings in Miami here. Other notable public art comes from Philippe Baudelocque – Paris, Libre, Spel, Kafy, Dual (HEM crew) and Skof – Mexico, David de la Mano – Uruguay, Chor Boogie – New […]
After a series of updates on an expansive project curated by the Library Street Collective in Detroit at “The Z”, it’s time to recap the rest of the murals that have gone up at the downtown mixed-use development. The photo set here focuses on the work of Cyrcle., Remi Rough, Wais, Interesni Kazki, and Mr. Jago but make sure you check out the other street and graffiti artists that were involved here. Photo credit: Theonepointeight.
More stories from the week that ended Dec 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Kanye West gives Kim Kardashian a Hermes bag painted by George Condo for Christmas. RIP: Eliseo Garza Salinas, who died at age 68 due to murder. Calders heirs lose $20mil. fraud lawsuit against the estate of his longtime dealer, Klaus Perls. About the Ghent Altarpiece, which is the most stolen artwork of all time. US pressures German government to return a trove of Nazi-looted artwork to rightful owners. French […]
RVCA recently spent six weeks in Hawaii with their surf, skate and art teams as well as their photographers and videographers to document the get together (also see 2011). Notables included Barry Mcgee, Kelsey Brookes, Dmote, Remio, Kevin Ancell, Keegan Gibbs, Estevan Oriol, Norm, Danny Fuller, David Choe, Julian Schnabel, Herbie Fletcher, Makua Rothman, Katch, ASAP Yams, YG, B.J. Penn, Mike Miller and more. Timed to coincide with the 2013 Billabong Pipe Masters, good times were enjoyed by all. In association with the event, POW! WOW! Hawaii […]
During Art Basel Week, Vanessa Beecroft x Kanye West took part in the Affordable Care group show (covered here) curated by Flaunt Magazine in Miami’s Mana Wynwood Complex. This unique project pulled together two controversial artists (Beecroft & West) that have long drawn curiosity and criticism in their careers. Vanessa Beecroft, an accomplished peformance artist often utilizes live female models (often nude) as well as the audience and their genuine/awkward interactions to illustrate political, historical or social themes in the context of the location. Kanye of […]
All City Canvas recently invited Augustine Kofie (featured) to Mexico City to paint a massive mural in the middle of Colonia Roma (Roma neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc borough. Working day and night, the Los Angeles-based artist created a site-specific piece with his urban abstract aesthetic in this collaboarative project with Herman Miller and Impact Hub D.F. Take a look at more photos below… Via Graffuturism. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Bringing back our Art Focus feature, we want to introduce you to the work of Ruben Pang. The Singaporean artist uses a unique technique with oil and alkyd, mixing in some sandpaper and layering (learn more in an inteview here), which results in these beautiful and ghostly images. Most of his work resolves around portraiture, re-imagined with what appears to be cosmic energy and kinetic vibrations. He is represented by Chan Hampe Gallery who recently hosted his solo show last month. Discuss Ruben Pang here.
Headlining our Rewind feature this week is a look at the incredibly intricate and ornate sculptural assemblages by Kris Kuksi. We already stopped by ourselves at the Joshua Liner Gallery to take look for ourselves (see our photo set here), but check out some footage of the incredible work below from Vernissage TV. Paolo Troilo, the artist who uses only his fingers to paint with. Ken Butler creates instruments from trash. Interview with Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe about their hotel room at 21c Museum Hotel […]
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 […]