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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Space 52 Project

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. […]
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Tiffany Bozic – Apple Pencil // iPad Pro

After sharing James Jean’s work with the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil, we have another artist who has put in some work with the company’s Start Something New campaign. Tasked with “illustrating nature through its details,” the American artist created a piece entitled Herowana, a celebration of wildlife in Papua New Guinea. The San Francisco-based painter’s first foray into the digital realm was something she has been tempted with before but she never had time to try. Bozic is now one of 11 artists whose works […]
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Streets / Recap: ArteSano Project (Dominican Republic)

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 […]
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Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

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 […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Esao Andrews

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 […]
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Previews: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Coming up on January 9th, the 5th annual Supersonic Invitational will open at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition this year includes many names that should be familiar to our readers as well as some that will be nice discoveries. Participating artists include: Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Allan Innman, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Caleb Brown, Cam Floyd, Casey Weldon, Chad Wys, Charlie Immer, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakamura, […]
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Showing: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei @ National Gallery Victoria

On the 11th of December, the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne opened a major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Staying on view through the 24th of April, the show presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was organized by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei himself. The […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Phlegm

Another mural that caught our attention during Basel Week Miami was a clever new creation from Phlegm. Curated by Fresco Art and painted on the side of the Bon Vivant building, the new piece takes cues from the railroad track next to the site and features the Sheffield-based artist’s recognizable characters taking a ride on a train. Take a look at the amazing details of the locomotive, the tunnels & towers it traverses, and the creatures in the photos below… Discuss Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Phlegm here. […]
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Upcoming: Shag – “Jungle Drums” @ Corey Helford Gallery

After debuting their new space in Chinatown earlier this month with a show from Ron English (c0vered), Corey Helford Gallery will be following it up with an exhibition from another strong artist on their roster – Shag. Jungle Drums is a collection of brand new paintings and sculptures from the American artist that will feature his signature retro chic imagery. Add the January 16th opening reception to your art-going schedule if you plan to be in the Los Angeles area. Discuss SHAG here.
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Upcoming: Interesni Kazki – “Sacred Gravitation” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Set to share the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery with Dalek starting January 9th, Interesni Kazki (interviewed) has been diligently preparing a new body of work for their fans in New York. Sacred Gravitation will be the Ukranian duo’s first exhibition with the gallery and features paintings, steeped in mysticism and influenced by their love for Dali and Moebius, that mirror the imaginative and surrealistic imagery they use on the streets. Discuss this show here. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.