More stories from the week ended Nov 17 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at what’s in Mark Parker’s office and what he’s been up to. Winner bidder for Banksy’s NYC piece sold to benefit charity immediately shirks on his bid. Pyotr Pavlensky nails his scrotum to cobblestones in Red Square as an act of protest. He will face criminal charges. The art world reacts to his performance. 5Pointz is likely doomed after judge says he won’t stop demolition. Basquiat family suing the […]
Opening tonight at 7 pm (with a The Morning After – Santa Monica print release from Nick Walker) is the Branded Arts x Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Benefit (1238 Lincoln Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90404). Along with a group exhibition for art lovers to enjoy, there will also be a silent auction held at the end of the night of basketballs customized by artists including Kenny Scharf, Nick Walker, Saber, Meggs, Chor Boogie, Mad Steez, Aaron De La Cruz, Hebru Brantley, 0ne0f0ne, Duncan Lemmon, and Charlie Edmiston as well as a DJ […]
Prolific muralist Escif recently visited Russia where he created several simple but striking public pieces. Known for his open commentary on the modern world (especially on the topics of politics and the economy), the Spanish street artist found it an extra challenge this time to create works in such a sensitive environment. Originally invited by the The best city on the Earth festival in Moscow, the artist was straight away confronted with the way things work when his original sketch for the mural was rejected. In […]
Everyone’s favorite artist & signage creator Stephen “ESPO” Powers and the rest of the ICY Sign crew converted Joshua Liner Gallery into a replica of his busy workspace. The current exhibition (last day November 16th), ICY Signs – Perfection is Standard, Mistakes Cost Extra features the works of Stephen Powers, Justin Green, Matt Wright, Lew Blum, Dan Murphy, Alexis Ross, Sean Burton, and Mike Lee. As an added touch, throughout the course of the show, the ICY Sign crew created new works in real time. […]
Tomorrow (November 16) in Paris, the local branch of Galerie Perrotin will be hosting an opening reception for Ryan McGinley’s Body Loud. His first show with the gallery will feature 20 new primarily large format photographs created last summer as part of his ongoing series of works where he takes a crew of friends with him on a road trip and shoot them in natural settings. Arguably the young New York-based photographer and artist’s most famous imagery, the sessions have now evolved into more complex […]
Last month, Kenny Scharf (interviewed) and Cope2 collaborated on a mural in the New York. These two legends in their own right created an epic piece in one of the birth place of graffiti. Kenny Scharf blended Cope2′s iconic trademark throw-up with his own iconic set of characters. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the South Bronx. Discuss COPE2 here Discuss Kenny Scharf here
Last weekend, Aurel Schmidt opened a new showing in New York at 200 Stanton Street that will run through the rest of the month. Entitled Fruits, the body of work on display revisits some of the provocative imagery she is known for with a series of hybrids made from plant and human body parts. With Jeffrey Deitch on hand, attendees took time to wrap their minds around Schmidt’s mutant creations. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Aurel Schmidt here.
While in town for their current showing (covered) at the Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong, Cyrcle. also found time to get up in a big way. Painting a large mural entitled Rise Above on the side of the Youth Outreach Center climbing wall in Sai Wan Ho while rappelling down the side certainly give them a unique perspective of the metropolis. Take a look at more photos below… Discuss Cyrcle. here.
Alter Street recently profiled artist Jim Houser in his studio and at the gallery for their series of videos shot and edited by OSBX FILMS. In it, the Philadelphia-based artist talks about the his process, visual language, use of the red and blue color, the ideas behind his installation, the city he works in, and more. In association with each video, a limited edition print will be released. This particular one is produced in a run of 50, sized at 16 x 20″, and costs $75 […]
For Adam Neate (interviewed) fans out there, you will want to make plans to be in London this Saturday (November 16th 10:00am – 1:00pm) for the opening of HISTORY. Attendees of the Elms Lester show will see over 35 portraits (created since 2006) on loan from collectors that will show a nice progression the British artist’s portraiture from works on cardboard to his more recent “dimensional paintings” (like in his 2012 show). Discuss Adam Neate here.