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Releases: Maya Hayuk – “True Flag” Print

While travelling to Morocco for the opening of Main Street show at Mohammed VI Museum (MMVI) of modern and contemporary art (covered), as well as taking part in the Jidar street art festival there, Maya Hayuk made a stop in Paris to work on her new limited edition fine print. In collaboration with PrintThemAll, whose Nicolas Couturieux curated the Rabat show, the NY-based artist produced her first lithograph at Idem studio as a part of their series marking this big event. The 10 color piece was entirely created […]
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Streets: Ben Eine (Coney Art Walls)

The always outspoken Ben Eine did his part to help paint Coney Island every color in the rainbow. The British born artist, now residing in San Francisco, recently made his way out east to participate in the Coney Art Walls project curated by Jeffrey Deitch. Yes, the same Deitch that bounced ‘or was bounced’ from the MOCA, or whatever. How quickly we forget, this is also the same Jeffrey Deitch that ran the infamous Deitch Projects in lower Manhattan for well over a decade…  That said, we are really exciting about his latest art offering, leaving a splash of graffiti and […]
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Releases: Josh Keyes – “Migratory Soul” & “The Hermit” Figures

Tomorrow, June 2nd, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing his latest collaborations with ToyQube in bringing his imagery to three dimensional life. Based off two of his associated paintings, The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the sculpts of which we already shared with you, the figures are now almost ready to be added to your collection if you so choose. These would compliment the two prints released last year (covered) for those who snapped them up. Head over here tomorrow at 1 PM EST to make your purchase, and to pre-order the signed […]
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Upcoming: D*Face – “Wasted Youth” @ CAC Malaga

Towards the end of 2013, D*Face (interviewed) and Shepard Fairey (featured) joined forces to paint two large murals (covered) on the side of a building in Malaga, Spain. Fast forward to the end the month and the city in southern Spain will see D return with his first museum exhibition at the CAC Malaga entitled Wasted Youth. On display starting June 27th will be fresh large scale paintings on canvas and installation pieces. Also, for the first time, the London-based street artist will be sharing a retrospective body of work as well as […]
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Previews: “Tiny Trifecta” 2015 @ The Cotton Candy Machine

This Saturday, June 6th, one of the most anticipated shows of the year from the Candy Cotton Machine, Tiny Trifecta, will be opening. Annually, the New York gallery puts together a roster of artist who each contribute three pieces of artwork that will sell for only $100. Be warned though as lines for long and early for first picks of the artwork like this exquisite piece from Eric Fortune (seen above). Check out a small sample below of what will be available this year from […]
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Streets: 1010 (Paris)

After introducing you to the work of 1010 after a showing in San Francisco earlier this year, we now have some images from a new project from the German artist in Paris. Invited in by Galerie Itinerrance, the street artist known for painted multicolored optical illusions onto the side of buildings created the appearance of a chasm on a freeway interchange under construction in the 13th arrondissement. Photo credit: Milan Poyet. Discuss 1010 here.
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Overtime: May 25 – May 31

More stories from the week that ended May 31 (click on bolded words for more information): Richard Prince’s Original exhibition on view at Gagosian Gallery on Madison Avenue. RIP: Mary Ellen Mark, who died at the age of 75 due to myelodysplastic syndrome. Three shot during Last Thursday art walk in Portland. People subsequently take selfies and demand ice cream. Maura Reilly writes about sexism in today’s art world. The following artists respond to her piece: Jamian Juliano-Villani, Cindy Sherman, Betty Tompkins, Eleanor Antin, Mickalene Thomas, and K8 […]
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Previews: John Wentz – “Imprints” @ Hashimoto Contemporary

On June 6th, Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco will be hosting the opening reception for a new solo show from John Wentz. Imprints comprises of more than a dozen oil paintings from the artist who hails from Alameda, California and features his form of fragmented portraiture. He further states – “For ‘Imprints’, I took a step back to reevaluate my process. I was really motivated by a Chuck Close quote I heard in an interview recently. He was asked about achieving a certain style and said […]
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Streets: RISK – Rock On The Range Festival

Earlier this month, RISK head out to Columbus, Ohio for the Rock On The Range festival, a project he collaborated on with Danny Wimmer Presents. With the goal to create the world’s largest interactive mural, he has so far attended two events (out of a planned ten) and has had the participation of over 15,000 people (with a goal of 100,000 people & a 10,000 sq. foot mural). The process starts with the Los Angeles graffiti legend laying down the foundation on the wall with his “beautifully destroyed” technique. Then […]
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Openings: Barry McGee & Todd James – “FUD” @ V1 Gallery

On May 28th, V1 gallery  in Copenhagen, or V1 contemporary art center as the artists renamed it for the occasion, hosted a preview of FUD, a two men show featuring  Barry McGee & Todd James. Being long time friends, this was the second time they exhibited together in Copenhagen. Matching their visual language that often celebrates ridiculousness and nonsense in any form, the show was titled with a made up word that can be found in James’ earlier works. Without being pretentious about the depth and meaning […]