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Streets: Felipe Pantone / RAD Napa Project

Fresh from the opening of his Lisbon solo show, Felipe Pantone spent several days in Napa Valley working on his latest mural for the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace).  Following on the heels of the Bezt x Natalia Rak piece from few weeks ago (covered), the wall from the Argentinian-born artist is the second addition to the upcoming art district in the area. Known for his digital-based imagery filled with strict geo objects, bright colors and monochromatic elements, Pantone created another public piece that appears as a […]

Overtime: March 13 – March 19

More stories from the week that ended March 19 (click on bolded words for more information): Artnet provides the first glimpse to the Whitney Biennial. New York Times’ initial impressions. Hyperallergic’s first look. Ben Davis reviews the show. Jerry Saltz reviews the Biennial. Paddy Johnson also has a take. Christian Viveros-Fauné writes about painting in the show. A look at what Puppies Puppies is exhibiting and selling during the Whitney Biennial. RIP: Christopher Gray, who passed away at the age of 66. RIP: Alf Lechner, who passed […]

Streets: Hula – “Maka’u” (Hawaii)

Continuing his series of works in hard to reach locations, Hula recently painted a mural on the edge of a waterfall entitled Maka’u. Dealing with issues of fear, as suggested by the title, on multiple levels, the piece saw the Oahu-raised artist otherwise known as Sean Yoro suspend himself on the edge of a waterway on surfboard as he took risks to paint an image of a person hanging on by a rope. Take a look at the video below for a closer look…

Showing: Aya Takano – “The Jelly Civilization Chronicle” @ Galerie Perrotin (Paris)

This weekend, Galerie Perrotin in Paris hosted the opening of a new show from Aya Takano entitled The Jelly Civilization Chronicle. The ethereal and dreamy 26 paintings and drawings on display are the preparatory studies for a 186-page manga of the same name from the Japanese artist. Expanding her fantastical storytelling skills from her imagination to artwork and now to manga, Takano is finally able to more fully share her vision – in this instance – the adventures of Naki and Minaka in a journey from […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “As I Fall” Print

This weekend, until Sunday, March 19th at 11:59pm PST, Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) will be releasing a new print entitled As I Fall. The 48 hour time limited edition is a reproduction of one of the paintings from the Los Angeles-based artist’s solo show from last year (covered), a painting influenced by the smoggy sunsets of LA. Head over here for more details and to add it to your collection (and perhaps you will be one of the lucky ones to get one of four original drawings from Kawasaki added […]

Openings: Igor Taritaš – “Illusion Of Real Space” @ Prsten Gallery

On February 16th, the Croatian Association of Visual Artists held a quadruple solo show presentation by some fresh young talents. Igor Taritaš was one of the artists that had a chance to present his work at the unique space of Galerija Prsten in Zagreb, along with Iva Habus, Radovan Kunić and Maya Rozman. For this showing, the Croatian artist prepared a body of work that consists of 20 mostly new, previously unexhibited paintings, created in the last 3 years. Showing the development of his visual language and subject […]

Previews: Matzu // Tomokazu Matsuyama – “Oh Magic Night” @ HOCA Foundation

Starting March 19th, to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the HOCA Foundation will be presenting a new solo from Tomokazu Matsuyama (interviewed) featuring “mythological guardians, fictional tableaux and ornate abstraction.” Entitled Oh Magic Night, the exhibition at Shop B104 – 305, The Pulse (No. 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay) will see the Brooklyn-based artist return to the city-state after an impressive installation at Harbour City Hong Kong in 2014 (covered). The Japanese artist takes a bicultural approach to creating imagery, in techniques chosen, and as well as in selecting the […]

Upcoming: Tomoo Gokita – “Holy Cow” @ Taka Ishii Gallery

On March 18th, Tomoo Gokita will be back at Tokyo’s Taka Ishii Gallery for his third solo that will include 15 new paintings. Holy Cow will be a chance for the artist to show how his work progressed in the last 5 years since his last show with the gallery. Inspired by old printed matter and photographs from American professional wrestling and Mexican pornography magazines of the 1960s and 1970s, Gokita’s visual language can be characterized as the collaged reconstruction of found images. This particular exhibition will […]

Overtime: March 6 – March 12

More stories from the week that ended March 12 (click on bolded words for more information): RIP: Howard Hodgkin, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Bill Leak, who passed away at the age of 61. Visitor attacks and smashes bottle over security guard’s head at Met Museum. Chaos during Louvre’s current Vermeer exhibition as large crowds and threat of strikes by security staff ensue. Anti-oil activists stage protest performance at Louvre, calling for museum to drop sponsorship deal with Total. German police raid […]

Installation: Banksy’s – “Walled Off Hotel” Bethlehem (Update)

One week since Banksy’s latest & arguably one of his strongest stunts to date was revealed to the public, we’ve received the first official photographs of The Walled Off  Hotel in Bethlehem (covered). With local visitors enjoying the quiet space in an otherwise loud and turbulent area, these images give us an even closer look at the hotel premises, including the artworks which the infamous artist created & installed in the former pottery workshop building. The installation had a VIP opening on March 4th with Sir Elton John remotely playing the lobby piano […]