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Teaser: KAWS @ Honor Fraser

It looks like KAWS will be making a trip to the west coast in February for his show at LA gallery Honor Fraser. Entitled “The Long Way Home,” this exhibit (opening Feb. 21st) will feature new paintings, sculptural works, and an installation.   Apparently, there will also a specially curated show at Royal/T by KAWS, selecting from the vast collection of owner and collector Susan Hancock. Via Sourharvest. Discuss this show here. Discuss KAWS here.

Setup: Dalek @ Redux Contemporary

As previously reported, Dalek’s (interviewed) show Broken, Beaten, & Buried is scheduled to open tonight at the Redux Contemporary Art Center.  As you can see, Dalek and his crew are hard at work getting the installations ready for the exhibition.  We were expecting paintings but didn’t realize they would be prepping the walls as well…can’t wait to see it finished.  More installation pics after the jump.

Ryden Book Signing @ LA MOCA

Mark Ryden will be signing copies of his newest book “The Tree Show” at the MOCA store in Los Angeles on Jan 31st (3-5pm). Don’t miss this rare chance to meet one of the giants in this scene before he heads off to Japan for his upcoming show (teased). Please note that he will only be signing copies purchased from the MOCA store. Via Sourharvest. Discuss Mark Ryden here.

Seen on the Streets/Contest: Armsrock

Denmark street artist Armsrock left his mark on Los Angeles while he was in town for “Mostly Memory,” his two-person solo with Elbow-Toe held at Thinkspace (previously covered). The pieces Armsrock put up reminded us why he is one of the most prolific street artists of our time. He has a keen eye that lends to exceptional placement of his pieces. His large paper figures interact with the environments they occupy, be it an alley, on a neighbordhood fence, or a condemned building. Our friends […]

Manifest Hope – Inauguration Party: Shepard Fairey x friends

Manifest Hope: DC zenithed with a sensational party on it’s final night, Monday. On the eve of the presidential inauguration, the artists and volunteers that led the charge of Barack Obama’s triumphant grassroots campaign celebrated with a star-studded event that rivaled many of the inaugural balls the following night. With live performances by Santo Gold,  Adam Freeland, DJ Trouble Maker, Grammy winning artists: De La Soul, Moby, and of course DJ Diabetic himself (Shepard Fairey); it was no wonder the venue was packed to the brim and rockin’ deep […]

Preview: Inaugural Show @ David B. Smith Gallery

David B. Smith Gallery (interviewed) will be putting on his inaugural show this Saturday, Jan 24th in Denver with some of his artists – Emil Alzamora, Ala Ebtekar, Gregory Euclide, Amir H. Fallah, Josh Keyes, Kris Lewis, Kristen Schiele, Jason Thielke & Oliver Vernon. A pretty nice group to start out with… Stop by if you are in the area as the artists Josh, Gregory, and Jason will be in attendance at the opening, and they will also be distributing their 2009 catalogue complimentary to […]

Preview: ART LA 2009

This Friday marks the opening of ART LA 2009, the New Los Angeles International Contemporary Art Fair, featuring a lineup of sixty emerging and blue-chip galleries. Taking place at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, the galleries being exhibited represent a wide sampling of today’s contemporary art scene. Half of the exhibitors are based locally, highlighting what’s hot in Los Angeles, and the other half are from the rest of the United States and abroad, providing insight into the trends and influences present in […]

Seen on the Streets: C215 & Bruno Leyval

Intrepid photographer Romanywg recently captured photos of hardworking french street artists C215 and Bruno Leyval getting up near the Cargo Club in London’s East End. They worked on adjacent walls painting & stenciling some amazing Tibetan scene murals. In progress pics as well as shots of the completed walls after the jump.

Stephen Sprouse – Artist and Designer

The Louis Vuitton flagship store on 5th Avenue in New York City recently received the Stephen Sprouse treatment. The window displays feature neon light installations of Sprouse;s trademark Rose motif to showcase the launch of the brand’s Spring 2009 collection which pays homage to the late fashion designer and artist. Sprouse’s neon Day-Glo Roses really pop against the the subtle pattern of the location’s Takashi Murakami x Vuitton Multicolore wrap treatment (previously covered). Sprouse is best known for his Day-Glo bright, graffiti-printed, street influenced fashion […]

Preview: Movers & Shakers @ POVevolving

Our friend, fellow Baby Tattooville attendee, and collector extraordinaire, Gino Joukar, has send us some preview pics for “Movers & Shakers,” a group show that will be his first as a curator.  The list of artists participating is impressive, no doubt all who have found themselves part of Gino’s vast personal collection at some point.  Artists include Amy Sol (seen above), Ana Bagayan, Anthony Ausgang, Brandi Milne, Brian Despain, Damon Soule, Dave Cooper, David Horvath, Doktor A, Ekundayo, Eric Fortune, Eric Joyner, Eric White, Jeff […]