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Overtime: April 9 – 15

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris opens In Tune with the World this week which includes work from Murakami. Blum & Poe announces representation of Solange Pessoa. After London show, Pace to exhibit Jean Dubuffet Theaters of Memory paintings in New York. Why 2018 could be Picasso’s billion-dollar year. $30m Francis Bacon will go on the block at Christie’s New York in May. Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn is selling $100 million worth of art at Christie’s. […]

Streets: Vhils // Splash and Burn (Sumatra)

Following up on our sharing of murals, interventions, and print releases related to the Splash And Burn initiative (started by artist Ernest Zacharevic) in Sumatra, we now have photos of the latest mural completed Vhils. Furthering the project’s aim to use art to encourage a wider conversation on ecological issues, the Portuguese artist created a portrait of a Tapanuli Orangutan in Medan, Indonesia. Actualized with the Lisbon-based artist’s signature markmaking technique, the recently discovered species of Great Ape took shape with the help of a sledgehammer and black […]

Releases: KAWS – “SEEING/WATCHING” Merchandise

Ahead of the May 7th reveal of his upcoming SEEING/WATCHING permanent art installation (seen in below) curated by AllRightsReserved at Changsha International Finance Square in China, KAWS will be releasing an assortment of associated merchandise. This impressive project from the Brooklyn-based artist will bring together eight meter tall bronze sculptures of his BFF and Companion figures, both of which are linked together as limited edition plushes in what will headline this latest release. These plushes as well as T-shirts, keychains, glass sets and tote bags will also be available […]

Showing: Michael Lau – “COLLECT THEM ALL!” @ Christie’s (Hong Kong)

Earlier this week, Christie’s in Hong Kong put on display a selling exhibition from Michael Lau entitled COLLECT THEM ALL! Featuring the Chinese artist’s figurative work, whether that be in a painting or whether that be in sculptural form, they all feature the signature aesthetic that has come to be associated with what many consider to be the pioneer in popularizing the art toy or vinyl figure. Take a look at more images from the show below… Photo credit: Oscar Law (via Hypebeast).

Nuart Aberdeen ’18: Coverage (Part I)

Nuart Aberdeen officially started on the 12th of April with a media reception held in front of large, sun basked mural-to-be by Ernest Zacharevic. With bagpipe sounds as the backdrop of the event, local officials weren’t hiding their excitement about having this respected event held for the second time in their hometown, while Nuart organizers and partners expressed their enthusiasm about sharing their efforts with the local community. As the media representatives were learning about the past, present and future of the collaboration between the Aberdeen […]

Upcoming: Peanuts Global Artist Collective

Lovers of Snoopy and the Gang should rejoice with the impending launch of the Peanuts Global Artist Collective on April 16th. Starting in New York with the unveiling of public art murals in Hudson Square and then moving on to a special installation at the Snoopy Museum in Tokyo, artists Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Tomokazu Matsuyama (seen above), and Rob Pruitt will be remixing classic Peanuts imagery with their own artistic vision. Head over here for more info as there are plans to […]

Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “Peekaboo” @ Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery

Last night, the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery presented a comprehensive new show from Tomoo Gokita entitled Peekabo. Featuring various-sized pieces made since 2000 as well as 10 all new paintings, the exhibition provided a nice overview of the Japanese artist’s recent work including surreal paintings with oftentimes obscured faces, some family-style portraits, as well as a large-scale installation, which incorporates over 800 small drawings. Oftentimes created thru referencing a collaged assortment of found images, the pieces feature his signature monochromatic palette, a mastery of various gradients and […]

Releases: Aron Wiesenfeld – “Bunker” & “The Garden” Prints

Tomorrow (April 13th) starting at 11AM Pacific Time, Aron Wiesenfeld will be releasing two time limited editions through his website that will only be available for only 7 days. The first exquisite print (seen above) entitled Bunker (24 x 32 inches) features rich detailed foliage and will cost $200. The other haunting image (seen further below) being offered up is entitled The Garden – it measures 20 x 16 inches and will cost $120. Head over here at the appropriate time if you are interested in adding either one to your […]

Recap: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2018

A couple months ago, the 2018 edition of the POW! WOW! Hawaii was held on the island of Oahu, a week long annual event that celebrates culture, music and art. As always, the focus for us is the action that happens on the streets of Kaka’ako as local and international artists gather to paint live murals. Visiting participants this year included WHOLE9 (seen above), Bounce, Daniel Arsham, Dulk, Faile, Horishow, Icy and Sot, James Bullough, Kelly Tunstall, Laurence Vallieres, Lauren YS, OG Slick, Ricky Watts, Royyal dog, Sam Yong, Sandra Chevrier, Sean […]

Previews: Low Bros – “98 Windows” @ Mirus Gallery

German art duo Low Bros will be taking over Mirus Gallery in San Francisco starting the 13th of April with their new body of work titled 98 Windows. Fitting perfectly with their recognizable retro-futuristic aesthetics, the new show continues their exploration of human interaction and connectedness through familiar elements of a once popular operational system. Through their new dynamic pieces, the brothers are playing with social psychology while replacing the human aspect with their signature character, the wolf. Using the concepts and structure of Windows […]