In addition to the new murals (covered) painted at Wynwood Walls for this year’s Basel Week Miami, Goldman Global Arts also opened an exhibition at the Garden House in the complex. The group show featured original paintings and sculptural works from many of the artists who have been involved with Wynwood Walls in the past. Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Basel Week Miami here.
Currently at Deitch Projects in New York through December 23rd, Ai Weiwei has an immersive installation on view entitled Laundromat. Continuing to address the refugee crisis in Europe, the Chinese artist (once a refugee himself) has filled the large space with garments, shoes, and personal effects that he acquired from the refugee camps housing Syrian immigrants near the border of Greece, along with snippets of media coverage and photos he took. The wet and soiled items were left behind in Idomeni as the refugees moved on, at […]
It’s hard to believe but the Peyote Blossoms print from El Mac is still available from Santo Press. The 13.5″ x 10.5″ image on 17.5″ x 13.5″ paper comes in an edition of 45 and costs $300. The beautiful six color relief print from photopolymer plate and multi-block linocut comes signed and numbered and can be purchased here. Discuss El Mac here.
Just in time for Christmas, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has designed some ornaments based on his flower and seeker imagery. Released through Plywerk, each one is $26 each or can be purchased in a set like the flower bundle where each bloom represents a month of the year. Check out all the available options here. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
While in Miami, we of course stopped by the Wynwood Walls complex to see what new updates they had to their program this year. One of the highest profile street art related projects for Basel Week Miami added new murals this year from Audrey Kawasaki (offsite – previously covered), AVAF, Beau Stanton, Case, Dasic Fernandez, David Choe (seen above), Faith47, Felipe Pantone, Findac, Okuda, Pixel Pancho (seen above), Risk, and Tatiana Suarez. The theme for this year was “Fear Less,” something curator Jessica Goldman Srebnick, elaborated on – “Every year we […]
Double-sized Overtime this week. More stories from the week that ended Dec 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Artinfo visits Danny Fox’s A Spoon With The Bread Knife at V1 Gallery. RIP: Chen Shaoxiong, who passed away at the age of 54. RIP: Ousmane Sow, who passed away at the age of 81. At least 33 die in fire at Oakland Ghost Ship artists’ collective space. LA Times looks at who the victims were. Paper Magazine writes about media coverage of the tragic fire. […]
Swamped with Basel Week Miami coverage, we’ve almost missed the release of a new print by the Spanish artist Aryz. His latest self produced and self released print is titled Death of Beauty and we were told only few copies are still left unsold. Though known primarily for his unique large murals, Aryz chose a color pencil study as an image for his latest release. Always up for trying new things, and true to the concept of studies and drawings being the most honest form of […]
On December 10th, starting at 10 am PST, Josh Keyes (interviewed) will be releasing a time-limited edition entitled Descent. The image taken from a piece he contributed to SCOPE Miami (covered) featuring the tail of a whale fluking covered in graffiti, a theme he has explored before with graffiti seen in unusual places. The edition will be available for 48 hours only and never sold again. The size is 8 x 10″ with 1″ border and will be priced at $48. Head over here at the appropriate time […]
Gee Vaucher has recently opened an exhibition entitled Introspective at Firstsite in Colchester. This is the first major show of her art in the UK and it spans the last 50 years of the multi-disciplinary artist’s practice. The work from the first half of her career is characterized by searing political satire, which was intended as a force for social change. This included publishing the nihilist newspaper International Anthem and working for the New York Times, where she first started using collage. Her continuing relevance […]
The hardworking creatives behind the Nuart Festival recently took another step forward towards rebranding their hometown of Stavanger from the “Oil Capital of Norway” to the world’s first “Art City”. After successfully organizing a major annual street art event for the past 16 consecutive years, they just finalized another original public art project. Working as curators with the city to commission the world’s first curated series of Street Art buses, they have produced eight buses that feature works by artists such as Ernest Zacharevic (Lithuania), Add Fuel (Portugal), Martin […]