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Recap: FIAC 2014

Right on the heels of Frieze Art Fair in London comes the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or FIAC. Held at Paris’ Grand Palais, the event saw 185 galleries from 26 countries present their rosters to French art fans between October 23-26. Take a look at our photo recap which highlights some of the works that caught our eye below… Photo credit: Karl Hab.
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Showing: Deiana, Khoury, Lux & Reed for Fertile Ground @ Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California is currently showing Fertile Ground: Art and Community in California, which is an exhibition focused on the “histories and social forces that changed the face of art in—and beyond—the Golden State.” The show includes early influnces by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in San Francisco in the 1930s, all the way to the vibrant new Mission scene from the 1990s through the present, including Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, and Amy Franceschini. The outdoor installations are organized by artist Ruby Neri, and they feature an emerging […]
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Streets: Ericailcane & Bastardilla (Italy)

Recently in Rovereto, a city in Northern Italy, Ericailcane and Bastardilla painted two walls that both featured their artistic takes on bicycling. Working in his home county, Ericailcane created a mural with his signature illustrative style starring a bear with an alternative mode of transportation strapped to its back while the invited guest from Colombia, Bastardilla, painted a pair of riders seen from a different perspective. Both artists spent several days with rollers & brushes with long extensions to each leave their distinctive mark on the city. Discuss Ericailcane […]
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Releases: Cleon Peterson – “Paint The Town” Print

Just in time for Halloween is a new limited edition release from Cleon Peterson entitled Paint The Town. The 21″ x 16″ screen print  is available in black or white, produced in a run or 100 each, and will cost you $100. Head over here if you are interested in adding something that will match the holiday season to your collection. Discuss Cleon Peterson here.
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Openings: Dave Kinsey – “Cushion of Memory” @ Library Street Collective

At the end of last month, the Library Street Collective hosted the opening of Dave Kinsey’s (featured) new show entitled Cushion of Memory. Moving somewhat away from the distorted human faces and forms as well as his signature palette anchored in reds, the artist based in the mountains north of Los Angeles has created a triumphant new body of works. Pulling textures, tones, and patterns from the surrounding environment (trees, plants, rocks, the sky), and utilizing a cooler colors, the new pieces feature abstract fragments of Kinsey’s memories that form centerpieces, some […]
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Showing: Arturb 2014 Group Show @ LAC

Laboratório de Actividades Criativas in Lagos, Portgual, is currently has an group exhibition on view which resulted after their ARTURb 2014 project. For the 4th consecutive year, this art organization invited urban artists from Europe and around, for an artistic residency at their headquarters in an old prison facility with the current edition including Sepe from Poland, Mario Belem from Portugal, Borondo from Spain, Dome from Germany, Aryz from Spain and Pipsqueak from The Netherlands. Each of the artists created public murals in town, as well […]
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Overtime: Oct 20 – Oct 26

More stories from the week that ended Oct 26 (click on bolded words for more information): A look at the Prospect 3 biennial in New Orleans. Image: Tavares Strachan neon photographed by Joseph Vincent Grey. RIP: Wolfgang Hutter, who died in Sept at the age of 85. RIP: René Burri, who died at the age of 81 after a long illness. RIP: Susan Sollins, the executive director of Art21 and ArtPrize juror. Cause of death unknown. Christopher Johnson arrested for spraying graffiti on the walls […]
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Releases: Saber – “City Lights” Print

Besides a group exhibition featuring a great list of artists, a DJ set by Talib Kweli, and a chance to benefit the Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, attendees may also want to attend the Branded Arts extravaganza tonight at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood because of a print release from SABER (interviewed). Entitled City Of Lights, the 36″ x 16″ regular edition based on the original painting, which will also be exhibited, will have a run of 24. Tickets ($20) to the event tonight (6pm – 1am) can be purchased here for those interested. Discuss […]
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Streets: Vhils (Poland)

Once again employing methods unique to him in street art game, Vhils (filmed) recently finished this piece for the Urban Forms Gallery public works series in Lodz, Poland. Featuring some of the foliage that has been seen recently in his urban portraiture, the chiseled wall leaves a lasting mark on the city that won’t be soon forgotten. Take a look at more in-progress and views of the wall in the photos below… Photo credit: Marek Szymanski. Discuss Vhils here.
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Showing: Sterling Ruby – “VIVIDS” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

On view through tomorrow in Hong Kong at the local Gagosian in Central is Sterling Ruby’s show VIVIDS, his first with the gallery. The new series of works created with spray paint with a vibrant red and pink palette was inspired by the beautiful sunrises and sunsets he sees in Los Angeles. He further explains: “I live in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and my studio is in downtown Los Angeles. My daily routine of driving back and forth is always a contemplative time. […]
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