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Interviews: Shepard Fairey x Hublot Timepiece

After series of successful collaborations with different brands and types of products, Shepard Fairey (featured) just revealed his latest joint effort with luxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot as the latest addition to their “Hublot Loves Art” series. The American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator, was announced as an official brand ambassador during the unveiling of an exclusive new timepiece titled the Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey on May 16th in the East LA neighborhood of Silver Lake. Co-designed with the artist, this model is part […]

Upcoming: “Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter” @ BeinArt Gallery

On June 2nd, a new show group show entitled Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter opens at BeinArt Gallery. The four person exhibition includes paintings and drawings by Brian Viveros, Miles Johnston (seen above), Kari-Lise Alexander and Scott Scheidly, all who create their own form of surreal portraiture. Take a look at more preview images below…    

Releases: Shepard Fairey x Beyond The Streets x Modernica Chair

One of the fun parts of the BEYOND THE STREETS exhibition (covered) is walking through the gift shop to see what unique offerings are available. Some items are now online on their website, including a sweet collaboration between Shepard Fairey (featured) and Modernica, who have a rich recent history of working with artists. The Side Shell Eiffel Chair, infused with OBEY imagery and limited to 500, is just one of the chairs available (also Futura, Basquiat, Keith Haring), so head over here to take a look and add one to […]

Streets: Mar-1 / RAD Napa Project

Following up our previous coverage of the RAD Napa project (curated by Thinkspace and sponsored by The Napa Valley Wine Train), we now have photos from something Mars-1 (featured) painted recently. Creating a mural from his Infinite Tapestry series next to the railroad tracks, the Bay Area-based artist wove multiple globes of his bubbles together on the two part wall. The organic forms really pop against the stark black background, especially when viewed from the train. Photo & video credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Mars-1 here.

Showing: Inka Essenhigh @ Miles McEnery Gallery

Currently on view until May 25th at Miles McEnery Gallery in New York is a new selection of works from Inka Essenhigh. Returning to the medium of enamel, the locally-based artist has created surreal paintings that continue her imagery of flora and fauna frolicking in the woods, with a hint of inclusion of urban elements. Abstract and figurative at the same time, the cartoonish renderings feature a psychedelic Fantasia-like aesthetic that take the viewer into a different world. Photos via the gallery. Discuss Inka Essenhigh here.

Openings: D*Face – ‘Fornever’ @ Galerie Itinerrance (Paris)

After painting a large new mural Turn Coat (covered) in the 13th District of Paris, D*Face (interviewed) unveiled his first solo show in France at Galerie Itinerrance. Entitled FORNEVER, the exhibition presented canvasses, sculptures, installations, HPMs, prints, and more. The British artist also experimented with a new medium – ‘Memory Trays’ – assemblages of found objects to bring a narrative dimension to his portraits. Thus, his subjects are plunged into the past as if they were nothing but an accumulation of memories, a discrete stencil is hidden inside a […]

Previews: Pejac – “Waterline” (Paris)

From June 20 to June 24, Pejac will be hosting a new exhibition in Paris entitled Waterline inside an old ‘péniche’ boat moored right next to Notre-Dame. Like his show last year in Venice (covered), held in a gondola workshop, the Spanish artist has tailored his new body of work to fit the unconventional venue with a series of around 30 drawings and studies on paper. The imagery on display, much cleverly dealing with environmental and socio-political issues, are examples of the prep work that Pejac puts […]

Update: Alex Gross Cabinet Card Printings

Fans of Alex Gross (interviewed) are always interested to see his latest paintovers of cabinet cards, a style of mounted photography widely used for photographic portraiture after 1870, with the latest produced up to the 1920s. Scouring his personal trove of these collectibles for likenesses to his favorite comic book, movie, and TV characters, the Los Angeles-based artist repurposes these images of people from the past through his art. Recently, he put a few of these for sale through his website which he does from time to time… Discuss Alex Gross here.

Releases: Paul Insect – “The Ultimate Journey” (Gold) Print

Tomorrow (May 16th) at 6:oo PM (Amsterdam Time), Paul Insect will be releasing new limited edition, The Ultimate Journey – Gold, through Avant Arte. Mirroring some of his recently work, the meticulously produced 10 color screen print embellished with glitter and small diamond dust will have an edition of 70, measure 97 x 71 cm (image size 92 x 67.4 cm), and cost € 1.200,00. Seen below also are the more limited blue and red versions which will drop in June. Discuss Paul Insect here.

Streets: Blek Le Rat (San Francisco)

While in town for his showing (more on this later) at Weinstein Gallery, legendary street artist Blek Le Rat spent some time working some of his stencil magic in San Francisco. Hitting several locations including the Hastings College of Law, the French artist was able make his mark on the area including conjuring up appearances of his famous rat. Take a look at some photos documenting his time on the streets below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Blek Le Rat here.
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