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Previews: Branded Arts Group Exhibition @ TCL Chinese Theatre

This Saturday night (October 25th, 6:00 p.m.–1:00 a.m), Branded Arts will be putting on their biggest event yet at the world famous TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Featuring a group exhibition along with a DJ set by Talib Kweli, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services. Tickets ($20) can be purchased here for those interested. Take a look at some preview images of the artwork below… Participating artists include: Saber, Cryptik, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mear One, Dabs Myla, Hebru Brantley, Axis, Andrew Hem, […]
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Previews: Jonathan Viner – “Cold Snap” @ Sloan Fine Art

Alongside the Black Moon group exhibition with Sloan Fine Art we told you about that will open on the 24th of October will be a new solo from Jonathan Viner. Housed at site/109 located at 109 Norfolk Street, the fresh pieces collectively entitled cold snap will take the Brooklyn-based artist’s cast of characters into a winter setting, rendered in his usual retro aesthetic. As usual, he will be using a utilizes a process that includes live models, props, and photographs as starting points for his oil paintings. […]
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Streets: Banksy (Bristol)

Yesterday, despite a recent hoax alleging his arrest, Banksy revealed his new work on his website – Banksy.co.uk. The piece titled The Girl with the Pierced Eardrum was painted the night before at Dockside Studios in Bristol, but shortly after the reveal it got defaced with a splash of black paint. The pieces is a parody of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl With A Pearl Earring. Using stencil and what seems to be an extinguisher with black paint, the elusive artist created a clever bastardized version incorporating the alarm bell on the […]
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Openings: Nick Walker – “All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire” (New York Popup)

Last week, British artist Nick Walker (interviewed) unveiled a show in New York City. Entitled All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire, this pop up located at 345 Broome Street was definitely a show that burns brightly. Included in the exhibition was a new series of canvases focusing on the “Vandal” and his adventures in the largest city in the United States. Of course, there were a few surprises, such as a Vandal sculpture and a weekend print & book launch with hand stenciling […]
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Streets: Pejac (Istanbul)

Spanish artist Pejac (introduced) was recently in Istanbul where he created a triptych of pieces in Uskudar, the Asian part of Istanbul. The idea was to create an “eye trap” that will emphasize the strength and the illusion of the works by creating a sort of physical bond between them. Titled Lock, Poster and Shutters, the works where made between October 5th to 10th, using acrylic, sand paper and graphite. These signature artistic tools when modifying the given surface and creating such mirages. Always being focused on the urban context of his […]
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Showing: Thierry Noir – “LA Retrospective” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Thierry Noir, one of the true pioneers of street art in Europe, is currently showing his works with Howard Griffin Gallery at their pop up location in Los Angeles. This show presents a retrospective of the life and work of the French artist that created miles of illegal murals along the infamous Berlin wall in the 80s, sometimes literally risking his life for the sake of art. The exhibition includes new works created especially for this show, shown alongside rarely seen photographs, interviews and films, documenting his […]
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Upcoming: “Ducks” @ Greenpoint Terminal Gallery

Christian Rex van Minnen’s oil on panel (seen above) is a painting created for the upcoming group show Ducks, opening on October 24th at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery. Curated by Ryan Travis Christian and featuring a very diverse type of works by over 80 artists, this show is built around this thought – “I hate how you’re just born out of nowhere, forced to go to school and get an education so you can get a job. What if I wanted to be a duck?“ Other participants include John Phillip Abbott, Daniel […]
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Upcoming: Maya Hayuk – “Light Heavy” @ Cinders Gallery

After a successful solo show in Cologne (covered), Maya Hayuk is following that up by opening her first solo show in Manhattan on October 30th. Titled Light Heavy, this will be her third solo with Cinders Gallery, this time at their pop up location at Mulherin NY (124 Forsyth St). The title of the exhibition comes from the feel of the works created for this show – large and textured, the works feel heavy, but the bright colors make them feel light. As seen from a teaser piece […]
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Highlights: Frieze Art Fair (London)

One of the leading international contemporary art fairs, Frieze London, returned to the heart of the UK’s capital, London’s Regent’s Park, for its 12th edition. This year’s event brings together 162 of the world’s top contemporary galleries to the UK and features exhibitors from 25 countries. New York based artist Kaws was heavily present at the Perrotin Gallery, from his giant Companion sculptures to colourful canvases. Artist Carsten Holler transformed the Gagosian booth into a giant and fun playground Kinder Garten, with oversized dice and giant scrabble, where […]
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Overtime: Oct 13 – Oct 19

More stories from the week that ended Oct 19 (click on bolded words for more information): An interview with Kerry James Marshall on occassion of his show at David Zwirner. Inaugural World Wide Art Fair in Los Angeles suffers from lack of attendees. Third edition of Mardin Biennial canceled due to ISIS threat. Paul McCarthy physically attacked in France over butt plug sculpture. Social media reacts to the sculpture. The piece eventually gets deflated by vandals. Davide Perre of How & Nosm arrested and charged […]
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