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Overtime: March 12 – 18

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): H&M files lawsuit against graffiti artist Jason “Revok” Williams, then apologizes. Is H&M’s graffiti scandal apology too little too late? Why that story about H&M stealing graffiti isn’t so simple. Street artists in the US have more rights than they thought. How now, they’ll be taken more seriously. The most promising Spring museum shows and biennials around the world. New exhibition focuses on KAWS-style customizations. Dealer Johann König on why art galleries need […]

Releases: James Jean x Defonce – Custom Chocolate Bar

James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the release of a collaborative product with Defonce Chocolatiers that feature his artworks and design. The custom bar features cannabis-infused white chocolate splashed with Rosé champagne and showered with pistachios and strawberries. If interested, check out an unpackaging video on his IG here as well as retailers where it can be purchased. Discuss James Jean here.

Showing: Miaz Brothers – “Anonymous” @ Lazinc

Following up on their show in 2014 (covered), the Miaz Brothers recently opened up their solo with Lazarides at their new Mayfair home, Lazinc Sackville. Entitled Anonymous, the 16 paintings on display are a continuation of the Italian duo’s Antimatter series, comprised of the out of focus portraits (and one sculpture) that they have become famous for. The haunting large-format canvases are created using a meticulous layering of spray paint and feature more experimental and bolder brush strokes this go around. Check out more photos of the exhibition below… Photos […]

Releases: Luke Chueh – “Bruised Lee” Figure

After seeing the 4 foot version of this figure back in 2015, the vinyl version of Luke Chueh’s (interviewed) Bruised Lee figure is now available for purchase. Created as a sculptural rendition of his It Takes More Than A Jumpsuit (And Nunchakus) painting, the 6.3″ high art toy available through VTSS Toys for $100 shipped worldwide and is limited to a run of 500. Combining the Los Angeles-based artist’s signature sad bear with Bruce Lee’s classic yellow jumpsuit from movie, The Game of Death, the first figure offered is the unbruised version […]

Streets: Banksy (New York) – Part I

Followers of the work of Banksy and the global street art world would hardly imagine the elusive artist ever taking part in the ongoing Houston Bowery Wall initiative. Yet, on the 15th of March, only two days after his time chasing rat appeared on the busy intersection of Union Square (seen below), the world learned that Bristol’s finest had been added to the list of artists that have painted the wall famous since Keith Haring painted it first in the 70s. Taking his turn at one of […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong & Tokyo)

Coming up at the end of March, KAWS will be opening two show at the Hong Kong (March 26th) and Tokyo (March 22) locations of Galerie Perrotin. The Brooklyn-based artist’s latest solo in the vibrant metropolis of southeastern China will coincide with the opening of Art Basel Hong Kong and mark his return after he was the gallery’s first artist at this branch in 2012 (covered) and after his sculpture project in 2014 (covered). And, his exhibition in Japan will give his fans in Japan, who grew […]

Showing: Margo Wolowiec – “Taking Over” @ Library Street Collective (Detroit)

Currently at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, Margo Wolowiec has a show on display featuring her “#rosegarden” series of works. Entitled Taking Over, the new pieces continue her exploration on the relationship between weaving and computing, both in the binary concept that each is based on as well as mixing the two in her creative process. She references social media for her imagery, taking the photos she finds through hashtags and geotags and then using a sublimation dye process to transfer them onto groups of threads which […]

Openings: YESNIK EVAD & Cécile Granier de Cassagnac – “Subliminal Sanctuary” @ Jules Maeght Gallery

Last month, Jules Maeght Gallery in San Francisco opened a joint show from YESNIK EVAD and Cécile Granier de Cassagnac entitled Subliminal Sanctuary. Both artists paint the natural world with an eye toward the abstract – YESNIK with his acrylic and collage totemic representations of the his time in the Sequoia National Park in Central California and Granier de Cassagnac’s with her at times realistic and at times more loose watercolor “emotional responses to memory and experience in the wilderness.” Take a look at more photos from the opening below… Discuss Dave Kinsey […]

Streets: Thomas Canto – “Gravitational Inertia Infinity” (China)

Recently in Shenzhen, China, Thomas Canto installed a reflective sculpture on top of a private building entitled Gravitational Inertia Infinity. The piece is the first in a new series of works that the French artist plans to explore in the coming months and continues his play with depth, geometry and illusion. Mirroring some of the star-like installations he has created indoors, Canto is taking his work full circle by heading outdoors back to the urban environment, hoping to start a dialogue between nature, human and architecture. Discuss Thomas […]

Releases: Audrey Kawasaki – “Madame Una” & “Arianna” Prints

Starting on March 17th (12am midnight PST), two new limited editions will be available from Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed) time limited to 48 hours. Entitled Madame Una & Arianna, the images are taken from two paintings she contributed to a mini show (covered) at last year’s Moniker Art Fair in London in which she was exploring a new style inspired by old advertisements posters for circus performers. The giclee prints will be signed and numbered (edition sized determined by how many orders made within 48 hours time period), sized at 18″ […]
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