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Streets: Os Gemeos (Vancouver) – Part II

Although it has only been several days since we first reported on the start of a massive new 3D mural that Os Gemeos are working on for the Vancouver Biennale, twin brothers Gustavo and Otavio Pandolfo have already made huge progress on this project. Painting six large silos located on Granville Island, the Brazilian artists are working their way very fast through their biggest public work to date. Aside for their playful and endless imagination, they are famous for their speed while not sacrificing detail work. Being able to work as one, completing […]
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Recap: Cai Guo-Qiang – “The Ninth Wave” @ Power Station of Art (Part II)

After sharing photos of the high profile installation and an in depth look at the creation of new commissioned pieces for his new show in Shanghai, we now turn our attention to Cai Guo-Qiang’s explosive opening festivities at the Power Station of Art. The multi-color aerial spectacular hosted at the riverfront of the museum was a crowd pleaser and highlighted the firework art skills from the Chinese artist. Entitled Elegy, Consolation, and Remembrance, each chapter of the performance had special meaning from color to alluded imagery. Photo credit: Zhang Feiyu & […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Aug 4 – Aug 24)

With the return of our Streets: World Roundup feature, we first want to bring your attention to a new mural from Blu in Sardinia, Italy. The wall he painted once again showed his skills with large-scale imagery while working around architectural features of his surface. Also, the upside down toy soldiers are consistent with the Italian street artist’s penchant for politically charged public works. Other worthy walls come from Ernest Zacharevic – US, Satone – Germany, Seth – Puerto Rico, Bordalo II – Portugal (source), […]
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Rewind: Aug 4 – Aug 24

A feature on Brendan Monroe (interviewed) kicks off this edition of Rewind. The video is the first from an ongoing artist series – Friends of Werehaus. take a behind the scenes look at the work of the versatile Oakland-based artist as well as here him talk about aspects of his practice, imagery, and art. Other notable videos: Os Gemeos in conversation with the Vancouver Biennale. Clayton Brothers talk about their new work and show. Outtakes from Amy Poehler’s Old Navy commercial. Teaser for Neckface show at […]
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Streets: Pejac (Paris)

Pejac (introduced) recently visited Paris and left a several new pieces scattered around the city. We just got these images of the last three pieces he did there, and even though quite different in their concept and style, they are examples of his wittiness and talent. Using just a basic color palette (mostly black and white) with minimal intervention onthe  surface he is painting on, the Spanish artist achieves strong pieces both aesthetically and conceptually. The first piece is called Exit to Surrealism, and it’s a nice […]
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Overtime: Aug 18 – Aug 24

More stories form the week that ended Aug 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Olafur Eliasson puts riverbed installation in his Louisiana Museum of Modern Art show in Denmark. RIP: Ger van Elk, who died at the age of 73. Paul Yore pleads not guilty to creating & possessing child exploitation material in creation of an art installation. Judge hears court challenge to Cooper Union’s tuition plan. Ron Perelman subpoena demands Gagosian and the Mugrabis provide info about all transactions since 2010. Louise […]
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Previews: Heiko Müller – “Glades” @ Feinkunst Krüger

On September 6th, Feinkunst Krüger will be opening an exhibition from Heiko Müller, his first solo with the Hamburg gallery since he started showing with them in 2003. Glades will feature the German artist’s nature-infused paintings, a byproduct his inspiration for art always originating from his times spent in the mountains and forests. Of course, there is a surreal aspect to his work as well, sourced from the times where he experiences uncanny or eerie feelings in the outdoors – like jogging through the woods at dusk. […]
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Previews: “Art Collector Starter Kit II” @ Corey Helford

Last year, entry level collectors were pleased to see Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles put on an Art Collector Starter Kit group show (covered) featuring some artists from their roster. This year, the 2nd annual showing opening on August 30th will once again allow fans to add an affordable piece to their walls, something that may not have been possible at the artists’ current price level if not for this exhibition. Sample some more of what to expect in the images below… Participants include:  SHAG, Sas […]
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Upcoming: KAWS – “Clean Slate” Sculpture @ Harbour City (Hong Kong)

After sharing photos with you earlier this week from Tomokazu Matsuyama’s (interviewed) current showcase at Harbour City in Hong Kong, we now have word of what comes next at the Tsim Sha Tsui hotspot. Starting on September 18th, KAWS will make a return appearance with an ambitious new sculpture in the Ocean Terminal forecourt, site where his previous massive Passing Through companion was situated in 2010 (covered). Judging from the concept image above, this time around the piece will be more complex with multiples of the NY-based […]
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Previews: Yoskay Yamamoto – “rainy day with a chance of sun” @ Hellion Gallery

On October 2nd, the Hellion Gallery in Portland will be presenting new works from Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) tentatively entitled rainy day with a chance of sun. Like his recent showing in Los Angeles (covered), the new whimsical body of work will consist of paintings, clusters of smaller works, and his hand-crafted wooden sculptures. Also included in his manga-esque imagery will be a series of “uninvited collaborations.” Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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