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Previews: Hendrik Beikirch – “Treasures” @ Galerie Droste Wuppertal

Hendrik Beikirch will be opening solo show Treasures on the 18th of March at Galerie Droste Wuppertal in Wuppertal, Germany. The new works in the exhibition are the result of his encounters with locals in the remote vastness of Siberia. Produced in cooperation with Foundation Montresso in Marrakech, this body of work continues artist’s large series of portrait pieces based on studies done during his travels around the globe. Exclusively created with spray paint and India ink on canvas, these large pieces aim to show the scars that […]

Releases: KAWS x Air Jordan 4

Sporting a cool grey color reminiscent of his iconic vinyl figures, the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 is set for release later this month. Featuring graphic detailing from the Brooklyn-based artist and his famous double x’s on the heel tab as well as a glow in the dark outsole. Rumored to be priced at $350, these are a must have for KAWS collectors out there. Photos by s.sam.group (via KicksOnFire). Discuss KAWS here.

Overtime: Feb 27 – March 5

More stories from the week that ended March 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Vogue Italia visits Terence Koh’s show at Moran Bondaroff. RIP: Leigh Markopoulos, who passed away at the age of 48. RIP: Gustav Metzger, who passed away at the age of 90. Bomb threats to Jewish museums and community centers forces evacuations in US, UK, and Australia. Juan Garcia Mosqueda detained, questioned, and denied entry into US last week after a trip to Buenos Aires. Parkett to cease print magazine after publishing them for 33 […]

Upcoming: Nuart Aberdeen (Part II)

As we previously mentioned, Stavanger’s legendary street art festival, Nuart Festival recently joined forces with Aberdeen Inspired and the Aberdeen City Council to organize the first edition of the festival outside of Norway. Nuart Aberdeen will be held from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 April 2017 (Easter Weekend), and we’re bringing you the final lineup of international artists. Along with Robert Montgomery, Herakut, and Julien de Casabianca that were announced first, the organizers have now also revealed the remaining eight artists that will showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, […]

Installation: Banksy’s – “Walled Off Hotel” (Bethlehem)

Earlier today, Banksy revealed his latest project to a select group of journalists, far from where they are usually looking. Back in the West Bank area for the third time, the elusive artist officially opened Walled Off Hotel. After painting the much hated Israeli West Bank wall more than a decade ago, then creating a series of related works only two years ago (covered), the British artist once again brings attention to one of the most turbulent places in the world. Announced as an actual boarding house that will be open for bookings […]

Releases: El Mac – “Cry Now” & “Amor y Arte” Prints

Later today (March 2nd) at 8 am PST, El Mac will be releasing two prints concurrently – Cry Now & Amor y Arte. The first features a mustached clown with tears streaming down his face (16″ x 22″ image size, 20″ x 26″ paper size), which will be produced in an edition of 88 while the second one with the same measurements features a ribbon with the words “Amor – Arte” and four roses surrounding a red heart which will made available in a run of 90. Learn more […]

Previews: Atsuko Goto – “The Silence of Idols” @ Thinkspace Gallery

On March 4th, Thinkspace Gallery will be hosting a solo show from Atsuko Goto in their project room. Entitled The Silence of Idols, the works from the Japanese artist features faces cloaked in flora & fauna and inspired by the Shinto belief that “nature is animated by divinity and sacred spirits harbored in every living and inanimate thing.” The haunting images are creating with a unique selection of diluted pigments made from lapis lazuli, ink, and gum arabic applied to cotton. Discuss Atsuko Goto here.

Releases: Jeff Soto – “The Magic Message” Print

Jeff Soto (interviewed) just released a new giclée print through Pangeaseed entitled The Magic Message. Hand embellished and featuring deckled edges, the 18 x 18″ edition was produced in a run of 50, costs $100, and will come signed and numbered. The image highlights the Atlantic Goliath Grouper classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Soto further states – “My love and respect for nature was instilled in me at a young age. My parents enjoyed the outdoors and took us camping as often as they could. As […]

POW! WOW! Hawaii ’17: James Jean

Amidst all of the street art during this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, one of the more unique elements of the event that could be observed were the portrait sessions with James Jean (interviewed). Featuring a diverse selection of subjects, the six chosen ones sat for a few hours with the gifted artist as he masterfully captured their visages in a series of loose yet detailed paintings. At the conclusion of the live session, the lucky subject was gifted the portrait – something they will treasure in their collections […]

Previews: Sean Norvet – “High on Stress” @ Amala Gallery

Amala gallery in Tokyo will be opening this weekend a small showing by American artist Sean Norvet. High On Stress will be the first solo show outside the US for the LA-based artist for which he prepared three new paintings. Norvet has been spending the last several years creating works that primarily make him laugh, but also, comment on our modern, consumerist society. Using the classic portrait form as the base for his latest paintings, he composes his “characters” from different foods, drinks or vices. By patching up seemingly […]