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Releases: Camille Rose Garcia – “The Ghost of G Sharp 7″ Print

Later today, January 23rd at 12 noon PST, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be releasing a new print through her online store. Entitled The Ghost of G Sharp 7, the 24″ x 30″ giclee will be produced in a run of 100 with hand applied glitter. If you are interested in adding this to your collection for $450, head over here at the appropriate time. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
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Auctions: NURTUREart – Inspired by Andy Warhol @ Paddle8

Currently through January 27, Paddle8 is running an auction to benefit NURTUREart, a non-profit institute dedicated to nurturing new contemporary art by providing exhibition opportunities and resources for emerging artists, curators and public school students. Currently up for bid are works from Richard Colman, Sam Friedman, Ron English, Robert Larson, Caleb Neelon, Erik Parker, Cleon Peterson, Rime, Andrew Schoultz, and Jeff Soto (seen above). Here is what Soto had to say about his contribution – “Warhol was one of my biggest influences coming up as a young […]
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Brendan Monroe Paints Facebook Offices

Like Aakash Nihalani (interviewed) did in 2011 (covered) and how David Choe (featured) famously did (and was rewarded handsomely) in the early days, Brendan Monroe (interviewed) was recently invited in to paint part of the Facebook HQ compound. Working on a large wall, the Bay Area-based artist created a topographical mural with the his signature organic and biological infused imagery. Learn more about the social media giant’s artist program here. Photo credit: John Barnett and the artist. Discuss Brendan Monroe here.
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Streets: Ludo (Amsterdam)

Ludo (interviewed) recently spent a few days in Amsterdam, leaving his mark around the city and its canals. Pasting mostly skull based pieces, the Paris-based artist left some familiar images as well as introduced few new concepts. As seen in the photos, the works were done around the Jordaan neighborhood of the city, an area already known for great street art. From iconic Faile images, large The London Police murals, to Space Invaders, this old part of the of the capital is now richer which these works by Ludo. […]
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Openings: Mark Jenkins – “Moment of Impact” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last week, Mark Jenkins (interviewed) premiered his debut solo show with Lazarides Rathbone entitled Moment of Impact. For his fans in London, the American artist has assembled a selection of provocative mixed media canvases and hyper-realist sculptures. Some pieces like his masked full-size figures are direct translations of his street interventions while others are produced for the gallery setting like the leg which seems to be bursting through a canvas or arms committing seppuku. Enjoy more photos below… Photo credit: Nathalie Thery & Lazarides. Discuss Mark Jenkins here.
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Previews: “Freaks And Americana” @ CHG Circa

On January 24th, the Corey Helford Gallery will be exploring big top culture with a group exhibition at the CHG Circa location entitled Freaks And Americana. Artists participating include Annie Owens, Beau Stanton, Billy Norrby, Brandi Milne, Bumblebeelovesyou, Carlos Ramos, Colin Christian, David Stoupakis, Eine, Eric Joyner, Greg Gossel, Hueman, John Wentz, Melissa Forman, Michael Hussar, Michael Mararian, Nouar, Ron English (seen above), Sas Christian, SHAG, Sylvia Ji, Tom Bagshaw, Victor Castillo, Yosuke Ueno, Carol Liu, Nicomi Nix Turner, Luke Chueh, Sarah Folkman, Selena Wong, […]
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Streets: Meggs (Los Angeles)

Recently in Los Angeles, Meggs teamed up with mobile game company Com2uS to paint an expansive mural promoting new and original content surrounding Summoners War. The new piece covering 2000 square feet of wall in Downtown LA (568 South Sante Fe Ave) features well known characters from the game such as Arch Angel, Dragon, and Angelmon rendered in the Melbourne-based artist’s signature aesthetic. More photos and video below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Meggs here.
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Openings: “Incantation” @ Roq La Rue

From candlelit backrooms to small forest clearings, Incantation sees Roq la Rue Conjuring up a group show based on ritual and mysticism. Occultism is often seen as heretical to mainstream society, but the beliefs and practices are centuries old and firmly rooted in nature and our surroundings. The exhibition features artwork from over a dozen artists, including a few sculptural pieces like Mandy Greer’s black feathered Huldra Adornment. Other artists took the opportunity to bring the subject matter out of the darkness like Jeff Jacobson’s Opulent Hex and Redd […]
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Openings: Christian Rex van Minnen – “Golden Memes” @ Robischon Gallery

AM recently joined the masses at Robischon Gallery for the January 15th opening of Christian Rex van Minnen’s Golden Memes. The show is a homecoming for the New York-based artist, who brought his grotesque re-imagining of the Dutch Golden Age to Denver. The exhibition includes ten pieces of new work, most large in scale, making the bizarre imagery even more powerful. The show will be on display until March 7th, so stop by for a look yourself if you are in the area. Discuss Christian Rex van Minnen here.
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Publications: Liam Snootle – ‘Art and Stuff’ Book & Original Paintings

Melbourne based Liam Snootle has been impressing us with his origami inspired creations both on the street and on canvas. Snootle uses spray paint in a range of contrasting tonal increments to create a series of angular shapes. The paintwork is tight and the depth created is very effective. These works are as much about colour theory as they are form and context. Red represents warmth and comfort whilst his blue paintings tend to be inspired by tension and anxiety. The shapes generated are not just borne […]
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