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Yoskay Yamamoto Installation @ interTrend

Over the course of last week, Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) set up an installation at ad agency and supporter of the arts interTrend in Long Beach. The piece entitled wish you were here… was originally part of a show at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo that has now been reconfigured in two parts for the new space. Take a look at more photos below… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss Yoskay Yamamoto here.
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Streets: Blu (Naples)

Blu recently spent several day in Naples, working on a new mural for the local Je So Pazzo organization that is revitalizing a former abandoned mental hospital. As per usual with the Italian artist, the mural was unannounced and done quietly with the result once again breathtaking. Done without any cherry pickers or scaffolds, with only ropes to hang on the wall, one street art’s most respected names created a Green Giant. Utilizing the building as a 3D canvas, the Italian artist painted a large […]
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Previews: “Inaugural Group Exhibition” @ beinArt Gallery

On March 12th, beinArt will be opening a gallery space in Brunswick, Australia with an Inaugural Group Exhibition. They have selected artists who have been supported by the collective in the past to contribute works including Julia deVille, Jana Brike, Scott Musgrove, Chet Zar, Casey Weldon, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, Dan May, Kit King, Oda, Alex Garant, James Guppy, Matthew Quick, Peter Gric, Scott G Brooks, Chris Leib (seen above), Caitlin McCormack, Nick Sheehy, Steven Kenny, Adipocere, Amanda Sage, Lucy Hardie, Rachel Bess, Ben Howe, Carrie Ann […]
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Overtime: Feb 29 – March 6

More stories from the week that ended March 6 (click on bolded words for more information): Van Hanos completes his Intercalaris exhibition at Rowhouse Projects. RIP: Panayiotis Tetsis, who passed away at the age of 91. Magnus Renfrew, Bonhams deputy chairman of Asia, fired along with seven other HK-based employees. Henry Wyndham, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, departs the company. Miety Heiden, Sotheby’s senior vice president and head of contemporary private sales for North America, also leaves. FIAC satellite fair, l’Officielle, to close due to poor sales after being around only two […]
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Openings: Tomoo Gokita – “On Paper” @ Bill Brady Gallery / Johnson Trading Gallery

On March 4th, Johnson Trading Gallery in NYC hosted a Bill Brady event – a pop up show by Tomoo Gokita. Coinciding with Armory Week, the show titled On Paper includes smaller works on paper by the renowned Japanese artist. The 12 pieces in the show are all figurative black and white pieces based on vintage portrait images, similar to the ones he presented with the gallery in Miami last December (covered). Using exclusively monochrome colors, Gokita’s works have a strong vintage feel which is further emphasized by the traditional […]
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Streets: Phlegm (New Zealand) – Part I

Recently in Dunedin, New Zealand, the ever busy Phlegm finished a new mural on the side of a structure featuring some of his signature characters riding a Giant Moa. The striking image features the long extinct flightless bird endemic to the area that could grow to 12 feet tall and weighed about 500 lbs. Of course, when magnified by the Sheffield-based artist, it looks even more impressive. Take a look at more detailed photos below… Photo credit: StreetKiwi (via StreetArtNews). Discuss Phlegm here.
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Upcoming / Videos: Victor Castillo – “Born in ’73” @ KP Projects // MKG

Tomorrow night (March 5th) at KP Projects // MKG, Victor Castillo will be opening his fourth showing with the West Hollywood gallery. Born in ’73 is a self-reflective new body of work according to the locally-based artist – he was born about the same time the military dictatorship was established in Chile in 1973. The feelings of fear from the brutal political system can often be seen in the undertones of his paintings that on the surface feature children happily playing. Included in the exhibition will be eight new […]
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Previews: Reginald Sylvester II – “Reaching For Heaven” @ Pace Prints

Tonight, Pace Prints will be unveiling a new body of work by artist Reginald Sylvester II. Entitled Reaching for Heaven, this series calls on his talent of using oil sticks & acrylic paint to create densely packed abstractions. Through bold colors, black outlines and child-like scribbles, Sylvester builds his visual vocabulary and with it, creates compositions that invoke the perpetual stimulation of today’s digital life style. This exhibition approaches the idea of humanity in an age where identity is synonymous with the selfie.
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Armory Week ’16 / Previews: Gallery Poulsen @ PULSE

With the official opening of Armory Week in New York tomorrow, March 3rd, it’s time to tell you about one of the booths we are really looking forward to. One of the satellite fairs, PULSE, will feature a booth from Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen where they will be displaying a fantastic selection of work from six of their artists including Christian Rex van Minnen, John Jacobsmeyer (seen above), Mu Pan, Nicola Verlato and William Powhida. Take a look at some more preview images below…     […]
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POW! WOW! Hawaii ’16 / Streets: Slinkachu

After a look (here & here) at most of the murals painted for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawaii, we now focus in on some of the work for the event that you may have missed. Created on a miniature level by Slinkachu, the tiny sculptures were scattered and hidden in plain site around Oahu, including underneath some of the muralists, leading to some interesting collaborations. Take a look at more of the pieces created by the UK-based street artist especially for Hawaii in the photos below […]