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Recap: Ry David Bradley – “Not to be Digitized” @ Tristan Koenig

In December, Tristan Koenig held a special off-site project in Sydney of Ry David Bradley’s new two-sided paintings. The New York-based artist was recently intrigued by a hand written note Not to be Digitized on a cupboard within the New York Public Library’s “Pictures Collection” which contained things like prints, photographs, posters, postcards and illustrations from books, magazines, newspapers and classifieds. This got Bradley thinking about how the postcard still exists, despite its purpose being supplanted by modern forms of communications like social media. Seeing some parallels in the art of […]
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Overtime: Dec 28 – Jan 3

More stories from the week that ended Jan 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Njideka Akunyili Crosby billboard now on display across from the Whitney museum. Artinfo remembers those that passed away in 2015. RIP: Eugenie Schwartz, aka Ersy, who passed away at 64 from complications following ulcer surgery. Preservationists making 3D records of threatened heritage sites in effort to preserve for future generations. France will start to control imports of archaeological works and create refuges where museum collections and recovered goods can be held. Townhouse Gallery and Rawabet Theater in […]
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Showing: Takashi Murakami – “500 Arhats” @ Mori Art Museum

Currently at the Mori Art Museum is Takashi Murakami’s The 500 Arhats, surprisingly his first solo show in Japan in over 14 years when it opened. Fans of the locally-based artist in Tokyo have been spoiled as of late as they were able to enjoy a concurrent show at Kaikai Kiki that closed late last year, but have no fear – the museum exhibition is open through March 6th. The major showing from founder of the Superflat movement features a series of sculptures and paintings that he was moved to create after […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Space 52 Project

After a first look last week at the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton during Basel Week Miami with a new mural from Esao Andrews featuring Bob Dylan, we now have shots of what the rest of the artists did. Each participant painted a musical icon as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District including the lead Eaton (Afrika Bambaataa), Askew (Billie Holiday), Stephen Bliss (Debbie Harry), Cyrcle. (Beethoven), Drew Merritt (George Harrison), Hush (Lauryn Hill), Hauser (Kraftwerk), and Dave Flores (David Bowie). Photo credit: Jackie Hadel. […]
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Tiffany Bozic – Apple Pencil // iPad Pro

After sharing James Jean’s work with the iPad Pro & Apple Pencil, we have another artist who has put in some work with the company’s Start Something New campaign. Tasked with “illustrating nature through its details,” the American artist created a piece entitled Herowana, a celebration of wildlife in Papua New Guinea. The San Francisco-based painter’s first foray into the digital realm was something she has been tempted with before but she never had time to try. Bozic is now one of 11 artists whose works […]
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Streets / Recap: ArteSano Project (Dominican Republic)

After big mural festivals taking over most of the major cities around the world, we’re witnessing a trend of similar projects being organized in more exotic, even remote places. The latest one of those was held during the pre-holidays week of December 11-21, in Nagua, Dominican Republic. The Artesano Project is an international public arts initiative that recently hosted around 30 local and international artists for their second annual event. Hosted by Dominican born artist Evoca1 and curated by INOPERAbLE, the event aims to help […]
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Art Focus: Trevor Wheatley

Our latest Art Focus feature introduces you to the singular work of Trevor Wheatley and his mix of sculptural skills, public art, and typography. Photos of the Toronto-based artist’s signage in the great outdoors can initially deceive you into thinking there is some photoshopping involved, but the slang terms and cultural references used are sculptural creations that show his mastery over a creative mix of materials. He explains his work as such – “Initially, I wanted to impose graphic one-liners on untouched environments. I started with the […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Esao Andrews

Continuing our survey of the public art during Basel Week Miami, our eyes turn to a mural by Esao Andrews as he continues to create painterly pieces on the streets. As part of the Space 52 Project curated by Tristan Eaton, this image of Bob Dylan fits in nicely with all the other musicians painted by a select group of artists as part of a 240 foot mural in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. We’ll bring you more about the project soon but for […]
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Previews: Fifth Annual “Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art

Coming up on January 9th, the 5th annual Supersonic Invitational will open at Spoke Art in San Francisco. Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition this year includes many names that should be familiar to our readers as well as some that will be nice discoveries. Participating artists include: Alessandra Maria, Alex Garant, Allan Innman, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Caleb Brown, Cam Floyd, Casey Weldon, Chad Wys, Charlie Immer, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakamura, […]
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Showing: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei @ National Gallery Victoria

On the 11th of December, the National Gallery Victoria in Melbourne opened a major international exhibition featuring two of the most significant artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries – Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. Staying on view through the 24th of April, the show presents more than 300 works, including major new commissions, immersive installations and a wide representation of paintings, sculpture, film, photography, publishing and social media. Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei was organized by the NGV and The Andy Warhol Museum, with the participation of Ai Weiwei himself. The […]