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Releases: Ludo – “344” Print

We just received these images from Idem Studio in Paris showing Ludo (interviewed) adding final touches to his upcoming lithograph (edition of 99), set to be released Thursday, 11th of December with PrintThemAll studio. The title is 344, and is one of the butterflies he introduced at his recent London solo at Lazarides (covered). With the title of the recent show, Chaos Theory, in mind, referring to the global situation and human influence on nature & environment, the French artist picked an image representing the butterfly effect. Using his signature black and […]
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Previews: Brad Kunkle – “The Belonging” @ Arcadia Contemporary

Tomorrow night (December 11th) in New York, the Arcadia Contemporary will be hosting all new works from Brad Kunkle. Featuring his exquisite portraiture utilizing oil paint with gold and silver leaf, The Belonging will also include a video installation centered on one of his paintings playing along with a music he co-composed. Check out the video and more preview images below… Via Hi-Fructose. Discuss Brad Kunkle here.
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Interviews: Lala Abaddon

Lala Abaddon is a New York-based artist that is getting more and more attention with her unique woven prints. After showing her works in several group shows, having them included in charity art auctions and achieving great results, she is now fully focused on her upcoming solo show at Castor Gallery in NYC in March 2015. So, while most of art world was focused to Miami, we visited her studio, saw some of the large works she is working on, witnessed how much patience and passion […]
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Streets: Daan Botlek (India)

Daan Botlek recently spent few weeks in India, traveling and painting. During his stay in Mumbai, he took part in the local St+Art India Festival and created this effective piece on a local elementary school. As usual in his work, he worked in the architectural elements of the building, making the mural blend with the space. Using a limited color palette, and several very effective depth perception tricks, he painted this unique piece – Continental Drift. The title comes from a local passerby who commented that the image reminds him of […]
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Releases: Ben Eine – “URBAN [E]” Cubes

The UK-based Ben Eine recently released a novel new three-dimensional art object that allows fans to add a unique representation of his typography to their collection. The limited edition cubes come signed and are presented in concrete, metal and wood, measuring 12 x 12 x 12 cm. They are produced by Fragile Ventures in a run of 100 and can be purchased here for £2,500.00. Discuss Ben Eine here.
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Aqua

Another fair we visited while in Miami was the tenth edition of Aqua. Featuring emerging and mid-career artists, the unique setting was a classic South Beach hotel that opened its rooms to collectors and exhibitors for the duration of Basel Week Miami. One of the pleasant surprises we stumbled upon was the piece seen above from Travis Louie (interviewed) that sees him using color for the first time in his signature series of works (exhibited by William Baczek). See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss […]
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Releases: JR Print

French photographer and artist JR will be releasing a new lithograph print via Social-Animals.net on Tuesday, the 9th of December. The lithograph was produced at Idem Studio in Paris, and features one of the images taken during his recent Women Are Heroes project in Port of Le Havre, France (covered). Building on his successful collaboration with the NYC ballet earlier this year (covered), the print shows a ballerina sitting in a stack of iron containers. Charlotte Ranson, from the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, featured on this image, […]
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Openings: Kai & Sunny – “Lots of Bits of Star” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

British artistic duo Kai and Sunny, who we have been long time followers, recently opened a new solo exhibition in New York at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Lots of Bits of Stars includes carvings, letterpress prints and ink works on paper. The duo also created an original collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Depicting geometric patterns of flora and fauna, the works in the show revolve around contradicting perceptions of the natural world, balancing the serene with the fierce, the fragile with the stable, and the vulnerable with the assertive. The creative […]
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Showing: Quam Odunsi – “Distinction Without a Difference” @ Design Matters Gallery

Open right now until Dec 19 in Los Angeles is Quam Odunsi’s third solo show with Design Matters Gallery. Exploring the logical fallacy of distinction without a difference, the artist utilizes original content taken on film cameras (35mm, 120mm, Polaroid) which is silkscreened onto canvas and paper; sculpture, which includes collaged Polaroid prints; and a eye-popping original short film shot on Super8, which is shown in the back room space of the gallery. A limited edition (of 18) print of the tricycle image has also […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: NADA

In Miami, the second must-visit fair right behind the Art Basel Miami Beach fair every year is NADA Miami Beach. Focusing on younger galleries and artists, NADA typically contains more surprising finds and new discoveries. Located in the historic Deauville Beach Resort, it included 36 exhibitors this year. Works ranged from art stars such as Israel Lund, Mary Weatherford, and Jon Rafman, to newer ones, such as Darja Bajagić, Mike Bouchet, and Peter Sutherland. Pictured above: solo presentation by Brian Kokoska at East Hampton Shed’s […]