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Patrick Martinez x Kobe Bryant for BlackRainbow Magazine

French magazine BlackRainbow recently unveiled the cover of their latest issue featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover posed with the work of Patrick Martinez in the background. The basketball themed release (limited to 100 copies) can be purchased on BlackRainbow‘s Parisian flagship store and online. In it, Kobe can be seen in front of Martinez’s signature neon works as well as a large painting. For those interested in more of Martinez’s work, his new show will be opening at New Image Art on April 11th. Photo credit: Jared Ryder (via […]
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Streets: Phlegm (London)

Phlegm recently spent several days on a cherry picker in East London, painting a large wall near Old Street with generous help from Red Market and AltLondon. The finished piece is features one of his gigantic characters, cramped inside a typical English house, and includes a cool little nod to Banksy since it’s created on the same wall where the TV Out of the Window piece was painted. While this mural can be seen as a critique on the crowds and over population of the British capital, the artist stated – “It’s just […]
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Previews: Souther Salazar – “Attic Transmissions” @ Narwhal Contemporary

On March 28th, Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto will be hosting a new solo show from Souther Salazar entitled Attic Transmissions. The Portland-based artist’s work has always brought a smile to the face of fans of his whimsical work – with this new collection of paintings being no different. Salazar’s imagery has a “greater than sum of its parts” feel to it with a delightful complex and layered composition, but this fresh batch of work seems to have taken it to a new level with some collaged elements. […]
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Previews: Seth Globepainter – “Walking on a Dream” @ Itinerrance Gallery

Almost precisely one year since his last solo show in his hometown (covered), Itinerrance Gallery in Paris will be opening a solo show by Julien Malland aka Seth Globepainter. After an extensive traveling schedule, the globetrotting muralist is ready to present his new body of work under the title Walking on a Dream. These traveling experiences are not only the French artist’s passion, but also a source of inspiration. Often working with local artists and speaking directly to the people he meets, he tries to create a dialog between […]
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SXSW ’15: Tom Sachs

One of the art-related activities while in town for South by Southwest this year is taking advantage of multiple opportunities to enjoy Tom Sachs’ work. From the photos we have included here, fans can already see that his exhibition at The Contemporary Austin is a must see. Boombox Retrospective 1999–2015 is a survey of the American artist’s bricolage sculptural pieces inspired by the old school “boombox.” As a bonus, from March 18-20, “influential DJs and producers in electronic and hip-hop music – selected by SXSW Music and Sachs – […]
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Showing: Boris “Delta” Tellegen – “Current” @ Backslash

Presently at Backslash in Paris (through March 28th) is a show entitled Current from Boris “Delta” Tellegen. The Dutch artist’s second exhibition with the gallery features a collection of work inspired by the movement and unbroken activity the current, whether it be electrical in nature or in the ocean. The geometrical and architecturally inclined pieces on display range from large assemblages to smaller pieces on paper, a good cross section of work from the artist whose roots lie in graffiti. Take a look at more photos from the show […]
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Previews: Ludo – “Fly Me To The Moon” @ Magda Danysz Gallery (Shanghai)

Ludo (interviewed) is currently in Shanghai, putting the final touches on the works for his upcoming solo show opening on March 21st at Magda Danysz Gallery, Shanghai. Fly Me To The Moon is a project that includes works that the young French artist worked on during his visits since November 2014 until March 2015. During these visits he pasted many street works around Shanghai and Hong Kong, soaked in the visuals and the energy of the locales, but also collected materials for producing gallery works. His signature imagery […]
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Releases: Kai & Sunny – ‘Leaves of Light’ Screenprint

Kai and Sunny’s latest screenprint edition Leaves Of Light will be available tomorrow, Tuesday March 17th at 2pm GMT. The hand pulled 2 colour screen print on 100% cotton somerset satin 300gsm is 57 x 76 cm (22.4 x 29.9 inches) is released in an edition of 100 signed and stamped by the duo, and is based on a larger scale work from their recent New York exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Gallery. Check the full image below, courtesy of the artists. Discuss Kai & Sunny here.
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POW WOW ’15: Recap

It seems that POW! WOW! Hawaii gets more ambitious each year with the plethora of quality local and international artists participating growing as a result. With our more focused coverage over, here is a recap of some of the murals and walls that we missed. Included here is a the finished mural from James Jean (in progress here) at the Honolulu Museum of Art (seen above) and Slick’s piece featuring the Hawaiian flag constructed from the script of Queen’s Lili‘uokalani Protest against the Treaty of Annexation in 1897 (seen below across from Fresh Cafe in […]
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Releases: Von – “Skull 02″ Print

Available though the end of today, March 15th (UK time), is a new print from Von (interviewed) entitled Skull 02. The A3 sized release is a timed edition with final run determined by demand and costs £20. Featuring some of the avian motifs that the UK-based artist and illustrator is known for, the imagery flocks together with some flowers just right to form a skull. But it here. Discuss Von here.