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Streets: Banksy (Paris) – Part II

Fifty years since the uprising in Paris in 1968, Banksy has left his mark in the the birthplace of modern stencil art. Over the weekend, we shared some larger more politically inclined pieces with you so this article is dedicated to all of the elusive street artist’s signature rats that have infested the French capital. The rodents can be seen frolicking near the Eiffel Tower all the way to living large on a billboard in Centre Pompidou. There’s still more from the British artist to share, so come […]

Releases: Glenn Barr – “Otaku Print Set”

Currently available through July 10th, an “Otaku Print Set” featuring the work of Glenn Barr is available at 1xRUN. Compiling four 11 x 13″ prints together (Used Heroes, Godzilla’s Ghost, Astro Defiance, Monster Zero), the Detroit-based artist has created images that fanboys will instantly notice with characters like Astroboy, Ultraman, and Godzilla populating his surreal world. The signed and numbered examples of Barr’s retro-futuristic style can be had for $50 and can be purchased here for those interested. Discuss Glenn Barr here.

Showing: Boris “Delta” Tellegen – De Stijl Cycle Route

Lining the 20 kilometre path of the De Stijl Cycle Route in central Netherlands are ten new sculptures from Boris Tellegen aka Delta. Commissioned to celebrate the 100 anniversary of the Neoplasticism artistic movement, the unique columns measuring 55 cm on each side and rising more than 6.5 metres in height from the Dutch artist is a modern response to and echoes the de Stijl ethos. Running from the home towns of Gerrit Rietveld (Utrecht) and Piet Mondrian (Amersfoort), the path also takes you past many monuments […]

Interviews: Gary Stranger

Art historian Hector Campbell recently sat down with British artist Gary Stranger to discuss his background in graffiti, artistic and commercial collaboration, the evolution of his gallery work, and his experiences with curation. Gary also recently teamed up with art collective Fluorescent Smogg to release a new limited edition sculpture and print set (seen above), available here. Enjoy the questions and answers below… Hector Campbell (HC): Hailing from a graffiti background, as part of the MSK crew, you have a long history of painting on the […]

Recap: Pejac – “Waterline” (Paris)

For a just a few days leading up and through the last weekend, Pejac held a special showing of his work inside an old ‘péniche’ boat moored right next to Notre-Dame. Entitled Waterline, the exhibition consisted of around 30 drawings and studies on paper as well as a couple clever installations. Evident in the work displayed were some elements of the Spanish artist’s work that make him special including commentary on environmental and socio-political issues, art history references, technical skill, and his dark humor. Photo credit: @SashaBogojev. Discuss Pejac here.

Overtime: June 18 – 24

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): A new cryptocurrency art auction is selling shares in an Andy Warhol painting. An ambitious Whitney show will investigate Warhol’s early and lesser-known works. David Nash comes to terms with the end of ‘Ash Dome’. Why have there been no great black art dealers? How a small but influential group is correcting history. Here’s the 2018 exhibitor list for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. After sixteen years in operation, the Pasadena […]

Upcoming: POW! WOW! Long Beach 2018

Running from June 24-30, the fourth edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach (see 2015, 2016, 2017) will be fast upon us with another great lineup of artists (see below). With public art as the cornerstone to the event, 20 more murals and art installations will be added to the existing  50+ murals covering nearly 40 square miles of the Southern California city. Also, “events and activities will be held throughout the week including the POW! WOW! Long Beach Pop-Up Shop located at MADE by Millworks, film […]

Upcoming: Haroshi – “NANZUKA at Petzel” @ Petzel Gallery

As part of the second New York edition of Condo, a gallery share program conceived of as an alternative to the traditional art fair, Nanzuka Gallery from Tokyo will opening a show at Petzel Gallery (35 E 67th Street location) on June 29th. The resulting three person exhibition (also featuring Makoto Taniguchi & Mori Masato), sees Haroshi (featured) putting 29 of his half kaiju half wood monsters on display. Hand crafted from skatedecks, the sculptures from the Japanese artist always have a distinctive look and certainly make an impressive looking installation. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Haroshi here.

Streets: Banksy (Paris) – Part I

Seemingly coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, a few new yet unconfirmed pieces from Banksy recently materialized in the French capital. We have three murals for you so far, starting with the wall above featuring a girl spray painting a damask-like pattern over a swastika, speaking to the loss of innocence and the fears of rising anti-Semitism in Europe. The second stencil attributed to the surreptitious British artist was a clever riff on the neoclassical painting, Napoleon Crossing the Alps by artist Jacques-Louis David, with the notable change […]

Interviews / Showing: Michael Kagan – “Mavericks” @ Tennis Elbow

Continuing their ongoing rich program, which rotates weekly, featuring solo-presentations at their project space (Tennis Elbow), The Journal Gallery in NYC is currently showing work by Michael Kagan (featured). Coinciding with International Surfing Day, which is held annually on the third Saturday of June, the gallery has his all-new series of works titled Mavericks on display through today. We had a chance to chat with the artist about this all-new series of work, and find out a bit about his connection with surfing, the inspiration behind this series […]