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Previews: St. Monci – ‘Universal Mgnetic’ @ Axom Gallery

This Friday sees the opening of a local solo exhibition for Rochester NY based artist St. Monci at Axom Gallery. Universal Magnetic will be a continuation of his abstract / geometric based works. Whilst the subject matter is undeniably of it’s time, there is a mid-century / modernist flavour present throughout this artist’s body of work. Always using hard edges and straight lines in his patternation, St. Monci’s work is presented predominantly on paper in a pastel palette throughout; these soft hues complimented by the rounded corners of […]
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Showing: KAWS @ ArtZuid 2015

As we previously shared with you, KAWS currently has three sculptures set up in a public space around south Amsterdam. As a part of this year’s ArtZuid 2015 project, the NY-based artist was given one of the most prestigious locations for an iteration of his Along The Way sculptures, previously seen at his show with Mary Boone Gallery (covered). Exhibiting in a different colorway than the one shown in NYC, these two wooden companions measuring an impressive 216 x 176 x 120 inches are located in the middle of Museum Square, […]
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Releases: Rustam QBic – “Mind Games” Print

Prolific Russian artist Rustam QBic recently announced the release of his new limited edition print release, Mind Games, will be available on Thursday 14th May at 5PM GMT (12PM New York time) at Unframed store, perfectly timed for upcoming Father’s day in June. Through his meaningful surrealist works, Qbic usually sends out positive messages, which glorifying the power of knowledge, family and other universal values. This particular image symbolizes the importance of parenting through a witty metaphor. Depicting father and son with Rubik’s Cubes for heads, this emotive image shows the […]
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Audrey Kawasaki, Andrew Hem, Mari Inukai Murals @ Worcester Museum (Part I)

With the Samurai! show (co-curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine) at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts now open to the public, the artists invited to paint murals for the exhibition were able to start their efforts last week. One of the artists invited, Andrew Hem, has created large scale public art in the past, but the other two, Audrey Kawasaki and Mari Inukai were not as experienced with mural painting. Judging from these photos, the two ladies more than held their own. Photos credit: Worcester Museum. […]
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Chris Burden 1946 – 2015

The art world was saddened today to hear that Chris Burden had passed away at home earlier this morning after an 18 month fight with melanoma. He was 69. Although probably best known for his iconic Urban Light installation (seen above) at the LACMA, the American artist working in performance, sculpture, and installation art was at his most provocative early in his career with a series of performances where personal danger was the theme including shooting himself in the arm, being kicked down two flights of stairs, starving […]
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Streets: Phlegm (Berlin)

Invited in by Urban Nation for their continuing series of public arts projects, British artist Phlegm recently painted this challenging mural on a corner building in Berlin. As part of the One Wall Project, the Sheffield-based artist expertly navigated the architectural details on these walls in the Schöneberg area and livened up the cityscape with his signature characters.  Take a look at more of the beautiful details below… Discuss Phlegm here.
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Overtime: May 4 – May 10

More stories from the week that ended May 11 (click on bolded words for more information): Anneliese Cooper reviews Rosy Keyser’s show at Maccarone. Two gunmen killed in Texas at exhibition featuring cartoons of Muhammad. Two visitors to Loggie dei Militi damage Statue of the Two Hercules when they attempt to take a selfie with it. Guy Wildenstein has been referred to criminal court for tax evasion. Sterling Ruby leaves Hauser & Wirth. Artnet reports a loss of $3.9mil. for 2014. Anne Flanagan will retire as deputy […]
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Releases: Camille Rose Garcia – “Mirror, Black Mirror” Book & Giveaway

Now and through midnight Sunday, Camille Rose Garcia (interviewed) will be randomly giving away five original drawings (seen above) with the purchase of her book Mirror, Black Mirror from her webstore. The 175 page monograph documents seven years of work made by the artist after moving to a cabin in the woods of Northern California and costs $70. Head over here now if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Camille Rose Garcia here.
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Upcoming: Eloy Morales – “About Head” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On May 16th, the 529 West 20th Street location of Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be hosting a set of new works from Eloy Morales collectively entitled About Head. The Madrid-based artist’s raw hyper-realistic portraiture is a sight to behold, but even more so in person when the scale is fully appreciated. Morales will be attending the opening so stop by for a chat if you are in the area. Discuss Eloy Morales here.
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Upcoming: Gary Baseman – “Happy Toby To You” @ Time Square Hong Kong

On May 21st, Hong Kong’s Time Square will be welcoming in another artist (see Mike Stilkey and Yoskay Yamamoto) to create an installation arranged by LeBasse Projects at the mall complex in Causeway Bay. In celebration of his character Toby’s 10th birthday, Gary Baseman’s (interviewed) faithful companion will be part of a new sculptural installation set up as a birthday party with his dear friends. Discuss Gary Baseman here.