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Previews: “Hand Luggage Only” @ Nuart Gallery

As one of the official opening events of this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart gallery will be opening Hand Luggage Only! group show by festival artists and guests. The preview of the show is set for 31st of August and the show will last until the end of September. With the main theme of this year’s event being “power,” the artists were challenged to create work that can be brought to the gallery in their hand luggage. With airports and travelling by plane being […]

Overtime: Aug 21 – Aug 27

More stories from the week that ended Aug 27 (click on bolded words for more information): Banksy’s Snorting Copper street work rediscovered and will be put on display again. RIP: Karl Otto Götz, who passed away at the age of 103. RIP: Masatoyo Kishi, who passed away at the age of 93. Barcelona attack suspects were planning to bomb Sagrada Familia and other major monuments. 12 art historians and scholars on the way forward after removal of Confederate monuments. Arrest of theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov alarms […]

Previews: Pastel – “Space-Landscape” @ Athen B. Gallery

On September 9th, Pastel will be opening a solo show at Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland entitled Space-Landscape. For his debut solo show in the United States, the Buenos Aires-based artist, whose real name is Francisco Diaz, has prepared a selection of paintings and sculptures that mirror his work on the streets paintings large floral based murals. Take a look at more photos from his studio process below… Discuss Pastel here.

Previews: Nuart Stavanger 2017 (Part II)

With only few days left before the un-official start of the 17th edition of Nuart, we wanted to introduce to you the remaining 6 artists that will be participating in this year’s edition. Through site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibition, these artists will be discussing this year’s theme – POWER. Russian artist, activist and author of several projects and publications relating to urban art, Igor Ponosov, lives and works in Moscow as an activist, artist and independent curator of multi-disciplinary projects. After some early graffiti years and publishing several important […]

Upcoming: Stella Im Hultberg – “Mago” @ Spoke Art (SF)

Following up on her solo there in 2015 (covered), Stella Im Hultberg (interviewed) will be opening a show at  Spoke Art in San Francisco this Thursday, August 31st. Entitled Mago, the new body of work from the Portland-based artist includes paintings and drawings that explore her Korean heritage, traditional folk stories, and her experiences with having a child. The name of the exhibition is taken from the mother of mothers and root of creation in Korean mythology, something that resonates with Stella as a mother and an artist. Available […]

Previews: Nuart Stavanger 2017 (Part I)

As we’re getting ready for our yearly visit to Stavanger in Norway, for the 17th edition of Nuart, we wanted to introduce you the artists that will be creating exciting new works around town this year. The festival will take place from the the 31st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition at Tou Scene staying on view through the 15th of October. This year’s theme is POWER and through their work, the artists will discuss who has it, who doesn’t and how street […]

Jay Z Performs With Jeff Koons Balloon Dog @ V Festival

A couple nights ago, Jay Z took to the stage at Virgin V Festival in Chelmsford with a 40 foot inflated Jeff Koons balloon dogg with the blessing of the artist. The rapper is a self-proclaimed admirer of the British sculptor and even included a line – “Oh what a feeling, fuck it I want a billion / Jeff Koons balloons, I just wanna blow up” on his 2013 song Picasso Baby. Take a look at a some fan photos and a video below… Photo credit: @samneill_photo (top […]

Releases: James Jean – “Hunting Party II” Print

Coming up next week (August 29th), James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing a new time limited edition entitled Hunting Party II. The print depicts all the animals of the Chinese Zodiac, comes sized at 21-15/16″ tall × 29-1/2″ wide (image size: 18-3/4″ tall × 27-5/16″ wide), and cost $200. It will only be available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, August 28th and ending at 7:59 AM on Tuesday, August 29th here for those interested. Discuss James Jean here.

Overtime: Aug 14 – Aug 20

More stories from the week that ended Aug 20 (click on bolded words for more information): Kara Walker’s press release for her upcoming Sept. show is a work of art itself. The story about it, from her assistant. RIP: Tshiamo Naledi Letlhogonolo Pinky Mayeng (1993–2017). RIP: Chiara Fumai, who passed away at the age of 39. RIP: Gunnar Birkerts, who passed away at the age of 92. All 16 of the artists, authors, performers and architects on President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities resigns. The secret […]

Openings: Josh Keyes – “Implosion” @ Thinkspace Gallery

A couple weekends ago, Josh Keyes (interviewed) unveiled a new body of work entitled Implosion at Thinkspace Gallery for his long awaited solo show in Los Angeles. The new paintings continue the Portland-based artist’s thoughts on a possible dystopian future, something even more frightening in this political climate. Keyes’ masterful rendering of of nature and the excesses of mankind creates a powerful new series of works that make the viewer consider what we can do to change the bleak outlook for our species and world. Keyes further states – […]