More stories from the week that ended on Nov 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Gerald Laing’s Lincoln Convertible, painting of the assassination of JFK, has gone on display at Tate Britain. Organized criminal gangs are increasingly targeting valuable works of art and antiques in the UK. Vilma Bautista convicted on conspiracy and tax fraud charges stemming from attempted sale of Marcos paintings. Michael Little sells fake Chihuly glass sculptures and subsequently gets 5 months in prison for his efforts. More victims of Knoedler […]
Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland played host to a three-man show entitled Three The Hard Way. The three artists, Christopher Derek Bruno (interviewed), Augustine Kofie (featured), and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe are all members of the Transcend Collective and have evolved their individual aesthetics while drawing from their graffiti background. Take a look at more photos of the opening and installation below… Discuss this show here.
A group of renegade art bandits calling themselves the Underdogs are proving themselves to be quite a powerhouse with one large scale art project after another. This latest gathering of the minds produced a group show titled “TRAINS & GENERATIONS” at the Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon featuring the imagery of three iconic graffiti photographers over the coarse of more than three decades – from Martha Cooper’s pioneering photos depicting the underbelly of New York City graffiti of the 70′s and 80′s to the works of Alex Fakso and Smart […]
Tomorrow (November 23, 3-9pm) in New York, Todd James will be releasing a zine at The Newsstand in Brooklyn (inside the Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St. stop on the G and L trains). Those attending the event will see a Sword & Sorcery themed installation based on the dungeons and dragons type pieces he has been posting onto his Instagram (some more of which are seen below) recently. Discuss Todd James here.
FriendsWithYou makes a return to Miami next month for a special project at The Mondrian for Art Basel Week. The showing entitled Somewhere Over the Rainbow will explore the full color spectrum and how they relate to emotions spanning from the combination of colors (white), representing life, to the absence of color (black), representing death. The immersive installation will feature the collective’s signature geometric characters through the creation of inflatables, often seen in their large-scale projects (see The High Line & Hyundai). Starting December 5th, through […]
Just this passed September 11th, New York-based artist Daniel Arsham and music producer Pharrell Williams unveiled their first collaborative endeavor at The Standard East Village Hotel in New York City. The result of their joint venture materialized as four re-creations of a Casino MT-500 keyboard, which is the first instrument on which Pharrell ever created music on. Like previous work that Arsham has done, the sculptures (made from different materials which included crystal, volcanic ash, and steel) are created to look like found artifacts that […]
On the 22nd of November, UTBNYC will be opening their first charity benefit show entitled Home Sweet Home. For this exhibition, they invited 30 artists from all over the world to participate and help the cause. The list of the participating artists include some of the NYC’s notable names in graffiti, street art and urban art, showing and offering their works along with their colleagues from all over the world including Swoon, Miss Bugs, Faile, Judith Supine, RAE, Martin Whatson, EELUS, Aakash Nihalani, Priest, Carl Cashman, Zed1, Phlegm, and […]
For those street art fan traveling to Miami for Art Basel Week, you will probably want to stop by the new iteration of the Faile and Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. With all new videogame programs and pinball machines featuring the Brooklyn-based artists’ iconic images, the interactive mixed-media installation will be an immersive experience, just the like the previous two showings in 2010 (London & New York). Sponsored by Perrier, head over (1604 Washington Blvd in Miami Beach) between December 3rd through 7th (3pm til late) to see this […]
On November 23rd, Seattle-based artist Mike Leavitt (interviewed) will be opening his solo show, Empire Peaks, at Jonathan LeVine Gallery where he will be debuting a brand new series of statuary. The fresh work featuring historical figures, each being transformed to a recognizable Star Wars character, is composed of 5-part articulating pieces ranging in height from 12” to 36.” If you’re in the NYC area this Saturday, drop by and say what’s up to Mike and check out the hand sculpted carved wood and polymer clay works. Take a […]
New York-based artist Clark Goolsby opens his new solo this coming weekend. The exhibition is aptly entitled Shatter, as Goolsby’s artworks are quite literally explosive. Shards and threads of found elements are combined within his pieces to create his multi-layered compositions. This show uses collage-based elements created by the artist alongside his assorted paint mediums of acrylic, ink and spray paint with the works being a reflection on the frenetic world in which we live, an exploration on finding order in a world that is constantly barraging […]