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Streets: Pejac (London)

Only 10 days ahead of his big London debut, Pejac released another fresh intervention created recently on the streets of British capital. As a response to Brexit and it’s causes and consequences, the Spanish artist came up with yet another fresh concept to comment on the sensitive sociopolitical issue. Borrowing a title from the iconic British band Oasis, Don’t Look Back in Anger is a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night scratched with car keys on a hood of a black Jaguar. Mixing vandalism and fine […]
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Streets: Update

The second edition of POW! WOW! Long Beach is underway with artists painting in the streets as well as inside the Long Beach Museum of Art for the upcoming Vitality & Verve: In The Third Dimension show (covered). Here’s a look at some of the public art going up before our eyes (map here) featuring some of this year’s participants including Andrew Hem, Cinta Vidal, Ernest Zacharevic (seen above), Felipe Pantone, Hula, Pantonio, Sarah Joncas, and Yoskay Yamamoto (see full list here). Photo credit: @bshigeta. Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.
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Upcoming: Jeff Soto – “The Sotofish Society” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

On September 10th, Jeff Soto (interviewed) will be returning to Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York for another solo show. Entitled The Sotofish Society, the exhibition will see the Southern California-based artist re-exploring some of the past elements of his work including yetis, reapers, robots, landscapes, antlers, geometric shapes, and of course the iconic Sotofish! We’ll have more for you before the show opens but makes plans to be there if you are in the area. Discuss Jeff Soto here.
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Streets: Blu (Ljubljana)

Italian artist and activist Blu visited Slovenia last month in order to support the efforts of the local Rog Factory (Tovarna Rog) squat in their fight against the municipality of Ljubljana. During his stay, the street artist painted a strong piece depicting a gun created out of different tools, instruments and equipment used by the squatters, symbolizing their strength in their fight against the capital. This old bicycle factory has been abandoned since the downfall of Yugoslavia until 2006. For the last decade, it served as […]
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Recap: World Street Painting 2016 (Arnhem)

Over the last week, artists from around the world gathered in Arnhem in the Netherlands for third World Street Painting Festival. With the theme of the Olympics in mind, artists Leon Keer, Tracy Lee Stum, Adry del Rocio and Carlos Alberto, Vera Bugatti, Luigi Legno, Remko van Schaik, Tomoteru Saito, Gregor Wosik, Eduardo Relero, Ruben Poncia, Alex Maksiov, David ter Horst, Maureen Kolhoff, Jena Fiers, Marianne Schokkenbroek got to work on their anamorphic three dimensional street paintings – chalk in hand. As you can see […]
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Streets: Deih // North West Walls (Belgium)

Recently during the Rock Werchter Festival of Belgium, Deih was invited to paint some stacked metal storage containers for the North West Walls event. Working well with the unique painting surface, the Spanish street artist chose to create some of his signature otherworldly comic-inspired imagery with an upside down character. He further explains his piece – “We, humans, only can watch at Cosmos’ face trapped by our limit´s perception. We will follow trying to understand it although I think we are not able to think […]
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Showing: “20 Years Later” @ Gallery 1988 West

Currently showing at Gallery 1988 West is 20 Years Later, a group exhibition featuring artwork inspired by films from 1996. Cult films are certainly a subject that the Los Angeles showplace has delved into before (including last year’s 30 Years Later show). From just the examples here we have included, you can see artists were inspired by movies such as Independence Day, Scream, Space Jam, Fargo, Romeo + Juliet, and many more. The show runs through July 16th if you are interested in seeing it […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Feb 21 – July 10)

It’s been quite some time since our last Streets World Roundup feature so now’s as good a time as ever to review some of the street art around the world that you may have missed in the last few months. Leading things off is a mural entitled Trumpty Dumpty that Ron English (featured) recently painted with the help of the Bushwick Collective, Mana Urban Arts, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery that make his political views clear. Other notable work come from Shok-1 (UK), Mobstr (UK), El Mac (Morocco), […]
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Upcoming: Scott Listfield – “LAX” @ Gallery 1988 East

After a showing in London (covered), Scott Listfield’s next exhibition will open in Los Angeles on July 15th entitled LAX. The solo at Gallery 1988 East (7021 Melrose Ave) will feature four groups of paintings – The Lost Treasures of Bowie, Close Ups, LA Nights, and The Ruins. Expect more adventures with his signature astronaut while visiting iconic scenes in the the City of Angels. Discuss Scott Listfield here.
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Overtime: July 4 – July 10

More stories from the week that ended July 10 (click on bolded words for more information): Dread Scott updates historic protest flag and installs it outside of Jack Shainman Gallery. RIP: Elyse Grinstein, who passed away at the age of 87. RIP: Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away at the age of 76, after being diagnosed with gastrointestinal disease. RIP: Dave Heath, who passed away on his 85th birthday after a fall. The demise of Artlist. Tracy Williams, Ltd. closes gallery space. Brooklyn Museum closed for the weekend due […]