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Introducing: POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015

Between the 7th and 14th of February, the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu will host another, the 6th edition of the POW! WOW! festival. Supported by RVCA, Montana Cans, and Hawaiian Airlines, the Valentine’s day week has become a central part of this large project that celebrates culture, music and art. During this week, the crème de la crème of street and urban art world will be creating murals, showing artwork at gallery shows, hosting lectures, all around Honolulu. Turning warehouses, shop windows, storage spaces, garages and other buildings around […]
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Recap: RVCAloha x POW! WOW! 2014

Like in 2013 (covered), 2014 saw POW! WOW! Hawaii collaborate again with the annual gathering of RVCA’s advocates and artists for their winter getaway. Along with a highlight performance by Action Bronson at Republick to launch a BornXRaised and RVCA collaboration, guests also enjoyed watching a new mural (see video below by Andrew Tran) go up at the Keolu Skatepark in Kailua, Hawaii, painted by Dmote and Soul. Along with the footage of the mural, also check out more photos from the event below. Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta.
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Recap: Kevin Peterson – “Remnants” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Yesterday, we stopped by on the last day of the soldout Kevin Peterson show at Thinkspace Gallery to check out his new paintings. Collectively entitled Remnants, the fresh collection of works feature the Houston-based artist’s children and animal portraiture in urban settings. Utilizing these unlikely subjects with such stark backgrounds often featuring graffiti, abandoned structures, and overgrowth provides a contrast that is recognizable in all of his work. Some of the pieces had three-dimensional elements included (like metal grills) that fit in seamlessly into the […]
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Overtime: Dec 29 – Jan 4

More stories from the week that ended Jan 4 (click on bolded words for more information): Mitchell-Innes & Nash’s three-person show with Jo Baer, Anne Neukamp, and Diane Simpson. Family sues Majestic Collection Fine Art Gallerie after sculpture kills their toddler. Elana Pritchard illustrates her experience in jail and with the legal system. 14-year-old girl in Hong Kong arrested for drawing chalk flowers on a wall at protest site. Tania Bruguera arrested three times in two days in Cuba. Authenticity in use of Tracey Emin’s […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14: Pryce Lee @ Untitled. (Anonymous Gallery)

While taking in the art at the Untitled. art fair (covered) in Miami, we stopped by the booth from Mexico City’s Anonymous Gallery to check out a few works from Pryce Lee. Along with pairing an open cage with one of his “bird hitting the window” works, the artist who balances his time between New York and the UK also contributed one of his signature bullet pieces, but this time incorporating an aquarium. See all our coverage of Basel Week Miami here. Discuss Pryce Lee here.
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Rewind: Dec 1 – Jan 1

It’s been a month since our last Rewind feature, so let’s ring in the new year with some art-related videos you may enjoy. Leading things off is an interesting project – U2’s Films of Innocence, showcasing 11 artist films from Conor Harrington, Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James. We have for you a look at what Harrington came up with as well as a trailer of all the videos below, but to see the rest, […]
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Showing: visualSKIN – “Ghost Ship” @ Amsterdam Light Festival

For the newest edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival showing through January 18th, the four person Romania-based architecture collective visualSKIN have created a stunning installation entitled Ghost Ship. Projecting the image of a 17th century onto two perpendicular curtains of weather, the piece references the rich maritime history of Netherlands’ capital city. Those in town can see this colorful replica of the famous Dutch East India Company ship that started its maiden voyage to Batavia in 1749 in person in front of the ARCAM Amsterdam Center for Architecture and The National Maritime […]
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Previews: “4th Annual Supersonic Invitational” @ Spoke Art (1/10/14)

Opening on January 10th at Spoke Art in San Francisco will be the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational (see 2014, 2013, 2012). Curated by Zach Tutor of Supersonic Art, the group exhibition will feature work from over 60 artists including Alessandra Maria, Alex Pardee, Allan Innman, Amy Sol, Bezt, Brett Amory, Cahill Wessel, Cam Floyd, Camilla D’Errico, Casey Weldon, Charlie Immer, Charmaine Olivia, Christian Rex Van Minnen, Christine Wu, Conrad Roset, Dan Christofferson, Daniel Danger, David Slone, Edwin Ushiro, Erik Jones, Fumi Mini Nakumara, Glenn Arthur, Hanksy, Hannah […]
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Ron English & Olek for New Year’s Eve “Popaganda” Artist Ball @ Tribeca Grand Hotel

Tonight in New York, the Tribeca Grand Hotel will be ringing in the New Year’s with a Popaganda Artist Ball. One of the highlights for fans will be this sculptural collaboration between Ron English (featured) who recently unveiled a solo himself (covered) at the hotel and Olek. Featuring one of English’s recognizable characters sitting astride a dinosaur covered in Olek’s signature crochet, look for attendees to take plenty of photos of this joint creation. The event will be hosted by Ron English, Olek, Jon Burgerman, Buff Monster, Logan Hicks, Juxtapoz Magazine, Lori Zimmer […]
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Basel Week Miami ’14 / Streets: Case (Miami)

Along with a permanent mural at the prestigious Wynwood Walls complex, German street artist case (aka Andreas von Chrzanowski) also made time to paint this beautiful piece in the surrounding area. Dedicated to the courageous Tuğçe Albayrak who was beaten to death just because she tried to save two other girls from beeing molested by some thugs, the wall certainly stood out with the Maclaim crew member’s signature use of hand imagery and photorealistic spray can skills. Take a look at more detailed photos below… See all our […]