While many street artists are looking for more exotic destinations to create their works in, Escif recently took an intra-country trip from Valencia to Girona in order to visit neighborhood of Gypsies – Font de la Polvora. In his signature style, the artist used this short trip to pay tribute to the locals that live here and their every day life routines and struggles. Font de la Polvora was built in the 60s as a ghetto separated from the historic center with a small mountain. With a single access through […]
On February 20th, robots and donuts will be making their appearance in scores at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles. They are of course the favorite subjects of Eric Joyner’s (interviewed) whimsical paintings and will be again for his new body of work entitled Sweet Dominion. If these metal automatons and classic American fried desserts are something something you enjoy, we’ll see you at the opening. Discuss Eric Joyner here.
One month since his series of works were revealed in Jungle refugee camp in Calais, Banksy just created a new piece in London. Discovered earlier today on the French embassy, the stenciled image features a girl from Les Misérables, tearing up as CS gas flows over her. This wall, which includes a French flag and the iconic girl from the famous musical, comments on the events from the 5th and 6th of January when French authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and concussion grenades while attempting to clean up a section of the camp. Even […]
More stories from the week that ended Jan 24 (click on bolded words for more information): Barbara Kruger’s site-specific work is included in Vancouver Art Gallery’s “MashUp” exhibition. RIP: Leila Alaoui, who passed away at the age of 33 due to injuries suffered during terrorist attack. RIP: Simon Buttimore, who passed away at the age of 56 from motorbike accident. RIP: Thomas McAnulty, who passed away at the age of 73 after being hit by motorcycle. RIP: Jeram Patel, who passed away at the age of 86 after suffering […]
After an enlightening trip to Cambodia for the first David Choe (featured) funded Igloo Hong Project with Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean, and El Mac, it sounds the he’s looking for more artists for the next trip. You can see him soliciting for artists to join him here, as well as posting up his designs for helmets for the next project. Discuss David Choe here.
With this year’s LA Art Show fast approaching, Copro Gallery has prepared their booth with some works from artists on their roster including Mark Garro, Amandine Urruty, Laurie Lee Brom, Joe Sorren (seen above), Lola, Victor Safonkin, Kazuhiro Tsuiji, Jeff Gillette, Alexandra Manukyan, Mark Setrakian, Akihito Ikeda, Lauri Hassold, Robert Connett Paintings, Travis Louie, Olivia, Nikko Hurtado, among others. Take a look at some more preview images below…
Currently at the 533 West 19th Street location of David Zwirner in New York, collaborative works collectively entitled Forgetting the Hand by Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon are on display. This is the first time the two locally-based artists have worked together and their modified exquisite corpse technique of swapping a series of drawings to work on where part of what the other person did is concealed leads to some interesting results. Discuss Marcel Dzama here. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.
Starting next month, the Futura Chuck Taylor All Star II collection from Converse will be releasing at specialty retailers, Converse stores and online at Converse.com. This project with the NY graffiti legend will be the first artist collaboration with the redesigned Chuck Taylor All Star from the American shoe company. As you can see, the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature aesthetic can be seen featured on the sneaker (hi-top and the ox), apparel and accessories collection. Via Highsnobiety. Discuss Futura here.
Gris1, a member of the infamous DMV crew from France, recently opened his Mixité Sociale solo at Galerie Artistik Rezo in Paris on the 13th of January. The show includes an elaborate installation created in the gallery space, along with several large canvases, ink drawings on paper, and limited edition lithographs. Inspired by pigeons as an animal that humans sharing their living space with, all the works featured depict the “rats of the skies,” as they are seen in some parts of the world. The whole exhibition is created around […]
On January 14th, Galerie Le Feuvre in Paris opened the 3rd edition of the annual Paper Party group show. Their first exhibition of the year features the same concept they started a few years ago, showing five artists represented by the gallery – Mist, Paul Insect, Ella & Pitr, Pixel Pancho and Daniel Muñoz – San. For this edition, each participating artist received a wall of the gallery to paint, adding sort of a mural exhibition along with showing smaller works. Each of the five murals measuring approximately six meters long by four […]