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Streets: Inti (Marseille)

After a couple of quiet months, Inti recently painted a new large piece in Marseille. La Madre Secular (The Secular Mother) was painted at the crowded Marche aux Puces commercial center in collaboration with the Galerie Saint Laurent as a part of their Street Art show. Staying true to his signature color palette and use of symbols and patterns, the Chilean artist produced another piece that is stepping away from his earlier, cartoon-like characters. Using spray paint to create textures, tones and shades, he painted a piece that […]

Streets: Banksy (Bristol)

As per usual with the elusive British art superstar, a new piece by Banksy was discovered out of nowhere at Bridge Farm Primary School in Bristol this morning. The work was done as a thank you gift to the children that named one of the houses after him. A few weeks ago, the school ran a competition to change house names, and ended up deciding to name them after Bristol legends. After the children choose Brunel, Blackbeard, Cabot and Banksy, the school officials wrote to Banksy’s team to let […]

Overtime: May 30 – June 5

More stories from the week that ended June 5 (click on bolded words for more information): Sebastian Black discusses his new paintings in Bomb Magazine. RIP: Makiko Futaki, who passed away at the age of 58. RIP: Baroness Marion Lambert, who passed away at the age of 73 after being hit by a bus. Police in Spain arrest seven in relation to the theft of five Francis Bacon paintings from home in Madrid. ARTnews covers censorship issue regarding Darja Bajagić work. The artist replies to curator Aaron […]

Releases: Josh Keyes – “Goliath” Print

It looks like Josh Keyes (interviewed) is getting ready to make available a print version of his Goliath painting, last seen at Banksy’s Dismaland. Release through Thinkspace, some of the proceeds from the new limited edition will go to benefit Born Free USA, a national animal advocacy nonprofit. Subscribe to Thinkspace’s mailing list here to learn the time and particulars of the upcoming release. *edit* Print will be available on Friday, June 10th (10am PST) on the gallery’s webstore. It will be an edition of 300, measure 18×18 inches, and cost […]

Openings: Greg Simkins – “Beyond Shadows” @ KP Projects // MKG & Launch LA

Last month, KP Projects // MKG in West Hollywood hosted the opening for the latest solo from Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured). Entitled Beyond Shadows, the new pieces continue the locally-based artist’s surreal explorations of hybrid creatures rendered in a vivid palette. Also included were a some paintings from his series featuring his Stab E. Mack switchblade characters. Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Greg Simkins here.

Releases: Sainer – “Snowman” Box Set

Today at 10 am (PST), Thinkspace will be releasing a new box set in their online shop from Sainer (one half of the Etam Cru) referencing their exhibition at the gallery last year (covered). Entitled Snowman, the unique collection of art paraphernalia includes a 15″ x 15″ 7 layer screenprint on laser cut plywood of a snowman head, a special box stamped with the Polish artist’s baseball player design, three die-cut stickers, an enamel pin of the iconic Etam Cru skull icon, and a signed and numbered COA. The […]

Releases: Escif – “Cesta Con Fruta” Print

On Monday, June 6th at 6PM CEST (12PM EDT), Escif will be releasing a new limited edtion via Elsewhere.es. The new lithograph is titled Cesta Con Fruta (Basket With Fruit) and will be released in an edition of 120 pieces. The image depicts a fruit basket, familiar image from classic art, with several grenades hidden among the grapes and apples. Once again, the Spanish artist sends a sharp, almost humorous message about the state of our society and the presence of weapons in everyday life. This offset lithograph will each […]

Streets: Felipe Pantone (Paris)

Last month, Felipe Pantone visited Paris in order to create his contribution to the ongoing Lasco Project curated by Hugo Vitrani for Palais De Tokyo. Following the work from Stelios Faitakis, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine, Philippe Baudelocque, JR and Os Gemeos for the project, the prolific Argentinian-born artist and his team painted an impressive installation in the tunnel of the A86 Duplex, between Rueil-Malmaison in Vélizy, west of Paris. The young artist, known for his graphic based work that plays with dimensions, illusion and use of digital imagery, painted walls, floors and ceiling of this monumental space, took the […]

Openings: Yayoi Kusama @ Victoria Miro

Victoria Miro in London is currently hosting a new exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Yayoi Kusama. Spanning the gallery’s three locations and waterside garden, the exhibition features new paintings, pumpkin sculptures, and immersive room experiences, all made especially for this showing. This is the artist’s most extensive exhibition at the gallery to date, and it is the first time mirror rooms have gone on view in London since Kusama’s major retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. Her iconic dots patterns, pumpkins and mirror rooms are a lifelong exploration of the […]