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Streets: World Roundup (Nov 14 – Nov 20)

For this week’s world roundup of street work, Miami continues to be a hotpot as Art Basel Miami Week gets inexorably closer and closer. This newest piece is from the UK-based Eine who used some borrowed paint from ABOVE for this piece. Look after the jump for more walls from Jesse Geller and Kunle Martins (Miami), Invader (Paris), Kislow (Ukraine), Cassette Lord (England), Aaron De La Cruz (San Francisco),  Snyder (California), Olek (Poland), Gaia (France), Jaz, and Herbert Baglione (Mexico).

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

Ai Weiwei sings Caonima at his fans’ request. The iPad video has lyrics that may be interpreted as “fuck your mother” in certain tones and contains slang for “fuck your mother’s vagina.” It is probably directed at the Chinese government. Ai Weiwei to challenge his $2.4M tax bill using money donated to him by supporters. The story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column, from its original concept to its display at the Getty Center. Tate director Nick Serota urges rethinking of climate […]

Previews: LUDO – “Super Discount” @ The Garage (Amsterdam)

With his debut gallery exhibition in the spring followed up by another solo in the summer, LUDO (interviewed) will be ending things on a high note with his third show of the year. Opening Saturday, November 26th, Super Discount will see the Paris-based street artist will bring his signature brand of green tinged work to The Garage in Amsterdam. For the first time, the artist will also produce some work on canvas, something he has thus far shied away from. Long fascinated with Warhol’s production […]

Openings: Mitsy Ávila Ovalles – “When You Grow Up, Your Heart Dies” @ Cukui

Last Thursday, Bay Area artist Mitsy Ávila Ovalles opened up her latest solo show in her hometown of San Jose at Cukui, a clothing store that also holds monthly art exhibitions on one end. Her work is done in a wide variety of mediums that include painting, crochet and digital, which is heavily influenced by Mexican pop culture, b-list celebrities, food and sports (like a misguided Dodger fan). Most of her paintings are heavily textured and has the feel of a weathered collage (upon close […]

Preview: Ron English – “Seasons in Supurbia” @ Corey Helford

Tonight in Culver City, art show attendees will be subjected to the surreal vision of Ron English (featured). Seasons in Supurbia, the NY-based painter’s newest solo show, will be held at the Corey Helford Gallery and will feature beautiful renderings of your favorite cast of “popaganda” characters including toy soldiers, camo-deer, hulk-boy, and more – including some surprises. More preview images after the jump…

Art Focus: Diego Gravinese

This weekend’s Art Focus is on Buenos Aires-based artist Diego Gravinese. His large scale oil on canvas paintings often both photorealistic yet surreal at the same time, leading to some interesting juxtapositions. Check out more examples after the jump…

Basel Week Miami ’11 / Videos: COPE2 – “Rise to the Occasion” Preview

Another show to check out while in Miami for this year’s Art Basel Week is a new solo from COPE2, who we recently saw in New York & Amsterdam. Still on a prolific pace, the wildstyle legend from the Bronx will be bringing a new body of work entitled Rise to the Occasion to the Wynwood Arts District (167 NW25th Street) for a show opening on December 1st and running to the 4th. Preview pics after the jump…
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Openings: Mark Hunter – “Glossy Girls” @ Stephen Webster

If you frequent Los Angeles night life spots, chances are that you and your glamorous friends have had your picture taken by Mark Hunter, aka The Cobrasnake. Although he is affectionately known for these party and special event snapshots, Hunter also has a more serious side, taking high fashion editorial photographs for such clients as Calvin Klein, Helmut Lang, Exit Magazine, Lacoste, Jeremy Scott and Wild Fox. Curated by Sonja Teri, these images are exhibited in Glossy Girls, now showing at the No Regrets Lounge […]
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Basel Week Miami ’11 / Streets: Andrew Schoultz (Part i)

The San Francisco-based Andrew Schoultz is currently braving the heat in Miami working on a massive mural for Primary Flight that will take what sounds like over two weeks to complete. Seeing as this is only Day 6, fans heading over for Art Basel Week have much to look forward for when this insanely detailed and intricate wall is complete. While in town, make sure you stop by the Marx & Zavattero (site of Andrew’s solo in 2010) booth at PULSE to see some of […]
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Releases: Joe Sorren x Ingrid Michaelson – “Human Again” Album Cover and Print

Arizona-based artist, Joe Sorren, (featured) recently revealed a sublime new painting he created for Ingrid Michaelson’s soon to be released new album – Human Again. For those who love this image as much as us, you are in luck. Joe has also decided to release a limited edition print (run of 125) based on it, AND it’s 40% off the first week. For more details and to purchase go here. Also, fans in Italy, don’t miss your rare chance to see Joe’s work in person […]