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Openings: “European Bailout Show” @ Post No Bills

This past Thursday, Post No Bills gallery held their second gallery exhibit which featured works by the likes of Anthony Micallef, Conor Harrington, Ian Francis, Jonathan Yeo, JR, Mode 2, Paul Insect, Stanley Donwood, Vhils and Zevs. Titled as the European Bailout Show, this exhibition focused entirely on some of Europe’s most interesting artists working today. It was clear from the large number of attendees that Steve Lazarides’ new California venture continues a successful run especially after coming off the highly touted Faile show. This […]
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Openings: Audrey Kawasaki – “Restlessly Still” @ Merry Karnowsky

On Saturday night, the LA art crowd packed the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to see the work of three artists – Femke Hiemstra, Deedee Cheriel, and of course Audrey Kawasaki (interviewed). On display were paintings and cutout drawings all displaying Ms. Kawasaki’s exquisite eye for detail, mastery of her medium (especially in integrating wood grain), and her sensuous touch. After being impressed by what we saw in an advanced look a couple weeks ago, we can now say that seeing the pieces on the walls and in the proper […]

Os Gemeos Commission for will.i.am

It’s well established that will.i.am is a patron of the arts as evidenced by his involvement with the Grammy art shows (2009 and 2010) and music video featuring the work of Shepard Fairey. Now we see a little bit of his personal collection as he has added this commissioned piece from Os Gemeos entitled boombox planet centered on a character with his likeness standing on a globe of speakerboxes that the twins have made famous with multiple installations including at exhibits in LA, Paris, Portugal, and […]

Greg Simkins & Deph Custom Surfboards – US Open of Surfing Pac Sun Booth

If you happen to be in Orange County for the US Open of Surfing which started yesterday, make sure you make it over to the Pac Sun booth as they will have some custom surfboards on display as well as live painting sessions all week. Angry Woebots sparked it off yesterday with a nice canvas and Greg “Craola” Simkins (featured) will cap it off next Saturday. Take a look at the full list of events here as well as some in progress photos of Simkins […]

Overtime: July 25 – 31

Matthew Barney’s Cremaster Cycle has been condensed into short clips via Little Big Planet on Playstation 3.  And, a wonderful opportunity to be in a Barney film. 2011 Collection of Bob Dylan prints go on sale. Monet landscape and Pissarro apple tree among acquisitions by Philadelphia Museum of Art. White Cube is opening in Hong Kong trying to woo Asian collectors. Petition supporting closure of streets for downtown LA Art Walk after baby killed by motorist. Looking back at Diane Arbus on the anniversary of […]

Streets: West Hollywood Library Wrapup (Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, RETNA)

Although the new public library in West Hollywood isn’t set to open until the fall, the three large murals by Shepard Fairey, Kenny Scharf, and RETNA are now complete. Billed as an extension to MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition, the project (which we have been following) was apparently conceived by Jeffrey Deitch himself and will also include some additional indoor work from Fairey. The work however may not be permanent as the city has only committed to hosting the murals through July 2012. More […]
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Streets: Conor Harrington (London)

After gifting his native country of Ireland with three cowboy-themed murals (here, here and here), Conor Harrington (interviewed) has returned to England to continue working on his next solo show. He did find time however to paint this wall in London going back to his signature colonial style. More shots from unusualimage after the jump, but also check out some in-progress photos from Hooked Blog here.

Preview: “Genesis to Revelation” @ Copro Gallery

Tonight, besides Ewelina and Genevive Zacconi’s joint show (previewed), the Copro Gallery will also be hosting a group exhibition entitled Genesis to Revelation. Artists were asked to re-interpret the religious symbology and icons from thousands of years ago about creation and the apocalypse in their own special way. Included in the exhibition are Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori, Stephanie Henderson, Tin, Leslie Ditto, Chrystal Chan, Dave MacDowell, Charles Wish, Vincent Cacciotti, Brian Smith and many more. Take a look the interesting direction Luke Chueh decided to take his piece (above) with […]

Streets: Nick Walker in Paris

Nick Walker (interviewed) went on a little trip over to France recently and our correspondent Butterfly tagged along with the Bristol artist as he wandered the streets of Paris to do a little scenic adjustment. With the help of his stencils and Butterfly’s trusty camera, we bring you this fun vid from the City of Romance. Check out some still shots after the jump.

Previews: “Oniomania” @ Martha Otero

On Saturday, Martha Otero Gallery will be hosting a group show entitled Oniomania. The literal definition of the term is compulsive buying and with a solid roster of all-star artists such as John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, James Jean, David Choe, Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou, Darren Romanelli, Chris Beas, Jonathan Borofsky, Liz Craft, Sebastian Clough, Wim Delvoye, Lia Halloran, Adam Janes, Brand Kahlhamer, Donald Lipski, Bruce Nauman, and Jason Polan, it’s hard to see anyone not wanting to shop til they drop at this editions-themed exhibition. We […]