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Videos: “Here Comes The Neighborhood” Series 1-7

Last month, we brought you the trailer for Here Comes The Neighborhood, a new video series focusing on Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The latest episode features the prolific street photographer, Martha Cooper (interviewed), and her views on the blossoming mecca of street art and graffiti that has become a destination for all art fans during Art Basel Week. Check out some of the other episodes after the jump including features on IRAK, Sego & Saner, Intercambio, Kenny Scharf, and Gaia.

Teaser: SHAG – “Animal Kingdom” @ Corey Helford

Next February in Los Angeles, Josh Agle aka SHAG will be presenting a new body of work at the Corey Helford Gallery, site of his solo (covered) at the end of 2009. It looks like animal costumes and hijinks will ensue when Animal Kingdom opens with paintings all created in his retro-chic fashion. Discuss SHAG here.

Showing: AJ Fosik @ Galerie LJ

After an impressive showing in New York during the month of October where he elevated the complexity and creativity of his sculptural pieces to the next level, AJ Fosik has now decided to share his work with the people of Paris. On view until the middle of January, this new show at Galerie LJ features his intricately constructed wooden beasts put together in his signature style. More photos via Streetartnews after the jump…

Roy Lichtenstein – “Landscapes in the Chinese Style” @ Gagosian Gallery (Hong Kong)

Our Hong Kong correspondent, Layla Kawashima, recently stopped by the Gagosian to take some photos of the Roy Lichtenstein exhibition before it closed. Landscapes in the Chinese Style consists of a collection of lesser known works from the famous pop artist that features his reinterpretation of traditional Chinese painting. He states: “I think (the Chinese landscapes) impress people with having somewhat the same kind of mystery (historical) Chinese paintings have, but in my mind it’s a sort of pseudo-contemplative or mechanical subtlety…I’m not seriously doing […]

Streets: World Roundup (Dec 19 – Dec 25)

Here is a roundup of the street murals after a Christmas weekend. On that note, we start with this new install in Brussels by Isaac Cordal. Other walls that caught our attention include work from Know Hope (Atlanta), Dot Dot Dot (Oslo), João Maurício (Portugal), Phlegm (UK), PakOne (France), Faith47 (South Africa), and Sten Lex (Rome). See them all after the jump…

Teaser: Natalia Fabia – “Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle” @ Jonathan LeVine

Opening on January 14th at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Punk Rock Rainbow Sparkle will represent Natalia Fabia’s (interviewed) debut solo exhibition in New York. For those of you who know Natalia and her paintings, you will recognize that the title of the show references the very essence of her work. Regarding the show, she states – “Punk rock is one of my true loves. Punk to me is an attitude, a lifestyle. Punk is a middle finger, punk is do-it-yourself, do what you want. It’s a kind […]

Showing: Cai Guo-Qiang – “Saraab” @ Arab Museum of Modern Art

A couple weeks ago, we posted up a video of the amazing Black Ceremony fireworks display from Cai Guo-Qiang that signified the explosive start of his exhibition at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) in Qatar. Now, we can show you some photos we gathered of the incredible sculptures, installations, and works for this showing from the Chinese artist including many site-specific commissioned works. Saraab strives to bring attention to the little known historic Silk Road, a trade route between the Asian and Middle East during […]

Overtime: Dec 19 – Dec 25

Shepard Fairey is among the artists that have work in the Police Brutality Coloring Book. An interview with Askew. Tyke/Witnes and Dabs & Myla paint a wall in Miami – caught on video. Man accused of removing Banksy work off wall and putting on eBay for £17,000. LA Weekly’s top ten street art and graffiti stories of 2011.  Guess what’s number one? JR, Jacob Kassay, Aurel Schmidt, and Sam Falls,  among Forbes’ 30 Under 30: Art & Design. More MBW and Banksy speculation, including accusation […]

Happy Holidays from Julia Chiang!

New York artist Julia Chiang took a moment to send out a holiday greeting. Instead of using ceramic chains to get her ideas across as she did in her Half Gallery show Security is Mostly a Superstition, she used the simple ambiance of Christmas lights to show the LOVE.

Merry Christmas from Nick Veasey!

Nick Veasey is an artist from the UK who uses the power of the x-ray in his art to counter the obsession in modern society with the superficial. His method involves peeling back the external visual appearances of objects to show the inner beauty although in this case, it kind of defeats the purpose of wrapping gifts.  Looks cool though – Merry Christmas! Via Who Killed Bambi.