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Videos: Cai Guo-Qiang – “1040M Underground” @ Izolyatsia (Ukraine)

Just this past weekend, Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang opened his newest solo show at Izolyatsia, the  new art center in the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. Entitled 1040M Underground, the new body of work was inspired by the explosive artist’s visit to the coal and salt mines (1040 meters below ground) of Ukraine’s industrial Donbas region. As you can see from the footage above from Vernissage TV, the environment of the mines was really captured by all the components of the exhibition. Discuss Cai Guo-Qiang […]

Openings: ROA @ INOPERAbLe (Vienna)

ROA, famed street muralist with a predilection for painting animal dissections, recently landed (although he did manage to get in a pre-emptive strike) in Vienna for a solo show at the INOPERAbLE gallery. The Belgium painter produced a new body of work consisting of small drawings, paintings on found objects, and a large interactive wall piece. As he continues his anatomical explorations, ROA still finds way to try new things and keep things fresh – this time notably with pull down screens as well as […]

Openings: Shepard Fairey – “An Exhibition of Fine Art Prints” @ The Independent

Longtime supporters of Shepard Fairey’s work, ToyRoom Gallery and Outer Edge Studio, hosted his latest show, An Exhibition of Fine Art Prints this past weekend at the Independent in Sand City, CA. The show features an array of works direct from the Obey Giant archives, such as screens on metal, large format prints, a hand painted multiple, a couple of stencil collages. Check out photos of Friday evening’s preview night reception after the jump…

Teaser: FriendsWithYou – “In The Beginning” @ Colette

Starting tomorrow, August 29th, Miami collective FriendsWithYou (who just exhibited in New York) will be showing at the Colette in Paris. In The Beginning will feature bronze sculptures, a series of graphic illustrations, including some in-store exclusives, an animated video, and a small world of pets magic gifts and limited editions all presented with the childlike innocence and geometric mastery the duo is known for. After hitting up France, FWY will be headed to Sao Paulo, Brazil as guest speakers at the BOOMSPDESIGN annual conference. Discuss Friends […]
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Damien Hirst Labia Tattoo for Garage Magazine

For fans out there, the ultimate sign of their love for an artist’s imagery is to permanently tattoo it to their skin. In fact, we have featured some of these in the past and we are certain there are some readers out there right now who have taken their admiration to that level. In a high profile move, Damien Hirst recently designed a green-and-black butterfly, which was then tattooed onto the crotch of Shauna Taylor. The model has been quoted as saying – “I have a […]

Overtime: August 22 – August 28

Lawsuit between Gerard Malanga and John Chamberlain concerning “fake Warhol” painting (pictured above) finally settled. Ai Weiwei warned by China over recent Twitter activity. Lady Gaga appropriates contemporary artists again. Jerry Saltz chats about Willem de Kooning with his biographer. Sneak peak video for Work of Art Season 2, premiering Oct 12 on Bravo. Great Park in Irvine, CA to get a arts complex called Great Park Gallery. Art magazine banned in Texas prisons for being too sexy. Gallery in Long Beach specializes in sculptural […]

Openings: Prime – “Not For Sale” @ Loft In Space

Hawaii-based graffiti writer Prime just had an opening entitled Not For Sale at Honolulu’s Loft In Space. You may remember his gorgeous peacock mural at this year’s Pow Wow back in February. This time, he exhibited a fresh set of large works including a crisply painted ride. As always Prime’s dope images aren’t just skin deep, his style masks a thoughtful view into the social and artistic lives on the islands of Hawaii. The show runs until September 10th, so check it out if you […]

Showing: Rhandy P. Tambio @ Human Imagination

Check out this exhibition by Rhandy P. Tambio, the creative director for our friends at Hawaii’s In4mation. The show is held in Human Imagination’s latest Honolulu space that functions as both a gallery space and showroom. Rhandy brings a body or work that hits numerous mediums and genres, from installation, photography and design, he brings a unique look at the icons from around the world and cultures that have fought for humanity. Check it out after the jump.
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Art Focus: Andreas Englund

For this week’s Art Focus, we bring you the humorous paintings of Swedish artist Andreas Englund. Through his skills of the brush, he answers questions like what happens when a superhero is flying through the air and suddenly needs to use the bathroom?  Or, how do you perform dental procedures on someone who has super teeth? He states “humour can be the carrier of messages that are otherwise hard to convey. For me, it liberates my thoughts and ideas from pretentiousness while at the same […]

Streets: INSA (Hong Kong)

While in Hong Kong for his show at Above Second (covered), INSA found plenty of time for two of his loves, eating and painting. For some of the murals (like the one above), he collaborated with local artist Xeme, whose Chinese calligraphy were tributes to the now deceased Hong Kong OG graffiti legend, Tsang Tsaou Choi, aka “King of Kowloon”. More pics INSA sent us after the jump…