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Streets: Da Mental Vaporz (Melbourne)

We’ve been following the Da Mental Vaporz crew in Australia as they are currently showing at Rtist Gallery. Combining a patchwork of their different styles, the DMV crew consisting of Bom-K, Blo, Brusk, Dran, Gris1, ISO, Jaw, Kan, and Sowat just completed an imaginary bestiary on a four-storey building in the heart of Chinatown, making it the largest graffiti mural of Melbourne. More exclusive photos after the jump…

Showing: ROA – “Defragmentation” @ The Scarlett Gallery

As we reported on earlier this month, not only did ROA reveal a new body of work entitled Fragments at the Scarlett Gallery in Stockholm (covered), he also created a separate special installation for his fans in Sweden. Defragmentation features his animalistic anatomical works in the form of wall murals and individual paintings with the Belgium-based street muralist’s signature movable panels. More photos of the show by Anthony Hill and Henrik Haven after the jump…

Videos: Usugrow Artist Profile

Our friends over at the Backwoods Gallery recently sent over this video that they put together as an artist profile for Japanese artist Usugrow. If you remember, we covered the calligrapher and painter’s show at the gallery along with fellow Shinganist artist, Toshikazu Nozaka back in July of last year. Making good use of the time in Melbourne, some footage of Usugrow’s amazing script in the studio as well as on the streets was interlaced with an interview where he touched on topics such as his […]

Releases: Joe Ledbetter – 12″ Mutant Bunny (Hand Painted) Part III

As you have seen in our previous coverage (here & here), Joe Ledbetter has been painting a series of mutant bunny sculptures. Sometimes mirroring paintings he has created in the past and sometimes coming up with something new, the 12″ customs are beautiful to behold and certainly something true JLed fans would want in their collections. The pieces are sculpted by Pretty in Plastic – please email [email protected] if you want to be informed of the next release. More images of the most recent pieces […]

Liu Bolin for Harper’s Bazaar

As we saw for ourselves when we spent some time with Liu Bolin in New York, his creative process is fascinating to say the least. It looks like we aren’t the only ones that feel that way as the Chinese photographer was recently commissioned by Harper’s Bazaar to work on a fashion shoot with them. The concept was to “camouflage” the designers of major fashion brands with his signature technique in photos where they were painted to blend into a background of their clothing. More photos […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part IV

Continuing to follow JR (featured) across Los Angeles in this early part of 2012 (covered here, here, and here), we now have images of his fourth mural in L.A. which features, for the first time, a portrait shot of not just one person, but rather a couple. Here we have photos of the entire process from beginning to end, as well as a closer look at JR behind the camera and at his diligent crew who have so far made this go around a memorable one. […]

Releases / Benefits: Marion Peck – “The Salmon Spirit” Print

Earlier today, Marion Peck released a new limited edition print through Porterhouse Fine Art entitled The Salmon Spirit. This signed and numbered offering will be in an edition size of 100,  19″ x 20″, and priced at $300, with all proceeds going towards benefiting the Nature Conservancy. Currently still available, go here if you are interested in adding it to your collection. Discuss Marion Peck here.

Openings: Os Gemeos – “Miss You” @ PRISM

On Saturday night, dynamic duo Os Gemeos finally revealed their much anticipated new body of work, Miss You, at the PRISM in Los Angeles. As hoped for by their fervent fans in LA, the twins created an immersive installation throughout the architectural showspace featuring their whimsical imagery in the form of large-scale paintings, sculptural elements, and weavings. This show absolutely needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. More photos by James Ng and Taiyo Watanabe after the jump…

Openings: Rosson Crow – “BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB” @ Honor Fraser

Over the weekend, the Honor Fraser Gallery hosted the opening for BALLYHOO HULLABALOO HABOOB, Rosson Crow’s (featured) second solo at the Los Angeles showspace. The new body of work marks a departure from her signature imagery of decadent interiors from the past rendered with colorful urban references (last seen in 2010 here and here), and sees the LA-based painter move her narrative towards a looser and more abstract look at scenes of American growth and decline, all with a more muted palette. More photos taken […]

Streets: JR (Los Angeles) Part III

As we continue to cover JR‘s current tour across the city of Angels, (here and here), we now have a new look at the latest mural put up by the French artist. Sitting in the heart of downtown, this mural was begun early Saturday morning and finished by the early afternoon. As usual, this is a can’t miss mural that almost feels like it’s staring back at you. Here we have exclusive pics and a closer look at the finished piece. More photos after the […]