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Video: Futura – “Art of Facts”

A new video recently released takes a closer look at Futura at work. The street artist shows off various techniques and his skill with the spray can for Timothy McGurr aka 13thWitness behind the vid cam. Via Slamxhype. Discuss Futura here.

Teaser: Mike Shine @ SF MoMA

Following his recent recreations of his historic Art Shack at Art Basel Miami and the Museum of Craft and Folk Art earlier this year, Mike Shine starts off 2010 proper with yet another installation, this time at the prestigious SF MoMA.  Debuting on the eve of their 75th Anniversary Show, the “Mike Shine Show” will run from January 16th to the 17th.  Mike recently sent us a couple photos of the mural he’s working on, see the second process pic after the jump.

Update: “A Cry For Help” @ Thinkspace Gallery

We already gave you a little taste of things to come (here & here), but we just wanted to update you on the “A Cry For Help” show opening tonight at Thinkspace Gallery in Sliverlake. Not only did all of the artists come through with some pretty good pieces (and a Bumblebee installation), the exhibition tonight is a benefit show for the endangered species of the world presented by Born Free USA & the Animal Protection Institute. Also, on Sat, Jan. 9th and Sun, Jan. […]
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Preview: “Further” Group Show @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night, the Joshua Liner Gallery will host “Further,” a group exhibition featuring works by artists Damon Soule, David Choong Lee, MARS-1, Nome Edonna, Oliver Vernon, Robert Hardgrave and Tomokazu Matsuyama. The exhibition coincides with the release of a new book of the same name that brings together the seven artists and their varied takes on contemporary abstraction, mysticism, futurism, and surrealism. See a preview image from each of the artists, after the jump.

Ron English x Simpsons Episode

Looks like the animated world of TV and our art world collide again (see Souther Salazar x Family Guy & Shepard Fairey x South Park). This time, it’s Ron English (featured) commissioned to create a variation on his Homer/Jackson Pollock motif – in 10 seconds. Make sure you check out The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special — In 3-D! On Ice!, airing this Sunday, January 10 on Fox. Via Ron English Juxtapoz Blog. Discuss Ron English here.

Releases – KAWS – “OriginalFake 4′ Companion”

Confirmed for a noon release tomorrow (probably eastern time), the last in a series of 4 foot companions from KAWS will be up for grabs. The black dissected will sell out quickly no doubt at anywhere from 4-6K we would guess. Good luck! Another pic after the jump… *edit we unfortunately published this articles slightly after midnight when it was supposed to be published before midnight, the actual date of release was 1/8/09 (today) – apologies for the mistake*

Preview: Krista Huot – “Nepenthe” @ Gallery 1988 (SF)

This Saturday night, January 9th, Krista Huot (interviewed) returns to Gallery 1988 in San Francisco with a new body of work. The solo show, entitled “Nepenthe” or translated as “drug of forgetfulness” mentioned in ancient Greek mythology appears to be loosely based on various fairytales such as Snow White, Alice In Wonderland, Rapunzel, Cinderella among others. Krista is also planning on painting the walls of the gallery to look like a storybook forest so we are looking forward to seeing how it all turns out. […]

Releases: Shepard Fairey – “Let Fury Have the Hour”

Up now on Obeygiant.com, a new Shepard Fairey silkscreen print entitled “Let Fury Have the Hour,” featuring artwork created for the same-named upcoming documentary about The Clash (AKA “The Only Band that Matters”). Fairey and Strummer – a classic combo, just like chocolate and peanut butter.

“At Work” with Jeff Koons

Artinfo has an interesting article that gives a insider look into Jeff Koons’ studio and more importantly, some insight into the man himself. The article was written by Samantha Peale who worked under Koons as an assistant. Her story definitely gave us more of an appreciation for Koons creative process and his art. A short excerpt: Koons had a sixth sense about materials no one had invented and about ways to use them no one had conceived. Laser-cut stainless steel coated with a transparent hologram […]

Streets/Video: Know Hope – “Take At Least This Burden From Me”

Know Hope (interviewed, who we last saw collaborating with Aakash Nihalani at the Blk River Festival in Vienna, has now put up another piece, this time in his native Israel. Always uplifting, his work is a breath of fresh air… Take a look at the video as he carefully assembles his cutouts and installs it in a sweet spot. Pics after the jump…