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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…

Preview: “Know New York” @ Cinders

Brooklyn’s one-and-only Cinders will start off the decade tomorrow by taking a new look at artists living and working in “the city that never sleeps” in their show entitled “Know New York.” Artist and Cinders cofounder Sto took on the role of curator and handpicked the varied and impressive roster, which features Diane Barcelowsky, Hisham Bharoocha, Robin Cameron, Raul Denieves, Andrew Guenther, Maya Hayuk, Eli Lehrhoff, Dennis McNett, Cameron Michel, Leif Parsons, Carly Rabalais, Johnathan Rosen, Leif Ritchey, Ryan Wallace and Eric White (interviewed). Check […]

Preview: John Casey – “Hope Springs Internal” @ POVevolving Gallery

John Casey, who is also known for his sculptures, will be exhibiting a series of recent drawings at the POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles opening this Saturday. Entitled “Hope Springs Internal,” Casey’s new body of work will also include large cutout wood drawings as you can see in the image above. Take a look at more preview images after the jump…
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Mars-1 x Oliver Vernon x Damon Soule Collaboration

What do you get when you put three artists together over Halloween weekend and let them all work on one painting together?  A pretty intense collaboration… Often times when artists work on the same canvas, what initially may have seemed like a good idea may not turn out as well as one would hope.  Discordant styles, varying familiarity with different mediums, and differing artistic visions can all be detrimental to the final result. We have witnessed much of the maneuvering and politics of this interaction […]

Video: Shepard Fairey Stencil Collection

You may remember our studio visit with Shepard Fairey around the time of the presidential election where we got a pretty extensive tour of Studio Number One. Now comes a fascinating video from Bomit where he takes a informal look through many of Shep’s stencils. Interestingly enough, do we hear some Howard Stern on the radio in the background? Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: Blu in Buenos Aires

For those of you following Blu’s blog, you already know that he is working on a new stop-motion animation in Buenos Aires. No doubt, this newest video from the Italian street artist will be just as fantastic, if not better, than the original groundbreaking “Muto” and the followup collaboration “COMBO” he did with David Ellis for last year’s FAME Festival. A closer look after the jump…

Teaser: Kenichi Yokono @ 2x2projects, Amsterdam

In our recent recap of Kenichi Yokono at Pulse Miami, we lamented the fact that audiences outside of LA and Tokyo rarely get the chance to see this talented artists’ work firsthand. Well, this Friday, Europeans will get one of those rare chances when Amsterdam’s 2x2projects hosts the artist’s latest solo show. And from the looks of the above teaser image, it seems that Yokono is continuing with his new black and red style and may show darker and edgier imagery than what we saw […]