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Releases: Jeff Koons x Louis Vuitton Collection

Last week, Jeff Koons revealed his latest high profile project – a collection he designed with Louis Vuitton. Entitled Masters, the collaboration features 51 different pieces including handbags, scarves, key chains and small leather goods, including wallets and laptop sleeves. The concept behind it all was inspired by the American artist’s Gazing Ball series of paintings from 2015 which featured reproductions of various masterpieces adorned with blue reflective spheres. Indeed, parts of famous works like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Totian’s Cupid, and Rubens’s The Tiger Hunt are the highlight […]

Streets: Shepard Fairey (Seoul)

It looks like Shepard Fairey (featured) recently completed a new mural at the Seoul Arts Center in Korea featuring some of his signature imagery. Entitled Peace & Justice Seoul, the new piece was painted at the Hangaram Art Museum where the American graffiti artist currently has an exhibition with the same name on view thru the 30th. Take a look at some more in-progress photos below… Photo credit: Obey Korea and the artist. Discuss Shepard Fairey here.

Streets: The Crystal Ship Festival (Belgium) – Part III

We’ve already reported on some of the murals created on the streets of Ostend in Belgium as a part of the second edition of The Crystal Ship festival that took place last week. With all the pieces being officially finished and signed by the artists, we’re bringing one final look at this year’s works. Stepping aside from the city center, Axel Void painted a large mural on the social housing building on the outskirts of Oostende. After spending a couple of days meeting the people living in the […]

Upcoming: Bom.K – ‘Effets Secondaires’ Solo Show (Paris)

Four years after his last solo show in Paris (covered), graffiti artist Bom.K is returning to Paris for a solo show entitled Effects Secondaires (Side Effects) at Galerie Itinerrance opening on April 21st. The title of the exhibition refers to the sensations we managed to grasp from an artwork after enjoying the technique and subject. In addition, it also refers to one of the works in wood bearing the same name on the subject of overconsumption and the exhaustion of natural resources. Through the extreme precision of the spraycan, Bom.K […]

Previews: Robert Williams – “SLANG Aesthetics!” @ Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art (in association with Thinkspace Gallery) will be presenting Robert Williams’ SLANG Aesthetics! starting on April 22nd. Although there will be new works, the comprehensive exhibition follows similar showings in Los Angeles (covered), Sonoma County, and Santa Fe that also includes drawings and a series of large-scale sculptures and of course oil paintings. Head over to Juxtapoz to hear Williams explain these new paintings in his own words. Via Juxtapoz. Discuss Robert Williams here.

Streets: The Crystal Ship Festival (Belgium) – Part II

Last week we introduced to you The Crystal Ship festival that just took off on the streets of Ostend in Belgium. The second edition of the event produced an impressive selection of fresh public pieces, showing the consistent and recognizable curatorial efforts with very few exceptions. Among 20 international and local artists, some of our personal standout pieces include the large wooden assemblage by Strook. Although not usually working in public, the Belgian artist created one of the more impressive pieces for the festival. The 9m high […]

Upcoming: Mark Ryden – “The Art Of Whipped Cream” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

On May 20th, Mark Ryden (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in New York featuring artwork from the ballet (covered) he worked on with the American Ballet Theater. Entitled The Art Of Whipped Cream, the exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery will feature drawings, sketches and paintings made during the production of Whipped Cream. The opening will coincide nicely with the New York debut of the ballet at the Metropolitan Opera House on May 22nd where the giant of the Lowbrow Art Movement designed the backdrops, props and costumes. Fans in the […]

Upcoming: Haroshi – “Guzo” @ Nanzuka

On April 22nd, Haroshi (featured) will be opening a solo show at Nanzuka in Tokyo entitled Guzo. For his first exhibition with the gallery in Shibuya, the locally-based artist has created 20 of his distinctive sculptures made from “salvaged” skate decks. The Japanese artist has long immersed himself in skate culture and has worked with brands like HUF and the skatepark The Berrics. His artwork is just an extension of his love for the sport with this new body of work including what looks to be something new from […]

Overtime: April 3 – April 9

More stories from the week that ended April 9 (click on bolded words for more information): Carol Vogel writes about Damien Hirst’s Treasures From the Wreck of the Unbelievable at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. Artnet has the first images from the show. Artnet reviews the show. The Art Newspaper also takes a look, as does The Telegraph. Damien Hirst talks about the cost of the show. More images from the exhibition from Artribune. Photograph above by: Irene Fanizza RIP: Glenn O’Brien, who passed away at the age of […]

Releases: James Jean – “Udon II” Print

After the his recent self-sponsored billboard went up near his studio in the Little Osaka area in Los Angeles, James Jean (interviewed) has announced a print release of the image. Udon II will be a time-limited edition starting 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, April 10 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Tuesday, April 11. Sized at with an image of 20 7/8″ tall × 18 1/2″ wide and paper at 23 1/2″ tall × 20 1/2″ wide, this can be purchased at the appropriate time here. Hopefully, some of the […]