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Basel Week Miami ’13: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx”

During Art Basel Week, numerous artists trek to Miami to set up artistic pop-up projects. One of our favorites this year was by the Brooklyn-based Faile and Bast. They brought their nostalgic arcade-based exhibition entitled Deluxx Fluxx to entertain both the eyes and souls of patrons that stopped by their fresh throwback arcade. As previewed in our studio visit, this collaborative project with Perrier is now in it’s third iteration (version 1.0 in London & 2.0 in NYC) and it continued to push the envelope. It wasn’t […]

Basel Week Miami ’13: Miami Project

The Miami Project successfully launched its second rendition during Basel week with a well-curated selection of U.S. galleries, including such notable names as Yossi Milo, Joshua Liner, Mark Moore, Richard Heller and David B. Smith. Located in the Wynwood Arts District, the young art fair focused on primary representation of emerging and mid-career artists, which was a nice counterpoint to its much larger neighbor, Art Miami. Overall, Miami Project was well-attended, and both galleries and collectors seemed very enthusiastic about the showing. Below is a […]

Basel Week Miami ’13 / Studio Visits: Faile & Bast – “Deluxx Fluxx”

AM recently paid a visit to Faile’s Brooklyn hideout to take a closer look at their collaborative project with Bast – a nostalgic arcade-based exhibition entitled Deluxx Fluxx. Set to open tonight in South Beach (1604 Washington Blvd.), with sponsorship by Perrier, this marks version 3.0 for this mind blowing showcase of old school arcade games, foosball, and now they’ve added specially crafted pinball machines to bring back the sensory addictions of the 70s & 80s. (Check out version 1.0 in London & version 2.0 in NYC) […]

Basel Week Miami ’13 / Previews: Faile & Bast – Deluxx Fluxx

For those street art fan traveling to Miami for Art Basel Week, you will probably want to stop by the new iteration of the Faile and Bast Deluxx Fluxx Arcade. With all new videogame programs and pinball machines featuring the Brooklyn-based artists’ iconic images, the interactive mixed-media installation will be an immersive experience, just the like the previous two showings in 2010 (London & New York). Sponsored by Perrier, head over (1604 Washington Blvd in Miami Beach) between December 3rd through 7th (3pm til late) to see this […]

Openings: “10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013″ @ Jonathan LeVine

The Wooster Collective recently celebrated their 10th anniversary of existence with a massive show at New York’s Jonathan LeVine Gallery. This robust exhibition was a celebration of street art & graffiti and included a veritable who’s who of the scene. Notable artists such as Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast, Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine (seen above), Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Aakashi Nihilani, DALeast, Skullphone, Cope2, and more were […]

Upcoming: “10 Years of Wooster Collective: 2003-2013”

Tomorrow night (August 7th) in New York at a popup space (525 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) arranged by Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Marc and Sara Schiller will be curating a show to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their website – Wooster Collective. The show will include many of the artists that have graced their pages in the last decade including Shepard Fairey, Invader, Faile, JR, Anthony Lister, Ben Eine, Bast (seen above), Blek le Rat, Crash, Paul Insect, Judith Supine, Miss Van, Swoon, Ron English, London Police, Vhils, WK Interact, Zevs, How & Nosm, Olek, DALeast, Skullphone, and more. Photo credit: JR.

Streets: Bast x Marc Jacobs – Milan

Prior to his Hampton’s SEAFOAM exhibtiion with Eric Firestone Gallery, Brooklyn-based artist Bäst visited Milan for a little bit of work with fashion heavyweight and icon Marc Jacobs. A long-time collaborator with the NYC fashion maven, Bäst trekked Italy to spread his own version of American street art across arguable one of the most notable fashion-forward cities in the world. Bäst then went outside-in to install a beautiful mural in the Marc Jacobs showroom. Discuss Bäst here.

Showing: Bäst – “SEAFOAM” @ Eric Firestone Gallery

Currently showing at the Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton through July 2nd is a new exhibition from Bäst. SEAFOAM features the NY-based street artist’s gritty paintings, mixed-media, and sculptural works, many of which use found materials from his home shores of Coney Island. The pieces for this solo feature his characteristic use of layering and collaging (with bits and pieces of advertisements and magazines) as well as display his re-occuring predilection for the use of many eyes in his portraiture. Take a look at more photos we took below, including […]

Openings: Bäst – “Germs Tropicana” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

Last week, the Opera Gallery hosted an opening for a rare solo from Bäst at their New York location entitled Germs Tropicana. The show featured somewhat of a new direction for the Brooklyn-based street artist as he delivered pieces that were dense with his collage-style imagery, some of which were circular in nature. Teeming with his signature pop iconography, they resembled giant petri dishes – hence the title of the show. Along with his collaboration with Greek olive oil brand Eléia, rounding out the exhibition were a series of gun sculptures. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested […]

Preview: Bäst – “Germs Tropicana” @ Opera Gallery (NYC)

As we mentioned in our recent feature on Bäst’s collaboration with Greek olive oil brand Eléia, he has a show opening this week at the Opera Gallery in New York. Fans of one of Brooklyn’s best will have an opportunity to grab a bottle of their own (limited quantities) Thursday night (September 13th) at the private reception as well as take in the new body work – Germs Tropicana. This solo will put somewhat of a new direction from the street collagist on display described as “Abstract Expressionism meets Pop-Art” in pieces […]
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