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Openings: KAWS – “BFF” @ Central Embassy (Bangkok)

A couple of days ago, Central Embassy in Bangkok unveiled the latest large-scale sculpture from KAWS, standing 8 meters tall outside their complex. Produced with the help of curator AllRightsReserved, the event also featured a plush version of the figure, which looked to be a cross between Elmo & The Cookie Monster, remixed the the Brooklyn-based artist’s double-x eyes and skull & cross bones. Along with this, to the delight of his fans, there was also an exhibition of limited edition prints as well other associated products for sale. Photo […]
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Releases: Takashi Murakami x NEXT5 Sake

If you are a fan of Takashi Murakami and have visited Japan in the past, you may have made a stop at Bar Zingaro, the spirits section that connects his galleries in the Nakano Broadway mall in Tokyo. He now has his own line of sake to serve his customers with the recent release of a collaboration with NEXT5 Sake. All the different versions of bottles are adorned with the Japanese artist’s signature flower motif, but the ceramic bottles will come in three colors (gold ones signed by the artist himself). Take a look […]
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Releases: Wayne White x Fishs Eddy Serving Trays

Wayne White recently released a series of fiberglass serving trays in collaboration with Fishs Eddy. Featuring the versatile artist’s distinctive text-based paintings, the trays would make an interesting addition to a party for those interested in art. Take a look at some of the available items below and head over here to make your purchase. Discuss Wayne White here.
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Upcoming: “SFW” @ Kong Art Space (Hong Kong)

On July 7th, a group show featuring an intriguing list of international and local artists will open in Hong Kong at the Kong Art Space. Curated by Robin Peckham, SFW or Safe For Work / So Fucking What will include work from Afa Annfa, Ben Venom, Brackmetal, Cary Kwok, Core, David Jien, Guan Feng Dong, James Jean (seen above), Jan Curious, Jay Fanakapan, Justin Shoulder & Bhenji Ra, Krsiten Liu-Wong, Laurent Segretier, Maricor/Maricar, Michael Lau, Prodip Leung, Ren Hang, Simon Birch, Tessar Lo, Wing Shya, Wong […]
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POW! WOW! Long Beach ’16 / Upcoming: “Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension” @ LBMA

With this year’s POW! WOW! Long Beach fast approaching, the installation of the associated group show is already underway at the Long Beach Museum of Art with murals being prepped by a large roster of artists. Vitality & Verve: In the Third Dimension is presented by the museum in collaboration with Thinkspace & POW! WOW! LB and will feature originals, installations, and murals (just like last year). The opening is scheduled for July 16th to the general public with an associated LBMA After Dark event on July 15th […]
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Studios Visits: Mike Dargas @ Opera Gallery (London)

We recently visited the studio of painter Mike Dargas as he prepares for his upcoming solo show at Opera Gallery in London from 6 – 20 July (curated by Jean-David Malat). Born in 1983 in Cologne, he started drawing and making paintings with oil paint from a very young age. In his early twenties, the German artist built himself a solid reputation in the tattoo scene and won numerous prizes and awards. Drawing his inspiration from masters like Dali, Caravaggio and HR Giger, Dargas studied various techniques […]
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Previews: Casey Gray – “Paper Trail” @ Legion

On July 8th, Casey Gray will be opening a small show of works on paper at Legion in San Francisco. The new experimental pieces from the locally-based artist are created with acrylic spray paint and precision masking techniques, a continuation of his explorations of still life. Paper Trail will include four medium-scale bulletin board paintings referencing his studio environment as well as some smaller fruit, vegetable, and landscape studies. Discuss this show here. Discuss Casey Gray here.
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Dutch Flower Painting Recreated With Real Flowers (London)

Along with an exhibition celebrating Dutch flower paintings of the early 17th and late 18th century, the National Gallery in London has also organized an installation made out of flowers on their front facade. Created out of 25,000 blooms by the Flower Council of Holland, the piece is a recreation of A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase by Dutch artist Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. Take a look at more photos below as well as a video… Via My Modern Met.
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Art Focus: Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė

Continuing her series of works featuring a novel method of embroidering metal objects, Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė has recently decided to apply her unique technique to war helmets. The Lithuanian artist, who is choice of our next Art Focus article, recently exhibited these pieces at Art Vilnius 2016 where she was awarded for best installation at the fair. The title of the fresh collection of works is Kill For Peace, of which you can see more photos below… Via Colossal.
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Streets: Barbara Kruger // High Line (New York)

Joining the plethora of artists that have had art visible from the High Line in New York, Barbara Kruger unveiled a mural she designed earlier this year (and on view through March 2017). This latest work from the American artist famous for her text-based creations is entitled Untitled (Blind Idealism Is…) and features an “adaptation of a quote from Afro-Caribbean philosopher and revolutionary thinker Frantz Fanon, which has appeared in multiple works by the artist.” The words read BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY (with the words REACTIONARY & […]