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Basel Week Miami ’11 / Streets: Andrew Schoultz (Part i)

The San Francisco-based Andrew Schoultz is currently braving the heat in Miami working on a massive mural for Primary Flight that will take what sounds like over two weeks to complete. Seeing as this is only Day 6, fans heading over for Art Basel Week have much to look forward for when this insanely detailed and intricate wall is complete. While in town, make sure you stop by the Marx & Zavattero (site of Andrew’s solo in 2010) booth at PULSE to see some of […]
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Releases: Joe Sorren x Ingrid Michaelson – “Human Again” Album Cover and Print

Arizona-based artist, Joe Sorren, (featured) recently revealed a sublime new painting he created for Ingrid Michaelson’s soon to be released new album – Human Again. For those who love this image as much as us, you are in luck. Joe has also decided to release a limited edition print (run of 125) based on it, AND it’s 40% off the first week. For more details and to purchase go here. Also, fans in Italy, don’t miss your rare chance to see Joe’s work in person […]

Publications: KAWS for Whitewall’s Winter Luxury Issue

For this year’s winter luxury issue, Whitewall invited KAWS to design the cover (in two versions). In addition to this collaboration on the front of the glossy, the magazine will publish a 12-page studio visit feature including an in-depth interview, portraits of the artist, images of his new work, and KAWS’ own sketches and blueprints of his sculptures and paintings. The new issues will be premiered at Art Basel Week Miami, but you can preorder them now here. Check out more preview images after the […]

Releases: Ryan McGinness x Incase

Coming on the heels of other notable artist collaborations from Incase (Andy Warhol and Jose Parla) is a new line of protective coverings by Ryan McGinness. The NY-based artist and designer created some cases and sleeves for your Apple product needs featuring his signature spirographic aesthetic. More examples after the jump…

Publications: Tauba Auerbach “Folds” Book

Now available from Sternberg Press comes Folds, an elegantly produced and insightful publication chronicling Tauba Auerbach’s captivating series of paintings by the same name. Co-published by Bergern Kunsthall and released on the occasion of her recent museum solo exhibition, Tetrachromat, the 100-page hardcover book presents 65 color illustrations of the dimension warping works alongside mathematical diagrams and descriptive text, collectively shedding light on the creation and intention of the pivotal series. With the book being such a central muse in Auerbach’s art, evidenced from the […]

Releases: Aurel Schmidt / Franz Wright – “Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask” Limited Edition Book

Available now for pre-order is Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask, a 68-page book  featuring artwork by Aurel Schmidt and poetry by Franz Wright, a poet she personally contacted to collaborate with on the project.  The drawings consist of Schmidt’s delicate and intricate compositions consisting of cigarettes, insects, flowers, condoms, and other street ephemera. The book is a limited edition of 1,000 and published by London’s Mörel Books.  Known for high quality and careful attention to detail, their highly collectable products sell out quick, so it […]
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Openings: Thomas Doyle – “Surface to Air” @ LeBasse Projects

Over the weekend, Lebasse Projects unveiled the new solo exhibition, Surface to Air, by artist Thomas Doyle. The artwork included a variety of photographs and sculptural work which touched upon the themes of destruction in suburbian landscapes. One half of the exhibit featured an incredible collection of miniatures that were created with an insane amount of detail and craftsmanship. Although the pieces were small in size, it demanded the viewer to truly pay close attention to the intricacies and settings which Doyle attempted to recreate. […]

Openings: “District La Brea” Group Exhibition @ MK2 Projects

Last weekend, MK2 Projects, the special exhibition space of Merry Karnowsky in Los Angeles, hosted a group showing from Shepard Fairey, Deedee Cheriel, Mercedes Helnwein, Mark Whalen / Kill Pixie, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Matt Small, Samuel Lowder (FrePrs), Lezley Saar, Aiko Nakagawa, Todd Carpenter and Steven R. Gilmore. If you remember, the two week show was put on in conjunction with Shepard’s “District La Brea” mural (more on this later). More photos taken by ©Carlos Gonzalez after the jump…
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Releases: Jeff Soto Prints

Starting soon, Jeff Soto (interviewed) has a series of prints he will be releasing, all through his online store – Potatostamp. The first will be the popular Snow Owl image (from his show in France), a timed release 12″ x 15″ print on wood on sale starting November 16th (*date was wrong originally so changed it) at noon PST for $55 + shipping. This will be on sale for 24 hours so anyone who wants to purchase it can get one during that time period. It […]

Video: Raymond Pettibon x Red Hot Chilli Peppers – “Monarchy of Roses” Music Video

Two legends of the Los Angeles music and art scene: the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Raymond Pettibon (who is a musician in his own right and the brother of Greg Ginn – the founder of Black Flag) come together in this music video made on occasion of the band’s new record. Directed by Marc Klasfeld, the video features the artist’s highly recognizable drawings.  If you’ve ever wondered how Pettibon’s work would look animated, stop imagining and start watching. Discuss Raymond Pettibon here.