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Rewind: March 16 – June 3

It’s been a few months since our last Rewind feature, but with POW! WOW! Long Beach set to start soon (more on this later), we thought now was a good time to share with you the good times that were had at the main event in Hawaii earlier this year. Take a look at the footage below as well as some other other notable videos… Mel Kadel’s work animated. Art Basel Unlimited. Martin Creed discusses his show at The Park Avenue Armory. Doug Aitken: “Electric […]

Upcoming: Von – “Echoes” @ StolenSpace

On July 7th, artist and illustrator Von (interviewed) will be opening a new solo show entitled Echoes at StolenSpace in London. The new body of work in graphite is a continuation of his Elsewhere series – capturing this fleeting moments of personal reflection that is becoming rare in our digital world. The pieces in the show are both detailed and abstract, an aesthetic that fans of the UK-based artist’s work have come to expect. Discuss Von here.

Overtime: June 27 – July 3

More stories from the week that ended July 3 (click on bolded words for more information): Sui Park creates sea creature sculptures using cable ties. RIP: Kenworth Moffett, who passed away at the age of 81, due to complications of heart disease. RIP: Peter J. Amdam. RIP: Lisa Liebmann, who passed away at the age of 61. RIP: Ben Patterson, who passed away at the age of 82. RIP: Wellington Ward, who passed away at the age of 81. Isil destroys Temple of Nabu in the Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.