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Scott Campbell x Hennessy – VS Cognac Bottle

This week, we saw the release of Hennessy’s annual artist designed VS cognac bottle, tapping contemporary & tattoo artist Scott Campbell for the new look. Long an AM favorite, the New York-based artist brings a unique visual aesthetic which fuses his eye for the human “exterior” design with his use creative mediums (such as re-imagining the use of uncut US currency or creating graphite drawings on the interior of an eggshell) to reinterpret the iconic VS cognac bottle. Joining a notable list of peers who have worked on […]
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Showing: Taylor McKimens – “Swapping Paint” @ Dio Horia

Athens’ Dio Horia gallery recently hosted Taylor McKimens in their one month long residency program where he created a whole new series of paintings that are currently on view. Swapping Paint continues his recent Stoic Youth show (covered), which also explored his take on Hellenistic art. Utilizing the figurative part of his imagery as a repeating theme, the NY-based artist focused instead on the background, colorways, patterns, and the surrounding abstract elements. Combining old and the new in technique, medium, and style, the work on display break the boundaries of collage, painting and drawing. Wanting authentic […]
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Streets: Pejac (London)

Only 10 days ahead of his big London debut, Pejac released another fresh intervention created recently on the streets of British capital. As a response to Brexit and it’s causes and consequences, the Spanish artist came up with yet another fresh concept to comment on the sensitive sociopolitical issue. Borrowing a title from the iconic British band Oasis, Don’t Look Back in Anger is a recreation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night scratched with car keys on a hood of a black Jaguar. Mixing vandalism and fine […]
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Streets: Blu (Ljubljana)

Italian artist and activist Blu visited Slovenia last month in order to support the efforts of the local Rog Factory (Tovarna Rog) squat in their fight against the municipality of Ljubljana. During his stay, the street artist painted a strong piece depicting a gun created out of different tools, instruments and equipment used by the squatters, symbolizing their strength in their fight against the capital. This old bicycle factory has been abandoned since the downfall of Yugoslavia until 2006. For the last decade, it served as […]
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Recap: World Street Painting 2016 (Arnhem)

Over the last week, artists from around the world gathered in Arnhem in the Netherlands for third World Street Painting Festival. With the theme of the Olympics in mind, artists Leon Keer, Tracy Lee Stum, Adry del Rocio and Carlos Alberto, Vera Bugatti, Luigi Legno, Remko van Schaik, Tomoteru Saito, Gregor Wosik, Eduardo Relero, Ruben Poncia, Alex Maksiov, David ter Horst, Maureen Kolhoff, Jena Fiers, Marianne Schokkenbroek got to work on their anamorphic three dimensional street paintings – chalk in hand. As you can see […]
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Streets: World Roundup (Feb 21 – July 10)

It’s been quite some time since our last Streets World Roundup feature so now’s as good a time as ever to review some of the street art around the world that you may have missed in the last few months. Leading things off is a mural entitled Trumpty Dumpty that Ron English (featured) recently painted with the help of the Bushwick Collective, Mana Urban Arts, and Jonathan LeVine Gallery that make his political views clear. Other notable work come from Shok-1 (UK), Mobstr (UK), El Mac (Morocco), […]
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Showing: Dabs Myla Viacom Times Square Installation

Recently in the Viacom building (1515 Broadway) at New York’s Times Square, Dabs Myla created a new installation open to the public featuring sculpture, painting, wallpaper, and hand crafted objects and furniture from Modernica. As the fourth installment of the Art At Viacom program, New Cosmic is an immersive takeover by the husband and wife duo influenced by the design aesthetic of the 1950s as well as a recent trip to JantarMantar, an ancient temple dedicated to the study of Astrology in India. The multi-part creation, which the pair consider one […]
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Releases: KAWS x Nancy Gonzalez Handbag Collection

Last week, KAWS announced his latest project, a collaboration with Nancy Gonzalez on a handbag collection. Continuing his foray into the fashion world (also see Uniqlo & Mira Mikati), the Brooklyn-based artist lent his iconic double x’s to the Colombian designer known for her handbags of exotic leathers and brightly colored hues. Some of the the resulting line can be purchased here with one of the totes making it into the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual charity contemporary art auction. Photos via Nancy Gonzalez & […]
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Openings: Jeremy Fish & Jim Houser – “New Works” @ Thinkspace gallery

On June 25th, Thinkspace Gallery opened New Works, a double solo by artists Jeremy Fish and Jim Houser. Both artist built their careers through their love for drawing, music and skate culture, creating influential and distinctive works and graphics along the way. This show introduces their latest bodies of work. Featuring their signature styles and recognizable concepts, the fresh pieces are the results of years of drawing and keeping up with the subcultures they grew up with. For this particular exhibition, they created coherent installations in which they exhibited the new pieces. The SF-based Fish included new […]
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Releases: Liu Bolin – “Hidden in the City: the Louvre Pyramid (with JR)” Print

In May, we shared with you the amazing takeover by JR (interviewed) at the famous Louvre in Paris where he pasted over the iconic pyramid using photographs of the surrounding structures. Looking at the right angle, it appeared that the pyramid in the main courtyard “disappears” from sight. Who better to collaborate with next in an inception-like project than with China’s disappearing man – Liu Bolin? With both the French and Chinese artist painted over, the two friends (see 2012 collaboration) blended in with the already camoflauged pyramid behind them. This intriguing […]
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