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Streets: Banksy (Calais “Jungle” Refugee Camp)

Today on the interwebs, Banksy shared his latest series of works created at the migrant encampment in Calais, France. The timely stenciled pieces that appeared in the so called “jungle” refugee camp features commentary on the crisis like the one seen above reminding us that Steve Job’s biological father was a Syrian migrant. The elusive street artist further states – “We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources but Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Overtime: ABMB Edition

Special Art Basel Miami Beach edition of Overtime, covering more stories from the fair week in Miami (click on bolded words for more information): Woman (identified as Siyuan Zhao) follows and proceeds to stab another woman (identified as Shin Seo Young) with an X-Acto knife at Art Basel Miami Beach. Fair organizers respond to the incident. More photographs of the scene are released. Page Six profile of Siyuan Zhao, who thankfully failed in her mission of killing three people. Christian Viveros-Faune thinks that Art Basel Miami Beach is degrading […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Wynwood Walls

Once again, the Wynwood Arts District became the capital of the street art world during Basel Week Miami. With artists from around the globe painting on every corner of this lively neighborhood and related events happening at local bars, clubs, galleries and parks, one of the main events was surely going down at Wynwood Walls. This year, the outdoor museum of street art ran by Goldman Properties added a nice new selection of fresh works to their existing collection. The main area got fresh new piece […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Li-Hill x James Bullough – “Radioactive Cascade”

As we continue our look at the prolific street activity centered around the Wynwood District during Basel Week Miami, the next mural that caught our eyes is the collaborative effort between Li-Hill (interviewed) and James Bullough. Taking advantage of how well Li-Hill’s kinetic imagery and Bullough’s glitch-like style mesh together, its creation was timed to coincide with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference. Painted for Pangeaseed’s Seawalls series of walls and curated by Urban Nation, this piece entitled Radioactive Cascade references some of the dangers that the world’s oceans are facing. More […]
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Interviews: Mark Ryden – “Dodecahedron” @ Paul Kasmin Gallery

This Thursday night (December 10th), the Paul Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Avenue location) will be hosting the opening of Mark Ryden’s first solo in New York since 2010 (covered). Entitled Dodecahedron, the new body of work will include the Los Angeles-based artist’s first-ever bronze sculpture, eight new paintings, drawings, color studies, and a new porcelain edition. We recently had the opportunity to talk to him about the the upcoming exhibition as well as a few other things such as the Pop Surrealist Ball he hosted with his wife, his creative process, some […]
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Basel Week Miami ’15 / Streets: Smog One

While our coverage of Basel Week Miami has so far focused on the fairs, shows, and satellite events, there is another aspect of our time there that we haven’t started sharing with you yet – art on the streets. First up is a new piece from the locally-based Smog One painted in the Wynwood District (328 NW 29th St.) Put up on the side of NAPA Auto Parts, the mural features elements that the writer born and raised in Paris is known for – 3D rendering skills […]
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Streets: Ernest Zacharevic x Martha Cooper // #ReplayNYC (New York)

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic and NYC-based photographer Martha Cooper (interviewed) recently released the info about their collaborative project of six weeks entitled #ReplayNYC on the streets of her hometown. Based on the idea of re-imagining selected pictures from Cooper’s impressive collection of photographs through Zacharevic’s brush, the project includes murals and street art interventions. Though generations apart and coming from different sides from the world, both artists have a  strong passion for capturing the charm and magic of a creative moment. For Cooper, that has been photographing graffiti […]
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Overtime: Nov 23 – Nov 29

More stories from the week that ended Nov 29 (click on bolded words for more information): Flash Art reviews Ajay Kurian’s Rowhouse Project show in Baltimore. Ashraf Fayadh sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, charged with renouncing Islam. Also Known as Africa fair in Paris cancelled in wake of terror attacks. Some Paris galleries re-staging shows that were forced to close due to attacks in city. Cultural institutions in Paris report major drops in attendance following terrorist attacks in the city. 17 major artworks stolen from Castelvecchio […]
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Streets: Jun Ong – “Star” // Urban Xchange (Malaysia)

After sharing with you the murals Sabek & DALeast painted for the Urban Xchange event in Malaysia, here is now a look at an artist that went in a completely different direction. The five story high lighting installation shaped like a star from architect Jun Ong is situated in an unfinished concrete building and required five hundred meters of steel cables and LED strips. The stunning geometric work lodged in the unused structure in Butterworth is inspired by the term “glitch,” or error in the system, which can […]
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POW! WOW! Taiwan ’15 / World Tour: Jeff Soto

After sharing with you the first leg of the POW! WOW! tour of Asia (see Japan), here is a glimpse at the second part which was held in Taiwan. Our coverage begins as we follow along with one of the participants, Jeff Soto (interviewed), as he shares an intimate look at his experiences there with a series of photographs. In this set of shots, you will see the American artist work on three murals for the event, some culinary delights, a few cultural sights, as well a […]