More stories from the week ended March 24: ArtInfo profiles Oscar Murillo on occassion of his upcoming exhibitions in London. David Hockney’s 23-year old assistant and friend dies after being taken to hospital from artist’s house. Graham Ovenden denies in court regarding the claim that he abused his child models. Paris’s Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont will close at the end of its current exhibition, citing strong competition. FBI knows who was behind Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft in 1990. Boris Berezovsky to sell Warhol Lenin […]
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Our latest Art Focus article introduces the work of Chinese photographer Yao Lu. In particular, his latest series of digitally modified photographs entitled New Landscapes caught our eye – featuring transformed piles of garbage covered in green protective netting tricking the eye (with the placement of additional items) to see traditional Chinese landscape paintings. The work makes a powerful political statement as to the cost of the rapid urbanization of China juxtaposed against the beautiful scenery that has been lost forever because of said modern development. […]
More stories from the week ended March 17: David Choe painted in the streets of Mexico City last week with Dhear. The Met is being sued for allegedly tricking people into paying for admission. Keith Haring Foundation claims that 165 pieces of Haring art in Miami exhibit are fakes. Cooper Union says tuition will stay free for now. Picasso’s Child with a Dove heads overseas to its new private owner as export bar is lifted. Serbian police have recovered Rembrandt’s Portrait of the Father. Four […]
Ukranian duo Interesni Kazki have been splitting up recently on separate side trips, with each working on some of their own projects. This latest set of murals were painted by AEC in Varkala, a coastal town in India including the piece seen above – Fishing With The Sun. Take a look at the other pieces as well as more detailed pics below… Discuss Interesni Kazki here.
It’s always interesting to watch artists work on collaborations as they try to meld their different techniques and imagery together in a coherent fashion. One of the more successful artists in doing this is street artist and photographer JR (see his joint ventures with Vhils, Os Gemeos, André, Liu Bolin, and José Parlá in the past). The latest artist to work with the French photograffeur is NY-based sculptor Daniel Arsham featuring JR’s famous eye pasted inside Arsham’s sculptural elements. Discuss JR here. Discuss Daniel Arsham here.
After covering a flurry of street murals for the POW WOW event in Hawaii, it’s time for a return to the Streets World Roundup for a look around the globe. Our featured piece was painted in Fort De France, Martinique by Nuxuno Xän (source – photo by Rosali Rodrigues). Nice placement, no? Other worthy murals you might want to check out come from Herakut – Nepal, Sam3 – Chile, Ericailcane – Mexico (source), Askew – New Zealand (source), David de la Mano – Uruguay (source), […]
More stories from the week that ended March 10: Art13 organizes successful fair during Frieze offering more affordable art. Banksy pictured among works sold. RIP: Thomas McEvilley, who died of cancer at age 73. LACMA makes a preliminary offer for taking over MOCA, but Eli Broad may block it. Christopher Knight writes about the possible merger. $30 million worth of artwork by Arthur Pinajian discovered in a garage in New York. The Tacoma Art Museum’s sale of a collection of Chinese robes and jades have […]
Last month, China’s invisible man, Liu Bolin, was in Long Beach, California giving his TED Talk. As part of the presentation, a live demonstration was set up where his technique was put on display as he gradually blended in with the stage background. Check the timelapse below as well as other worthy videos. Miss Van’s video for the latest issue of VNA (buy it here). The creation of Cyrcle.’s Magic is Real. Vernissage TV takes us on a trip to James Franco’s Gay Town. Commercial […]
After sharing some photos with you from Takashi Murakami’s studio at the beginning of the year, we now take a second look as he recently posted new images up on his Instagram (@takashipom). Along with some familiar imagery, you may also spot some new things from the Japanese artist perhaps headed for his show opening at Galerie Perrotin in May although only time will tell… All artwork by (C) Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
After another enjoyable retreat in Hawaii for AM, it’s time to wrap up another successful POW WOW (see all our coverage here). Here are some of the other completed murals we saw while we were in town for the event that we haven’t focused on yet, including photos of walls that were in progress the last time we shared pics with you. Artists include ROID and Madsteez (seen above), as well as Apex, Askew, Bam, Ekundayo, Estria, Hannah Stouffer, Ian Kuali’i, Katch, Kamea Hadar, Meggs, […]