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Streets / Recap: POW! WOW! Antelope Valley

Held in conjunction with The New Vanguard at MOAH was the latest iteration of the POW! WOW! series of street art festivals. POW! WOW! Antelope Valley featured murals from Amandalynn, Andrew Schoultz, David Flores, Bumblebeelovesyou, Yoskay Yamamoto (seen above), Julius Eastman, Kris Holladay, Lady Echo, Mark Dean Veca, MEGGS, MOUF and Michael Jones. Check out more photos below… Photo credit: Birdman Photos.

Streets: Patrick Shearn – “Liquid Shard” (Los Angeles)

Liquid Shard was an installation in downtown LA that was on view for two weeks created by Patrick Shearn of Poetic Kinetics. The undulating piece featuring suspended holographic mylar and monofilament arranged in a long ribbon-like canopy in Pershing Square and measured 15,000 square feet in length. According to Hearn – “The inspiration comes from observing nature and the feeling that we are only aware on a very surface level of what is really going on around us. Unexpected things are revealed in time-lapse or hyper-spectrum photography […]

Studio Visits: Tomoo Gokita

Only few weeks before opening his second solo show with Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Tomoo Gokita gave us a peek inside his Tokyo studio. Among all the new artworks ready to be shipped to the US, we were able to enjoy this stimulating place and all the various bits from which the Japanese artist is getting his inspiration. Out Of Sight will be Gokita’s second show with the gallery since his 2014 show (covered). For this exhibition he prepared a whole new series of monochromatic paintings that evoke a fictional world of vintage starlets […]

Overtime: Aug 15 – Aug 21

More stories from the week that ended Aug 21 (click on bolded words for more information): David Hockney: The Yosemite Suite show is a pick in Artnet’s Must-See Art Guide: Los Angeles. RIP: John Vaccaro, who passed away at the age of 86 due to complications from surgery. RIP: Jacques Terzian, who passed away at the age of 94. Marina Abramović compares Aborigines to dinosaurs and has other racist thoughts in her upcoming book. The artist responds. Publisher will remove racist passages from book. Dale Chihuly criticized for his […]
SHOK-1 'Dark Magic' 7

Streets: SHOK-1 (Paris)

Shok-1 was recently invited to Paris by his artist friend Franck Duvall. During his visit, the pioneer of aerosol X-ray art painted a new mural titled Dark Magic. The image depicts hands forming a shadow puppet bunny, with the shadow behind being an anatomically correct X-ray of a rabbit. The clever idea is completed by mixing two different techniques which accent his unique style. The hands are drawn using brush and ink, creating clean lines and a sharp image, while the x-ray part is done using his […]

Streets: AEC (Interesni Kazki) // Bloop Festival (Ibiza)

Earlier this month, AEC from Interesni Kazki (interviewed) traveled to Ibiza for the latest Bloop Festival. The mural was painted as part of the OpenAir.Gallery project, the festival’s long term plan to convert the island into a true gallery under the skies, open all year round. Entitled The Revolution, and located Sant Antoni de Portmany, the piece features his signature surrealistic and symbolic style. Discuss Interesni Kazki here.

Streets: JR (Rio de Janeiro) – Part II

After sharing a first look at the public art created in Rio de Janeiro by JR (interviewed) for the Olympics, we now have photos from the rest of the project. Like the first piece featuring a Sudanese athlete high jumping over a building, the other two installations also feature athletes that didn’t make it to this year’s Olympics – French triathlete Léonie Periault swimming and a Brazilian diver. He chose to photograph young athletes who may one day make it, people who are still “working hard for the passion of sport.” […]
Nicolas Party_Landscape 2013

Overtime: Aug 8 – Aug 14

More stories from the week that ended Aug 14 (click on bolded words for more information): Nicolas Party’s Pathway comes to Dallas Museum of Art. RIP: Betsy Davis, who passed away at the age of 41 via doctor-assisted suicide after hosting two-day party. RIP: Ernst Neizvestny, who passed away at the age of 91. RIP: The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, who passed away at the age of 64. Museum visitor interaction with works and subsequent vandalistic acts a rising concern. The Guardian also writes about vandalism fears. […]

Streets: Bezt // Etam Cru – “Europe” (Germany)

Recently in Mannheim, Germany, Bezt from the Etam Cru painted a eye-catching new mural for the Stadt.Wand.Kunst open urban art gallery project. The somber multi-story high piece is simply entitled Europe and features a glimpse at a funeral procession. We can think of several ways this new wall can be interpreted, but whatever your own thoughts about it, we can all agree the Polish street artist got his message across in a striking and beautiful way. Discuss Etam Cru here.