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Previews: “Cruel Summer” @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Tonight, in the middle of a hot NYC summer, Jonathan LeVine Gallery will be opening a group exhibition entitled Cruel Summer. Curated by collector, graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, the exhibition is inspired by the summer of 1984 and the song Cruel Summer by Bananarama. The show will take place in both locations (557C West 23rd Street & 529 West 20th Street, in Chelsea) and will feature works by over 20 artists. The list of participating artists include both well know and emerging young talents from around the […]
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Previews: Kamea Hadar & Defer – “Paradise Lost” @ 1AM SF

After their mural collaboration for POW! WOW! Hawaii earlier this year (covered), Hawaii-based artists Kamea Hadar and Defer (seen above adding his calligraphic embellishments to Hadar’s figurative imagery) began a year-long series of collaborative walls, gallery shows and other creative projects. On this note, this Thursday, August 7th, they will be opening a show together at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco, showing a new body of mixed media works on canvas. The show and the entire series of projects, Paradise Lost, refers to John Milton’s epic poem by the same title. […]
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Showing: O.Two – ‘Phosphene Smoke’ @ Gamma Transport Division, Edinburgh

Gamma Transport Division has been bringing a healthy mix of  graffiti-based exhibitions over recent months to the city of Edinburgh. Their latest show features London-based artist O.Two, also known as James Carey. Described as” a collection of works drawing on themes of delinquency, obsession, and exclusion,” Phosphene Smoke features a new selection of canvases utilizing his unique blend of typographical sloganeering and abstract color fields. It’s always satisfying to see graffiti artists being able make make the tough transition from large scale outdoor work to smaller-scaled gallery […]
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Previews: Da Mental Vaporz – “The Wall” @ BC Gallery

Members of the French street-art collective Da Mental Vaporz  are currently in Berlin, working hard on their upcoming collaborative exhibition, The Wall, opening on the 26th of May at BC gallery. The show will include a display of works in the two spaces of the gallery, as well as two large public murals that can be seen in the surrounding area. The idea behind the exhibition and its title is to pay respect to “the most passionate part of most urban contemporary artists today” – THE WALL. […]
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Showing: Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, Isaac T. Lin – “Department of Neighborhood Services” @ Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia recently opened a group show titled Department of Neighborhood Services on the 11th of April. Showing new works by Isaac Lin, Dan Murphy and Barry McGee, the exhibition is yet another collaboration of artists who worked together on different projects for over a decade. Aside from publishing and creating DFW zines, with their artworks, photographs, etc, these three artist have already showed their work together previously. If there is one thing that is in common among these artist, it is their love for graffiti culture in […]
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Streets: La Tour Paris 13 Demolished

The other day, the inevitable end of La Tour Paris 13‎ project (covered) started. The big (de)construction machines surrounded the building inside which 100 artists from around the world left their mark, and started tearing it down. This project was curated by Mehdi Ben Cheikh from Galerie Itinerrance, and was undertaken with the idea to paint the inside of this abandoned building creating the biggest street art exhibition in France. As the machines started ripping the walls, the works by world renowned artists such as Swoon, Inti, Vhils, Cope2,  Indie […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee, Dan Murphy, Isaac T. Lin – “Department of Neighborhood Services” @ Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

On April 11th, the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia will be opening a three person show starring Barry McGee, Dan Murphy (part of Steve Powers’ ICY Signs), and Isaac T. Lin (DFW zines). Entitled Department of Neighborhood Services, the exhibition will reunite the three friends who all have an interest in graffiti and all who have shown together before. Learn a little more about their history here and make sure you attend the opening if you are in the area. Via Vandalog. Discuss Barry McGee here.
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Openings: STASH – “Sprayed In Full” @ The Seventh Letter

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to attend the opening of a show from New York graffiti legend STASH (featured). Entitled Sprayed In Full and held at The Seventh Letter gallery in Los Angeles, the exhibition featured a series of works on canvas and paper featuring the same abstract splatter, inspired by elements of graffiti that have made him a wanted man for collaborations with streetwear and fashion companies (as evidenced by a new shoe design from Reebok – also one of the sponsors of the show). Discuss Stash […]
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Showing: Stohead – “Now” @ Galerie Lefeuvre

German artist Stohead is currently having a solo show at Galerie Lefeuvre in Paris, showing for the second time in their space. Titled Now, the show features 14 colorful, large size canvases in which he mixes his signature tagging and calligraphy elements with abstract smoke elements. Slightly different than some of his previous paintings that are mostly focused on letters, this body of work feels like a step forward for the Berlin-based artist. While we’ve seen him use these other dynamic elements in some of […]
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Streets: Os Gemeos (San Francisco)

Thanks to The Lugagge Store Gallery in San Francisco, the other day we finally got a chance to check out up close and snap some exclusive shots of the Os Gemeos mural painted on top of their building at 1007 Market Street back in Sept 2013. This magnificent piece was commissioned by gallery and funded by the Graue Family Fund for Public Art, and was painted over a previous mural the Sao Paulo-based artists painted on the same spot back in 2003 – celebrating 10 years since […]
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