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Openings: “Art Truancy – Celebrating 20 Years of Juxtapoz Magazine” @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery

The year was 1994, Pulp Fiction was ruling the box office, The Beastie Boys were blasting Sabotage and a group of artists out in sunny California were brainstorming on how to start a Kustom Kulture magazine, that (unbeknownst to them) would eventually go on to be the most widely distributed and influential art magazine in the world. Famed painter Robert Williams (originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico) was riding a California wave, while collaborator, Fausto Vitello, was ripping with his Thrasher Magazine success, and with some key […]
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Previews: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Good Knight” @ Merry Karnowsky

This Saturday, May 17th, Greg Simkins (featured) will be presenting all new works at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery collectively entitled Good Knight, a play on words in reference to one of his signature characters. The latest exhibition from the Los Angeles-based artist otherwise known as Craola will feature a series of paintings where he looks back at his childhood and his fears & curiosities from that time. As you can guess, Simkins must have had a pretty active imagination as a kid, so expect much of the surreal […]
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Kickstarter: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “I’m Scared” Movie

For those of you who have always wanted to see Greg “Craola” Simkins’ (interviewed) characters come to life – here is your chance. It looks the painter has gathered a great team together to make a stop-motion animation – I’m Scared – centered around his surreal characters and world. There are many great prizes for those who help fund the Kickstarter including original artwork and even a mural in your home if you so desire. Head over here to hear and learn more… Discuss Greg “Craola” […]
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Art Related Video On Instagram posts

Instagram recently introduced their video feature, not many people were getting too excited over it. But, one month after the update, much more people are appreciating and using it. Artists, galleries, art collectors and enthusiasts are only some of them. While the old photo feature was very helpful when it comes to sharing new works, projects, plans, sketches, the video feature gives IG users a chance to explore things deeper, show more details, show the creative process, literally show wider picture of things, and even […]
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Preview: “Suggestivism” (Rome) @ Casa dell’Architettura / Acquario Romano

Coming up this weekend (May 3rd), Mondopop will be presenting the Suggestivism in Rome at the Casa dell’Architettura / Acquario Romano. The exhibition is curated by Nathan Spoor and is the encore to an amazing show (covered) back in 2011 in Southern California featuring an all-star roster of artists. This time around, another set of great participants have been assembled including Esao Andrews, Mia Araujo, Julian Callos, Cam de Leon, Ron English, Yoko d’Holbachie, Charlie Immer, Kris Lewis, Jason Limon, Chris Mars, Dan May, Jeff […]
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Openings: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

Just this Saturday night, fans of Greg Simkins (featured) in Los Angeles gathered at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery to take in a new body of work from the gifted painter  - lining up all the way until closing. Collectively entitled Stop Haunting Me, the set of fresh  paintings and drawings featured some of the imaginative and surreal imagery that the man otherwise known as Craola is famous for. Twenty years in the game working under his moniker has served Simkins well to hone his craft of which the new pieces for this […]
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Preview / Set Up: Greg “Craola” Simkins – “Stop Haunting Me” @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery

The talented Greg Simkins (featured) will be presenting all new works at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery starting this Saturday night, April 6th, in his home city of Los Angeles. Entitled Stop Haunting Me, the new collection of paintings and drawings feature some of the imagery that he has been trying to get out of his head recently, a culmination of over 20 years since he took of up the artistic name Craola. Take a look at more preview and set images below and be sure to make plans to check things out […]
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Update: Greg “Craola” Simkins

Greg Simkins (featured) recently shared some paintings he has been working on that spell out his moniker – CRAOLA – on each piece. Every one features a different color from his palette as well as some of the imagery his fans are sure to be familiar with like the knight, clown fish, candle, parrot, and more… Perhaps these are a warmup or are headed for his show opening in Los Angeles in April at Merry Karnowsky, site of his solo show one year ago (covered). Discuss Greg Simkins […]
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Releases: VNA 20

If you haven’t read the recent issue of VNA, now might be the time to make your purchase. With issue 20 covering a wide range of artists who have frequented the pages of AM like cover artist RETNA (see video here), Greg Simkins, Neckface, Smash 137, Josh Keyes, ABOVE, and more, you will be sure to find something that interests you. Too bad the special Ronzo Christmas wrapping paper is out of stock, but you can still enjoy the magazine by buying it here.  
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Rewind: Dec 17 – Dec 23

With the return of the Rewind article, our first since Basel Week Miami, it only seems appropriate that the featured video is from Art Basel. The footage follows chairman and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, as he explains two prime examples of the famed artist’s work – the white Snow Flurry mobile and an Untitled black piece (never seen before in public). Check the fascinating below as Rower explains the significance and back story of each piece… Other notable videos include: Ann […]
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