With Chinese New Year coming up on Monday,¬†interTrend in Long Beach has teamed up with James Jean¬†(interviewed) for an interactive installation to celebrate the occasion. The project centers around the red envelopes given out around the holidays by families for good luck. In this case, they have been secured to the front of the company’s building (228 E. Broadway), set to be revealed tomorrow morning to be gifted to the public. As the red packets are removed, the imagery¬†of Jean will be slowly revealed in […]
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On January 26th,¬†James Jean¬†(interviewed) will be celebrating Chinese New Year a little early with the release of the¬†Year of the Monkey print. The signed and numbered time-limited edition will be available¬†available for one hour only, starting at 8:00 AM PST. The price will be $200 and for those interested, you can head over here¬†to Jean’s webstore for more details. Discuss James Jean¬†here.
After working with Apple on promoting the new Apple Pencil and iPad Pro with some amazing digital artwork,¬†James Jean¬†(interviewed) recently revealed a new¬†Year of the Monkey piece to his fans (seen below). With Chinese New Year coming up in about a month, the monkey must have been on his mind as he also collaborated with Beats By Dre on a new similarly themed design for their Solo 2 wireless headphones. For those in Shanghai, Jean will also be making an appearance at the Pudong Apple […]
After a closer look at a mural El Mac recently painted in Phnom Penh, here are now some photos and video of the¬†Igloo Hong Project¬†where other artists including¬†Aryz, Esao Andrews, James Jean¬†joined David Choe as they spread their artistic talents in Cambodia. For more info, you can read more about their trip on Choe’s website as well as his¬†Instagram.
Over the weekend, This Is A Limited Edition released a new collaboration entitled Wave Skull with James Jean¬†(interviewed)¬†featuring a collectors dinner plate & print combo. Each piece is produced in¬†fine bone china with real gold embellishments and comes hand-signed, just like the print. The sets come in an edition of 333 and costs ¬£99.00. Head over here if you want to add it to your collection or perhaps send it to someone in time for Christmas. Discuss James Jean here.
Gifted artist¬†James Jean¬†(interviewed) recently was recruited by Apple to promote their¬†new Pencil stylus which pairs nicely with the newly released iPad Pro. Jean put the novel technology to good use by drawing his amazing imagery directly onto the tablet, which you can see in the images included here. If you have already watched the commercial (below) featuring the new device, you may have already seen what he came up with already. Discuss James Jean¬†here.
Earlier this month, as a part of¬†GEISAI‚ąěinfinity¬†project¬†curated by¬†Takashi Murakami,¬†James Jean¬†(interviewed) opened up a solo show at¬†Kaikai Kiki‚Äôs Hidari Zingaro¬†in Tokyo. Entitled¬†Zugzwang,¬†the new body of work highlighted some of the American artist’s imaginative imagery in a large scale form that mirrored his moleskin sketches that we have come to love. Along with these figurative gems created in a blue hue and accented with red and pink, Jean also contributed a more painterly triptych that dominated the room. Photo credit: Ksn. Discuss this show¬†here.¬†Discuss James Jean¬†here.
Starting November 17th at 8:00 AM PST,¬†James Jean¬†(interviewed) will be offering a new print entitled Adrift on his webstore for 24 hours only. The image is taken from the massive piece he painted for¬†the¬†Masterworks¬†show in Long Beach (covered), which he also used the cover of his new book¬†Pareidolia. The print will be signed and numbered with the image size measuring 18 3/4″ tall √ó 39″ wide and cost $200. If interested, head over here at the appropriate time to add it to your collection. Discuss […]
As a part of¬†GEISAI‚ąěinfinity project¬†curated by¬†Takashi Murakami¬†and¬†Takumi ‚ÄúKasenyan‚ÄĚ Kaseno of the¬†GEISAI Executive Committee,¬†Kaikai Kiki‚Äôs Zingaro galleries in Nakano Broadway, Tokyo will be showing Zugzwang, a solo show by Taiwanese-born artist James Jean. This event set to open on¬†November 7th is the eighth installment of¬†the project that is¬†helping graffiti artists, street artists, and other cross-genre creators from around the world¬†debut and showcase their works in the Japanese capital. Organised as the 8th¬†installment of¬†GEISAI‚ąěinfinity¬†project¬†that’s been running for 14 years, the show from the American artist will feature¬†a […]
Last week,¬†OUTSIDEIN¬†opened at the¬†ArtCenter College of Design¬†in Pasadena with contributions from¬†artists¬†Olivia Bevilacqua, David Flores, Chase, Robbie Conal, Cryptik, Jeanne Detallante, Shepard Fairey, James Jean, Geoff McFetridge, Kenny Scharf, RISK and¬†Jeff Soto. The exhibition was dedicated to the art of¬†graffiti-based mural painting and hence featured murals painted inside as well as outside by the participants. Also included were an exhibition of work you would see in a gallery setting. Photo credit:¬†Birdman Photos.