Coming up on November 7th, James Jean (interviewed) will be opening a solo show in Tokyo at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery. Curated by Takashi Murakami, the exhibition will be entitled Zugzwang, a German chess term that describes when you need to move, but you don’t want to because of the terrible conditions and that fact that it might make things worse. For many of the American artist’s Japanese fans, this may be their first opportunity to see his work in person so make plans to be there if you are in the […]
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For those of you who liked the massive painting James Jean (interviewed) sent to the Masterworks show in Long Beach (covered) and the monster Adrift piece he created earlier this year, you are in luck. The two images have been reproduced on to the double-sided dustjacket that unfolds from his new book Pareidolia. The 288 page publication (available for preorder now) is bilingual (English – Japanese) and will feature old and new works. Those interested in meeting Jean in person and getting their books signed will […]
After painting a mural last month for POW! WOW! Long Beach (covered), James Jean (interviewed) has started work on a new project. Utilizing large panels, the gifted painter looks to be prepping a large installation for friend and chef David Chang’s Momofuku restaurant group. The name can be loosely translated to “lucky peach” which explains why Jean used the peach as his focus for the commissioned works. We’ll be looking forward to updating you on the completed project soon… Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta. Discuss James Jean here.
On August 8th, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up another time-limited print on his webstore entitled Pescados. Each one (image size: 8 ⅜″ tall × 6 ¼″ wide, paper size: 11 ⅜″ tall × 7 ¼″ wide) is signed and numbered and will cost $100. The edition size will be determined by the number of orders in a 48 hour window from 12:01 AM PDT on Saturday, August 8th until 11:59 PM on Sunday, August the 9th. Discuss James Jean here.
Over the weekend, James Jean (interviewed) completed one of his tallest murals yet for POW! WOW! Long Beach (see our coverage here). Painted on the side of the historic Varden Hotel in the heart of downtown, the striking black and white mural was placed next to a wall by Tristan Eaton (more on this later). Take a look at more detailed shots as well as some in-progress pics below… Portrait shots: Jordan Ahern, Instagrafiteoff, Matthew Eaton. Discuss James Jean here.
James Jean (interviewed) recently announced the preorder for his next book entitled Xenograph. Documenting his work from 2010 to 2014, the monograph will pick up where REBUS left off and also features images of his exquisite pen and ink drawings from his sketchbook. Funds raised for the first printing will go toward the cost of self-publishing for the first time, giving Jean more control over the process. The special box edition has already sold out but all pre-orders of the standard edition will contain a newly designed bookplate, signed and numbered, made […]
With the annual event in Hawaii expanding into SXSW this year and Taiwan last year, the POW! WOW! festival will finally hit the west coast on June 21-28. POW! WOW! Long Beach will feature a week of exhibitions, film screenings, talks and of course public murals. Participating in the street art will be Aaron De La Cruz, Benjie Escobar, Cryptik, Fafi, Hueman, James Jean, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Low Bros, Madsteez, Nychos, Push, and Tristan Eaton. See you there! Discuss POW! WOW! Long Beach here.
James Jean (interviewed) appears to be firing on all fronts as of late, working on a full range of projects, often at the same time. Just the ones that have been made public in the last several months already includes the design of a library, prints, murals, publications, art toy design, and apparel. But when it comes down to it, our first love were of course his drawings and paintings, where it all begins. Seen here is a new piece that we had to share, a […]
After introducing you last month to the Psychic Temple project from James Jean (interviewed), we now have an update with some on site photos for you to enjoy. A collaboration between the nomadic Jean and architect Brandon Shigeta, the intriguing undertaking is commissioned by interTrend in Long Beach for their new library. Take a look as he works on installing as well as hand-finishing the bookshelves and come back as we will have a final look for you when it’s completed. Photo credit: Quang Le. Discuss James Jean here.
New week, James Jean (interviewed) will be offering up another beauty of a print on his online webstore. Entitled Horse IV, the timed release will be available 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, March 31st and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on April the 1st with edition size determined by the demand. Sized at 18″ tall × 18″ wide (paper size: 21″ tall × 20″ wide), it will cost you $175 to add it to your collection. Head over here at the appropriate time. Discuss James […]