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Streets: JR (London)

As we mentioned last month, JR (interviewed) is returning to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the capital. The Inside / Out photobooth truck showed up last week and Londoners’ black and white portraits were pasted alongside the Somerset House. Head over yourself between 1pm and 7pm to participate until October 11th. Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss JR here.

Previews: Moniker Art Fair 2013

London’s Moniker Art Fair is opening its fourth year show at the The Old Truman Brewery, in the heart of London’s cultural and creative center – East London. During weekend of October 17th-20th, art lovers will have a chance to see the latest works of  artists often overlooked in other British mainstream art fairs. The fair’s policy on finding and showcasing emerging and established talents from a contemporary art movement this year got pushed even further through a venue-sharing collaboration with London’s leading artist-led fair – The Other Art Fair. With […]
Annie and Dan Baldwin

Openings: Dan Baldwin – “Fragile” @ Gallery 8

British artist Dan Baldwin just opened a new solo show titled Fragile at Gallery 8 (8 Duke Street, London SW1Y 6BN) in London, exploring the concepts of mortality and beauty. The theme of fragility has long been associated with Baldwin’s work, not only in its commentary upon the temporality of life but also in the delicate materials he uses. Encompassing ceramics, silkscreen prints, resin, acrylics, spray paint and found objects, the artist’s mixed media compositions are crafted with precision, resulting in complex and intricate pieces. To coincide with the exhibition, CCA Galleries […]

Previews: John Dolan – “George The Dog, John The Artist” @ Howard Griffin Gallery

Tonight (7pm) at the Howard Griffin Gallery (189-190 Shoreditch High Street) in London, a special show from John Dolan will be opening featuring his drawings and collaborations with many street and graffiti artists. Dolan has been a fixture in Shoreditch, sitting in the same spot for the last three years with his faithful canine companion drawing the changing urban landscape of the area while interacting with many of the artists that create public art in the area. With a 20 year history of homelessness himself, […]

Openings: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

Last night, Lazarides Rathbone in London opened their doors to the new solo show from Know Hope. The Abstract And The Very Real consisted of clusters of paintings and assemblages, often utilizing found objects, that collectively put forth the Tel Aviv-based artist’s ode to the human spirit, manifested in his signature characters, imagery, and motifs. The show runs through August 29th so stop by if you have a chance… Photo credit: Butterfly. Discuss Know Hope here. Discuss this show here.

Jonathan Yeo Paints Damien Hirst

Several months ago, we told you about a big solo show coming up from Jonathan Yeo at the National Portrait Gallery in London. A new image has been released leading up to the opening on September 11th that reveals one of the subjects of Yeo’s contemporary portraiture as Damien Hirst. Wearing a chemical suit and equipped with a gas mask, the artist is sitting in a display case and “it’s not entirely clear if he is making something or whether he is being pickled in one of […]

Upcoming: Know Hope – “The Abstract And The Very Real” @ Lazarides Rathbone

With the private view scheduled for August 1st and the general opening on August 2nd, it’s about time we told you about Know Hope’s newest solo. After an exhibition in Los Angeles last year (covered), the Tel Aviv-based artist is taking another step in his career with a London showing entitled The Abstract And The Very Real at Lazarides Rathbone. The new body of work continues to explore the human condition series of assemblages, paintings, and a site specific installation featuring his signature characters and poetic […]

Openings: Cleon Peterson – ‘There is a War’ @ The Outsiders

Cleon Peterson recently brought his highly stylised and violent imagery to London for his first solo exhibition in the UK. There is a War opened at The Outsiders’ Soho gallery space on Thursday July 4th with a selection of  works from his Brinksman series as well as his wonderful tableaux street scenes so full of multi-dimensional blood drenched villainy. For many at the opening it was the first opportunity to see Cleon’s graphical (and also graphic) work in person, and a chance to absorb his technique over a large body of work. There […]

Videos: Paul Insect & Sweet Toof – ‘Clowning Around’

Two notable London graffiti / street artists, Paul Insect & Sweet Toof have a long history of working collaboratively and jamming out walls together. Their latest collaboration is entitled Clowning Around. Check out the cool stop motion animated video they made of the piece coming together below… Discuss Paul Insect here. Discuss Sweet Toof here.

Ben Eine for Louis Vuitton

Continuing their long history of artists collaborations, Louis Vuitton’s latest project features the letters of Ben Eine. In particular, the Frence fashion house has been working on a series of scarves with street and graffiti artists (also see RETNA, Aiko, Os Gemeos) so the UK-based artist’s alphabet musings are just the latest iteration. Adorned with the words “Louis Vuitton” and “Great Adventures,” a reference to a how Eine feels every time he gets off a plane in a new city, the scarf was sold in […]