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Openings: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

With the general opening slated for this Wednesday (April 4th), everything is set and ready for the hordes of fans that will be pouring in when the doors open on the Damien Hirst retrospective at the Tate Modern. To prepare yourself for the spectacle, here are some photos (taken by Happy Famous Artists) from the press preview that reveals a substantial selection of work from the last 25 years of the contemporary art giant’s career. On display are some of his most iconic pieces – the […]

Streets: London’s largest mural by Agents of Change

With the sun shining and scaffolding removed, wraps have come off London’s largest graffiti mural, covering two sides of a six-storey building in King’s Cross. Members of the Agents of Change crew with London based Remi/Rough, Edinburgh’s Steve More, LX.One from Paris, LA-based Augustine Kofie created this colourful geometrical artwork using over 500 litres of spray paint. More pics after the jump…

Preview: Bonhams Urban Art Auction

Tonight in London, the Bonhams Urban Art Auction will be getting underway. With the pieces that are made available for bidding and the results of great interest to collectors out there, all eyes will be on the lots up for sale including many familiar names and some new ones. Of note is the renewed confidence or at least renewed hopes in the Banksy market with no less than 17 works offered up including the first time for Leopard and Barcode (est. £60,000-80,000). See all the […]

Teaser: INSA – “Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection” @ Londonewcastle Project Space

Tomorrow, March 29th, at the Londonewcastle Project Space, a special one night only showing of an installation from INSA will be opening its doors to the public. As you can see from the photos above (by Ian Cox), the experience will prove to be immersive and somewhat disconcerting for the viewer as the walls, ceiling, and floor are wrapped with some of the UK-based artist’s signature imagery. Self Reflection is greater than Self Projection reiterates issues of the female body and commodity fetishism that is often […]

Openings: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black

Last Friday, Ivory & Black in London celebrated their grand opening with a show from New York-based Cheryl Dunn of Beautiful Losers’ fame. The acclaimed filmmaker and photographer has made a career of documenting urban and youth culture spanning a wide expanse of subjects such as skaters, the homeless, musicians, graffiti, artists, and their processes. A large crowd was on hand to check out various photos from her 30 years of shooting as well to a limited edition artist’s book that was released that night. […]

Openings: “Love & Hate” @ StolenSpace

Last month, the StolenSpace Gallery in London hosted a show that opened around Valentine’s Day appropriate to the theme entitled Love & Hate. For the group exhibition, most artists created two works, one for each of the strong emotions that often seems linked hand in hand depending on the situation. Because of the concept behind the showing, the pieces that were presented had an interesting dichotomy that made the exhibition well worth seeing. More photos after the jump by Henrik Haven…

Street Art London

For street art fans who live in London or those who are in town for a visit, you may want to check out a new iPhone app from Street Art London. After downloading, the app allows you to locate street murals and interventions in the area and help you get to the piece you want to see. Take a look here at the rest of the features and if interested, you can download the get it here.

Videos: Cheryl Dunn – “Sometimes the Answer” @ Ivory & Black Soho

This Friday night, March 23rd, the new Ivory & Black Soho gallery will hosting their debut show which will put accomplished filmmaker and photographer Cheryl Dunn’s work on display. Sometimes the Answer will feature photos from the 30 year career of the NY-based Dunn who was one of the subjects of the Beautiful Losers documentary and who has exhibited in the past at the Deitch Projects in New York, The Tate Modern in London, and the Art in the Streets exhibition at the MOCA. The exhibition will […]

Openings: Antony Micallef – “A Little Piece of Me” @ The Outsiders

Last week, Antony Micallef’s (interviewed) show featuring his ongoing Head series opened at The Outsiders in London. The gifted painter put ten examples of his abstract gestural works on display and collectively named the exhibition A Little Piece of Me, an apt term seeing as these works are somewhat self-portraits and an integral part of his work process even when creating his larger works. Take a look at more photos after the jump by Myriam JC Preston…

Preview: Damien Hirst Retrospective @ Tate Modern

After an unprecedented showing at all eleven worldwide Gagosian Gallery locations of his The Complete Spot Paintings 1986–2011 exhibition (all of which we toured), Damien Hirst turns his attention to his next major showing, a mid-career retrospective at the Tate Modern. Things have certainly come full circle for the “love him or hate him” British artist as he had famously stated in the past when asked about an exhibition at the very museum – “No way. Museums are for dead artists. I’d never show my […]