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Upcoming: D*Face Show & Book Release @ Stephen Webster (Beverly Hills)

On February 5th (5-8pm), Stephen Webster’s Beverly Hills flagship boutique and gallery will be hosting a new show from D*Face (interviewed) as well as a book signing. For the US launch of The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog, the UK-based street artist will be releasing the standard edition of the monograph as well as a limited edition box set (edition of 50) which will include a six color screen print. The internationally acclaimed British jewelry designer Webster has also designed a limited edition dog tag pendant (more on […]
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Banksy’s “Heart Balloon” Sells for $650K to Coldplay’s Martin

One of the iconic images from Banksy’s historic artist residency on the streets of New York last year was the so called Heart Balloon (later jacked and displayed during Basel Week Miami). A variation on this piece as seen recently as a print for sale on Paddle8, but it has made a more high profile appearance over that weekend in the form of an original on wood that sold at Sean Penn’s Help Haiti Home Gala in Beverly Hills. Bought by Chris Martin from Coldplay with proceeds […]
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Upcoming: “Littletopia” @ LA Art Show

With the LA Art Show starting next week (January 15th – 19th) at the LA Convention Center (South Hall J and K), it’s time to tell you about Littletopia. Curated by Red Truck Gallery, the gathering of galleries for the art fair also includes Sloan Fine Art, Breeze Block, La Luz de Jesus, Last Rites, Roq La Rue, Spoke Art, Thinkspace, and Varnish Fine Art. Stop by if you are in town as you are sure to see some great pieces from artists you have seen […]
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Previews: Bom.K – “Confusions” @ Known Gallery

French graffiti artist Bom.K will be having his first solo show stateside called Confusions at Known Gallery in Los Angeles. Having exhibited with the DMV crew in Spain, Denmark, Australia, UK and following the success of his last solo show in France (covered here), Bom.k is taking the US by storm. Mastering the spray can with an incredible dexterity and intricate details, he depicts a gritty universe with his monstrous yet captivating creatures. Confusions opens on the 11th of January.  
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Showing: Dan Quintana – “Desensitized 13″ @ Copro Gallery

Showing through this Saturday is the joint exhibition from Bian Viveros (featured) & Dan Quintana at Copro Gallery entitled Desensitized 13. We already shared with you the contributions from Viveros here, so now it’s time to take a look at Quintana’s work. Rendered with his delicate touch, his feminine heroines live in a fantasy world inhabited by skeletal creatures while swathed in colors. Also included were several collaborative pieces with Viveros… Discuss Dan Quintana here.  
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Preview: Paco Pomet – “Scapelands” @ Richard Heller Gallery

On January 11th, Spanish artist Paco Pomet will be opening a solo show at the Richard Heller Gallery in Los Angeles. Entitled Scapelands, his second exhibition with the Bergamot Station showspace will feature a range of his works including traditional scenes interjected with text bubbles, surreal visions of human-animal hybrids, as well as plays with perspective. Take a look at more preview images below… Discuss this show here.
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Showing: Brian Viveros – “Desensitized 13″ @ Copro Gallery

Currently showing at the Copro Gallery in Los Angeles is a joint exhibition from Brian Viveros (featured) & Dan Quintana. As fans who attended the SCOPE Art Fair during Art Basel Week in Miami already know, the new body of work features individual efforts as well as collaborative pieces from the two artist who specialize in surreal female figures with fantastical elements. We’ll be bringing you a look at Quintana’s work tomorrow but for now, enjoy Viveros’ contributions consisting of mostly soldout paintings, drawings, and sculptural works. Also available still is a print from both artists […]
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Openings: Vivian Maier – “A Life Discovered : Redux” @ Merry Karnowsky

Over last weekend, the Merry Karnowsky gallery unveiled another exhibition of work from the late Vivian Maier after an initial showing almost a year ago (covered). For those unfamiliar with the amazing story of this gifted photographer whose work may have been lost forever if it wasn’t discovered recently, check out our initial introduction to her here. And for those in the Los Angeles area, you may want to attend the January 11th opening of the show  to enjoy a selection of work taken from over 100,000 photos shot during Maier’s lifetime. […]
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Openings: “Kobe Prelude Experience” @ Nike Vault

Nike Vault at the STAPLES Center recently launched The Kobe Prelude Experience. For eight weeks, they are showcasing Kobe inspired artwork by different artists, and every Saturday they will unveil a new piece. Each piece is tied to a key moment in Kobe’s career. LA-based artist, Allison “Hueman” Torneros, unveiled the first piece in the eight part series the other night. Nike commissioned her to create a surreal piece inspired by his 81 point game. Torneros explains, “I wanted my artwork to portray the energy he […]
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Preview: Brian Viveros & Dan Quintana – “Desensitized 13″ @ Copro Gallery

Those who attended the SCOPE Art Fair during Art Basel Week in Miami will have gotten a preview already of Brian Viveros’ (featured) & Dan Quintana’s joint showing opening tomorrow night at Copro Gallery in Los Angeles. Desensitized 13 reprises their collaborative efforts back in 2010 three years later with new work that will give their fans a chance to see a further refinement and evolution of their style. The surreal femme fatales from Viveros and the fantastical portraiture of Quintana certainly mix well together and will be on display in individual works, sculpture, and collaborative works […]