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Andreas Englund – “Coffee Break” @ Grand Central Station (Stockholm)

Last week at Stockholm’s Grand Central Station, a new mural from Andreas Englund took shape on the second floor. Commissioned by No18, a business hotel opening in May, the piece painted on the 8 x 3 meter wall features a scene which includes one of the superhero characters that the Swedish artist is known for. In this case, he’s taking a breather with a cup of coffee after dispatching some bad guys. Discuss Andreas Englund here.
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Overtime: April 25 – May 1

More stories from the week that ended May 1 (click on bolded words for more information): Guardian has an early look at SFMoMA. Christopher Knight also reviews the new museum. Carolina A. Miranda visits and provides her opinion. Ben Davis explores and analyzes the museum as well. RIP: Abdul Aziz Raiba, who passed away at the age of 94. RIP: Connor Everts, who passed away at the age of 88. RIP: Terry Redlin, who passed away at the age of 78 after battle with dementia. Fire guts New Delhi’s […]
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Updated: solidARTy.org (II)

We recently got an update from solidARTy.org that they are started another round of charity art auctions on their website. The project launched back in November by auctioning artworks donated by artists, galleries and studios, with 100% of the proceeds going to AreYouSyrious.org organization. So far they have raised over €20,000 for the cause and are now continuing their efforts by offering more original and rare, editioned work by world renowned street, urban and contemporary artists. Along with some of the pieces that didn’t sell previously, the […]
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Previews: Andrew Schoultz – “Age of Empire” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 28) in New York, Andrew Schoultz will be opening his latest solo at Joshua Liner Gallery. Entitled Age of Empire, the exhibition will feature painting, work on paper, and a site specific installation all highlighting the Los Angeles-based artist’s chaotic imagery that references the social-political upheaval around the world. Using different mediums as well as some unexpected touches for those unfamiliar with his work like embedded US currency, Schoultz mixes and matches artistic influences that range from graffiti to underground comics to German […]
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Recap: Amy Sol – “Garden Garmine” @ Thinkspace Gallery

Last month, Amy Sol (interviewed) shared her newest body of work with her fans in Los Angeles at Thinkspace Gallery. Entitled Garden Gamine, her delicate scenes of creatures coexisting with her female subjects were rendered for the first time in oils. Take a look at photos below from the opening reception, wile enjoying a more detailed look at the new paintings… Photo credit: Birdman Photos. Discuss Amy Sol here.
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Jeff Soto for Empellón (New York)

Earlier this month, Jeff Soto (interviewed) painted (with the assistance of his brother and sister-in-law) an impressive two-wall mural at Empellón in New York. Invited in by one of his long-time fans and chef Alex Stupak (seen below) to infuse his surreal imagery onto the walls of his West Village outpost, the California native chose to highlight the rooster as well a group of pottery growing imagined plants and succulents. The artwork was part of a remodel of the taqueria is largely symbolic, with themes of family, life and death, and nature. […]
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Overtime: April 18 – April 24

More stories from the week that ended April 24 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Mag visits Vito Schnabel’s apartment. They also tour Adelaide de Menil’s place. RIP: Richard Smith, who passed away at the age of 84. RIP: Huang Zhuan, who passed away at the age of 58 after a battle with cancer. Picasso works among those stolen from the corporate collection of Portigon AG. Wilma “Billie” Tisch realizes after several years that her $1mil. Picasso is missing and being sold in Fl gallery. Bankruptcy […]
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Upcoming: “Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot” @ VPAM

Tomorrow night (April 23) at the Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles, Silent Wonderment: Exploring the World of Giant Robot will open their doors to the public from 7-10 pm. Drawing from the company’s rich history of as one of first to introduce America to Asian popular culture, the exhibition will include works from a select group of artists, a figure display, and a “Zine Habitat” created in collaboration with the Tiny Splendor zine collective. As you can see above, one of the chosen artists is Yoskay Yamamoto (interviewed) who is working […]
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Previews: Luke Chueh – “Damaged Goods” @ Inner State Gallery

Tomorrow night (April 22nd) in Detroit, Luke Chueh (interviewed) will be opening a new show at the  Inner State Gallery. Entitled Damaged Goods, the expansive new exhibition will feature the Los Angeles-based artist’s iconic sad bear as well as his fellow cast of characters in the form of new paintings, hand-painting multiples (seen in the installation above), prints, toys and more. He further states – “For many years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with 1xRUN, and I’ve seen them grow and diversify. For this show, I […]
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Previews: Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori & Matt Dangler – “3” @ beinArt Gallery

After a successful inaugural exhibition (covered), beinArt will be presenting a joint show starting April 30th featuring Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori, and Matt Dangler (interviewed). Entitled 3, the exhibition will include the dark narratives of Mars with work influenced by his experiences with his brother’s mental illness, Hattori’s psychedelic creations, and Dangler’s surreal creatures. Take a look more preview images below…