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Hush For TAO Downtown (New York)

Over the weekend, TAO held a monster party to launch their new location at the Maritime Hotel in Chelsea, their second New York location. Over the course of four weeks leading up to the grand opening, the UK-based Hush’s (interviewed) was asked to create multiple large-scale installations for the  mega-clubrestaurant, essentially guiding the design of the interiors thematically with is his east meats west urban aesthetic and the geisha girls that have populated his works of late. Take a look at photos below from the party, attended […]
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Streets: Banksy – “Better Out Than In” (New York) – Day 1

Bristol’s elusive street artist, Banksy, just launched a website, BanksyNY.com, which is dedicated to a new project he hinted at on his official website some 10 days ago. According to the site, Better Out Than In appears to be a month long street residency during which Banksy will be attempting to host an entire show on the streets of New York. Staying true to his love for working in public, he just revealed his first piece (seen above) painted in Chinatown. Each one apparently will have  toll free number next to it, […]
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Streets: D*Face (New York)

After a show (covered) and some street activity in London back in June, D*Face (interviewed) found time recently for a project in New York. Tasked with creating a mural that represented Premiere League Football showing on television stateside, he produced this stunner in the ever busy Time Square. Take a look at a couple more day time photos below… Discuss D*Face here.
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Previews: “TOME II : Melancholia” @ Last Rites Gallery

Tomorrow night (September 28th), the Last Rites Gallery in New York will continue their support of the dark arts with a new group exhibition. TOME 2: Melancholia is curated by Kasra Ghanbari of the art collective/publisher 44FLOOD, celebrating contributions to the upcoming publication release of the same title. Artists including Rick Berry, Paul Booth (seen above), Vincent, Castiglia, Colin Christian, Lina Hsiao, Erik Jones, Richard A. Kirk, Anita Kunz, Menton3, Soey Milk, Shane Pierce, George Pratt, Dan Quintana, Scott Radke, Guillermo Rigattieri, Tim Roosen, Julia Sh, Bill […]
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Openings: Jeremiah Ketner – “Ideal World” @ myplasticheart

Last month, myplasticheart in New York hosted a solo show from Jeremiah Ketner (interviewed) entitled Ideal World. The new body of work featured the feel good imagery typically seen from the Chicago-based artist painted in bright colors. Ketner’s female and fairy-like characters frolic and play in a tranquil natural world full of flowers, vines, and gardens – certainly one artist’s interpretation of utopia. Discuss Jeremiah Ketner here. Discuss this show here.
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Openings: Barry McGee @ Cheim & Read

Last Thursday, renowned artist and AM favorite Barry McGee made his debut with New York blue chip gallery Cheim & Read. The solo exhibition marked the return of Barry to the Big Apple after an eight year absence. The San Francisco Art Institute alumnus brought along a diverse arsenal of graffiti, folk and op art techniques for this prime showcase of his colorful and bold visual vocabulary. From his classic painted glass bottles to eye-catching clusters to sculptural gems to his immense “boil” installation, this exhibition […]
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Streets: Phlegm (USA)

After participating in couple of street art festivals all over Europe, British muralist and artist Phlegm recently visited the East Coast of US. During his visit, he painted three huge murals, each quite different than the others, but all so recognizable and unique. The first one he did was in collaboration with the Bushwick Collective, on Troutman Street in Brooklyn. This image shows a huge giraffe that birds are using as a hideout from poachers that are catching them. Existing tags on the building were cleverly […]
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Openings: Andrew Schoultz – “New Work” @ Morgan Lehman

A couple weeks ago, the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York welcomed Andrew Schoultz back for his third solo show there simply entitled New Work. Touching on geo-politcal issues through the metaphor of imagery derived from currency, ships, maelstroms, trojan horses, symbols of the illuminati and other common motifs seen in the Mission School artist’s repertoire, the new paintings were set off nicely with a background of bricks and overlapping water features on the walls. Take a look at more photos from the packed opening night below… Discuss Andrew […]
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Upcoming: Barry McGee @ Cheim & Read

Tomorrow night (September 12) in New York, Cheim & Read will be presenting a show from Barry McGee, his first solo with the gallery and in the Big Apple in 8 years. One of the most influential graffiti and street artists from the Bay Area, McGee has “assembled clusters of framed drawings and hand-painted wood panels accompany loose stacks of embellished surfboards, fetish-like wooden objects, and specially-made furniture.” Sounds like this is one of the must attend shows of the year if you are in the area… so […]
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Releases: VNA Issue 23 – Faile Cover Release @ Reed Space

Our friends at Very Nearly Almost (VNA) recently held a release party to celebrate the launch of their latest issue where Brooklyn collective Faile (featured) created a limited edition print by silkscreening their artwork on the cover. Each issue one was also hand signed and featured additional artists such as Morning Breath, Prefab77, Agostino Iacurci, Eelus, Hedof, Michael Sieben, Days, Peque, Vibes to name a few. Held at Reed Space, this packed launch also served as a mini showcase of the artists featured in this issue. Check […]